Steve Kerr just made one of the most inspired, and most courageous, calls I have ever seen in an NBA Finals. Down 2-1 in the series, on the road for Game 4, he benched his $12 million center, inserted a small forward in his place, and went 6-6, 6-7, and 6-6 across the front line.
The full Don Nelson. Smallball. Continue reading
Posted in 2015 NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors, Recaps, Steve Kerr
Tagged Andre Iguodala, Andrew Bogut, Cleveland Cavaliers, David Blatt, Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes, Klay Thompson, Lebron, Matthew Dellavodova, Mozgov, Stephen Curry
I’ll confess off the top that this Warriors-Cavaliers series would be extraordinarily difficult for me to forecast even in normal circumstances, but the injury situations of Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving have made it virtually impossible. Continue reading
Earlier this year, I dismissed the Rockets’ title hopes. But the Rockets team I wrote about then is literally nothing like the current Rockets team. Here are five radical ways in which the Rockets have changed from the team that the Warriors dominated in the regular season, and what it means for this playoff series: Continue reading
Posted in Golden State Warriors, NBA Playoffs, Predictions, Previews
Tagged Andrew Bogut, Draymond Green, Dwight Howard, Harrison Barnes, Houston Rockets, James Harden, Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry
First Team All Defense.
No, not Tony Allen. Ron Adams. Continue reading
Posted in Golden State Warriors, NBA Playoffs
Tagged Andrew Bogut, David Lee, Harrison Barnes, Klay Thompson, Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Ron Adams, Stephen Curry, Tony Allen, Zach Randolph
OK, so it won’t be a sweep. Continue reading
The nickname Tony Allen gave Mike Conley in this game just might stick. One of the great playoff performances I’ve ever seen, that will define Mike Conley from this day forward. This is what the playoffs are all about. Where the names of great players are made.
There are quite a few Warriors players who should be taking notes. Continue reading
I wrote after the Warriors victory over the Spurs in Oracle that the team they beat wasn’t the real Spurs. And of course, I heard it from some of the diehard Warriors fans afterwards. Maybe now they know what I meant. A rested and healthy Spurs team, at home, is far different from the ghost that wafted through Oracle at the end of a February road trip. Continue reading
Still haven’t had a chance to watch the Pacers game, and may not for a while, but a few things stand out from the box score: Continue reading
The Warriors are a ridiculous 40-9 at the moment, and will likely enter the All-Star break at an even more ridiculous 42-9. And judging from the comments I’m getting on this blog and on Twitter, the consensus among the fans is that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Continue reading
Posted in Golden State Warriors, Recaps, Steve Kerr, Trade Speculation
Tagged Al Horford, D, David Lee, Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes, Klay Thompson, Mike Budenholzer, Stephen Curry, Steve Kerr
There’s not a lot to say about these last two Warriors bushwhackings of the inferior Jazz and Heat, so I’ll keep this short: Continue reading