Here is the opening to my Saturday column from Game 3 of the Warriors-Spurs series:

OAKLAND — The Warriors didn’t wait until double overtime to lose to San Antonio as they did in Game 1 of their playoff series. That wasn’t necessary. And they didn’t run the Spurs out of the building with 3-point shots and lightning bursts down the lane as they did in Game 2. That was out of the question.

Reality made an appearance at Oracle Arena Friday night, a return to what most basketball fans would consider the normal order of things. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 102-92 and took a 2-1 lead in this Western Conference semifinal series.

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  1. Stan

    If Bogut and Beidrens got into a game of HORSE it would be straight out of a Monty Python sketch. The two of them at the free throw line would be a basketball “Minister of silly walks”, or the Nitwits playing cricket ..take your pic. The Big Eucalyptus at the foul line shot like his mama was being held for ransome..too much pressure.
    The one time he took a decent hook shot? It was unstoppable and good. I will say it again–when your 7′ why the hell are you taking “floater” shots? Who are you floating over? the 8′ ers??

    May 11th, 2013 7:50 am

  2. Stan

    BUT,let me make it perfectly clear that Bogy has been a great addition to the team.He might be the first ever Warrior to block a Duncan shot in Duncan’s career. He plays smart and fights for rebounds..that’s new to a Warrior C.
    And he was just great in “Casablanca”.

    May 11th, 2013 8:38 am

  3. DougA

    Lowell, you are trying too hard to inflame emotions which appears to make you a non-neutral journalist — aren’t you trying to avoid that? Maybe you are a closet fan of the W and you are overcompensating. “Kiddy guards”, “drunkenly” in describing players and their plays. Com’on, even you would have to admit that these unnecessary pejorative statements approach hyperbole. Make your point without theatrics, if you are a neutral journalist.

    May 11th, 2013 6:05 pm

  4. CohnZohn

    DougA, Thanks for the writing tutorial. I’m not exactly sure what point you are making, but I certainly like theatrics.

    May 11th, 2013 6:26 pm

  5. EatMyCumulous

    I fear they blew the series in game 1. Prove me wrong kiddie guards.

    May 11th, 2013 6:52 pm

  6. Evvy

    There is a new order of things. It may not be established in this series or this year but the Spurs are on borrowed time. Age catches up with everyone. The Warriors are young, inexperienced and still need to jump the shark. But if the core remains intact and stays healthy they have a bright future. One wherein they will contend every year. So put away your doomsday prognosticators and enjoy the trip from punch line to contender

    May 11th, 2013 8:49 pm

  7. CohnZohn

    Evvy, Where were my doomsday prognostications?

    May 11th, 2013 9:09 pm

  8. chris

    that was a painful game to watch after the feelgood game 2 win……what I saw was a game the Spurs played that was identical to what the Warriors did in game 2……the score was just about the same, Klay had the big first half to give the Warriors a comfortable lead just like Parker did for the Spurs in game 3……both players didnt do much in the second half and their teams hung on for the wins with solid defense……so it seems we’ve got two evenly matched teams trading punches right now with alot of rounds left……I think the Warriors still have a great chance to win the series…….Curry may be done having a big impact in this series but I think the Warriors can offset that by swarming Tony Parker who seems to be a one man team right now.

    May 11th, 2013 9:23 pm

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