Game 32. GSW 114, NYK 106. A good solid ending for the Rusty Full Squad

It was never in doubt, except for the whole last quarter

Nice to have the Rusty Full Squad back!

Apricot's In-Game Notes

  • Q1.9:30. GSW throwing in a new option in HORNS. An old fashioned top going to down screen for a corner.

  • Curry Curry

  • Q1.7.30. Looney and Dray mess up a switch at the top. 6.50. Draymond launches the ball and his backpack for a nice open 3

  • Q1.5.47. Steph has quietly been playing High Tag D on any PNR trying to switch him. Most teams can’t figure out that gimmick D. Again at 5:35. I wrote extensively at https://www.letsgowarriors.com/p/the-new-way-stephen-curry-defends

  • Bazemore from the left corner. He had a mini slump and his 3P% from there dropped below 100%. Now back up to 103% Wiseman back and missed Steph cutting... will take time to get over his tunnel vision

  • GSW runs stagger screen twice. Wiseman lets a loose ball drift by his head. Almost lets another go, touches it. Bazemore left corner 3p% up to 107%. Dray looking to score, get all the haters off his back for a day

  • Good memory. I’ve done a bunch of E1Ps as it keeps on popping up

  • Wiseman dunk off another HORNS wrinkle Q1.2:00. Next play, Steph throws a lob to Wiseman nearly off the roof, GREAT catch, power dunk. A lot of therapy in that dunk.

  • Wiseman completely loses his man on a PNR for a dunk. Steph banks a 3 in... sorry Steph, even you the GOAT shooter have to call bank first

  • That Quickley 3PT form is odd. He also throws his head back on the least bit of contact. I hate that. Bazemore left corner 3P% up to 114%. Right corner 3P% probably 25%. Nice that EP is looking to playmake, but someone yells “Look at the basket E” and he realizes he’s covered by Quick and gets the And-1

  • Q2.7.23.... I *think* that was the long loop play I don’t like except Oubre didn’t know it was coming, so the loop was extra extra long

  • He used those points to upgrade his dunk package

  • Okay, I think we’ve discovered playing small ball against Noel is incorrect

  • The Rose-Thibs chemistry is real I guess

  • Wiseman having some decent rim protection and then spun in a hypnotic layup

  • $(%*&#$. Wiggs misses Wiseman for a dunk, Steph with a tough (but catchable?) pass to JW, turnover

  • Lots of mini games here. Dray seems to be freelancing off Noel (I think) which is a pretty daring plan. And it’s working like gangbusters. That Steph 3 while running full speed to the arc then jumping straight up... that defied biomechanics

  • After the time out, Looney ignores Noel screening at the arc. How long can they keep this gimmick D up?

  • Q3.9.40. Hmm, Steph runs the Iverson cut for the first time that I remember. Clunky play though

  • Ahhh, the three man split, Steph brings 2 defenders, Oubre cuts for a dunk

  • Oubre either had a poor putback or a GREAT attempt to destroy the shot clock

  • Q3.5.20. Running plays for Wiseman. That was a curl drop off that Klay used to run. Wistful stare, misty eyes

  • That Knick steal looked clean... I think it was a makeup call from Steph getting bumped right before. Refs do try average out these fractional fouls, for better or worse

  • That was not a great foul from Steph, but I can’t remember the last reaching foul he’s gotten

  • Now I am relatively tolerant of Fitz... not a fan, but not calling for his head. But... BIG JIM = CANCEL FITZ

  • Man if I were the Knicks I would so SO TILTED from that... outstanding read of Dray’s short roll kick out... right to a Steph 3.

  • Hahaha. Steph runs the Klay curl EOQ play, NYK jumps all over that cliche, Wiseman takes the slip option for a rather delicate layup. Analyzed at https://www.letsgowarriors.com/p/subs-only-explain-one-play-steph-9aa

  • GSW daring Gibson to run the PNR short roll right. I.— I—. Baze air balled a left corner 3. Put him in the concussion protocol immediately

  • Looney and Wiggs run into each other on the SLOB (sideline out of bounds). Not encouraging.

  • Kerr says (basically) Paschall has to play 4 to stay in the league. So he’s going to play him at 4 instead of gimmick small 5

  • Ok... I mentioned the collision on the last SLOB. This one ends in a mess.

  • Steph back early please? He had extra rest in Q2....

  • YES HE IS

  • That Steph behind the back pass definitely suggests a certain guy is in a certain f around mode

  • oooh, very nice punish of NYK trapping Steph at the top of the key.

  • Wiggins runs into Steph on Head Tap. Steph was definitely supposed to be screening for Wiggs there, but I think Wiggs thought Steph was screening to the right, and AW tried (like he usually does) to reject the screen. But no, Steph screens left, and whammo NYK euro-fouls Steph after he throws the ball into the stands but before it goes out... couldn’t have happened to a nicer cheap basketball move

  • Sorry, we only have random endings left in stock. Please accept these free fries as an apology

  • Sorry everyone, this is definitely a Random Ending. I just hope it’s not a Freak Mutant one like last game.

  • Steph getting trapped. Kerr goes to a handoff. I like.

  • Steph goes for a quick give and go with Dray, fake handoff from Dray, reversal to Oubre for a called foul. Interesting... NYK could win this challenge.

  • Haha, the genuine boos from the crowd for the challenge ruling. I miss real crowds.

  • Sounded like every draft night

  • Payton fouled by Looney’s shins when Payton falls into him

  • INTEGRITY BALL

  • That was a f-ing magical find by Steph

  • Okay, it would take an all-time Random Ending to blow this one. Wheeeeew

  • You def want to skip over certain 19th century parts of the game

  • More drama when you have to rule out all logically possible ways to blow it

  • NOBODY BEATS US WITH A HUMILIATING ENDING THREE GAMES IN A ROW. NOBODY