Well, they may be the best team in the World. Before last night I thought it was the Sixers. Turns out I was wrong. Congrats to the Warriors for beating the Sixers last night. I apologize, but will not take responsibility, for anyone that took my advice yesterday and bet everything they had on the Sixers. I misspoke and was unaware of the fact that James McAdoo was called up and got actual minutes, thus completely killing our team chemistry. It’s McAdoo’s fault, sue him. The loss had nothing to do with leaving some of the best three point shooters in the world (not named Redick or Covington) wide open several times in a row. I lost $50 betting on the Sixers last night and if I had to do it again I would 100%.
Brett Brown shat the bed again with his lineup choices. The Warriors team is stacked from top to bottom. The guys they put in in garbage time are good enough to be starters somewhere else in the league. A lot of them are better than Lonzo Ball. So, it baffled me that Brett chose this as a lineup on the floor against them: TJ “Goat” McConnell, JJ Redick, TLC, Robert Covington, and Richaun Holmes. Twitter user Eric Sidewater estimated that during that stretch the Sixers were outscored 20-4.
That lineup just looks like confusion. You can’t have that many young, inexperienced guys on the floor playing against the Warriors. That lineup may work against teams like the Lakers, but not against the best team in the league. Simmons, Embiid, or Saric had to have be on the floor at all times to even think about beating the Warriors.
There were some good things. Saric is getting his groove back and is rocking a sweet stache for Movember. TLC has come a long way since his rookie year and is starting to look good.And finally, Furkan Korkmaz made his much anticipated debut. Warriors fans are so new to basketball that they probably have never heard of Simmons or Embiid before tonight, so imagine their confusion when a guy named Furkran Korkmaz makes his debut. They probably don’t even know there are international players in the NBA. Had this been in Philadelphia, Korkmaz would have been embraced, but it was in Oakland so nobody had any idea. I seriously thought that when he was put in with a few minutes left and down 20 points that they could make a comeback, but it was not meant to be. He did score a basket though, so he has things to build off of. Our next game is tomorrow against the Clippers, which is just the appetizer because on Wednesday we play Lonzo Ball and the Lakers. Hang in there fans, we’re still making the playoffs. Trust The Process