Tuesday, November 11, 2008

POSTGAME: TIMBERWOLVES - 11/11/08

Jackson has his best game of the year. Extension to follow?

MVW: Stephen Jackson

The Good
Stephen Jackson: 48 min, 11-21 fg, 6-7 ft, 5 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk, 30 pts
Kelenna Azubuike: 49 min, 7-9 ft, 8 reb, 22 pts
Andris Biedrins: 43 min, 7-9 ft, 15 reb, 2 blk, 13 pts
Brandan Wright: 34 min, 4-7 fg, 5-6 ft, 7 reb, 13 pts
Anthony Randolph: 21 min, 8 reb, 2 blk
Anthony Morrow: 13 min, 3-6 fg, 2-4 3pt, 2 ast, 8 pts
Marco Belinelli: 5 min, 2-3 fg, 2-3 3pt, 6 pts
C.J. Watson: 24 min, 3-6 fg, 1-1 3pt, 4 reb, 4 ast, 8 pts
Ronny Turiaf: 27 min, 3-4 fg, 3 reb, 3 blk, 9 pts

The Bad
Stephen Jackson: 48 min, 4 to
Andris Biedrins: 43 min, 4 to

The Ugly
None

Best and Worst +/-
Brandan Wright: +8
Anthony Randolph: +8
Anthony Morrow: -8

Team Statistics
Warriors : Timberwolves
pts - 113 : 110
fg - 38-80 (.475) : 47-110 (.427)
ft - 29-37 (.784) : 11-14 (.786)
3p - 8-19 (.421) : 5-25 (.200)
reb - 49 : 47
oreb - 11 : 20
ast - 16 : 28
to - 19 : 11
stl - 5 : 8
bs - 8 : 6
fast break pts - 17 : 18
pts in paint - 40 : 60

Box Score
Highlights
Popcorn Machine's Game Flow

Notes
  1. glad to finally see the future big 3 of Randolph, Wright, and Biedrins out on the floor at the same time
  2. Belinelli's defense is vastly improved; lots of effort - hopefully this translates to more playing time
  3. combo of Morrow and Belinelli going as I hoped - hot hand stays in; would like to see more of the two
  4. Belinelli and Randolph should be in along with DeMarcus Nelson in order to give Jackson more rest; Belinelli and Randolph can handle the ball, Nelson can bring extra defense; Jackson cannot play 45 min per night!
  5. Nelson pulled Morrow out after getting called for a touch foul on a drive - too bad, because he was hot; Randolph pulled after some defensive miscues and for not boxing out on the boards - gets a little longer leash
  6. Randolph keeps shooting the long 2; would like to see more driving because he can draw fouls or create for others; needs to know his limitations; Jackson defending him in practice should identify those limitations rather easily so he can mitigate mistakes and work on his weaknesses
  7. great 3pt percentage thanks to Morrow and Belinelli
  8. Warriors defense at the end of the 4th was phenomenal; long limbs of Wright, Biedrins, and Jackson caused anxiety for the perimeter shooters, so they try to take it inside, but our talls make it difficult to get off an easy shot; I can see this becoming a trademark defensive effort once another long body like Randolph sees more time
  9. Don Nelson's new rotation that includes the youngsters is fabulous!
  10. perhaps showcasing Marcus Williams will help us package him along with Harrington to get quality assets back

Biedrins gets his 15th straight double-double


Related Links

Wolves' well runs dry in OT loss - Star Tribune
Warriors require OT to edge Timberwolves - Marcus Thompson II
Jackson leads Warriors past T-Wolves in OT - The Sports Network
Hungry (Warriors 113, Wolves 110)- Adam Lauridsen
Thoughts on Game No. 8: Warriors 113, Timberwolves 110 (OT) - Geoff Lepper

Wright did a lot of things well that didn't show up in the box score


Next Game
Thurs. Nov 13, 2008 vs. Detroit, 7:30 pm
National TV: TNT
Radio: KNBR 680

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