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Two the Right Way: Warriors 111 Mavericks 87 + Warriors 97 Clippers 93

Did the Warriors win these last two games because they suddenly decided to play with energy?  Because they suddenly felt like competing?

Or was it because of something else?       Continue reading

Top-Down Incompetence: Grizzlies 110 Warriors 92

Mark Jackson did everything possible to lose this game, and in the end he succeeded in spectacular fashion.  He spoonfed this loss to his Warriors team.  Continue reading

The Running Game Returns: Warriors 120 Wizards 100

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

Fire Mark Jackson: Raptors 83 Warriors 75

I shouldn’t bother to write anything about this game. I forgot to record it and only caught the 4th quarter. But I can’t help myself.

Here are my game notes, derived chiefly from the box score:    Continue reading

The Mark Jackson Disaster: 76ers 105 Warriors 83

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

Walk This Way: Warriors 85 Hawks 82

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

Monta FTW: Warriors 106 Suns 104

Great, gutsy short handed win in Phoenix tonight.  One thing that’s never mentioned is that it is really difficult to win on the road on the last game before the all-star break.  This Warriors team, no matter how they are struggling, always plays hard.  Always has played hard, even when they were down to 6 man rosters in Nellie’s last couple of years.  That’s a credit to Monta Ellis, first of all, and Curry and Lee now as well.

Quite a few recent themes of mine surfaced in the play of this game.  Let’s run through them, starting with Monta’s game-winner:    Continue reading

Your Nightmare Has Come True: Warriors 104 Clippers 97

It’s like a nightmare, isn’t it? It just keeps getting worse and worse.  — Grady Seasons

This will be remembered as the night that Ekpe “The Nightmare” Udoh put it all together, against the most hyped frontcourt in basketball.  Most startling of all — for those already familiar with his defensive prowess — was the confident offensive game he displayed.

It’s an amazing concept, isn’t it, five on five basketball on the offensive end?  Kind of hard to guard, isn’t it?                         Continue reading

Crunched: Grizzlies 104 Warriors 103

Feeling lazy and uninspired, so I’ll limit myself to two quick points about the game.                 Continue reading

Questions: Blazers 93 Warriors 91

I’m under the weather, so I’ll limit my recap of last night’s debacle to a few observations:              Continue reading