OAKLAND, Calif. — It was always coming.
This was always going to happen at least once, probably twice, maybe even three more times, where the Warriors just crush. The Steph flurry happens and there’s nothing you can really do about it. You can try to lock in. You can try and run them off the 3-point line. But once the barrage comes, you almost just have to resign yourself to watching it.
Billy Donovan summarized the game well: “What happened? The ball went in the basket a lot.”
What’s difficult to digest is the how. The Thunder took a lead, 47-46, on a Dion Waiters corner 3. Then the Warriors finally turned it on, finishing the half on an 11-2 run that featured some 3s, a foul on a 3, and a wild and-1 from Andre Iguodala. It also featured two terrible shots from Russell Westbrook, and the Thunder trailed 57-49 at half. Considering they were down 13 at the half of Game 1, which finished on a Curry splash from deep, the deficit really shouldn’t have rattled the Thunder. Keep Reading…