The Warriors dropped four games in a row for the first time this season with a blowout loss to the LA Clippers. James Wiseman sat the first three quarters as discipline after missing a Covid test during the All Star break. Ray and Joe talk about if that was the right way to handle the situation. We also discuss whether or not the Warriors should trade Kelly Oubre and/or Andrew Wiggins before the deadline in two weeks. And, you’ll hear what we think about the new rotation with rookies Nico Mannion and Jordan Poole.
The Warriors dropped three games in a row for the first time this season with a loss at Phoenix heading into the All Star break. Ray and Joe discuss the way Jordan Poole and James Wiseman performed in a game that didn’t include resting starters Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Kelly Oubre.
Draymond Green admittedly gave away a recent game in Charlotte with a late double technical, so Friday night he was looking for revenge against the Hornets at Chase Center and he got it with a career high 19 assists as the Warriors won three straight games for the first time this season. Kelly Oubre, Jr. had 27 points on 11/15 FG as Golden State shot 61% from the field in a game that featured numerous dunks and other easy baskets for the Dubs. Ray and Joe take a close look at why Oubre is playing well, discuss holes in the second unit and assess the very challenging upcoming schedule.
With James Wiseman (wrist) and Kevon Looney (ankle) still out and Draymond Green sitting with a sore ankle the Warriors still pulled off a stunning comeback from down 19 points to beat Miami in overtime on Wednesday night. Ray and Joe discuss how Kent Bazemore (26 points) led the attack and Steph Curry came up with key three-pointers after a miserable first three quarters of shooting. Green’s Monday comments about treatment of NBA players are also topic of conversation.
Steph Curry followed up his 57-point game in Dallas with a 32-point effort and more sensational shots in San Antonio, but the result was the same – a close loss. 20 Golden State turnovers were a big part of the reason the Warriors dropped a game in San Antonio for the 41st time in the last 44 games there. Ray and Joe debate when Curry should come back into the game in the 4th quarter of close games after Steve Kerr explains his big picture viewpoint.
The Warriors were already without center James Wiseman (wrist injury, out 7-10 days) when Kevon Looney also went down with a twisted ankle in a 111-107 loss to the Celtics. Ray and Joe dissect the game which included a 38-point night from Steph Curry. Kelly Oubre wasn’t at his best and we are left to wonder if his days in San Francisco are numbered.
The Warriors beat the Timberwolves for the second straight game as Kelly Oubre, Jr. shook off a trade rumor (New Orleans) and had one of his best all-around performances. James Wiseman obviously doesn’t mind coming off the bench as he scored a career high 25 points. Ray and Joe discuss their impact and assess why the Warriors can still win a game when Steph Curry isn’t their leading scorer.
The Warriors pulled off another dramatic comeback win against a Los Angeles team, this time beating the defending champion Lakers at Staples Center on Monday night 10 days after a thrilling win over the Clippers. Ray and Joe analyze the victory that saw Golden State rebound from a 19-point deficit. Kelly Oubre, Jr. was impressive in his best game as a Warrior and the bench had solid contributions all around. In the end it was Steph Curry’s big 3 that made the difference and “the old” Draymond was also a big key to the win.
The Warriors were starting to get on a roll until they ran into a rough 4th quarter in a loss to Myles Turner and the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday. This week we chat about the “Box In One” defense Golden State is seeing now from opponents trying to slow down Steph Curry. We also evaluate James Wiseman so far and discuss recent NBA Covid and superstar issues.
We’re back! And, what a game to talk about to kickoff our 2021 podcasts. Steph Curry scored 38 points and the Warriors came back from down 22 late in the 3rd quarter Friday night to beat the LA Clippers and improve to 5-4. We discuss whether or not Kelly Oubre, Jr. should take a seat and examine every aspect of the Dubs rotation so far.