Game 31. CHA 102, GSW 100. We are all dumber for having watched that ending. May God have mercy on our souls.

Other than that, great game.

If you don’t know what happened, save yourself now. Just move on to the next game.

In-Game Writing

  • Wiggs trying to be PG. Every play is drive and kick right now.

  • D leaning into the “24 seconds of hell” plan. O continues to be no set plays, just improv drive and kick to 3s.

  • CHA missing a ton of 3s. Feels like doom may come if they start hitting normally

  • Since the timeout, GSW O is now entry to Dray post, split cuts. Working worse.

  • Defense starting to slack a bit, Kerr calls timeout

  • Today’s team is basically 2019-20 Warriors, so either this will be a blowout or a thrilling ending where at the last second GSW loses in the dumbest way possible. [FORESHADOWING]

  • I think GSW best shot at O today is just simple Wiggins running PNR in half court.

  • Also, I don’t think G-Leaguers can go in and out of the G-Bubble

  • Steph warmed up and was pulled right before tipoff

  • Paschall has worked hard to pass out on drives, gotta give him credit. Sure that was to a contested hand grenade 3 for D Lee, but he hit it, so we’re cool

  • Warriors on track to lose 96-60.

  • Have the feeling there is more to the story

  • Light years, baby. We play our second unit on the FIRST unit, and then for second unit, we play, well, the second unit again.

  • Our main hope is that CHA thinks they have this game in the bag and keeps handing us these lazy turnovers. Then CHA go up double digits but never extend the lead, then GSW has one big counterpunch in the 4th that brings it to a Random Ending. Then GSW loses on some crap like not being able to inbound the ball.

  • WanaWiggins!!

  • CHA has played like buttocks this Q2

  • Appreciate CHA for turning the ball over on ten consecutive possessions... giving us the lead barely

  • Definitely our only chance to win is if the game stays a gunkfest. So this is good.

  • Wow, two OREBS to a 3. And then that CHA guy boxes out Oubre, no really, he BOXES him out with a straight punch.

  • Wana has done a great job getting to the rim and slowing down (like Steph) to get bumped from behind. Except he isn’t getting the foul call or hitting the layup..

  • Surprisingly, the GSW interior defense has been excellent Q2.

  • [On GSW having bad 3P D stats, but great paint D stats] 3P D has def been bad. I would not have described our rim protection as elite. I don’t know what the stats are...

  • Interesting... I think Dray and Juanito have played really well in post defense, but against a good big... Like Vucevic backed everyone down and put them in the garbage.

  • But actually, to think about it more, the D often sold out on Vuc giving up open 3s. And a lot of open 3s come from overhelping off the corners due to penetration and uncertain rim protection.

  • So in fact, iffy rim protection can show up as bad 3P defense on the stat sheet

  • NEVER TELL ME THE ODDS

  • So... what do you reckon... maybe a 25% chance GSW can pull off an upset?

  • I find it impossible to believe Dray’s non-start in Q3 was done without Dray’s input

  • Draymond has had that knee issue, so maybe he’s feeling sore and they are rationing his minutes carefully this game

  • Dray just came out of the locker room. I swear, Dubs, how hard would it be to get a wheelchair with a fake cast and blanket for drama

  • JUANITO POR TRES. I keep expecting his 3 to fall off. It hasn’t.

  • Our Guy Juanito guarding Zeller. Not an easy cover, but compared to Vucevic it’s doable

  • yeesh, Draymond had an open lane to a layup (I know, don’t start) and passed out of it. Bailed out with a foul

  • Q3.5.05. Interesting... I’ve been wondering if that HORNS set was pre-scripted. But there Wanamaker tried entering it to left elbow, that was overplayed by D, so Wana entered to right elbow.

  • You grinch, even I gave GSW a 25% chance to win

  • LaMelo has been kind of invisible this game. I guess a combo of foul trouble plus not featuring him in any plays. Wouldn’t LaMelo-big PNR just kill us? Is CHA playing with their food?

  • Bazemore... missed... from the left corner????? My world is collapsing, black is white, dogs and cats living together in peace...

  • Ooooo, I think Oubre made an adjustment there. He usually likes to go up for the dunk fast with the left hand, this time I *think* he switched to the right to avoid the instant block, and drew the foul

  • LaMelo just ran by Oubre on D. I wonder if KO takes that personally

  • Amazing what happens when we get 9 more shots than them

  • Sorry, we are out of that. Do you still want the fries and shake

  • Uh oh, CHA starting to run LaMelo PNR

  • Seriously appreciating all the unforced errors from CHA

  • I really appreciate CHA running all this motion O with perimeter passing. The strength of our D is stripping dribbles and getting in the passing lanes.

  • I really think if they run small-big PNR, the big rolls to the paint, D collapses, open 3s for CHA.

  • Plenty of time to blow this in some horrible way. I’ve seen this movie repeatedly in 2019-20

  • What? I have no memories of last night, just beautiful images of the seaside

  • I don’t know... CHA is really playing like two buttocks right now. If they ever stop, then we are doomed

  • Okay CHA going full PNR. And we are SO lucky that wasn’t a 4 point play against us

  • Okay yes we are in full RANDOM ENDING territory. GSW can’t shoot 3s without driving, please please

  • Wiggs isos up top. Wanamaker says, No Andrew, that’s not the Kerr Way. AW throws him the ball, Brad enters to Paschall to trigger a split cut. EP immediately smashes into his man. Gets a foul.

  • OOOOOOOOOOOOOO bray

  • Wow, that Rozier 3. And Oubre again fouls the 3 point shooter, no call.

  • OMG this is too random for my heart.

  • Wiggs with a horrible 3, Dray with a huge OREB. Wana gets tied up(!?!)

  • I was fully prepared for a dumb ending, but this is surpassing my expectations

  • Well.

  • At the start of the game, I posted this: Today’s team is basically 2019-20 Warriors, so either this will be a blowout or a thrilling ending where at the last second GSW loses in the dumbest way possible.

  • And yet even I was not prepared for how idiotic that ending was.