It’s pretty simple: The Warriors can’t shoot right now.
It’s also mind-boggling, considering the Warriors, well, usually can shoot pretty spectacularly.
The Warriors, bothered by the Cavaliers’ stingy defense and some Aussie dude named Matthew Dellavedova (rhymes with Matthew Sharapova), shot 39.8 percent in Game 2. They followed that up with a whole 0.2 percent improvement, shooting 40 percent in Game 3. Heck, the Dubs went 22.9 percent from three-point land in Game 2.
Pardon my French, but what the hell is going on?!
A lot has been made about Curry’s struggles shooting the Spalding ball (and Dellavedova’s defense), but his supporting cast hasn’t exactly been supportive, either. Draymond Green is shooting 26.7 percent this series while hoisting up 10 shots per game. Harrison Barnes was pretty solid until Game 3, when he went 0-for-8. And Festus Ezeli—Festus Ezeli—got six shots in Game 3.
Here’s another fun stat: The Warriors lost Game 3 despite grabbing—wait for it—18 offensive rebounds.
Also, LeBron James is a scary, scary human being.
Curry’s barrage in the fourth quarter of Game 3 does give Dubs fans some hope—and I still believe the Dubs are the better team overall—but the Dubs need to either a) start playing more physical ball b) not let physical defense bother them and/or c) do both (Door No. C would be preferable).
And, my god, go away Matthew Dellavedova/Matthew Sharapova/Teen Wolf…just go away and leave us alone. You freakin’ had to go to the hospital after Game 3 and you’re still here.