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insidehoops
04-30-2022, 12:25 AM
Memphis Grizzlies (2) vs. Golden State Warriors (3) 2022 NBA playoffs Western Conference Semifinals series discussion thread.

• Game 1: Golden State 117, Memphis 116
• Game 2: Memphis 106, Golden State 101
• Game 3: Golden State 142, Memphis 112
• Game 4: Golden State 101, Memphis 98
• Game 5: Memphis 134, Golden State 95
• Game 6: Golden State 110, Memphis 96

Warriors win series 4-2

Kawhi_Why_Not
04-30-2022, 12:35 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/sportsvids991/status/1520249603442229251

Any guy who dances like a damn stud like that ain't getting eliminated by cuck curry no way

hold this L
04-30-2022, 12:41 AM
Jeff, can you add a poll?

ArbitraryWater
04-30-2022, 12:42 AM
Warriors in 5

quick & painless

dbugz
04-30-2022, 12:48 AM
this grizzlies team aint winning a game in this series

NBAGOAT
04-30-2022, 02:12 AM
Warriors in 6. Morant will play better this series and are more equipped to guard the splash trio

justin43
04-30-2022, 02:15 AM
Some of these comments will not age well.:lol

Im Still Ballin
04-30-2022, 09:43 AM
Warriors in a hard 6. Closer to 7 than 5.

Memphis' physicality and toughness will push Golden State to the limit.

tontoz
04-30-2022, 12:47 PM
I am also going with Warriors in 6. They have two big weaknesses, turnovers and rebounding. Memphis can exploit both.

However in the end i think the Warriors experience will make the difference.

SATAN
04-30-2022, 01:13 PM
There's literally no point watching this apart from Morant highlights here and there. Steph is gonna be shimmying and carrying on like it's his own world against practically rookie comp.

fsvr54
04-30-2022, 01:34 PM
Wolves could've swept if they knew how to close.

Warriors in 4

bdonovan
04-30-2022, 01:52 PM
The Grizz are a tough, physical team and the Warriors have problems with them. (Over last 3 years, Grizz have a 6-4 record against Warriors in regular season (https://www.landofbasketball.com/head_to_head_gl/warriors_vs_grizzlies_game_log_season.htm)).

The critical factor will not be GP2's defense on Morant. Or even rebounds and turnovers.

It's going to be about matching the Grizzlie's physicality. The way to do that on offense is team play, especially screens.

The Warriors fluid motion offense is brought to a halt by Memphis in-your-face defense, esp. Morant and Brooks. If the Warriors are going to play like a bunch of fairies and spectators on offense (see Otto Porter; or formerly KD), they will lose. Only through regular screening on and off the ball will the Warriors have a chance. That means Looney, Draymond, and contributions by Wiggins and the bench. I want to see Poole and Klay getting into the habit as well (just as Steph screens for others).

Without this element, Memphis will be hounding GSW into turnover after turnover, just like the regular season- where Memphis won 3-1. It's NOT about this injury or that injury. That's too tactical. Regardless of who's on the court for the Warriors, if they are scrambling on offense, scurrying away from Memphis' physicality, they WILL lose.

AlternativeAcc.
04-30-2022, 02:21 PM
Warriors should sweep these guys. They have 4 players better than Grizzlies best player. This series shouldn't be close.

Akeem34TheDream
04-30-2022, 02:42 PM
Grizzlies plays better than sum of their individual talent. This series will be close. But Warriors in 6.

tontoz
04-30-2022, 07:40 PM
In the first round Bane attempted 9 3s per game shooting 48%. He averaged 23 ppg with a 67% TS. Wow

insidehoops
04-30-2022, 07:55 PM
Jeff, can you add a poll?

Whoops, should have. Guess this time people can just post their predictions. Thanks.

Chuckbe
04-30-2022, 08:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-cHuxEnPU8

hold this L
04-30-2022, 10:47 PM
In the first round Bane attempted 9 3s per game shooting 48%. He averaged 23 ppg with a 67% TS. Wow

This is who the Warriors need to slow down. Bane, Jones, ensure JJJ is in foul trouble every single game, and make Ja take as many jumpers as possible.

justin43
04-30-2022, 11:27 PM
This is who the Warriors need to slow down. Bane, Jones, ensure JJJ is in foul trouble every single game, and make Ja take as many jumpers as possible.

How are the Warriors going to accomplish this? Ja is going to have a far easier time going to the rim this series than last series. What big in the Warriors is going to give JJJ such a hard time that he will get JJJ in foul trouble? If anything Draymond may have a rough series ahead for him. He has more than a shooting big to worry about this time. This series is going to be who wins more? The Grizzlies inside game or the Warriors outside game.

hold this L
05-01-2022, 02:00 AM
How are the Warriors going to accomplish this? Ja is going to have a far easier time going to the rim this series than last series. What big in the Warriors is going to give JJJ such a hard time that he will get JJJ in foul trouble? If anything Draymond may have a rough series ahead for him. He has more than a shooting big to worry about this time. This series is going to be who wins more? The Grizzlies inside game or the Warriors outside game.
JJJ is a bit of an idiot though, he grabs offensive fouls instead of just defensive ones. However in regards to Ja, he's going to have a better series than the last one. You're right he'll have a much easier time to get to the paint, and Warriors generally play a let 1 player beat you while they lock up others type of strategy. As for Ja, box & 1, Dray roaming when Wiggins, GP or whoever is guarding him. I still expect Ja to get much better numbers than last series, they are a bad matchup for Warriors. Point is just not let him freely go the paint and turn it into a dunking competition. They will likely dare him to take 3s while sagging off him.

Gotterdammerung
05-01-2022, 02:03 PM
If the GSW's three-headed trio's high octane firepower is sizzling hot and efficient, and their defense slows down the Grizzlies' stout offense, they certainly can win.

The Warriors breezed through the hobbled Nuggets by exploiting matchups and not having to play hard on defense.
:durantunimpressed:
Unfortunately, the Warriors won't have any such advantages over the Grizzlies cuz their guards are much better on defense and their bigs can switch and trap much better. Plus the Grizz guards are offensively potent, which will force the three-headed trio to actually play playoff-caliber defense.

Ergo, the Grizz should win because they are actually more potent on offense, (they play faster, score more, and shoot almost as well, and they rebound better and turn the ball less) and much stronger physically. Moreover, their defense is capable of slowing down the Warriors' perimeter marksmen.

Remember, the GSW has won only one title without KD and that was against a rookie coach in Blatt and an injured Cavaliers team. They are older, slower, and not quite as deep as that 2015 version. Plus the Grizzlies beat them last year in the play-in tournament, and they improved much better this year.
:kobe:
It's Ja Morant's chance to seize the league.

Memphis in 7

ArbitraryWater
05-01-2022, 02:19 PM
Whoops, should have. Guess this time people can just post their predictions. Thanks.

:oldlol:

imdaman99
05-01-2022, 03:38 PM
I dunno how much of a hot take this is, but I think Bane is the Grizzlies' best player. Most important as well

Akeem34TheDream
05-01-2022, 03:41 PM
I dunno how much of a hot take this is, but I think Bane is the Grizzlies' best player. Most important as well

Most of ISH thinks Ja makes Grizzlies worse lol.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 03:51 PM
Let's go !!!

Im Still Ballin
05-01-2022, 03:53 PM
Sup fellas.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 03:54 PM
Damn Klay has the best spot up shot ever

Nowoco
05-01-2022, 03:56 PM
This is like a game of 2K with everyone just jacking up threes with 15 on the shot clock :lol

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 03:57 PM
Warriors "strategy" of leaving Morant wide open for 3 not working. Get Draymond off Morant, and keep GP3 there.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:01 PM
Solid hustle play by Wiggins; first OR, then scrambles to tie up Grizzlies, get jump-ball called.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:03 PM
Jaren Jackson rim protection thank you

No more watching layups like jokic

r0drig0lac
05-01-2022, 04:03 PM
GPII wow

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:03 PM
Klay- go over and grab a rebound. Just standing around like someone else should do it. You have to gang rebound if you're playing small ball.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:05 PM
Bane whats the point of being ripped when your letting small guys baptize you like that damn

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:06 PM
Hell yeah

Bane "curry it will be very painful"

Curry "you're a big guy"

Bane "for you"

Im Still Ballin
05-01-2022, 04:07 PM
Rebounding and physicality. You wonder how big an issue this will cause GSW?

Akeem34TheDream
05-01-2022, 04:11 PM
Rebounding and physicality. You wonder how big an issue this will cause GSW?

It was obviously going to create problems. Most Warriors fans were praying to matchup against the Timberwolwes. That was a much easier opponent for GSW.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:11 PM
I love brooks defense on curry

But i want his usage at like 15% this series

Thinks he's way better then he is

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:12 PM
I like Wiggins' intensity; refusing to pass the ball to Steph lol and goes one-on-one, draws the foul. Good to have one player who can slash against a physical defense.

Nowoco
05-01-2022, 04:12 PM
Oh great. Ja injured. Just what this PS needed, another injury.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:16 PM
Ja gets doubled in the paint and makes the perfect pass for a 3

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:16 PM
Warriors don't know what the @#$#@ they're doing in this zone defense.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:19 PM
Curry missing his defensive assignments

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:19 PM
ever since curry went back into the starting lineup, jordan poole has played awful.

I called it too like a week ago this would happen. He probably thinks hes better overall then klay and feels insulted off the bench.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:20 PM
wooo hoooo

Ja running circles around these clowns

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:21 PM
ever since curry went back into the starting lineup, jordan poole has played awful.

I called it too like a week ago this would happen. He probably thinks hes better overall then klay and feels insulted off the bench.

He's also intimidated by Memphis' physicality. He's getting bullied when Memphis is on offense; when he has the ball on offense, he's quick/rushed to pass.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:22 PM
Warriors don't know what the @#$#@ they're doing in this zone defense.

Leave it to Kerr to screw up a perfectly fine thing. The Warriors know how to play 1:1 defense with help D etc. Switching to zone D is not working.

tpols
05-01-2022, 04:22 PM
Talk about home cooking. Looney and porter got slammed in the paint with no call.

And how you gonna let a dude who weighs 165 lbs flex on you? This Ja guy needs to be laid out.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:24 PM
Anyone else watching NBA.com LeaguePass. We don't get ads in timeouts, we see what's happening in intermission. Of all I've watched, Memphis has the most amateurish intermission events. I'd prefer ads almost.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:24 PM
curry can't handle playing against another star point guard

ja on pace for 56 points

insidehoops
05-01-2022, 04:24 PM
Game 1, end of 1Q: Grizzlies 32, Warriors 24

GRIZZLIES

Ja Morant 14 pts, 4 reb

De'Anthony Melton 7 off the Grizzlies bench

Grizzlies 37% FG

WARRIORS

Steph 8 pts, 3 ast

Klay 1/6 FG

Dray 2 steals

Otto Porter 5 rebs 2 ast off the Warriors bench

Warriors 39% FG

FT: Grizzles 6/9, Warriors 1/2

Im Still Ballin
05-01-2022, 04:25 PM
Memphis with 20 rebounds already; and 7 of those are offensive boards.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:25 PM
There you go jaren jackson

should be taking looney off the dribble all series

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:26 PM
Warriors can't get too frustrated at the "home cooking"; so far it's not great, but it's manageable.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:27 PM
Poole allows Memphis to get the Offensive Rebound. Needs to play smarter.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:28 PM
jaren jackson contesting those threes vs jokic doing it

like night and day

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:28 PM
Poole and Thompson are playing like absolute jokes. And not just on offensive misses.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:29 PM
wiggins gets the allstar starter call i guess

WTF was that. clearly a block

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:30 PM
It's amusing to see the commentators susceptible to home court bias just as refs are. Commentator on moderate contact on Memphis player "THAT'S A FOUL !1!1!". Commentator when Warriors get whacked "That's playoff basketball!".

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:31 PM
another block from jarren jackson and another BS call

need curry playing for ratings i guess

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:33 PM
another block from jarren jackson and another BS call

need curry playing for ratings i guess

Very clearly contact down below. Don't look at the arms and ball contact; the fouls are waist-level. Both his fouls were like that.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:34 PM
Ja\Jarren are like Curry\Dray but the alpha version

Good timeout. Time to get Ja back in, rested him too long after he was tearing warriors a new asshole

tpols
05-01-2022, 04:34 PM
Jordan ****ing Poole. Splash. We need dray to goon these guys. Dray can outgoon this team.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:34 PM
Very clearly contact down below. Don't look at the arms and ball contact; the fouls are waist-level. Both his fouls were like that.

the first one looked like a clean block by jackson

2nd one jackson didn't block it actually but the guy below him did. jackson just stood there it seems and it was a foul.

tpols
05-01-2022, 04:35 PM
another block from jarren jackson and another BS call

need curry playing for ratings i guess

He literally bodied the dude into the first row lmao.

WhiteKyrie
05-01-2022, 04:35 PM
Triplet Splash Bros with JP3’s emergence. God damn Poole got game

WhiteKyrie
05-01-2022, 04:36 PM
Jordan ****ing Poole. Splash. We need dray to goon these guys. Dray can outgoon this team.
We? When did you become such a Warriors fan? First it was Kobe, but regionally weren’t you supposed to be a Nets fan? When did you become such a die hard Warrior fan?

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:37 PM
Ja still resting

Dumb move

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:38 PM
He literally bodied the dude into the first row lmao.

That's playoff basketball

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:39 PM
Kyle Anderson that guy is weird hahahah

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:40 PM
Did this dipshit just bench ja half the 2nd quarter after he scored 14 in the 1st

kabacho
05-01-2022, 04:41 PM
Is Curry losing the FMVP to Poole?

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:41 PM
That was actually a nice move to the basket by Melton, speed, using his body to protect.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:42 PM
Is Curry losing the FMVP to Poole?

If the FMVP is decided again by low-IQ casuals in the press, then.... yes.

tpols
05-01-2022, 04:44 PM
We? When did you become such a Warriors fan? First it was Kobe, but regionally weren’t you supposed to be a Nets fan? When did you become such a die hard Warrior fan?

The Nets are out so I'm obviously rooting for the warriors going forward in these playoffs. Its no secret ive rooted for them for years. You act like you just had a revelation.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:44 PM
No offense Memphis, but you have the least aesthetic fans

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:46 PM
Draymond is doing his "hyper" thing again where his passes are wildly off. If it weren't for GSW athleticsm, Draymond would have 5 or 6 turnovers.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:48 PM
Draymond has FOUR turnovers and it's not even halftime yet. Ridiculous.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:51 PM
Staggering how many obese fans there are in Memphis including kids

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:51 PM
Idiot Draymond with another turnover

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:52 PM
Ja was on fire in the 1st quarter

then this dumbf*ck rested him for 7 minutes and cooled him off

justin43
05-01-2022, 04:52 PM
Refs not calling fouls one way and give phantom to the other. Great officiating refs.:lol

Nowoco
05-01-2022, 04:52 PM
Poole is legit. How do the Dubs keep finding these diamonds in the rough?

FultzNationRISE
05-01-2022, 04:53 PM
Staggering how many obese fans there are in Memphis including kids


Southerners never met a food they wouldnt deep fry.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:54 PM
another bullshit call on jarren jackson holy cow

kuminga the g leaguer gets that call

insane

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 04:56 PM
Very obvious foul by Jackson. He loses credibility by challenging it. Clearly hit the arm- no question.

tpols
05-01-2022, 04:56 PM
There we go dray. Goon them. Dont help them up after. They'll call a F1 either way.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:56 PM
Should be a flagrant on Draymond.

Draymond you got the scoring talent of a 5th grade retard, stop being dirty

justin43
05-01-2022, 04:56 PM
Flagrant foul for the pulldown?

tpols
05-01-2022, 04:58 PM
WOW. That's an ejection!

WhiteKyrie
05-01-2022, 04:58 PM
No offense Memphis, but you have the least aesthetic fans

The real King, Jerry Lawler down there bruh. There’s some hot black women in Memphis but most can’t afford floor seats. I had floor seats back in Feb. it’s old people and business folks with court side seasts. Also, who cares? It’s Memphis, TN. It’s poor, southern black and ghetto there. Beale St is a crime infested dump. Nashville is another story however. That’s why I think it’s so awesome they have a great team. They’re deserve it.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:58 PM
draymond ejected hahahahhaahaha holy shit

tpols
05-01-2022, 04:59 PM
That's gotta be the weakest ejection ever.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 04:59 PM
WOW. That's an ejection!

when your draymond or cousins thats a flag 2

anybody else its a flag 1

makes up for the bs calls on jaren jackson anyway

hold this L
05-01-2022, 04:59 PM
That has to be one of the worst calls ever. How is that an F2?

fourkicks44
05-01-2022, 05:00 PM
Great exit by Draymond.

I love him :oldlol:

ImKobe
05-01-2022, 05:00 PM
That's gotta be the softest flagrant 2 I've seen.

FultzNationRISE
05-01-2022, 05:00 PM
Flagrant TWO!?!?


I’m embarrassed for this league.

Im so nba'd out
05-01-2022, 05:00 PM
Mentally unstable… idk how curry won so many rings with this dude Draymond as their leader(not best player) it’s a difference

justin43
05-01-2022, 05:00 PM
Flagrant 2 for two flagrant moves on the same play. Hit to the face and the pulldown.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 05:00 PM
Absolutely ridiculous call. Zero damage done to the Memphis player. Grab on the jersey is MINOR- no harm done. Landed on his feet. Mindless.

D-Wait
05-01-2022, 05:00 PM
Weak

WhiteKyrie
05-01-2022, 05:01 PM
The Nets are out so I'm obviously rooting for the warriors going forward in these playoffs. Its no secret ive rooted for them for years. You act like you just had a revelation.

I didn’t just wondering why. You went Lakers then to Nets when they got talent, then to the Warriors. Just curious if the bang wagon ways.

Nowoco
05-01-2022, 05:01 PM
Green wasnt having a good game, this might be a blessing in disguise for GS.

tpols
05-01-2022, 05:01 PM
Curry 3 fouls. Klay 3 fouls. Dray ejected. Absolute rigging.

John_Connor
05-01-2022, 05:01 PM
That has to be one of the worst calls ever. How is that an F2?

because he had 2 flagrants in one play


hit him in the head then threw him down

Proctor
05-01-2022, 05:01 PM
That is one horrific call. That is just barely a flagrant 1 and is absolutely not a 2. LOL WTF???

Bronbron23
05-01-2022, 05:02 PM
What a soft ass league

John_Connor
05-01-2022, 05:02 PM
now that the warriors real mvp for the last 8 years is gone its gonna be a blow out

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 05:03 PM
please keep putting kuminga on ja morant

that's bbq chicken

deer in the headlights when ja drives on him hahahahaa

John_Connor
05-01-2022, 05:03 PM
That is one horrific call. That is just barely a flagrant 1 and is absolutely not a 2. LOL WTF???

if it was just the hit the the face or just the pull down it would be a flagrant 1. he did 2. it's fair

FultzNationRISE
05-01-2022, 05:03 PM
Green is so simian :roll:

justin43
05-01-2022, 05:04 PM
That's gotta be the weakest ejection ever.

Like the 3 phantoms you guys got that kept you in the game. Rigging. No. Bad reffing. Yes.

Edit: Sorry, quoted wrong post for some reason.

FultzNationRISE
05-01-2022, 05:04 PM
But ya know, Id completely forgotten before the game started Memphis has the home court in this series.

That could make things interesting.....

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 05:05 PM
bucks vs grizzles finals

battle of the goat athletes ja and giannis

that would be fun to watch

Bronbron23
05-01-2022, 05:05 PM
if it was just the hit the the face or just the pull down it would be a flagrant 1. he did 2. it's fair

It's fair in the softest era ever. It's laughable in any other era.

FultzNationRISE
05-01-2022, 05:05 PM
if it was just the hit the the face or just the pull down it would be a flagrant 1. he did 2. it's fair

That is not a play you eject someone from a playoff game for. Period.

The refs just did a massive disservice to the fans.

Meticode
05-01-2022, 05:05 PM
Correct call on Green. Doesn't matter if the player gets hurt or not. The fact he slapped him right in the face without even going for the ball then combined with the jersey pull warranted to F2. Would've been fine if he didn't wind up and slap him in the face.

Shogon
05-01-2022, 05:06 PM
Lots of calls going Grizzlies way and they're barely winning at home.

GS has this series.

justin43
05-01-2022, 05:07 PM
Green did Flagrant 1 fouls in the same play. The refs can't give too flagrant one fouls.

Bronbron23
05-01-2022, 05:07 PM
Correct call on Green. Doesn't matter if the player gets hurt or not. The fact he slapped him right in the face without even going for the ball then combined with the jersey pull warranted to F2. Would've been fine if he didn't wind up and slap him in the face.

Nah bruh that shit was soft af

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 05:07 PM
Correct call on Green. Doesn't matter if the player gets hurt or not. The fact he slapped him right in the face without even going for the ball then combined with the jersey pull warranted to F2. Would've been fine if he didn't wind up and slap him in the face.

Not all. Players get hit in the face ALL The Time. If F2 were based on that, there'd be multiple ejections per game. He clearly swiped at the ball and missed. It happens. Kane Fitzgerald has no idea what he's doing- that's nothing new.

Proctor
05-01-2022, 05:08 PM
Get ready for The Kuminga Game.

Proctor
05-01-2022, 05:10 PM
Green did Flagrant 1 fouls in the same play. The refs can't give too flagrant one fouls.
Fairest argument I've heard for it but not enough IMO. It's the playoffs.

Meticode
05-01-2022, 05:10 PM
Nah bruh that shit was soft af

The fact that he made two borderline F1 fouls in one play is why it happened. Good call IMO.

tpols
05-01-2022, 05:11 PM
bucks vs grizzles finals

battle of the goat athletes ja and giannis

that would be fun to watch

Ja would get absolutely ragdolled. :lol jrue holiday would totally lock his skinny ass up. Probably the perfect defender for him.

Meticode
05-01-2022, 05:11 PM
Not all. Players get hit in the face ALL The Time. If F2 were based on that, there'd be multiple ejections per game. He clearly swiped at the ball and missed. It happens. Kane Fitzgerald has no idea what he's doing- that's nothing new.

The fact that he made two borderline F1 fouls in one play is why it happened. Good call IMO.

tpols
05-01-2022, 05:11 PM
The fact that he made two borderline F1 fouls in one play is why it happened. Good call IMO.

Pulling a jersey is a flagrant foul? He even caught him and held him up on the way down. Looks like we found mr. Softie. That will go down as the softest ejection of all time.

WhiteKyrie
05-01-2022, 05:13 PM
People with money on the game or player prop bets gonna be pissed. That ejection was ridiculous. Such a soft ass league now.

justin43
05-01-2022, 05:13 PM
The fairest thing for Draymond on that play is to get two flagrant one fouls. You know that is impossible. Some people want it to be a common foul because it is the playoffs. That is a dumb agrument.

Bronbron23
05-01-2022, 05:14 PM
The fact that he made two borderline F1 fouls in one play is why it happened. Good call IMO.

2 f1 fouls don't equal a f2 man. That's not how it works they have 2 different requirements. Imo that was probably the softest call i've ever seen in a playoff game. No surprised it's in the softest era ever.

John_Connor
05-01-2022, 05:15 PM
That is not a play you eject someone from a playoff game for. Period.

The refs just did a massive disservice to the fans.

they suspended draymond for a finals game for swiping at lebron in a "get off me" gesture after lebron sat his nuts on his head.


this is just how the league is and half the reason nobody takes this era seriously. I'm not saying I like it. I'm saying it's consistent with how the games are reffed in this era. he deserved 2 flagrant fouls for his 2 non basketball plays. simple as that. p*ssy shit or not it's the right call

Meticode
05-01-2022, 05:16 PM
2 f1 fouls don't equal a f2 man. That's not how it works they have 2 different requirements. Imo that was probably the softest call i've ever seen in a playoff game. No surprised it's in the softest era ever.

You haven't seen a lot of playoff games then.

Meticode
05-01-2022, 05:17 PM
they suspended draymond for a finals game for swiping at lebron in a "get off me" gesture after lebron sat his nuts on his head.

This is incorrect. He got suspended because it was his last tech he could get. He could've done anything else to get the tech he still would've gotten suspended.

When people talk about this moment they make it sound like the league went back, reviewed it and just straight up suspended him for swinging at LeBron's nuts. That's not the case. They gave him a tech.

If he did get all those techs before hand in the playoffs he would've been fine.

WhiteKyrie
05-01-2022, 05:18 PM
Ja would get absolutely ragdolled. :lol jrue holiday would totally lock his skinny ass up. Probably the perfect defender for him.

No one can stay in front of him :oldlol: he’s almost as quick and fast off the bounce as pre ACL D-Rose

Bronbron23
05-01-2022, 05:18 PM
The fairest thing for Draymond on that play is to get two flagrant one fouls. You know that is impossible. Some people want it to be a common foul because it is the playoffs. That is a dumb agrument.

No it's not. That's not how fouls work. People get fouled more the once all the time on one play and nobody ever looks at it that way. He deserved a f1 and that's it. Anyone who thinks that was a f2 is a soft ass bitch. It's supposed to be a physical game.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 05:21 PM
JA THE GODDDD

"Curry I'm more athletic then you better passer better rebounder better ball handler. Tonight I'm a better 3 point shooter as well"

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 05:22 PM
Bane had curry on him

Brooks chucks an airball 3

:facepalm

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 05:22 PM
Klay can be such a fool sometimes; standing in FRONT of Wiggins, brings his defender in the way. He's lost something mentally not just physically in his time off.

ImKobe
05-01-2022, 05:23 PM
Steph is an assassin from mid-range. Easy.

WhiteKyrie
05-01-2022, 05:23 PM
Curry picking up his game with Draymond gone. Starting to get jiggy with it.

Nowoco
05-01-2022, 05:24 PM
Curry taking over here.

tpols
05-01-2022, 05:24 PM
4 point play very nice.

warriorfan
05-01-2022, 05:24 PM
Chef Dingo

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 05:24 PM
Great defense by Looney on Jackson; they need that physicality

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 05:24 PM
The game plan should be to attack the paint with draymond out

Memphis needs to wake up

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 05:25 PM
Memphis getting schooled by Curry

justin43
05-01-2022, 05:26 PM
No it's not. That's not how fouls work. People get fouled more the once all the time on one play and nobody ever looks at it that way. He deserved a f1 and that's it. Anyone who thinks that was a f2 is a soft ass bitch. It's supposed to be a physical game.

I guaranteed if that was Curry that got hit I wouldn't hear you or the other Warrior fans say that is not a flagrant 2. Good job attacking your opponent instead of proving them wrong like it makes your argument right. You know what era of basketball this is.

John_Connor
05-01-2022, 05:28 PM
This is incorrect. He got suspended because it was his last tech he could get.


he wasn't given a tech


silver retroactively assessed one after the game when the cavs called him demanding it after lebron saw the video on Brian windhorsts phone


a Jewish lawyer with no reffing experience

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 05:28 PM
Poole seems to think he's better then curry

ImKobe
05-01-2022, 05:29 PM
Refs trying to make sure GS don't sweep this series. Lmao.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 05:30 PM
JJ junior hell yeah he looks like a star tonight

tpols
05-01-2022, 05:31 PM
That Jackson guy is really good.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 05:33 PM
Terrible defense by Poole - letting Morant past him; over-reacted to the fake. Points-humpers don't notice these things; they just look at points totals and try to figure out who impacted the game the most.

AlternativeAcc.
05-01-2022, 05:35 PM
Terrible defense by Poole - letting Morant past him; over-reacted to the fake. Points-humpers don't notice these things; they just look at points totals and try to figure out who impacted the game the most.

Currys D Is great right

AlternativeAcc.
05-01-2022, 05:35 PM
Poole seems to think he's better then curry

He easily is

ImKobe
05-01-2022, 05:36 PM
Memphis' lack of experience is showing. Can't do that against GS.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 05:37 PM
Papa jaren Jackson

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 05:38 PM
Finally Warriors are moving the ball as a team really well

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 05:39 PM
Ridiculous- Poole refused to guard Morant; forcing a mismatch with Looney guarding him. Again, few calculate these things into global impact by a player.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 05:39 PM
Holy shit jaren Jackson his shot looks unusual but its wet every time

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 05:40 PM
That was a foul on Curry; Curry went straight up and Melton went at an angle.

Nowoco
05-01-2022, 05:40 PM
The guy saying Memphis fans are ugly was dead right. They also dress like shit too.

AlternativeAcc.
05-01-2022, 05:47 PM
Ridiculous- Poole refused to guard Morant; forcing a mismatch with Looney guarding him. Again, few calculate these things into global impact by a player.

Poole > Curry on both ends

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 05:49 PM
IF Looney and draymond were screening up top more often; GSW would have a wide lead. Course Draymond not in the game. Whenever they screen up top and buy ball-handlers more time, leads to open shots AND even more important, chaos off the pick & roll which GSW can exploit with ball/player movement.

insidehoops
05-01-2022, 05:50 PM
Game 1, end of 3Q: Warriors up 91-90.

Jaren Jackson Jr. 28 points, 8 rebounds, 9/14 FG, 5/7 threes.

ImKobe
05-01-2022, 05:51 PM
GS has two Currys.. it's unfair.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 05:51 PM
Brooks has the lowest IQ ever

But hes tough and not scared of big moments

AlternativeAcc.
05-01-2022, 05:52 PM
Game 1, end of 3Q: Warriors up 91-90.

Jaren Jackson Jr. 28 points, 8 rebounds, 9/14 FG, 5/7 threes.

Poole: 27/5/5, 10/17 FG

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 05:52 PM
Poole needs to quit it with the hero-ball.

Nowoco
05-01-2022, 05:53 PM
Memphis seemed to have missed loads of those jump hooks from inside 5 feet today. Costly.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 05:54 PM
Poole: 27/5/5, 10/17 FG

Casual fan material. Points-humping. Go read "Thinking Basketball" and learn about global impact. One reason Poole has buckets is because he's not screening, he's slipping, leading to 2 defenders on Curry and getting the ball kicked to him. Also ignores the defensive side of the game which I've commented on all game. Casuals dwell on points and SportsCenter highlight ISOs. They miss the other 60% of the game.

AlternativeAcc.
05-01-2022, 05:56 PM
Casual fan material. Points-humping. Go read "Thinking Basketball" and learn about global impact. One reason Poole has buckets is because he's not screening, he's slipping, leading to 2 defenders on Curry and getting the ball kicked to him. Also ignores the defensive side of the game which I've commented on all game. Casuals dwell on points and SportsCenter highlight ISOs. They miss the other 60% of the game.

Poole > curry

Currys one of the worst defenders of all time and low IQ.

insidehoops
05-01-2022, 05:56 PM
Game 1, early 4Q: Warriors up 99-93

Steph Curry and Jordan Poole now 9 of 17 from three.

AlternativeAcc.
05-01-2022, 05:56 PM
Poole needs to quit it with the hero-ball.

That's called FMVP alpha ball

Curry is a cuck to a 22 yo :roll:

ImKobe
05-01-2022, 05:58 PM
Casual fan material. Points-humping. Go read "Thinking Basketball" and learn about global impact. One reason Poole has buckets is because he's not screening, he's slipping, leading to 2 defenders on Curry and getting the ball kicked to him. Also ignores the defensive side of the game which I've commented on all game. Casuals dwell on points and SportsCenter highlight ISOs. They miss the other 60% of the game.

Poole's +20 in the minutes he's been out on the court without Steph in this game. He's legit.

WhiteKyrie
05-01-2022, 05:58 PM
JP3 is a bad boy

AlternativeAcc.
05-01-2022, 05:59 PM
Poole's +20 in the minutes he's been out on the court without Steph in this game. He's legit.

Curry stans talking about defense unironically is the funniest thing I've seen in awhile. These guys are perennial cucks

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 05:59 PM
Poole is an upgrade over Durant

Wow

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 05:59 PM
Poole > curry

Currys one of the worst defenders of all time and low IQ.

Unless you address the substance of what I raised, I'll just have to ignore you. You're not bringing any sort of insight to the exchange.

>One reason Poole has buckets is because he's not screening, he's slipping, leading to 2 defenders on Curry and getting the ball kicked to him. Also ignores the defensive side of the game which I've commented on all game. Casuals dwell on points and SportsCenter highlight ISOs. They miss the other 60% of the game.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 06:00 PM
Poole's +20 in the minutes he's been out on the court without Steph in this game. He's legit.

Where do you see these stats?

WhiteKyrie
05-01-2022, 06:01 PM
Curry stans talking about defense unironically is the funniest thing I've seen in awhile. These guys are perennial cucks

LeBron doesn’t play defense and is in Cancun posting cringey ass 20 year old style douche selfies. Go somewhere else. This is actual basketball talk.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:01 PM
Ja and bane should be the only ones allowed to dribble and create for themselves

Brooks and Anderson constantly going full retard

insidehoops
05-01-2022, 06:01 PM
Mid 4Q: Warriors up 103-97.

Jordan Poole now has 31 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocks off the Warriors bench.

Jaren Jackson 28 points, 9 rebounds

Ja Morant 27 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists

Steph Curry 21 points, 4 assists

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 06:01 PM
Poole is an upgrade over Durant

Wow

Similar. Neither play defense. Poole can learn, but he's not there yet. Both are selfish offense players who slip instead of screen; meaning they make life harder for their teammates while getting open shots for themselves. He's doing fine but only people watching the game, not just points see these things.

ImKobe
05-01-2022, 06:02 PM
Where do you see these stats?

Look at the +/- numbers. Poole's +12 right now while Steph's a -4 in this game. You can see them in the boxscore on NBA/ESPN.

fourkicks44
05-01-2022, 06:03 PM
Poole > curry

Currys one of the worst defenders of all time and low IQ.


But compared to his brother he looks like prime Gary Payton Snr on D.

AlternativeAcc.
05-01-2022, 06:05 PM
Look at the +/- numbers. Poole's +12 right now while Steph's a -4 in this game. You can see them in the boxscore on NBA/ESPN.

Ouch

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:05 PM
Kuminga isn't ready to be in a playoff rotation

Need to keep attacking him

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:06 PM
Jaren jackson

PUTS IT IN

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:07 PM
Ja stop taking threes dammit

AlternativeAcc.
05-01-2022, 06:08 PM
LeBron doesn’t play defense and is in Cancun posting cringey ass 20 year old style douche selfies. Go somewhere else. This is actual basketball talk.

Keep crying bitch

Irving sucks

3ba11
05-01-2022, 06:08 PM
Where's Poole

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 06:09 PM
Look at the +/- numbers. Poole's +12 right now while Steph's a -4 in this game. You can see them in the boxscore on NBA/ESPN.

That's different; you cited a +/- of Poole while Steph was out of the game.

Shogon
05-01-2022, 06:10 PM
His feet were set but he was clearly shifting his body over.

That's a defensive foul and if it's not overturned the refs are trying to extend the series.

Shogon
05-01-2022, 06:11 PM
Well that's a really bad call unless I just don't know the rules, which is entirely possible. lol.

FultzNationRISE
05-01-2022, 06:12 PM
His feet were set but he was clearly shifting his body over.

That's a defensive foul and if it's not overturned the refs are trying to extend the series.

This was certainly my interpretation as well.

Wasnt aware you could hip check a guy just because your feet are planted.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 06:12 PM
Looney with a punishing screen on Brooks. They need more of that.

Akeem34TheDream
05-01-2022, 06:13 PM
His feet were set but he was clearly shifting his body over.

That's a defensive foul and if it's not overturned the refs are trying to extend the series.

Its game 1 and you are talking about extending the series

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:13 PM
Ja going god mode

Shogon
05-01-2022, 06:13 PM
Its game 1 and you are talking about extending the series

That's exactly right. GS is a better team and they're winning this series unless injuries step in.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 06:14 PM
Poole with a crucial, thoughtless turnover.

fourkicks44
05-01-2022, 06:14 PM
Imho it should just be a no call.

Curry was out of control and Brooks D was good.

The fact there was so much contention shows they should just let it go and play on.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:14 PM
Well that's a really bad call unless I just don't know the rules, which is entirely possible. lol.

They said 1 foot was set

So I guess that's the rule at least 1 foot be set

Nowoco
05-01-2022, 06:14 PM
This has been a great game.

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 06:14 PM
Wiggins has been fearless in slashing

bison
05-01-2022, 06:15 PM
Wooooo morant

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:16 PM
Holy shit JA is good

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 06:16 PM
Thompson needs to be providing help defense as Morant blows by Poole. Fell asleep.

FultzNationRISE
05-01-2022, 06:17 PM
Ja going god mode



He’s in LeTakeOver mode.

John_Connor
05-01-2022, 06:17 PM
warriors got some shit defenders


draymond forever the real mvp of this team

bison
05-01-2022, 06:17 PM
Grizzlies lead!

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:17 PM
Warriors getting a lot of lucky 2nd chance pts

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 06:17 PM
Great recovery by Payton; don't know if he'll get a rebound on stat line, but he saved it.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:18 PM
Ja just baptized klay

ImKobe
05-01-2022, 06:18 PM
Steph in choke mode.

AlternativeAcc.
05-01-2022, 06:18 PM
Curry just always gets outshines by teammates and opposing players

Never rises to the occasion

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 06:18 PM
Another incredible recovery by Payton

ImKobe
05-01-2022, 06:19 PM
Curry just always gets outshines by teammates and opposing players

Never rises to the occasion

0 Playoff moments.

999Guy
05-01-2022, 06:19 PM
Memphis is insanely athletic. They have too much speed for GS.

WhiteKyrie
05-01-2022, 06:19 PM
GPJR is lockdown and Ja Rule is just absurd. Great game.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:20 PM
that was either off a warrior or a different warrior

how the hell did that ref come to the conclusion its warriors ball

f'n moron

John_Connor
05-01-2022, 06:20 PM
how does the ref stand right in front of Wiggins and not see it go off him and everyone at home watching from the other side or the stadium can see it

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 06:20 PM
Another subpar coaching job by Kerr.

The zone defense failed; good thing they abandoned it though.

Kerr has refused to screen up top or backscreens; allowing Memphis to crowd the Warriors. A simple pick and roll would create a multitude of offensive options with ball movement.

John_Connor
05-01-2022, 06:20 PM
Steph in choke mode.

as per usual

but he "changed the game"

FultzNationRISE
05-01-2022, 06:21 PM
Curry just always gets outshines by teammates and opposing players

Never rises to the occasion


Yeah but the way he shimmies after a basket in the 3rd quarter of a 25 point win in January is super adorable.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:22 PM
Curry choked

Wide open game winner

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 06:22 PM
What a game!

John_Connor
05-01-2022, 06:23 PM
Curry choked

Wide open game winner

that's his entire playiff career in a nutshell

dazzer87
05-01-2022, 06:23 PM
Curry wide open….

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:23 PM
brooks is so dumb he can't even tap a jump ball damn

they teach you that in 4th grade

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:24 PM
All the offensive rebounds killed the grizzles, just unlucky bounces

And klay being clutch saving curry

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 06:25 PM
Haha, wow, huge! Curry stops Morant, steals the ball. The casuals will learn.

FultzNationRISE
05-01-2022, 06:25 PM
This is why a player like LeCerebral > Morantbrook.

ArbitraryWater
05-01-2022, 06:25 PM
It cant be denied how often Klay saved the day for Curry

Curry was bricking, as often in playoff crunchtime

ImKobe
05-01-2022, 06:25 PM
BANG!!! Klay Thompson from downtown!!

Indian guy
05-01-2022, 06:25 PM
Klay has always been a big shot maker. I remember the countless momentum breaking/changing shots he would make in the Finals against the Cavs. Just a killer.

lilteapot
05-01-2022, 06:25 PM
Klay is BACK

ImKobe
05-01-2022, 06:25 PM
It cant be denied how often Klay saved the day for Curry

Curry was bricking, as often in playoff crunchtime

No Klay, no chip.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:26 PM
that's his entire playiff career in a nutshell

saved by klay

AlternativeAcc.
05-01-2022, 06:26 PM
bang!!! Klay thompson from downtown!!

bang!!!!!

John_Connor
05-01-2022, 06:26 PM
BANG!!! Klay Thompson from downtown!!

warriors easily win in 2019 if he doesn't get hurt. he should have a finals mvp along with draymond in 2016

3ba11
05-01-2022, 06:26 PM
Not sure Ja is that great

lilteapot
05-01-2022, 06:26 PM
the Grizzlies are so dumb

Shogon
05-01-2022, 06:27 PM
Amazing shot by Klay.

Amazing stop by Steph... "everyone in the world knows Steph can't/doesn't play defense" though... yeah right.

He's not a lockdown defender but he's always been a good team defender. Almost always.

John_Connor
05-01-2022, 06:27 PM
Amazing shot by Klay.

Amazing stop by Steph... "everyone in the world knows Steph can't/doesn't play defense" though... yeah right.

He's not a lockdown defender but he's always been a good team defender. Almost always.

ja stopped himself

AlternativeAcc.
05-01-2022, 06:27 PM
Lot of differing fans in this thread

But everyone unanimously agrees that curry is a cuck and a playoff choker every season. :cheers:


Edit: except when he's not carried to the playoffs like 2020 when lebron hit a game winner in his face during play-in

Indian guy
05-01-2022, 06:28 PM
WTF I was just praising his clutchness :lol

bdonovan
05-01-2022, 06:28 PM
Gary Payton again. He's so underrated.

Kawhi_Why_Not
05-01-2022, 06:28 PM
thats it where is steven adams game 2

cant rebound for shit