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post #26041 of 27247

Why are Warriors allowed to call themselves Golden State which is kind of magical fairy land?. Shouldn't they be called Oakland Warriors as any other team would be called in their place?

 

Warriors in 5, btw 

post #26042 of 27247
Win one for the oakLAND
post #26043 of 27247
Let's see how these match ups play out.

Warriors will seek out the Kyrie/Love PnR all series long. Cavs responded by putting Love on Bogut, so Dubs run guard/Bogut PnR instead of Curry/Draymond.

LeBron is killing it on the right baseline...
post #26044 of 27247
Ok, fuck these weird hybrid NBA/Ghostbusters/network commercials. Stupid AF and only going to het more grating as the series gors on.
post #26045 of 27247
Kenny Mauer taking one for the team.
post #26046 of 27247

I'm impressed that the Cavs stars have been hustling on the court. It's really nice to watch.

post #26047 of 27247
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Ok, fuck these weird hybrid NBA/Ghostbusters/network commercials. Stupid AF and only going to het more grating as the series gors on.

All i noticed was Kobe's secretary.
post #26048 of 27247
Smelling a sweep
post #26049 of 27247
Fucking daggers from Curry and Thompson at 2.5 minute mark.
post #26050 of 27247
livingston is so lit

curry and klay have off nights and dubs still win by double figures


cavs hustling real hard tho on every single possession. really like that
post #26051 of 27247
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cavs hustling real hard tho on every single possession. really like that

Any generic inference you'd like to draw from that and share? Perhaps something with keywords such as 50/50 ball, rim protection, or an observation about rotations that would garner general agreement from everyone?

If you want to take a risk, mention JR Smith. If you really want to lay it out there, an analogy about 3 point shooting might even get a response.
post #26052 of 27247
Cavs don't have nearly the athleticism of the Thunder and that's really what gave the Ws trouble in the WCF. Really showed up in the bench matchups tonight obviously but saw it with starters too. Basically they have Bron, Kyrie, Thompson and a bunch of stiffs, a few of whom can hit open shots like Love, Smith and Frye.

Other than Bron, Cleveland doesn't have any two way players and Thompson, Delle and Shumpert are about the only other above average defensive players.

Warriors have a pretty athletic bench between Iggy, Livingston and Barbosa. Even Ezeli looks good compared to Cleveland's bigs.

Kyrie and Bron missed some shots but were a handful to defend and I expect them to continue to score well. Also don't expect Steph and Klay to miss so many open threes.

I won't be surprised if Cleveland turns it around and figured out a way to free up their spot up shooters for 3s and if Love, Smith and Frye get hot anything can happen.

I don't have a prediction because performance in high pressure situations can be unpredictable but I like what I saw tonight obviously.
post #26053 of 27247
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Any generic inference you'd like to draw from that and share? Perhaps something with keywords such as 50/50 ball, rim protection, or an observation about rotations that would garner general agreement from everyone?

If you want to take a risk, mention JR Smith. If you really want to lay it out there, an analogy about 3 point shooting might even get a response.

Why you so butt hurt? I thought you were used to getting shit on for your borderline actually retarded remarks? Would've imagined a thicker skin by now
post #26054 of 27247
Offensively against OKC, the Dubs didn't have any mismatches to exploit. OKC was just too athletic and long.

Against the Cavs, there's a bunch. And vice versa, as the Cavs are also present offensive challenges. But the Dubs have better advantages.

Livingston broke open because he's not dealing with Waiters and Roberson anymore. Everyone on the planet attacks the Kyrie/Love PnR. Too many minus defenders on the Cavs.
post #26055 of 27247
there was that 3rd quarter where the Cavs were trading big buckets against the Warriors. Kevin Love was getting rebounds and scoring. Then they played Tristan and Love and it actually worked for little bit! That was super exciting!
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