Somebody from the Warriors organization leaked it to TMZ: There’s no audio, so we don’t know what Jordan Poole said to Draymond to get under his skin. But you have to imagine there was some jawing going on between the two. Draymond then walks over to Poole, gets right in his face, then Poole shoves… Read More Video of Draymond Green Punching Jordan Poole in the Face Leaked
NBA.com has clutch shooting statistics for every season dating back to 1997. So which player is the king of clutch? I wanted a large sample size, so I chose LeBron, Kobe, KD and Steph. I compiled numbers for both the regular season and playoffs. What we are looking at here is total points scored in… Read More Who’s the Clutch King of the NBA?
They don’t call it ‘small ball’ for nothing: the 2022 Golden State Warriors, with an average height of 77.63 inches among their top 8 players in terms of total playoff minutes played, are now officially the shortest team to ever win an NBA Championship, dating back to 1980. Because I’m a huge stat nerd, I… Read More Odd Fact: The 2022 Warriors Are Now the Shortest Team to Ever Win an NBA Championship
Legacies are difficult to evaluate. Some people are obsessed with counting the accolades and awards, and to them, a player’s legacy is determined almost solely by the number of rings, Finals MVPs and regular season MVPs he has amassed. But the way I look at it is, above all else, how good was he at… Read More How Much Does Winning this Ring Boost Steph Curry’s Legacy?
I started this post in the fourth quarter as Boston was desperately trying to come back so I’ll just get all my thoughts out here as the game winds down: Boston just looks like they have dead legs. They can hit threes, but they literally cannot play defense at all. They’re not only giving up… Read More The Golden State Warriors Have Won the 2022 NBA Championship
You know I’ve been complimentary of Steph in this series. I think I’ve been fair, though. I don’t think he’s had an all-time great series, but he did have an all-time great performance in Game 4. I am not one of those people who say Steph isn’t clutch, or that he’s played like shit in… Read More Warriors Take 3-2 Lead in Finals with 104-94 Win
I hate to be the “I told you so” guy, but in my post about Game 3, I said that the only way the Warriors can win games in this series is if the Celtics play like shit and Steph goes for 40. Tonight, the Celtics played like shit, Steph went for 43, and the… Read More Steph Drops 43, Warriors Prevail 107-97 to Tie Finals 2-2
The game has just ended. I’m going to get all my thoughts out here quickly, and then after watching some commentary on the game later tonight and tomorrow morning, and having some more time to think on the game, I’ll add in some more insights. But these are my immediate reactions: It should go without… Read More Celtics Take Game 3, 116-100
Through two games, this Finals has basically been decided by two quarters: Boston’s 4th quarter in Game 1, and Golden State’s 3rd quarter in Game 2. Outside of those two quarters, this series has basically been dead even (although Golden State did have a dominant 3rd quarter in Game 1 as well). This was the… Read More Warriors Even Finals 1-1 in 107-88 Blowout
I started writing this post when Marcus Smart hit a dagger three ball to make it 117-103 with under 5 minutes to play in the 4th. Boston is going to win this game by at least 10, probably 15+, after being down 10-15 points for most of the third quarter. I am highly impressed with… Read More Celtics Take Game 1 of 2022 NBA Finals, Steal Home Court Advantage