Kerr’s first iteration of this team locked down on defense, shared the ball with a healthy dose of Curry PNRs, and played with a tenacity on both sides that made the proverbial chip on the shoulder feel like a boulder.
Veteran forward Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 24 points on 6 of 8 shooting, including 4 3-pointers.
And on Sunday afternoon, that wasn’t a bad thing. But the music and in-game distractions returned for the second half and NY eventually lost 112-105.
Even cold Curry can pace the Warriors, but Golden State will herald the return of this incandescent incarnation with celebration and relief.
But the reigning two-time NBA Most Valuable Player found his scoring touch at Madison Square Garden.
Things began unraveling for Atlanta three minutes into the quarter, when Dwight Howard threw an outlet pass in the direction of Thabo Sefolosha and it sailed out of bounds.
“I don’t really know”, Schroder said when asked why he was benched.
“That’s what Steph does”, Kerr said. In addition, teams like the Boston Celtics or the newly formed New Orleans Pelicans duo of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins also are looking to throw their name in the hat of possible champions come June. Barring a miracle, the Knicks will be playing meaningless games in the final weeks of another lost season under Phil Jackson. The Hawks were ahead in the first twelve minutes of play (35-42).
“Just a coach’s decision”, Budenholzer said, regarding the benching of his starting point guard. They were able to shatter some National Basketball Association records and one of them is best National Basketball Association regular season in history.
“We’ve got to figure it out, me and Coach”, Schroder said.
Ulis scored a career-best 20 points.
Nowadays, it sometimes seems like going to a professional sporting event is as much about everything off the field as it is on it: concessions, souvenirs, cheerleaders, blaring music, the jumbotron and more.
Against Golden State, Porzingis showed a national audience why he has the potential to be a franchise cornerstone. Draymond Green called it “pathetic” and “disrespectful”. In three games in March he is averaging 22.7 points on 23-for-44 shooting (52.3 percent).
“We played Malcolm a lot”.
The opponent on Sunday was also significant for Porzingis. Green, however, is firmly against playing without sound. “It changed the flow of the game”, Green said after his team’s 112-105 victory. “I just wanted to remind him that shots may go and they may not, but you’re still having a huge game”. “I’ve got to do better”.