(22-21) Warriors skeleton crew almost pulls out the B2B Memphis upsets, falter at the end

Oh well, they almost pulled that out

Oh well, they almost pulled that out.

Apricot's In-Game Notes

  • This is the dawning of the Age of the Smiley Three, Age of the Smiley Three, SMILEE THREEEEEE

  • MEM trying a new game plan of not throwing away the ball and making every shot. It’s working.

  • Smiley and JV are really going at it physically. Smiley standing up to the punishment so far. But also fouling.

  • Smiley does not seem to know where to be on offense. Messed up the three man split, bumping into Dray instead of setting a pindown

  • Smiley with 3 PF in 4.5 min. But a lot of fight. And he defended the PNR not too badly

  • Smiley covered the pocket pass reasonably well. JW should watch tape.

  • I’m sad that Bazemore’s 110% 3FG% from the left corner has dropped so much. He’s probably shooting an average % in the last few games.

  • GSW providing valuable data on what happens when hustling average talent NBA players drive repeatedly into three men in the paint.

  • Q1.3.40. Warriors have been running this little HORNS loop rescreen play. Our Guy Juanito turned down a very open 3 to drive... but somehow made it a good play

  • OUR GUY JUANITO. He suckered that layup so hard. He read that so hard, he jumped even before the ball left the hand.

  • Honestly, GSW has played fantastic D against JV. Just a bunch of scrappy smalls doubling and denying. Have to hope MEM keeps trying to force it in to JV.

  • Haha that play around Q1.0.10 was I think a very messed up version of The Klay Play. Only down 4... I’ll take it

  • Do we know the NBA record for worst team FG%? If things go bad, we can always shoot for that record

  • Poole has made three straight shots, each 15% harder than the last

  • YES, POOLE SETTING THE BACKSCREEN FOR OUBRE DUNK. Kerr has fully embraced him

  • Two plays in a row. Got two MEM fouls in a row.

  • That Nico play was encouraging. Left open for 3, he takes the Dray screen and makes a tough layup

  • Ted Cruz Jr almost airballs the T. Our T defense is elite

  • Poole ran that PNR with Dray so well

  • I usually think Nico makes the right play, but... that hesi into a drive into two defenders. Gets bailed out with a foul.

  • I guess it’s probably good for Nico to practice looking for his shot, but that’s about three plays in a row I didn’t like that he went shot first

  • MEM unlike every other team in the league so far has no answer for our 2-3 zone

  • Mulder snuck on to the court. I want to believe.

  • *Kisses fingers*. Our Guy Juanito shuts down Ja on a drive... then Poole strips Ja on a drive, then OG Juanito with an exquisite pass out of the post for a Poole and-1

  • Praying we never have a close game come down to WIggins FTs.

  • Very gutsy six quarters in Memphis. Keep waiting for the wheels to fall off, but still enjoying the ride

  • I used up a lot of my favors with God on Andre’s FTs to send Bang Bang into OT

  • Haha I had zero faith at all... I promised God I’d never complain about Andre FTs again if he made those

  • Tbh I get emotionally attached to any player who plays really hard for GSW

  • Smiley with 2 fouls in 4.5 min. An improvement over his 3 fouls in 4.5 in Q1. Five fouls in 9 min playing time, yikes

  • [on the record for fastest foul out] Probably some schlub sent in to Hack-a-Shaq

  • Hold your breath for Dray. A lot of pain.

  • Okay... Dray is playing, whew

  • So many push floaters in this game

  • Q3.3.45. HORNS Flex Cut, a staple for Poole. Threeee

  • JUANITO POR TRES

  • Our Guy Juanito for 3, then a great rebound, then a great cut to a sweet pass from Baze, layup.

  • If MEM doesn't focus, we'll have a R*ndom *ss Ending, and they want no part of that.

  • Great minds think alike. So do disturbed ones.

  • Appreciating the writers of this game... the Juanito steal and fast break pass to Nico for 3, thanks for the fan service... AND AGAIN. Another Juanito steal, fast break pass to Nico for 2. I know it's obvious fan service but not tired of it yet kthx

  • I'm concerned that Dray's leg will have frozen up after sitting

  • We're used to it, but it's amazing how much less Oubre is pressing and hurrying now

  • JUAAAAAAAAAAANITO

  • Q4.5.20. GSW BLOB Elevator play. Have I written about that yet? Also: JUAAAAAAAAAANITO AGAIN FOR THREEEEE

  • Followed by a sweet Juanito block

  • (casually) really? I hadn't noticed

  • This is the definition of a random ending

  • Yeah if Wiggs could have that back, that was time for a timeout.

  • STILL MATHEMATICALLY POSSIBLE

  • Q4.1.30. Interesting wing elevator door play for Poole there.

  • Poole with a fantastic hustle OREB tip, then a 3. STILL MATH POSSIBLE

  • Well, the random ending was Wiggins not calling timeout and giving up a Pick-2, and then Juanito getting beat on a little backdoor cut on the BLOB

  • okay okay, not math possible any longer. They fought hard.