We solaced ourselves by saying the Warriors had no Klay or Lee, but it was the 26 turnovers (10 by Curry) that did the Warriors in. Back end of a back to back
2. San Antonio
19 turnovers for the Warriors vs. just 9 for the reigning Champs
No Bogut or Lee. Curry went 1-10 from three.
4. @Lakers & 5. @ Clips
No Bogut or Iguodala
No Bogut or Lee. Draymond & Iguodala went 1-9 from three. OT loss
The Warriors let the Jazz dominate the boards for some reason (Bogut, Draymond, and Barnes all looked tired in the thin air)
The Hawks hit 15-27 threes. And hit 33 free throws to the Warriors’ 10.
Curry & Klay went 10-30.
Klay went 3-17. Back end of a back to back
The Warriors sat 5 of their top 7 players.
(I write to David, as I’m watching the game the next morning:
This first quarter was brutal. Talk about statement games. What the Dubs did to Memphis, the Spurs did to the Dubs. Clearly, Draymond was rusty. Klay struggling in 1st Q. Kawhi is absolutely insane. 11 pts, 3 steals, 3 reb, 2 ast in first 8.5 minutes of game. Insane.
Can’t wait for these playoffs.
You could tell that they were pressing and that the Spurs were ready to take full advantage of that. Felt bad for Bogut because he couldn’t go out on Duncan without leaving the paint empty. As bad as it was it would have been worse with Tiago in there. Duncan looks good, Leonard is a monster, San Antonio are the champs. Would like to think that they watch the video from that game every time the Dubs have an easy win as a reminder of what they ascribe to do, be. The Spurs are the blueprint for success in modern sports.
Since then, the Warriors dropped a 103-100 heart-breaker (loss #15) to the Pelicans in New Orleans.
Ridiculous point differential: +10.1 points per game.
Reminds me of the 2007-08 Celtics, who finished 66-16.
Let the playoffs begin…