Atlanta Hawks vs Golden State Warriors
Atlanta Hawks - Golden State Warriors
Steph Curry is back. He made his comeback two days ago and it wasn't the way he wanted to be.
"I've had great games after missing substantial time before," Curry said. "Tonight was not like that. It was just more being really antsy in times when I got the ball in my hands, feeling like I had to make something happen. I didn't really force much, it was just the timing was off. My teammates were doing a great job trying to find me and getting me going. I think a little bit of that kind of worked against us if I wasn't able to finish possessions. Everybody was doing a little bit too much sacrificing and that happens at times when your lineups change and things like that, but we'll adjust back to how we normally play. Everybody will continue to be aggressive and confident and we'll get back to Warrior basketball."
"It was two different halves," Curry said. "The first half I was going 100 miles an hour but just didn't have the right timing. Wasn't seeing the floor very well or seeing the rim very well for that matter. The second half was better, a little more aggressive, decisive, and obviously seeing some shots go down. Just gaining confidence and feeling good so I'm sure that will carry over every game."
CURRY RETURN 1ST HALF 2ND HALF
Minutes 19 18
Points 7 20
FG 2/9 8/12
3s 0/5 3/4
"A little rust at first, but that's going to happen," Warriors teammate Klay Thompson said. "It's really hard to get out the gate and do what you've been doing for years. But he obviously picked it up the second half and was his usual self and I expect him to be great for us the rest of the road trip and beyond. He's such an amazing talent I don't think I need to speak on that."
"I think he looked good," Durant said. "He caught his rhythm later obviously. But how many games is it that he'd been out? Eleven. You want to come in and you want to play well. You kind of want to be aggressive as soon as you get into the game, and I like his aggressiveness. His body looked great, wind looked great, it's a matter of time before he gets into the flow of the NBA game. Even MVPs like that it might take more than just a game -- for him it's probably a half to really get in the flow of things. But I'm expecting next game for us to come out and play better."
Well ... after two consecutive losses I think the Dubs are kind of frustrated. And they will come out big tonight. And Atlanta is the perfect victim for Curry to set up his game (against rookie Trae Young which will present no real resistance in defense) and we will see the Warriors firing up from the start, in order to leave behind the last games' frustrations.
Though Curry over 27.5 points is a valuable bet to me for this game, I think the very best is Warriors -6 HT, as I expect them to take a double digits lead aftar half the match.
Let's go green!
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Atlanta Hawks vs Golden State Warriors prediction
|Golden State Warriors -6 at half time||Pinnacle||1.94||9||47-61 WON (+8.46 units)|