Live Thread: Warriors @ Cavs

The Warriors return to face the Cavs for the first time since time sweeping them in the 2018 Finals. A lot has changed. The Cavs are without LeBron James. Kevin Love has missed most of the season due to injuries. They probably won’t make the playoffs.

And, the Warriors are no longer the clear cut favorites to win it all. The league has beefed up, especially in the West where three teams are above Golden State. In the East, the Raptors have shown that with Kawhi Leonard they can slow any team with a switch everything defense.

One thing has stayed the same though. The Warriors are still the most petty team in the league. Earlier this week, Klay Thompson came out and made a ridiculous statement after Anthony Slater of The Athletic reminded him of the tombstone cookies LeBron James had at a 2016 halloween party with his name and Stephen Curry’s on them.

“That was funny. Look how that turned out. Psssh. Bums. That was crazy. I forgot about that. Well, look at what pettiness gets you. Gets you 1-8 in the Finals. Idiots.”

The Warriors have dealt with some drama this season. Durant and Draymond Green have gone at it and the team hasn’t played as well as they are used to playing. They’re 4-6 in their last ten. They’ve lost two of their past three. Tonight, they are without Draymond Green, their defensive lynch pin. They’re also without starting center Damian Jones. The Cavs are missing David Nwaba, Kevin Love, Ante Zizic, and Sam Dekker.
Three Things to Watch
1. The Warriors aren’t an amazing rebounding team and they will be starting Kevin Looney at center, he’s a power forward traditionally. The Cavs need to go hard for offensive boards and get every possible shot up that they can. Tristan Thompson can wreak some havoc if he plays well.
2. Despite winning against the Nets two days ago, the Cavs gave up 4o 3s. They absolutely cannot do that this evening or the game will get ugly and it will happen quick. Curry, Klay, and Durant all love hitting open 3s. The Cavs need to protect the ball to prevent 3s off turnovers, and they must run guys off the 3-line.
3.Get tough. The Warriors probably want to punk the Cavs. We used to give them good games and we came back from being down 3-1 against them. Collin Sexton should go at Curry and get under his feet when he shoots. Tristan should elbow anybody who gets near him in the paint. Cedi needs to tackle Klay. I’m advocating for some heart tonight. I don’t want the Cavs to be on Warriors highlight reels for the next month.
I don’t think the Cavs have the talent to beat the Warriors, and they certainly don’t have an offensive or defensive system to do so yet. They can at least make it competitive for a few quarters; and, if they can’t do that, they can be physical enough to avoid getting laughed at. Warriors 114-94.
Anyone going to the game tonight, please start a “3-1” chant. No team can ever take that comeback and championship away from us.
Share

Leave a Reply

Notify of
avatar
1500

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Should have been an and one for JC…

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Nice!

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

This was awesome…

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 22 hours ago

Gotta stop the TOs & fouls.

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

JC with a BIG bucket for 3.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Of course Steph hits the off-balance three…

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 22 hours ago

Off the square!

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Good activity in the passing lanes… I like the fight!

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Cousy-esque by Cedi!

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Nice lefty Cedi!

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

So the Cavs didn’t dress Zizic. Gonna need to play Frye tonight.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Three on TT… not great

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 22 hours ago

3 on TT.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Garbage call… jeez these refs…

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Good D on Iggy there Cedi…

GreekCavsFan
Guest
GreekCavsFan
3 days 22 hours ago

My hot take: GSW are the worse they have been since 2015. Their bench is comically thin especially on the perimeter, Iguodala and Livingston are old and finally the “disease of me” has started to infect the team. Also, why on earth would you sign Boogie in that team? He is like the most anti-Warriors player on the whole league. Bad defensively, holds the ball far too long and generally makes any team he is on worse. Not to mention he needs major time to come back from his injury, but will demand time and touches to get paid in the summer. And lastly, there is something about them now that doesn’t scream invincible like the years prior. Maybe I am wrong, hope I am right.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Flop Curry… ha, missed the throw…

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Curry throws himself into tristan for two freebies.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Sexton got mugged…

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Great dish to Sexton…

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

LNJPG…

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Sometimes Larry’s hands just don’t work…

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 22 hours ago

Still, mostly encouraging stuff so far.

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 22 hours ago

Dang it Larry, gotta finish that.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Damn Larry… that was an easy two…

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

The only thing Larry loves more than passing is fouling.

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Gotta let that go larry.

NOMAD
Guest
NOMAD
3 days 22 hours ago

DUBS BENCH NOT AS STRONG AS IT WAS 3-4 YRS AGO

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

WHAM WITH THE RIGHT HAND!

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Rare miss by the Bandit at the line…

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 22 hours ago

Hill, JC, Burks, Hood, LNJ has been good.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Nance has made this run possible…

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

GAR. Klay with the Fake and flail under the basket.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 22 hours ago

Bad possession by Hill…

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

4 point play? Nance ballin’!

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Gimme a three…

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

7-0 run. We up 1.

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Nance is freaking everywhere.

NOMAD
Guest
NOMAD
3 days 23 hours ago

STOP THE GAME –WE HAVE THE LEAD

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

Great battle from Hill, Burks, & Nance there.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Wow… both a KD and a Klay miss from the line…

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Sweet hustle play by hill to Burks with the Kobe assist to Larry!

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

NANCE JR! Tip drill!

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Smoking Hood…

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Nance should touch the ball every time on offense.

NOMAD
Guest
NOMAD
3 days 23 hours ago

STARTING MY ‘CRUSADE ” FOR —“BLOSSOMGAME “———JUST JOINING IN —LOOKS LIKE SEXTON HAD A ROUGH 1ST QTR—-GOOD TO SEE ” UTAH HOOD “———NOT A BAD IDEA NATE ( LNJ AT THE 1 )—DOESN’T QUITE HAVE THE BALLHANDLING SKILLS OF SIMMONS– BUT CAN MAKE THE PASS

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

JC3!

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Cavs gonna have to keep TT and Nance on the floor to have a chance… and also have Hood continue to shoot well…

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Steph might get 50 if he plays long enough tonight…

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Well… coulda been worse…

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Cedi’s been pretty awful this quarter.

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

Decent on D save that silly late foul. Poor on O.

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

I’d be interested in running Larry at the one the way the Sixers play Simmons.

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Get some loose balls for chrissake.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Rough luck Cedi…

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

He has zero touch. His ball rims out. Nothing dribbles in if he uses the glass on drives. It nearly always rolls off if it isn’t straight down.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Nance is pretty good lengthwise defending KD…

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Maybe we’ll see Blossomgame…

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Collin Sexton is a first generation Robot. I am sure of it. Just so damned mechanical the way he plays point guard.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

So a mechanical bull?

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

Urban Young Bull?

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

I see what you did there.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Sexton basically invited Bell to block that…

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

Curry >>>>> Durant.

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Foul Curry HARD on the three line the first time. Then come at him like you’re going to do it every time. He’ll flinch.

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

Fun while it lasted.

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Sexton/Clarkson backcourt is unfeated.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Need a TO Drew…

Nate Smith
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Jesus. Collin.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Well that’s not a good sign… Steph from way downtown…

Jason
Guest
Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

Missed for FTs already than all of last game. LNJ in.

EvilGenius
Admin
3 days 23 hours ago

Why young bull? why?

wpDiscuz