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Old 05-18-2018, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Originally Posted by DRob4JC View Post
Exactly.

To me, Durant is more un-guard-able than Harden.
But a certain Warriors fan said Curry is the best player on the team and that you shouldn't have much of an opinion on the matter if you didn't watch all 82 regular season games.
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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So you didn't watch the game. We all know about all the switching that goes on but Durant still spent most of his time on Tucker or Ariza who took advantage of his poor defense. Durant was chasing shadows, barely bending his knees, going thru the motions. 3 boards, no steals no blocks, team worst -28 +/-

He can do better but it was a funny time to declare him best Warrior.
The tape says otherwise. Curry was bad on both ends of the floor. He's been a defensive liability and part of the reason the Warriors defense seemed so scattered is because he couldn't hold his own. The Rockets are going HAM at Curry and everyone else needs to cheat a little to help him out.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoMiw6GDcCs
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:05 PM
 
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The tape says otherwise. Curry was bad on both ends of the floor. He's been a defensive liability and part of the reason the Warriors defense seemed so scattered is because he couldn't hold his own. The Rockets are going HAM at Curry and everyone else needs to cheat a little to help him out.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoMiw6GDcCs
Looks like Curry drew a few offensive fouls and snuffed out several Paul and Harden drives. Sure they scored on him some but who’s stopping those two every possession?
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Old 05-18-2018, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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The tape says otherwise. Curry was bad on both ends of the floor. He's been a defensive liability and part of the reason the Warriors defense seemed so scattered is because he couldn't hold his own. The Rockets are going HAM at Curry and everyone else needs to cheat a little to help him out.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoMiw6GDcCs
I'm seeing a lot of nice defensive plays from Curry in that video.

But it's not very fair to say a team is 'going at' their opponent's smallest defender, every team does that to an extent. Plus they want to make him work so he doesn't go for 30+.

You want to attack the "mouse in the house" ie. point guard inside. And attack the big man outside. That's part of why so many teams field as many long, midsized athletes as possible so switches don't lead to mismatches.
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:21 AM
 
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Curry is physically unable to defend up to his potential now, and also Durant may be affecting his rhythm.

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/w...estern-finals/

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It's hard to criticize the Warriors for running their offense through the utterly un-guardable, absolutely amazing Durant, but there's little doubt that it's effecting Curry's rhythm and overall involvement. We're talking about a generational talent who can sometimes go three or four consecutive game minutes without taking a single shot, without once running a pick and roll when he's perhaps the deadliest pick-and-roll player in NBA history. This is the greatest shooter of all-time being reduced, for large stretches, to just another guy running around screens as Durant plays one-on-one....

For now, this is the simple truth: Curry is not getting it done on either end of the court. He's a great enough player to figure out his offense even if the action doesn't cater to him anymore, and I suspect he will. But the defense is a massive hole for which there doesn't seem to be an adequate cover. He's getting killed out there.
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:58 AM
 
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Should the Celtics win the series, I think it'll become suddenly possible that LeBron leaves the Cavs a second time. Nonetheless, Cleveland is not quite out of the series yet. There have been teams who have come back down two games to none. The Cavs are capable of doing so. Hopefully Boston can win Game 3 to take a 3-0 lead in the series, as no one has recovered from that hole in the history of the NBA.



If the Cavs do come back and take the series, it will give the Celtics their first ever blemish in a seven game series they had led 2-0. Boston is 37-0 all time in seven games series where it won the first two games.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Curry is physically unable to defend up to his potential now, and also Durant may be affecting his rhythm.

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/w...estern-finals/
Even when players return from injury, they will not be up to full potential for awhile. Just because they have little or no pain doesn't mean they are were they used to be when fully healthy. I have seen that too often. Luc Bah a Moute is another example. He is a shell of himself out there.

Regarding Durant affecting his rhythm, give me a break. Nobody said that last year.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:39 PM
 
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I would be absolutely stunned if the Celtics won tonight
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Old 05-19-2018, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Western US
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The Dubs will show the Rockets who's the boss in game 3!
They'd better. Plus, Steph really needs to have a breakthrough. Hope he erupts for 40 or more.
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Old 05-19-2018, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Western US
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I would be absolutely stunned if the Celtics won tonight
Cleveland's season is toast if Boston wins tonight. No team has ever come back down 0-3.
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