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Hodge2NormSmith

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Toronto is a much better match-up for us.
Yep Toronto it is.

Really enjoyable ECF to watch, congrats to Toronto.

Kawhi a Raptor hero for life, regardless of where he lands next year.

Would be nice if he stayed but hard to see it.

WCF even more enjoyable, amazing effort over the last six games from the whole squad.

KD out for at least game 1, what are we thinking, game 3 return for KD?


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From what it sounds like Game 3 would be best case scenerio.

Good news is there's 2 day gaps between Game 1 and 2, and Game 2 and 3.

So Game 3 is still 10 days away.
 

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Refs have brand new whistles that they want to test out today. So many fouls for both teams.
 

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lots of fouls doesn't suit us. It stops the running and fatiguing the other team.
 

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Just one game, agree that we didn’t know Toronto enough, no doubt watching lots of film.

Obviously will give Siakim more respect, loves to go right.

Amazing watching the Warriors are better without KD narrative unfold.

For a season that runs so long it’s amazing how much media/fans react to a few games.

Short memories.

The Warriors are different without KD but far from better... crazy to think otherwise.



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1-1 massive win today to level the series!!!

Actually got the day off work to watch it.

Looked shakey half way through the second quarter.

But Cuz was excellent, Quinn Cook great as was Bogut.

Klay kept us in it early until Steph joined in.

Dray outstanding again.

Iggy looking like play off Dre, making shots, taking the ball away from guys.

The 3 at the end was just a bit clutch.

Fingers crossed on Klay and Looney.

I’m scared to ponder what else could go wrong injury wise.


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Hearts of a champion!
Yep, couldn’t have asked for much more in game 3.

Dray fought like crazy, but Steph.

Just when you thought you couldn’t love the man anymore.

Obviously need to get Klay and KD back VERY soon.


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Yep. Considering the circumstances a great showing. Our defense wasn't great for long stretches though.

Good to see Bogut contributing.
 

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We played pretty well in the first half, but this third quarter has been deplorable and most likely costing us the championship unless there’s a comeback. Horrible shots, no passing, wrong players getting wide open and the defence has completely dropped away.
 

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Was hopeful with Klay and Looney back we could pull out game 4.

Both played well but Kawhi has been a beast.
Ibaka looks like the OKC version, Danny Green looks like the SA version and Kyle Lowry hasn’t faltered like in the past.

Siakim and Van Fleet have been excellent and Gasol solid.

Through 4 games they deserve their lead.

Flip side is we look like the Heat in their three peat attempt, tired after going so deep each year.

Klay and Loon looked fresh, Steph looked tired after a massive game 3.

Boogie has no lift at all, tough after a long layoff, Klay was our post threat early.

God knows when we see KD, better be soon or it’s over, either way we win game 5 and anything can happen, get it back to Oracle and see if we can rattle their poise a bit.

Need the heart of a champion so that that wasn’t the last game at Oracle.

Cmon Dubs!!!


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I thought both teams played great defense, toronto started to hit there shots after half time, it's a wrap, expect it to done after game 5, if oakland had kd they would push it all the way even at 3 - 1 but kd is out for the finals, so forget it.
 

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Yep.

This one is done.

I weirdly feel okay.

5 Finals in a row and 3 championships. I'll never support a team in any sport again that does something like that. Not many sports fans will ever experience it. Enjoying the moment.
 

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Yep.

This one is done.

I weirdly feel okay.

5 Finals in a row and 3 championships. I'll never support a team in any sport again that does something like that. Not many sports fans will ever experience it. Enjoying the moment.
No complaints from me that’s for sure.

Thrilled I got to go to Oracle and see these guys but not prepared to call it just yet.

KD now questionable for game 5.

They have proven they have our number without KD and an unsettled line up each game so far.

Think we are a good chance to win game 5.

Get it to 3-2 back at Oracle.

Win that and we are in Toronto having gone 2-1 there so far.

Hard but not impossible.


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If we were fully fit outside Durant I would be more confident.

But Thompson is not 100%. Iggy probably isn't even 50%. Looney (tough bastard for coming back) is also around 50%. And Cousins is about 1%.

It's more than hard. 3-1 deficient has only been overcome twice in the last 120 Conference Finals or Finals. And neither of those two teams had injury problems.
 

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If we were fully fit outside Durant I would be more confident.

But Thompson is not 100%. Iggy probably isn't even 50%. Looney (tough bastard for coming back) is also around 50%. And Cousins is about 1%.

It's more than hard. 3-1 deficient has only been overcome twice in the last 120 Conference Finals or Finals. And neither of those two teams had injury problems.
No doubt.

Boogie has no lift at all, great effort to get back but is a shadow of himself.

Makes Looneys effort so key.

Feel like D has been a struggle, but KD, Klay and Looney will help massively.

Fingers crossed.




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KD will finish the series with 12 minutes and 11 points.

'Oh but they're better without him'
 

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Saw the end of the game, didn’t know the extent of KD’s injury.

Just watched the press conference.

Absolutely gutting watching the players talk about it.

Heartbreaking watching Bob Myers.


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Casual Warriors fan here - KD deserved better from the sporting gods but if the Warriors can do it 2 more times, it would be a victory for him more than anything. I still can't see them winning another 2 games with all the injuries but if they did it would be up there with one of the greatest performances
 

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Can’t stand the warriors and the majority of their bandwaggoner fans 😜
I have to say, if there was any doubt on Curry being the GOAT shooter I think he’s just silenced his doubters. Thompson 1b greatest shooter ever also.. just some massive massive shots down the stretch with a chip on the line. Combined with Dray possibly one of the smartest defenders of all time, I don’t really care who wins anymore, i will have full respect and admiration for these warriors if they pull it off with KD done, Looney done (I think), a net negative Demarcus Cousins and a hobbled Iggy.
When you think you have them beat you just can’t kill these bastards!
 

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Klay has a torn ACL. He ran back out there and he wanted to play on. The dude is incredible and we would’ve won Game 6 had he stayed on.
 
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