NBA Talk: Dec 13-19

Date Start (ET) Visitor/Neutral Home/Neutral
Mon, Dec 13, 2021 7:00p Miami Heat Cleveland Cavaliers
Mon, Dec 13, 2021 7:00p Golden State Warriors Indiana Pacers
Mon, Dec 13, 2021 7:00p Sacramento Kings Toronto Raptors
Mon, Dec 13, 2021 7:30p Houston Rockets Atlanta Hawks
Mon, Dec 13, 2021 7:30p Milwaukee Bucks Boston Celtics
Mon, Dec 13, 2021 8:00p Philadelphia 76ers Memphis Grizzlies
Mon, Dec 13, 2021 8:30p Charlotte Hornets Dallas Mavericks
Mon, Dec 13, 2021 9:00p Washington Wizards Denver Nuggets
Mon, Dec 13, 2021 10:30p Phoenix Suns Los Angeles Clippers

Two Bulls games postponed since 2/3rds of the team are in health and safety protocols.

Curry not listed as even questionable for the game @ Pacers, so looks like he’s not being held off and might go for Ray Allen’s record tonight, and not necessarily save it for @ Madison Square Garden.

Steph is 4-10 from 3 so far, 3rd quarter about to end. Warriors down by 4 points.

Pretty unlikely he suddenly drops 6 threes in the 4th, but could hit a few more and make it all but inevitable that he breaks the record tomorrow night in New York.

Chef 2 away from the record…

If he couldn’t do it at GSW, the garden is surely the next best place. Rub that salt into NY’s wounds.

Also his 54 in the garden felt like one of if not his first big coming out party in the league. A fitting place to do it.

Date Start (ET) Visitor/Neutral Home/Neutral
Tue, Dec 14, 2021 7:30p Toronto Raptors Brooklyn Nets
Tue, Dec 14, 2021 7:30p Golden State Warriors New York Knicks
Tue, Dec 14, 2021 10:00p Phoenix Suns Portland Trail Blazers

Oh man, I always forget that the Knicks picked right after the Warriors, and that Dell told the Warriors not to draft Steph. One of the great what-ifs of NBA history. What if the Knicks were able to draft a generational, all-time talent in 2009, instead of…Jordan Hill.

This was during a weird period in Knicks history after Isiah was pushed out and Donnie Walsh was in charge, with Dan Tony as coach. They ended up clearing out cap space and bringing on Carmelo and Amare and we all know the story that followed.

Tonight’s the night. 1 to tie, 2 to break Ray Allen’s record. Imagine the Knicks and Thibs will do their best to not have the record broken on their floor, but keeping Curry to 1, or even 2, three-pointers is a tall order, especially with him gunning more than normal to get it done.

Ray Ray will be in attendance. Reggie Miller will be in the announcer’s booth.

I’m just wondering if Dell and Sonya will be sitting next to each other.

And with that, today’s blog is finished.

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He’s getting it in the first quarter.

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I just hope that the achievement isn’t marred by it coming via another super-inefficient mad-gunning effort, in which he goes 3-13 or some shit, from outside.

Doesn’t really matter and eclipsing Ray Allen so much earlier is staggering no matter what, but it’s been non-ideal to see Curry putting up the 3P% he’s been showing the last few games.

Here’s Marc Stein writing about a talk with Dell Curry and confirming all the pre-draft shit for the record:

When Steph breaks the record, MSG should cut off all the lights and then turn on a single spotlight and we all see…

…and it’s Ray Allen.

Or Jonny Flynn.

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giphy (10)

Officially the all time 3 point king.

Congrats chef!

Man, I’m at work and have to watch the game on tape delay and here you are POSTING SPOILERS!

But anyway, looks like @Toasty1610 wins the office pool for predicting the period that Steph broke the record.

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Date Start (ET) Visitor/Neutral Home/Neutral
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 7:00p Houston Rockets Cleveland Cavaliers
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 7:00p Atlanta Hawks Orlando Magic
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 7:00p Miami Heat Philadelphia 76ers
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 7:30p Los Angeles Lakers Dallas Mavericks
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 8:00p Indiana Pacers Milwaukee Bucks
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 8:00p New Orleans Pelicans Oklahoma City Thunder
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 8:30p Charlotte Hornets San Antonio Spurs
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 9:00p Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 10:00p Memphis Grizzlies Portland Trail Blazers
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 10:00p Washington Wizards Sacramento Kings
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 10:00p Los Angeles Clippers Utah Jazz

Fucking wild finishes to a few games last night. Think that Pels @ Thunder finish was truly unprecedented with a desperation deep three by SGA tying the game being trumped by Graham sinking a bomb he chucked from his own three point line.

Date Start (ET) Visitor/Neutral Home/Neutral
Thu, Dec 16, 2021 7:00p Detroit Pistons Indiana Pacers
Thu, Dec 16, 2021 7:30p Philadelphia 76ers Brooklyn Nets
Thu, Dec 16, 2021 8:00p New York Knicks Houston Rockets
Thu, Dec 16, 2021 9:00p Washington Wizards Phoenix Suns

Fuck, I have to sort of root for the Lakers now.

Russ and Avery Bradley supposedly entering H&S Protocols.

A handful of Kings, too.

Date Start (ET) Visitor/Neutral Home/Neutral
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 7:00p Miami Heat Orlando Magic
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 7:30p Denver Nuggets Atlanta Hawks
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 7:30p Golden State Warriors Boston Celtics
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 8:00p Milwaukee Bucks New Orleans Pelicans
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 9:00p San Antonio Spurs Utah Jazz
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 10:00p Los Angeles Lakers Minnesota Timberwolves
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 10:00p Charlotte Hornets Portland Trail Blazers
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 10:00p Memphis Grizzlies Sacramento Kings

Add Ant and Poole, Nunn, Quickley, Horford, Bol and others to H&S Protocols. Fingers crossed things can be brought under control without big structural changes to how the league operates.

Oh, and, boom:

What does that mean? Did he…? Well:

With Poole out, Warriors squeak out a tight win @ Celtics, with Wiggins coming up big for 27 points.

Curry with 30 but bombing 5-14 from outside.

Really all about Wiggins with the bench winning the game, with Iguodala, Damion Lee, Bjelica, and Chiozza. Celtics are mediocre, but still nice to see them pull out the win while missing Poole.

Raps, Kings, Grizz coming up, and hopefully Poole clears protocols before Christmas showdown @ Suns.

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AD went down hard tonight.

Then fell in the tunnel. F.