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Nets v. Warriors | 11.16.2021 @ 7:30 PM on TNT/YES 

Post#1 » by Prokorov » Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:09 pm

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Starters:
** Brooklyn **
James Harden
Jevon Carter
Kevin Durant
Bruce Brown
Blake Griffin

** Dubs **
Steph Curry
Jordan Poole
Andrew Wiggins
Draymond Green
Kevin Looney


Injuries:
Kyrie Irving - OUT (Funnelling money to Adams campaign fund)
Nic Claxton - OUT (illness)
Joe Harris - OUT (Ankle)
Paul Milsap - OUT (Birth of Child)
Klay Thompson - OUT (Achilles)
James Wiseman - OUT (Knee)

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Post#2 » by Prokorov » Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:42 pm

First game back home is like the last game of a road trip with the travel back home. Dubs just lost to the hornets. obviously playing well but havent beat a ton of good teams. i like our chances even without Joe. new rules help gaurding curry around screens. KD abused draymond last year. they arent big but they play hard so even without size i expect rebounding to be an issue

if Harden plays well, we should win.
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Post#3 » by ecuhus1981 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:19 pm

There's no place like home.

After a long road trip, I'm sure our guys are glad to be back on Brooklyn. This one should be an highly competitive game in terms of strategy, though neither team has their full roster available.

Jevon will get the start on place of the recently injured Harris, even though none of us are particularly thrilled about Carter's level or style of play when in an expanded role. At minimum, JC allows us to have two point-of-attack defenders in the 1st unit, along with Bruce. In this way, both Curry and Poole see 94-foot defensive attention. Patty is clearly the better player, but he doesn't offer that level of ballhawkiness. Plus, his offensive synergy with LaMarcus buoys the entire 2nd unit, and we need that balance to prevent momentum shifts from the opposition.

Like always, we need James to be James, in order to beat a tough opponent. KD has been on a mission all season, and I think he'll be particularly motivated tonight. Not because he's facing his former team, but because he wants to establish himself as the leading candidate for MVP. The best way to do that is to outduel the main challenger. Beyond that, our guys know their roles. We don't need anyone to play above their heads, just because we are down a couple of key players. Do your job to the best of your ability, and trust in your teammates. We are enough; attempting to do too much is a recipe for disaster.

Some would say the Dubs are our toughest matchup to date; they own the league's best record, the best +/- and they are the deep stats darlings of the early season. They certainly have the stars, the athletes and the shooters to boat race us, if we fail to bring our best.

The secret sauce to their success is their bench. Iggy looks rejuvenated in the Bay, playmaking and hustling like the good ol days. Payton II is a defensive ace and open court highlight reel. Lee, Porter and Bjelica can't stop hitting 3's. They rebound well, they don't turn it over and they even heat up passing lanes. If we allow their bench to pummel us with body blows, Steph is the master of re-entering the game with a knockout punch.

Of course, the general rule for bench units is that they play better at home than away. Golden State has only had 4 road games so far (compared to our 8), and 2 of those were in the state of California. I would expect some regression to the mean here.

Also, their strength of schedule through 13 games has been low. The two LA teams sound good on paper, but neither have been very good. Still, the wider margin of victories, and the fact that they've only lost by 3 and 4 points suggests that they're pretty legit.

Vegas and 538 have us as 3 to 3.5 point favorites, despite Joe's absence. I'll take their word for it, though keep in mind: GSW were never known to be the most gracious of losers. BCB's better be ready to fight for this W. Go Brooklyn!
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Post#4 » by Prokorov » Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:28 pm

It is crazy that Harden is "struggling" yet is posting:

20/10/8 on 60 TS%

I think we sometimes lose sight of how great our stars are relative to other players. the "struggling" version if harden is better then any pre-bgi 3 nets player since prime jason kidd/VC.
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Post#5 » by MrDollarBills » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:31 pm

If we can pull out a win here tonight, we can rest KD versus the Cavs tomorrow because all of their good players are injured (Mobley and Allen are out).
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Post#6 » by MrDollarBills » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:32 pm

Prokorov wrote:It is crazy that Harden is "struggling" yet is posting:

20/10/8 on 60 TS%

I think we sometimes lose sight of how great our stars are relative to other players. the "struggling" version if harden is better then any pre-bgi 3 nets player since prime jason kidd/VC.



Imagine struggling your way to multiple triple doubles?

the narrative around Harden is so tired. Dude is elite
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Post#7 » by Prokorov » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:43 pm

MrDollarBills wrote:If we can pull out a win here tonight, we can rest KD versus the Cavs tomorrow because all of their good players are injured (Mobley and Allen are out).


Sexton has been out too.
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Post#8 » by Jay555 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:13 pm

Let’s get this W.
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Post#10 » by Karate Diop » Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:22 pm

The Warriors have done a good job meshing older and younger players together which has resulted with them playing with a lot of energy on both ends of the court... I wish Nash and Co. would do something similar, as there are dividends to be received down the line if they were to do so...

Will take a disciplined 48 minutes of defense to win as the younger Warriors players are hungry.
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Post#11 » by Karate Diop » Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:24 pm

Prokorov wrote:
MrDollarBills wrote:If we can pull out a win here tonight, we can rest KD versus the Cavs tomorrow because all of their good players are injured (Mobley and Allen are out).


Sexton has been out too.


I think he was only talking about their "good" players :wink:
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Post#12 » by Paradise » Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:50 pm

This game tonight is a true definition of a barometer test. Especially, for guarding the three point line and pick and roll.

I’m so sad I won’t be able to watch this game with this new night time work schedule I’m on.
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Post#13 » by Prokorov » Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:53 pm

Paradise wrote:This game tonight is a true definition of a barometer test. Especially, for guarding the three point line and pick and roll.

I’m so sad I won’t be able to watch this game with this new night time work schedule I’m on.


we are #1 in the NBA guarding the three this year. but obviously, curry is a different animal. they did great on Trae.
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Post#15 » by MrDollarBills » Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:30 am

Karate Diop wrote:
Prokorov wrote:
MrDollarBills wrote:If we can pull out a win here tonight, we can rest KD versus the Cavs tomorrow because all of their good players are injured (Mobley and Allen are out).


Sexton has been out too.


I think he was only talking about their "good" players :wink:


Correct, although Sexton tore us last year
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Post#16 » by ecuhus1981 » Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:33 am

Paradise wrote:This game tonight is a true definition of a barometer test. Especially, for guarding the three point line and pick and roll.

I’m so sad I won’t be able to watch this game with this new night time work schedule I’m on.

If Kerr hits us with a steady diet of pick and roll, that would be a shock. They rarely ever run it, especially now that Wiseman is out injured. But yes, we need to be assignment-sound when guarding at the 3pt line. Never, EVER tag or stunt to stop a dribble drive. Just let them get the layup, instead of a likely weak side corner 3.
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Post#17 » by Stone » Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:36 am

Sounds like a lot of Steph/Warriors fans at the Clays tonight.
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Post#18 » by MrDollarBills » Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:54 am

TNT sucks Warrior balls. I wish YES was covering the game
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Post#19 » by Jay555 » Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:54 am

How did Steph make those shots? WTF...
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Post#20 » by HardenGoat » Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:55 am

This is like a playoff game. Their defense so far has been stifling and Curry is on fire as usual. I’m praying our bench shows up cause that will decide the game.

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