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.
The Bucks, Lakers and Clippers are leading the latest NBA Championship odds. Some of the best sportsbooks online reviewed > here odds for all the top contenders and longshots. Even with the 8th-placed Grizzlies sinking like a stone and Steph Curry returning, the Warriors’ odds to win the Western Conference remain a comically long +250000, which amounts to a 0.04% chance. The reality is that they are 17.5 games back of a playoff spot with only 19 games left and seven teams to leapfrog.
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Ray and Joe discuss the impending return of Steph Curry (coming up this Sunday vs the Wizards). We also touch on the Giannis Antetokounmpo rumors and in case you missed it, we finish the podcast with Michael Jordan’s moving speech at Kobe Bryant’s memorial.
The Warriors head into the All Star break with the worst record in the NBA at 12-43, but the future is bright. Ray and Joe talk about how Andrew Wiggins is fitting in so far and analyze “keepers” Marquese Chriss and Eric Paschall.
The Warriors collected a bundle of draft picks before the trade deadline, making deals with the 76ers and Timberwolves. D’Angelo Russell, Omari Spellman and Jacob Evans are headed to Minnesota while Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III go to Philadelphia. We talk about the acquisition of Andrew Wiggins and what it means for the Warriors future.
On Sunday Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California. Two days later the Warriors were in his hometown of Philadelphia to play the 76ers. It was another loss for Golden State, but more importantly there was a touching scene with both teams paying tribute to Bryant as the game began. We give our thoughts about Kobe and discuss his legacy including the impact he had on many current players including Draymond Green.
Friday saw the Warriors drop another game as they remain in dead last in the NBA this season. Ray and Joe tackle the question, should Steph Curry even play this season? We also talk about the Willie Cauley-Stein trade to Dallas and Draymond Green’s comments about sagging NBA TV ratings.
On Thursday the Warriors led at one point by 19 points against a Nuggets team missing three starters, but Golden State still lost in overtime at home for its 10th consecutive defeat. Ray and Joe talk about the game, discuss some players who could get traded, weigh in on comments by Charles Barkley and Kevin Durant and give our thoughts about cheating in sports after the Astros scandal shook up the baseball world.