Two Warriors games, one a 24 point blowout loss to the Pacers, the other a gritty 3 point win against the Hawks. Notice anything similar about these two games?
How about the Warriors offensive output? An average of 81.5 points a game. Continue reading
Great, gutsy short handed win in Phoenix tonight. One thing that’s never mentioned is that it is really difficult to win on the road on the last game before the all-star break. This Warriors team, no matter how they are struggling, always plays hard. Always has played hard, even when they were down to 6 man rosters in Nellie’s last couple of years. That’s a credit to Monta Ellis, first of all, and Curry and Lee now as well.
Quite a few recent themes of mine surfaced in the play of this game. Let’s run through them, starting with Monta’s game-winner: Continue reading
It’s like a nightmare, isn’t it? It just keeps getting worse and worse. — Grady Seasons
This will be remembered as the night that Ekpe “The Nightmare” Udoh put it all together, against the most hyped frontcourt in basketball. Most startling of all — for those already familiar with his defensive prowess — was the confident offensive game he displayed.
It’s an amazing concept, isn’t it, five on five basketball on the offensive end? Kind of hard to guard, isn’t it? Continue reading
Feeling lazy and uninspired, so I’ll limit myself to two quick points about the game. Continue reading
I’m under the weather, so I’ll limit my recap of last night’s debacle to a few observations: Continue reading
Anyone else sense a little momentum building for this too small, too soft to win Warriors team? A few quick thoughts on the Phoenix game: Continue reading
This is a pretty good Houston Rockets team the Warriors beat tonight. 16-12 overall, something like 13-4 in their last 17 games coming into Oracle.
If this keeps up, Adam Lauridsen is going to start pulling his hair out. Watching games like the last two, I would hate to have to keep thinking up reasons why Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry and David Lee are not good enough to be the core of a perennial playoff contender. That’s gotta be hard. Continue reading
Nice win tonight for the Warriors, but we must acknowledge that it wasn’t the Denver Nuggets that they beat. The Nuggets’ best player, Danilo Gallinari — who happens to be the kind of spread four the Warriors have no answer for — is out for a month. Their second best player, Wilson Chandler, is stuck in China. Ty Lawson, with a sprained foot on one side and a sprained ankle on the other, is a mere shadow of himself. (I know this because he’s on my fantasy team.) When your main asset is speed, two bad wheels cannot be overcome.
What else? Aaron Afflalo, normally a terrific player, has struggled badly with free agency legs. And Nene has been in and out of the lineup with plantar fasciitis.
Not surprisingly, the Nuggets have been struggling, losing five straight games. The Warriors caught them at the right time. Nevertheless, a road win in mile high Denver is still an achievement, no matter who you’re playing. (The Warriors had dropped 15 out of their previous 16 in Denver.) Continue reading
That’s the beauty of Mike D’Antoni’s system… there’s so much space, so much creativity… you just be aggressive, you just attack. — Jeremy Lin
You finally got to see it tonight. Finally, after more than a year of a rookie GM adding the wrong pieces to the great Warriors core, and rookie coaches running the wrong plays, with the wrong lineups, in the wrong systems.
You saw it tonight, finally. The reason why David Lee was an all-star for Mike D’Antoni. The reason why Don Nelson traded for David Lee. Continue reading
If I squinted my eyes really hard, I thought I could see some remnants of Don Nelson basketball in this Warriors win over the Jazz…. Continue reading