Hijacked: Pacers 108 Warriors 94

My recap of this game has been posted on the Golden State of Mind Warriors blog.  Comment here or there as you like, I will be checking both.

4 Responses to Hijacked: Pacers 108 Warriors 94

  1. You hit the nail on the head w/your analysis on Monta. Fact is that he’s not the player he used to be — before the disgusting and stupid tatoos. He got his shot blocked by that white guy on the Clippers — even Barnett commented on that. His ankle is not the same, and it has robbed him of that explosiveness — which was the whole reason he was/is an NBA player. Everyone’s hating on Rowell these days, but maybe he should’ve voided the contract after all and follwed through on his threat. The orgasnization owes this guy $40 million over the next 4 years. That means, of course, that fans will get charged and have to pay up.

  2. Glad someone else is seeing it, James. Thought maybe I was losing my mind. Not that I’m happy he’s no longer the player he was. I loved watching him play two years ago.

    I wonder how much of the fury he seems to be barely containing these days has to do with the fact that he can no longer do the things that he used to on the court?

  3. Hard to know about Monta’s demeanor — he seems like a pretty restrained guy — not a rah rah type. Ellis was clearly happier with Baron taking the headlines and serving as the organization’t front man. He was also a lot of fun to watch before the injury. I’d be frustrated too if I was him. The NBA is a pretty unforgiving place — when teams figure out he can’t beat them off the dribble, the gig will really be up for him. He’s already a small 2 guard; definitely not a point. And he makes too much money to move. Do I hear Adonal Foyle beckoning here?

    Watching a bit of the Lakers – Suns tonight — two real teams that are all, all in. The Suns really have surprisingly become a good team — the limitations of the individual talent is ovecome by the gelling of the team. It helps to have a guy like Nash who, like Ginobli, leads by example. But that’s not enough — meaning that everyone has to be committed to excellence and high standards. My old team, the 76ers had it for awhile in the latter 3rd of the Dr. J era when Cunningham took over as coach. But the Ws don’t seem committed to much of anything. I’d like to see Magette just once act enthusiastic and complemnt a teammate for feeding him a good pass. How could you not be committed for the amount of money they’re making. It’s a mystery.

  4. That was a great sixers team. I sense we are contemporaries :>

    I believe the Warriors can look forward to the kind of chemistry the Suns are displaying now,… once Stephen Curry is installed as the leader of the team. Unfortunately, it looks like it will be a long messy process getting to that point.