During Sunday’s Golden State-New York Knicks nationally televised game, ABC had Warriors coach Steve Kerr mic’d up and caught an interesting conversation between the coach and Golden State star Stephen Curry, the Charlotte Christian High graduate who starred at Davidson.
Thompson posted his best scoring night since the All-Star break but continued to struggle from the floor. “There are moments in the game where it can go either way; four-point, six-point lead, you can kind of double that”, Curry said. Will Kevin Durant’s absence doom the Dubs when they roll into Madison Square Garden for this 3:30 PM ET game? Noah played in 46 games, averaging 5.0 points and 8.8 rebounds. They ran the offense through Kristaps Porzingis in the second quarter with Carmelo Anthony mostly glued to the bench.
Perhaps that’s why Draymond Green was whining like a baby after the game – he finally stared the future in the face, and it was terrifying.
No piped in music, manufactured crowd noise or even the sound of an old fashioned organ to generate a beat.
It was the Warriors’ first back-to-back defeat since 2015, breaking a streak of 145 regular season games.
Philadelphia chose to shut Embiid down for the season because a knee surgery that was worse than originally believed, joining young stars such as teammate Ben Simmons, Milwaukee’s Jabari Parker and Minnesota’s Zach LaVine among those sidelined for the season.
ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes noted Green called the idea “pathetic” as well as “ridiculous” and “disrespectful”.
While other players did not feel quite as strongly as Green, they still did not like it. Teams go through slumps.
It looms as the biggest game of the week: Golden State at San Antonio in a matchup of the NBA’s top two teams. When the National Basketball Association playoffs start, every team left standing is on the same footing again, but the teams with the biggest targets on their backs are the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Thankfully, the New York Knicks and their patented brand of unique PR disasters were on the schedule.
“I don’t think anybody thinks now is the time”, Hornacek said on Sunday. Asked if he would do it right after the game, he replied, “Maybe halftime”. It’s like going back to paper. And if any decision-makers of the New York Knicks’ organization are reading this article, heed my advice: please don’t stop the music.