Tag Archives: Klay Thompson

Klay in the Clutch: Warriors 87 Kings 83

Did either of these two home wins against the wretched Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings inspire you with confidence?            Continue reading

I See Dead Centers: Sixers 104 Warriors 97

What do the Philadelphia 76ers have in common with the Golden State Warriors?

Both of them have over $13 million in dead center stinking up their benches. Both of them have GMs who were suckered like amateurs into giving away valuable trade assets for corpses.    Continue reading

All Eyes on Curry: Celtics 94 Warriors 86

I’ll get to Curry in a moment, but I want to mention first that I thought these were two amazingly competitive efforts that the Warriors gave on the road against the Knicks and the Celtics, two of the better teams in the Eastern Conference, regardless of record.

Particularly given the fact that they didn’t have David Lee in either game. Continue reading

The Miraculous Season: Warriors 104 Thunder 99

A few short days after I watched the Lakers compete hard against the Miami Heat, took a look at the Warriors schedule, and pronounced that the Warriors still have a tough road  ahead to make the playoffs, I’m ready to take it all back. This Warriors team is going to the playoffs. Guaranteed.  Continue reading

One Leg Blues: Warriors 116 Hornets 112

I got a woman with one leg yeah/I got a woman with two/I got a woman with a wooden leg/I’ll tell you what that’s gonna do.

  — Wild Willy Barrett

These sprained ankles to Stephen Curry and David Lee could not have come at a worse time in the Warriors schedule. But the gritty Warriors fought through their one leg blues to turn in two fine road performances in San Antonio and New Orleans, culminating in this nail-biting win against the surging Hornets. And boy did they need it, coming into New Orleans having lost 6 of their last 7, and looking at a brutally tough schedule through the end of January. Out of the next 7 games, which include a 4 games in 5 nights road trip, the Warriors figure to be favorites in only two.

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Warriors Myths Exposed: Nuggets 116 Warriors 105

It’s never easy to go into Denver and get a win. Particularly against this Denver team, which just got Wilson Chandler back. Chandler is one of my favorite players in the NBA, a world-class defender of three positions, as well as a versatile scorer. A true Nellieball two-way wing.  Continue reading

The Barnes Identity: Warriors 115 Clippers 94

There are plenty of reasons to discount this Warriors win over the Clippers. I sensed this would be a blowout before it happened, and missed an opportunity to make myself look good by predicting it in the last thread. I have noticed before that when teams come off a long winning streak, they often suffer a sustained letdown. This was also a road back-to-back. The Clippers were without Caron Butler, which threw off their normal rotation and further sapped their energy. And they are certainly looking ahead to the Lakers on Friday.        Continue reading

Small Again, Naturally: Warriors 96 Sixers 89

My schedule has been a bit crazy this holiday season, and will be through New Years, so please forgive the abbreviated recaps.

The most notable thing about this Sixers game is that Mark Jackson corrected his error of the Lakers game, benched his conventional centers in the fourth quarter, and went back to the crunchtime Nellieball lineup that has been responsible for so many wins this season.             Continue reading

Nellieball versus Nellieball: Warriors 97 Heat 95

What do you call Chris Bosh at center and Lebron James at power forward?

What do you call David Lee at center, and 6-6″ Draymond Green at power forward?            Continue reading

Pick Rattle and Roll: Warriors 109 Nets 102 + Warriors 101 Wizards 97

Do you think that I’m shocked that the Warriors are playing so well? Me, who was so skeptical of Bogut playing this season? So carefully noncommittal on the Warriors’ prospects?        Continue reading