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Boogie zipped up Denver and threw them in the dumpster last night. He’s been a major problem for several teams the Dubs could meet in the postseason, despite the doubts of naysayers

Denver Nuggets v Golden State Warriors Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors just dropkicked the Denver Nuggets in the chest with both feet in Oracle Arena. The 116-102 domination was the second straight time the Warriors flexed on the alleged second best team in the Western Conference. The best part was the champs got to show off their shiny new center, DeMarcus Cousins, against All-Star big man and NBA Twitter idol Nikola Jokic.

“Boogie” buried Denver with 28 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, two steals, two blocks, on 12-of-17 shooting from the field, 2-of-4 from three-point range. To remind you, Cousins TORE HIS ACHILLES OVER A YEAR AGO. People thought he might never be a factor again, that his All-Star glory days were over.

When Cousins first played for the Warriors after sitting out this year, he looked stuck in the mud. He was plodding, slow, frustrated, with major defensive lapses and several blown layups. Immediately, NBA Twitter at large and an impatient contingent of Dub Nation wrote him off FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON. Why? Because he was a giant playing like a man still rehabbing a near career ending leg injury.

I hope those people have health care to get some orthopedic care for all those repetitive KNEE JERK reactions.

Oh word? The smartest organization in basketball doesn’t know what they’re doing, but somehow you can see it huh?

He didn’t look like a liability when he completely dismantled the #2 seed in the West.

This tweet was dated Feb 24th, Cousins played his first game back from major surgery January 18th. #SNAPJUDGMENTALERT

I’m gonna need people to stop referring to the “playoffs” as a mysterious black hole that will swallow the Warriors alive and push them past the breaking point. We know exactly what teams are headed into the postseason and the Warriors signed Cousins SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT TIME PERIOD.



I mean, won’t the Nuggets get into the playoffs according to that fancy #2 seed? Do you think that’s a problem for Cousins?

What about the Thunder, they’re headed to the playoffs. Also, they’re who Boogie flustered on both ends in a 110-88 destruction in Oklahoma City the last time the two teams squared off.

OH, I know, you’re thinking about what if they meet those sneaky Houston Rockets, right?

“Omg, James Harden and Chris Paul are so amazing that they’ll just run Cousins off the floor.”

- What you may be thinking 4/3/2019

That’s certainly a conundrum to consider; two masterful iso players dragging the heavy-footed Cousins out an island. But did you consider that Cousins also brings a major dilemma for the Rockets to figure out? Mainly, how will they defend the champs once Boogie turns Houston center Clint Capela into BBQ chicken again? Cousins slapped 27-8-7 on Houston the last time he saw them.

People are more than welcome to keep doubting Boogie’s ability to help the Warriors in the postseason, but I think it’s becoming less and less likely that he’ll be a liability. The scary part is the pendulum seems to be swinging in the other direction: Cousins might just dominate the playoffs.

Poll

Who was your Warrior Wonder in the Denver beatdown?

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  • 5%
    Steph Curry
    (37 votes)
  • 16%
    Kevin Durant
    (103 votes)
  • 75%
    DeMarcus Cousins
    (469 votes)
  • 0%
    Draymond Green
    (5 votes)
  • 1%
    Klay Thompson
    (9 votes)
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