24 Burst results for "Kevon Looney"
"kevon looney" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"It's not like Steph was hitting ridiculous ISO step backs after like 9 dribbles. Like he used to do. Boston's defense just like lost him. The bigs were dropped too low in transition. They thought they were supposed to switch. Guys didn't switch. Marcus smart was trying to switch and he would go under, he went under one drag screen by kevon Looney and Jalen is supposed to come over and Jalen is just like, not recognizing what's going on. And so Steph just got caught loose, got loose a few times for three, but the fact that Boston weathered that and was only down four and really didn't let what Steph was doing impact how they were executing on offense. And they executed really well on offense, particularly Jason Tatum, who finished three for 17, and we'll talk about him a little bit later or whenever you want to talk about Jason Tatum's game. We talk about outliers, I guess, bringing up the fourth quarter. And Steph's 21 points in a quarter is kind of a little bit of something you can't rely upon if your Golden State looking for offense. I guess is the point I'm trying to make. Boston's defense was really good in this game after that first quarter. They settled down. They started switching a little bit more. But what did you make of just what Steph did and how Boston responded to it in real time. It was like, he was throwing, he just couldn't miss. And he was at his absolute apex and for the deficit to only before after that first 12 minutes, Boston had to be feeling really good about themselves. Yeah, I mean, it was interesting. I was kind of surprised at Boston was only behind by a basket or two. Through that onslaught. I mean, Steph, we've seen Steph GitHub before we've seen him have ridiculous quarters before. It's something different like the mentality he had is that it almost felt like I'm winning this damn Finals MVP after all this time. Like he came out gunning for it. And when you hit 6 threes in the first quarter, you got 21 in the first quarter. I've actually been noticing all postseason. It feels like we've seen a lot of 20 point first quarters from guys Tatum has had that. Giannis has had a stretch like that. I feel like embiid has done it. So we've seen them come about. But with Steph it always feels different just because it's just such a deflating thing to feel like you're trying to wrap him up defensively and he still does that. So I thought one of the most interesting takeaways I've complained and kind of pitched for years about how uninformative the mic'd up sequences are. We got one of the better ones we've had in a while..
"kevon looney" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"Me of the 1920 1920 20 Lakers and kind of just we're going to be bigger, faster, stronger than you. And that's how we're going to win games and we're going to make your life hell on the defensive end of the floor. I think that curry is going to be, I mean, the warriors essentially to win this. The warriors need clay to be clay for probably at least three games. You need him to, I mean, we're talking really high percentage shooting from him. You need curry to be great, most nights. And then I'm really intrigued, draymond versus Al Horford. What is that? And I know they're not directly going to be guardian. There's going to be switches. There's all sorts of things happening there. But in terms of how they make an impact, they're not the same, but there's some similarities there that I think it's going to make for a fascinating battle. Now, I think draymond is overall the more impactful player, but I'll Horford playing the way he has been. It's not far off and you could say that Horford makes a bigger impact, perhaps on the offensive end of the floor with the shooting that he can bring. He was a little bit hot and cold in the heat series, but I still am intrigued by that particular battle, Horford versus draymond. I think who is a more impactful player night in night out in that matchup is going to matter. And then do we get the same version of kevon Looney that we saw in this last series because if we do, that could be a big difference maker as well. If we get the kevon Looney that we've been seeing for a while, that's just a solid big and not great like he was last series. That's going to be a big factor as well. Yeah, in my preview of this series for Celtics blog. Which posted earlier today on Tuesday. One of the things I started it out with is we got to kind of throw out the traditional position stuff to some extent because both of these teams are going to switch a lot. They're going to play a lot of different guys. Everybody's going to kind of, if you can't guard in this series, you probably can't really play. That was another thing I was going to ask. Can Jordan pool play in this series? Yeah, he may struggle to stay on the floor at times, I think..
Warriors beat Mavericks 120-110 to return to NBA Finals
"The warriors are in the NBA Finals for the first time since 2019 completing a 5 game series win over the Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals one 21 ten all 5 warriors starters and Jordan Poole all scored in double figures led by Klay Thompson's 32 points Just proud of not only my effort but our whole team we really gelled this year at the right time and we have an exciting times ahead of us Andrew Wiggins came up big with 18 points and ten rebounds while kevon Looney added 18 boards and ten points Golden State led by 17 and a half time then pushed the margin into the 20s early in the third quarter Luka Dončić had team highs of 28 points and 9 rebounds for the Mavericks I'm Dave
"kevon looney" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"If Memphis is a sloppy as they were against Minnesota, they're going to be done quick. I think they'll clean some of that up. I think they maybe get caught up a little bit. Again, not to I promise someone trying to hammer a point here, but pace is going to be important here. Memphis wants to get up and down. They want it to be a running game. That sounds super dangerous against the warriors because we know what they can do as an offensive team. But if you watch, the warriors that that they use, that's the single biggest difference I think between the dynasty warriors and the warriors now, is that group was perfectly content to run, run, run all day. This group's a little more. We're going to pick you apart with precision in the half court. We're just going to run our stuff and you're going to find it impossible to defend. They'll run, but it's more opportunistically, where Memphis is, let's go. Getting go. I do think Steven Adams kind of reemerges in this series, probably more in the come on loony minutes than anything else, but I think that'll be important because you want to close down the rim. You want to make sure you're taking care of the boards. But I think Memphis needs to run, run, run, try to try to really get these guys going, try to get them tired, they're an older team, try to really get it so their legs are feeling it in the fourth quarter because you're ran them for three full quarters early on. The grizzlies aren't ready yet for this with a healthy warriors team again. Dad, that's the thing I think we're close. We're on the tipping point. And I think this is going to be one when next year and years beyond. We might point back to that 2022 series when the grizzlies lost, but they were there. Man, they were battling. That was the one where that's where you knew. That's the feel I have on this one. Yeah, agreed. I think they're going to take a page from the wolves series too, and they're going to go at John morant a lot force him to defend and then hopefully that will help. He seems like his energy reserves are limitless, but I think they are going to go after John morant quite a bit on that end of the floor. We'll see how that ultimately looks. They're going to drop him to when he drives. To the rim. They're going to be draymond. Not in dirty ways, but they're just physical and they're going to make you pay if you come inside. Does Steven Adams get minutes in this series? I think so. Like I said, I think against kevon Looney, I think, to make sure you take care of the boards, you limit it because you give the warrior second chances. You're done. They're not going to miss shots the second time around. And they're sneaky good on the offensive glass. I just had it up. Let me re pull it, but they're not in a position where you're like, oh, man, this seems the most dominant offensive. Rebounding team I've seen. There were 18th in the league, but they're sneaky how they get them. They get them and they tend to, I bet if I don't have the ability to pull it right now, but if we look, we would say, holy cow, they really make you pay on converting second chance opportunities. Yeah, absolutely. And so that'll be something to watch there..
"kevon looney" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"And he can even give them that for 20 to 25 minutes at night and average 12 points, just because they have shooting around them around the center position now and draymond green is in a phenomenal place. If you watch a lot of the warriors yet, two games. Yeah, how good does draymond green look right now? Like I am blown away. I think all look pretty damn good right now. They do. Like they're an incredible league and defense. They're third in the league and pace like they're playing in a defending do. Yeah. No, I am an enormous fan of what I've seen from the warriors thus far. If they can get anything from James wiseman, it's going to be interesting. I've mentioned before, I think that they are like ripe to try to make a trade for like a spacing center. But they might not need it if James wiseman is as good as what they think he is at the very least. I'm very interested to see what wiseman looks like when he comes back because again, like the reports out of Golden State are positive. I will say that like generally the reports out of Golden State on things do tend to be positive though. It's sunny weather, what sort of negative about? I'm a little bit more light years ahead, baby. That's true. A lot of startups. There's just instances already where I did think the warriors could use a big and go to a bigger lineup, but if he's a rim to rim type of guy that could help, but more times than not and I'm not breaking a story here because this is what they've done. They've just gone small. Even kevon Looney is the boy playing 16 minutes a night. They're more likely to spread it out with Steph Curry and Jordan Poole, who had 7 threes last night and Andrew Wiggins and even Damien Lee. So my hesitation is like, I don't think the scheme is gonna change for James weisman. It's going to be can he keep up once he gets back in shape because if they're not going to slow down for him and then another thing we're not talking about, throwing the Mexican is back in December or January. So it's only hopefully there's only so many minutes to go around. If you get peak wiseman for just protecting the rim, trailing the play, set in ball screens rolling dunking. He has that in him, but as hot of a start as they have, I don't think they're gonna mess up their magic formula right now either. Well, the thing that wiseman needs to do is he needs to prove that he can take kavan Looney spinach. Like that's just that's the starting point. He needs to start out by saying, okay, I can take one of pneumonia belita or kevon Looney's minutes at the center position. That's not like look, like I think Bailey says played really well. I think Vaughn Looney's performed his role so far. He has. But that shouldn't be a high bar for James wiseman given his talent level in his inherent athleticism at the center position. If he can start by playing 15 to 20 minutes a night, I think that's a huge, huge win. For them at the end of the day. Now, can he come in and play I don't know like even even ten minutes a night to start? Like would that be disappointing? It could be, right? I don't think so, because again they've had a level of success where it was a little ironic last night that you pass on lamella ball and he returns and goes and Golden State one last night when they played head to head..
"kevon looney" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"So I do wonder about that the tax bill man. I mean to put in a contract right eighty million dollars for Uber a the salary cap is $109 million, you're talking about almost an entire team's season-long payroll potentially wage being spent on 1 player when you add in the contract and the tax belt that is Bonkers, especially in a season where you're not going to have all of the fans in the stadium. I mean credit to the Warriors I guess for being able to take that that chance but this is the kind of risk where people say, you know, big Market small Market doesn't matter. This is a situation where yeah, it does because the Utah Jazz are not making this move. That's not that's not going to happen. But the Deep Pockets and nobody else it matters. Yeah, probably no one else is doing this maybe the Clippers. I mean that's football movie million dollars for Steve ballmer's you know, I mean, he sneezes and sneezes that much. Yeah, it's you know, I will say to you there's a couple of things, you know, the Warriors bench as a little especially that's where who's in Thompson hurts. Cuz even if they had added hoober even without officer or even with Thompson, he would have been a really nice bench piece some pressure on Andrew Wiggins to be heal better than what Andrew Wiggins has been in his career. I think he's got it in on my truck was looking forward to seeing him as clearly like the fourth guy on a team now now he's probably more the third guy so we'll see what he can do, but they they need some bench up. I really like crackle. I think he's really good. You know, I think he's going to be pretty good. I'm off their bench. But yeah, then it's Bazemore want to make her Kevon Looney, you know, if he's healthy. They've got some guys who can do the job. Stuff but and you don't need guys to do a ton if Steph is Steph and Jerry mom is Draymond. You're probably okay. But yeah and they were kind of interesting just you know, kind of roster Court they were the only team that had no free agents on their team coming in because they had everybody signed on their roster going into this offseason and then they added and you go clearly.
"kevon looney" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"And I think you're right on that. I will not. Go Against Malachi Flynn I know will not take his name in vain. The guys like like I probably will drop like cash. Winston Peyton Pritchard's and other one that's pretty small. Divan datsuns pretty small Like I probably should like move those guys down a little bit if only because if they can't play an eyesore becomes a lot more difficult for them to create efficient offense in my opinion. I think that's a very insightful satement for you. It wasn't. A collector of information that blast out to the people I can never take some of these things is as my own. But like desma Baynes guy that I've had pretty high throughout the process I've Hughes at like thirty four. I feel comfortable taking cash Winston at like thirty four. Five but like you said. Those two guys are six, five, six, six, right it's like you feel more comfortable taking those guys as opposed to maybe cash at that spot. Yeah. I agree with that totally like I would rather bet on a wing probably a wing that can shoot is maybe the better way to put it. Nobody drafts centers. Are. More everybody's a winning, right? Yeah. It's a it's a very. It's like Fred Fred. Vanfleet has become the guide now on the grassroots circuit like Oh six, hundred, Eighty Fred. Van Vliet. He's ruined the point guard position like Kevin durant ruined being a six ten to earth. Bossy would like to say everybody's six really guard just played out of position. It's like Jane Jacobs. Guard. He's closer to being a five. Then he is the being a guard and that's the. That's the ironic thing is you have all these guys who are the Kvant loonies world tour six, seven, six, eight, who are. Whatever top-five prospect out of high school they never thought would have been playing in the center, but they do it and that's the role and guys make money doing that. But for whatever reason. Checking threes at six nine is. A lot more appealing to the youth but I'm yelling at cars right now Kevon looney is a good one because Kevon, coming out of Milwaukee. was. A legitimately. So skilled like set nine, seven, four wingspan. Like Combo forward kind of never thirty it's like a small forward. No, he's a four five in the new school NBA like I never saw that kid and said, yeah, we gotta get him more ball schools and be a to I will say like I thought he was probably of Blake playmaking four..
"kevon looney" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Have for with kevin durant opting out who whereas he signed if you had to bet a week's pay nets warriors knicks clippers apparently there's a rumor that something to dropping out because the achilles too but those are the four listed teasers i don't the nets being affirmative it seems mysterious to me i gotta be honest i was like i live in brooklyn and i'm like really and their reports that teams are saying that you know their reports i think rick bucur from bleacher reports said that you talked about the medical staff with the golden state warriors i'm paraphrasing here but it's basically that kevin durant lost faith in them or is angry at how they treated him or get him back to to play and then he blew out his achilles and now teams reportedly are saying hey we got a great medical staff who would have thought that that would be the reason why one of the reasons why you might go to another team hey we got a great medical staff here most players would go i hope i never see him i hope i never get hurt but for kevin durant you're going to rehab are you going to want to rehab at golden state with that same medical community that maybe you have a problem with whether that's true or not i'm looking at the numbers here also here's another name to keep an eye on and he's a wonderful player young player In the Lakers should be interested in him. does anybody wanna get that that's my tease right now wonderful player wonderful wonderful player wonderful player how young young under twenty-five but wonderful player and under the radar player that i think i think the lakers should be interested in him if they get that opportunity absolutely positively all let you guys guests and guest that potential free agent that I don't even know if he's a free agent soon to be a free agent restricted free agent of almost a free agent. Yes. Is this the new game guess which guy Dan's referring to? Yeah. similar music i think to the wo- jr bomb here all right we'll take a break here we'll come up with a poll question it's brought to.
"kevon looney" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"That's what I do. I drink and I know things a great call. Kevin the broken the reference to brand the broken which you ask the question, who's got a better story saying things game of thrones. Steph curry Klay Thompson, Draymond green. I'll I don't know. You get Steve curry can whole bunch of does, who should be sitting on the Larry O'Brien thrown, I guess, is what we're talking about Klay Thompson, how you feel headed into game four. And how big of it was was it for you to rest game three economically fight it? And I understand where they're coming from just, you know, knowing as we've been here before we've been down to on before three one before, and it's a long series ahead. So they knew while you're talking about show better. rest up a couple of days instead of risking tweaking it'd be not the whole series rather than going balls out for just one game going up a one game when we could lose me yeah so he i mean he's aware of this but he also talked about how frustrated he was the man you play your whole life trying to get to the n._b._a. finals you said it just sucks to miss a finals game we know what a driver klay thompson is he did not part of me thinks that this is a little a little ironman thing going on he knew that he had the street going did not want to miss a game put also i empathize with that or i with that this is a finals game this is why you play the game you're entire life you get to the top of the mountain and you're not even able to compete with your team has got to be frustrating ninety five in the cache creek text line says i'm i'm glad that one hundred percent of dub nation realizes that they need to have kevin durant if i was katie i wouldn't come back till game five and save everyone's ask yeah okay that would be great i would love to have kevin durant back on the floor i do think if he comes back this series could be over pretty shortly after that but tonight's going to be a crucial one you've got to get this w you cannot go back to toronto And potentially not have Kevin Durant for game five you'll sort of wanna have to overcome a three one deficit with two of those games being played on the road. Dave, and who's to say that he's going to be one percent? He's the guy who was a month ago to say he's gonna play Dave. I mean how did we get we make into this weekend? And they go yeah. We'll maybe gave six like, I, you know, or, or Steve Kerr sits down, and we say Kay, the plane, and he just says, not today not today not today. He's not playing nine to five or six five oh. Here's the question. How come Kevin Durant does not sit on the bench and cheer up the players on the bench likely Thompson did because he's out of here? See that's where I draw the line. I don't think it has anything to do with him on his way out the door. I don't think this is him saying, I'm better than the team. I don't need to sit with team. I totally disagree with the six five. Oh, I think this is all part of the ploy to not let anybody know how her Kevin Durant is right in the NFL. They don't let players that are hurt go into the locker room. Tom Brady can't go into patriots locker room when he's injured. He has to go in all players. They go in another entrance and they go out that same entrance. How about the theory to oh, nine says that Kevin Durant reinjured his calf celebrating the dubs win over Houston. It's kind of like Henry's Morales hit a walk off home run towards ACL jumping on plate. The team is jumping on top of him. And then he's done for the year one of the Arizona Cardinals kicker. Once he kicks a field goal wins the game. And he jumps in celebrates pops his Hammy or something like that. And he was out for the season four zero eight six Katie comes back and get him six. That's another week of treatment, which makes five weeks. If the original prognosis was three to six weeks was that the original prognosis thought the original prognosis was, he's had this calf strain before. And he missed a week week four. And we've seen none of Kevin Durant, the bigger concern, I think, for Steve Kerr is how he's going to fill out this rotation. What are you going to get from DeMarcus cousins can Andrew bogut continue to be effective is Jordan, Bella guy, you turn to, or do you just hope that this second opinion on Covad looney says he's able to go Steve Kerr on the? Von looney update. We're gathering information, the second opinion type thing. And so it's sort of open. It's an open question. And as we gather information, we'll, we'll know more. But at this point, there's not really anything to report a where we are looking at all of our options and news options. Yeah. So we'll see what happens with, with kevon looney. Dave. This is where we go into our Batman tease again. Right. Are Burt ward? Adam west Batman, will kevon looney come back from the costal cartilage, tear, then. That's exactly it will we'll Kevin Durant return for game six of the NBA finals. Is this the final game at oracle arena? Should Stevens have been banned from the NBA for life..
"kevon looney" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"Them beyond us out to you. Tommy. That says five of one that's interesting. What does that stand for though, the SSI section of in Korea, the fiber, one when you go down near? It's like Harry Harvard like an area leave ice. Vice member does the button fly five old ones who the nice crease in go to JC Penney's, get you some tough skins Marvin. Americans were at Sears. Was that's here's I had those I had those two hours embarrassed. Yeah. Who wouldn't be their skins well had those? Remember all those man. So the first S stands for superstar and the second SS an abbreviation for singer. So there should be three superstar zingers. Belies its five members United as one forever, even though they broke up. For once. Eighty nine last night key raptors did what they needed to do in that game. No durant. No clay. No kevon looney. Steph went crazy, but it wasn't enough. Forty seven points. Steph curry awesome. He did a good job all around you play solid defensive dove floor for balls. He did it all, but he's just not enough. I mean. You would say be in the reason it wasn't enough because the other guy's Toronto showed up because all showed the team Laurie showed up green was hitting some crazy shot. So when you read it six three when you when you look at that Steph curry in what little bit drain market give. You just wasn't enough. That's why Katie and clay has to come back. Tomorrow night is very, very important. They if they don't come back tomorrow night, Golden State one win. They're just not. It's not one of those situations they go back to Toronto now three wants to wrap wrap even if they came back. So wrapped, it's hard as hail to come back down three one no questions. Stephen A agrees. If you kind of in the opposite direction that have clay and Katie do comeback. This series is over, if they do absolutely if they get clay, and K D on why don't you worry about? Don't you worry about it? Now, if they don't have them that's an entirely different ballgame altogether. But if they have both K D And Klay back with equal dollar playing and Draymond. Steph healthy to play going away about may bag of shells, not to sit there, and quote, one hundred motives route cramped, but may a bag of shells, ain't nothing to worry about. Well look, if Katie Klay comeback, they're obviously the favorites there, obviously probably even heavy favorites. But I feel like we're sleeping on Toronto. A little bit. They were really good last night key. The they were really good. They've been good that you said it earlier. They could be up three oh in this series without really having to stretch too much that middle game that game to that Golden State won that could've gone the other way you figure Golden State went the last three minutes or so towards the end of the game without scoring a bucket..
"kevon looney" Discussed on Get Up!
"He suffered in the fourth quarter of game two on Sunday. Here's clay on his recovery. Doing anything? I can't be out there. But it's all in their hands and. There's any pain. There'd be a no go just because of the position we're in. You know as could be a longer series. So there's no point in trying to go out there and reactivated. And potentially keep myself out of the whole entire finals instead of just one game. So, I hope you gametime decision, but I really want to be out there. Right. So it's really interesting. He saying what basically we've been saying for the last days, if they're down to nothing. This is an entirely different level of urgency. But let's just live in a world right now. We're Klay Thompson does not play tonight or is significantly hampered. It feels to me like this is the championship for Toronto. They win a game on the road. Right. And when are they going to do it if they're not going to do it tonight if they don't win this game tonight? I don't think they have a chance. I think this is the one game that you have to win Klay. Thompson is a little bit questionable. Not having Kevin Durant on the floor, now having kevon looney on the floor you can play a different Salamat, defensive Steph curry, you're forced boogie cousins of beat you and a half court, potentially this is a must win scenario for the raptors. I totally agree. Also, this is a most win situation for the raptors on a row, the others have to step up. You're going to see a ton Hetty dose of pick and roll situations. It look quieter has to take advantage of this situation. The best defenders on opposing team. Andrea Iggy Nala and then you also have clay that's hobby. But right now you have to attack. Yeah. There's two different ways to look at it because it impacts them on both ends of the floor people will focus, primarily on what they lose offensively not having clay. But the point you're making is a good one that defense that Klay plays is also critically important. And they will miss that, I know only think they have to win this one. I think you have to get to the road and the rat. I think you have to because I think the game you're talking about Kevin Durant coming back game four if you're talking about Klay Thompson coming back finding his rhythm if all these guys start to find their rhythm in game five then that turns into a different kind of fight where I think that Golden State has a major event. So Klay hasn't been out long. We'll see what was happening with the hamstring before she just got hurt the other day. Katie's been out a month. Is it realistic to expect him to come back having missed as much time as he has from everything? We've been told he hasn't practiced at all. They've already officially ruled him out for tonight. Expect him to walk right back out there and be Kevin Durant, just like that. I don't think him I don't think he can come back immediately and be Kevin Durant. It hit the ground running. But I'll say this seventy percent of Kevin Durant. There's a perennial all-star on stage. I think that, that is enough to get them over the hump. And then get the seventy percent of Kevin Durant, and say Tim player in the league. I mean you much rather. Have Kevin Durant applause, even if it's a matter of spacing CBI..
Warriors back home, plagued by injuries
"Apiece in the NBA finals a series. Ms back to oracle arena. In Oakland for game three tomorrow night warriors and raptors tied at a game a piece, but injuries could play factor for Golden State Klay Thompson is questionable for tomorrow night's game with a hamstring strain. Kevon looney is out indefinitely with a right? Upper body fracture, which never can be good. The team still without Kevin Durant, and Andre Iguodala has a lingering calf
Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney And State Warriors discussed on KC O'Dea Show
"NBA playoff news, MRI ongoing State Warriors guard Klay Thompson reveals. He has a mild left hamstring strain. He's listed as questionable for game three of the finals Wednesday teammate, kevon looney is likely out for the rest of the finals with a fractured
Warriors' Looney likely out for Finals with fracture
"Some bad news for the warriors. However kevon looney suffered a fracture in his collarbone, he'll be out indefinitely in the NBA finals, which of course, continues Wednesday night scene shifting from Toronto to Oakland. Raptors and warriors in a pivotal game. Three Wednesday night nine eastern time. Again from Oakland. The series, of course, is tied at a game
How the Warriors' All-Star injuries might change the NBA Finals
"I don't want to give you this update because I do think it's interesting. We just talked to Sean hike in for Bleacher report talking about Covad looney. And how he's going to be out, obviously, going to lean on bookie was very good in game two, but Klay Thompson, I, he, he was out last night, about eight minutes to go hit MRI today that indicated added mild hamstring strain of the hamstring. He is questionable for game three on Wednesday. That's brutal news. Kevon looney was balling out. Did not play in the second half of last night's game. He had an MRI today, and it says that he has non-displaced cartilage fractures, on the right side, which is right by the sternum there from if I'm correct? Right markets. Right. By the sternum it's ripped so he's out indefinitely, which is a brutal blow for the warriors. So we'll see if the adjustments that could make I think the fact that they split in Toronto, it really should bring the narrative of the entire series back. Before tip off of game one. Which is if the warriors, thank you. Thank you. Jake's. You should just said that should have just said questionable just hop on next time. But I do think it brings the narrative back to game before game one tip off where if the warriors are in control, but gonna win. That's my gut feeling right now. They're coming back home for two. That's right now, you're right exactly my fault. It's it's going to be wild Wednesday. It really is. And I think I think the warriors the warriors are back in control here because everybody was talking about how the Torah we had with spinning after game one, you said I mean, didn't the national narratives drive you nuts. To that is a controlling wait a minute. Time out. Stop traffic and they do it again. Do that. Again, fourteen seventeen to twelve. I know I know the, the fans of Toronto were very, very mellow. I heard Marcus Thompsons conversation with John and Tom last week at what's having a good time up there. But I think the national media just stopped traffic for second, because everyone hates the warriors nationally, not out here. They there, the villains. Wants to lose to the fact that the raptors instill game one. They outmanned up with the God game one put everybody in this spin that they were somehow and control the series when, in fact I had to see it yesterday if they could repeat the performance. Now they were damn good. But that third quarter warriors show that they are that much better. It was the classic third quarter warriors gone around. Yeah. I mean we've seen that somebody times out of halftime, making the right adjustments. We've seen it so many times that come on third quarter they smoke you and they opened it up with an eighteen run. Like I said a seventeen point swing down five twelve. Well. I stop that. That's so impossible. If, if you're Nick, nurse you're pulled whatever hair, you have left out. I didn't know them Shah's from massage from Drake from dictators Saggio Drake.
"kevon looney" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"And we wanna do a solid for a brother, Marcus Thompson. He's got another book out about you know, I can't read a Golden State Warriors lotta pictures in it for Moga told Marcus's book about Kevin Durant is out. You can pre-order it right now. Kevin Durant resent relentless try that again, take to Kevin Durant. Relentless pursuit to be the greatest by Marcus Thompson, the second. And it is out today. The book thank you very much. Mike says Marcus second book about tell it to Golden State Warriors Marcus, I golden about Steph curry very well received. And I finally got a Senate copy Bob a couple of weeks ago. That book came out about two and a half two maybe three years ago. So I am looking forward to who signed it Marcus did. Oh. I'm looking forward to the year twenty twenty one or twenty twenty two when I get my copy signed copy by Marcus Thompson of his new book and it's outright now. Kevin durant? Relentless pursuit to be the greatest talent period. Heart period, passion. Where'd I find books are sold in the last chapter which team does he sign with? That's coming in the paperback off. That epilogue will be back. I was a little mad at you today. Oh. Now. When you're going to hang out at banks, and you're going without me. I always thought we ran this together. Like if you were going to knock over Redwood credit union, couldn't you told me about that first off man to Jake is out. They cancelled it. Yeah. See what the hell would I say? Yeah, they cancelled it. I mean, I guess the fine folks at Redwood credit union have tapped me as a celebrity endorser for for this year. And I was going to live appearance at their new San Francisco branch on market market in Hayes. If I'm remembering correctly, it was going to do that tomorrow under the guise of kmby art. Promotion. But you know, Bob, I was going to go into that to that bake into Redwood credit union, and I was determined to walk out with a large canvas bag with an oversized dollar sign on it and with money comically spilling out of it. Like I've seen in the many cartoons eyewitnesses it youth. I was damn hell bent prepared to do that. But they've taken away a young boy dream well, see because I thought we were going to is. The Bill Murray movie quick change where we go in. And then, you know, the clown is robbing the Bank, but then takes the clown suit off and everything and then walks out with the hostages. I had that all planned out. I'm like man rats advertising, the Bank, we're going to rob. Because I I mean. Playing with some flaws in it. I'm not gonna lie to you. I mean, this this college tuition thing, I am looking kinda get to make ends meet. You know, it's more started tapped out started adding up like, you know, graduate school Notre Dame USC like when that meter gets over two hundred brand. The current state of the stock market is not necessarily helping your college tuition and Democrats. It's the first time I want people to correctly, misidentified me, Tim, ROY. It was the warrior now to the rob the Bank. So if you're planning to come hang out with me, and my now very ill thought out plan to take money from Redwood credit union, if you're going to hang out with me on Thursday that has been cancelled due to inclement, weather, wink, wink, we will reschedule that some date that in the not-too-distant future. We got a great text here that that piggybacks on on Marcus's last player that he mentioned, and this has a little something to do with kind of the draft of the lottery to win ninety-five dumb. MBA TM's laughed off season. They were warriors for offering five million dollars for a second round pick. I said those other team should have taken the money turn it around and sign kevon looney that only would you get an experienced player on the rise. You made the warriors weaker that means you Daryl Morey. Well, come on looney aside for one point six. Million on a one year deal and the textures right Kvant? Twenty three years old hit already one rings tutored under David west was finally healthy switched on James harden in last year seven game series and prove that it could go and yet he hit free agency. And I've shared with you. I I, you know, Bob Myers and I were chatting, I'm like, well, we're gonna lose looney like who we looking at and this, and that is like know how the markets there. I think we're going to get him back. The group think that is involved in pro sports, sometimes just boggles my mind, it really feels that the textures like, yeah, I'm gonna pay five million for a dart at a second round pick. When I coulda had Kvant looney for one point six million, or you know, exactly what it was it was two things. But part of it is group thing. But also it is how good is he on Louis looney. If he's not if he's not on the warriors. You're right. That's exactly what it is. Yeah. No, you're right. And and the biggest thing to now and you'll see this like with Milwaukee stuff brook Lopez never really taken threes right now, you know, vomit away. They, you know, they they call him splash mountain, which I think is a great thing for the amount of threes. He made come on side of three point shooter. You know? So it's well if I gotta get a big today's big it's got to be able to hit threes or do this or whatever it's like, well how about if he's just a good offensive rebound or plays? Phenomenal defense is a pros pro. And part of antibodies eight or nine man rotation that for of one point six million. This is where the reliance on certain metrics certain analytics or not valuing kind of an old school basketball player for like, we're putting it that. That's where you you are starting to miss out on things and sports is changing rapidly. We you know, we talked today with John ESTES about how baseball is changing. Hey, right. And you know, some people don't think, you know, for the better is to giants hard. Experiment, experimenting. They are going with an opener for the first time in their history tonight against Toronto. You know, we've seen football change in terms of it being a passing league in the parole information of the slot receiver because you can't just waylay anybody across the middle anymore. You know basketball is in the midst of its renaissance if you can call it that in the warriors are the tip of the spear. But it still does come down to your ability to grab rebounds and to stop the other teams of the ball possession of the basketball. No matter what you do what it does matter. But whether you shoot a two or three you gotta have the ball the do that. And if you don't value people who can get you the ball or keep you the ball and not turn it over. Then you lack? You're going to be in positions. Where you you know, it's a guy like von looney is is like is like money. It's better to have it and not need in that. Also too. It's you know, we we went Gaga over the NFL draft, and you know, the Niners got Bosa and this and that and whatnot is that Covad was taken in the two thousand fifteen draft. Okay. Now, it's two thousand nineteen and I love going back, and I do three or four years usually four I love going back and looking at drafts and seeing where the value was, you know, it's not like, oh, God they should have drafted this guy number one or this to that. Go back, you know, fits Brooks university students, if you're bored look at the two thousand fifteen draft. Now the warriors went into that draft. And they had the thirtieth pick tell me how many people you have when you get to looney 'cause I have fifteenth or fourteenth if they reorder the draft today. That's how you stay good. Getting good value for the selections that your team has not hitting the home run all the time just getting value. For guys that you know that you pick and looney was picked thirtieth and to me he'd be picked fifteenth. If you have that draft today. That's good value. Good. Bob Myers time for traffic.
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"Indoor possessions like we've been doing lately. A lot of standing around. Yeah. So I didn't I didn't love the the offensive execution. And and usually that leads to poor shooting. That of course, the voice of warriors head coach Steve Kerr NBA's coach of the month for January, by the way, as we mentioned, and yeah, the warriors in their last outing had their eleven game winning streak snapped. They had also won ten in a row versus the Sixers Steph. Curry did have a game high forty one points that was his seventh outing of forty or more points this season. Thirteenth career game where he's made ten plus threes. He was ten of eighteen y'all saw a four point play his six four point player of the year, you'd think maybe guys would stop phallic Steph curry behind the three point line. But what are you gonna do? Right. Demarcus cousins his first appearance at oracle. Not his clearly not his best outing. He had seven points, six rebounds, and six assists and twenty five minutes play actually had a really good first quarter five of those assists came in the first quarter and other warriors. We're looking pretty good. They were up thirty five to thirty in a little bit of slippage in the second quarter. And by the third quarter. Sixers had taken over and then down the stretch both of the teams kind of Batten down the hatches. And both teams ended up scoring just eighteen points in the final quarter is they both started to defend a little bit. Let's hear from coach Kerr about the minutes of DeMarcus cousins twenty five in this game. It was planned that way. So we held him back in the first half to ten minutes knowing that we wanted to have them on for the. Final four or five minutes of the game knowing that Embiid would be out there. And so we got him at we kept him at at twenty five which was good. But. Know that was one of the few positives who came out of the game was he made it through find physically wasn't his best game, obviously. But you know, he's continuing to progress in advance. And the other positives. I mentioned Alphonso McKinney made his first career start in that game went five for five from the floor. And then boy what you say about kevon looney in before cousins was healthy and ready to play kevon looney have been in the starting lineup. But he went six of eight from the floor, fourteen points had a couple of steals a couple of blocks and kevon looney it definitely had his hands full with. Joel Embiid is a most cats do. But I thought that he definitely looked good in the thing that I love about. Kevon looney is understands what is limitations are. And he doesn't try to do too much. Let's hear from cousins about the Embiid matchup. 'cause I know this is what he was looking forward to and probably a little disappointed about the result. And then we'll also hear from kevon looney. I wanted them..
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"There you go. So to Marcus cousin Franko, welcome to the show. Unfortunately, DeMarcus last night three ten from the field, seven point six boards and twenty five minutes. And here's the big thing for the first time Kerr put them in for the final four minutes. Yeah. They were down seven it put a man, and you know, what didn't work. Man. It was a tough deal because Ben Simmons played fantastic last night, celebrating his all star bed and Joel embiid's twenty boards. It was a tough tough deal. So shout out to the Sixers, and here's what Steve Kerr to say. After the game about missing Klay Thompson. Disrupts through the rotational bit. But that's part of it. You know, let's just. Goes. And we got we got enough guys. Still got a lot of other talent out there. So enough -nough to win. That's for sure. What again we didn't play well enough as a group. Yeah. By the way, what steps stretch at the end where you watch him when he got blocked twice in the final minutes. Well. He passed up an open three for a dribble and allowed Ben Simmons. It comes swab him. And then he had that breakaway where he could have gone to the right side of the room. He tried to go under it with curry it away. Kmby are any nearby shots in an airball forty-one points and ten threes. Just says make weird decisions guest. Maybe copes had a good gambler tip for us that you get a team after a long road trip. Their first game back at home can be trouble. It can be trouble. He'd better minded Leno hawks are away from Atlanta for two weeks to get out of town for the Super Bowl, but they lose most of their games. Anyway. Get some action going on the hawks. I'll bet against them for tag trae young hashtag addict, hashtag Kerr, saying the warriors. Weren't there last night? They got outplayed we weren't there. Mentally, we weren't there competitively, and we got what we deserved. I thought they totally outplayed us in the second half should've had a much bigger lead at halftime. But we got really careless and then they took it to us in the second half. We weren't ready. We didn't respond with competitive, desire and intelligence and and execution. Got got what we deserved a very nice win for the Sixers to you for this young team. Absolutely the process to by the way. Did you see on Twitter last night? Somebody sent out the have you heard that catchy. Sixers disco song from the seventy revived. Have you heard it? I'll think so let's go to my Twitter likes. You can roll it in. It's it's it's kind of semi viral. Sixers fans as they're coming back now with Embiid and Simmons in they're getting good and Jimmy Butler. And and all that that whole trust the process thing somebody found their their theme song from like the doctor J era, and do, you know, the Hartford Whalers theme song? Oh, that's how love though, this one is right there. This was right there with your San Diego superchargers your Houston Oilers. Love your blue your Hartford Whalers that that that that that that that the and this one and so anyway, somebody layered this Sixers disco song over the warriors doing their Furby national anthem dance in the locker room. I gotta say is pretty fun. Okay. If I tip my cap, I look forward to hear it was a sixer fan account. And so they had the footage of the warriors doing their their robot dance right with the Sixers disco sound, okay. Not gonna have it. We'll get it later on the show. I'll play for your latest move onto the next topic. And that's Kerr on the big gentleman named Joel Embiid. Twenty six points, twenty rebounds last now. Oh, no. This is cut off my friend efforts in Fred Kerr f. Yes, he's a great player and kind of you know, that old school low post game at times. Go down on the block, and he did a good job. But you know, I thought we we actually played solid defense autumn. Loon did did the best. He could giving up a lot of loss is thought DeMarcus paddled him. But he's a great player. Yeah. He is for some. You are listening to the care morning. Sean can't be or San Francisco ks AM HD, two San Mateo, these sports leader and curse. They did a nice job. But you know, debatable guy twenty boards last night. So here's kevon looney. There was one play poly where in late in the fourth quarter where the ball went up and loonie just grabbed Embiid out of desperation like I just got a foul here. So here's a looney on that match up. The is start sending all star game. Good job initially on on his first shot, but he could sunglass with the second thirty Sam so experience was. Played guys like that often. So. Next time. I'll give you more prepared. Play a decent game. But rebounded second episode. He's. Yeah. That's looney saying by the way, he's the starting center on the all-star. I should remember this. But I don't. Right now have the warriors played in Philly. All right. So that goes about to look right now. Go on Philly. Then that'll be a heck of a game. Seriously. You should have done that on his last trip. And they were in Boston. I wonder why they didn't just go up and down the east coast. That's weird. So the eleven game win streak comes to an end and a one thirteen to one zero four loss DeMarcus cousins his first game at oracle. And he said, yeah, I wanted Joel Embiid didn't work, right?.
"kevon looney" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Tone force. He's attacking our team is at its best. He's the one guy who really. Create an advantage out of nothing. Get downhill. 'cause a lot of havoc. You've got other guys who can make some place, but Kevin be dominant in that fashion. And I think when he does. Didn't make note of this earlier. But I'll say it now Steve Kerr picks up his three hundredth career coaching win in that game. Did you see this? Dave. He's now got three hundred wins in three hundred seventy seven games coached. That is insane. That is insane. I heard Pat Riley was the next closest and it was well into the four hundreds or if he was the next closest in in the NBA, the what I saw on ESPN was that they were going through all the four major sports. And of course, NFL it would take you forever to get there. But you would think like a major league manager like a guy who took over a I don't know some some nineteen fifty s or nineteen forties. New York Yankees team would be able in like two and a half seasons to get with three hundred wins. Right. You'd think no, no, no Steve Kerr, the fastest in any of the four major sports to get to three hundred wins did it. So he's three hundred and seventy seven that's got to be the best winning percentage is well he's got to blow away some of these guys easily. Now, again, I got to feel like I'm at a racked up two hundred and fifty. Right. I mean, they don't take any of this. They don't take any away for Luke Walton is what I'm getting at all twenty four of those judging by the little heat that Luke's getting down there in LA. Now, maybe maybe anybody could have went twenty four nine. How about that? How about that? We're hearing this now LeBron still sitting out with the injury saying, hey, my this is my favorite is LeBron camp. Lebron's camp. Makes it known that they want Luke Walton out as head coach LeBron this isn't Luke's fault. You're sitting out with a groin injury. His camp to isn't LeBron his own cancer. You know what I'm saying? Like who's issuing these statements come on? We know what's coming from. Lebron? Why does it have to be a a camp thing? It's the same thing with pop, and and Colli you're gonna have to talk to his group his people. His slew of dudes who are figuring this thing out. All right. So here's another one here from from Steve Kerr after the game the three hundred career win nasty her fastest in history in any of the four major sports to get to the winds Kerr on the defensive approach with kevon looney and DeMarcus cousins, I want to get to this because this. This role. Now that kevon looney is in he is thriving plus thirteen and twenty minutes the other night off the bench for him. He goes in like, I said twenty minutes he pulls down, six rebounds. And he goes eight points. He is affective right now the pressure's off of him. He knows that. He does not have to be this defensive monster center that they were looking for. He gets to be sort of the the extra power forward off the bench comes into a role that he was preparing for really all preseason. It's what he was prepared for last year when he was in this role behind Zaza Pachulia playing alongside David west and those guys. So I think this is the role. He's most comfortable in it. I think if he's playing in this position come playoff time the rest of the Western Conference going to be in trouble. Here's Steve Kerr on the defensive approach of both DeMarcus cousins and kevon looney. That's a good line of force. You're right. Something that will will go to one of our best defenders. Demarcus likes playing with another big. It's a more defensive oriented lineup there. Yeah. Defensive oriented.
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"For Katie Katie works to his right drives heart down the lane. Got fouled Morris thought he tipped it out across the baseline Marcus Morris with a second. No chance to argue that one great move by Durant at the top of the key fakes left crosses over Morris. The guy six eleven one dribble from the top of the keys at the rim. Moore's can do his first of two free. Throws goodbye. Durant ties the game at one four Steve Kerr going to send in that Hamptons five lineup Andrei gala, an kevon looney out pretty good defense here for Boston quarter off fourteen points. I believe. Larry twenty-five ago, fared, very well to this point. But Durant two free throws gives Golden State the lead back one zero five one zero four three twenty left Irving into the front court to our left. Let's go Celtics chant. Here's Irving on the left wing against the dollar. Now goes to the top with a dribble tend to shoot inside Horford turns up in Boston back in easy. The switch from IGA Dala. And he just allow Horford to Mosey is way down inside the restricted area. Easy catching finishing twentieth. Lead change of the game. Durant? Fouled on the perimeter on a three point shot by Al Horford shoot three with two fifty eight. Yeah. No doubt about it. I'll know what he put his hand up. He got his hand out there. That wasn't one of those ripped through Durant was up the shooting motion. I'll put his left hand out as you went up. No doubt about it. It's the crowd season. I don't know what they see. Are you with me? I'm with you. I'll be clearly hit around the arm as you went up to three showed a different replay up there from the last time the Celtics redoubt floor. Maybe I don't know how you could be against that foul callers. Right. It's the first two to tie the game. Oh, six thirty easy Durant now up to thirty one on the evening. Second free throw is good. He's got one more to come. Our twenty first lead change one seven one zero six Golden State leads. The warriors were number one in free throw shooting have made fourteen in a row. Make it fifteen in a row one zero eight one six Golden State twenty five of twenty eight on the evening from Morocco to warriors number one in the NBA. They are thirty-three Katie Celtics down to urban will set up on the left left-wing going left to right with the dribble behind the back to the left. Putting down on skates. Takes doubt. Ends up on the deck. Total creation for Rick. He's got thirty two were tied at one point dance. They rise to their feet at the garden. Taran risers for three pops and out though, good Tatum Murray, bow that was halfway down. One eight A pieces is beautiful. There's Irving with two nights ago, and etc. Picks it up at half court Thompson on the right quick trigger. God and Golden State goes back in front. You cannot make mistakes we cannot turn the ball over because more times than not instead of an easy to it's a wide. Open three in transition, two minutes ago at the garden. One eleven warriors airs Tatum driving inside the yard against Durante tries to slap it away. We got a foul on the floor. Call underneath the basket against Kevin Durant. And that is going to be I believe or. Yeah. Out. What a game. This is big time. Third on Durant. Only the fourth team foul in the quarter. So Tatum will inbound on the side the near left side minute. Fifty four to go fourteen to shoot down three inbound to Irving Irving harassed in the yard gives it up to Horford nine to shoot bounce to the cutting extolling by Trayvon greens. Oh, you're right that passing lane beautifully. Durant to critical Celtics turnovers here in the final two minutes fifth Golden State to make it a to store gauge Durant against Tyree inside the arc on the right? Spins baseline, suits. Mrs Horford the rebound. Twenty five to go over to Tatum out on the ark on the right side against drains little fancy dribbling nearly lost. It now drives against green get space gives it up too smart, but tend to shoot tomorrow since the mid post double comes puts it on the deck holds outside smart, catching shoot. Shot clock gain three for smart. One for five from behind the arc at the time was Marcus smart. No worries tied at one eleven minutes ago. Proud is on its feet curry harassed by the way, but Klay Thompson says it at half court with five issues Thompson the dribble drive lap. No whistle foul called against Boston against Thompson. That's one thing about Klay Thompson. I think he is. Leaps and bounds better at is taking the ball to the rim. You mean we've seen him dribble. The basketball more this year than I can remember in his previous five six seven years. Right. I mean. Much improved ball handling much better around the rim finishing that time late clock situation. Much-needed he got all the way to remedy definitely got fouled by Marcus smart. Got all the way to the rim against excellent defender smarter. Commits the foul Thompsons first free throw the night is good and another Lee change one twelve one eleven three players with twenty or more for both squads right now while rand thirty three kyri thirty to play twenty one Steph twenty two and Tatum twenty and hope for twenty two les Thompson. Connecting on both free throws, Brad. Stevens calls for time with the warriors leading one thirteen to what eleven first of two in the regular.
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"Cubs. Golden State with John Loney finding Kevin Durant. Little drop pass. Reloading scoop shot. No, sue, Botts rebounds, and his outlet stolen by loading dines Durant against folder, gloat, or and take advantage. While they're still over seven foot will. But how many shoot a shot? Forty nine. Forty warriors lead five ten left to the half, Josh heart using Zubeyde screen gets to the top three three pass to the rolling zoo box office hand, maybe a little off target great ideas through a little too hard. You know, he's got to put a little touch on that. Warriors on the floor Steph curry kevon looney. Here's curry driving passing in the corner to an open McKinney for three and it's good. He's turned into a pretty good three point shooter. You're to give them looks volume talked about we don't want staff who don't want. We don't place units. Live and die with guys like McKinney. Three point line twelve point lead, Golden State, pick and roll and providing to the rim box lays it in. Whoa. Impressive. Every time. We see. Very confident out. There is Shaun Livingston brings it up his Kevin Durant. Little pass download curry quickly. Double coverage outside the kitty any banks home of three Afonso McKinney. Signed a two year not guaranteed basically took the open spot for the warriors. And he's taking advantage of his time. Thirteen point lead, Golden State. Here's Cotswold bumping McKinney into the lane where Saul continuation. A chance for a three point play. Who's monop- able to get the face of jump shot going today? Just three of ten over two from behind the arc dot time. Luke Walton says getting the post. Takes McKinney into the paint. Somehow gets that thing to go with a three point opportunities. Mckinney is as I it was Patrick McCaw. Remember who did not take the he was making the ends up in Toronto. But because McCaw didn't McKinney was able to make this team. I think you could ask quite a few people. That's you're getting minimum contract. But the Golden State Warriors. Patrick McCaw is going to rue the day that he didn't. He made that decision is good. It's fifty five forty five and Steph curry six way gobbling contact fouled and hits the bucket. Steph curry a chance at a three point play. I love what he does. And he just goes up and tries to lay the ball. And and does kind of a broad jump probably gonna get blocked. So what does he do slows down? He feels the contact of zoo box and backs into him. And then goes up gets the contact lays it in against the three point opportunities zoo to second foul curry free throw coming looking present point these with under four minutes to go. Get the half Golden State's lead at its biggest thirteen points. Fifty eight forty five box from the post one dribble hands on the heart guarded by Thompson dribbles database on nearly lost it gathers it too deep has to pass out. Great safe by Ingram. Eight to shoot Tacoma on high SOPs to his left out. Floats today from fifteen a tough one for coups Magog, Katie flew by thought he was going to take the jump shot step through and runner. Nice. Play from coups works, four of eleven tonight, etc. And the warriors quickly work it around to the right to curry a contested three. No, good rebounded by the Lakers. Downcourt Ingram inside the arc right side. Coups mechanic, shoot t to know tat by zoo box into the quarter. Chase down curry tried to knock it up. Casey, people that goes fine. Find box for the slam Tomasz. You're the Lakers. You have to have every loose ball. Forget fifty fifty. It's got to be eighty twenty Lakers. If they're going to be able to hang in here tonight with the warriors fifty eight forty nine Golden State under three minutes to go in the half. Andre dollar on the ark will pass it to Kevin Durant. Five feet beyond the strike six to shoot gives it to curry driving past Caldwell Poulton reaches in and commits the foul to forty nine. Anchors blue granite. Side out for Golden State. I pope just notice packing house here. And wait Mayweather on. The other side is not anywhere near each other. When we go get something going here on the front row inbound, a curry seven to shoot back to Durant Durant out to his left. Sue pots and Ingram cover. They find green green. Floats it up in a one handed alleyoop jam finished, by etc. Pass. Sixty to forty nine warriors Ingrid out of the baseline Bush. Does he tried to pass Thompson try to cover? Luke Walton has something to say to Jason Phillips the lead refugees making a call to Klay Thompson on the foul his second on the other end. But that's the thing. You don't guard dream on green. He's catches the ball to free throw line. Nobody's on and just your natural reaction. I gotta come on. I gotta go out to go up to players going, and he throws the dollar behind thirteen foul. Inbound to Ingraham for the Lakers to twenty four left in the second down eleven pass zoo bots give and go back to Ingram drives fading shot. No good tapped off the back toward and controlled by Kevin Durant. Ramble the peak over to the Laker bench will smile at into the front toy. No, look, pass curry, etc. And he traveled he went out to score or pass came down and travel house. A good point by heart was an uncontested dunk. If he doesn't jump forward eager dollar one up. He knew he wasn't going to get the dunk dribble in the basketball, which is clearly a travel five turnovers for the warriors. Still a very good number here with two to play in the second quarter. Eleven point deficit for these Lakers twenty-five twenty two and right now with the nine position in the west behind the clippers call ball pope at the top bumps into curry gets off a shot, go curry the foul fucked kogo pope created the contact Foulon. Steph will be a second. Is the first and the last two minutes. So with one fifty five to go c p heads to the free throw line for two. Davies caldwell-pope in his sixth year out of Georgia. I four years with the toy pissed in this and the first free throw is good too straight one year deals here with the Lakers. And we'll see what happens with him. I guess probably going to be back with the Lakers this summer. He had a rough game on Saturday night in news off one. He's over six from three took the three five feet behind the line of about twenty five seconds to go in the still down this four points. Airball didn't foul. Erik Gordon did not foul or you made a tiny bits both free throws here. One forty five to go in the half late. Thompson drops it for the cutting Draymond green sue going for the block bodied green. And we'll get called for his third personal foul with one forty four left in the half is so difficult to girl Golden State. That's just a high screen with Steph curry, and you people to on the ball. You're looking at a four onto the air four on three behind that action. And we're so good at spacing and guys going to the rim zoo bots, all he could do without. Rain hits the first of two pots gonna come out with those three good runners bought at four four eight points. Ten minutes couple of his field goal shooting. The last week. It doesn't mess has got gotta be up around. Eighty percent is javale McGee replaces them how about make clutch free throws in the Houston game as well. To get the game into overtime. He was eight for eighth floor, and I believe. Green second free throw around a new good the rebound one forty left in the half, a ten point warrior lead sixty one fifty one Brandon Ingram at the point stops at the right side is passed by Godiva Kouzmin still has a gives it to caldwell-pope beyond the arc thou Colwell cope against curry spans into the lane. Looks for jump pass off of mcgee's foot. It's on the floor. Loose poked out the half court Durant. Went for a slide goes to court bodies all over the floor. And it's great gets at the top sending play goes down for the great hustles. Both and skulk teams. Here's Ingram quickly into the front court blocked from behind by Durant. It's loosen. Hurry comes up with here. Steph curry blowing by KCPT outside Durant. Back to Korean in the corner. Curry on the deck through the lane. Top two green plops it over to curry looks at his feet behind the arc shift to three and MRs and Medina's rebound of fifty seconds ago. When he gets rid of you work is done. Going. Here's coz MMA floater off the window nicely done by Kyle. Kuzma the Lakers. Get back with intent Durant quickly guide to go, right and left against Costa defended nicely goes out of bounds. And it's Lakers basketball going back to Steph. He gets rid of the basketball, and then he relocates to somewhere be wide open time after time. And as a defender, you're figuring, okay? Got rid of the ball. I can turn around and relaxed. But that's when you get to be even more focused to stay to staff. The Lakers are fortunate to be just downtown period. One for six pointless. Here's Ingram going to his left hand. Fades fires enhance over Andrei Godiva eight point game. Thirty three seconds to go in the half five or ten being very aggressive on the offense event. Nine seconds difference on the shot clock and the second quarter clock shock locked down to ten curry out of the twenty eight foot Mark on the bright side against Mikhail by the back pass to Durant elbow jumper. Good with fourteen seconds left in the second. Ten point lead. Final shot goes to the Lakers sixty five fifty five Golden State. Kuzma, walking it across the fire left side clock down to eight as a three point line pulls the trigger and his long rebound with two seconds to go at half court curry throws up a forty just messed odd. Target off the back. I think everyone expected to go in. I did. Instead, he's one for seven in the first half memory had a terrible Christmas day. But thanks to Klay Thompson, twenty one points. They've got the lead here at halftime that just to in double figures for the warriors, but a low turnover number and they shoot the ball fifty six percent. And you get sixty five on the board. And that's why they're the Golden State Warriors halfway through its staple center. It's Golden State sixty five the Lakers fifty five is we send it to Jim basketball in the studio with the autozone. Halftime report. I can't see thanks so much clay nine of eleven from the floor for those twenty one point say when you're hiring. You don't wanna waste time sorting through.
"kevon looney" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Ever scored by a quarter by the dubs in the first quarter. Most I point first quarter points in NBA history dubs once scored fifty seven points in a quarter against the kings back in eighty nine second most ever in franchise history, Mr. fund nightmare in great night for the dubs curry Steph, K D all doing big things. And you got a lot of contributions though, from a lot of different players tonight. And I think that's most note worthy. Is that a lot of different guys get involved Andrei Dala, kevon looney just Shaun Livingston getting his little pick and pop going Quinn, cook it and some buckets off the bench, just terrific, man. Warriors. What are you know, Jake there four and when they score at least one hundred and forty points this year who would ever thought, right? Lawyers also seventeen in one when they shoot above fifty percent from the floor thirty eight dimes. That's amazing, man. Thirty eight dimes that is sharing the rock. Sharon, the rock, Sharon, the rock. And I think we saw early on you know, obviously when you Blitzer team for fifty one points in the first quarter. It just you know, the the Denver Nuggets they were chasing the game the rest of the way and the thing that really I enjoyed the most about this game. I think was when curry and D were resting in the second quarter. Well, I shouldn't say I enjoy the most. I mean, a fifty one points in first quarter. I enjoyed the most. But what I really admired was the way the second unit played in the second quarter, and they actually increase the lead by two points while Stephan Katie were resting and they held the nuggets to just twenty two points in that second quarter. I mean, what a job Kvant loonies done. He's grown by leaps and bounds this year. And we saw him take those steps last year. And I think he was such an important player for them in the playoffs in the west final. Nls against Houston because they needed somebody to be a threat to defend in the post to help out dream on a bid and loon was just that dude. And we know how how good Capella is scoring around the basket so dream on kind of had his hands full of him. Kevon looney was just really deployed all over the place in the playoffs last year. And we just seen him continue to grow and improve Affonso McKinney. Twenty two minutes tonight for Steve Kerr. What do you know he comes on kmby night next night? He's playing twenty two minutes dubs winning by thirty one points. So you're welcome. Jerry, Tremont green didn't have the shooting tonight. I mean, he's been struggling just one for five from the floor tonight only scored four points, but thirteen dimes six rebounds and was a game-high plus forty one in his thirty one minutes. So Draymond green. The contributions that he makes never be quantified. Just in a field goals attempted in field goals made sense never about points scored it's about what he does to affect every other aspect of the game. Whether it's passing rebounding defending dream on does a little bit of everything and then Klay Thompson continuing his stellar play of late thirteen and nineteen from the Florida night five of eight from downtown and four count a one two three four dunks. You know, when humans is our text, and he's feeling good. And everybody was talking about it post game. See that's what this is all about manners. Having so much fun. And there's a lot to admire about this this. Collection of players. But that definitely is how about this to the San Jose Sharks. You heard the highlight common in their and seven wins in a row excuse me after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tomas hurdle the hat trick houses. I at trick. Mike Oehler tweeted this out first hat trick for hurdles since he scored four in his second NHL game several years ago against the New York Rangers so Tomas hurdle completing the hat trick hurdle the turtle baby and the sharks beat the penguins. They're playing a terrific brand of hockey. Eric Carlson is settled in so nicely. And they're just they can roll three lines right now that can score. And how about Joe Thornton? That's what I wanted to ask Bret Hedican about at this point in his career being willing. I mean, Joe towards Vinnie top line center first name on the sheet his entire career. Now. He's centering the third line. You got Logan Kapoor center in his line. Tomas hurdle has been moved to the middle. And he's split now. With a cane and Donskoy they've been one of the hottest lines in the NHL. And then you got Joe Thornton with his wingers. And they're dangerous, man. If you're on the line with Joe Thornton, you're dangerous, and he's going to get that power play time, of course with that top unit, and I mean. From a defense means perspective. Just ask Bret Hedican about Eric Carlson and Brent burns. I mean, those two guys together. Stop and that's what Doug wolf sad. Mike just remember this folks when the San Jose Sharks ended last season, it was hey, they gotta get deeper down the middle. I mean, they went all in on John Taveras. Verizon's up at the eleventh hour deciding to sign with this Ronald Maple Leafs. Which obviously that's been a good decision for him. I mean, I wasn't happy. I wanted to him as a member of the sharks. They had the money then they were kicking tires on Ilya Kovalchuk, he decides to go to the kings. How's that working out for you playboy? But ultimately, the sharks. You know, we thought ok well they need. They've got the cap space. They need to make a splash. So then they decide to make this trade kind of at the eleventh hour again, and they get Erik Karlsson. And I'm thinking, wait a minute. You traded Chris tyranny. One of your centers. You had a needed center. Now, I'm all in on the air Carlson acquisition. Don't get me wrong. I've watched I watched the NHL Eric Carl. Allston can do. But you have Brent burns Vlasic. You got Braun, but you add Carlson to that mix. They re they literally have two of the top scoring defenceman and two of the top shutdown defenceman in the NHL. And with the move to center for Tomas fertile that just keeps them strength down the middle as well with Qatar in hurdle. And of course, jumbo Joe Thornton. And then that fourth line as well. So good stuff by the sharks are heading down to take on the desert dogs tomorrow night warriors back home tomorrow night. They are taking on the pelicans pelicans. So we'll have a little bit of a post game reaction to both of those contests. Tomorrow night should be a lot of fun out here. It's almost one in the frigate morning knuckles. Probably thinks I'm dead. All right, daddy's coming home, baby. All right. Thank you so much to Dave Jiang's. Appreciate all your efforts tonight, my friend. Thank you so much to Jacob v. Allante pretty son of a bitch. You thank you to Marcus Thompson the second..
Golden State Warriors receive NBA championship rings
"Golden State, let Oklahoma City back into this game. But they're able to come away the warriors with an eight point, Victoria. It seemed like a typical warrior gave the same team that we've seen over the last four years that have made trips to the finals turn the basketball over twenty times gave up a ton of offensive boards. Sixteen got sloppy at times, and then came back and got it done when they needed to not a very good Klay Thompson tonight. He goes five for twenty one for eight from three Kevin Durant over five from the three point line. He didn't shoot it. Well, and the questions I think still do remain of this bench. Can't Steve Kerr go to five bench players at one time to give these guys some rest throughout the regular season. Now, look when DeMarcus cousins comes back that's going to change things. But Ken this. Bech find a unit that can get it done and give these starter some rest throughout the regular season. I think that's a paramount if they're gonna make a run and get back to the finals for five straight. And as they wait for cousins, I think Steve Kerr has to be happy with the young centers came in Damian Jones got the start twelve points. Kevon looney had ten and ten off the bench so twenty to thirteen and four sis- from those two. Yeah. I love the athleticism of Jones, and we talked about it before the game Jones. It looney what they bring in Jordan bell all three of them kind of different different skills. They bring to the floor. So Steve Kerr has three different guys depending on matchups to go to. I think it will work out well for them and then throw in DeMarcus cousins, another all star and look at that. You got a pretty good spot. The warriors going for three straight championships and four and five years win on opening night. One eight one hundred over the
Pelicans hope to improve playoff chances vs. Warriors
"The watch no doubt about it with steph curry out who are we all focusing on our attention our attention on that's kevin iran twenty six point five points per game this season he's averaging almost six a game almost seven rebounds a game this season he's got fifty one percent field goal forty two percent from beyond the arc this season klay thompson another gamut of watch out for this evening i like to see him dropped twenty on new orleans there'd be a solid knife klay thompson draymond green as well as anthony davis i'd like to see who steve kerr match up with anthony davis don't you think damian jones would be a good match for wouldn't it be interesting to see steve kerr get a little creative at the five there and try to mess with mess with the brow a little bit just to kind of shake things up in the regular season am i b and to figure out how he would attack them in the postseason matchup yeah damian john's has been getting some solid mass we saw big game from him against the thunder hasn't he been oppressive for sure i mean here's the thing we talked about the five for the warriors damian jones jordan bowel both of those guys phenomenal athletes and i think if i'm just vail mcgee pachulia i'm trying to look at them and go okay my times kind of running out the sand is run for me here on the warriors especially with those two young guns yeah and also it's it's good that at least is doing this now when they kind of have the luxury of testings organizations al and seeing what they've what he's got for the playoffs i really think damian jones is gonna play some big time minutes in the playoffs kevon looney to the kind of more versatile than like zaazaa pachulia let's say more versatile the warriors i think are they're probably going to regret not picking up kevon looney is option for next year because i mean they would've had him for the for cheap and he's looking like a real solid player but damian jones at least we've kind of been waiting for him for a while to you know show some of that potential he's definitely flashing it now i see some big moments from him in the playoffs because the warriors are going to.