If you’re like me, you’ve been laid up sick all day. Which, don’t get me wrong, is not as bad as it sounds, but I am more than ready for the Golden State Warriors to get back on the court and continue their chase for their third consecutive title.
The Clippers strategy - did it actually work?
Pardon me if this is rude (again, sick all day, give me a break!), but I saw one of the most ridiculous takes from a professional basketball writer since Rich Bucher wrote whatever the last thing of his I read was.
Clippers’ defensive strategy — to lock into the Warriors’ Big 3 of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson in the halfcourt and in transition, and subsequently ignore Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins from the perimeter — largely worked to their advantage in their 121-104 loss to the Warriors in Game 1 of their first-round series...
Ok. So let me get this straight - giving up 121 points in a 17 point loss is what you consider “largely working”?
But anyways, let’s see if the Clippers stick with the woefully undersized Patrick Beverley on Kevin Durant. I don’t know everything about basketball, so maybe I’m wrong on this one, but 121 points per game is exactly the Warriors’ season average - which... would seem counterintuitive to the position that the Clippers defense largely worked.
But what do I know, I’m just some blog boy who spent all day in bed.