Warriors rest all their best players, get demolished in New Orleans
Welp, went about as well as expected
The Golden State Warriors rested Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson on the second half of their back-to-back; and they got absolutely destroyed. The first quarter deficit was a whopping 16-35 and that’s about the whole story. Too many turnovers, nowhere near enough defense, and a serious lack of star power doomed the Warriors from the start.
Not a lot to take from this one, except a reminder of how good the core of this team really is.
Jordan Poole uncorked for 26 points, but had zero assists or rebounds.
Let’s all put on our best Jean Luc Picard “mild shock” faces on this loss and try to move on, shall we?
Have The NBA Refs Fixed The Game? | BBallBreakdown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mf-wWRWXfU
Coach Nick breaks down the three carries Jordan Poole was called for in the Miami Heat game with Ronnie Nunn, ex head of NBA officials.
tl;dw; the first two were not carries and were probably legal, but were executed in a way that looked like carrying. These calls weren't being made before the NBA decided to target Jordan Poole. The last one was super obvious and the correct call. Additionally, carries since that game have been called at ten times the rate they were being called before that game league-wide.
Looking ahead at the schedule a bit, we have a relatively easy stretch in terms of number and location of games; the next seven games over 13 days, five at home and two on the road, only one back-to-back and it's at home.
Which is good, because the NBA is channeling Jesus in The Big Lebowski as we have another brutal road trip following, this time a "virtual" EIGHT games over fourteen days with two road back-to-backs. Oh yeah, and our home game between the first and second road games of the trip is our lone home date against Boston, so yeah.
Dec 7 - @Utah
Dec 10 - Boston
Dec 13 - @Milwaukee
Dec 14 - @Indiana
Dec 16 - @Philadelphia
Dec 18 - @Toronto
Dec 20 - @New York
Dec 21 - @Brooklyn
The combined record of these teams as of right now is 82 56, or 59.4% - the AVERAGE winning percentage of the eight teams we are going to face. The only team below 0.500 is the Nets at 8-10.
We then have a nice three day break before playing Memphis at home on Christmas. The NBA wouldn't want the Christmas game to have us sitting our top six players, after all /s.