Monthly Archives: January 2010

Pre-Game Jitters: Nets

The Warriors are -7.5 point favorites, dressing only 4 1/2 NBA players.  Huh? This can mean only two things. One, those 4 1/2 players are pretty good. And two, its the New Jersey Nets.   Continue reading

Respect: Nuggets 123 Warriors 118

Did you enjoy watching this game?  Does the effort that this skeleton Warriors team gave against the second best team in the West mean something to you as a fan?  It does to me. Every player on this Warriors team has earned my respect this season.       Continue reading

Pre-Game Jitters: Nuggets

Tonight the Warriors return to the team of the crime, if not the scene. Of course, this is not exactly the same team that the Warriors “defeated” in Denver.  Back from injury are Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups.  The Nuggets have been playing well since their return:  they’ve won three straight and five of six at home.

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MLK Day Miracle: Warriors 114 Bulls 97

Great win! My recap of this game is posted on Golden State of Mind.  Comment here or there as you like, I will be checking both.

No Quit: Bucks 113 Warriors 104

I know I’m repeating myself with my recap titles, but I can’t help myself. I admire what this Warriors team is doing in a time of extreme adversity.

My recap of this game is posted at Golden State of Mind.  Comment here or there as you like, I will be checking both.

Pre-Game Jitters: Bucks

Brandon Jennings v. The Warriors, part deux.  The last time the Bucks and the Warriors met, the Bucks rookie point guard went for 55 points, and became the toast of the rookie class.  Remember that?  Since that day, Jennings has fallen back to earth, shooting only 36%.  Wasn’t that the rap on him before the draft?

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New Wave: Heat 115 Warriors 102

I’m depressed. It hit me hard when I saw the shots of the Warriors bench in the third quarter last night, that featured more empty seats than players in uniform. It looked like a shot of the crowd at a Nets game.

And that was before I got to watch Devean George at center.

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Pre-Game Jitters: Heat

Monta v. Dwyane Wade?  That’s what I’m talking about!  There are consolations in losing seasons, and this matchup is one of them. Wade likes playing up-tempo. He torched JRich in a road win against Phoenix three games ago.  But Monta Ellis is not JRich. It’s going to be quick on quick.

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Zero Quit: Cavs 117 Warriors 114

Was this a basketball game or a football game? Pound, Dribble… Pound, Dribble… Pound, Dribble.  The Cavs attacked the Warriors interior relentlessly with their gargantuan front line of Shaquille O’Neill, Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Anderson Varejao. Pound, Dribble… Pound, Dribble… Pound dribble. The Warriors made goal line stand after goal line stand.  One by one, their big men were carried off the field of play.  Rony Turiaf with an ankle sprain, Andris Biedrins with 5 fouls and a sprain to his pride.

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Pre-Game Jitters: Cavs

Shaq v. Turiaf’s knee?

Lebron v. D-league call-up Cartier Martin?

Hickson and Varejao v. Vlad-Rad?

Hmmm. On paper, this game looks like a train wreck in the making. But I’m not ready to write it off before it happens.  There are several positives for the Warriors in this game.  Beginning with Don Nelson.  Nellie has found some great game plans against teams like Phoenix and Sacramento lately, and I have a feeling we’ll see some more creativity out of him in this game. He’ll be matched against Mike Brown, in my humble opinion one of the worst coaches in the NBA. His GM seems to share that opinion, having forced an offensive coordinator down his throat in the off-season.     Continue reading