Warriors score 11 in 4th quarter, still manage to beat the Jazz
Some gritty performances, and a touch of bench redemption?
What a game! It’s been a bit of a theme lately, as the short-handed Golden State Warriors took on another short-handed team (the Utah Jazz). But with some gritty, gritty play down the stretch, the Warriors managed to snatch a victory despite a tough showing from the Jazz.
Stephen Curry’s cold streak continues (but much of it is because he’s weirdly missing his open threes). He was 1 of 13 from deep tonight and 5 of 20 overall but it just allowed from some key bench contributors to step up. Golden State got needed double-digit scoring nights from Jordan Poole, Damion Lee, Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney, and Otto Porter.
The last quarter devolved in a 90’s era NBA game as both teams checked to see who was colder. Credit a bunch of tough Warriors defense on this, but the Jazz shot laughably bad as a team tonight.
For me though, this right here was the play of the game. Maybe it’s the writer’s chat poisoning me, but I just extra love it when people cook Rudy Gobert. On this play, Poole realizes he’s switched and Gobert is covering him, so like a kid running to their favorite spot on the playground, he runs Gobert up to the top, and then shakes him loose a bit before getting himself a nice, wide open three.
As always, please go nuts with over-reactions. The DNHQ team will be back in the morning to help make it all make sense.
Well, the team looked pretty active on D, moving with a little more intention and crispness overall throughout the game. That was 3 games in 4 days, so it looks like the Curry buzzer beater injected a bit of much needed energy. Is everyone still adamant that Klay starts? With Green on the shelf, it seems like Poole scoring 20 is a pretty important ingredient to winning. So is it that important for Klay to play with Curry-Wiggs-Green-Loon when Green isn't here yet? With no Green and Klay rehabbing, safe to say if Poole scores 5 points we're gonna lose, if he scores 20, better chance we win. For whatever reason, Poole seems to find his mojo when he's in the starting group easier than coming off the bench. I'm just saying, as long as Green is on the shelf and Klay his still building up his stamina and overall game, I think I would do what I can to ensure I'm getting a good game out of Poole and if that means starting him (for now), then so be it. What is the rush to move him to the bench when we are missing 2 starters (Green and yes - Wiseman) and 1 starter is returning from 2 career ending injuries? Is it wrong to bend a little to get more out of your players? They did it for H Barnes and I am only talking about the short term. I'll take your answer off the air. Jumping in the van for an 8 hour drive to Joshua Tree. Whoopty-Do.
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