Warriors Win, What A Surprise

I was floored by the Warriors “comeback” series victory over Oklahoma City. I just saw a news flash where the Warriors defeated the Thunder 96-88. Sports media will tout this series as an all-time great series, whoever the Warriors leading scorer is will be touted as an all-time great player and the sports media will then tell you about the great matchup in The Finals.

My question is, how did the Thunder take a 3-1 series lead? ¬†Instead of touting the Warriors win as a tremendous victory for them, I view it as a monumental collapse by the Thunder. Ahead by seven at home in the 4th quarter in Game Six, the Thunder resorted to, as Charles Barkley put it, “heroball.” At some point heroball fails. Usually late in the 4th quarter of games with meaning.

Kevin Durant was a large reason why the Thunder got to the point where they had the 3-1 lead. He has to take a good hard look at why they failed to achieve victory, even though they had a chance to win all but one of the games in this series. His ball handling late in games was particularly poor, and late ball handling is where you have to put this series loss.

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About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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