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The nightmare of the Golden State dynasty. Defenseless Curry and the worst game of Thompson’s life

Date: July 15, 2024 Time: 04:51:58

Today the play-in stage of the National Basketball Association began. First, the Los Angeles Lakers, led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis, made their way to the playoffs, where they would face the Denver Nuggets, and only then were we all in a game between the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors. In this matchup neither team had a margin for error, since defeat meant the end of the season. We tell you and show you the most interesting things.

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The game began and Sacramento acted with more confidence in the first quarter, gaining a comfortable lead of 31:22. However, the “warriors” recovered five points in the second half of the match – 28:23 and went to the long break in a fairly good mood, since they had two quarters left – there was plenty of time for a comeback.

After entering the Golden One Center, the hosts made better use of their strengths: playing the ball, moving endlessly around the court around Domantas Sabonis, who can pass the ball and immediately set a screen for any player or simply push the paint with Draymond Green. or someone else. Endless handoffs and a series of diverse combinations left Golden State’s defense stunned. The Warriors looked like a pale shadow of themselves, directly losing the last two segments: 26:37 and 18:27. Safe victory for Sacramento by 118:94.

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San Francisco

Sacramento Kings: Murray – 32, Fox – 24, Barnes – 17, Sabonis – 16, Ellis – 15, Lyles – 7, Mitchell – 5, McGee – 2, Duarte, Vezenkov, Edwards, Jones, Len.

Golden State Warriors: Curry – 22, Kuminga – 16, Moody – 16, Wiggins – 12, Green – 12, Podziemski – 5, Quiñones – 4, Paul – 3, Looney – 2, Jackson-Davis – 2, Thompson, Garuba, Santos, Saric

The Kings looked better in many ways: in the quality of the shots, in the assists (28-19), in the offensive rebounds (15-8), in the steals (10-5) and, most importantly, in the dedication on the court. “Golden State” tried to get Stephen Curry out, he partially succeeded – 22 points with good field goals – 50% (8 of 16), but his six defeats and not the most successful second half…

The main antihero of the party is Klay Thompson. One of the best shooters in NBA history, Steph’s faithful assistant and just a cool guy, he didn’t score a single point in 32 minutes on the court. Clay didn’t make any of his 10 shots. Previously, the player with jersey number 11 was almost the best shooter in the playoffs, where he always flourished and saved the Warriors from defeat many times. However, the reality now is that Thompson played the worst game of his career by any measure.

Steve Kerr

head coach of the Golden State Warriors

“Clay still has the strength to have good seasons. And I speak on behalf of the entire organization: we want him to stay with the Warriors. Obviously, this is a business and the Club needs to discuss the nuances with its representatives. “But Clay’s importance to this club… we really want him back.”

For the Kings, forward Keegan Murray proved his worth, scoring 32 points and grabbing nine rebounds. The 23-year-old basketball player hit eight three-pointers against the heads of the “warriors.” The team leaders also performed well: DeAaron Fox scored 24 points, four rebounds, six assists and Mr. Double-Double Domantas Sabonis scored 16 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.

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Let’s touch on what happens next with Golden State. Obviously, all the players on the team are not getting any younger. Curry is still very strong, but Draymond Green has shown in the current regular season that he cannot be counted on at all. Because Dray gets angry easily and increasingly lets go of his hands; This can only have a negative impact on the team, especially if Green, for example, receives another disqualification. Clay looks nothing like himself after two serious injuries, which saw him miss two seasons entirely.

In turn, Thompson and Golden State have unfinished business: a contract extension. Clay probably played his last game for the Warriors, since the club’s management during the season could not reach an agreement with the basketball player, and after such a poor performance there is reason to think about going different ways. No matter how difficult it is…

This was the reaction that the four-time NBA champion had after the game against Sacramento. Maybe Klay really ended the saga of him with the Warriors.

The video can be seen on Chaz NBA’s YouTube channel. Video rights belong to NBA MEDIA VENTURES, LLC.

The San Francisco club pays the highest luxury tax in the NBA to maintain its star-studded roster, which barely made it to the play-in phase, where it ultimately lost. The team’s payroll is through the roof and the leaders are aging. Not even the arrival of Chris Paul relieved Curry in attack. It is also worth noting that it is with the Warriors that NBA veteran Paul will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2010. At the same time, Steve Kerr’s decisions as head coach sometimes raise doubts among many experts and analysts.

Golden State has a lot of problems to solve. Probably, of the four Curry – Thompson – Green – Wiggins, only Stephen and Draymond will remain. Rumors about this circulated during the regular season. The Warriors can rise like a Phoenix after, frankly, a disastrous current season, as the 2022 champion showed us before. But for now everything is heading towards the end of the dynasty. Will the club’s general director, Mike Dunleavy, be able to qualitatively rebuild the squad or will the club continue to maintain its line with the triumph of the trio of stars? The next offseason will answer all the questions, but for now we remain attentive to the NBA play-in and playoffs, the best show of all.

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