Saturday, November 15, 2008

POSTGAME: CLIPPERS - 11/15/08

'Fa Show' lights up Staples with an awesome display of pure shooting

MVW: Anthony Morrow

The Good
Anthony Morrow: 42 min, 15-20 fg, 4-5 3pt, 3-3 ft, 11 reb, 37 pts
Stephen Jackson: 42 min, 7-19 fg, 5-6 ft, 4 reb, 10 ast, 2 stl, 20 pts
Andris Biedrins: 36 min, 8-15 fg, 16 reb, 4 ast, 17 pts
Corey Maggette: 26 min, 7-15 fg, 5 reb, 3 ast, 17 pts
Kelenna Azubuike: 38 min, 6-12 fg, 2-2 3pt, 2 stl, 15 pts
C.J. Watson: 28 min, 3-4 fg, 3 reb, 8 ast, 1 stl, 10 pts
Ronny Turiaf: 12 min, 5 reb, 1 blk

The Bad
Anthony Randolph: 9 min, 2-7 fg

The Ugly
Marco Belinelli: 6 min, 0-0, 2 pf, -6 +/-

Best and Worst +/-
Anthony Morrow: +24
C.J. Watson: +22
Marco Belinelli: -6

Team Statistics
Warriors : Clippers
pts - 121 : 103
fg - 48-94 (.511) : 36-91 (.396)
ft - 18-24 (.750) : 25-28 (.893)
3p - 7-19 (.368) : 6-26 (.231)
reb - 48 : 40
oreb - 14 : 14
ast - 29 : 20
to - 11 : 12
stl - 5 : 8
bs - 1 : 4
fast break pts - 6 : 7
pts in paint - 62 : 46

Box Score
Highlights
Popcorn Machine's Game Flow


Jackson had 10 assists to go along with 20 pts

Notes
  1. starting lineup: Jackson/Azubuike/Morrow/Maggette/Biedrins
  2. Morrow misses first shot (3 pt from left wing)
  3. pick and roll effective again
  4. Kelenna hits his first 3 pt attempt
  5. Baron heating up from outside
  6. Jackson with 4 assists early
  7. 3 fouls for Mags in 1st Q
  8. Biedrins shows great hands, quick reactions
  9. Randolph 1st off bench, hits first shot (contested 18 footer)
  10. 36 in 1st Q, 7 from Morrow; even scoring - 8 from Jackson, Biedrins, Maggette
  11. Belinelli on the hot Mobley
  12. Randolph hits jumper then Maggette comes in for him???
  13. Belinelli rumored to be in trade to Nets; extended min. to showcase? No one passing him the ball
  14. Eric Gordon making his presence felt - steal, rebound, scoring, free-throws
  15. MORROW!!!! swishing the 3; scoring machine; how did he only average 14 pts at Georgia Tech? 18 pts, 7-9 shooting at the half
  16. Wright no time in 1st half
  17. Randolph not playing smart; taking long jumper instead of driving or finding Morrow, drawing a charge with 19 sec. left in the half
  18. Camby and Kamen start 2nd half
  19. 3rd Q Warriors worst this season
  20. Randolph settling for jumpers again; does he make them consistently in practice? green light?
  21. Warriors lose lead midway through 3rd; end up -1 on the quarter which is big improvement over past games
  22. Morrow, Jackson, and Maggette regain lead
  23. Morrow w/ 28 pts, 11-14 fg (early 4th); teammates looking for him for a change
  24. imagine this team with a true PG that could get the ball to anyone
  25. ANTHONY 'FA SHOW' MORROW
  26. Baron falling apart, losing composure, taking bad shots
  27. playing youngsters has an energizing effect on the whole team; nice to see plenty of minutes going to the youngsters
  28. Morrow chants at Staples; finishes with 37 pts
  29. Morrow played like he was a summer league version of Belinelli; one drive I could have sworn it was Jackson - he could learn a lot from Jackson in terms of driving the ball, protecting the ball with his length and dribble
  30. another gem uncovered by Mullin; undrafted, to just making roster, to starting, to staring
  31. Wright didn't play, but I'm sure he'll get his turn next game; it might be a good idea if youngsters take turns logging big minutes in one game instead of 5 surprise minutes here and there - tell them it's your night and let them play through the mistakes and learn in the process
  32. the chance to see performances like Morrow's are what keep the fans coming and keep them excited; play the youngsters - they give us hope for the future (and they just may win us a few games along the way)

Biedrins nets his 17th consecutive double-double

Quotes

Don Nelson
On Anthony Morrow's Performance:
“I’ve been in the league for 30 years and I have never seen a performance like that. After only two months of training camp, he just had the game of a lifetime and I am very happy for him.”

Anthony Morrow
On His 37-Point Performance:
“I have just been going into practice soaking everything in like a sponge, and tonight was just one of those games where I caught the vibe. I am trying to do the best I can for the other guys and help the team win, we needed this win really bad.”

Corey Maggette
On Going From The Clippers To The Warriors:
“It’s going really great, I am having an opportunity to play with a great group of guys and I am loving the Bay Area.”


Related Links
Thoughts on Game No. 10: Warriors 121, Clippers 103 - Geoff Lepper
To Morrow (Warriors 121, Clippers 103) - Adam Lauridsen
Golden State 121, Clippers 103 - ClipperBlog.com
The lost Morrow tapes? Nah, but he had confidence before training camp began - Matt Steinmetz
Rookie Anthony Morrow scores 37 in Warriors' victory - Janny Hu
Davis has praise for Jackson and rest of old mates - Janny Hu
Morrow, Warriors beat Clippers 121-103 - Associated Press
Rookie Morrow sparks Warriors - Marcus Thompson II
It's old home day for Baron Davis and Corey Maggette - LA Times
Rookie Morrow explodes for 37 points, 11 boards in 1st NBA start - ESPN

Next Game
Tues. Nov 18, 2008 vs. LA Clippers, 7:30 pm
Local TV: CSNBay
Radio: KNBR 680

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