Last night, I saw a great NBA game of the Sacramento Kings hosting the Golden State Warriors. (It was my birthday gift given to me from a good friend. He gave me lower level seats.) Everything was great, except the Dubs (nickname for Warriors) lost.
Here are some great plays from the Dubs shown below.
I assumed the Dubs will blowout the Kings. (I was wrong after all.) Things did not go their way.
Surprisingly, Kevin Durant of the Dubs scored only a total of 10 points. (It happens. We are human.) Coach Steve Kerr of the Dubs hated the horrible officiating from the referees, for the reason that, they ejected him on the 3rd quarter. (Coach Kerr rarely gets ejected.)
Assistant Coach Mike Brown replaced Coach Kerr. (I did not like how Coach Brown subbed Steph out when he was on fire in the 3rd quarter. Coach Brown placed him back late in the 4th quarter, but Steph was ice cold.)
Then again, Steph had many game-winnng shot opportunities. (He could not capitalize them.) 4 videos shown below.
If the Dubs won this game, I would not be talking about this. (A different scenario.) Importantly, DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings carried his team with nearly a triple-double.
On the last play of the game, I did not like the Dubs' offensive play. (Nobody moved without the ball. Sacramento Kings did not even need to work hard on their defense, then. Also, the ball was given to Draymond for the last shot.) Video shown below.
The Kings won, but I was able to see the former Sacramento Kings player, Doug Christie, after the game. Video shown below.
Other than be a game analyst, I was eavesdropping people near my seat.
During a timeout, one man to my left asked, "What's that?" I answered him, "That's a huge cowbell. That was started in the early 2000s when they always played against their rival, Los Angeles Lakers. Cowbells were supposed to loudly distract their opposing team." Then, he asked me, "Who is that?" I answered him, "That's the Kings' mascot, Slamson." (I assumed he is not a huge basketball fan.)
Behind me, I heard somebody yelling, "I'm so excited to watch this game. I hardly watch it." Then, he asked one of his friends, "Surprisingly, you're wide wake watching this game."
In this arena, I saw many Dubs' fans than Kings fans. (It reminded me of when Kobe and his Lakers visited the Kings. There will be a majority Laker fan-base than Kings. The tables have turned.)
Enough with analyzing and eavesdropping the game. Finally, the Kings have defeated the Dubs since 2013.
(Remember that Nickelodeon TV cartoon show, Doug)
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