This isn’t over yet. But things are looking awfully bleak for the Golden State Warriors, who trail the Oklahoma City Thunder 3-1 in the Western Conference finals.
The Thunder deserve a ton of credit for completely outplaying the Warriors. That doesn’t mean they’ll get the respect they’re due, however. We’re already starting to hear some pretty flimsy excuses for why Golden State is on the verge of elimination.
Go ahead. Pick your favorite. Before too long, you’ll probably hear all of these from Warriors supporters anyway.
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His knee, his elbow, his everything — Curry’s not himself. And without him, the Warriors are doomed.
Hey, remember when Kerr missed half the year? Remember how his spine was leaking? There’s no way he’s completely focused on the task at hand. The dude is in pain.
Green is an emotional guy — the heart and soul of this Warriors team — and he’s been thrown off his game this postseason thanks to all the awful officiating and the drama. Can you blame him? (Yes.)
If the Warriors had a center who was playing decently, maybe things would be different.
Seriously, how did Adams turn into an indestructible basketball force overnight? Who is this guy? Is this some weird prelude to Space Jam 2?
Oracle Arena used to be a lot louder back in the good old days.