Saturday, December 20, 2008

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES: 12/19/08


Al-Farouq Aminu: Wake Forest 86, Richmond79
27 min, 5-7 fg, 0-1 3pt, 4-6 ft, 3 off, 8 reb, 0 ast, 4 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 14 pts

Jeff Teague: Wake Forest 86, Richmond79
32 min, 7-12 fg, 1-2 3pt, 6-6 ft, 1 off, 8 reb, 3 ast, 8 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 21 pts

Friday, December 19, 2008

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 12/18/08


Earl Clark: Louisville 77, Missisppi 68
39 min, 8-13 fg, 2-4 3pt, 7-10 ft, 5 off, 16 reb, 5 ast, 3 to, 0 stl, 6 blk, 2 pf, 25 pts

Tyler Hansbrough
: North Carolina 91, Evansville 73
25 min, 7-14 fg, 0-0 3pt, 6-9 ft, 5 off, 9 reb, 0 ast, 3 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 20 pts

Ty Lawson: North Carolina 91, Evansville 73
26 min, 4-8 fg, 1-3 3pt, 7-8 ft, 1 off, 3 reb, 6 ast, 1 to, 2 stl, 1 blk, 0 pf, 16 pts

Austin Daye
: Gonzaga 84, Texas Southern 42
22 min, 5-10 fg, 0-0 3pt, 0-1 ft, 1 off, 7 reb, 2 ast, 0 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 10 pts

Thursday, December 18, 2008

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 12/17/08


Eric Maynor: VCU 73, Akron 69
38 min, 8-18 fg, 2-6 3pt, 12-14 ft, 2 off, 6 reb, 2 ast, 3 to, 3 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 30 pts

Kyle Singler: Duke 99, N.C. Asheville 56
22 min, 6-8 fg, 2-2 3pt, 0-0 ft, 3 off, 8 reb, 5 ast, 5 to, 4 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 14 pts

Gani Lawal: Georgia Tech 84, Georgia St. 64
27 min, 6-12 fg, 0-0 3pt, 11-17 ft, 7 off, 10 reb, 0 ast, 4 to, 0 stl, 2 blk, 2 pf, 23 pts

B.J. Mullens
: Ohio St. 81, Jacksonville 68
15 min, 1-1 fg, 0-0 3pt, 1-2 ft, 0 off, 1 reb, 0 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 1 pf, 3 pts

Patrick Mills: St. Mary's 78, Oregon 73
36 min, 6-18 fg, 1-7 3pt, 9-10 ft, 0 off, 4 reb, 6 ast, 2 to, 0 stl, 2 blk, 2 pf, 22 pts

DeJuan Blair: Pittsburgh 79, Siena 66
30 min, 10-14 fg, 0-0 3pt, 1-3 ft, 8 off, 16 reb, 3 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 1 pf, 22 pts

Jonny Flynn: Syracuse 82, Canisius 60
28 min, 3-10 fg, 0-4 3pt, 6-8 ft, 0 off, 3 reb, 3 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 12 pts

Jrue Holiday: UCLA 75, Loyola Marymount 44
24 min, 4-13 fg, 0-6 3pt, 0-0 ft, 4 off, 5 reb, 4 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 3 pf, 8 pts

Darren Collison: UCLA 75, Loyola Marymount 44
23 min, 2-6 fg, 1-4 3pt, 6-6 ft, 0 off, 2 reb, 4 ast, 0 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 0 pf, 11 pts

POSTGAME: PACERS - 12/17/08

Crawford's mid-range pull-up jumper was deadly

MVW: Jamaal Crawford

The Good
Jamaal Crawford: 38 min, 11-26 fg, 9 reb, 4 ast, 29 pts
Marco Belinelli: 39 min, 8-16 fg, 5-8 3pt, 4 arb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 21 pts
Stephen Jackson: 39 min, 8-14 ft, 3-3 ft, 6 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl, 20 pts
Andris Biedrins: 23 min, 6-13 fg, 10 reb, 2 blk, 16 pts
Kelenna Azubuike: 37 min, 6-12 fg, 2-3 3pt, 9 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk, 18 pts
Ronny Turiaf: 24 min, 4-4 ft, 4 ast, 6 blk
DeMarcus Nelson: 20 min, 7 reb

The Bad
Stephen Jackson: 39 min, 4 to
Andris Biedrins: 23 min, 4 to
Marco Belinelli: 39 min, 4 to
DeMarcus Nelson: 20 min, 1-6 fg

The Ugly
Ronny Turiaf: 25 min, 2 reb

Team Statistics
Warriors : Pacers
pts - 120 : 127
fg - 45-100 (.450) : 47-106 (.443)
ft - 18-23 (.783) : 27-29 (.931)
3pt - 12-28 (.429) : 6-17 (.353)
reb - 49 : 57
oreb - 13 : 20
ast - 20 : 19
to - 16 : 12
stl - 6 : 12
bs - 11 : 6
fastbreaks - 19 : 34
points in the paint - 42 : 62

Boxscore
Highlights
Popcorn Machine's GameFlow

Biedrins gets his 16th double-double of the season


Notes
  1. starting 5: Crawford/Belinelli/Azubuike/Jackson/Biedrins
  2. Murphy, Dunleavy, and Ford out for Pacers
  3. Jackson with a nice assist from 3 pt line to Belinelli
  4. Jackson hits a 3pt; let's hope his slump is over
  5. Biedrins looking very active; rebounding and scoring; defense collapsing on him fast, causing near turnovers and forcing perimeter scoring
  6. Azubuike with step-back jumper
  7. Belinelli misses first 3pt attempt
  8. Crawford's mid-range game is almost as good as Ellis'
  9. Turiaf in for Biedrins (foul trouble); misses jumper badly
  10. Morrow in for Crawford 3:55 left in 1Q
  11. Morrow hits open baseline jumper
  12. Azubuike shooting great from 3pt range after a bad start to the season
  13. Brandan Wright in for Azubuike near end of 1Q
  14. GSW 29 IND 40 end of 1Q
  15. Wright with oreb and flip in
  16. Azubuike turning the ball over; gets wide open 3
  17. Crawford continues to hit midrange jumper
  18. Morrow steals the ball, dribble clumsily on the break, passes up the wide open 3pt shot; still not playing with confidence
  19. Belinelli makes another nice finish on a drive
  20. DeMarcus Nelson called up; gets 2 off of Belinelli ast; retooled jump shot
  21. Biedrins sits with 3 fouls, 5:20 left in 2Q
  22. Belinelli continues to shoot well, hits 3pter to start the 2nd half
  23. Crawford draws a foul on a 3 pt shot, misses ft
  24. nice hustle on the offensive glass by Azubuike and Biedrins
  25. Biedrins picks up his 4th foul at 7:39 3Q
  26. Belinelli ties game at 81 on fade away; Belinelli looks like he's an NBA quality starter
  27. Warriors' inability to defensive rebound is why Pacers are leading
  28. Belinelli with another flashy dish for Biedrins dunk
  29. Belinelli drains yet another 3, tying game at 99
  30. good ball movement and unselfish play
  31. Granger hot and carrying the Pacers; unstoppable
  32. athletic buckets by Steven Graham; Warriors can't get a stop
  33. Jarret Jack hits big 3, Crawford misses his 3; Pacers up by 6
  34. Belinelli w/ career high 21 pts; a keeper or a trade asset to facilitate salary dump or upgrade in draft position
  35. Warriors lose 120-127 improving lottery odds
  36. always good to see a competitive game that ends in a loss where one of the young guys has a great game; chemistry seems to be developing as well
  37. disappointed that Nelson continues to sit Randolph and Wright all or most of the game in favor of a rebounding and defensive challenged small-ball unit

Belinelli looks like he truly belongs in the NBA


Postgame Quotes

Don Nelson
On Tonight's Game:
“I thought we competed the best we could. I thought it was anyone’s game for a while. We didn’t expect to play with such a small lineup. But with Murphy (Troy) out, they went small and then we had to. Their small team played better than ours. We expected them to run the floor and it was a pretty good battle.”


Jamal Crawford
On Tonight's Game:
"I thought offensively we gave ourselves a chance. But we were down one a couple different times and we didn’t capitalize or get the big stop or the big score. We just didn’t close it out."


On Trying To Turn Things Around:
"We just don’t want the young guys to get down. When you get results with winning, the hard work is paying off. Since we haven’t been winning we have to keep going forward and hopefully they’ll keep their heads up."
On Danny Granger:
"It’s confidence. I’ve always thought in the past he was a really good player. But now he’s being more vocal with his teammates and you can see he’s the leader of this ball club.”


Stephen Jackson
On Tonight's Game:
"They made shots. Danny (Granger) had a terrific game. We had a difficult job guarding the pick and roll tonight. That definitely hurt us. They set a lot of screens where they got open and they knocked them down."


On The Warriors:
"We have a young team. We’re going through a lot with injuries. Young guys are trying to find their roles and how the NBA goes. There’s a lot we’re going through right now and just trying to find a niche. We just need to get some momentum going for ourselves. This was a bad way to start a road trip but we have to get ready for the next one."


On His Place On The Team:
"I’m just trying to stay positive and be aggressive. I have to play well and shoot well for the team to win. I’ve been struggling a little bit. Everybody struggles sometimes, somewhere. It’s just about me continuing to be humble about the game and continuing to work on my shot and hopefully I can get out of it.”


Jackson gets his stroke back and shoots 8 of 14 from the field, 3-3 from the line


Related Articles
Thoughts on Game No. 26: Pacers 127, Warriors 120 - Geoff Lepper
Granger scores 41 to lead Pacers in victory over Golden State - Evansville Courier & Press
Fans want Warriors to struggle with Randolph and Wright playing - Matt Steinmetz
Jackson's role with Warriors evolves as they grow younger - Indystar.com
Granger, Pacers top Warriors in high-scoring affair - The Sports Network
Even if they win in Indy tonight, Warriors are looking at a 26-56 final record - Tim Kawakami
Game No. 26, live: Warriors (7-18) at Pacers (8-16) - Geoff Lepper
Jackson feeling better, but Warriors lose - John Shea, SF Chronicle


Warriors-Pacers 120-127 I Crawford 29pts,9reb vs Granger 41pts,11reb
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 12/16/08


A.J. Ogilvy: Vanderbilt 71, South Florida 52
30 min, 6-8 fg, 0-0 3pt, 8-13 ft, 3 off, 13 reb, 1 ast, 5 to, 3 stk, 0 blk, 2 pf, 20 pts

Damien James: Texas 88, Texas Southern 72
20 min, 3-9 fg, 0-1 3pt, 1-3 ft, 1 off, 2 reb, 0 ast, 0 to, 1 stk, 1 blk, 0 pf, 7 pts

Tyler Smith
: Tennessee 80, Marquette 68
29 min, 4-6 fg, 0-0 3pt, 6-6 ft, 0 off, 3 reb, 2 ast, 0 to, 0 stk, 0 blk, 3 pf, 14 pts

Scotty Hopson: Tennessee 80, Marquette 68
23 min, 1-7 fg, 0-4 3pt, 0-0 ft, 0 off, 1 reb, 0 ast, 4 to, 1 stk, 0 blk, 3 pf, 2 pts

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 12/15/08


Hasheem Thabeet: Connecticut 91, Stony Brook 57
22 min, 5-7 fg, 0-0 3pt, 8-10 ft, 3 off, 9 reb, 0 ast, 3 to, 0 stk, 1 blk, 2 pf, 18 pts

Jonny Flynn: Cleveland St. 72, Syracuse 69
35 min, 7-8 fg, 1-1 3pt, 1-2 ft, 0 off, 4 reb, 5 ast, 4 to, 4 stk, 0 blk, 0 pf, 16 pts

DeMar DeRozan: USC 91, Pepperdine 77
24 min, 4-6 fg, 0-2 3pt, 2-5 ft, 2 off, 4 reb, 1 ast, 2 to, 0 stk, 0 blk, 4 pf, 10 pts

Monday, December 15, 2008

POSTGAME: MAGIC - 12/15/08

Jackson's shooting slump continues, but still rewarded heavy minutes


MVW: Marco Belinelli

The Good
Marco Belinelli: 31 min, 8-14 fg, 4 reb, 6 ast, 19 pts
Andris Biedrins: 31 min, 10-12 fg, 9 reb, 2 blk, 23 pts
Jamaal Crawford: 37 min, 6 ast, 16 pts
Kelenna Azubuike: 37 min, 10 reb
Stephen Jackson: 39 min, 6-6 ft, 7 reb, 3 ast

The Bad
Stephen Jackson: 39 min, 3-14 fg, 0-3 3pt, 4 to
Jamaal Crawford: 37 min, 6-17 fg, 1-6 3pt, -16 +/-, 2 to
Brandan Wright: 12 min
Anthony Randolph: 2 min

The Ugly
Kelenna Azubuike: 37 min, 2-14 fg, 6 pts

Team Statistics
Warriors : Magic
pts - 98 : 119
fg - 38-91 (.418) : 45-94 (.479)
ft - 17-23 (.739) : 9-13 (.692)
3pt - 5-18 (.278) : 10-20 (.500)
reb - 48 : 51
oreb - 16 : 14
ast - 19 : 26
to - 15 : 13
stl - 7 : 9
bs - 3 : 5
fastbreaks - 18 : 15
points in the paint - 44 : 44

Boxscore
Popcorn Machine's GameFlow


Nelson benches the young bigs....again

Notes
  1. no Dwight Howard
  2. starting 5: Watson/Crawford/Azubuike/Jackson/Biedrins
  3. too many turnovers; trying to force it inside since Howard is out; Gortat doing well to defend the paint - looking like he belongs
  4. Warriors offense flat
  5. Belinelli hits first shot after being subbed in to jump-start the offense
  6. Turiaf in to combat Battie's rebounding
  7. Jackson continues to struggle from the field; slump continues - hand injury should be rested
  8. Belinelli with a 3; Jackson should consider passing the ball to him, Azubuike, or Watson - all of whom have been shooting far better
  9. Morrow in; desperately needs to get his confidence back
  10. Belinelli with 2 swishes; playing PG; beautiful passing; trying to get others involved
  11. Turiaf doing better on the glass
  12. Jackson with nice offensive board and quick flip back in
  13. alley-oop play, Jackson to Biedrins
  14. Gortat out-playing Biedrins; 8 pts, 6 reb, 2 blk vs. 8 pts, 3 reb, 1 blk
  15. Jackson keeps chucking to the tune of 1-11 fg in the 1st half
  16. Morrow hasn't taken a shot; has 2 reb, 2 pf
  17. GSW 40, ORL 46 at the half; 30.6% fg,
  18. leaders at the half: Biedrins 10 pts, Azubuike 8 reb, Jackson 2 ast
  19. Jackson finally hits a jumper; draws 3rd foul for Gortat
  20. Azubuike getting better at dishing on drives
  21. Watson ties game at 53 w/ 2 free throws
  22. Crawford's mid-range shot falling; fantastic cross over and pull up moves to shake his man
  23. Jameer Nelson heats up from long range; latest average player to benefit from playing the Warriors
  24. Belinelli is a far better PG than Watson; better court vision, passing, finishing, unselfishness
  25. Belinelli continues to finish at the rim at a high percentage, huge improvement from last year
  26. Jackson has the audacity to take a contested 3 with plenty of time on the clock; Nelson should give him extended rest
  27. Battie crashing the offensive board; Randolph, Wright, Kurz? Small ball isn't working, why not try to go big
  28. Belinelli needs to always go under the high screen; seems to always stubble after his man and swiping for ball from behind; need to have 2 shot blockers with Belinelli guarding against a capable penentrator
  29. GSW 67 ORL 77, end of 3rd Q
  30. Wright starts 3rd, immediately drains a 12 footer
  31. don't like Morrow body language; timid, unsure
  32. Belinelli with awesome long distance ally-oop to Biedrins; tough and-1 a few minutes later
  33. would like to have seen Williams/Belinelli/Randolph/Wright/Biedrins; Jackson, Crawford, Azubike combine for 11-44 fg
  34. Randolph in and hits a long 2; rebounds strong, needs to look to pass more
  35. Morrow gets some garbage points; I'm starting to lose hope for Morrow to be a big piece of the Warriors future
  36. could have used Randolph a lot sooner to limit 2nd and 3rd chance points
  37. Biedrins should have dominated in this game; played well, but couldn't muster a double-double; hard to do when your the lone big man battling for rebounds much of the game
  38. props to Belinelli for continuing his stellar play; he's played like I thought he would after seeing him last summer, now he has to do it on a consistent basis; he plays basketball the right way - unselfish, versatile, aggressive, confident
  39. only 3 blocks for the entire team; not many minutes given to the bigs other than Biedrins
  40. The Warriors are going to lose a lot of the bandwagon 'We Believe', fans, but they are doing the rightt thing in resting the injured and playing the young guys in waves (Tank Mode); if the Warriors can get a top 3 pick, this would all be worth it (Griffin, Harden, Rubio - if he comes out), too bad this is a very shallow draft with no real franchise changers, except perhaps Rubio who looks less and less likely to declare for the draft
  41. it seems as though Nellie is picking and choosing when to play the bigs, insuring that neither Randolph or Wright get a permanent spot in the rotation for whatever reason

Crawford continues to struggle from 3 point range


Postgame Quotes

Don Nelson
On Stephen Jackson's Injured Hand:
“I think it’s obvious (it’s affecting him). But it’s up to him if he thinks he can still play. He does other things well on the court, tonight he had seven rebounds and passed well. Scoring is not the only thing he possesses.”


On The Small Lineup:
“It was a small lineup game tonight the way I figured. We couldn’t matchup with their bigs so we had to go small and we struggled to score the ball. They made more shots, but it was a matchup we had to do.”


On The Defense:
“It was so hard for us to handle their screen and roll and with their three point shot it takes away from our weak side help. But Jameer (Nelson) has developed in to quite a player”


Stephen Jackson
On Playing Hurt:
“That’s what matters to me, my teammates. Nobody made a big deal of my toe when I played in the playoffs, so I’m not going to make this a big deal about my hand. It happened, but I’m going to keep rolling.”


On The Young Guys:
“We have a bunch of young guys and they just want to play basketball and hopefully we can switch it up and win some games. They are staying positive for the most part and the guys that have been around here are helping them. But it’s definitely frustrating to them and this is something new to them, so they’ll have to find a way to deal with it.”




Marco Belinelli vs Magic (2008, Dec. 15)
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Related Articles
Thoughts on Game No. 25: Magic 109, Warriors 98 - Geoff Lepper
Now What? - Adam Lauridsen
Marco Belinelli at the point? Better late than never - Matt Steinmetz
Woeful Warriors in deep freeze - Marcus Thompson II
Warriors fall to Magic - Janny Hu
Nelson leads Howard-less Magic past Warriors - The Sports Network
Magic beat Warriors 109-98 - Orlando Sentinel


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