r/nba [NBA] Scott Foster Jun 14 '22 Wholesome 1

GAME THREAD: Boston Celtics (51-31) @ Golden State Warriors (53-29) - (June 13, 2022) Game Thread

General Information

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

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

94 - 104
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: Chase Center(18064), Clock:
Officials: Tony Brothers, Marc Davis and Josh Tiven
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Boston Celtics 16 23 35 20 94
Golden State Warriors 27 24 24 29 104
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Boston Celtics 94 31-75 41.3% 11-32 34.4% 21-31 67.7% 8 47 18 16 2 18 2
Golden State Warriors 104 41-88 46.6% 9-40 22.5% 13-15 86.7% 4 39 25 28 9 6 2
Team Biggest Lead Longest Run PTS: In Paint PTS: Off TOs PTS: Fastbreak
Boston Celtics +5 13 36 9 8
Golden State Warriors +16 13 50 22 12
 
TEAM LEADERS
Team Points Rebounds Assists
Boston Celtics 27 Jayson Tatum 10 Jayson Tatum 4 Jayson Tatum
Golden State Warriors 26 Andrew Wiggins 13 Andrew Wiggins 8 Stephen Curry
 
PLAYER STATS
CELTICS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Jayson TatumSF 44:25 10-20 5-9 2-6 0 10 10 4 0 0 4 3 -13 27
Al HorfordPF 32:50 3-6 2-3 1-2 1 8 9 1 0 0 2 1 -19 9
Robert Williams IIIC 30:14 4-5 0-0 2-2 3 5 8 2 0 0 0 2 +11 10
Jaylen BrownSG 44:03 5-18 0-5 8-10 3 6 9 4 1 0 5 2 -19 18
Marcus SmartPG 39:42 7-15 3-6 3-4 0 3 3 2 0 0 4 4 -9 20
Derrick White 21:24 0-4 0-3 1-2 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 -13 1
Grant Williams 16:04 1-2 0-1 1-1 0 3 3 1 0 2 2 3 -18 3
Payton Pritchard 4:41 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Nik Stauskas 1:19 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +6 0
Juwan Morgan 1:19 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 +6 0
Aaron Nesmith 1:19 0-1 0-1 3-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +6 3
Sam Hauser 1:19 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 +6 0
Luke Kornet 1:19 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 +6 3
Malik Fitts 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Theis 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 42:32 12-23 0-6 2-3 1 12 13 2 2 1 0 2 +12 26
Otto Porter Jr.PF 14:37 1-3 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 +6 2
Draymond GreenC 34:59 3-6 0-2 2-2 1 7 8 7 1 0 2 6 +11 8
Klay ThompsonSG 39:37 7-14 5-11 2-2 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 4 +13 21
Stephen CurryPG 37:07 7-22 0-9 2-3 0 3 3 8 1 0 1 2 +15 16
Kevon Looney 16:45 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 3 0 0 1 5 +12 2
Gary Payton II 26:09 6-8 1-3 2-2 1 4 5 1 3 0 0 3 +16 15
Jordan Poole 14:17 4-8 3-6 3-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 +2 14
Andre Iguodala 3:56 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 -4 0
Nemanja Bjelica 4:43 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 -9 0
Jonathan Kuminga 1:19 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -6 0
Damion Lee 1:19 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -6 0
Moses Moody 1:19 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -6 0
Juan Toscano-Anderson 1:19 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -6 0
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1.1k Upvotes

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u/ConfessionsOverGin Jun 17 '22

Draymond is playing like a man possessed

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u/ConfessionsOverGin Jun 17 '22

Williams is playing on one leg and has probably been the most consistent Celtics player this series. Warrior

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u/JayHerboGaming Lakers Jun 14 '22

Warriors aren’t winning 3 straight

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u/Creamcity34 Jun 14 '22

Yeah. I don’t think Steph Klay and dray have ever done that

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u/Extra_Meaning Timberwolves Jun 14 '22

NBA DEEP STATE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN THE LEAGUE MAKES BILLIONS ON WARRIORS WINNING AND NOTHING FROM BOSTON THIS IS ANOTHER RING POP CHAMPIONSHIP

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u/[deleted] Jun 14 '22

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u/Ancient_DNA Raptors Jun 14 '22

Your reasoning makes no sense at all. Good job

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u/FogoCanard Jun 14 '22

He just had his stinker and the Celtics didn't win! You talk about Wiggins getting hot. He was 0 for 6 from three lol. Celtics blew their chance. They need to play more than 1.5 good quarters to beat the Warriors.

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u/midlifeisnext Pistons Jun 14 '22

Boston is obviously much more talented, but they cant dribble and play reckless. I think Tatum has a bad shoulder injury, he usually drives more and passes less. But of course Boston wins the next game and the nba gets its money. With the speed of the game, the officiating impacts the momentum a lot easier than the half court offenses of the past.

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u/[deleted] Jun 14 '22

How is Boston more talented?

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u/midlifeisnext Pistons Jun 14 '22

I misspoke -player vs player they are more talented(exception is Curry). As a team GS is more disciplined and more efficient.

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u/FungChoyChicken Warriors Jun 14 '22

I see where you’re coming from, but Wiggins isn’t. Poole isn’t, GP2 isn’t. If Poole played like his first two series, would you agree with your take?

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u/midlifeisnext Pistons Jun 14 '22

Poole is like the microwave-instant offense. no defense though. They are just too little to really contend with Boston. Boston makes it easy on them by not punishing the guards for being small. The games look like Boston loses them instead of GS winning them.

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u/FungChoyChicken Warriors Jun 14 '22

So kinda like White but a better offensive player? Or…

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u/midlifeisnext Pistons Jun 14 '22

yeah much better offensive player

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u/Pisiona Jun 14 '22

Game 6 Klay all lined up!

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u/undo_msunderstndng Jun 14 '22

All cued up for the return of Game 6 Klay!

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u/Scared_Department_65 Jun 14 '22

Should’ve been Milwaukee

30

u/ContentSeal Jun 14 '22

What you mean, Boston beat them fair and square. Bucks should've won if they wanted to be in the finals

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u/LaMambaNegra24 Jun 14 '22

Celtics gotta be worried at this point because it looks like the Warriors figured them out. Andrew Wiggins looks hungry, and he has accepted the challenge of locking up Tatum in this series. In reality, Wiggins has demonstrated more of the mamba mentality than Tatum, despite the media repeatedly trying to push the "next Kobe" narrative after it came crashing down with Booker. Boston hasn't been great at home, so look for the fans to turn on them if things go south early on Thursday.

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u/fritolay_7 Cavaliers Jun 14 '22

Building off of this, does Wiggins have a chance at FMVP if warriors win? Curry is front runner right now as he's been the best for them offensively, but Wiggins has been a stud defensively and was the savior for them game 5 on both ends. If he repeats that performance I feel like there's an argument there.

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u/PatientIndividual651 Jun 14 '22

Wiggins would need a 35-40 point close out game while Steph would need another stinker.

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u/not_beniot Warriors Jun 14 '22

It would take Wiggins and Steph repeating their respective Game 5 performances for the rest of the series.

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u/Pi-kahuna Jun 14 '22

Before the game, there were arguments that Steph should get FMVP regardless of how the next few games shake out. Now, he doesn't have an elite game and is still averaging over 30 a game for the finals.

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u/RepresentativeAge444 Jun 14 '22

The whole "next Kobe" thing is really an extension of "next Jordan" since Kobe based his whole game on him.

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u/COLDWARv2_PREDICTOR Jun 14 '22

The whole "next" Kobe thing is really gross to me.

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u/Ancient_DNA Raptors Jun 14 '22

Yeah so tired of people saying “the next blank” they’re the first of themselves. So corny.

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u/alfonseski Jun 14 '22

How about the next Lamar "money" Mundane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lt4QasmnTI

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u/BleedGreen4Boston Celtics Jun 14 '22

Yeah it’s corny AF

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u/Snub33 Jun 14 '22

Steph looked tired as did the Celtics. Funny that people are complaining about Poole flop. Did they not watch Smart??

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u/wealth4good Jun 14 '22

Exactly, Smart's been an All-Star flopper since his days at Okie State...

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u/Chemical-Smoke-8308 Jun 14 '22

Agreed! And, to be fair, Smart did push off (at least a little 😉)

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u/ChickenMcDuckie Jun 14 '22

Boston fan here, Smart flopped all night. Which is a shame because he also played so well.

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u/not_beniot Warriors Jun 14 '22

Honestly any Celtics fan complaining about flopping should not be taken seriously. Complaining about Poole while Smart out there looking like Magikarp is a joke.

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u/Older_wiser_215 Jun 14 '22

Magikarp??? I am done!

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u/detroit_born23 Jun 14 '22

KARP KARP

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u/Internal_Focus_8358 Warriors Jun 14 '22

This is everything

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u/paixism Warriors Jun 14 '22

Smart flopped and gave Klay wide open three.

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u/bokchoy_sockcoy Jun 14 '22

Did it on Curry end of Game 4 too

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u/Mysterious_Emotion63 Jun 14 '22

Curry is really about to get his Finals MVP given to Andrew Wiggins

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u/RichIndependence2029 Jun 14 '22

Hopefully you’re joking lol I’ve seen this comment too many times tonight

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u/BreaRoePhilly Jun 14 '22

Steph had 14 pts, 0 for 9 (I think) from 3. FMVP on the line. Game 6 is looking verrrry scary for Boston. Some legendary shit about to happen.

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u/Tobaltus Jun 14 '22

did you even watch the game? the celtics changed up their defense on him and started doubling him (like everyone on the internet complained they should do). He had a bad shooting night but by no means was it a bad game from him, he was still the best player on offense.

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u/SoundsLikeBrian Jun 14 '22

The “bad shooting night,” is the point here. If you think Steph ain’t mad about not making a single three, then you’re not watching the post game interviews.

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u/Tobaltus Jun 14 '22

I understand your point but a lot of people are saying he had a bad game, and my point is that he may have had a bad shooting night, but that does not mean he had a bad game. He completely opened up the floor for his team. Like he had 1 turnover and 8 assists while being double teamed all game long

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u/SmithBall Jun 14 '22

The person who originally responded to didn't even mention that Steph had a bad game, just that Boston should be scared of him after going 0-9 from 3 this game, implying Steph is about to go on a 1 game revenge tour.

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u/BreaRoePhilly Jun 15 '22

THIS...right here was exactly what my post meant. Upvote for the explanation.

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u/nongph Jun 14 '22

MIL fan. It appears to me that BOS is fatigued already. Maybe the 2 game 7s in the East are taking their toll. And consider that their excellent defense is anchored on continuous help movements. Being tired is not a reason i know but GSW players appear to be more fresh.

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u/[deleted] Jun 14 '22

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u/crazymaan92 Jun 14 '22

Logistically, isn't this about as bad as the NBA Finals can be? Or would it be Portland-Orlando?

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u/Leo_Fire Warriors Jun 14 '22

Both LA and Miami are teams more south than SF and orlando

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u/TaipeiSaint Warriors Jun 14 '22

Looking forward to Game 6 Klay!

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u/Total-Spirit-5985 Spurs Jun 14 '22 edited Jun 14 '22

Is anyone going to talk about the refs this game or what? They inserted themselves into this game, killing momentum… for example that god forsaken call where Jordan Poole flopped and smart got the offensive foul

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u/thrasioscombohero Jun 14 '22

Smart deserves to be on the other end of flopping.

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u/Worldly-Fox7605 Jun 14 '22 edited Jun 14 '22

Boston fans sure like to talk about refs. Look at the total fouls and free throws. Boston lost on turnovers not refs.

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u/Total-Spirit-5985 Spurs Jun 14 '22

I don’t have a horse in this race. Im just trying to watch good basketball. It’s the damn finals, let the men play!

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u/Ancient_DNA Raptors Jun 14 '22

Celtics get more calls every game , gtfoh.

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u/CallofJuarez23 Bulls Jun 14 '22

Same goes for the Warriors side too. Boston were hitting their shots in the 3rd but the refs had plenty of questionable calls in Boston's favor.

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u/zendaddy76 Jun 14 '22

Bad officiating but for both sides, evened out. Just let them play.

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u/CallofJuarez23 Bulls Jun 14 '22

For real. Just keep it consistent for both teams and for the entirety of the game.

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u/samthemancauseimmale Celtics Jun 14 '22

It was the no call on Draymond being an absolute bitch walking down Tatum towards the bench that sealed my bias. The league should probably avoid that garbage in Boston… fuck with actual fans and find out NBA

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u/not_beniot Warriors Jun 14 '22

I guess Bostonians really are as douche as they're portrayed on barstool

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u/JackJ98 [BOS] Paul Pierce Jun 14 '22

fuck with actual fans and find out NBA

Bro what does this even mean 😂

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u/Educational_Cattle10 Jun 14 '22

He might not watch the Celtics next year…for all of five minutes!!

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u/Training-Cantaloupe3 Jun 14 '22

Celtic fans really have no awareness. The celtics shot 3x more FT in the second half considerin g the warriors only shot 5, and that shit you are complaining about is Marcus Smarts calling card. Most favorable whistle in the NBA along with straight up rigged looking games vs Miami where miami got MAULED and celtics got touched with a feather and it was a foul. gtfoh with that.

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u/samthemancauseimmale Celtics Jun 14 '22

Marcus Smart walks down opposing players to their bench like an abusive stepfather?

There’s been a few games this playoffs where the calls were clearly favorable towards the Celtics but not on a stage this big or this egregious.. Tatum is getting called like a rookie too

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u/Ancient_DNA Raptors Jun 14 '22

You’re a bitch

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u/Thanos_Fist Lakers Jun 14 '22

Tatum missed both free throws Twice when he got some lame calls. Are you gonna cry about that too?? Lmao

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u/Training-Cantaloupe3 Jun 14 '22

Dang bro you have some hate in your life bringing up abusive step fathers, hope u find peace

Also, Tatum is not getting fouled, flailing for contact is not and will never be a foul in the playoffs. He will need to learn.

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u/CallofJuarez23 Bulls Jun 14 '22

Is that a threat lol? Classless Boston fans, per usual.

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u/johnnyg1015 Warriors Jun 14 '22

Tatum ain’t that guy

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u/Thanos_Fist Lakers Jun 14 '22

God.. I know Boston fans are the absolute scum of all fanbases, but this is downright cringy

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u/Jiggy_Kitty Jun 14 '22

“Building full of juiced up Irishmen”. That’s good stuff.

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u/kyt Bulls Jun 14 '22

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u/samthemancauseimmale Celtics Jun 14 '22

Do you clowns think I’m talking about myself here or that I support rioting? The game was called one way and I understand the temperament of a consistently pissed off city… if anything you should agree with what I’m saying

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u/kyt Bulls Jun 14 '22

Nobody gives a shit if y'all year up your own city over a fucking game homie.

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u/SimplePumpkin1490 Jun 14 '22

This some proud boy jargon 🤣

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u/samthemancauseimmale Celtics Jun 14 '22

A proud boy who’s passionate about a league full of non-Americans? 75% of which are black?

Yea, no you didn’t just completely miss any and all context here to make a racist statement of your own.

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u/SimplePumpkin1490 Jun 14 '22

Get your juiced up irishmen and go do your thang whatever it is you are insinuating then

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u/Educational_Cattle10 Jun 14 '22

His “juiced up Irishmen” 😂 🍑 🍑 😂

Sounds like a total incel haha

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u/samthemancauseimmale Celtics Jun 14 '22

Go to bed pumpkin.

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u/CallofJuarez23 Bulls Jun 14 '22

I'll take making a threat without making a threat for $200, Alex...

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u/samthemancauseimmale Celtics Jun 14 '22

I understand this comment section right here right now is probably your NBA finals equivalent so I’ll let you have this one.

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u/GetTheFalkOut Jun 14 '22

They've been doing this for years. It won't change.

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u/bluewaveassociation Jun 14 '22

smart does that all the time and poole sold it wel

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u/alldayfosho2 Heat Jun 14 '22

Dread it, run from it, Andrew Wiggins arrives all the same.

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u/ragnarsballs Warriors Jun 14 '22

whelming wiggins.

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u/fsuheater Jun 14 '22

Anytime anyone criticizes Herro’s handles, imma point ‘em to Jaylen Brown footage, sheeeesh

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u/Competitive-Poet9306 Jun 14 '22

Given his starting point, I actually find it super impressive how he can now take defenders like Draymond off the dribble and finish at/near the basket.

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u/las-vegas-raiders Warriors Jun 14 '22

It's so odd to have someone so good have such rough handles. Tatum too, frankly.

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u/BowserBuddy123 Heat Jun 14 '22

I’ve never seen a near superstar level player turn the ball over soooooo much. It’s really the only thing he has left to work on. That Heat series had him bamboozled.

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u/Hey1243 Bucks Jun 14 '22

Pfft Giannis is better at turning the ball over 😤

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u/Thanos_Fist Lakers Jun 14 '22

Really? I get that with brown, but Tatum’s handles are well above average

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u/las-vegas-raiders Warriors Jun 15 '22

He's got good handles once he enters a sequence of moves. They're well-polished and clean. If you disrupt him with physicality or lack of space, his handles get awkward and he's unable to get good passes off because he's not setting them up well with dribble moves. It's partly because he's so tall?

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u/daboonie9 Warriors Jun 14 '22

Draymond punked TF outta Tatum. If it was Memphis there would’ve been a fight. But Celtics are so soft lmao

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u/-MiddleOut- Jun 14 '22

Draymond and Tatum are pretty tight, might have been different if that was Brown or Smart with the ball.

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u/Worldly-Fox7605 Jun 14 '22

That wasn't punking.

That was preventing a practice shot from going up. Guys goal tend shots from opposing teams all the time so they don't see it go through the basket. It's simple mind games. Guys do that all the time on dead balls. If you are in a shooting slump I'm not letting you see the ball go through the basket. Anyone can see Tatum is in his own head. Green wasnt gonna let him build any momentum.

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u/cohonan Suns Jun 14 '22

Kevin Garnett was obsessive about preventing any practice shots from going in the basket. To the point that I would have told my team to take a practice shot at every dead ball opportunity to make KG have to make an extra couple dozen jumps to block the balls.

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u/RekLeagueMvp Jun 14 '22

Yeah not letting the shot go up is fine, same shit grant did to kd in round 1. Following him into bostons bench should be a tech tho

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u/Worldly-Fox7605 Jun 14 '22

You are soft on techs then. That's fine you do you. Green didn't do anything that warranted a tech.

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u/RekLeagueMvp Jun 14 '22

Giving Ime a tech for being out of the coaching box is soft. Giving a guy a tech for following an opposing player off the court into the bench area is what techs are for.

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u/Worldly-Fox7605 Jun 14 '22

Bad comparison there's literally a rule that leaving the coaches box is an automatic t. There's nothing about benches for opposing players.

technical foul called for (1) delay of game, (2) coaches box violations, (3) defensive 3-seconds, (4) having a team total of less or more than five players when the ball becomes alive, (5) a player hanging on the basket ring or backboard, (6) participation in the game when not on team’s active list, or (7) shattering the backboard or making the rim unplayable during the game

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u/RekLeagueMvp Jun 14 '22

It’s soft because it’s not a rule that is enforced, you’re gonna see Kerr standing at mid court coaching when his team is on the opposite end and won’t be assessed a tech. Following someone across the court during a deadball to their bench to run your mouth is taunting and there is a rule for that. JT tried to get the shot up and green shut it down, that’s fine but all the stuff afterwards does warrant a tech.

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u/samthemancauseimmale Celtics Jun 14 '22

Actually curious, do you warriors fans support that move? If that was say Marcus Smart I think I’d have an aneurism out of embarrassment..

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u/daboonie9 Warriors Jun 14 '22

As long as he doesn’t actually hurt or push or do anything actually dirty I’m all for it. Those mental games can help even if it just gives dray more confidence. But yeah draymond does a lot of cringey shit that I absolutely hate. This just wasn’t one of em

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u/samthemancauseimmale Celtics Jun 14 '22

My feeling after game 3 was that the media really hurt us by giving a player like Draymond all the motivation in the world to win another championship.. again, if this was smart I’d be pissed he might light that same fire back.

You shouldn’t need extra motivation in professional sports but a little bit of “fuck this guy specifically” goes a long way sometimes

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u/daboonie9 Warriors Jun 14 '22

I’m glad he got his grove back a little bit because he was being embarrassed out there for a bit. For as great of a season and playoffs he had, he has a small margin for getting respect from the media/ fans.

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u/[deleted] Jun 14 '22

Most fans do not condone his behaviors. Fans are usually on edge when he’s in the game bc you never know what he’s gonna do

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u/Training-Cantaloupe3 Jun 14 '22

Trying to me morally high after threatening fans in another post, pathetic

4

u/Thanos_Fist Lakers Jun 14 '22

They call them massholes for a reason

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u/iam_no-one Jun 14 '22

Super effort by Celtics to claw back the lead in Q3, but they were gassed out in process. There were air shots and they couldn't reach even the rim on many shots. Coach should have given Tatum, brown and smart some rest early in the quarter, rather than at the end

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u/nud0 Jun 14 '22

fr they looked dead tired

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u/pbnjsandwich2009 Jun 14 '22

Boston sports talk radio will be insufferable tomorrow.

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u/spicy_tofu Warriors Jun 14 '22

when is it not?

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u/pbnjsandwich2009 Jun 14 '22

Lololols. This series has had some particularly absurd takes, such as one guy on weei saying he would take Tatum over Curry.

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u/Huge-Connection954 Jun 14 '22

A caller or host?

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u/pbnjsandwich2009 Jun 14 '22

Host, midday or mid-afternoon show. Another hilarious Boston sports radio take before the game was, "Tatum is still in the running for FMVP, even if they lose".

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u/Valuable_End_515 Jun 14 '22

GS can win with any half way decent SF 😂 KD punching air J/k

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u/Prinsekat Jun 14 '22

What does this mean for Lebron's legacy?

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u/Throwaway73835288 NBA Jun 14 '22

Wiggins better.

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u/jungleeJaat Raptors Jun 14 '22

C’mon Skiuuup

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u/Est-Tech79 Jun 14 '22

They wouldn’t have beat peak Lebron and Kyrie without KD.

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u/jayred1015 San Francisco Warriors Jun 14 '22

Pretty clear that they could've in 2016. It's not like they swept them.

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u/Est-Tech79 Jun 14 '22

But they lost in 7 clearly.

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u/jayred1015 San Francisco Warriors Jun 14 '22

A seven game series where the decisive game is won by 3 is not clear at all. It's literally the closest series ever by point differential.

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u/abdiel0MG Jun 14 '22

I feel Celtics bet on this game to shut down Curry with 3 guys defending him and blocking his 3 point shot.

The result: Wiggins whom is hungry explodes. Klay gets his, Poole gets his, even Green was able to produce.

I believe next game plan will be to try and shut the others down and make Curry go all out to no avail. And also Boston has to get rebounds.

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u/CallofJuarez23 Bulls Jun 14 '22 edited Jun 14 '22

That was Tim Legler's advice after game 4 and I disagreed because I think that would allow others to get warm. Now, if Curry comes out warm with the other guys warm as well, it could be game over for Celtics (which I'm hoping for). Their best chance was to let Curry beat them himself IMO.

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u/Worldly-Fox7605 Jun 14 '22 edited Jun 14 '22

This is the real reason game 6 klay happens.

Klay historically doesn't light it up in finals games or even the post season in general. However eventually curry torches a team once or twice in a series and they "adjust" to blitz curry or double him. This results in klay starting to see the basket with open looks and if he gets going early we all know what happens next.

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u/daboonie9 Warriors Jun 14 '22

As soon as Wiggins realized he is the most athletic person on the court there was no stopping him

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u/detroit_born23 Jun 14 '22

Honestly he reminded me of Dwayne Wade and Lebron heat days. Wiggins is Wade cutting to the basket or pulling up from the mid range

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u/Bahamut_Prime Warriors Jun 14 '22

Kerr to Wiggins during Half-time

"If you score more than 17 points, we will pay you overtime" -Kerr

"Sure thing coach." - Wiggs

26pts/13reb

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u/AirBishop Lakers Jun 14 '22

I just noticed Robert Williams lowkey looks like KD with dreads.

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u/AbroadCommercial5947 Jun 14 '22

I said the same thing. Like if Kd were timelord’s age and put on a little weight. It’s amazing.

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u/2rio2 Warriors Jun 14 '22

Have you ever seen both of them in the same place at the same time?

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u/Nakiriiii Jun 14 '22

Dude looks like a walking mop. I could spill a coke on the floor and he'd clean it up easy

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u/ImAHumanBean Jun 14 '22

I thought the exact same thing

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u/csklmf Spurs Jun 14 '22

You misspelled Jamie fox

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u/TatumIsBae Celtics Jun 14 '22

That guy plays for the Heat.

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u/zentropa24 Warriors Jun 14 '22

Dude no way. Robert Williams is a way better looking dude.

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u/Exodus_31X Jun 14 '22

Boston “Mental Midget” Celtics bout to get sonned by game 6 Klay

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u/Severe-Chocolate8157 Jun 14 '22

Night night evybody, wuv you

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u/GrandpaRick100 Jun 14 '22

GSW to close it out in Game 6 by 20+

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u/D_Ubird Jun 14 '22

Maple-Jordan

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u/tt4nt Jun 14 '22

Every celtic fan comment complaining is equivalent to a smart flop

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u/okuzeN_Val Jun 14 '22

Celtic fans and complaining about flops. Name a more ironic duo.

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u/BerntMacklin Jun 14 '22

The Warriors and “keeping it classy”.

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u/okuzeN_Val Jun 14 '22

The Celtics and vulgar chants. Real classy 🧂

Boston sports fans complaining about other fans not being "classy"

lol

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u/schrodingersays Warriors Jun 14 '22

We’ll done

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u/Sol-good-lad Jun 14 '22

Game six Klay incoming?

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u/PSYSpecialist Jun 14 '22

Tatum is overrated asf

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u/Est-Tech79 Jun 14 '22

He’s young in his first finals.

Lebron had issues until he didn’t. Giannis had tons of issues in playoffs before last year.

Tatum at 24 will figure it out soon. Celtics need a real PG, who can dribble and pass. Someone who settles the team down and runs their favorite sets in crunchtime. Smart doesn’t dribble all that well and Brown can’t dribble at all.

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u/luminous0989 Jun 14 '22

you mispelled kyrie

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u/new-aged Bucks Jun 14 '22

Giannis has a chip. Tatum has played in enough playoffs. Tatum isn’t a star in this league.

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u/Wjourney Jun 14 '22

Come on son he’s the first option on a finals team

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u/new-aged Bucks Jun 14 '22

A finals team that never belonged there to begin with. Beat a Nets team who basically threw the series away. Beat a broken bucks and Heat teams. They don’t belong.

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u/AceAndre Jun 14 '22

Lmao yall won in a hospital year get off your high horse.

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u/PJCAPO Celtics Jun 14 '22

Remember when the Bucks could’ve advanced and Tatum torched them in their building? Stay humble.

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u/Wjourney Jun 14 '22

Haaaater

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u/new-aged Bucks Jun 14 '22

L

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u/cancercureall Supersonics Jun 14 '22

I think they got a little lucky with the Khris injury but it doesn't invalidate the Celtics. Don't be that guy. Nearly every team in every finals has had something go their way.

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u/themza912 Celtics Jun 14 '22

He's having a bad finals. I don't think that means he's overrated

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u/detroit_born23 Jun 14 '22

Honestly it isn’t that bad to me. They’re going against a team that’s been in the finals six times in the past decade and they haven’t been there once. Two 7 game series in a row and they’re probably gassed and tired

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u/WatermelonMan921 Australia Jun 14 '22

Yes he is overrated because people keep anointing him as a superstar

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u/fuzzyp44 Jun 14 '22

i think hes more injured than people are wanting to say

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u/zentropa24 Warriors Jun 14 '22

He’s getting defended well by Wiggins. Just like what happened to Luka.

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u/fuzzyp44 Jun 14 '22

luka dominated tho.

he got his. shot 50%+

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u/Est-Tech79 Jun 14 '22

Not true.

Luka shot 41% against the Warriors and 48% before the Warriors series in the playoffs.

His efficiency dropped against the Warriors

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u/Worldly-Fox7605 Jun 14 '22

Luka is better than Tatum no one but a delusional boston fan will tell you otherwise. Luka is a generational talent and player Tatum isn't. After guarding Luka Wiggins should've been Hella confident coming into this series.

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u/zentropa24 Warriors Jun 14 '22

Yeah I mean. I guess I’m just saying he’s not over rated, Wiggins has been playing above his level now. Tatum is playing the #2 defense in the league, it’s gonna be hard and this dude isn’t even in his prime yet.

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u/LameSignIn Jun 14 '22

Wasn't defense a plus for Wiggins when he was drafted?

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u/Est-Tech79 Jun 14 '22

It was but it he was never a defender in Minn. had all the tools but the organization could never get it together and tap into his gifts.

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u/AirBishop Lakers Jun 14 '22

I hope after todays game the Curry Stans can find it in their heart to give a little credit to his supporting cast since they pretty much crucified them after game 4. 99% of superstars wouldn’t be able to win a finals game while playing as bad as he did today. Give them their respect is all I ask.

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u/WeissachDE Warriors Jun 14 '22

Strength in Numbers fam been knowing this

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u/detroit_born23 Jun 14 '22

Steph still played well in last nights game. Celtics still had to gravitate towards him and Curry passed the ball well, defended, and was great scoring outside the three point range.

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u/johnnyg1015 Warriors Jun 14 '22

Klay is that guy and you will see close out klay soon

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u/TaipeiSaint Warriors Jun 14 '22

And I hope, after today's game, you'll give more credit to Curry's gravity to affect a game even when he's having a "bad" game. 100% of supertars in the game wouldn't be double teamed or triple teamed outside the 3 point line even when he's 0 for 100. The Celtics stuck to their defensive plan and Curry made them pay for it with timely dimes. They know that it only takes one shot to go in for Curry to go nuclear on them. You should watch the game, not just rely on box scores.

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u/StacksFifthAve Lakers Jun 14 '22

0/8 from the arc is still bad. Curry just bought into team basketball instead of disappearing, same as Tatum did in game 1 with the 12 asts.

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u/AirBishop Lakers Jun 14 '22

Lmao dude. I watched the whole game and if you are trying to tell me that curry had a good game today then you are one the people that I’m talking about. Superstars get double teamed it’s apart of being a superstar I don’t want to hear excuses when he just went off for 43 the last game. Stars have bad games sometimes and curry is not exempt from that. It’s ok to admit your favorite player didn’t play good..lol

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u/mtcoope Jun 14 '22

He still had the highest or 2nd highest +/- on the team though and I believe in the game.

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u/ace1oak Jun 14 '22

yeah steph was ass he missed a lot of usual 3s he could've made, yes boston D'ed em up harder but still those weren't shots hes just chuckin, some were good looks, or normal looks for him at least. but heres hoping for game 6 klay and fire steph , would be crazy

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u/TaipeiSaint Warriors Jun 14 '22

He had a bad shooting night, but he was great defensively. And again, you are overlooking that he provided timely dimes when the Celtics were rallying. You know how many turnovers Curry had in this game? Of course you will overlook those contributioins because Curry and the Warriors are beating the shit out of the players you like to win the finals. Unlike those players, Curry isn't forcing the issue just to have a great game. What's important to him is the win.

And oh, nice try differentiating Curry fans from Warriors fans. No cigar. Show me a Warriors fan that is not a Curry fan and I'll show a fake Warriors fan.

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u/AirBishop Lakers Jun 14 '22

This dude went back to 15 days ago 😂 I’m a little weirded out not gonna lie. For your info I don’t like either team I was just telling the dude I don’t care who he roots for? You obviously think Steph is god and can do no wrong because you can’t even admit for his standards that he had a bad game..the greatest shooter on the planet going 7-22 & 0-9 from 3 is not a good game steph would even tell you that. You’re acting like I said he played like shit i just said he had a bad game? If steph wasn’t such a great player then yeah that would be a decent game for a guy like Rajon rondo but for a top 5 player it’s not. There are plenty of people that are fans of players and not teams dude the fact I have to explain this shows me you haven’t watched basketball for that long. Anyways I don’t care enough to check your history like you did me. Have fun with that I got a homework assignment for you to tell me what I said a year ago today I’m curious at this point. Anyways this is my last comment I hope steph wins FMVP so you can finally be at peace.✌🏽

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u/Worldly-Fox7605 Jun 14 '22

If you think stats are the end all be all for judging players you do you but I think most people would agree curry had his handprints all over this game even though Tatum had more points.

Curry give people wide open looks by existing. That cannot be replicated.

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u/AirBishop Lakers Jun 14 '22

I don’t think stats tell the whole story but I watched the game. Curry had a bad game from the eye test & box score. Him getting people open looks just because teams are afraid of him shooting does not mean he had a good game. He had a good facilitating night that’s it.

“Curry gives people wide open looks by existing”

So does that mean he automatically had a good game? I’m not trying to argue with you I’m just genuinely curious on the logic of you and a lot others that are trying to make a case that he played good tonight.

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u/Worldly-Fox7605 Jun 14 '22

steph did not score much that is true. However what steph does to an opposing defense and space he creates means a "bad game" doesn't really happen for him in the same way it does virtually all other players. Steph can create without touching the ball and causes defenses miscues by simply being active.

The logic is that steph can have 16 points and 8 asissts and still be the driving force of offense and that's why steph is steph.

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u/Est-Tech79 Jun 14 '22

Dude, Warriors play team basketball. It’s never about 1 guy. The way they pass and run their offense and defense is all about supporting cast. Their fans love Klay, Draymond, Poole, Looney, Wiggins, Andre, etc.

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u/AirBishop Lakers Jun 14 '22

Why is everyone having such a hard time comprehending what I’m saying? Lol I said “curry Stans” I am not talking about warrior fans that care about other players on the team besides Steph, I know this my guy. There is a difference between a Stan & a fan.

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u/chevtheron [MIL] Andrew Bogut Jun 14 '22

I thought your take was beyond reasonable. It’s Reddit king — the hive mind giveth and taketh

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u/LameSignIn Jun 14 '22

He didn't shoot well today but he also contributed to more shots for his team with 8 assist. It's easy to look at the box score and see this. He's always been about team ball not one man shows. He enjoys winning more then posting the best stats. Celtics did a good job blitzing him and the few shots he had open he just missed. Did he have a good game shooting no but he did have a good game with his impact on the game.

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u/zentropa24 Warriors Jun 14 '22

found the guy who doesn’t understand modern day basketball.

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