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15 Apr 2019 09:38

Houston put the Jazz to the sword and looked very good doing it.
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16 Apr 2019 10:52

Warriors throwing away a 31 point lead. WTF?
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16 Apr 2019 12:36

gregrowlerson wrote:Warriors throwing away a 31 point lead. WTF?

...get up by 31, relax, lose...
...get down by 31, keep fighting, win...
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16 Apr 2019 18:00

gregrowlerson wrote:Warriors throwing away a 31 point lead. WTF?


When they lose it's often by large amounts. I think Kerr sees that his team is not into it early and occasionally he just sits and lets them figure it out on their own instead of calling a timeout. Sometimes they work through it but on occasion they don't. Phil Jackson used to do the same with the Bulls. I think Kerr (and Jackson) uses it as a learning exercise for his players. In this case their leader wasn't there, on the court at the time, to steady the ship. Last night he sat Curry with 4 fouls in the 3rd with the Warriors up big, and that was the beginning of the collapse.
Durant seemed to not have his head in the game with 9 turnovers, one more than the number of shots he took, and he eventually fouled out. That would be the first two games of his team's playoff season that he didn't even make it to the end of regulation. I'm more concerned by Durant's seemingly casual, passive-aggressive play than this loss.
Also the loss of Cousins is also a problem as he was to be the counter to Houston's Cliff Capela at center. Luckily they brought on Bogut at season's end, an acquisition that will lessen the pain of potentially having lost Cousins for the remainder of the playoffs.
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17 Apr 2019 02:10

Beverley getting up Durant's nose and it seems to be working. Biggest turnaround in NBA playoff history. Kerr won't be happy about that.
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17 Apr 2019 11:11

movingtarget wrote:Beverley getting up Durant's nose and it seems to be working. Biggest turnaround in NBA playoff history. Kerr won't be happy about that.


Also I just remembered that Durant was thrown out of their final regular season game also. Last three games he hasn't found it within himself to make it to the end of regulation. He's checked himself out mentally. He's also not made any media appearances in at least 2 weeks primarily because of his inability to handle questions asked about his upcoming free agency and most recently of course, his behavior on the court that effects his play. He is a major disappointment in how he deals with the media and his lack of mental toughness.
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17 Apr 2019 21:06

Angliru wrote:
movingtarget wrote:Beverley getting up Durant's nose and it seems to be working. Biggest turnaround in NBA playoff history. Kerr won't be happy about that.


Also I just remembered that Durant was thrown out of their final regular season game also. Last three games he hasn't found it within himself to make it to the end of regulation. He's checked himself out mentally. He's also not made any media appearances in at least 2 weeks primarily because of his inability to handle questions asked about his upcoming free agency and most recently of course, his behavior on the court that effects his play. He is a major disappointment in how he deals with the media and his lack of mental toughness.


It seems that the referees are unhappy with the verbal abuse they have been taking from certain Warriors players this season. Maybe a touch of arrogance. Not surprisingly the Clippers players are being allowed to be more aggressive in this series than probably usual. Durant for one has had a poor record all season with the refs.
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Durant seemed to be OK last night. :D
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