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.
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Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

GD it. Close out that corner three.

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

The Jedi spin move…

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Jason
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Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

JC & Burks for Hill & Hood.

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

ARGH. Run your offense. No long twos!

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Snowman and The Bandit check in…

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

TT again. No Dray to grab his jersey.

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Canadian Dynamite!

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

That KD Tech didn’t take long…

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

You’re in bonus with 6 seconds left. Do not settle for long twos!

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

Minutes

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

TT cleans up the trash!

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

I”d love it if Frye took over for AC next year.

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

I find the Warriors infinitely less annoying when Dray is not playing…

Jason
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Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

Hood overpass. Taje the layup.

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Curry holding Hill all day long…

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

Man. Warriors yapping a lot.

Jason
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Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

Hood looking good.

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

Rodney, just go to the rack. You’re hot! Bad turnover.

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Keep giving the ball to Hood while he’s hot…

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Why is offense running through TT? I’m confused…

Jason
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Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

If Klay is switched on him, I do not mind.

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

Curry has gotten away with two travels already.

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

Apparently you’re not allowed to touch the warriors tonight.

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

TT baseline drive… haven’t seen that in a while…

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

Yezus. Danger low flying planes on that Sexton shot.

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Overclub…

Jason
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Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

Bad possession there. Keep moving it Cedi.

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

That call was garbage. Durant was faceguarding and holding TT

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Rodney has 9 points already!

Jason
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Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

3 threes. 12-2!

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

Ugh. That’s a lousy shot, Cedi.

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Jason
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Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

Hood got away with one there. Two 3s early for 6. One the old fashion way.

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

Collin has a nice set shot. Hood adds another three!

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Young Bull!

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Aggro Hood!

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

Looked like an offensive foul, but clearly a reach in from the other angle.

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Love that Cavs are wearing the black for this…

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

Hood! All good.

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Hood champ!

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

God, I hate this team.

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Still?

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

I feel like AC just Tweets some variation of this before every game…

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Who besides TT was even around for them blowing a 3-1 lead?

Jason
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Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

Channing Frye and Love. That is it. Unless you count JR.

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

I don’t think JR is in the building…

JoeyB
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JoeyB
3 days 23 hours ago

It never gets old that they blew a 3-1 lead. Never. Gets. Old.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
3 days 23 hours ago

ARE YOU SURE THE DUBS CAN COUNT THAT HIGH : )

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

GSW out here trying to get themselves up for this, but the only Cavs that remain who played them in the Finals can be counted on one hand…

Nate Smith
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3 days 23 hours ago

Cedi, Frye, JC, Hood, TT, Ante, Hill…

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

Did Cedi and Ante play??

Simmo
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Simmo
3 days 23 hours ago

I was trying to think of something to say in the leadup to this game…came up with nothing. I find GSW absolutely boring. Too busy to watch the game but not sure I would anyway. Someone tell me if Curry takes a dump on our court again.

Nate Smith
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4 days 26 minutes ago

Well, LeBron and Chris Paul rejecting cap smoothing was pretty damned dumb.

Jason
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Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

Yep. They got more money but allowed Durant to move & cost them each titles. LeBron at least 1 (2017) and likely two.

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

EvilGenius
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3 days 23 hours ago

EvilGenius
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4 days 3 minutes ago

NOMAD
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NOMAD
4 days 1 hour ago

YES AND PRAYERS TO THE SOLIMAN FAMILY AND HOLY CROSS COMMUNITY

NOMAD
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NOMAD
4 days 1 hour ago

A SALUTE AND FAREWELL TO PRES. BUSH—–R.I.P. !!

NOMAD
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NOMAD
4 days 2 hours ago

IS DRAYMOND PLAYING —–JUST WANT TO SEE T.T. AND HIM CONTINUE THEIR “SUMMER ” BRAWL —–EVEN WITH LEBRON ON THE TEAM WE LOST A COUPLE OF GAMES BY 30 +—SO YEAH YOUR PREDICTION I GUESS WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE —–TO SOME EXTENT …..HOPE THE PLAYERS DON’T GO INTO THE GAME WITH THAT ATTITUDE

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
4 days 2 hours ago

3-1! 3-1!
Calling us petty? I seem to remember them whining about Draymond missing a game in that series, yet somehow they forgot we had to deal with a missing Allstar in Kevin Love…or the fact that we took them to the brink the year before without Love AND Kyrie.

Petty is trying to make excuses for blowing the best season in NBA History against the most difficult comeback in NBA Finals history. The history book asterick about their best season record should just be a footnote of turds spelling out “they blew a 3-1 lead”! And they have won since then by combining forces with another jackass that also blew a 3-1 lead…and then kissed the ring and bowed down to the team that punked him.

Jason
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Jason
3 days 23 hours ago

I hate Klay/Dray/KD.

We should put Zizic in and let him Zaza them.

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