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Niners Win: Bobcats 112 Warriors 100 + Warriors 99 Pistons 91

I watched a truly great game this weekend.  A football game.

And naturally, had a couple of Warriors-related thoughts as I watched it unfold.                                         Continue reading

The Injury Miracle: Warriors 111 Heat 106

That 22-2 lead in fastbreak points the Heat had over the Warriors at halftime?  Brought to you by Joe Lacob and Mark Jackson: The Kwame Brown Era.

That 19 point 3rd quarter?  A Joe Lacob and Mark Jackson joint production: The Kwame Brown era.                 Continue reading

Big Brother: Lakers 97 Warriors 90

Forget my new rule about not recapping the front end of back-to-backs. I can’t resist talking about this well-played game against the Lakers, the Warriors’ Big Brother from the Southland.  And one game after ripping on Kwame Brown, I have to pay him some props for his great game against Andrew Bynum tonight.        Continue reading

2010-11 Golden State Warriors Final Grades

Monta Ellis: A+

A great scorer, yes, but this year he became so much more.  A great distributor, a great clutch closer, a great teammate. A team leader.  A superstar in the making.

A couple of years ago, I wrote that I believed that Monta had the makings of a supreme point guard, because his passes had laser-like accuracy: they always seemed to hit his man in the hands.  This opinion was scoffed at.  Well, in last night’s broadcast, we learned that Monta leads the entire NBA in shooting % by recipients of his passes.  Hmmm.         Continue reading

What If: Warriors 108 Blazers 87

If you want to know why the Warriors are not in the playoffs this year, you need look no further than their GM, Joe Lacob.

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Tank, continued + Ekpephenomena + KaChing!: Thunder 115 Warriors 114

If you want to know why the Warriors lost this game, you need look no further than their GM, Joe Lacob.                                   Continue reading

Dead Men Walking: Sixers 125 Warriors 117

It’s getting difficult to make sense of what is going on during Warriors’ games currently. So many agendas are being worked out, so many little dramas. Biedrins taking a back seat to Udoh’s development. Stephen Curry sitting out an entire fourth quarter of a close game. Working Al Thornton, and a radically different style of play, into the rotation.

It is fair to ask at this point whether the Warriors as an organization are even trying to win basketball games.                                           Continue reading

That Losing Mentality: Celtics 115 Warriors 93

I had this game penciled in as a loss, so the fact that the Warriors lost at home against the Celtics did not come as a surprise to me. But that doesn’t mean I have to like the way the Warriors lost this game.  I’m not referring to the shooting struggles of Monta Ellis, David Lee or the Warriors’ bench.  I’m referring to the fact that in this game, as in several other games this season against better teams, the Warriors under Coach Keith Smart did not try to win.

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The Favorites: Warriors 107 Utah 100

Last night’s Warriors win over the Jazz has had me at a loss for words for nearly a day. How to characterize this win?  It was an ugly win, to be sure.  Curry had one of the worst games of his career.  David Lee was lackluster, on the back-to-back. Vlad Rad was horrid. Udoh was OK, but gassed on his first road back-to-back at altitude.  Several non-shooters were brought off the bench, which for long stretches made the Warriors offense look like it was running in mud. Only great shooting nights from Dorell Wright and Reggie Williams, and a legitimate superstar performance from Monta Ellis kept the Warriors in this game, and ultimately got them over the hump. Continue reading

The Suns Also Rise: Suns 112 Warriors 88

I’m sick as a dog, so I’m going to dog it.  No recap, sorry.  Just some quick impressions:

I think the Denver win showed what this Warriors team can be, and I’m not concerned with the Phoenix blowouts.  Phoenix is a nightmare matchup for the Warriors, and I think they’re going to be blowing a lot of teams out in similar fashion. They are incredibly skilled and incredibly deep.  So many different pieces, and a brilliant coach who knows exactly what to do with them.  They had the best record in the West in the second half of last year, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they came close to that this year.  They might wind up the 5 seed, if they stay healthy.  Continue reading