Series tied 1-1
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Buddy Frenemy: Clips Nation
I have to be honest. Game 2 in LA was the worst Warriors loss I've ever seen in my lifetime.
It was indeed frustrating to see super star Stephen Curry get non-super star treatment from the refs. Those drives in the 3rd quarter where he got a lot of contact and ended up with no calls were surprising. Shoot even Steph was surprised and got an extremely rare technical foul.
Hand it to the Clippers though. Now the Warriors defense was atrocious, but the Clips were making some tough shots, playing smart, and catching fire- 56.6% FG, 48.0% 3pt, and 91.4% FT.
Lot's of Out's and Un's
But you don't lose by 40 in a playoff game against your biggest rival and not get any blame.
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- Post game vent: Throw this game in the trash can and set it on fire
- X's and O's: I hope Mark Jackson and his staff had an (unfortunately) rare few days of long hours re-thinking game strategy and tactics. Preaching will not help you beat a talented team coached by Doc Rivers and Alvin Gentry. It's going to take creativity and hard work. Is this coaching staff willing to put in the hours? To date, it hasn't seemed like it.
- Balanced Scoring: Andre Iguodala is a very capable 20 point scorer. With David Lee having a bad matchup against the defensive monster known as DeAndre Jordan, a big scoring night from Iguodala is critical. It's pretty clear the Clippers have decided they are not going to let Stephen Curry beat them.
- Distribute the Point Guard Responsibilities: If the Warriors double-team and trap Curry every time he brings the ball up the court and others don't step up here, it is going to be a long night. It would be nice to see some varied looks with Harrison Barnes, Iguodala, and Draymond Green bringing the ball up. Steve Blake and Jordan Crawford need to be steady here as well.
- Stephen Curry: Time to show them why you're a super star.
- Andre Iguodala: Time to score.
- Harrison Barnes: Time for Mr. April.
- Hilton Armstrong: Time to help out the coaching staff.
- If the Warriors lose by more than 20 points at home tonight, Mark Jackson will be fired on the spot during a timeout in the closing seconds of the game.
- The Clippers will not shoot 55% FG, 48% 3pt, and 90% FT again.
- The Roaracle crowd will BRING IT.
- Stephen Curry will get (deserved) super star treatment from the refs.
- Warriors by 1.