Russia is to blame, for sure. How else to explain a 110-89 shellacking at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies? I mean, where do we start?
The Grizzlies jumped out to an early nine point lead, as the Warriors started the game flat, listless, and uninterested. They shot the ball at a horrendous clip to start, and the only life shown from the bench or on the court was Steve Kerr, who picked up an early technical foul in hopes of inspiring his squad.
Kerr to Warriors: gotta play through it. I got my tech- hopefully that helps us. But we're playing worse- don't deserve a lot right now.(TV)— Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) December 11, 2016
And it didn’t get a whole lot better.
End of 1Q: 31-16 Grizzlies lead. C'mon fellas. Let's do some ball in hoop style action, huh?— Golden State of Mind (@unstoppablebaby) December 11, 2016
It didn’t get much better right away. Turnovers happened. And then happened again. And...again. And then some shots didn’t fall. And then some more turnovers.
It was the antithesis of righteousness.
Somehow along the way, I made some frenemies.
Reminder that Steve Kerr is a much better coach than Mark Jackson.— Golden State of Mind (@unstoppablebaby) December 11, 2016
@unstoppablebaby no hes not this team was already over the hill wit Marc Kerr like the new step dad who has no rules jus want u 2 like him— NormanBake$ (@KgmJohnny) December 11, 2016
I bet you think they should have kept Monta over Klay, right? https://t.co/FQtZbxL6B1— Golden State of Mind (@unstoppablebaby) December 11, 2016
I mean, you come to the fire, y’all gonna get burnt.
However, the Warriors were still uninterested in turning their game around.
At the end of the first half, the Warriors still trailed by a bucket full of points.
Maaaan 61-38 huh?— Golden State of Mind (@unstoppablebaby) December 11, 2016
So like.. this first half of Grizzlies vs. Warriors... pic.twitter.com/rUFcnax4hh— Chris Faulkner (@FaulknerMemphis) December 11, 2016
And by bucket, I mean like a giant crater-sized hole in my mind trying to comprehend how in the hell this happened. Other than, you know, some random night in Memphis.
Ummm... Yeah. They were down by 30 points. Thirty. Frickin. Points. Isn’t this what the Warriors normally do to other teams?
Man, the NBA is a strange, fragile, unique bird.
When the Warriors lose, they tend to lose badly. But boy, is this bad.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) December 11, 2016
It’s a fragile bird who will flap its wings in your face, screeching nonsense, throwing you towards an unstable ledge over which monsters roam. Or some such nonsense.
In other news, Lamar Jackson won the Heisman award. That dude is completely, ridiculously awesome. To alleviate some awful Warriors news, let’s jump on some Jackson highlights:
YOOOO THAT HURDLE THO...
However, Warriors fans were not pleased with the fact that Steve Kerr started Anderson Varejao in this game.
Seeing Varejao on the court always makes me smile. More in a "why is this happening to me, how can I pretend everything is okay" sort of way— Golden State of Mind (@unstoppablebaby) December 11, 2016
@unstoppablebaby I feel like Kerr is holding me hostage. Like what do you want from me to end this?— kevgilday (@kevgilday) December 11, 2016
Okay, anyways. Suddenly it was only a 15 point deficit. Durant hit a couple of shots. The Dubs asserted a previously (as far as this game was concerned) unseen assertiveness.
However, the Dubs ended the quarter down big, still.
I mean, it could be worse?? 87-65. Ummmmmmm, cool.— Golden State of Mind (@unstoppablebaby) December 11, 2016
And, ultimately, it obviously did not matter that the Warriors made a run, as evidenced in the fourth quarter.
Let’s just not talk about it, okay?
So, what did we learn? Well, I watched some dope ass Westworld videos while the Warriors got their butts kicked. Learn and live, right?
Ahhhhh, forget it.
I think Russia hacked this game.— Golden State of Mind (@unstoppablebaby) December 11, 2016