Last night Golden State jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the Western conference semi-finals, best-of-seven series.
”We picked up right where we left off,” Steph Curry said. ”We weren’t clicking making shots early on but our defense really gave us an opportunity to find that flow, and that’s what you need in the playoffs.”
In a rare occurrence, Golden State did not out-shoot their opponent from way downtown.
Utah shot 9-29 and Golden State connected on 7-29. Don’t see that often but what you do see is the assists; Warriors dished out 32, Utah 25. GS turned it over 7 times, Jazz, 13.
Warriors have more “30 assists” games than anyone. I think they mentioned on TNT last night only the Lakers from way back in the day (80’s) have as many as Golden State in one season.
THE GAME I WILL NEVER FORGET
Boston beat Washington in OT last night 129-119. The Celtics now lead the best-of-seven, Eastern conference semi-finals 2-0. Isaiah Thomas dropped 53 points. John Wall of Washington scored 40 points and dished out 13 assists.
”It’s nice to be in Celtics history with all the great players,” Thomas said. ”But until you win a championship, you can’t consider yourself a great player. That’s what it’s all about.”
Always remember, share the ball, hit the open man and protect the ball…
After shooting 5-22 from the floor against the Bulls:
“There were a lot of shots that were on line, just long, didn’t go in. But it’s nothing to worry about. Just had a bad shooting game. Just move on.”
After shooting 0-11 from distance against the Sixers:
“The weatherman said it was like a low-pressure system that was coming in, and I forgot to adjust to the thinness of the air, the thickness of the air, whatever it is. It happens, but you’ve gotta find other ways to try to impact the game, whether it’s trying to get to the paint a little bit more, defensively just trying to make plays.”
On Draymond Green and Klay Thompson:
“They’ve worked their tails off. Love the game of basketball & have incredible competitive spirit.”
“I always have fun playing the game, but it just looks like everything is moving so perfectly out there for ’em. I know the game of basketball is not a perfect game, but they play the game the right way, they move the ball, they play off of each other, they complement each other. So it’s just, since Day 1, since coach Kerr got there, it just felt like they’ve been together for a long, long time. You could tell that. As a basketball player, I could tell that they enjoyed playing with each other.”