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Bone Spurs: Spurs 103 Warriors 91

Another day, another Warrior bites the dust.  Before the game, the Warriors got the news that Mikki Moore will need surgery for the bone spurs in his ankle that have been plaguing him this season.  Moore struggled as best he could on this injury for several weeks, unwilling to leave the team while it was so desperate for big men.  But apparently it got too bad to continue.  As a fan, I am greatly appreciative of what Moore did for the team this season.  He gave everything he had, playing through pain.

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Windy City: Bulls 96 Warriors 91

The wind chill in Chicago tonight was 12 degrees. It appeared that the Warriors felt it: they shot 38% in this game. I’m guessing in the second half it was a lot closer to 25%.  Its pretty tough to win on the road when you are that cold.  And yet, the Warriors looked like the better team for most of this game, and despite all their struggles, had a tie score and the ball with 24 seconds left.  They ran an isolation for Monta Ellis at the top of the key, he drove the lane, ignored Anthony Morrow standing wide open in the corner, and flung up a contested airball.  The Warrior’s frigid shooting continued in overtime, and that was the ballgame.   Continue reading

Pre-Game Jitters: Bulls

The 7-14 Warriors are +4.5 road dogs at the 7-13 Bulls tonight. As their record indicates, the Bulls are not playing like the playoff team of last year.  They have been missing Tyrus Thomas and Kirk Hinrich due to injury.  Hinrich returned in the last game, but is still being bothered by a sprained thumb. In my mind, Hinrich is the key reason for the Bulls struggles. I remember the Bulls also struggling last year when he missed time.  For all of his talent, Derrick Rose has not yet proven to be an effective point guard and leader for his team.  The sum of this Bulls team has not been greater than its parts.

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Movement Improvement: Warriors 105 Nets 89

Keith Smart began this game by putting the ball firmly in Stephen Curry’s hands. Curry ran the point, Curry ran the plays, and Curry took most of the shots in the opening minutes.  Monta played off the ball.  This was a great call by the coaching staff, one that set the tone for a new Warriors philosophy of ball movement.  I could tell right from the start that this game would be about sharing the basketball.     Continue reading

Pre-Game Jitters: Nets

The Warriors are +1.5 dogs at the 2-19 New Jersey Nets. Now that’s embarrassing! The Warriors are now riding a 4 game losing streak of their own, and have lost 6 out of their last 7.  I expect them to be a little bit hot about that, and bring everything they’ve got tonight.  And by everything, I mean all 7 men.  That’s right, Anthony Morrow is back, and so far as we know, no one injured themselves getting off the bus.

(Update: Mike Massa at the Examiner is reporting that Anthony Randolph may miss this game due to a family situation. There you go, Warriors fans.  Adjust your handicapping accordingly.)

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The Dark Side: Thunder 104 Warriors 88

Once again, fate intervened to prevent the Warriors from having more than a 6 man rotation.  This time, it wasn’t injury, or swine flu.  It was the weather in North Carolina that caused Anthony Morrow’s flight to be delayed too long to make this game.  Crazy.

I suppose the Warriors have every reason to mail in a few games after going for so long with so few players. They must be on the verge of exhaustion. Still, I’m feeling a little curmudgeonly after this loss.  In stark contrast to the last game, I saw a lot of things that I didn’t like in this Warriors’ performance, so I’m going to give in to my dark side, and get a few things off my chest.       Continue reading

Pre-Game Jitters: OKC Thunder

I’m coming off a one game winning streak.  I finally nailed a matchup prediction in the Orlando game.  Got the starting lineup right, got the matchups right.  Got Orlando’s matchups right: Pietrus on Monta.  And then there was my prediction on how long Mikki Moore would survive against Dwight Howard.  I put the over/under at 8 minutes.  He picked up his third foul and hit the pine in 7:55. Is it time to start betting feltbot ATS?

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Pre-Game Jitters: Orlando Magic

Dwight Howard and the 15-4 Orlando Magic are in town.  I suggest we start Maggette at center, Morrow at the four… oh, wait!  Anthony Morrow is out for this game. So scratch that idea.

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Pre-Game Jitters

Welcome back Don Nelson!  The Warriors’ capo is returning to the bench tonight after his bout with pneumonia.

The Warriors are +2 home dogs against Houston tonight.  The Warriors lost by 1 to Houston at home in a heartbreaker on opening night, but they will not be taking the floor with the same team tonight.  How about no Biedrins, no Randolph, no Jackson, no Azubuike, and possibly no Turiaf?  In their place, Vlad Rad and Chris Hunter.  And maybe Devean George.  In the Warriors favor, the Rockets are playing the back end of a back-to-back (they demolished the Gordon-less Clippers last night in LA).

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Hello Monta My Old Friend: Warriors 126 Pacers 107

Monta Ellis is a star.  Watching him earlier this season, I had my doubts.  Those doubts are gone.  Monta Ellis is back. All the way back.  This is the player I watched two years ago, thinking that he could be better than Allen Iverson. This is the player that two years ago Kobe Bryant said was his favorite player in the league to watch. Watching him play right now, I don’t know whether to gasp with excitement, or exhale with relief.  He’s back.

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