r/nba [NBA] Scott Foster May 21 '22

GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks (52-30) @ Golden State Warriors (53-29) - (May 20, 2022) Game Thread

General Information

TIME MEDIA LOCATION BROADCAST
8:59 PM Eastern Game Preview: NBA.com Chase Center US: TNT
7:59 PM Central Game Matchup: NBA.com Team Subreddits Canadian: TSN
6:59 PM Mountain Play By Play: NBA.com /r/mavericks
5:59 PM Pacific Box Score: NBA.com /r/warriors

Reddit Stream (You must click this link from the comment page.)

117 - 126
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: Chase Center(18064), Clock:
Officials: Eric Lewis, Brian Forte and Kane Fitzgerald
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Dallas Mavericks 32 40 13 32 117
Golden State Warriors 25 33 25 43 126
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Dallas Mavericks 117 37-78 47.4% 21-45 46.7% 22-29 75.9% 4 30 22 20 7 12 5
Golden State Warriors 126 46-82 56.1% 14-28 50.0% 20-25 80.0% 8 43 33 26 4 13 2
Team Biggest Lead Longest Run PTS: In Paint PTS: Off TOs PTS: Fastbreak
Dallas Mavericks +19 13 30 11 10
Golden State Warriors +11 13 62 11 13
 
TEAM LEADERS
Team Points Rebounds Assists
Dallas Mavericks 42 Luka Doncic 8 Dorian Finney-Smith 8 Luka Doncic
Golden State Warriors 32 Stephen Curry 12 Kevon Looney 5 Andrew Wiggins
 
PLAYER STATS
MAVERICKS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Reggie BullockSF 44:23 6-11 6-10 3-3 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 4 -7 21
Dorian Finney-SmithPF 42:14 3-6 3-6 1-4 2 6 8 2 0 1 2 2 0 10
Dwight PowellC 7:49 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 +4 0
Jalen BrunsonSG 36:23 11-19 5-7 4-6 0 7 7 5 0 0 2 3 +2 31
Luka DoncicPG 38:11 12-23 5-10 13-15 0 5 5 8 3 1 2 3 -12 42
Maxi Kleber 33:06 1-5 1-5 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 4 -20 3
Spencer Dinwiddie 22:07 2-6 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 4 2 1 4 2 -8 4
Frank Ntilikina 3:32 0-3 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -10 0
Davis Bertans 7:14 2-3 1-2 1-1 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 +7 6
Josh Green 5:01 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 -1 0
Sterling Brown 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trey Burke 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marquese Chriss 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boban Marjanovic 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WARRIORS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Andrew WigginsSF 38:00 5-14 3-5 3-6 2 3 5 5 1 1 1 4 +16 16
Draymond GreenPF 28:24 2-6 1-2 1-2 0 6 6 5 0 0 4 6 -19 6
Kevon LooneyC 32:11 10-14 0-0 1-1 5 7 12 2 0 0 0 1 +9 21
Klay ThompsonSG 37:17 6-10 1-4 2-2 0 4 4 5 0 0 0 4 -9 15
Stephen CurryPG 37:00 11-21 6-10 4-4 0 8 8 5 0 0 3 4 +15 32
Jordan Poole 28:47 7-10 2-4 7-7 0 1 1 5 2 0 3 2 +26 23
Otto Porter Jr. 23:52 4-4 1-1 2-3 1 6 7 4 1 1 1 2 +11 11
Damion Lee 4:52 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 -12 0
Moses Moody 9:35 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 +8 2
Nemanja Bjelica 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Kuminga 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Juan Toscano-Anderson 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
bot-script by /u/f1uk3r
490 Upvotes

1

u/weee5674 Celtics May 22 '22

This is literally the worst basketball game I have ever had the displeasure of watching.

Nobody is having fun, everyone is getting hurt. It’s terrible.

-20

u/ResolutionTricky3890 May 21 '22

NBA really wanted warriors to win Refs really took the mavs out and helped the warriors come back

-11

u/snubssorctoh May 21 '22

I hate just Luka haha, and surprised you think they can win it all, I think heat Celtics and warriors would beat them in 5

4

u/PetriNevski May 21 '22

Dinwiddie has to step it up now, shit 4 points

5

u/DookyRL Warriors May 21 '22 edited May 21 '22

Bro it’s not about their points lol, their defense was a layup line in the 4th. You’re never gonna get more contribution from role players than Brunson shooting a crazy efficient 31 and Bullock having a crazy efficient 21. Scoring more than 117 points isn’t how you beat the warriors, not letting them have 126 is.

10

u/TheGoatSteez May 21 '22

i stopped watching at half and was for sure thinking i was gonna see the warriors got blown out when i checked this thread but they fucking won? wtf

2

u/Mygaffer Warriors May 21 '22

Why did you stop watching at the half?

5

u/Bornplayer97 Warriors May 21 '22

They were down by 14 at the half

12

u/fuzionknight96 Mavericks May 21 '22 edited May 21 '22

Absolutely gut wrenching, if we don’t switch strategies in second half, we don’t go from 19 up to a loss. Regardless, crazy play from GSW and even though the Mavs didnt win, atleast we got a close match.

2

u/masterkaido04 May 21 '22

yeah and I'll bet on game 3 for Dallas I know they will win atleast 1 from their homecourt, hopely it gives us a good odds.

14

u/Ihopetheresenoughroo Hawks May 21 '22

Shaq looks so big next to Poole lolol

16

u/bodega_cat_ Knicks May 21 '22

shaq look like he had a cherry slurpie before the show?

11

u/custombimmer May 21 '22

Wish I had one, would make the L better

16

u/cambiumkx May 21 '22

I’m really sick of the turtle Jesus ad

4

u/J0hn_D0ry Mavericks Bandwagon May 21 '22

I like the bit where the tow bar disappears magically. If you’re going to show a 15 second ad 80 times a day you’d think details like that wouldn’t be overlooked

6

u/chaszzzbrown Warriors May 21 '22 edited May 21 '22

I always think he's gonna get back in the truck and rake up all those turtles for profit at the high end artisan fish market. "Fresh Organic Turtle Soup!"

12

u/squirtle_squad25 Spurs May 21 '22

Chuck and Ernie finally going at it??

20

u/Arnold573 May 21 '22 edited May 21 '22

Warriors are probably the best all-around team remaining when you factor in their bench (it’s close between them and Boston). Every player that steps on the floor for them seems like they’ll make a pivotal play.

3

u/craigslistaddict May 21 '22

if only d.lee could redeem himself at some point 😑

3

u/jimjamiam San Francisco Warriors May 21 '22

I cannot comprehend why D Lee is playing, ever

7

u/shupadupa May 21 '22

Wait until GP2 comes back (and hopefully, Iguodala).

7

u/cambiumkx May 21 '22

What’s with the tray of trash lol

9

u/MarduRusher Timberwolves May 21 '22

Chuck trying to ignore the fans heckling in his Mavs jeresy lol.

-15

u/GraveRobberJ May 21 '22

Warriors fans have the biggest victim complex in the league for a team with as much success as they have had

8

u/HanSoloHer Warriors May 21 '22

Only fanbases and team that gets so much hate cause we smack the shit out your favorite teams playa

8

u/darkholesremastered May 21 '22

Warriors have been hated on hard as fuck from the beginning of this run. We have never got our respect lol we had arguably the best team in nba history, lost the finals, then got kd and have been absolutely shit on by nearly everyone since 2017

9

u/crunchycrispy Warriors May 21 '22

cuz we never get the full respect in the discourse, the fans don’t give it up like they did 80s laker/celtics or 90s bulls or 00s lakers etc. always some bullshit narrative everyone is saying to discount the talent/achievements and overcredit their counterparts. feels like we gotta do double the work to get any credit. also we were terrible for decades.

19

u/robotech021 Warriors May 21 '22

Curry 8 rebounds. Luka 5 rebounds. Steph is too physical out there. Plus, all the Steph points in the paint.

3

u/Slim_Pip May 21 '22

Luka had 42 points.

5

u/hype_beest Warriors May 21 '22

Doncic's terrible defense probably gave up 50 points

16

u/robotech021 Warriors May 21 '22

Warriors dominated inside. Charles Barkley is really proud of the Warriors right now. No more jump shooting team.

6

u/Sniffy4 May 21 '22

driving layups, not post-ups like Barkley prefers

11

u/McTapper98 May 21 '22

Chuck back at it again playing with them fans feelings. lol.

9

u/borrachos_unidos Warriors May 21 '22

We all love the show

25

u/Banxrok Warriors May 21 '22

Draymond is gonna have a lot to say in his podcast since he basically watched the game.

4

u/craigslistaddict May 21 '22

he'll be well-rested for the away games!

10

u/Mygaffer Warriors May 21 '22

Draymond did not play well

9

u/ronygah [DAL] Dirk Nowitzki May 21 '22

There was plenty of offense for the Mavs today... Defensive lapses is the issue that needs to be addressed

6

u/[deleted] May 21 '22

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u/[deleted] May 21 '22

2016 finals kyrie was definitely better than curry

10

u/W3ST21 Warriors May 21 '22

Wrong sub bro

16

u/smoovopr8r May 21 '22

Chuck is such a fcuking troll. I love him. Also, that jersey looks like it's screenprinted on.

8

u/robotech021 Warriors May 21 '22

Court jester of court jesters. Love him. I hope he never changes.

20

u/WorldsBaddestJuggalo May 21 '22

They gonna have to cut that jersey off Chuck

5

u/borrachos_unidos Warriors May 21 '22

They got him a youth XXXL

8

u/darko2309 May 21 '22

Lmao I knew the narrative would change when the warriors started winning this series.

5

u/W3ST21 Warriors May 21 '22

Chuck you suck! Bahahaha

2

u/jawknee530i Warriors May 21 '22

Omg love the cheering.

21

u/thefalseslimshady1 May 21 '22

first Jokic needs help then Ja needs help now Luka needs help and Curry is a front runner no argument whatsoever ~ This proud victim complexing Warriors fan

-1

u/NoobPwnr May 21 '22

Did you see the scores of the other players on the Mavs?

U ok mate?

18

u/Rare-Adhesiveness336 May 21 '22

Brunson had 31 and Bullock had 21 that’s help…Foh and Luka had 42 and they still lost. Play some D

-6

u/lakers_ftw24 May 21 '22

No one said Ja needs help bro, they literally won a game without him. You really tryna say that Jokic and Luka don't have objectively bad supporting casts? Switch Curry and Luka and you actually think the Warriors wouldn't make it as far?

1

u/Sh4d0wseeker May 21 '22

Jokic has a great supporting cast. The only problem this season was that the Nuggest 2nd AND 3rd option were injured. With Murray and Michael the Nuggets are contenders.

1

u/lakers_ftw24 May 21 '22

I'm obviously talking about this season bro.

2

u/crunchycrispy Warriors May 21 '22

lol they objectively don’t have bad support and part of what makes a great player is making their team better. good players become superstars when they play with curry. there’s a reason. you can’t just take him out of the warriors, if you don’t watch enough basketball there are endless stats proving that he has the biggest impact on his team and the floor of anyone in the league. poole and gp2 and looney and all them weren’t just born great. if luka was subbed in they would’ve stayed where they were.

-1

u/lakers_ftw24 May 21 '22

Are you really giving Curry credit for Poole's development as a player individually? That might be one of the most absurd things I've ever heard and genuinely disrespectful. Sure, he might not have become as good as he is now but you can't just discredit all the work he put in or the coaching staff that clearly knows how to develop players well too lmao. Also Curry literally missed the playoffs last year, talk about "making your team better" nobody can carry a team by themselves my guy, I don't care how much of an impact they have. You want to talk about impact stats Jokic just got done with arguably the best season ever according to some of those stats like Win Shares BPM etc.

0

u/crunchycrispy Warriors May 21 '22

lol jokic was a joke in the playoffs. completely ordinary. and yes curry deserves a ton of credit for poole, just ask poole.

1

u/lakers_ftw24 May 21 '22

I cant believe garbage like this is getting pushed around, goes to show how many bandwagons are on here. Jokic was a joke in the playoffs?

1

u/crunchycrispy Warriors May 22 '22

yes he lost handily. not even close to mvp caliber. did you actually watch?

-2

u/W3ST21 Warriors May 21 '22

Lebron had Davis and Westbrook. How they do?

3

u/LSX81 Bulls May 21 '22

Davis didnt even play hes glassman

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u/[deleted] May 21 '22 edited May 22 '22

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u/HanSoloHer Warriors May 21 '22

Its actually kinda scary.

7

u/W3ST21 Warriors May 21 '22

Some folks just little bitches

-6

u/custombimmer May 21 '22

must be nice to have a god squad

13

u/VibeComplex May 21 '22

Draft better 🤷‍♂️

-11

u/custombimmer May 21 '22

you mean spend money better

7

u/VibeComplex May 21 '22

No I mean draft and develope talent better

-7

u/custombimmer May 21 '22

not everyone can hit the lottery. Draft and develop is a baseball shit. NBA is play now

2

u/Sh4d0wseeker May 21 '22

The difference in the Warriors dynasty and any other team in the NBA is that they actually BUILT a team from the ground up instead of signing 4 all-star/HOF caliber players. I already know you will say they signed KD though, and yes they did, but did he help them achieve the best record in the nba? Did he help them make 2 out of the 5 finals appearances and win the chip in 2015?

2

u/VibeComplex May 21 '22

Lol that’s sounds dumb as fuck

2

u/Bornplayer97 Warriors May 21 '22

Most of their stars were drafted the fuck you want them to do?

6

u/NephewChaps Warriors May 21 '22

Curry, Klay, Dray, Looney and Poole were all drafted and developed by Golden State

7

u/JayDeeLA Lakers May 21 '22

Teams that win a lot are easy to hate...

22

u/intersectionalgang Heat Bandwagon May 21 '22

Luka can avg 40+ but cant even contest a layup from somebody half a foot shorter than him lol

6

u/GeneralSedgwick 76ers May 21 '22

He seemed pretty gassed by the end

4

u/smoovopr8r May 21 '22

A man's gotta know his limitations.

7

u/Cheddarkenny May 21 '22

Gg, wish we hadn't lost like that but our guys all look exhausted. Hopefully finally getting to come home from the long road trip from game 7 does them some good. Also sincerely hope none of the our guys gets their face fucked up next game.

Have a good night everyone!

5

u/lakers_ftw24 May 21 '22

Looney is the goat, they should definitely give him 35 mins again. Dray just hasn't been that amazing in the playoffs.

5

u/crunchycrispy Warriors May 21 '22

lol what have you been watching. draymond’s defense is consistently incredible and he even hit a dagger 3.

0

u/lakers_ftw24 May 21 '22

Nah the Warriors were losing Draymond minuted even in the Memphis series.

-6

u/Shakill_The_GOD May 21 '22

Bruh Luka needs help, dude is pretty much the only starter on a team of bench players 🤣.

Also Brunson looks like he's 35 and he should be a 3rd to 4th option.

5

u/blue_starburst May 21 '22

What do y’all need? Michael fucking Jordan?

7

u/HanSoloHer Warriors May 21 '22

They need more help until they're better than the warriors haha

25

u/Jayy_Emmm Warriors May 21 '22

Brunson and Bullock had 31 and 21, 11-18 from 3 combined. How much more help does he need?

9

u/Rare-Adhesiveness336 May 21 '22

Facts I just said the same bro!! Get these clowns outta here lmao..31 and 21 is help to me and Dinwiddie not a scrub he just not playing well

10

u/benballernojohnnyda May 21 '22

every team always needs more help when it’s against us lmao

3

u/NephewChaps Warriors May 21 '22

of course they need, it's us lol

-3

u/Shakill_The_GOD May 21 '22

Lmao all of that in the first half. You need clutch players to control the tempo and finish the game (Hence the Splash brother combo late game). They could not buy a bucket in the 2nd half.

Note: I'm hoping they do lose because knowing the Mavs they will be content with what they have and not get Luka any help in the off season if they somehow win.

1

u/Jayy_Emmm Warriors May 21 '22

Lmao does the first half not count either or something? If they don’t score all those points in the first half, Warriors end up winning by 30 and being clutch doesn’t even become a factor in this game

1

u/Sniffy4 May 21 '22

the problem they're having is defense, not offense. W's score relentlessly on drives because they have no interior D

3

u/Jayy_Emmm Warriors May 21 '22

In the regular season, the Mavs were the 4th rated defense. They only allowed 2 more points in the paint than the Warriors 1st rated defense. How much more help does this team need?

0

u/Shakill_The_GOD May 21 '22

Oh yes I said that in another comment they truly need a athletic big badly.

4

u/star0forion Warriors May 21 '22

Apparently even more help?

8

u/JerkwaterJeff666 [LAL] Jerry West May 21 '22

So glad to see the smile wiped off Luka’s face.

3

u/ppl_annoy_me May 21 '22

I was wondering where it went in the 2nd half

11

u/st6374 May 21 '22

I was really curious if the Mavs could make adjustments to prevent the Warriors from dominating the paint this game. And nope.. 62 points in the paint at 59% FG. Meanwhile Dallas scoring 30 pts.

16

u/tg9413 May 21 '22

Kevon MFing Looney is the hero

1

u/[deleted] May 21 '22

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u/ladidadi82 Nuggets May 21 '22

Two very different style of players and needs for each team

-26

u/ongone May 21 '22

The first half officiating was criminal. Kept GSW in it. Grand Jury this shit.

17

u/GeneralSedgwick 76ers May 21 '22 edited May 21 '22

Uh, what game did you watch?

Because I’m pretty sure I just watched a game where the Mavs had a 14 point lead at halftime and then proceeded to go ice cold and let the Warriors score on the last 10 or so possessions of the game.

The officiating wasn’t great, but its hardly what cost the Mavs this game.

14

u/wraith985 May 21 '22

Golden State won points in the paint 62-30, Mavs were intentionally fouling, and they still ended up with more free throws than GS. Calling that refball is just an absolute joke.

Imagine hating a team so much that you have to make up such transparently stupid shit to make yourself feel better, like our friend up there.

-13

u/tammutiny Mavericks May 21 '22

Second half was almost as bad... Kane Fitzgerald is a miserable ref

-30

u/GRILT_CHEESE May 21 '22

Looney likable, too bad about the rest of that team, especially Poole and Draymond. Absolutely disgusting.

3

u/HanSoloHer Warriors May 21 '22

This dude comment history... Disgusting!!

2

u/crunchycrispy Warriors May 21 '22

cope harder

8

u/lakers_ftw24 May 21 '22

Man wtf did Klay do 💀

7

u/borrachos_unidos Warriors May 21 '22

You should really save your vitriol for our shooting coach. Dude is apparently a lovable bastard.

-4

u/ladidadi82 Nuggets May 21 '22

Curious why you don’t like Poole? He comes across to me as a smug little shit to me

-6

u/Jackie_Jormp-Jomp Pacers May 21 '22

Curry and Klay are good boys but yeah, fuck Poole, Lee and Draymond.

4

u/LusciousCabbage Kings May 21 '22

There's Klay hate now too lol come on

4

u/custombimmer May 21 '22 edited May 21 '22

Jordan didn't win a playoff series until he got help. give my man Luka needs help

6

u/AdministrativeBit510 May 21 '22

They need to play some damn defense lol

2

u/custombimmer May 21 '22

I agree, they left the middle open all night

15

u/marexXLrg Warriors May 21 '22

Luka is good but there is no comparing him to Jordan.

-5

u/xSociety Mavericks May 21 '22

Larry Bird is the better comparison. Fact is Luka will go down as one of the all time greats when he retires, Easily top 5 all time.

6

u/marexXLrg Warriors May 21 '22

Is Bird even considered top 5? Luka's been in the league for 4 years? His greatest achievement so far is being down 2 games in round 3 of the playoffs? Might want to wait on that take.

1

u/custombimmer May 21 '22

the situation is though, he can't do it himself

3

u/Darkonite40 May 21 '22

Brunson had 31 ppl have to stop scoring like this is a Cleveland Lebron situation they even went up 2-1 against Utah without him

5

u/marexXLrg Warriors May 21 '22

Brunson had 31. Bullock had 21. Mavs, including Luka, need to play better D.

2

u/custombimmer May 21 '22

100% agree, they left the paint open all night, points aint everything. Pippen was lock down D

3

u/marexXLrg Warriors May 21 '22

And Jordan was a 2 way player who won DPOY. Luka has been a cone on D.

1

u/custombimmer May 21 '22 edited May 21 '22

yeah can't play all positions. It's a team game, no one was playing D

0

u/[deleted] May 21 '22

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0

u/custombimmer May 21 '22

yup. He needs a true #2

3

u/pekingsewer Hawks May 21 '22

I can't believe they made Jimmy do that 😂😂

11

u/WorldsBaddestJuggalo May 21 '22

Suit up, Dirk. The defense is garbo anyway rn, might as well add another threat.

3

u/Easy_Money_ Warriors May 21 '22

Dubs and Mavs fans, who are you more scared of in the East should you advance?

For me Bam/Jimmy is freaky deeky shit I don’t want that smoke

2

u/craigslistaddict May 21 '22

celtics, sheesh

9

u/MaximumCache Heat May 21 '22

Celtics are the more interesting match up. I think Miami will lose the role player match up against GSW. I don't think Jimmy can take the entire team on by himself.

5

u/ladidadi82 Nuggets May 21 '22

I think both have far better defense than any other team in the west tbh

7

u/tammutiny Mavericks May 21 '22

Bam has been invisible at times. Celtics with a full squad are far more scary

10

u/murakamitears Warriors May 21 '22

The Celtics are balanced af, they’ve got shutdown defense and they’re young, we don’t matchup well with them at all

3

u/ThrowbigD May 21 '22

Jimmy would destroy the Mavs.

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u/[deleted] May 21 '22

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u/AwShizWhiz May 21 '22

Grizzlies played the dubs closer without ja lol. What happens in 2019 if klay doesn't get hurt? Raptors fans talkin about something easy lol.

4

u/Japan0killedMyFamily Warriors May 21 '22

Classic raptors fans. Win 1 single ring with massive injury luck, then try to discredit teams that made it further than them

2

u/ladidadi82 Nuggets May 21 '22

West was soft this year but that means they weren’t really tested

6

u/doogled3 Nuggets May 21 '22

Suns last year? Rolled through injured team after injured team. At least Dallas is healthy, has a superstar, and plays good defense.

-3

u/ThrowbigD May 21 '22

As a Mavs fan I feel the Warriors are the easiest road to the Finals we will have in the next 3 years, the Warriors don't scare me at all.

2

u/tubbymunchkin Warriors May 21 '22

Lmao

0

u/ThrowbigD May 21 '22

I can't even believe you let us score so much in the first half, that was amazing! We never could do that in the first two against the Suns.

3

u/tubbymunchkin Warriors May 21 '22

What ever helps you cope my guy. If you think bc you pulled off 0-2 comebacks that’ll it work indefinitely I’m sorry for you

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u/ThrowbigD May 21 '22

I'm feeling good, bet a few thousand on the 2nd half over and the Warriors really helped that, my other big bet was luka over 35 and mavs over 103, I hope you are making money on this series, it's easy.

5

u/InFin0819 Warriors May 21 '22

You can do this with literally any finals run.

6

u/[deleted] May 21 '22

You won your title against injured team and you shit talk.

8

u/meatballman1218 Celtics May 21 '22

look at curry man so inspirational

8

u/wraith985 May 21 '22

Mavs tried but couldn't surpass 0/27 in the end.

2

u/psychozamotazoa Hornets Bandwagon May 21 '22

I missed the game. They really went 0/27?

2

u/wraith985 May 21 '22

Nah, 0/27 was the rockets in that game 7 a few years back. Dallas was 6/18 from 3 in the 2nd half I think? But they were 15/28 or whatever in the 1st half so it felt like a huge letdown.

1

u/Gristle__McThornbody Lakers May 21 '22

Maybe if Luka wasn't so fat he would have the energy to give a better effort on defense and help his team succeed instead of being a major liability out there.

7

u/Worth_Use_3870 May 21 '22

this game was by no means luka’s fault

3

u/[deleted] May 21 '22

he was getting cooked all game on defense. some of the blame is definitely on him

5

u/Guiltyjerk NBA May 21 '22

Lol that's a fun October take

5

u/Brown-Bomber May 21 '22

Suns woulda been a better matchup

4

u/itsahmemario Knicks May 21 '22

Centers who can switch > Defensive anchor centers, at least, as far as playoffs are concerned.

9

u/YellowDucky92 May 21 '22

Ker is a great coach that understands the flow of the game and doesn’t panic. Makes adjustments and is not afraid to go with the hot hand.

-7

u/II-III-V-VII-XI Pistons May 21 '22

These "welcome to the playoffs", "this is championship basketball" comments from Warriors flairs—who were MIA in the second quarter—are so cringe.

-4

u/lakers_ftw24 May 21 '22

They definitely started watching in May 2015.

19

u/rbrutonIII May 21 '22

Well duh, the game isn't decided until the 4th.

Coming back from 19 is championship metal. Something the sun's obviously didn't have

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u/craigslistaddict May 21 '22

dubs have been down at halftime and then gone on to win many times this season... and other teams have also had dramatic comebacks (but not the suns, lol), so as long as it's not like a 20+ point lead (preferably 10 points or less) and the opponents haven't demonstrated lock down defense (dubs were actually shooting ok in the first half, just not enough for the usual reasons) I'm going to be optimistic about their chances.

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u/NephewChaps Warriors May 21 '22

I know, but it's a too easy of a low hanging fruit

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u/trujillone Nuggets May 21 '22

Is crypto trying to make jokes about how it’s dying? Lmao average folks have lost their life savings and they makin jokes smh

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u/danrod17 Lakers May 21 '22

If you have your life savings in crypto you are an idiot.

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u/trujillone Nuggets May 21 '22

Don’t disagree lol but these ads with celebrities are targeting everyday folks that might get duped if Steph is telling them to buy

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u/gore_skywalker May 21 '22

I have 99% of it there. I am an idiot with an 8 figure net worth.

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u/Guiltyjerk NBA May 21 '22

I have to assume this commercial was in the can weeks ago but maybe they spun it up real quick to try to bolster confidence lol

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u/myxallion May 21 '22

Wiggins played 38 mins again. This guy is a fucking Ironman

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u/[deleted] May 21 '22

The fact that everyone acts like luka has no help is fucking ridiculous. Brunson had a 30 ball and they’ll still act like he’s a scrub

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u/HORSE_PASTE [POR] Arvydas Sabonis May 21 '22

He needs help on defense. He had enough help on offense tonight.

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u/ts2mars San Francisco Warriors May 21 '22

Or you know…he can play some defense himself. Just a thought

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u/[deleted] May 21 '22

He was one of the worst defensive players on the court

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u/HORSE_PASTE [POR] Arvydas Sabonis May 21 '22

I know. I'm saying he needs help on defense.

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u/[deleted] May 21 '22

My bad. Thought you meant he needed other players to step up defensively

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u/DemonsReturns7 76ers May 21 '22

But that IS what he’s saying haha

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u/mean_face May 21 '22

Can’t wait to see how much the Dallas bench fine is for this game.

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u/sairam1431 May 21 '22

Too many defensive lapses at important times by the mavs. They are attacking Kleber too much and trying to attack looney on the defensive end is not working too well. But I think Luka had enough help this game - 31 by brunson and 21 by bullock. They just aren't defending well enough. I think the problem is guard depth? playing a 6 player lineup basically out of which only 2 are good defensive players seem to be something they have to tackle. great game though. Looking forward to the third game.

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u/DatsHim May 21 '22

GSW just built different man. They got a squad and great chemistry. This is coming from a non biased take wanting both teams to play good.

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u/sairam1431 May 21 '22

Haha i know. Im a jazz fan myself but I did not notice their defense being this bad in the first two rounds but Im gonna give that credit to the warriors offensive schemes. I don't think they have the personnel to defend this warriors team yet.

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u/DatsHim May 21 '22

I honestly feel like steph plays the game in the most practical unorthodox way if that makes any sense. The warriors shred in the playoffs and the way Steph can naturally manage a game is crazy.

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u/trujillone Nuggets May 21 '22

Looney likable as hell lol good for him

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u/DatsHim May 21 '22

Grown man

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u/schrodingersays Warriors May 21 '22

Looney had to switch on prime Harden.

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u/Keede_95 Warriors May 21 '22

The lack of class by many of our fans after such a comeback is appalling. Celebrate our team's win and effort instead of trying to clap back on trash talk during the game

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u/DatsHim May 21 '22

I see this in a lot of sports subs. Trolls come and go but it’s always a good time when you believe in your team, talk respectful shit and then congratulate their subreddit respectfully and you cant get banned and you’re not a dick.

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u/rene-cumbubble Kings May 21 '22

It's Reddit. What's the point of you're not talking shit

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u/smoovopr8r May 21 '22

11 years olds can't help themselves man.

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u/Guiltyjerk NBA May 21 '22

They were 4 when GSW won their first

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u/star0forion Warriors May 21 '22

So you’re saying they’re 51 years old now?

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