Well, that’s going to hurt for a while. hopefully the warriors of the golden state can bounce off it denver nuggets on Thursday night, because his game on Wednesday against the minnesota timber wolves bites

The Dubs played very well through three quarters and held a 14-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Playing against one of the best teams in the league, on the road, they seemed in control. And then his offense got beyond sloppy, his defense forgot how to contain his former teammate D’Angelo Russell, and the game went into overtime. There, Russell moved quickly, giving the Warriors a clear lead.

They wasted that advantage, and lost 119-114.

So now let’s rate the players. As always, the ratings are based on my expectations for each player, with “B” representing that player’s average game play.

Note: The shooting percentage (TS) is a scoring efficiency metric that takes into account 3-pointers and free throws. Entering games on Wednesday, the league average TS was 57.9%.

dramond green

39 minutes, 10 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 5 turnovers, 3 fouls, 5 of 10 shots, 0 of 3 3-pointers, 50.0% TS, -6

Something very strange happened in this game: Green and Steph Curry were not on the same page. They had multiple plays where they were just on completely different pages and since their relationship is usually Green passing Curry, it resulted in a ton of turnovers for Dray.

I’m willing to overlook some of the turnovers for him, because his disconnection felt more like Curry’s than Dray’s. There were a few times when Green passed the ball to a place that he expected Curry to go to, and Curry never went there.

It was weird to see.

Either way, it was a below-average game on Dray’s offense, but I still thought he was one of the better players on the team. They played pretty solid defense on the road, which he was in front of, and he bounced around like he was going out of style.

grade B

Post Game Bonus: He led the team in rebounding.

Andrew Wiggins

35 minutes, 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 turnovers, 2 fouls, 7 of 13 shots, 1 of 4 three-pointers, 1 of 2 free throws, 57.6% TS, -8

Offensively, this was a step in the right direction for Wiggins, though he has yet to have a game scoring efficiency above league average since his superstar performance against the Los Angeles Lakers. houston rockets on December 3, when he suffered his adductor injury.

Wiggins, in particular, was not on the court in the final minutes of regulation … at least not until within the last minute. He looks healthier and more athletic, but still doesn’t pack much of an impact.

Props to him for the seven rebounds. He hadn’t had more than five boards in his last 12 games.

Grade B-

steph curry

43 minutes, 29 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 4 turnovers, 5 fouls, 8 of 21 shots, 5 of 12 3-pointers, 8 of 9 free throws, 58.1% TS, -5

For most gamers, this would be one of their best games of the year. But for Curry we were quite disappointed. He was dynamic from the start, with circus shots, aggression and jaw-dropping 3s.

But as the game went on he got sloppy and sloppy. He miscommunicated with Green on multiple occasions, had some inexcusable turnovers late on, and took a not-so-great shot to try and win the game late in regulation. As the offense began to fade, his defense suffered as he began to reach.

He just seemed puzzled. I’ll be curious to see if Kerr gives him a bye for Thursday’s game or not. A little rest might do him good… but then again, getting back on the horse and destroying everyone might as well.

Grade: C

Post Game Bonus: He led the team in points.

klay thompson

40 minutes, 14 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, 1 foul, 3 of 13 shots, 2 of 7 three-pointers, 6 of 6 free throws, 44.8% TS, +2

Pretty rough play from Klay, though I do want to point out how much he’s been on the glass lately. He just never had any kind of rhythm in this game, although he did a good job getting to the free throw line.

Grade: D+

jordan poole

32 minutes, 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 turnovers, 3 fouls, 4 of 13 shots, 1 of 5 three-pointers, 9 of 10 free throws, 51.7% TS, -9

Poole’s energy was enormous in this game. He had some key offensive aggression plays that really acted as a spark plug. He flew into the lane for rebounds and to keep the balls alive, and he was an aggressive passer. I thought his defense was pretty solid.

Unfortunately, his shot selection and execution wasn’t great. But I liked the rest of the game about him.

Grade B-

Post Game Bonus: Tied for the team lead in assists, team worst plus/minus.

jonathan kuminga

15 minutes, 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 turnover, 4 fouls, 4 of 8 shots, 1 of 2 3-pointers, 1 of 2 free throws, 56.3% TS, -4

Kuminga has really had a foul problem lately … he’s got 29 in his last seven games. He brought good energy in this game, but I thought he was a little out of control. He’s still way above where he was earlier in the season, but he wasn’t a huge impact player this one.

Grade B-

kevon looney

28 minutes, 10 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 4 fouls, 4 of 5 shooting, 2 of 2 free throws, 85.0% ST, +12

Looney may have moved to the bench, but he has done nothing to lessen his impact on the game. With Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns on the sidelines, Looney absolutely eats up this game, at every phase. And as a result, he was on the court as part of the closing lineup, which was great to see.

Grade A

Post Game Bonus: He led the team in more/less.

antonio cordero

7 minutes, 0 points, 1 assist, 1 foul, 0 of 1 shots, 0 of 1 three-pointers, 0.0% TS, 0 plus/minus

Lamb is very near the end of his two-way contract days … but he also seems to be getting cut from the rotation a bit. His minutes have really been dwindling. At some point, the Warriors need to upgrade them or add other players to the rotation, because he’s too early in the season to play just a few players.

Still, Lamb seemed lost in his limited minutes.

Grade: C-

Donte Di Vincenzo

25 minutes, 7 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover, 1 foul, 3 of 7 shots, 1 of 4 three-pointers, 50.0% TS, -7

DDV was pretty solid, if not spectacular, in almost every phase of the game. He’s an amazing bench player, and he looks amazing when the Warriors play well, and a little boring when they don’t.

grade B

Post Game Bonus: Tied for the team lead in assists.

Wednesday’s DNP: Patrick Baldwin Jr., JaMychal Green, Moses Moody, James Wiseman

Idle Wednesday: André Iguodala, Ty Jerome, Ryan Rollins

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