Friday, December 5, 2008

POSTGAME: ROCKETS - 12/05/08

Stephen Jackson had his best shooting night of the season


MVW
: Stephen Jackson

The Good
Stephen Jackson: 44 min, 11-18 fg, 4-8 3pt, 5 reb, 5 ast, 26 pts
Corey Maggette: 36 min, 7-14 fg, 8-8 ft, 10 reb, 23 pts
Jamal Crawford: 43 min, 4 ast, 3 stl, 22 pts
Ronny Turiaf: 22 min, 4-7 fg, 11 pts
Anthony Randolph: 26 min, 6-8 fg, 3 reb, 12 pts
Brandan Wright: 8 min, 3-4 fg, 1 reb, 1 ast, 6 pts

The Bad
Jamal Crawford: 43 min, 9-21 fg
Ronny Turiaf: 22 min, 3 reb

The Ugly
Stephen Jackson: 44 min, 6 to, ejection

Best and Worst +/-
Ronny Turiaf: +5
Anthony Randollph: -17

Team Statistics
Warriors : Rockets
pts - 112 : 131
fg - 45-83 (.542) : 41-84 (.488)
ft - 15-23 (.652) : 36-40 (.900)
3p - 7-19 (.368) : 13-21 (.619)
reb - 33 : 44
oreb - 8 : 16
ast - 17 : 23
to - 15 : 16
stl - 6 : 10
bs - 3 : 5
fastbreaks - 21 : 12
points in the paint - 48 : 50

Boxscore
Highlights
Popcorn Machine's GameFlow


Randolph finally has a high percentage shooting game


Notes
  1. starting lineup: Crawford, Jackson, Maggette, Turiaf, Biedrins
  2. shutting down Yao, double every time he touches it, forcing him to be a passer - unfortunately, Rockets shooting hot from outside
  3. Artest shooting well
  4. Rockets 7-10 from 3 at half
  5. Randolph doing a lot of good things; not forcing shots, letting the game come to him, scoring efficiently, rebounding, passing
  6. Jackson having his best game, 18 pts at half - moving the ball well, hitting his 3's
  7. no bench production, only 4 pts thru 1st half
  8. Biedrins rebounding well again
  9. Turiaf gets 5 fouls in 1st half; fouls out with 9 min. left in 3rd
  10. Kurz subs in for Turiaf - gets up one missed 3 pointer
  11. Crawford ties game at 66 with 3 pointer
  12. Crawford vs. Alston = great ball handler's dual
  13. Alston and company shooting 8-12 from 3
  14. Nellie gets ejected for arguing a unjust foul on Biedrins
  15. Randolph gets a vicious put-back dunk on Yao - gets tech for showing him up
  16. Wright and Randolph front court after Biedrins picks up his 4th foul
  17. Wright finishing extremely well; runs the floor like a SF; nearly unblockable shot
  18. Randolph/Wright/Biedrins are going to be formidable in a few years; no small ball
  19. Von Wafer with 15 off the bench; 10 min. left in game
  20. Wright will be a more versatile offensive threat than Biedrins
  21. Yao gets deeper position now that Turiaf is not there to bump him out
  22. Warriors worn down in 4th; Rockets go on 30-11 run after tie game at 101 apeice
  23. Jackson gets ejected
  24. Marco DNPCD; Morrow still not on track - rarely gets the ball passed to him, but when he does get it, he can't knock it down
  25. Randolph got plenty of run, but Wright saw sparse playing time even with Turiaf in severe foul trouble; better rotation management could have kept the Warriors in the game longer
  26. props to Maggette for doing more than just scoring; 10 rebounds primarily from the SF spot; still needs to be less selfish on drives and look for easier scoring opportunities for others
  27. Jackson had one of his best shooting games but his sloppy play and emotions hurt the Warriors
  28. Randolph is learning not to settle for the long jumper; love his aggressiveness and fire
  29. don't mind the loss, as long as the young guys get plenty of run and they play good basketball for most of the game
  30. Rockets win because of their superior rebounding, lights-out 3 point shooting, and the Warriors' inablility to defend Yao once Turiaf fouled out

Warriors get out-rebounded again


Postgame Quotes

Keith Smart
On Tonight's Game:

“Houston is a good team with Yao in the middle and a bunch of shooters around him. They made their shots and that was the difference. We know how talented Yao is. Our guys did a good job considering the situation. That’s the benefit when you have a guy like Yao that gets to the free throw line and he makes his free throws. He did a good job and took advantage of us.”

On His Team's Play:

“Our guys played a good game and had a chance to win. Houston hit some big threes and that killed us."


Corey Maggette
On Tonight's Game:

“Ron Artest hit two big three’s in the fourth quarter and Yao really got going in the second half. We did a lot of good things but Houston pulled away at the end.. Yao plays like he is 8 feet tall and there are not many people who can guard him. It’s hard for our small line-up to defend him inside and then when we got in foul trouble it was impossible to stop him.


Stephen Jackson
On Tonight's Game:

“We scrambled too much and they were hitting their shots. We doubled Yao down low and their shooters were left open and hit their shots. We played small and we had to double-team Yao and we gave them a lot of open looks.”

Ronny Turiaf
On Tonight's Game:
“We have a good basketball club and we can play against any team in the NBA. Inside this locker room everyone expects great things from us every night.”



Anthony Randolph with 2 nice finishes over Yao Ming
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Related Articles
T’d Off (Warriors 112, Rockets 131) - Adam Lauridsen
Houston 131, Warriors 112: Defense? I guess they’ll get around to it, eventually - Tim Kawakami
Rockets let good times roll - Houston Chronicle
Passion plays into Yao - Janny Hu
Warriors' Turiaf makes case for minutes - Janny Hu
No more excuses: Anthony Randolph should get consistent minutes - Matt Steinmetz
Yao scores 33 points, Rockets beat Warriors - Associated Press


Next Game
Saturday, December 6 - 5:30 PM vs. San Antonio Spurs
TV: CSN
Radio: KNBR 680

Thursday, December 4, 2008

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 12/04/08


Patrick Mills: St. Mary's 75, Kent St. 69
40 min, 8-17 fg, 4-7 3pt, 6-6 ft, 0 off, 2 reb, 3 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 26 pts

Hasheem Thabeet: Connecticut 68, Buffalo 64
39 min, 7-10 fg, 0-0 3pt, 7-12 ft, 2 off, 18 reb, 1 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 4 blk, 2 pf, 21 pts

Blake Griffin
: Oklahoma 73, USC 72
37 min, 8-12 fg, 0-0 3pt, 9-13 ft, 1 off, 6 reb, 2 ast, 2 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 25 pts

DeMar DeRozan
: Oklahoma 73, USC 72
37 min, 5-13 fg, 0-1 3pt, 0-1 ft, 1 off, 4 reb, 2 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 10 pts

James Harden: Arizona St. 81, Jackson St. 60
25 min, 7-10 fg, 4-5 3pt, 4-7 ft, 0 off, 8 reb, 4 ast, 2 to, 2 stl, 0 blk, 5 pf, 22 pts

Darren Collison: UCLA 64, Texas 68
36 min, 9-22 fg, 2-5 3pt, 2-2 ft, 1 off, 2 reb, 5 ast, 6 to, 2 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 22 pts

Jrue Holiday: UCLA 64, Texas 68
35 min, 1-6 fg, 0-3 3pt, 1-2 ft, 2 off, 6 reb, 4 ast, 2 to, 2 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 3 pts

Damion James: UCLA 64, Texas 68
31 min, 5-11 fg, 2-4 3pt, 1-2 ft, 4 off, 13 reb, 2 ast, 4 to, 1 stl, 2 blk, 1 pf, 13 pts

A.J. Abrams: UCLA 64, Texas 68
39 min, 9-18 fg, 5-9 3pt, 8-9 ft, 1 off, 3 reb, 0 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 31 pts

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

HOTSPOTS FOR THE GUARDS

Marco Belinelli


Jamal Crawford


Stephen Jackson



Corey Maggette


Anthony Morrow


Kelenna Azubuike



C.J. Watson

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 12/03/08


Tyler Hansbrough: North Carolina 98, Michigan St. 63
27 min, 6-13 fg, 0-0 3pt, 13-13 ft, 2 off, 11 reb, 0 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 25 pts

Jonny Flynn: Syracuse 88, Cornell 78
36 min, 10-16 fg, 3-6 3pt, 1-1 ft, 0 off, 2 reb, 6 ast, 6 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 3 pf, 24 pts

DeJuan Blair
: Pittsburgh 78, Duquesne 51
30 min, 6-13 fg, 0-0 3pt, 2-2 ft, 10 off, 17 reb, 3 ast, 2 to, 5 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 14 pts

Tyler Smith: Pittsburgh 78, Duquesne 51
26 min, 4-11 fg, 0-0 3pt, 4-6 ft, 4 off, 10 reb, 10 ast, 0 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 0 pf, 12 pts

Patrick Patterson: Kentucky 103, Lemar 61
22 min, 11-12 fg, 0-0 3pt, 9-11 ft, 0 off, 3 reb, 3 ast, 3 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 3 pf, 31 pts

Al-Farouq Aminu
: Wake Forest 83, Indiana 58
27 min, 4-9 fg, 0-1 3pt, 4-6 ft, 5 off, 9 reb, 2 ast, 4 to, 2 stl, 5 blk, 1 pf, 12 pts

Jeff Teague: Wake Forest 83, Indiana 58
25 min, 5-9 fg, 0-1 3pt, 4-5 ft, 0 off, 3 reb, 5 ast, 6 to, 4 stl, 0 blk, 3 pf, 14 pts

Cole Aldrich: Kansas 100, New Mexico St. 79
22 min, 5-9 fg, 0-0 3pt, 3-4 ft, 6 off, 13 reb, 1 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 2 blk, 3 pf, 13 pts

A.J. Ogilvy: Ill. Chicago 74, Vanderbilt 55
29 min, 5-13 fg, 1-2 3pt, 3-5 ft, 2 off, 6 reb, 1 ast, 5 to, 1 stl, 4 blk, 3 pf, 14 pts

Ty Lawson: North Carolina 98, Michigan St. 63
28 min, 6-11 fg, 2-3 3pt, 3-4 ft, 1 off, 2 reb, 8 ast, 0 to, 7 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 17 pts

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 12/02/08


Tyreke Evans: Memphis 100, Marist 61
22 min, 10-13 fg, 2-4 3pt, 2-6 ft, 1 off, 6 reb, 4 ast, 3 to, 3 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 24 pts

Nick Calathes: Florida 73, Florida A&M 58
32 min, 5-7 fg, 3-5 3pt, 3-4 ft, 0 off, 5 reb, 7 ast, 0 to, 3 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 16 pts

B.J. Mullens: Ohio St. 73, Miami (FL) 68
18 min, 2-6 fg, 0-0 3pt, 1-4 ft, 3 off, 9 reb, 0 ast, 2 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 5 pts

Chase Budinger: Arizona 84, Loyola Marymount 57
27 min, 3-7 fg, 2-3 3pt, 2-2 ft, 1 off, 7 reb, 4 ast, 2 to, 2 stl, 1 blk, 1 pf, 10 pts

Kyle Singler: Duke 76, Purdue 60
36 min, 7-17 fg, 2-7 3pt, 4-4 ft, 6 off, 12 reb, 0 ast, 3 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 20 pts

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 12/01/08


Hasheem Thabeet: Connecticut 79, Delaware St. 49
31 min, 4-6 fg, 0-0 3pt, 2-2 ft, 4 off, 17 reb, 0 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 4 blk, 0 pf, 10 pts

Cole Aldrich: Kansas 87, Kent St. 60
28 min, 3-7 fg, 0-0 3pt, 4-4 ft, 4 off, 13 reb, 2 ast, 2 to, 0 stl, 4 blk, 2 pf, 10 pts

DeMar DeRozan: USC 74, San Francisco 69
31 min, 4-8 fg, 0-2 3pt, 3-5 ft, 3 off, 4 reb, 2 ast, 3 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 11 pts

POSTGAME: HEAT - 12/01/08

Crawford turns in a memorable 40 point home debut

MVW: Jamal Crawford

The Good
Jamal Crawford: 50 min, 11-22 fg, 4-8 3pt, 14-16 ft, 7 ast, 1 to, 40 pts
Corey Maggette: 46 min, 17-18 ft, 5 reb, 29 pts
Andris Biedrins: 35 min, 7-10 fg, 15 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk, 17 pts
Brandan Wright: 31 min, 7-13 fg, 2 bs, 15 pts
Ronny Turiaf: 18 min, 5 bs
C.J. Watson: 27 min, 4-4 ft, 4 reb, 3 ast, 4 stl
Stephen Jackson: 49 min, 11 ast

The Bad
Brandan Wright: 31 min, 4 reb
Ronny Turiaf: 18 min, 3 reb

The Ugly
Stephen Jackson: 49 min, 2-11 fg, 0-3 3pt, 1 reb, 4 to, 8 pts

Best and Worst +/-
Ronny Turiaf: +9
Andris Biedrins: -6

Team Statistics
Warriors : Heat
pts - 129 : 130
fg - 39-84 (.464) : 47-99 (.475)
ft - 47-52 (.904) : 28-31 (.903)
3p - 4-14 (.286) : 8-25 (.320)
reb - 36 : 51
oreb - 11 : 21
ast - 24 : 30
to - 9 : 14
stl - 9 : 7
bs - 8 : 9
fastbreaks - 14 : 15
points in the paint - 54 : 46

Boxscore
Highlights
Popcorn Machine's GameFlow


Nelson went with Maggette at PF down the stretch
and lost the defensive rebounding battle


Postgame Quotes

Don Nelson
On Tonight's Game:
“Couple of breakdowns at the wrong time. I thought we had the game won. Really was a good game, I told the team I thought they deserved to win it, but we didn’t so we’ll move on.”

On The Warriors' Final Turnover:

“We needed a timeout…I don’t like to call timeouts, but we had a play call that I wanted with the score tied. I wanted Goose (Andris Biedrins) to take the ball out so they couldn’t foul him. Anyway it’s a loss I thought we played extremely well and hard and no problems, but it will be a hard loss to get over.”

Jamal Crawford
On Tonight's Game:
“It was a tough game. Both teams fought hard and tonight we came out on the short end of the stick. We fought really, really hard. There was maybe a couple of different things we could’ve done as players on the court but it was tough loss, a very tough loss”

“We felt like in overtime we came out we played catch-up for the first minute or two and then we kind of took control of the game and we fought, and we fought so hard. We could’ve came out with a win, we deserved to win, but we just came out on the short end of the stick.”

Stephen Jackson
On The Loss:
“It’s no different than the other ones. We just have to find a way to get the win. At the end of the day it’s still a loss. There are things we could’ve done better but we didn’t. Now we got to get ready for the next one.”


Warriors missed Wright's interior defense and
rebounding in the 4th quarter and overtime

Related Articles

Thoughts on Game No. 18: Heat 130, Warriors 129 (OT) - Geoff Lepper
The Little Things (Warriors 129, Heat 130) - Adam Lauridsen
Miami 130, Warriors 129 in OT: One, two, three fatal late-game mistakes - Tim Kawakami
Warriors' overtime loss to Heat burns - Janny Hu
Heat rally in final seconds of OT to beat Warriors - Associated Press
Dwyane Wade not only story in Heat OT thriller - Sun Sentinel

Heat-Warriors 130-129 OT I D-Wade 37pts,13ast vs Crawford 40pts,7ast
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Next Game
Friday, December 5 - 5:30 PM vs. Houston Rockets
TV: CSN
Radio: KNBR 1050

Monday, December 1, 2008

2009 LOTTERY MOCK DRAFT

With the 7th Pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, the Golden State Warriors select....
DeMar DeRozan

Based on standings as of 11/30/08
  1. Oklahoma City - Blake Griffin
  2. Washington Wizards - Ricky Rubio
  3. LA Clippers - James Harden
  4. Memphis Grizzlies - B.J. Mullens
  5. Sacramento Kings - Jrue Holiday
  6. Minnesota Timberwolves - Brandon Jennings
  7. Golden State Warriors - DeMar DeRozan
  8. Charlotte Bobcats - Hasheem Thabeet
  9. Milwaukee Bucks - Al-Farouq Aminu
  10. Indiana Pacers - Stephen Curry
  11. Philadelphia 76ers - Earl Clark
  12. Chicago Bulls - Gani Lawai
  13. Miami Heat - Cole Aldrich
  14. Dallas Mavericks -Patrick Mills
On the Lottery Bubble: Austin Daye, Eric Maynor, Tyreke Evans, Ty Lawson, Chase Budinger, Patrick Patterson, Andrew Ogilvy, Victor Claver

Sunday, November 30, 2008

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 11/30/08


James Harden: Arizona St. 88, UTEP 58
34 min, 14-25 fg, 6-7 3pt, 6-6 ft, 4 off, 8 reb, 4 ast, 3 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 3 pf, 40 pts

Nick Calathes: Florida 86, Mo. Kansas City 65
23 min, 3-6 fg, 1-4 3pt, 2-2 ft, 0 off, 2 reb, 6 ast, 5 to, 2 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 9 pts

Damion James: Texas 77, Rice 56
26 min, 3-8 fg, 0-1 3pt, 6-9 ft, 3 off, 5 reb, 2 ast, 3 to, 2 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 12 pts

Earl Clark: West. Kentucky 68, Louisville 54
38 min, 3-9 fg, 1-3 3pt, 4-6 ft, 1 off, 11 reb, 2 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 3 blk, 1 pf, 11 pts

Samardo Samuels
: West. Kentucky 68, Louisville 54
36 min, 3-7 fg, 0-0 3pt, 5-7 ft, 6 off, 8 reb, 0 ast, 3 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 11 pts

Chase Budinger: Arizona 74, Northern Arizona 57
35 min, 6-7 fg, 3-3 3pt, 7-9 ft, 3 off, 9 reb, 3 ast, 4 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 22 pts

Greg Monroe: Georgetown 75, Maryland 48
27 min, 5-8 fg, 0-0 3pt, 2-4 ft, 1 off, 6 reb, 2 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 1 pf, 12 pts

Patrick Mills: St. Mary's 81, Providence 75
36 min, 8-15 fg, 3-7 3pt, 5-6 ft, 2 off, 3 reb, 3 ast, 5 to, 2 stl, 1 blk, 1 pf, 24 pts

Ty Lawson: North Carolina 116, N.C. Asheville 48
21 min, 7-10 fg, 2-4 3pt, 6-7 ft, 1 off, 3 reb, 8 ast, 1 to, 5 stl, 0 blk, 0 pf, 22 pts

Austin Daye
: Gonzaga 83, Tennessee 74
19 min, 2-4 fg, 2-2 3pt, 0-0 ft, 0 off, 1 reb, 0 ast, 5 to, 1 stl, 2 blk, 4 pf, 6 pts

Tyler Smith: Gonzaga 83, Tennessee 74
33 min, 6-16 fg, 0-1 3pt, 5-7 ft, 3 off, 7 reb, 3 ast, 3 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 17 pts

Scottie Hopson: Gonzaga 83, Tennessee 74
25 min, 6-12 fg, 3-6 3pt, 1-1 ft, 0 off, 1 reb, 3 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 0 pf, 16 pts

Jeff Teague: Wake Forest 87, Baylor 74
39 min, 1-10 fg, 0-0 3pt, 12-14 ft, 1 off, 8 reb, 8 ast, 6 to, 1 stl, 2 blk, 2 pf, 14 pts

Al-Farouq Aminu: Wake Forest 87, Baylor 74
29 min, 5-11 fg, 0-1 3pt, 3-4 ft, 3 off, 12 reb, 1 ast, 5 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 5 pf, 13 pts

Eric Maynor
: Vanderbilt 71, VCU 66
38 min, 12-19 fg, 3-8 3pt, 4-7 ft, 1 off, 3 reb, 3 ast, 3 to, 5 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 31 pts

A.J. Ogilvy: Vanderbilt 71, VCU 66
30 min, 11-16 fg, 2-2 3pt, 1-2 ft, 2 off, 7 reb, 1 ast, 5 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 25 pts

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 11/29/08



Jrue Holiday
: UCLA 89, Florida Intl. 54
19 min, 8-8 fg, 1-1 3pt, 3-4 ft, 2 off, 4 reb, 3 ast, 1 to, 3 stl, 0 blk, 0 pf, 20 pts

Eric Maynor: VCU 67, New Mexico 55
37 min, 6-13 fg, 2-5 3pt, 4-5 ft, 0 off, 4 reb, 5 ast, 7 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 18 pts

Hasheem Thabeet: Connecticut 88, Bryant 58
24 min, 6-7 fg, 0-0 3pt, 4-5 ft, 5 off, 12 reb, 0 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 3 blk, 2 pf, 16 pts

B.J. Mullens: Ohio St. 59, Samford 22
18 min, 3-5 fg, 0-0 3pt, 2-2 ft, 1 off, 3 reb, 0 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 2 pts

Darren Collison: UCLA 89, Florida Intl. 54
20 min, 4-5 fg, 1-1 3pt, 2-2 ft, 0 off, 4 reb, 7 ast, 1 to, 3 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 11 pts

Patrick Patterson: Kentucky 54, West Virginia 43
26 min, 6-8 fg, 0-0 3pt, 3-3 ft, 1 off, 10 reb, 1 ast, 3 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 4 pf, 15 pts

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)
NBASeason2009




Related Articles
Thoughts on Game No. 17: Knicks 138, Warriors 125 - Geoff Lepper
The problem with that loss is it gets you thinking dark thoughts about Warriors future - Matt Steinmetz
Warriors out-run, out-gunned by Knicks - Janny Hu
Knicks use big first half to crush Warriors - Reuters
For Short-Handed Knicks, a Night of Positive Numbers - New York Times
Sore wrist forces Jackson to sit out - Janny Hu
New York 138, Warriors 125: Buy more tickets if you believe in Bobby Rowell - Tim Kawakami


Next Game
Monday, December 1 - 7:30 PM vs. Miami Heat
TV: CSN
Radio: KNBR 680