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Well, the Kings made it competitive, but the Nuggets managed to muster enough energy to close out the game with a win in the end. Nuggets beat the Kings 106-100 with four of the Nuggets starters playing 30-35 minutes each.

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It's a close game in Sacramento now. I think fatigue is starting to get to the Nuggets; each of the starters have played 20-27 minutes, and the Nuggets shooting went down from 55% to 50%.

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Hot take: Minny might pass Denver or Dallas

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Jokic needs 5 more assists for a triple-double. I guess Nuggets decided to play him tonight so that he can get another triple-double.

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Knicks beat the Mavericks 107-77. Looks like Knicks are on a roll right now. They beat the Clippers, the Kings, and now the Mavericks by a lot. Their next opponent are the Grizzlies on Friday.

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Knicks up 105-75 on the Mavs, wtf?

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Lakers lose to the Rockets in overtime 139-130.

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Nuggets aren't playing Jeff Green, Bones Hyland, and Will Barton tonight against the Nuggets. Jokic is playing, however.

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Biggest takeaway for me from this game was Attack Wiggins showed up (on the boards, among other places). Some of the other guys who'd been struggling, like Bjelica and to a lesser extent Poole, also made some good contributions.

There were so many killer passes this game. Bjelica was hitting cutters with pinpoint accuracy. Moody and Kuminga showed their BBIQ is above rookie level by quickly and brilliantly choosing between finishing the job themselves or dumping it off to a friend depending on how the defense reacts.

Klay still looks a little off. He's still missing short a lot. And his defense might be a step slower than it used to be. His instincts are still good though.

Biggest difference-maker on defense though was (not) fouling. Two games ago, every time one of the Mavs made a threatening drive they got free throws, a basket, or both. This game, whether due to different referees, different mindset, or what, the Dubs were able to contest without getting whistled, and let the Clippers miss. Which they did, a lot.

Still feels a little dicey; if LAC makes a few more of those layups, the game gets uncomfortably close down the stretch and then who knows where it goes? But while we're buying time for Draymond to return, this'll do.

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Two big elements, Steph & Klay, no longer splashing. Splashing used to be defined as clutch perimeter shooting when talking about the Bros. Curry is in the deepest slump in his career. It's not just a matter of scoring points, it's his efficiency and 3 ball that is really in question. Klay's efficiency is off the charts but in a southerly direction, and I think the worst on the team. Splash Bros are not splashing. Sure, they still contribute and we need them, but we need to make some changes to the rotation. Kerr has not figured this out, yet. We just beat a team that is without both of their superstar scorers and defenders like we should have. Let's see this team beat Denver tomorrow with the same domination they displayed against the Clipps. We are getting a lot of help from our friends, teams like Dallas and Utah, that have faltered a bit and cushioned our fall from grace. And, Phoenix, while dropping more games recently, have been untouched as the best of the West. We'll have to grin and bear it while we wait for St. Draymond.

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I just rewatched the game and IMHO, Wiggins had a great defensive game last night. His offense was just OK, but effort he was giving on defense was better than anyone (other than maybe Looney). His ability to get a hand in the face of jump shooters without fouling is underappreciated.

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Mar 10, 2022·edited Mar 10, 2022

Steph told Klay “You’re Klay Thompson. Don’t ever forget that.”

Maybe he should’ve added, “…but how about being Joe Harris for the time being?”

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Injured and not playing?

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Anyone know how to watch Santa Cruz Warriors game if we’re not local?

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Doesn't it stream for free on the G League website?

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Ok but seriously guys how the hell did we build a roster that’s capable of winning a championship while having not only 1 but FOUR young building blocks for the future…

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Mar 10, 2022·edited Mar 10, 2022

It’s easy when you’re WASTING CURRY’S PRIME!

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Yes!

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Lightyears!

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I loved their positive vibes last night and the way they kept the Clippers out of any sort of rhythm before putting the game away, though when you’ve lost enough games in a row sometimes the other guys shots just don’t fall while yours do, will need to see them play the Bucks tough before believing in a turnaround

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Obviously things could go out of sorts again, but I was encouraged by the flow that the young guys were getting while playing with the veterans. That needs to become the norm for us to succeed in the future, even as we lean more on the StephKlayDray monster in the playoffs.

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Yo... Wiseman lacing it up TOMORROW. Are we finally going to see more ball from this kid and be able to move past all our speculation? He'll have a bunch of growing pains, of course, what with not having any real NBA reps in almost a year... but we should be able to assess some of what he's picked up over the 11 months of sitting out, right?

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I just want to see simple things.

How can he react on defense, has he developed post moves, how does he handle adversity? Can he make a block on one end, save it from going out of bounds, lead a fast break, look off a defender, do a step back three and turn around before it goes through the net... simple things.

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…and dunk from half court.

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I just want to see if he can block a layup 94 feet for a swished 3 pointer.

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Mar 9, 2022·edited Mar 9, 2022

The key is to have low expectations - like those.

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Honestly, the main thing to watch for is that Wiseman can do basketball activities through the rest of the season without getting hurt.

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Mar 9, 2022Liked by Eric Apricot

My takeaways from seeing the game live:

You knew the Warriors were serious about winning this one when Jackie Moon took the court, and then they played their best non-Iguodala 3 man lineup. Poole, Klay, & Steph started out struggling as the Clippers went at Moody for a 3, a 2, and 3 free throws in quick succession. Once Moody got pulled, the Warriors stomped the Clippers with Steph, Poole, Klay, Wiggins, & Looney. Glad to see the coaches are willing to play their best lineups when forced to with a limited roster to end a 4 game losing streak.

Main thought of the game: Klay is a much better 3 than point guard. As a playmaking shooting three, he’s really good. As an initiator, he can over dribble and nobody else touches the ball.

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I think I was noticing that they were having Poole initiate a lot with that Steph/Klay/Poole line up. Was it just me?

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Truth. And there were wide open shots to be had all over the floor.

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So, "Poole+Spacing" >>> "Poole-Spacing"? I dunno... I'm getting super excited for the Steph/Klay/Poole/Dray lineups... add Wiggs for weak side spacing & POA defense, Loon for interior defense, Kuminga for dunks, Bjelica for playmaking, Andre for maturity, Wiseman for ???

Yes, it's a bit light defensively, but they're gonna carve people up.

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Wiseman for even more dunks!

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Taking some of the pressure off Steph in that regard is a good idea, especially with Dray coming back.

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I also think Klay is dribbling too much. Yesterday it looked like the Warriors were making a point to give Klay touches and let him take more shots to shoot his way out of his current funk but too many of those touches were off-the-dribble jumpers. They need to go back to using him as a deadly off-ball threat and then only have him dribble if it's one of his mid-range Kobe iso fadeaways that he's been working on and onlyto finish possessions not to initiate them.

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Again, so much of this has to do with Dray. Soooooon...

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One of those memory wipes worked too well. We didn't lose to the burning dumpster fire Lakers team did we? That wasn't real. Was it???

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Lebron season high - Laker high! - of 56 points. I can't forget the burn.

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OT: do our under the drinking age players really do not drink? Not even after they won the Championship? Seems so strange from a country where beer is considered a nutrient… (beer and wine/champagne at 16, the rest at 18 yrs)

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Mar 9, 2022·edited Mar 9, 2022

They would be rare 19 year olds if that's the case. That said, I would be happy for it. I don't think there's a ton of upside to their drinking and plenty of downside risk. Even hall of famer Chris Mullin almost ruined his career and his life with alcohol. I'd be just fine if they /never/ touch the stuff.

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Lots of us have...

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Beer/wine being considered a nutrient is just as weird lol

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Not really. At a point in history beer helped keep people alive. Safer then water and a strong ale has about the same nutrition as a whole loaf of bread.

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Bread is primarily calories and carbs, no? And clean safe drinking water is prevalent almost everywhere in the world now.

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Qin was referring to a point in history. Not in a modern 1st world country with so much excess that we have to /avoid/ calories.

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Clean safe drinking water is not everywhere, I don’t know the figure but I think a shockingly high percentage of humans don’t have access to clean water (I want to say 10-20%, maybe)

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Both true and irrelevant. Calories are life.

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Calories are life if you don't have enough, but if you have too much they are no longer life

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liquid bread

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