Sunday, November 23, 2008

POSTGAME: 76ERS - 11/23/08

Wright, Turiaf, and Randolph host the Block Party

Randolph was a key part of the youth brigade
that got the Warriors back into the game.

MVW: Brandan Wright

The Good
Brandan Wright: 14 min, 5-7 fg, 2 reb, 1 blk, 10 pts
Ronny Turiaf: 22 min, 1-2 fg, 3 reb, 5 blk
Stephen Jackson: 43 min, 7 reb, 7 ast, 3 stl
Andris Biedrins: 30 min, 5-8 fg, 8 reb, 4 ast, 2 st, 2 blk, 10 pts
C.J. Watson: 24 min, 5-10 fg, 5 reb, 3 stl, 12 pts

The Bad
Corey Maggette: 26 min, 2-10 fg, 0-3 3pt
Anthony Morrow: 24 min, 2-6 fg, 6 pts
Kelenna Azubuike: 27 min, -18 +/-
Marco Belinelli: DNP-CD

The Ugly
Stephen Jackson: 42 min, 5-14 fg, 4 to

Best and Worst +/-
Brandan Wright: +10
Kelenna Azubuike: -18

Team Statistics
Warriors : 76ers
pts - 81 : 89
fg - 34-78 (.436) : 37-93 (.398)
ft - 7-13 (.538) : 9-12 (.750)
3p - 6-18 (.333) : 6-15 (.400)
reb - 38 : 54
oreb - 11 : 22
ast - 20 : 22
to - 18 : 16
stl - 10 : 6
bs - 13 : 5
fast break pts - 15 : 0
pts in paint - 42 : 32

Box Score

Turiaf had 5 blocks and did a respectable job guarding Brand
in the 4th Quarter


  1. starting lineup: Jackson/Morrow/Azubuike/Maggette/Biedrins
  2. 3 pointers short for most Warriors
  3. 76ers getting on the offensive glass; Maggette at PF failing
  4. Azubuike hits first 3 pt attempt; looks a step slow and not as explosive due to his knee injury; why is he starting - Nellie should ease him back into the lineup
  5. Dalembert blocking lots of shots
  6. Marcus Williams could be a poor man's Andre Miller
  7. C.J. Watson 1st off bench at 5:15 mark; Morrow not a factor early
  8. Warriors shooting poorly and playing sloppy early
  9. problems with inbounding ball again - Watson hands off ball to Jackson
  10. Turiaf in to combat 76ers quality bigs; Jackson rests
  11. GSW 17, 76ers 27 end of 1st Q
  12. Randolph starts the 2nd Q. along with Watson, Maggette, Azubuike, and Turiaf
  13. put back slam off missed CJ layup; CJ does NOT pass; like how he plays the passing lanes, causing turnovers
  14. Randolph blocks Brand then finishes the fastbreak with a dunk
  15. Louis Williams having a terrible year after signing a nice longterm deal
  16. careless inbounding
  17. Jackson comes back after getting an extended period of rest
  18. Dalembert hitting his jumpers tonight
  19. Biedrins scoring everytime he gets the ball in the paint
  20. Warriors keeping game within reach because of their steals
  21. Azubuike starting to heat up; finishing strong
  22. Randolph with 3 fouls in 7 min
  23. 76ers pulling away with 3 3pters in succession
  24. Wright in at 3 min mark of 2nd Q: Biedrins, Wright, and Randolph front line!
  25. 76ers 52, Warriors 35 when big 3 are in together along with Morrow and Jackson
  26. 13-0 run by 76ers
  27. Wright with nice jumper from top of key; what a weapon he can become!
  28. Jackson strikes back after air balling a 3 on his last shot; foot on 3pt line
  29. Morrow missing shots he usually makes; passed up 3, took it into the left elbow and missed a pull-up jumper
  30. Warriors 39, 76ers 57 at the half; Warriors' season low points for a half this year
  31. Watson starts 3rd Q in place of Morrow; Watson taking wide open jumpers but missing
  32. Warriors need to bring in a defensive guru
  33. Jackson making stupid passes; needs to stop trying to be a flashy PG
  34. Watson hits his 2nd 3pt in 8 attempts this season
  35. Randolph back in at 6:45 mark of 3rd Q; Azubuike sits
  36. 76ers with no fastbreak points so far!
  37. Brand is hitting all his perimeter shots; ends Warriors run
  38. Randolph with another big block
  39. Turiaf in for Biedrins
  40. Jackson hits left corner three off Randolph fast break pass; come within 10 pts (3:15 of 3rd Q)
  41. Brand = Warrior momentum killer (or is it Stephen Jackson with his chucking and turnovers)
  42. would like to see Belinelli in for Jackson playing with Randolph, Wright, and Biedrins
  43. Wright comes in at 1:40 mark of 3rd Q; Brand sits soon after - see if W's could get back in
  44. Morrow not shooting when he's open; looks very apprehensive today
  45. Warriors 62, 76ers 72 end of 3rd Q
  46. Wright blocks Speights then finishes with difficult runner in the paint
  47. BLOCK PARTY! can't secure the defensive rebound, but repeatedly denying shots
  48. Wright looking great; jumper brings Warriors within 7 with 8:56 to play
  49. Brand re-enters; Turiaf assigned to guard Brand; gets a nasty block on Iggy
  50. Wright's pick and roll layup cuts deficit to 6 pts
  51. Morrow for 3!!! And another to tie the game!!!! Why is he unguarded?
  52. Warriors are LONG and disrupting the 76ers' shooting
  53. young Warriors making some mistakes; 3 turnovers in a row
  54. Azubuike comes in for Randolph; misses 3 then makes one; loses track of Iggy, resulting in ally-oop
  55. Biedrins finally comes in at 1:53; Turiaf did a good job on Brand down the stretch; great blocks and defensive effort
  56. poor execution down the stretch did them in; started when they tied the game; 76ers veterans take over and make big shots
  57. Jackson, Maggette, and Randolph shot a combined 10-34 fg; Morrow needed to be more aggressive; Biedrins need to come in after the Warriors made 2 turnovers in a row; Warriors out-rebounded 38-54
  58. if Jackson is not shooting well and is turning over the ball at a high rate, why not give Belinelli a shot and surround him with the big 3 and CJ?

The leader of the team should stop chucking when
he's cold and know his limitations as a Point Forward.

Postgame Quotes

Ronny Turiaf
On advising Brandan Wright:
“I feel like I have a great basketball IQ, so I think I can tell Brandan stuff to help him out. I was seeing the Sixers in a zone and I was telling him to try and help him. When he is focused he is a really good basketball player, and he is assertive and he makes the right play.”
On the Warriors' defense:
“It’s good because we all have long arms, and we all like to box out and play defense. I think the other guys know that. We’re trying to protect the paint. I like to watch and analyze to help my teammates.”

Brandan Wright
On the team’s performance in the second-half:
“I think we just got more active on the defensive end, got in our positions, had guys playing Elton Brand better, we blocked shots, got our hands in the passing lane and used our athleticism to our advantage.”
On getting behind early on;
“Players make mistakes all the time, it’s part of getting better and learning the game. We have a young team, but that’s no excuse. We’re not going to get down on ourselves, we’re going to continue to play hard and give effort to get out on the court and win these games.”

Golden State Warriors @ Philadelphia 76ers 11/23/08
From: aznpowerdaniel

Related Links
Tall Tales (76ers 89, Warriors 81) - Adam Lauridsen
On loss at Philly: Randolph's rambunctiousness and the block party - Matt Steinmetz
Brand helps 76ers move above .500 - Associated Press
Brand leads Sixers past Golden State - The Sports Network
Warriors' Randolph shines on defense - Janny Hu
Thoughts on Game No. 13: 76ers 89, Warriors 81 - Geoff Lepper

Next Game
Tues. Nov 25, 2008 vs. Washington Wizards, 4:00 pm
Local TV: CSNBay
Radio: KNBR 1050

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