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DeMarcus Cousins: "Man, I took some licks tonight. I mean, it's part of the game." He chuckled: "I took some blows tonight."
Steve Kerr and Tom Tolbert in the media guide together http://t.co/qrfWU9tyyH
I love analytics. I use them all the time. But two games in similar situations in the same park in the same postseason are fair to compare.
Lester-ragers, just ask yourselves this: You really think there is no evidence that Bumgarner would've won that wild-card game w/7-3 lead?
A's fans accusing me of "trolling" you: These are two high-profile LH pitchers. In elimination games vs. KC. Facts. (And don't folo me.)
If you just want to decide the games by computer simulation, be my guest. I'll go ahead and watch the players compete, thanks.
INCREDIBLE anger out there. You guys really don't want to believe outcomes matter. I get it. But I sorta think they do.
Lots of Lester fans out there. I'm not saying he's a bad pitcher. Just noting those were the LAST TWO KC elimination games. Outcomes matter.
Been flying day, so many might have already pointed that out. But the two very different outcomes in KC elimination games just struck me.
Jon Lester: Can't protect a 7-3 lead at KC on 4 days' rest... Madison Bumgarner: 5-inning save protecting 3-2 lead at KC on 2 days' rest.
Even though the season has started, I'm told Klay Thompson is still willing to iron out an extension before the deadline
Sports writing took me to odd places for SFG clinches: 2010 Hartford airport. 2012 Comerica by way of Madison, Wis. 2014 Sleep Train Arena
What's crazy about Giants' 3rd World Series win in 5 years is that it just feels so random. Then again, it's not.
If need be, Bumgarner could probably give you another three or four innings in Game 8.
K correction...parade tomorrow anyone?
Parade today anyone?
I'm in the Denver airport and I'm just realizing that my shoes smell like champagne. A lot.
This Warriors defense hasn't dropped off. Having Curry as a pesky, doubling, passing-lane invader adds another layer (instead of hiding him)
Stop saying that was good ball movement. It was sloppy offense. Even Warriors know it. It's early
Andrew Bogut: "This is foreign ground for us. We usually would succumb to the adversity if it hadn’t been working (early on)."
Wasn't pretty but we got the job done tonight. Feels good to be back with the team.
OK that's it for me from tonight. That was a great clubhouse scene. Total exhaustion mixed with jubilation and awe over what Bumgarner did.
Posey was thrilled and emotional and he was EXHAUSTED, folks. Just dead tired, dragging and incredibly happy this was over.
Clubhouse moment: As Posey is talking about Bumgarner's place in history, the first notes of "Fire on the Mountain" start blasting. Perfect.
Andrew Bogut: "It was one of those games that I think last season that we would have let slip or come close to letting slip."
Bruce Bochy beaming next to a non-beaming Bumgarner and the MVP trophy http://t.co/MifzlSfhxX
By the way, Tim Lincecum offered me some champagne in the clubhouse. Didn't take any, but that was very nice of him. Didn't even splash me.
Buster Posey, is this a dynasty? "In today’s game, if it’s not, it’s as close as you’re going to get."
Righetti: "But once it builds, you just go with it." Righetti said key was Bumgarner didn't over-throw as starters sometimes do in relief.
Did Righetti plan for Bumgarner to go the last 5 innings? "No. We were hoping he bridges the gap to our 3 other relievers that we trust...
Carlos Boozer had 8 turnovers in 23 minutes. That is wonderfully awful.
Dave Righetti on communications w/Bumgarner: " I just looked him after the eighth, he looked at me, goes ‘yeah,’ and I said, ‘You’re in.’"
Steve Kerr lost his voice in his first game.
24 points on 7-16 shooting, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists … When is Curry going to start playing for real?
Now Curry is just being mean
then picking up his 5th foul reaching at the other end
Curry weaving through traffic, finishing in the lame
Alex Gordon is going to regret stopping at 3rd
McLemore looks like he's playing his first NBA game
Change in the scoring: Affeldt gets the win, Bumgarner gets the save.
Posey on Bumgarner in these playoffs: "I think you’re going to be hard-pressed to ever find a postseason performance like this ever again."
Through 3 quarters, Iguodala is +17, Green is +15, Curry/Thompson are +13, Barnes +11
Livingston has completed one practice and one in-practice scrimmage as he recovers from toe surgery.
More Posey on the emotions: "And I was really tired, too. That probably had something to do with it."
Shaun Livingston checks in
Shaun Livingston is checking in for Stephen Curry.
Draymond Green is just good. Period
Posey admitted his hug of Bumgarner was about as emotional as he gets. "I know how historic the performance of Bumgarner was...
Posey: "I talked to him after his first inning, he was like, ‘Yeah, I just gotta get loose a little bit.’ And he did."
More Posey: "He wasn’t missing his spots, the velo was picking up...
Posey on Bumgarner: "I was thinking, ‘If he goes through seven, it’s going to be a great job.’ But I mean the guy wasn’t missing...
Draymond Green (9) and Stephen Curry (8) have half the Warriors' 34 rebounds
Sacramento subs in DeMarcus Cousins, and the Warriors counter with Mo Speights.
So how does Kerr get Barnes going? Post hip up.