Obviously, this game settles nothing in the debate over what ails the Warriors. It was the Wizards, one of the most wretched teams in the NBA, if not in NBA history. I like precisely one player on their roster, Trevor Booker. (He’s currently on my injury-ravaged fantasy team, competing for minutes with Mr. Nightmare.)
Did the Warriors three point shooting return because the first two shots went down? Because the law of averages dictated that it had to return at some point? Because the Warriors were inspired by the Return of the Prosthetic Son? Because they were playing against the Wizards, and the worst perimeter defense in the league? Or because they knew they were playing against the Wizards?
Or was it because for the first time in the last 6 games they actually pushed the tempo, found an offensive rhythmn and got open looks? Continue reading
After this blowout loss to the 76ers, Mark Jackson once again threw his Warriors team under the bus. “We didn’t come out of the locker room [at halftime] with the right mindset,” said the Preacher. For once I might have to agree with Jackson. The Warriors came out of the locker room with the wrong mindset entirely.
They came out of the locker room with the wrong lineup, the wrong philosophy, and the wrong gameplan. Continue reading
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
I am as delighted by this Warriors win over the Knicks as anyone. More than delighted. I’m ecstatic, not just for the single win in a long NBA season, but for the promise of many more wins to come that I see in the quality of their coach, Mark Jackson.
But before I get into that, I just have to get the nonsense out of the way. The nonsense that is spewing out of the mouths of the Warriors media right now. And yes, spewing out of the mouth of their head coach. Continue reading