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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

We Have a Dream

The Warriors sleepwalked through this game against the woebegone Nets, which is only natural on a holiday day-game against a cellar-dwellar. So I’m just going to give a pocket recap of the game, before moving on to other matters that affected me more deeply on this Martin Luther King day.

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THAT’S the Way: Warriors 122 Clippers 112

…Uh huh, Uh huh, I like it. — KC & The Sunshine Band

This was the best win of the Warriors’ season. I say that first of all because it came against a very tough team, the Los Angeles Clippers. Don’t scoff. This isn’t your Daddy’s Clippers team. This is the Clippers team of Blake Griffin, who only needs continued health to erase all memory of Karl Malone. (Yes, I said that.) This is a Clippers team with Eric Gordon, who is rapidly becoming a bonafide star. And with Baron Davis.  A healthier, slimmed down, motivated, gleam-in-his-eye Baron Davis, who has finally been freed from the half-court swamp of The Kamanosaurus by the emergence of DeAndre Jordan at center.       Continue reading

A Win in the Worst Way: Warriors 108 Twolves 99

Whew. Props to Bob Fitzgerald for never panicking in this game. After that 17 point first quarter performance, I have to admit I had my doubts that the Warriors would win.

It’s not usually my way to nitpick after wins. But it’s also never been my way to put on false optimism, or sugarcoat what I’m seeing. I write about what I see. And I’m seeing a lot more negatives than positives on the court right now.

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Foul Odor: Warriors 101 Rockets 111

Just as the story of the Denver game could be read from the three point line, the story of this Warriors loss in Houston can be read from the free-throw line. The Rockets received an amazing 51 attempts at the charity stripe, to the Warriors 18.

Whom do you blame for this incredible disparity? If you say the refs, you will get no agreement from feltbot. I have a different theory.

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B Wright Stuffed: Warriors 90 Bulls 120

No sense in recapping this game, so I’m just going to use this space to exorcise a couple pet peeves.  Beginning with the biggest pet among my peeves, who goes by the name of Brandan Wright.

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Playoff Bound: Warriors 115 Grizzlies 109

It’s silly, I know.  A home win against Memphis.  But when you’re ready, you’re ready.  And I’m ready, four games into the season, to make my call. This Warriors team — picked by virtually all the pundits to finish last or next to last in the Pacific — is going to the playoffs.

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Tap Out: Lakers 107 Warriors 83

A game like this doesn’t deserve a full recap.  I’ll keep my remarks to a pointed minimum:

One game after heaping praise on Keith Smart, I’m going to take some back. First the disclaimer:  There is not a team in the league that should be able to beat these Lakers except the Miami Heat.  Once they picked up Matt Barnes and Steve Blake, their last remaining weaknesses disappeared. It is unfair how great they are.  The Warriors as presently constituted should NEVER beat them.

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Sleep Well, My Friends: More Fantasy Basketball Sleepers

Winning in fantasy basketball is not just a matter of lucking into one of the top two picks in the draft, although that certainly helps.  And its not just a matter of sticking to the discipline of the published draft rankings, rather than drafting your favorite players, although that certainly helps too.  A large part of winning fantasy leagues involves doing your own scouting and independent thinking to find value where no one else — not even the fantasy experts — expect to find it. In other words, it involves finding and scooping up “sleepers” — players that for different reasons are greatly undervalued heading into the season.

As I prepared for my second and final expert league fantasy basketball draft to be held later today, I realized that I had in mind a whole list of sleeper candidates that fantasy basketball enthusiasts might be interested in reading about.  So, at the risk of boring the pants off my regular readership, here it is:

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Fantasy Friday

For any fantasy freaks out there who might be interested: I drafted my first fantasy basketball team of the year earlier tonight.  It’s a CBS Sports Platinum league that costs $100 bucks to enter, and pays $600 for first. So I guess this is my first NBA bet of the year.  There will be more.

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