Random Warrior thoughts

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  1. Money

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    Lots of great tributes. Definitely had me feeling nostalgic, and sad
     
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    Was cool to see how pumped up the crowd was, and to see how excited players were to wear the "We Believe" Jerseys. Jesus, at one point, i saw Cousins running down the court in the jersey, and i just had a flashback to some bad times! it was really strange. I have a weird feeling about leaving Oracle. I'm excited to see Chase Center. But it almost feels like, we'll be back at Oracle sometime.. but that's not the case. I do remember the feeling when the Giants left Candlestick, but this will be a little different. Watching the Giants open up with the first exhibition games at Pac Bell Park, the park was so unique, and you could just tell the difference because ballparks have unique structures and dimensions..etc. The high wall in right field, the water just beyond the fence, the massive scoreboard in center..etc.

    With arena's, when the action is focused on the court, there isn't a whole lot of difference (some arenas have seats at a steeper angle it seems, or tunnel placement is different), but i don't know if i'll get that same feeling.

    I saw Money's post of facebook about Oracle memories, and damn, most of the basketball memories have been of this recent run. I remember watching so much Warrior basketball over the years, but we didn't have any key moments. But i do remember little things, like being amazed at the athleticism of a lot of these guys. I remember back in the late 90's, the Warriors were playing Seattle i think it was. And Ruben Patterson came down the lane and threw down a massive dunk, and i was just in awe (my dad's company had seats near midcourt, 7 rows up). To see a guy get up like that blew my mind.. and this was a good player, not even a star player.

    I remember seeing Tony Delk go up for an uncontested rebound, thinking jesus, he jumped high for that board.. and this is Tony Delk!! Stuff like that really puts into perspective how good and how athletic NBA players are.

    of course, now we are spoiled. having watched Klay and Steph go at it.. the feeling of when that shot leaves their hand, to when it goes through the net.. just blows the roof off the place. And then i remember the first time i saw KD play live, and it was when he signed with us. He literally looks like he can score on every touch.. we put up with a lot of bad basketball, that still produced some good memories, but damn, we have been spoiled the last 5 years or so.. and we deserve it.
     
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    I enjoyed reading your guy's posts! I am not going to get into my feelings about this, as you guy's have heard me go off several times about it. It is sad, but I do have many good memories of that arena. Been going there since about 1987 for the Warriors games and concerts. I have not been much during this run b/c of the insane ticket prices. But back in the day, I had mini plans for about 10-12 games a year. We use to pay about $150 for these plans for pretty good seats.
     
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    Yea i wouldn't get out much if it weren't for my company seats. I'm pretty damn fortunate for that.
     
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    I went to two games this season. Once with Quazza and Rob, that I bought, and once with Quazza that he bought. I honestly don't think I would have gone if Quazza hadn't visited.. for the price and I don't like crowds in general... the pre, during, halftime etc show is FUCKING LOUD and bright and bombastic... It's annoying as fuck to me...I don't even watch that part when they're on tv...
     
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    Man, seeing Curry go down last night was frightening!!! Seems like he will be ok but still holding my breath a bit.
     
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    Yep, but seems like he's gonna be ready to go for game 1. Just hope he doesn't try to force it to play, because we need him healthy.
     
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    I didn't watch the game, but tuned in for a couple of minutes right when they were discussing it.. my heart sank for a moment.
     
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    About time the NBA season starts! Ready to go!

    Now that that's out of my system, let's get to the playoffs route... and I don't like it at all. Clips in the first round and (likely, although they have a very tough matchup in the first) Rockets in the second is not the easiest way towards the ring.

    Goes without saying that we should be favored to win the conference (and the ring), but still... it's the toughest route we could have to go through towards it. Pending on who makes it, it's possible the conference finals are the easiest matchup we're gonna have on the way to NBA finals.
     
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    I don't see it as that tough at all. I think the Clippers have gotten overrated, since they surprised teams by not falling off the face of the earth after trading Harris. I don't see them winning a game in the series. The Rockets could push us of course, but i would have assumed that you'd face the Rockets at some point anyway.
     
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    The Rockets are the only team to be concerned about. Definitely the only team that could push it to 7 games.
    If the Thunder come back to life, they could make some noise but they are not going to push us to the brink.
    Maybe a fluky loss or two to the mountain teams, if we play one of them (jazz or nuggs), just from altitude and maybe not taking them as serious.

    I like our chances... lol
     
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    Cousins' game against Houston last time gave me some confidence. he really gave Houston fits, and i think he can wear down Capela. How the Warriors play the pick and roll will be critical, but that game gave me some serious confidence.
     
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    As long as they don’t shoot lights out for four games, which they won’t, Warriors will take them.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, we're the team to beat no matter how you look at it.

    I'm just saying that I think going vs San Antonio in the first and not having to face the Rockets in the second round would be easier. It's not like any of those teams scare me, but I think the route to the ring would be easier with other rivals.

    Also, CP3 has trouble staying healthy, so playing the Rockets in a later round would be good for us... Then again, it's not like they're going to have it easy, as the Jazz come into the playoffs playing their best basketball of the season (once Mitchell got out of his funk).
     
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    Torn quad for Boogie. In all likelihood done for the season. You guys know I am not his biggest fan, however we are not deep at all and this makes us even thinner and we have nobody to replace his skill set. Bummer for him to wait all these years to make the playoffs and he gets a grand total of 1 game and a few min of another.

    Thankfully Looney is playing pretty well right now. Also means we will see more of the death lineup which is a good thing for us but this will hurt. Honestly I dont see us getting past Houston. And if we do, it will probably take 7 games and our 4 starts playing like 38-40 min/game.
     
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    It's the playoffs. Isn't this why they rest them all year? So they'll be ready to go come Spring?

    Curry
    Klay
    Dray
    KD
    Bogut
    Iggy
    Livingston
    Looney

    That's as deep as they need to go, unless it's actual garbage time, not 6mins left in the 3rd...
     
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    I hear ya Money... 8 is a decent number... unfortunately 2 that you list dont really give you much and should not play more than 5-6 min/game.
     
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    Which two?
     
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    i thought Livingston played pretty well last game. He had a bad turnover, but he made a couple of buckets and blocked a couple of 3's. Bogut has been decent, but obviously, he can't carry a huge load.
     
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    Livingston and Bogut. I have ZERO confidence in Livingston. He is washed. He is a complete waste 3 of every 4 games he plays. Have more confidence in Bogut.
     

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