Stadium: Chase Center
The Warriors are still 10th in the West, but, look out, they’re only 2 wins behind the playoffs. Given the momentum the Warriors have built up, they may follow through and eventually jump into the playoffs. It’s clear, accordingly, that Dallas and Portland will continue to play for 6th place, but only outside of the top 6. Maybe they won’t notice? Either way, the Warriors could be closing in on the inevitable as soon as next night.
Golden State couldn’t do anything, but it helped them.
It wouldn’t have been a blessing in disguise, as they say. And don’t say Steve Kerr was a failure. Oh, no - Bob Myers was! Yes, they could have been beaten in 5 years, only leaving them without two or three key players - that’s true, there’s certainly no credit to the coach and general manager for the team’s success, especially for several years in a row with no alternative to the best basketball in the world.
No one has gone wrong. Kerr and Myers remain among the best in their respective professions. The fact is that the team was built under Steph Curry and Klay Thompson and ended up having to rebuild in a hurry under Steph Curry and Kelly Oubre/Kent Bazemore. Well, they gave it a try - it didn’t work. They didn’t fall far behind - great. Want to go to the playoffs? Let’s give it a shot. And it worked. Oh, and by the way, when they decided to change the game so drastically to match Curry’s genius, Coach Kerr must have been distracted by someone, too.
Steph sent a shot in such a way that made those in L.A. flinch from their TV screens for a moment. Then, of course, they pulled themselves together, no one noticed even a hint of fright, but they must have dreamt about Steph for a couple of nights. The question was, who was the greatest?
Dallas are screwed again
After two victories over the Lakers, it would seem, the Kings, who also have back-to-back after the match with the same Golden State, and there is no De’Aaron Fox, and in general there is little left this season. However, the Mavericks took and threw 12 of 42 from behind a three-point arc. How can you win here? On the other hand, if Porzingis wasn’t there, how else are you gonna play? Shoot it, maybe it’ll go in.
Oddly, the Mavericks are so distrustful of their big men that they chose to take their chances without Porzingis rather than go for Powell, Kleber, Cauley-Stein, or Marjanovic, who had 10 points and 100% from the field, but somehow didn’t get more opportunities than him or the other big men who also barely missed a shot. Something is not clear here.
Expert Betting Tips
That’s pretty clear, and it’s not just because the Mavericks had a back-to-back and the Warriors had a day off. It’s just that these previous games against the Kings were telling - someone did his job as agreed, hit 7 of 14 from beyond the arc, scored 37 points and helped his team to an important win from a tournament standpoint. And someone, apparently pining for his Latvian friend, kept shooting until time simply ran out, and instead of clinching a place in the playoffs by beating the very troubled Kings, Dallas may find itself back in the catch-up role as early as tonight. The prediction is that this will happen by the final siren, one will finish this match and go get ready for the next game, while the other will be followed by the proverbial “everything is ahead”.
- Golden State win the match with odds of about 2.00;
- Golden State Individual Total Over 114.5 for approximately 2.10;
- Three-pointers scored - Stephen Curry over 5.5 for around 1.90.