a blog by Big Red
What in the hell is going on with the Warriors? The 73-9 record will mean nothing if they can't at least make it to the finals. Golden State drops another game to Thunder 118-94. The Thunder now lead the series 3-1.
Like I always do, here is a video recap of last nights pathetic game.
To say last night was ugly, is a massive understatement. The Warriors shot terrible, and any night where Steph is not the leading scorer in the game, we should be worried. Curry went 6-20 with a measly 19 points in the game. While Westbrook was on fire and finished with yet another triple double. He shot 4-8 from downtown, and finished the night by stuffing the stat sheet full of numbers with 36 pts, 11 ast, 11 reb, and 4 steals.
When the Thunder play well, I'll admit they are one of the hardest teams to beat. However, the Warriors are the best team in the league, and have failed to show even a glimpse of it in this series. It's going to be hard for the Warriors to win out the rest of the series, but if you ask me it's not impossible.
Things for the Warriors to improve on moving forward:
- Quick starts. Last night they fell into a hole early, letting the Thunder stretch their lead to 22-8 in the first quarter.
- Enough with the 3's. I get it the splash brothers can have an off night, and still bounce back. However if we've learned anything from this series, it's that they are rushing shots on offense, when they are more than capable of getting much higher quality looks.
THIS NEXT TIP COULD CAUSE QUITE A BIT OF CONTROVERSY
- Bench Draymond Green. Do not put Draymond in the starting lineup. This series he has been nothing but a cancer to the team. He looks timid with the ball, and their are stats to prove that he is only hurting the Warriors. While I cannot currently find the stat, I saw on SportsCenter that The Warriors are +14 when he is off the court compared to -8 when he is on it. Which is unbelievable considering he is a great player. So here's an idea, maybe start Iguodala over Draymond for one game, and see what happens?
The Warriors have nothing to lose, and if you guys remember last years NBA Finals. The Warriors decided to start Iguodala, and he absolutely shut Lebron James down. So who knows it could work again.
Each game is now a MUST WIN for the Warriors, and I can't wait to see what game 5 has in store.
Game 5 starts Thursday at 9:00 pm. eastern time and can be watched on TNT.
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