Golden State on the brink… , is a miracle possible?￼
Will this season’s ‘Curry’s Great Adventure’ end like this? The defending champion, the Golden State Warriors, is in jeopardy. Golden State lost 101-104 in the 4th round of the 2nd round against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on the 9th (Korean time). At the moment when the series record becomes 1 win and 3 losses, this season will end if only one more loss is lost. On the other hand, to advance to the next round, you have to add a whopping 3 wins. Above all, this is why the loss in Game 4 feels so painful.
The Lakers, who showed a clear upward trend from the second half, are making a clear ‘one-two punch’ with ‘King’ LeBron James (38‧206cm) as Anthony Davis (30‧208cm) of the ‘Seagull’ is clearly revived. In addition, by meeting the trade deadline and recruiting a large number of real players, the quality and quantity of the player base has increased significantly.
It is evaluated that the players can be selected and used according to the situation at the time, so that no matter what team they face, they will not be pushed out of the match. In Game 4, LeBron scored 27 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists, and Davis flew with 23 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals. In addition, Ronnie Walker supported the back with 15 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
On the other hand, Golden State led the team with Stephen Curry (35‧188cm) recording a triple-double with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists, but despite his best performance, he lowered his head. In the case of the Lakers, the constant one-two punch did its job, and the other players also performed stable play in their respective positions.
On the other hand, in Golden State, players who should be constant, such as Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, excluding Curry, failed to play their role. Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points and 4 rebounds, and Gary Payton Jr. played a role with 15 points (3 3-point shots) and 5 rebounds, but Thompson, Green, and Poole showed below-average performance, so they were unable to withstand a close game with the Lakers. couldn’t
Jordan Poole in particular is truly terrifying. Poole, who is a key sixth man in the team and often plays as a starter depending on the situation, tried 4 field shots that day and all failed, ending up scoreless. He committed only two mistakes with empty hands that were not filled with anything. Although he was a player with many ups and downs, it is true that he was too sluggish when considering his position in the team.
Considering the fact that the game was decided by a narrow score difference, it is highly likely that the win or loss would have been different even if the pool had only succeeded in 2-3 field goals. Paul’s jumping performance continued throughout the playoffs. There was a difference in degree until the 5th game of the 1st round against the Sacramento Kings, but it was not mentioned to a serious level.
However, he has not been of much help in the subsequent game against the Lakers, including scoring only single digits in games 6 and 7. Scoring 21 points in the first game of the second round was the only game that played a role. Due to his unpredictable ups and downs in performance, fans are also calling him ‘Wonderland’s Pool’, comparing it to Japanese animations that were quite popular in Korea in the past.
Of course, it can be absurd to find Golden State’s unfortunate performance only from Poole. However, it is true that the difference in performance between good times and bad times was too great, and above all, it should not be overlooked that he is a player who signed a huge 140 million won contract for 4 years in October of last year. This is because Golden State chose pool as the team’s present and future. He doesn’t know about other things when he thinks about his expectations or salary, but he does his part in scoring to some extent, and only when he relieves Curry’s burden can Golden State breathe again.
Currently, the chances of Golden State defeating the Lakers and passing the second round are very low. In the history of the playoffs, the team that led the best-of-seven series with 3 wins and 1 loss has a 95.3% chance of winning. Furthermore, it is evaluated that the Lakers are getting better with each game, so there are no gaps.
Given the rollercoaster ride of every game except for Curry, they may have to hope for a miracle to turn the series around. It seems possible only when the performance of Thompson, Green, and Pool rises sharply enough to embarrass the rising Lakers토토사이트, . Of course, it is not that there are no cases where a team that was driven to 1 win and 3 losses managed to turn around.
It has been played 13 times in history, one of which was by Golden State. However, it is still true that if you look at the probability (4.7%), you do not have high expectations. As mentioned earlier, in a series where both teams clash in an all-out war like the playoffs, it is difficult for only one player to win. Curry did the same on that day, and Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets also recorded a triple-double, but the team lost because they could not block Phoenix’s double shot.
Golden State’s sluggishness can be seen just by looking at the team’s 3-point shot. In the position of Golden State, which has no choice but to be pushed in the post fight, the 3-point shot, which is the team color and the greatest weapon, must explode. The great victory in Game 2, in which 21 3-pointers were shot with a 50% chance, proves this. On the other hand, in the 3rd and 4th games, there were only 13 (29.5%) and 12 (29.3%), respectively. It is pointed out that, if not as much as the second game, the success rate should be raised to at least 40% in order to shake the Lakers’ defense and take the flow of the game.
Golden State and Curry have made the impossible possible in many big games. Such achievements accumulated, and today’s famous family was born. Will the golden warriors driven to the edge of the cliff be able to use miracles in this series as well? , Fans are looking forward to the ‘Legend of Reversal’ that will be talked about in the future.