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Golden State Warriors legend Stephen Curry broke a record in Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers for most playoff threes in NBA history. Here’s how it happened, with analysis of all 8 threes plus his thunderous dunk putback(?). Co-starring Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Kevon Looney, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Rocco.

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Golden State Warriors legend Stephen Curry broke a record in Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers for most playoff threes in NBA history. Here’s how it happened, with analysis of all 8 threes plus his thunderous dunk putback(?). Co-starring Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Kevon Looney, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Rocco.

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How Stephen Curry broke the NBA Playoffs record for threes

Golden State Warriors legend Stephen Curry broke a record in Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers for most playoff threes in NBA history. Here’s how it happened, with analysis of all 8 threes plus his thunderous dunk putback(?). Co-starring Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Kevon Looney, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Rocco. By @EricApricot. More videos and full articles at http://tinyurl.com/ericapricot

Posted by Golden State of Mind on Sunday, April 14, 2019

On the Oracle Finale

This is my best attempt to put into words my feelings about the Oracle Finale, which made me feel surprisingly reflective.

Nostalgia is really about the feelings we wish we had in the past.

My actual feelings following GSW 1991-2012 were mainly anger and hopelessness with occasionally enjoying a Cheap Great Time Out.

Even We Believe got shutdown almost immediately after the season.

Then in 2012, I was excited to finally have a team that wasn’t an embarrassment and my highest hope was for Steph to be healthy and make an All-Star team and for GSW to regularly make the playoffs.

The whole 2015 ring was a shocker. A miracle. But then when everyone kept calling it lucky, it was annoying. Then 73 and the whole 3-1 loss when the sporting world mob piled on. I was happy for KD to come and have every shallow commentator complaining the league was ruined.

GSW so quickly went from the jump shooters who could never win to the revolution that won.

And some fans definitely started having entitled expectations over the last couple of years. And fan energy definitely went down these last two seasons.

So tonight was a great throwback to how we’d like to imagine The Good Old Days.

Fans were positive, and were cheering all the baskets and yelling DeFense all game and enjoying the hustle and not taking for granted the blowout. And people stayed, enjoying a real Great Time Out.

So here is my favorite Oracle moment. It’s nothing obscure. 2017 Finals Game 5. Before the game, we fans were really really worried. GSW was up 3-1 and we were emotionally scarred from the 3-1 bullying all year. I remember waiting at the metal detectors and the mood was neurosis.

‏A fan yelled, hey Warriors fans come on let’s get hyped! Everyone shook their heads. We couldn’t bear another 3-1 mess up.

The game was pretty smooth and it was great to just be jumping up and down with joy for the last 6 game minutes, hugging other fans.

‏So KD came to accept his Finals MVP. Naturally the crowd chanted MVP But there was a distinct feeling, we were looking at each other like, wait we usually reserve that for Steph.

But then Steph came to the mike to speak, and the crowd started chanting MVP again even louder.

‏I don’t want to over-explain the moment... if you get it, you get it. It’s on video, and you can see those MVP chants for Steph really touched him.

‏(See 16:40... or just watch the whole thing.)

Anyway, tomorrow isn’t promised.

Don’t get sucked into the Ring or Bust mentality. That’s a passive aggressive trap by people trying to devalue the amazing run.

We are blessed to be able to share this historic streak, whether it ends this year or in 10. Thanks for sharing this wild ride with me for five years.

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