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Explain One Play: DeMarcus Cousins subs for Durant in Rockets crunch time

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Watch DeMarcus Cousins step up in the Warriors - Rockets game on Mar 13 2019. With Kevin Durant out, Cousins stepped into his role in KD’s favorite crunch time play. Watch the chess match as GSW and HOU adjust and counter-adjust as the play is repeated. Co-starring Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela. 

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets
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Watch DeMarcus Cousins step up for the Golden State Warriors against their rivals, the Houston Rockets. With Kevin Durant out, Cousins stepped into his role in KD’s favorite crunch time play, Double Punch. Watch the chess match as GSW and HOU adjust and counter-adjust as the play is repeated. Co-starring Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela.

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DeMarcus Cousins subs for Kevin Durant in Rockets crunch time

Watch DeMarcus Cousins step up for the Golden State Warriors against their rivals, the Houston Rockets. With Kevin Durant out, Cousins stepped into his role in KD’s favorite crunch time play. Watch the chess match as GSW and HOU adjust and counter-adjust as the play is repeated. Co-starring Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, James Harden, P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela. By @EricApricot. More videos and full articles at http://tinyurl.com/ericapricot

Posted by Golden State of Mind on Friday, March 15, 2019

Other Thoughts

Just keep in mind that

  • HOU was playing 3rd game in 4 nights
  • KD was out, giving Boogie ownership of the post
  • Nene was out and I recall he did a good job on Boogie before

Many more adjustments left if they meet in the playoffs.

On PJ Tucker’s “trash talking” Steph for the final free throws:

It looked more like he was complaining “we didn’t mean to foul you, we didn’t foul you”. They probably have to warn the refs in advance or they’ll think it’s a standard intentional foul.

Either that or PJ was saying he was “f’ing sick of Draymond”, one of the two.

The Warriors are definitely not better without Kevin Durant, but they sure look like they’re having more fun.

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