He did great against Curry. Curry isn't athletic enough that Delly can't stay with him, so until Delly was hospitalized with dehydration from playing 40+ minutes per game, he did really well defending him.
There is a reason Iguodala was the MVP of the series. Curry SOMETIMES can fade when he is handled physically, like we saw in the 4th quarter of their last game.
If the Cavs don't sustain injuries, I like their chance to beat anyone. As deep and talented as anyone with the best player in the world who can dominate the game on either side of the ball.
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These are quality internet words.
Now ahead 133, but over a different guy.
I don't think Curry is completely healthy. He's landing on his "good" leg on all his jumpers. He's not getting much lift off the court, and he is relatively ineffective driving. The Thunder are switching their bigs onto him and staying up into him daring him to drive. There was a play where Enes Kanter was out there reaching in on Steph on the 3 point line and Steph just gave up the ball... When do you ever see that?
Golden State won't die easy if they die at all, but there are some worrisome signs. And the Thunder missed a lot of shots they typically make too.
Are the Golden State fans (est. 2015) that post here sad?
Series far from over, but it's a great sign for OKC that Golden State was forced to matchup with their big lineup. They usually dictate the matchups themselves.
And KD and Westbrook combined to shoot 17/51 (33%) and still got the road win at Oracle. They're now finishing games on offense and defense, and that makes them a pretty scary team.
20 vote lead
Good point about the Raptors being tired. Since April 29, they've played a game every other day, and this entire series will be played with only one day of rest between games. Had they won it in 6, there would have been 3 days off in between games 2 and 3 which would have greatly benefited them.
Raptors win G3, Cavs close out at home this time in G5.
Not Game 2... Ginobili should've been whistled for stepping out of bounds and the Dion foul shouldn't have happened.
Game 5 sure, the foul should've been called sooner, but SA still would have needed to hit a 3 to tie it (assuming Russ hits both FTs).
Luckily for them.
Starters would be pretty straight up except maybe you put Love on Bogut and Tristan on Draymond.
It gets fun when the teams go small. Now that the Cavs have (hopefully) Kyrie and Kevin healthy, they can match up better. And the new additions of RJ and Channing Frye can play in a small ball lineup as well.
Warriors small ball "lineup of death" is the following:
The Cavs can try to match with a number of combinations... Their 1-3 could be any three of Kyrie/Delly/JR/Shump, the 4 would be LeBron, and the 5 would be Love/Frye/Thompson. Or you go really small and use Jefferson as the 4 and LeBron as the 5.
There are a ton of options on both rosters and it's going to be fun to see how it plays out. I hope both teams make the finals and are healthy, and hopefully the Cavs get it done this time. They are being slept on for sure.
Thunder lost all 3 against GS, 2 of them were at Oracle. The one in OKC was a loss in overtime when Curry hit 12 threes. But regular season doesn't matter...
OKC's big problem in the regular season was blown 4th quarter leads, but against the allegedly best coached team in the league they consistently finished in close games and won 4 out of 5 against the supposed 2nd best team in the NBA after losing by 30+.
Should be a fun series. OKC probably makes too many mental mistakes and turns the ball over too much to beat GS, but hopefully they win a couple games.
I like the matchup for Stipe. Faster, better cardio, better boxing. As long as he keeps it standing, I like his chances.
Sucks about the Silva/Hall fight being cancelled, but it's still a nice card.
He did say this THREAD. Not this website.
It's just a little cringe-worthy to read your posts (MOD EDIT - please review our commenting policy) about his accomplishments as if they are your accomplishments... Know what I mean?
Are you his mom?
They are only a little bit worse without him.
I think he's the second most valuable player on his own team. Draymond makes that thing work...
Props to him, but I still don't think they win the title this season.