Sunday, November 30, 2008

POSTGAME: KNICKS - 11/29/08

Maggette put up nice numbers but played poor defense

MVW: Corey Maggette

The Good
Corey Maggette: 42 min, 12-20 fg, 8-10 ft, 12 reb, 32 pts
C.J. Watson: 36 min, 9-17 fg, 1-2 3pt, 4-4 ft, 6 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk, 23 pts
Jamal Crawford: 42 min, 7-7 ft, 10 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl, 1 bs, 21 pts
Andris Biedrins: 30 min, 7-16 fg, 7 reb, 3 ast, 5 stl, 16 pts
Anthony Randolph: 12 min, 2-2 fg, 4 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 1 bs
Brandan Wright: 6 min, 2-3 fg, 1 reb, 1 ast, 1 bs, 4 pts

The Bad
Anthony Morrow: 18 min, 2-9 fg
Kelenna Azubuike: 37 min, -25 +/-
Corey Maggette: 42 min, 5 to

The Ugly
Jamal Crawford: 42 min, 6-20 fg, 2-7 3pt

Best and Worst +/-
Ronny Turiaf: +8
Kelenna Azubuike: -25

Team Statistics
Warriors : Cavaliers
pts - 125 : 138
fg - 46-101 (.455) : 54-105 (.514)
ft - 26-32 (.813) : 17-21 (.810)
3p - 7-20 (.350) : 13-27 (.481)
reb - 48 : 59
oreb - 17 : 20
ast - 21 : 35
to - 14 : 18
stl - 13 : 8
bs - 5 : 2
fastbreaks - 16 : 11
points in the paint - 54 : 68

Boxscore
Highlights
Popcorn Machine's Gameflow


Once again, Watson gives the Warriors a reliable producer off the bench

Notes
  1. starting lineup: Crawford, Belinelli, Maggette, Azubuike, Biedrins
  2. Barnett's Keys to the Game: Protect the rim; play in and out offense; pass ahead
  3. Belinelli gets his first start due to Jackson's sprained wrist; Golden opportunity for him to get more PT from here on out
  4. Andris is the big mismatch
  5. Maggette feeling it - hits first 4 shots, 2 were with foot on 3pt line
  6. Marco hits his first shot; low pass but recovered and went straight up with it
  7. Morrow in for Belinelli (not closing out on perimeter shooters); 5:30 mark of 1st Q
  8. Andris' sub-par roadtrip continues; looking more human these days
  9. Maggette unwilling to dump it off to Biedrins even when challenged by 2 taller Knicks in the paint
  10. Morrow hits his first shot; 3 pointer
  11. Watson in for Morrow; Watson/Crawford/Maggette/Azubuike/Biedrins
  12. Azubuike hits 3 at buzzer; Warriors 33, Knicks 39 end of 1st
  13. Turiaf starts 2nd Q; in for Biedrins
  14. Wilson Chandler and David Lee killing Warriors
  15. Watson buries his first shot
  16. Wright and Morrow in at 8:30 mark of 2nd Q
  17. Biedrins missing point blank shots; where is the fg% leader from last year? or the double-double machine from earlier this season?
  18. Warriors 48, Knicks 58 at 6:20 mark of 2Q; Azubuike comes out
  19. Randolph in at 6:00
  20. Knicks lights out from 3; 9-12 3pt
  21. Jim Barnett getting irritated by Warriors play; no defense, no ball movement, foul before inbounding ball; not throwing the ball up court
  22. Maggette having a bad end to the half: charge, dribbling up the court instead of passing it up; hand-check foul 22 feet way from basket; 17 pts, 7/12 fg
  23. Warriors 64, Knicks 82 end of 2nd Q; most points ever scored by Knicks in MSG for 1st Half
  24. even the Knicks can out-rebound the Warriors
  25. Watson starts 3rd Q instead of Belinelli
  26. Biedrins misses all 3 of his first freethrows in the 2nd half
  27. Lee continues to work the pick and roll
  28. Randolph in for Azubuike; 6:49 left in 3rd Q
  29. 16 pt deficit with 5:50 left in 3rd Q; Biedrins/Randolph/Maggette/Crawford/Watson
  30. 10 pt game with back to back 3's by Watson and Crawford
  31. Randolph gets benched for playing good defense; not happy about being replaced by Azubuike; Knicks go back up by 20
  32. Watson/Morrow/Azubuike/Randolph/Wright start 4th Q
  33. Randolph gets dunked on by Tim Thomas, then answers with a 20 ft jumper
  34. Turiaf successful in defending against Duhon/Lee pick and roll; cut deficit to 12 w/ 5:36 left to play
  35. Crawford airballs a three with a chance to cut the lead to single digits
  36. Warriors playing Duhon on the drive instead of playing the pass that will inevitably come a the last split second; career high 22 assists
  37. Maggette throws away a fastbreak opportunity; 122 to 132 with 2: 25 left
  38. many opportunities to get back into the game, all blown
  39. Lee with career high points and rebounds (37 and 21)
  40. Warriors go 0-5 on road; difficult part of the schedule is not over
  41. Would like to have seen Watson/Azubuike/Randolph/Wright/Turiaf as a defensive unit to slow down Knicks
  42. Warriors not a good small ball team - go with Maggette at the 3 or coming off the bench at 2 or 3. Randolph and Wright deserve more minutes; Belinelli deserves a chance to play more than a 5 min stretch
  43. the Warriors could be in for a bad season - a full on youth movement is the only remedy for keeping hardcore fan's interests; I want to see development of the future, tinkering with the lineups (not more small ball, AKA Mags at 4), EXTENDED playing time for Belinelli and Marcus Williams (just to see if they can up their trade values), more Randolph/Wright/Biedrins, giving good effort on the defensive end, tanking for Ricky Rubio in 2009

Biedrins hasn't played like himself lately - fatigue? teams game planning for him?


Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks 11/29/08 GAME RECAP (Chris Duhon 22 Assists)
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For Short-Handed Knicks, a Night of Positive Numbers - New York Times
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New York 138, Warriors 125: Buy more tickets if you believe in Bobby Rowell - Tim Kawakami


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Monday, December 1 - 7:30 PM vs. Miami Heat
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