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Explain One Play: DeMarcus Cousins Shuts Down Critics & Thunder

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Critics say that Golden State Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins has a fatal weakness of not being about to defend the pick and roll play. The Thunder attacked him repeatedly, and Cousins showed he could defend and even shut it down with inspired defense. 

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder
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Critics say that Golden State Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins has a fatal weakness of not being about to defend the pick and roll play. The Thunder attacked him repeatedly, and Cousins showed he could defend and even shut it down with inspired defense. Co-starring Klay Thompson, Shaun Livingston, Jordan Bell, Quinn Cook, Dennis Schroeder and Immanuel Kant.

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DeMarcus Cousins Shuts Down Critics & Thunder

Critics say that Golden State Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins has a fatal weakness of not being about to defend the pick and roll play. The Thunder attacked him repeatedly, and Cousins showed he could defend and even shut it down with inspired defense. Co-starring Klay Thompson, Shaun Livingston, Dennis Schroeder and Immanuel Kant. By @EricApricot. More videos and full articles at http://tinyurl.com/ericapricot

Posted by Golden State of Mind on Sunday, March 17, 2019

Short Notes During the Game

  • Hahaha, as soon as Dray threw that doomed touchdown pass, you heard a looong scream of frustration, which I assume was Dray himself.
  • ‏Q3.9.05. OKC just ICEd a Steph PNR, which is not a defense one usually uses on someone who can hit a jumper. Have they done this all night?
  • ‏By the way, Jacob Evans III with the off the dribble elbow jumper in les temps garbages.
  • ‏Also Jordan Bell trying to be the first player to block a shot off the backboard all the way back into the opposite basket. Getting closer each time.
  • Then a fine pocket pass in the lane.
  • OKC w impressive D energy, esp on the boards. But GSW flayed them alive with backcuts and relocations. GSW probably wins this even if OKC doesn’t miss every shot, but misses gave GSW cushion to screw around (see many touchdown bombs, Steph trying to posterize, Klay wild shots)
  • Even though Boogie kept up with the OKC PNR, this is the kind of attack he can handle. Adams won’t outjump or outrun him, and Russ won’t punish with off the dribble jumpers. Paul George in theory can punish, but he didn’t. Boogie will have a tougher time against the Rockets, whose handlers can shoot off the dribble.

Poll

The probability that Boogie takes a large pay cut to return to GSW next year is

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    more than 50%. What sane player would leave this basketball team and culture?
    (55 votes)
  • 40%
    maybe 25%. His heart will say Stay, his wallet will say Go.
    (116 votes)
  • 40%
    less than 10%. His wallet will say Go really really loudly.
    (115 votes)
286 votes total Vote Now