(To the tune of "Everything is Awesome" from the Lego Movie)
Everything is awful
Everything is bad when you're a fan of this team
Everything is awfuuuul
And you wish it was a dream
The Golden State Warriors crushed/destroyed/mutilated/vaporized/pick any negative adjective-d the Memphis Grizzlies at Oracle Arena by a score of 119-69. Here's my three notes from the game that you probably turned off at halftime:
1) Pretty much everybody saw this coming
I checked my Twitter timeline right before tipoff, aaaaaand...
Time for pain. Lots and lots of pain.— GM Justin C. Sims (@BigSim50) November 3, 2015
Fridge full of beer. I think I am fully prepped for a 30 point loss.— Ben Brown (@BenTBrown) November 3, 2015
I'm not excited for what's about to take place.— Jonah Jordan (@Jmj247Sports) November 3, 2015
...Well, everybody pretty much hit the nail on the head here. Either everybody I follow is a fortune teller (possible!), or it's just becoming really obvious that the Warriors are both an atrocious matchup and an incredibly, absurdly damn good basketball team, and it's becoming easy to see these sorts of things coming.
2) Matt Barnes can apparently swat fools
Matt Barnes has been in the NBA for 13 seasons. Matt Barnes has averaged 0.5 blocks per game over that long career. Matt Barnes had blocked exactly zero shots in the first three games of the season. Matt Barnes then decides to go out on the road against the best team in the league and SWAT FOOLS LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW.
He blocked three shots in relatively quick succession in the first half, the most notable of which was followed by a rebound and then a corner three at the other end.
This play really effectively shows in six seconds what Barnes brings to the table for Memphis this season. The blocked shots aren't going to be there every night and he's no Stephen Curry from beyond the arc, but he's a solid defender who's also decent from distance, and occasionally he's going to put the two together in quick succession like this.
3) I wouldn't get too down about this loss
The Grizzlies, to be blunt, played like garbage. They shot 26-for-96. That's 27 percent.
That's partially due to the Warriors' defense, but a lot of this was self-inflicted, and the Grizzlies would've gotten blown out by any team in the league playing the way that they did. That being said, Memphis could've played their best game of the season and they still would've lost, and it might've still been a blowout.
I don't have words to describe how awesome the Warriors are, and in the first half they were at their best. And the game was in Oracle. If the Warriors are at the peak of their powers at home you have no shot, and that's just the cold reality of the situation. There's no excuse for the blowout being as bad as it was, but at the end of the day a loss is a loss. Whatever. There's a game in Sacramento Tuesday night. Let's just focus on that and pretend that all of this never happened.