Not going to recap this Suns game. I wrote up something quite long, but have decided not to post it. Too negative. I’ve saved it, and will probably use some of it in later posts. I hope not. Perhaps it’s completely unjustified. I’ll try to take the long view, and wait for the Warriors to get all their pieces back. It would be nice if this Warriors team could play just one decent stretch of basketball with all of its pieces, wouldn’t it? Just one stretch in what, four years now? Five?
But at the moment, I’m a little down on Mark Jackson. Jackson killed his players in his post-game comments. (That didn’t take long, did it?) Said it was inexcusable that they gave up 16 offensive rebounds and kept putting the Suns on the line. I think this rookie coach should pause to take a look in the mirror before he speaks. And maybe consider whether his gameplans, and the lineups he’s putting on the floor, might have contributed to these last two losses.
To understand what I mean, I refer you to my post on Keith Smart’s gameplan against the smaller Bucks last year, a game in which Ersan Ilyasova and MBam coincidentally also had 16 offensive rebounds against the Warriors.
On a positive note, for me at least, the Timberwolves waxed the Spurs on a back-to-back, one night after waxing the World Champs. Those following the comments in the last thread will know that puts me at 2-0 on my Timberwolves bet, which will be continuing.
I discontinued my Warriors bet before the Suns game, indefinitely.