The Golden State Warriors (GSW) were by far the leader in assists and team play in the 2016-2017 season with 30.1 average assists per game, way ahead of second place Boston who had 25.5.
In the critical Game 3 of the 2017 Finals between GSW and the Cleveland Cavaliers (Cavs), GSW who won in the closing minutes, had 29 assists versus the Cavs 17. Interestingly, GSW had more assists than the Cavs in each quarter except in the third, the only quarter that ended with the Cavs ahead.
I also think I see a pattern with GSW, at least in the playoffs, which is a tendency when things get hot and heavy, to move away, like many teams do I imagine, from team play and assists to one-man-show heroics, often in desperate 3-point attempts. In Game 3, GSW stormed out of the gate in the first quarter with 13 assists versus the Cavs 4 assists and GSW lead at the end of the quarter 39-32. But from there GSW’s assists went down to 8 in the second quarter and 4 in each of the last two quarters.
GSW’s leaders in assists in Game 3, Green, Curry, and Iguodala, went from multiple assists in the first half to one assist each in the second half and GSW almost lost. I think moving away from team play and assists is why GSW lost to the Cavs in 2016.
Rebounding is another key to GSW’s success, rebounding 44 times versus the Cavs 37 in Game 3. GSW rebounding stayed steady throughout the game. Though important, turnovers don’t seem to be as critical as assists to GSW. In Game 3 GSW turned the ball over more than the Cavs.
If GSW “dances with what brung ’em” and keeps up the team play and assists throughout Game 4, they should win. The key is not panicking and going into one-man-show heroics. They need to play all loosey goosey and play their game – the most fun team to watch in the NBA because it is full of passing and team play.
Ref: Article by Nicolas Loris and Katie Tubb from the Daily Signal
4 Reasons Trump Was Right to Pull Out of the Paris Agreement
Comments by Jim Newell:
Four Reasons I Think Trump Was Right to Pull Out of the Paris Agreement:
- U.S. agreement to the Paris Accord is illegal because it is unconstitutional and, therefore, it is an unenforceable agreement in the U.S. It is unconstitutional because the Constitution does not authorize the feds to regulate commerce because of “climate change” or global warming”.
- The Paris Accord is immoral because it violates God-given individual freedom and God-sanctioned national sovereignty in the interests of those who want to obtain power and benefit over individuals and nations.
- Besides being illegal in the U.S. and immoral, the Paris Accord and its BASIS is greatly flawed because “global warming” and “climate change” due to man’s activities is contrary to the weight of evidence but rather is being used as an excuse to further the Leftist agenda of weakening national sovereignty in order to promote global totalitarian government.
- Besides being illegal in the U.S. and immoral, the Paris Accord and its EFFECT is greatly flawed as it economically weakens the nation as pointed out by Trump and the referenced Daily Signal article.
God bless President Donald Trump who is helping to begin the process of restoring America’s Free Constitutional Republic.
Ref: By TMZ 5/31/17 Barron Trump Thought Kathy Griffin’s Beheaded Trump Image Was His Dad
Comment by Jim Newell:
This action by Kathy Griffin could be grounds for a lawsuit for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress to a Third-Party Relative (Barron) which requires
1) intent or reckless disregard of risk of severe emotional distress (SED)
2) extreme and outrageous conduct that exceeds all tolerated bounds of civil society that was directed at the victim
3) action caused third-party relative (Barron) severe emotional distress
*check* (if Barron actually thought that was his dad)
Kathy Griffin better lawyer up and I hope the Trump family goes after her HARD. Make an example of her and by doing so, back off these decrepit Leftists.
Note: I am normally not litigious. I graduated from law school but one of the reasons I didn’t pursue being a lawyer was I hated the idea of seeking litigation. Way too many lawsuits and way too many lawyers. However, this would be legit IMO.
Also, it appears she didn’t violated any criminal law that I know of. She showed a disgusting picture of Trump. No comment or threats. One might say the threat was implied. But an actionable threat against a public figure must be more than just a staged media event which this was. Nothing criminally actionable that I can see but Trump’s son represents an actionable issue IMO and I think he should pursue it.
House Republicans put a political poison pill in the health care bill they passed last week. Moreover, the House GOP leadership is adamant on a tax boost that will slam working families. Unless corrected by Senate Republicans, these two blunders will let Democrats win back the House next year.
A handful of Republicans in the House and some conservative activist groups derailed the first GOP attempt to pass health care reform. Here the head of one of these groups explains how they helped make last week’s bill a much better one.
In an exercise reminiscent of the old theological debates over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, congressional Republicans are artificially blocking themselves from pushing a big tax cut. We explain.
Although he was unable to overthrow America’s Free Constitutional Republic and America’s free and open society in the short time he was in the White House, Obama did a lot of damage. In the short space of about eight years, Obama did everything he could to accelerate Islamic infestation in America.
It is astonishing how misinformed and gullible so many people seem to be about the threat of organized Islam. Organized Islam in America takes the form of the establishment of mosques, schools, clinics, shelters, and clubs, and necessitates learning the Quran, and learning and attempting to implement Shariah Law. http://shariahthethreat.org/a-short-course-1-what-is-shariah/a-short-course-12-the-muslim-brotherhood-in-america/
The Quran requires killing “infidels” (anyone who is not a Muslim). That right there should bring opposition from American citizens.
If that doesn’t do it, Shariah Law should. Shariah Law is utterly unconstitutional and, therefore, illegal law in the United States.
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.” U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 4.
Shariah Law is dictatorial and abhors the tenants of limited, decentralized, representative government embodied and required by the Constitution. It also abhors the traditional America values of a decent respect for individuals and individual freedom.
For these reasons, local, state, and/or the federal government must step in. Because of the violent and unconstitutional doctrines of the political-religious organization of Islam, government – local, state, and/or federal – should limit and monitor these organizations. Whichever of them are found to be advocating violence against Jews or any other American citizen and/or promulgating the implementation of unconstitutional Shariah Law, the organization should be disallowed. Sure there’ll be cries from the Lying left and clueless do-gooders about religious discrimination. But the truth is this is action against a political-religious organization whose doctrines of the Quran and Shariah Law
1) are a threat to the peace and safety of Americans and
2) do not assimilate into our Free Constitutional Republic but is dedicated to the overthrow of the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the land.
Thus, an Islamic organization is dangerous, illegal, and treasonous.
This is not a call against individual Muslims, it is a call against Islamic organizations that promote illegal, militant, and harmful actions against the peace, safety, and welfare of Americans and American society. Individual Muslim citizens should be respected as peace-loving Americans unless they prove they do not want to assimilate peacefully into our society and culture. However, those Muslims wishing to immigrate into our country must be “extremely” vetted to discover if they truly love America and want to live under her rules and will choose America’s rules especially when America’s rules conflict with the Quran or Shariah Law.
Read more in “Shariah – The Threat to America – The Muslim Brotherhood in America” http://shariahthethreat.org/a-short-course-1-what-is-shariah/a-short-course-12-the-muslim-brotherhood-in-america/
A neo-fascist is now in the runoff for the French presidency. Thankfully, an equally bad far-left extremist lost out to a sensible centrist for the other spot in the runoff.
This article is from Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. To view the original, click here: Imprimis.
In the weeks following the Citizens United ruling, the Left settled on a new strategy. If it could no longer use speech laws against its opponents, it would do the next best thing—it would threaten, harass, and intimidate its opponents out of participation.
While Washington politicians and their allies feast on our incomprehensible and corrupt tax system, we the people pay a fearful price in lost opportunities for a higher and healthier standard of living.