There was not much at stake in this game; at worst, the Warriors would have faced Game 5 at home, where they have not lost since the Wilson administration. But instead they came out firing on all cylinders, with Draymond Green going for 20, 5, and 6 in the first half, Steph Curry doing Steph Curry things, and everybody else chipping in here and there.
For the first time in these playoffs it felt like it was OK to just have fun. I was watching at my buddy Matt’s house in Alameda, where the whiskey flows like water, and we had a good old time. This was not a blowout, exactly – the Pelicans got it to within 7 in the 4th quarter – but the game never seemed to really be in doubt, and it was not as close as the final score indicates.
Now the Dubs will have at least a week off before they face their next opponent, most likely the Memphis Grizzlies, who are up 3-0 on the Portland Trail Blazers at the moment. There may be more to say in the meantime, but R&R is the order of the day; there’s a long way to go still.