Perhaps the most entertaining NBA game of the year. Warriors 121 vs Thunder 118 (OT)

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Wow. 

Are. You. Kidding. Me.

If you told me that the Warriors were outrebounded 32 to 62 on the road, and shot the same FG% as the Thunder (~47%), I would assume that the Thunder handily won the game.

They didn't.

In what was a highly competitive/entertaining game, the Warriors managed to crawl back in the 4th quarter and send the game to overtime on two Iguodala free throws with less than a second remaining. Durant fouled out early in the overtime period and as heroic/brilliant as Westbrook's play was, Chef Curry once again stole the show by breaking his own single-season record for 3-pointers in a season, making 12-of-16.

What Curry is doing on a nightly basis is historic and tonight was no exception. The dude put on a dazzling show, with mind-blowing shot making from beyond the arc.

I think that Porzingis summed it up nicely when he Tweeted...

What a game!

 

*You can watch highlights of the game here (ESPN) and here (NBA.com)

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MikeBoogey Mike (@MikeBoogey) Pinned comment
Oh yea, a wild & fun game to watch! The Thunder completely blew it with that awful turnover by KD at the end of regulation. Why didn't they just a call a time-out?!?!
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lyncmob James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) Pinned comment
What a game, I had to take a day or two off of the NBA to decompress.

The best thing about this game was watching it with my 13 year old son and 6 year old daughter... for the first time, they were truly hooked on the outcome of a NBA game, and it was one of the better games I've ever seen. They'll remember that for the rest of their lives.

My daughter is a regular watcher of Steph Curry since she was captivated by how cool he was with his daughter at the press conferences in the playoffs last year. She thinks he's the greatest, and actually blushes when her brothers tease her about him.

And yes, @MikeBoogey - Billy Donovan is failing as a coach by watching the game instead of coaching - that's where your coach has a concrete opportunity to help his team win a game, and he blew it by not calling a timeout.
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MikeBoogey Mike (@MikeBoogey) replied to James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) Pinned comment
I hope you caught breath and re-grouped because these two NBA titans are playing again on Thursday! It's a back to back for the Thunder so I don't expect the game to be as thrilling.

I have to mention this since my team sucks (Lakers) and we've had so little to cheer about. How about last night's performance by D'Angelo Russell. WOWWW!!!!!

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lyncmob James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) replied to Mike (@MikeBoogey) Pinned comment
Caught part of last night's game on League Pass, and can honestly say it's the first time I've seen true star potential with Russell.

Curry reached maturity in a similar pattern, obfuscated by his ankle injuries a bit.... but he had a couple of games his rookie year where you got the feeling, as an intensely watching fan, that there was a real chance for greatness in this kid.

Russell's game last night was one of those tantalizing glimpses, and I hope he finds a way to stay at that level of play and not disappear into the background.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) Pinned comment
Re League pass: I bought a pass last year and here's my two cents. As a cord cutter, one of the few things I really missed was sports; most notably the NBA and NFL. Long story short, I was very disappointed with my League Pass. There were blackouts for most of the games that I coveted (due to them being broadcasted on TNT, ABC, ESPN & NBA TV); the majority of the blacked-out games were marquee match-ups. The coup de grâce was when the playoffs rolled around and zippo games were available.

Now, to a more up-lifting topic...D-Russell! Having lived in SoCal prior to moving to Seattle, I still kinda'-sorta' follow the Lakers (my round-about way of saying I follow them). I'm thrilled to see D'Angelo excel! Like Steph, he's not a remarkable athlete, but he believes in himself and he's a skilled player (vs being an insane athlete lacking skills). Coach Scott has given him a heavy dose of tough love and from the sounds of it, riding the pine is something that D'Angelo has no interest in re-visiting. Good for him, good for Lakers-nation.

Looking forward to D-Russ being a perennial all-star in the years to come and the Lakers being relevant again.

Btw, watching the OKC / LAC game and the Thunder are close to choking again (LAC is now down 2). They were up 22. Coaching, or...
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lyncmob James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) Pinned comment
I share a League Pass account with a couple of friends, and it definitely is maddening when traveling and hitting blackouts.

D-Russ definitely shares some traits with Steph, and I'm looking forward to seeing him blossom and having the Lakers-Warriors games mean something again.

OKC - so good, but both they and the Clippers feel like failed referendums on where the league is going; the Spurs and Warriors have ended the discussion pretty definitively on that score, and I can't see either one losing to anyone besides the other.
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MikeBoogey Mike (@MikeBoogey) replied to James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) Pinned comment
"and can honestly say it's the first time I've seen true star potential with Russell."
For a stretch there I didn't even know if he'd last more than a few years in the league. I'm now breathing a sigh of relief!
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FitFanatic FitFanatic (@FitFanatic) Pinned comment
OMG. That was a crazy game! Here are more reactions from his peers after that game-winning 3 pointer.















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