Steph Curry, Game 2’s Graduated Warriors beat MAVS

Well, this was a basketball game we won’t soon forget. The Golden State Warriors had a poor first game against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals, by 19 points. But they overcame great helplessness, and in the process arrogantly defeated Mavs 126-117.

It’s a 2-0 lead in the Dubs series, but the next two wins won’t be easy at all.

But you don’t have to worry about it yet. At the moment we are only concerned about the fantastic victory… and the players who achieved it. This meant grabbing the red pen, and distributing scores—some good, some bad—for the warriors who took up court on Friday. As always, scores are weighted according to our expectations of each player.

Note: The TS has averaged 56.6% this season

Draymond Green

28 min, 6 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 turns, 6 fouls, 2 for 6 shots, 1 for 2 triples, 1 for 2 free throws, 43.6% TS, -19

Line live!

Other than that, it was a very difficult game for Drey, for a number of reasons. He’s been in bad trouble most of the night, making his fifth foul in the middle of the third quarter, which keeps him out until the middle of the fourth. Then he made a mistake when he came back.

It was also subjected to a technical error and spins a second technical error Many times. Give him credit for avoiding a second technical foul, but the judges decided to give him one (there was a classic double-tech moment when he feuded with Dorian Finney-Smith, but somehow they only gave technique to Finney-Smith), no one else but a fan of the Warriors would find That is not justified.

Green could not put himself at the judges’ discretion in such a crucial match. They gave him a lot of ropes on Friday, fortunately, but he can’t assume they’re going to move on.

Nor was it his best defensive performance. Mind you, “Not his best defensive performance” is still a really good defense when he’s Draymond Freaking Green, but overall he didn’t look like the star player.

Grade: C-

Post-game rewards: Draw with the team’s leadership in assists, the worst plus / minus for the team.

Andrew Wiggins

38 min, 16 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 turn, 4 fouls, 5 for 14 shots, 3 for 5 triples, 3 for 6 free throws, 48.1% TS, +16

An ineffective scoring night from Wiggins, who tried to bring his spark back from the first half of Game 1, but was unable to do so.

I will say Wiggins did a better job defending Luka Doncic than any of the other Warriors, but Doncic ended up with a highly efficient 42 points and eight assists with only two sets.

Passing quality, Wiggins has been doing a great job recently in sponsoring basketball. But in the end is not a very good match of it.

Grade: C +

Post-game rewards: Drawn to lead the team in assists.

kevon looney

32 min, 21 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 foul, 10 to 14 shot, 1 to 1 free throws, 72.7% TS, +9

Was this the best game in Looney’s life? It could have been very good.

I think it’s fair to say it was the best offensive game of his life. He had a career high in points, but the brutality of his scoring result goes beyond that.

There’s not much to say about Looney, honestly, because the numbers really tell the story. He dominated the interior, scored regularly on the field and contained the Dallas attack. He was really good when he moved to Donči. He had 21 rebounds – the Mavs had only 30 as a team.

And when Green got into serious trouble and took Looney’s place, the Warriors played basketball better.

Just an interesting offer for a long-awaited person to receive his flowers.

Grade: A +

Post-game rewards: He led the team in rebounds.

steve curry

37 min, 32 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 turns, 4 fouls, 11 for 21 shots, 6 for 10 three-pointers, 4 for 4 free throws, 70.3% TS, +15

Watch out world, Steve Curry is learning how to shoot free throws. It’s now the complete package!

Jokes aside, this was a pretty epic game from Carrie. He was the only Warrior to make any offensive in the team’s dismal first half, almost single-handedly forming a run late in the second quarter to give the team some life and momentum into the break.

And in the second half he started dancing on them, before getting into the kill.

steve vs. Luca is the battle of the ages, and I’m so glad we’ll be watching it. I’m also very glad we’re on Steve’s side of him.

Grade: A

Post-game rewards: He led the team with points and equalized to lead the team in assists.

Klay Thompson

37 minutes, 15 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 fouls, 6 for 10 shots, 1 for 4 threes, 2 for 2 free throws, 68.9% TS, -9

Despite the fact that his jump shot didn’t fall off, Clay managed to get an incredibly effective recording night. It was a great display of good pick-up and a bold hoop driving for Thompson, and the last in a handful of clutch buckets in the second half.

That being said, his defense was really bad in this game. He got burned by Donči – and yes, everyone does, but Klay was really struggling to get Donči away from the spots he wanted to be. And Thompson’s defense wasn’t very good against the other players either.


Post-game rewards: Drawn to lead the team in assists.

Otto Porter Jr.

24 min, 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 turn, 2 fouls, 4 for 4 shots, 1 for 1 three, 2 for 3 free throws, 103.4% TS, +11

I really, really, really don’t want to think about where the Warriors are if OPJ is still sidelined by his foot ache.

What is there to say I haven’t already said it a million times? He keeps the attack flowing, plays good defense no matter who he turns, attacks the glass relentlessly, and makes his shots.

He’s just a dreamy role player.

Grade: A +

Damion Lee

5 min, 0 points, 1 pass, 1 spin, 2 fouls, shot 0 vs. 2, 0 vs. 2 triple, 0.0% TS, -12

Lee is not supposed to play now. But Andre Iguodala and Gary Payton II were injured, and Porter might not be ready to play for 30 minutes, so Steve Kerr turned to Lee.

You did not succeed in this game. It didn’t work at all, as Lee was rather terrible on his early assignment, and Kerr never returned to him.

Grade: D-

Post-game rewards: The worst plus / minus in the team.

Jordan Paul

29 min, 23 points, 1 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 3 flips, 2 fouls, 7 for 10 shots, 2 for 4 threes, 7 for 7 free throws, 87.9% TS, +26

I said after the first game that the Mavs were a little helpless in front of a player like Poole, who could score by regressing for three or making his way to the hoop.

That was on full display on Friday, with Paul playing the Dallas defense, seeing what actions they would stop, and then penalizing them with a different one.

He was completely in control, and simply seemed to play on a completely different level than the Mavericks defenders.

It helps that the defense is still very focused on Curry and Thompson, but Paul was shining even when those two players were off the bench. It’s the real deal…and then some.

Grade: A +

Post-game rewards: Restricted to lead the team in assists, the best plus / minus for the team.

Moses Modi

10 minutes, 2 points, 1 pass, 1 foul, 1 to 1 shot, 100.0% shot, +8

Moody got Lee minutes in the second half and I think it’s safe to say he will also get Lee 3 minutes.

If you weren’t paying close attention, you wouldn’t have noticed that Moody was in the game. This is good. He played flawlessly, which is the biggest thing that warriors want from him, and something extremely rare to find from a newbie.

Grade: A-

DNP for Friday: Nemanja Bellica, Jonathan Cominga, Juan Toscano Anderson

Friday idle: Andre Iguodala, Gary Payton II, James Wiseman

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