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Kings 114, Warriors 106: The Kings Hold (Home) Court

Sacramento goes up 2-0 in the series.
By | 98 Comments | Apr 17, 2023

April 17, 2023; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Davion Mitchell (15) celebrates against the Golden State Warriors after game two of the first round of the 2023 NBA playoffs at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Your Sacramento Kings hold a 2-0 series lead over the Golden State Warriors after a 114-106 win. In an absolute bonkers game, the Kings held home court in the first round, and the series now heads to the bay area.

The Kings countered the Warriors’ Game 1 strategies by attacking the paint, getting the Warriors into foul trouble, and scoring inside even as their outside shot faltered. The Kings shot 23.7% from 3 and still walked away with the win.

Davion Mitchell was huge for the Kings with 28 minutes off the bench, playing his trademark pestering defense while also contributing on the offensive end. Mitchell finished with 14 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals, but his impact was so much more than the box score shows.

Domantas Sabonis also had a bounce-back game. After struggling in Game 1, Sabonis attacked the paint early and often in Game 2. Sabonis finished with 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. He took an absolute beating all game, including a chest-stomp from Draymond Green that resulted in Green being ejected from the game. Sabonis had grabbed Green’s foot prior to the stomp, earning a technical foul, but Green’s behavior was way over the line. For a player with his history of dirty play, Green should be suspended, but it’s the Warriors so I won’t hold my breath.

Despite finishing the game, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Sabonis is undergoing X-Rays on his ribs.

Sabonis was on the ground in pain for several minutes following the foul, while Green taunted the home crowd. We know Sabonis is tough as nails, having played most of the season with a fractured thumb, but an injury to Sabonis could be devastating to the Kings playoff run.

De’Aaron Fox came up big for the Kings as well, also finishing with 24 points, to go along with 9 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and a block.

The game overall was very sloppy, with 20 turnovers by the Warriors and 14 by the Kings, but the most of the Kings turnovers came early in the game. Both teams had 9 turnovers in the first quarter, but the Kings did a better job of taking care of the ball the remainder of the game.

Malik Monk once again came up big off the bench, adding 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and a block.

Kevin Huerter was cold from deep again, going just 2-9 from three, but started attacking inside and still added 15 points and 5 rebounds. His minutes were limited as he found himself in foul trouble early in the second half.

Keegan Murray struggled again, finishing with just 2 points, both on free throws. Murray only took one shot in 16 minutes. The Kings have survived without Murray so far, and he still contributed with 3 rebounds, an assist and a steal, but the Kings need more from their star rookie in the playoffs.

Harrison Barnes once again came up big for the Kings in key moments. His stat line of 13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and an assist fails to tell the story of his impact on this game. Mid-game, TNT also reported that there is mutual interest between Barnes and the Kings in reaching a new deal this summer as Barnes hits free agency.

Finally, it’s worth shouting out Alex Len. Len played just 8 minutes in this game but they were impactful minutes. He was 2-2 and those 2 were both huge, demoralizing dunks.

The Kings now shift to playing at Golden State for Game 3. The Warriors have been a much better home team than road team this season, but the Kings have also been one of the league’s best road teams.

Game 3 is Thursday, April 20th, tipping off at 7 PM PT on TNT.

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Ellis5
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April 17, 2023 10:30 pm

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April 17, 2023 10:30 pm

Pretty sure we can all agree that Draymond Green is bad

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April 17, 2023 10:35 pm

We knew that going into this series. I am glad that Sabonis took the high road and didn’t say anything bad in the post game interview when asked directly about it. Nice to have classy players who play hard and don’t act like a-holes.

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April 17, 2023 10:39 pm
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Absolute class act. Gained even more respect for him after that post game interview.

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April 17, 2023 10:49 pm

There is a game thread… Also there is a world thread.

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April 17, 2023 11:33 pm

My duds friends were trying to justify it by he grabbed his ankle so what did he expect…. like… what?

God I hope we sweep their candy asses

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April 17, 2023 10:32 pm

D baby!

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April 17, 2023 10:33 pm
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OMG!

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April 17, 2023 10:32 pm

Draymond is a little B. First time Curry is 0-2 in the playoffs. Warriors are crumbling at our hands & I love it.

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April 17, 2023 10:54 pm
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I can’t see Warriors winning 4 out of 5

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April 17, 2023 10:35 pm

It’ll be interesting to see the ramifications, with Draymond doing that in front of Silver. I expect nothing to happen though, considering he’s been deemed untouchable.

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April 17, 2023 10:38 pm
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He should be suspended for the playoffs.
You could easily send someone to the hospital with a stomp like that.

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April 17, 2023 10:50 pm
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It’s hard to even call that a stomp. He launched himself off of Sabonis to go down court. Then to get into it with the crowd while saying he loves it, how does Silver not respond? If he’s okay with that he won’t have any problem with Len clotheslining Draymond next game if his arm is held.

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April 18, 2023 2:19 pm
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I don’t think Draymond is at all “untouchable.” Not when it comes to suspensions and fines (hasn’t he led the league the last few years in those departments?) and not in retaliations, either. I do think that the current version of the Kings are above things like physical retaliation, tho, and would prefer to end the Warriors playoff lives instead.
Also, Draymond Green is a clown.

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April 17, 2023 10:38 pm
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Yeah, unless Domas has broken a rib, he’ll play.

I hate that we are discussing this instead of a wonderful team win, with excellent defense and poise down the wire.

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April 17, 2023 10:43 pm
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This is true. The Kings were beyond good!

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April 17, 2023 10:39 pm
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His interaction with the crowd and arguing with fans should be part of the equation as well. That was ugly.

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April 17, 2023 10:41 pm
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I don’t know how anyone can cheer for that guy. No class.

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April 17, 2023 10:42 pm
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The guy literally had his hands to his ear and was waving on the crowd while Domas was still on the floor. That’s seriously fucked up.

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April 17, 2023 10:51 pm
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Klay Thompson said in the postgame that Draymond Green’s reaction in stomping Domas was because he was holding Green’s leg as he was running in a full sprint.

What a classless group.

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April 17, 2023 10:56 pm
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Not surprising from a guy who is still angry we didn’t draft him so his rookie deal was worth more.

Like a teacher on a holiday…

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April 17, 2023 10:59 pm
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He thinks he deserves a max contract when he’s basically just a spot up three point shooter at this point who can’t play D. So I’d say he has a self aggrandized ego.

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April 17, 2023 10:59 pm
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Like Columbus Day, no class!

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April 17, 2023 10:57 pm
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I have nothing but respect for Curry. But draymond, klay and poole are douchebag clowns.

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April 17, 2023 10:58 pm
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And I place blame and shame on Kerr, his coaching staff and Steph,
Klay and Igoudala for allowing that embarrassment of Draymond’s behavior during the ref review.

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April 17, 2023 11:29 pm

You’ve nailed it. It was an embarrassment for Kerr, who was shown to have no control over Draymond, while Draymond was instigating the fans. It could have gone very badly.

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April 17, 2023 11:59 pm
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If the refs hadn’t handled it the way they had, it would have been worse. They really only had one route to take that, fair or not.

It’s just an ugly bad look however you want to slice it.

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April 18, 2023 6:42 am
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Recall that Draymond pushed Sabonis out of bounds earlier and got away with it.

Other question:
Why was the Curry charge reviewed? There was no coach’s
challenge. Was it because it was Steph?

I was at this game – crowd was ridiculous – loud, proud and I was wow-ed

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April 18, 2023 7:19 am

It was an official review within the last 2 minutes. They do that if one or more refs questions the call.

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April 18, 2023 7:34 am
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Thanks Adamsite

Anyone have that clip of Draymond pulling Sabonis to the floor and rolling on him last game?

The Warriors are trying to injure the Kings All-Star player who was 6th in the MVP race in both playoff games and this is acceptable to the NBA?

I don’t understand this at all. Not a bit. It ain’t basketball.

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April 18, 2023 9:00 am

Was there too. Half the crowd would’ve rushed the floor to fight Draymond if they could’ve after his antics. Not a good look for the NBA.

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April 18, 2023 7:34 am
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I would hold a guys leg too if his massive foot was right next to my face! Absolutely ridiculous to pull “Suh move”

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April 17, 2023 11:26 pm
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Yes, Draymond’s incitement of the crowd is a huge issue. Does the NBA want to wait until security loses control over the fans in an arena?

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April 17, 2023 10:36 pm

We’ve got’em on the ropes. Let’s finish them!

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April 17, 2023 10:37 pm
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Way to do it in front of Floyd Mayweather

Warriors on the ropes, let’s keep it that way.

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April 17, 2023 10:36 pm

WE’RE UP 2-0 GOING INTO SAN FRANCISCO!!!!

It’s 10:34 pm, I’m not even close to finishing up packing for my trip starting tomorrow afternoon, and I’m probably going to bed late, but I don’t care. WE’RE UP 2-0 AGAINST THE WARRIORS WHEN EVERYONE WROTE US OFF EVEN BEFORE THE SERIES BEGAN!!! LET’S GET TWO MORE DUBS AND SHUT UP ALL THE DOUBTERS!!!

And lastly, a big f*ck you to Draymond Green.

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April 17, 2023 10:36 pm

Fook draymond.
Getting your leg grabbed doesn’t entitle you to stomp on someone’s stomach. And then to show no contrition and get into it with fans whilst Domas is still on the ground in pain is just bush league. Poole is a clown too as he was egging draymond on during that time.
The announcers didn’t call draymond out in real time, nor did the post game TNT crew. I’ve never seen a player with a longer leash, it’s as if it’s like “well it’s draymond just let him be.” He’s been harassing the refs non stop for two games but no technicals.

Sweep the duds!
🟣🔦

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April 17, 2023 10:37 pm

Steph Curry, perhaps the greatest shooter in NBA history, finished the night just 3-13 from 3. I guess you can say he had an… OFF NIGHT.

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April 17, 2023 11:28 pm
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THIS

Over and over THIS.

What a performance.

Davion is to the Kings what Michael “Coooooooooop” Cooper was to the Showtime Lakers.

LOVE OFF NIGHT

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April 17, 2023 11:37 pm
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Love the way Davion and Fox as well have been pushing up on Curry. Yeah, he still gets his little magical Curry shots from time to time but you can see the pressure they’re applying on him. Hell of an effort these first two games

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April 18, 2023 10:07 am
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And it wears Curry down!

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April 18, 2023 11:29 am
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I’m a little concerned that the whistle might come quick in games 3 and 4 for Fox and Davion if they are guarding Steph like this. I can just see GS sending in a tape to the league asking for the refs to allow Curry more daylight to operate.

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April 17, 2023 10:38 pm

In regards to the Draymond stomp, all this talk that “Sabonis held his foot” is moot IMO. If a player holds an arm (which happens all the time), does that give the right for the other player to punch them? Why isn’t what Draymond did considered the same as a punch?

If, and that’s a big IF, Sabonis has a cracked rib or similar injures, does Draymond play another game in this series? I say this because it wasn’t a common foul that caused an injury. It was a flagrant 2 that may have caused an injury.

For reference, Dillon Brooks was suspended last season for committing a flagrant 2 and on Gary Payton II that resulted in a broken bone. That play could be considered a basketball play that was excessive. What Draymond did tonight was not a play on the ball.

Here is the Brooks play that got a 1 game suspension last May.

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April 17, 2023 10:42 pm
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He should be suspended for the series.
He literally assaulted Sabonis.

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April 17, 2023 10:42 pm
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Yes, yes, yes but the NBA must of course consider TV ratings and star power in its discipline process.

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April 17, 2023 10:43 pm
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Adamsite,

If you recorded the game look at the play leading up to Draymond’s flagrant fouled. Thompson fouled Sabonis hard with his shoulder which knocked Domas to the ground. I am not so sure Domas grabbed Draymonds leg on purpose. Thompson shoulder fouls him and I think Domas pulls his arms up to his chest from that foul which caused his arm to go around Draymond’s leg reflexively.

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April 18, 2023 9:04 am
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The way I was seeing it was more of a “I’m on the floor, don’t step on me but maybe I can use you to get back up” move. Not the smartest probably, but I don’t see it as anything malicious.

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April 18, 2023 9:27 am
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Edit: Yep

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April 17, 2023 10:40 pm

We simply have too much stuff for the Dubs to take away. Watch Keegan show up in game 3.

I´m not easily impressed, but today I´m stunned at what this young team can do.

The Warriors and play-in teams were stumbeling over themselves to get the Kings in round 1. Now look what is about to happen to the defending champs. I bet they wish they could play Memphis right now.

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April 17, 2023 10:41 pm

Domas X-ray results have already leaked

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April 17, 2023 10:46 pm

That Domas dunk at the end was exactly what the kings needed and the Warriors deserve

Draymond with such a dirty play, so glad we go up 2-0 on those POS

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April 17, 2023 10:48 pm

I wanna do a quick shout out. I’ve watched the last two games in San Francisco in the Mission, and while people in the bars I’ve been in have fervently cheered for the Warriors, they have been respectful of the one Kings fan in the bar, and some have expressed that they’d cheer for the Kings in any situation but this. Do I want the Kings to beat their team into the ground? Yes. Am I glad I will be out of region for the next two games? Also yes. But respect to the people supporting our opponents but acting chill to the guy screaming for the Kings in their bars.

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April 17, 2023 10:54 pm
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Glad the fans have more class than some of their players. Warriors fans are kindred spirits with more recent success… until now

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April 17, 2023 11:03 pm
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I’ve been at both games, and, for the nost part, Warriors fans have cheered their team without being obnoxious, which is a lot different than I expected.

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April 17, 2023 11:04 pm
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I’m guessing you’re also 6’6 275lbs and smile like Keegan, amirite?

😛 Glad you’re enjoying the games. And in the Mission!

Which bar in the Mission?

(I used to live on 18th and Capp in the early 2000’s.)

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April 17, 2023 11:16 pm
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Lol six feet and 220, but even when I was screaming “what the fuck Draymond” they were pretty ok. Happy to represent hahah. I was at St. Mary’s Pub for the first and The Bar on Dolores for the second. Good folks in each. I’m out of state until Monday, but will report on atmosphere if the series last longer than that (and I’m thrilled
that the Kings could win before then!).

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April 18, 2023 9:15 am
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Agreed. I was at both games. For the most part just usual cheering and banter back and forth, just a few idiots on both sides trying to stir up something. At the end everyone has been pretty civil.

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April 17, 2023 10:51 pm

I wrote a poem:

Light the Beam
and fuck Draymond Green

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April 17, 2023 11:39 pm
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Make this a sign and put it in my front yard

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April 18, 2023 2:31 pm
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That might have to be my next tattoo…lol

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April 17, 2023 10:52 pm

LTB! LFG!

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April 17, 2023 11:06 pm
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Light The Beam!
Legdrop Fuckin’ Green?

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April 17, 2023 10:52 pm
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April 17, 2023 11:06 pm
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That’s hilarious, I can’t believe he thought he could blend in with the crowd without being noticed by Kings fans.

Also, a little further down the thread I came across for the first time the Fox mic’d up video from Game 1, that got me all pumped again for Game 3.

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April 17, 2023 11:19 pm
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April 18, 2023 9:55 am
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🤣 🤣 💀 💀

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April 17, 2023 11:42 pm
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Deafness ensues!

(yikes)

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April 17, 2023 10:54 pm

Davion Mitchell can’t be denied… literally.

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April 17, 2023 10:57 pm

It’s beautiful isn’t it?
The Warriors cheap play and weak antics broadcast to everyone who they think they have to be to beat the Kings.
This is who they are, it’s sad for them and empowering for the Kings.

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April 18, 2023 11:00 am
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Reminds me of sad Pistons shit from 30+ years ago when the Bulls swept them.

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April 17, 2023 10:58 pm

NBA basketball… Kings are getting trolled by Draymond Green and possibly the referees

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April 17, 2023 11:12 pm

Draydumb said he couldn’t get himself up to play the Kings. Hopefully he won’t get to suit up, either.

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April 17, 2023 11:18 pm

Davion put the clamps on Curry. 🔥
Those hedges and rotations in the 4th were ELITE.
Draymond needs a bacon cheeseburger before leaving Sac tonight.
Domas dunk at the end was a great way to say F*** you, come again.

Let’s paint SF purple y’all!

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April 17, 2023 11:23 pm

Heading to Chase Center up 2-0…

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April 17, 2023 11:44 pm
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Light the Beam!

Have fun 🙂

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April 17, 2023 11:32 pm

Good news on Domas. X-rays negative

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1648212055479189506

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April 17, 2023 11:42 pm
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Thank God. Once again, f*ck Draymond.

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April 17, 2023 11:52 pm
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Good.
And Green won’t be suspended, which takes away that excuse when we stomp on their chest, metaphorically of course.

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April 17, 2023 11:36 pm

I never thought the Kings could win this kind of gritty, physical game, with the Warriors playing like the 1980s Celtics and late 1980s, early 1990s Pistons (at least as much as they could get away with it).

But they did.

Just an amazing performance and when the game was on the line, the Warriors were the ones who lost their cool. Brown has the team focused, and prepared for whatever the Warriors will physically and mentally throw at them.

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April 17, 2023 11:42 pm

GREAT win. Hope Domas is fine. Green needs to be suspended at least one game.

2-0 and watching the duds dynasty crumble is priceless

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April 17, 2023 11:55 pm

This team barely seemed to keep anyone from getting wide open looks at the 3-point line all year long. And yet they are now playing…. defense?!?….

I saw a shot clock violation or two, a hurried shot off the side of the backboard, air balls, and EVERY Warriors player being harassed on the perimeter.

Sure there were a couple of breakdowns, but I would much rather live with a few broken plays that end up in a layup versus gifting the other team the momentum by allowing their shooters to do just that.

This may not be a great defensive team; but coach Brown knows the offense he’s up against and he has so far, in my estimation, installed the better scheme.

Death by a thousand Beams!!!!

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April 17, 2023 11:56 pm

Draymond Green is an absolute craptastic piece of amphibious shit. What a classless lowlife clown.

The Warriors are his enablers, their lack of class showed tonight. That shine they used to have is coming right off. Not too surprising. Their ending is coming, they know it, and there’s a lot of people that simply werent prepared to write their obituary. The series isn’t really over yet, but this was an ugly affair in pretty much all ways.

As far as the game, defense, tenacity and poise. The Kings had a lot of it and wouldn’t let any of the antics (these aren’t new by Dray Day) stop them. I’m still amazed Domas finished the game, and I’m curious as to why the X-Ray’s were taken at all. Hopefully it was precautionary in case there was something problematic.

Otherwise, yall know the drill. Warriors scored 39 points off 3’s, 15 points off FTs and 52 points off 2’s (40 in the paint). Thats the 3 main area’s of emphasis (3’s, paint points and FTs) comes out to 94 total points of the 106 total.

Kings scored 27 points off 3’s, 21 points at the FT line, and 62 points off 2’s (54 in the paint). Focusing on the 3 main area’s, that’s 110 of 114 points.

25 to 9 points off turnovers advantage Sac. 20 to 9 2nd chance points advantage Sac.

All in all a gritty tough win that many thought this team was incapable of. I guess, for at least one night anyway, that answers that.

Onto game 3.

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April 18, 2023 12:07 am

That was some surprisingly great defense by the Kings. Hopefully they keep that up since it’d give them a good chance of sweeping GS, which would be awesome.

Fuck Draymond. I hope he’s suspended.

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April 18, 2023 12:19 am

Let’s get this done in 4!

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April 18, 2023 3:07 am

DRAYMOND GREEN BIG STOMP

WARRIORS CHANCES WHOMP WHOMP

LIGHT THE BEAM KINGS ROMP

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April 18, 2023 4:46 am

The Kings caused that meltdown. When the Warriors look back on how they lost this series, one of the first things that will come to mind is how Draymond lost his shit in Game 2. What a bitch ass way to see their dynasty die.

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April 18, 2023 5:44 am

Unfortunately had to miss the game, but did see that AI generated image of Draymond kicking/stomping Sabonis. I tell you, those things look so real nowadays. But not even Draymond would be that dirty and stupid.

Glad the Kings one though. What a time to be alive.

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April 18, 2023 7:56 am

If Kings are going to slow down Curry, don’t try 45 feet from the basket where the defender (notably Davion) repeatedly gets caught on ultra-high screens and Curry goes downhill while rest of defenders are on the perimeter. Let Curry shoot all night from 45 feet.

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April 18, 2023 9:52 am

As insane as it seems to write this, you don’t leave Curry alone once he crosses midcourt. All he needs is to see the basket clearly, the distance is almost irrelevant to him.

Besides, if it ain’t broke…

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April 18, 2023 10:04 am

I think Davion’s harassment of Curry even in full court will wear Curry down over the course of a game and series. The Kings have big advantages in youth and depth. They should use both advantages. Full-court, three-quarter court, and half-court pressure on Curry are part of this. This series is the downfall of the old dynasty. And the rise of a new. . . ?

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April 18, 2023 8:37 am

incredible response by the Kings after the Green incident.

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April 18, 2023 9:15 am

Call me crazy, but I dont want Draymond suspended. I want the Kings to junk punch the Dubs right out of the first round with a full squad. No excuses can be made.

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April 18, 2023 10:41 am
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I’m in agreement here.

Although, I really don’t care about having to hear the Warriors’ fans excuses for years to come if it means the Kings are going to the next round.

That being said, the series is never over until it is.

Looking to keep things classy and not talk trash or worry about to other team’s antics. Hoping the Kings just go about their business and get the wins. Talk trash when they are eliminated.

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April 18, 2023 11:28 am
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I think the longer Draymond is out there, the more people get hurt, and there’s a possibility a kings player loses their cool and retaliates and then has actual repercussions taken against them, cause they play for the Kings and not the Warriors. But I’m sure Coach is telling his players to not let Draymond get under their skin. It’s just rough all around and I don’t want a player to get hurt cause Green thinks he’s playing for the WWE

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April 18, 2023 12:19 pm

I don’t know why nobody has made the simple observation that Domas out Draymond’d Draymond. Like, subtle things like grabbing a player’s leg or bumping them off their feet are things Draymond has been doing his ENTIRE career. Heck, just go to YouTube and search “Draymond grabs leg” and you’ll see him grabbing Aaron Gordon’s leg! Like i haven’t heard one talking head acknowledge that like Sabonis could basically have been watching old Draymond clips and taking notes for the gamesmanship he’s been displaying. I love Draymond, warts and all, but I feel like even he has to tip his hat and acknowledge that maybe it’s just the young guys improving on his old tricks.

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