Stephen Curry wants to pick All-Star team; Kevin Durant does not
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jan 13, 2018,
Jan 13, 2018, 1:35
Golden State is like a Rubik's cube with nine sides instead of six. The Warriors had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.6 vs. 20.0) and had a better free throw rate (0.319 vs. 0.264).
ROAD STREAK: The Warriors recall their win streak to start the 2015-16 season ended at 24 in Milwaukee. If he were traded, his maximum extension would be worth just $7.3 million each for two seasons. Golden State rookie Jordan Bell took a hard fall in the second quarter and moved gingerly afterward. Johnson was called for basket interference as the second shot hung on the rim, giving Atlanta the ball with the score tied at 105.
But they have starkly different opinions on the newly introduced format in which the player who receives the most votes in each conference will serve as a captain, choosing his team from the pool of players voted in as starters and reserves. Giannis Antetokounmpo has morphed into a superstar. He finished with 40 points, four rebounds and four assists. The Bucks are looking to surpass their win total of a season ago.
Meanwhile, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr-who jokingly suggested Williams was going to put up 50 against the Warriors while speaking with ESPN analysts before the game-credited the entire Clippers team for coming out ready to play against the Warriors. Andre Iguodala can play some guard minutes, but that is about where the cup runs dry. They surrender 106.1 points per, 17th in the league, but Golden State is No.2 in field goals allowed at 43.4 percent, second only to Boston's NBA-best 42.9 percent clip. So, we won five of those games, but last night (against the Clippers) we didn't have the firepower.
This story will be updated with quotes and post-game material from the Warriors' locker room at Oracle Arena. Without the assistance of the team's primary scoring option, the athletic Westbrook began gathering up one triple-double after another on a regular enough basis that it did not seem possible.
"They were just flying up and down the court, scoring in transition in the first half", Budenholzer said. In the victory, Curry led all scorers with 45 points. Without Kevin Durant, the Thunder began relying more heavily on their young, talented point guard, Russell Westbrook. The transition high dribble, long crossover shimmy, into the pullup midrange J. Classic Kevin Durant, a staple of a Warriors team that supercharged the movement of three-point shooting, only to fall back on a shot now ridiculed but unstoppable given the appropriate skillset. After beating the Cavs on Christmas Day, Golden State ranked #3 in the National Basketball Association allowing 102.5 points per 100 possessions.