Saturday, January 3, 2009

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 01/03/09


Nick Calathes: Florida 68, N.C. State 66
34 min, 11-16 fg, 1-3 3pt, 9-13 ft, 3 off, 5 reb, 5 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 32 pts

Evan Turner: Minnesota 68, Ohio St. 59
39 min, 7-17 fg, 1-2 3pt, 6-6 ft, 0 off, 8 reb, 1 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 21 pts

B.J. Mullens: Minnesota 68, Ohio St. 59
18 min, 2-2 fg, 0-0 3pt, 1-3 ft, 1 off, 5 reb, 0 ast, 2 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 3 pf, 5 pts

DeJuan Blair: Pittsburgh 70, Georgetown 54
31 min, 9-16 fg, 0-0 3pt, 2-4 ft, 7 off, 17 reb, 3 ast, 0 to, 1 stl, 2 blk, 3 pf, 20 pts

Greg Monroe: Pittsburgh 70, Georgetown 54
34 min, 6-13 fg, 0-1 3pt, 3-3 ft, 2 off, 8 reb, 2 ast, 4 to, 1 stl, 2 blk, 2 pf, 15 pts

Blake Griffin: Oklahoma 93, Coppin St. 62
26 min, 5-9 fg, 0-1 3pt, 4-4 ft, 2 off, 12 reb, 2 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 9 blk, 1 pf, 14 pts

Stephen Curry: Davidson 76, Samford 55
34 min, 7-14 fg, 5-6 3pt, 2-2 ft, 0 off, 4 reb, 8 ast, 3 to, 4 stl, 1 blk, 3 pf, 21 pts

Tyler Smith: Kansas 92, Tennessee 85
35 min, 6-13 fg, 0-2 3pt, 9-15 ft, 3 off, 9 reb, 3 ast, 0 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 21 pts

Cole Aldrich
: Kansas 92, Tennessee 85
37 min, 10-14 fg, 0-0 3pt, 2-2 ft, 3 off, 10 reb, 1 ast, 3 to, 1 stl, 6 blk, 3 pf, 22 pts

Luke Harangody
: Notre Dame 65, St. John's 71
37 min, 12-24 fg, 0-1 3pt, 4-7 ft, 5 off, 14 reb, 4 ast, 5 to, 4 stl, 0 blk, 5 pf, 28 pts

Gani Lawal: Alabama 88, Georgia Tech 77
34 min, 8-13 fg, 0-0 3pt, 7-9 ft, 3 off, 4 reb, 1 ast, 3 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 23 pts

JaMychael Green: Alabama 88, Georgia Tech 77
32 min, 5-9 fg, 0-0 3pt, 2-3 ft, 3 off, 5 reb, 0 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 2 blk, 5 pf, 12 pts

Eric Maynor: Delaware 81, VCU 79
38 min, 8-21 fg, 2-6 3pt, 10-12 ft, 1 off, 3 reb, 7 ast, 3 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 28 pts

Hasheem Thabeet: Connecticut 80, Rutgers 49
21 min, 5-7 fg, 0-0 3pt, 5-8 ft, 3 off, 8 reb, 0 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 3 pf, 15 pts

Al-Farouq Aminu: Wake Forest 94, BYU 87
33 min, 5-8 fg, 1-2 3pt, 3-3 ft, 1 off, 7 reb, 0 ast, 3 to, 0 stl, 3 blk, 4 pf, 14 pts

Jeff Teague: Wake Forest 94, BYU 87
37 min, 8-12 fg, 2-4 3pt, 12-14 ft, 0 off, 4 reb, 4 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 3 pf, 30 pts

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES: 01/02/09


James Harden: Arizona St. 90, Stanford 60
33 min, 6-14 fg, 2-5 3pt, 3-5 ft, 2 off, 5 reb, 10 ast, 2 to, 3 stl, 1 blk, 1 pf, 17 pts

DeMar DeRozan: USC 83, Oregon 62
28 min, 6-11 fg, 0-1 3pt, 2-2 ft, 3 off, 12 reb, 1 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 3 pf, 14 pts

Chase Budinger: California 69, Arizaona 55
39 min, 4-16 fg, 1-5 3pt, 0-0 ft, 0 off, 2 reb, 3 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 0 pf, 9 pts

Jordan Hill: California 69, Arizaona 55
39 min, 8-17 fg, 0-0 3pt, 2-4 ft, 4 off, 11 reb, 2 ast, 2 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 3 pf, 18 pts

Damien James: Texas 78, Appalachian St. 43
19 min, 4-7 fg, 0-1 3pt, 6-7 ft, 4 off, 13 reb, 1 ast, 0 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 3 pf, 14 pts

Patrick Mills: St. Mary's 80, CSU Bakersfield 74
36 min, 6-14 fg, 1-3 3pt, 8-10 ft, 2 off, 6 reb, 1 ast, 5 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 4 pf, 21 pts

Jrue Holiday: UCLA 69, Oregon St. 46
31 min, 4-9 fg, 1-5 3pt, 0-1 ft, 1 off, 3 reb, 2 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 9 pts

Darren Collison: UCLA 69, Oregon St. 46
32 min, 7-10 fg, 2-4 3pt, 0-0 ft, 0 off, 3 reb, 4 ast, 1 to, 3 stl, 0 blk, 0 pf, 16 pts

POSTGAME: TIMBERWOLVES - 01/02/09

Jackson starts off slow but ends up with 25 pts and 7 ast


MVW: Stephen Jackson

The Good
Stephen Jackson: 37 min, 7-14 fg, 2-3 3pt, 9-11 ft, 7 ast, 25 pts
Andris Biedrins: 33 min, 8-12 fg, 13 reb, 2 bs, 18 pts
Anthony Morrow: 22 min, 6-11 fg, 2-4 3pt, 4 reb, 14 pts
Marco Belinelli: 29 min, 1-2 3pt, 6 ast, 3 stl, 10 pts
C.J. Watson: 31 min, 6 reb, 3 stl, 11 pts
Rob Kurz: 16 min, 4-7 fg, 1 bs, 9 pts

The Bad
Stephen Jackson: 37 min, 3 reb, 6 to
Kelenna Azubuike: 16 min, 0-2 fg, 1 reb, 0 ast, 2 pf, 0 stl, 2 pts
Anthony Randolph: DNP-CD

The Ugly
Jamaal Crawford: 32 min, 3-12 fg, 1-6 3pt, 3 ast

Team Statistics

Warriors : Timberwolves
pts - 108 : 115
fg - 38-80 (.475) : 41-91 (.451)
ft - 25-34 (.735) : 30-39 (.769)
3pt - 7-20 (.350) : 3-13 (.231)
reb - 39 : 50
oreb - 10 : 17
ast - 21 : 23
to - 15 : 13
stl - 8 : 9
bs - 7 : 2
fast break points - 5 : 23
points in the paint - 42 : 52

Boxscore
Highlights
Popcorn Machine's GameFlow


Marco had a sub-par shooting night but dished out 6 ast

Notes

  1. starting lineup: Crawford/Belinelli/Jackson/Kurz/Biedrins vs. Foye/Ollie/Gomes/Smith/Jefferson
  2. Wright out with sprained wrist; curious as to how this injury came about
  3. Rob Kurz hits first shot for Warriors
  4. Marco misses 1st shot
  5. Foye challenging Belinelli's ball handling
  6. Kurz rebounding well, playing decent defense
  7. Warriors continue playing unselfish ball
  8. Azubuike in for Belinelli
  9. Biedrins struggling from the line again
  10. would love to have Love on this team - big that can rebound, shoot deep, and run the offense through
  11. Jefferson and Biedrins going back and fourth; 7 pts, 6 reb, 1 bs for Biedrins; 13 pts, 3 reb for Jefferson
  12. Turiaf in for Biedrins 3:34 1Q : GS 16, MIN 23
  13. Jackson with 3 turnovers, 6 total for Warriors, 0 for TWolves
  14. Jackson forcing the issue
  15. Watson and Belinelli in for Crawford and Jackson 1:22 1Q : GS 20, MIN 28
  16. Morrow hits first shot attempt, 3 pt w/ assist from driving Belinelli
  17. down by 6 after 1st Q
  18. Belinelli with another great assist to cutting Turiaf
  19. Biedrins and Turiaf in at the same time! 34 to 38 MIN, 8:35 2Q
  20. Jefferson has some of the best post moves in the NBA; learning from McHale
  21. Morrow looking good tonight; hitting his shots and has nice tear drop in traffic
  22. Jackson in for Turiaf; conventional lineup cuts deficit to 2
  23. will be fun to watch Biedrins and Jefferson go at it year after year
  24. Watson one of the best Warriors lately
  25. Morrow with pull-up baseline jumper
  26. sometimes it's hard to tell Morrow and Jackson apart when you don't look at their jersey numbers; move similarly, both wear head bands, same build
  27. Turiaf throws ball away, Jefferson gets buzzer beating layup to end half; GS 56, MINN 58
  28. at the half: 54% fg, 2/7 4-pt, 13/17 ft, 11 to, 5 fast break pts
  29. Kurz 4-5 fg
  30. Crawford dump to Biedrins...NICE!
  31. Crawford hits 3pt from Jackson assist; wide open
  32. Jackson less deliberate and more of a passer now
  33. Biedrins 2/6 ft
  34. lots of communication on defense prior to inbound by MIN; great to see
  35. Gomes heating up
  36. GS 72, MIN 83 4:47 3Q
  37. Morrow hits open 3 pt shot
  38. Azubuike (flu-like symptoms) in for Belinelli; 2:32 3Q GS 80 MIN 99
  39. Jackson hits 2 in a row
  40. GS 84 MIN 91 end of 3rd Q
  41. Morrow missing shots now
  42. Biedrins and Turiaf on floor together; 8: 02 4Q down 10 pts
  43. Jackson with another turnover (6)
  44. Cardinal shooting well; hits jumper that extends lead to 12
  45. 3 pts in 5 min. on 1-9 shooting, multiple turnovers in the quarter
  46. Jefferson scoring despite having Turiaf/Biedrins in the middle w/ Watson coming to double on every touch
  47. Jackson (5-11 fg) and Crawford (3-11 fg) having terrible shooting nights
  48. Foye's back to back 3's nail in coffin
  49. Warriors score only 13 pts in 4th Q w/ 1:54 remaining
  50. GS 108 MIN 115 Final
  51. Warriors get out-rebounded by 11 and fail to insert their 2nd best rebounder in Randolph; on-court development not a priority at this time; Nelson chose to play an ineffective, flu-ridden Azubuike over him....go figure
  52. only 5 fast break points and 8 stls
  53. gave up a lot of points to one of the worst offensive teams in the NBA
  54. 6th worst record at 10-25; keep tanking, this team needs all the help it can get: Rubio, Griffin, Harden, Holiday, Monroe, DeRozan, Jennings, Hill, Curry, Patterson, Thabeet
  55. big win for the tank brigade; Warriors need to go all-out for big home games, hold out key guys for others, keeping all games competitive and entertaining, and allow young players to develop along the way - like how Nellie is giving the young guards more time, but not so happy about Wright and Randolph's minutes


Biedrins and Jefferson battled all night,
but Jefferson dominated in the post

Postgame Quotes

Don Nelson

On Tonight's Game:
"I think the fire was there, but not for the whole game... Some of those (statistical) categories are surprising, but we struggle against talented big men, there's no question about it. And they've got one here. (Kurz) and Anthony Morrow were my two best players tonight. Really did a good job on both ends of the floor."

Stephen Jackson
On Tonight's Game:
"We have to expect it, but we've just been too inconsistent right now. We've got to grow up fast and learn to play on the road. This team is going through the same hardships that we've gone through, but at the same time coming into the game we thought we were the better team. We've just got to figure out how to find our identity and stick with it every game, and not play one good game and then drop four in a row and then play good again. We have to try and get some consistency going and guys have got to grow up faster. Guys have to get themselves going and stop looking at the next person to do this."

"Everybody has to be accountable. Coaches are doing everything they can to get us ready and prepared. We've got to stop looking at the coaches for answers and we've got to go out there and play and get the job done ourselves. I think everybody in the locker room needs to start looking at themselves in the mirror. That's the only way we're going to get it done. Coaches can't play. They get us prepared the best they can (but) we have go out there and find a way to put the action on court and win games."




Golden State Warriors @ Minnesota Timberwolves 1/2/09

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Related Links
Game No. 35, live: Warriors (10-24) at Timberwolves (6-25) - Geoff Lepper
The Bottom? (Warriors 108, Wolves 115)- Adam Lauridsen
Losses to OKC and Minny? The Warriors are bad, but shouldn’t be THIS bad - Tim Kawakami
Warriors hit new low two days later - Janny Hu
Warriors lose to another struggling team - Curtis Pashelka, Inside Bay Area
Wolves show spark in victory over Golden State - Star Tribune
Jefferson, T'Wolves get win over Warriors - The Sports Network
Wolves hold lead against Warriors - Associated Press


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Thursday, January 1, 2009

GAME FLOW CHART SAYS IT ALL....SMALL BALL FTL


Popcorn Machine's Game flow chart shows Brandan Wright should have played more. Wright was the only Warrior with a positive +/- stat by a large margin (+10).

I didn't get a chance to watch the game last night, but what was the reasoning behind going away from a traditional 2 big front line that was working successfully to keep their 4 and 5's in check? Lepper does a good job tracking the success of different types of lineups at 48minutes.com, but I haven't seen his post on last night's game yet. It would seem to me that Nelson's obsession with small-ball cost them the game.

Don't get me wrong, I love that they lost for tank purposes, but at some point Nellie's got to realize that this personnel is not optimized MOST nights going with 4 smalls + Biedrins or Turiaf. To NOT try Randolph for a few minutes with Turiaf or Biedrins is very disconcerting.

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 12/31/08


Kyle Singler: Duke 92, Loyola (MD) 51
24 min, 8-14 fg, 0-3 3pt, 4-5 ft, 3 off, 8 reb, 2 ast, 0 to, 6 stl, 0 blk, 0 pf, 20 pts

Luke Harangody: Notre Dame 92, DePaul 82
35 min, 10-18 fg, 0-0 3pt, 6-6 ft, 7 off, 16 reb, 2 ast, 4 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 26 pts

Earl Clark
: UNLV 56, Louisville 55
39 min, 4-11 fg, 0-1 3pt, 2-2 ft, 4 off, 7 reb, 0 ast, 3 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 3 pf, 10 pts

Samardo Samuels: UNLV 56, Louisville 55
36 min, 2-6 fg, 0-0 3pt, 6-8 ft, 5 off, 7 reb, 1 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 2 blk, 2 pf, 10 pts

Tyler Hansbrough: North Carolina 84, Nevada 61
30 min, 7-13 fg, 0-0 3pt, 8-10 ft, 1 off, 3 reb, 0 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 22 pts

Ty Lawson: North Carolina 84, Nevada 61
28 min, 4-7 fg, 0-2 3pt, 3-7 ft, 2 off, 5 reb, 7 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 11 pts

Evan Turner: Ohio St. 68, Iowa 65
39 min, 4-12 fg, 0-0 3pt, 3-6 ft, 1 off, 5 reb, 1 ast, 0 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 11 pts

B.J. Mullens: Ohio St. 68, Iowa 65
15 min, 1-2 fg, 0-0 3pt, 2-2 ft, 0 off, 0 reb, 0 ast, 2 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 4 pts

Austin Daye
: Utah 66, Gonzaga 65
31 min, 4-14 fg, 0-2 3pt, 0-0 ft, 1 off, 6 reb, 3 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 8 pts

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 12/30/08


Nick Calathes: Florida 78, Stetson 57
32 min, 7-11 fg, 3-5 3pt, 6-6 ft, 1 off, 3 reb, 5 ast, 6 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 1 pf, 23 pts

Jeff Teague: Wake Forest 83, Radford 61
29 min, 6-13 fg, 0-3 3pt, 7-7 ft, 0 off, 1 reb, 1 ast, 0 to, 4 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 19 pts

Al-Farouq Aminu: Wake Forest 83, Radford 61
24 min, 7-15 fg, 0-0 3pt, 4-7 ft, 4 off, 10 reb, 2 ast, 2 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 18 pts

Jonny Flynn: Syracuse 100, Seton Hall 76
24 min, 5-7 fg, 1-2 3pt, 3-4 ft, 0 off, 1 reb, 5 ast, 5 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 0 pf, 14 pts

JaMychal Green: Alabama 86, Qunicy 58
30 min, 6-8 fg, 0-1 3pt, 1-2 ft, 3 off, 7 reb, 1 ast, 3 to, 1 stl, 2 blk, 2 pf, 13 pts

Blake Griffin: Oklahoma 88, Arkansas 96
34 min, 8-15 fg, 0-0 3pt, 5-8 ft, 6 off, 13 reb, 4 ast, 4 to, 1 stl, 3 blk, 5 pf, 21 pts

Gani Lawal: Georgia Tech 63, Tennessee St. 58
24 min, 4-5 fg, 0-0 3pt, 4-9 ft, 4 off, 16 reb, 1 ast, 3 to, 2 stl, 1 blk, 2 pf, 12 pts

Cole Aldrich: Kansas 79, Albany 43
21 min, 8-10 fg, 0-0 3pt, 4-4 ft, 2 off, 6 reb, 1 ast, 3 to, 0 stl, 3 blk, 3 pf, 20 pts

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

ROCKY CHANTS ROCK THE ORACLE

Thanks in part to Belinelli's emergence, the Warriors are watchable once more. His hard work, persistence, and patience with Don Nelson's frustrating double-standards with the rotations have finally paid off. Thank goodness the Warriors didn't trade him before Belinelli could prove Nelson wrong. This kid is ready and has been ready to contribute all along. We could have used him last year to cut down on Jackson and Baron's minutes. His defense wasn't where it is now, but Belinelli had plenty of other ways to contribute so the vets would have something left in the tank at the end of the season.

YO ADRIAN!!!!! HE DID IT!!!!


Rocky Balboa (2:10 start of training footage)
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Marco Belinelli Quote:

On The Fans' Support:
“That’s incredible, especially tonight when they chanted ‘Rocky, Rocky.’ These
are the best fans in the world and that only confirms it.”



PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 12/29/08


Manny Harris: Michigan 77, N.C. Central 57
36 min, 7-18 fg, 2-5 3pt, 13-16 ft, 7 off, 16 reb, 7 ast, 1 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 0 pf, 29 pts

Greg Monroe: Georgetown 74, Connecticut 63
27 min, 6-10 fg, 2-2 3pt, 2-3 ft, 1 off, 3 reb, 4 ast, 3 to, 3 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 16 pts

Hasheem Thabeet: Georgetown 74, Connecticut 63
34 min, 2-4 fg, 0-0 3pt, 0-1 ft, 3 off, 7 reb, 0 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 7 blk, 2 pf, 4 pts

Patrick Patterson: Kentucky 84, Cent. Michigan 52
29 min, 6-7 fg, 0-0 3pt, 3-3 ft, 2 off, 9 reb, 0 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 1 blk, 1 pf, 15 pts

Chase Budinger: Arizona 71, Weber St. 65
40 min, 3-14 fg, 1-6 3pt, 9-12 ft, 4 off, 12 reb, 6 ast, 3 to, 1 stl, 2 blk, 2 pf, 16 pts

Stephen Curry: Davidson 79, Charleston 75
39 min, 11-25 fg, 2-9 3pt, 5-7 ft, 1 off, 7 reb, 9 ast, 5 to, 3 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 29 pts

Monday, December 29, 2008

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 12/28/08


DeMar DeRozan: USC 66, Oral Roberts 56
32 min, 7-14 fg, 0-0 3pt, 4-5 ft, 1 off, 5 reb, 3 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 0 pf, 18 pts

JaMychal Green: Alabama 66, Yale 63
20 min, 2-6 fg, 0-0 3pt, 6-7 ft, 4 off, 9 reb, 0 ast, 3 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 3 pf, 10 pts

Nick Calathes
: Florida 74, Winthrop 45
26 min, 3-7 fg, 1-2 3pt, 2-2 ft, 0 off, 5 reb, 7 ast, 3 to, 2 stl, 0 blk, 0 pf, 9 pts

Gani Lawal: Virginia 88, Georgia Tech 84
40 min, 6-14 fg, 0-0 3pt, 9-14 ft, 4 off, 9 reb, 0 ast, 0 to, 1 stl, 1 blk, 1 pf, 21 pts

Tyler Hansbrough: North Carolina 97, Rutgers 75
29 min, 10-15 fg, 0-1 3pt, 6-6 ft, 4 off, 10 reb, 1 ast, 2 to, 1 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 26 pts

Ty Lawson: North Carolina 97, Rutgers 75
30 min, 8-12 fg, 1-2 3pt, 2-3 ft, 1 off, 3 reb, 6 ast, 0 to, 2 stl, 1 blk, 1 pf, 19 pts

Patrick Mills: St. Mary's 76, Morgan St. 60
26 min, 5-11 fg, 3-8 3pt, 0-0 ft, 1 off, 3 reb, 4 ast, 5 to, 3 stl, 0 blk, 0 pf, 13 pts

Jrue Holiday: UCLA 78, Louisiana Tech 55
29 min, 5-10 fg, 1-3 3pt, 1-2 ft, 3 off, 10 reb, 5 ast, 1 to, 3 stl, 0 blk, 2 pf, 12 pts

Darren Collison: UCLA 78, Louisiana Tech 55
24 min, 0-3 fg, 0-3 3pt, 2-2 ft, 1 off, 1 reb, 10 ast, 1 to, 3 stl, 0 blk, 1 pf, 2 pts

POSTGAME: LAKERS 12/28/08

Crawford's fine shooting isn't enough to pull another shocker


MVW: Jamaal Crawford

The Good
Jamaal Crawford: 27 min, 7-12 fg, 2-4 3pt, 6-6 ft, 5 ast, 1 stl, 22 pts
C.J. Watson: 23 min, 5-7 fg, 3-3 3pt, 2 stl, 14 pts
Marco Belinelli: 29 min, 5-11 fg, 2-5 3pt, 2 ast, 14 pts
Brandan Wright: 31 min, 4 reb, 4 ast, 2 bs, 14 pts
Andris Biedrins: 26 min, 17 reb, 2 ast, 3 stl
Kelenna Azubuike: 20 min, 5-9 fg, 12 pts
Ronny Turiaf: 20 min, 2 stl, 4 bs
Stephen Jackson: 29 min, 5 ast
Rob Kurz: 9 min, 3-4 fg, 1-1 3pt, 3-3 ft, 2 reb, 1 bs, 10 pts

The Bad
Ronny Turiaf: 20 min, 4 pf, 3 to, 0 pts
Andris Biedrins: 26 min, 8 pts

The Ugly
Stephen Jackson: 29 min, 3-9 fg, 1 reb, 5 to

Best and Worst +/-

Rob Kurz: +2
Anthony Morrow: +2
DeMarcus Nelson: +2
Kelenna Azubuike: -15
Ronny Turiaf: -15

Team Statistics
Warriors : Lakers
pts - 113 : 130
fg - 40-81 (.494) : 47-91 (.516)
ft - 24-33 (.727) : 26-32 (.560)
3pt - 5-15 (.333) : 6-15 (.813)
reb - 33 : 47
oreb - 9 : 16
ast - 23 : 33
to - 17 : 16
stl - 11 : 12
bs - 8 : 4
fast break points - 16 : 21
points in the paint - 38 : 50

Boxscore
Highlights
Popcorn Machine's GameFlow

Jackson and the young Warriors were unable to slow down Kobe


Notes

  1. starting 5: Crawford / Belinelli / Jackson / Wright / Biedrins vs. Fisher / Bryant / Walton / Gasol / Bynum
  2. Keys: 1 - Emphasis on Kobe 2 - 2nd chance points 3 - Early offense
  3. Belinelli hits first shot Warriors take, long 2; guarding Walton, Jackson on Kobe
  4. Biedrins rebounding well
  5. Wright with nice post defense on Gasol - took the back down, Gasol tries turn around and Wright forces airball; earlier forced jump ball on Bynum shot
  6. Biedrins dropping more balls than usual lately
  7. Belinelli hits 3 straight; get him the ball
  8. Belinelli layup off fastbreak handled by Crawford; like chemistry between the two
  9. Belinelli playing more and more like Ginobili
  10. Biedrins with 8 rebounds w/ 2 min. left in 1st
  11. Wright getting to the line; playing aggressive
  12. Turiaf gets a big hand when he enters the game
  13. Crawford with ANOTHER 4 point play; most per minute by player ever??!?!?!
  14. Jackson sits with 2 fouls; Buike comes in - played well last time vs. Kobe in L.A.
  15. Randolph guarding Odom
  16. Bynum gets his 3rd dunk of the game
  17. Randolph making lots of silly mistakes; bad passes and bad foul
  18. GSW 27 LAL 34 end of 1st
  19. Wright and Turiaf start 2nd Q
  20. Lakers playing scrubs + Odom + Bynum
  21. Vujacic hitting his jumpers and 3's
  22. Kobe tells Bynum to "bust his ass"...pointing at Biedrins?
  23. Azubuike finishing well
  24. Biedrins fumbles Jackson assist again; part of problem could be difficult passes
  25. Warriors keep fighting back; Biedrins doing it all
  26. Belinelli back in w/ 4:45 left in 2nd Q; cuts lead to 9 with free throws
  27. Warriors hurt by all their turnovers; however, Biedrins and others looking good getting deflections and steals
  28. Belinelli guarding his idol to end the 2nd Q
  29. WRIGHT!! Wow, good handles taking the ball up court after rebounding, gets it to Jackson, gets it back for a dunk
  30. Belinelli hits 3 in Warriors last possesion of 2nd Q
  31. GSW 58 LAL 65 at the half
  32. leaders: Belinelli 14 pts, Biedrins 15 reb, Jackson 5 ast, Biedrins 3 stl, 3 to, Wright +5 +/-, Wright 2 bs
  33. starting lineups start the 2nd half
  34. Kobe knocks down first 2 shots; has 23 pts
  35. adventure when Jackson handles the ball
  36. love Wright's aggressiveness; getting to the line, playing Gasol well who is getting questionable calls
  37. Jackson with his 5th turnover halfway through 3rd Q
  38. Crawford heating up, leads Warriors with 19 pts; needs to do a better job defending Fisher
  39. Jackson trying to make the flashy passes and causing turnovers
  40. Lakers pulling away, 91 to 76 3:33 left in 3rd Q
  41. Warriors zone defense getting them back in the game
  42. GSW 85 LAL 102 end of 3rd
  43. Warriors sloppy possessions hurting them most
  44. Ariza playing teriffic defense all night; poor man's Randolph :)
  45. Kurz in: rattles in 1st shot, Warriors down 20
  46. C.J. hits 3, 2-2 3pt, 11 pts in 11 min so far
  47. points off turnovers 17 to 29 in favor of Lakers
  48. Randolph / Morrow / Watson / Nelson / Kurz with 7: 30 left in 4th
  49. Vujacic hitting 3-6 3pts, 17 pts
  50. Kurz hits 3, perfect 2-2 fg
  51. Morrow should take this time to get his confidence back, makes first shot
  52. Randolph with a tremendous drive and jam from the top of the arch; needs to take less jumps and more shots in the paint
  53. Radmanovic takes Randolph off the dribble...not good
  54. Nelson with block on Powell, coast to coast layup
  55. Randolph with another drive from 24 ft out then dunk
  56. GSW 113 LAL 130 final
  57. Kobe was just too good, Jackson reverted back to his turnover prone, low fg% self trying to do too much (fancy passes in traffic)
  58. so much for the improved defense...Lakers score their highest total this year; poor transition defense and closing out on perimeter shooters
  59. Biedrins with his 4th straight single digit scoring night (5,6,7, and 8)
  60. great to see that Nelson did not overplay Jackson during the blowout and let the young guys run
  61. Warriors have the 6th worst record at 9-23; 6.3% chance at the No. 1 Pick; keep tanking because this is probably the kind of beat-down the Warriors will get in the first round...keep an eye on DeMar DeRozan who is starting to heat up at USC

Wright played well on both ends and logged in 31 minutes

Related Links
Loss to Lakers no surprise, but unkind spotlight falls on Crawford, Randolph - Matt Steinmetz
Game No. 32, live: Warriors (9-22) at Lakers (24-5) - Geoff Lepper
Lakers win shootout over Warriors - The Orange County Register
Warriors can't pull back-to-back stunners - Janny Hu
Another impressive victory for the Lakers - LA Times
Warriors can't stop Lakers - Marcus Thompson II
Kobe carries Lakers past Warriors - The Sports Network
Bryant leads Lakers past Warriors, 130-113 - Associated Press


Biedrins was a rebounding machine, but was pulled from
the game that was out of reach by the 4th quarter



Golden State Warriors @ Los Angelas Lakers 113-130 I Crawford 22pts,5ast vs Bryant 31pts,4stl
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Toronto Raptors
Monday, Dec. 29 - 7:30 pm
Oracle Arena
TV: CSN
Radio: KNBR 680

Sunday, December 28, 2008

PROSPECT PERFORMANCES - 12/27/08


Patrick Patterson: Kentucky 76, Florida Atlantic 69
40 min, 12-16 fg, 0-0 3pt, 3-3 ft, 3 off, 14 reb, 2 ast, 0 to, 0 stl, 3 blk, 1 pf, 27 pts

B.J. Mullens: West Virginia 76, Ohio St. 48
20 min, 1-5 fg, 0-0 3pt, 2-4 ft, 1 off, 3 reb, 1 ast, 0 to, 0 stl, 2 blk, 4 pf, 4 pts

Earl Clark: Louisville 82, UAB 62
26 min, 6-11 fg, 0-2 3pt, 0-0 ft, 2 off, 4 reb, 3 ast, 4 to, 0 stl, 0 blk, 0 pf, 12 pts

Samardo Samuels
: Louisville 82, UAB 62
36 min, 6-9 fg, 0-0 3pt, 5-7 ft, 6 off, 11 reb, 2 ast, 5 to, 0 stl, 2 blk, 4 pf, 17 pts

Patrick Mills
: St. Mary's 87, San Jose St. 78
39 min, 4-12 fg, 3-8 3pt, 6-6 ft, 0 off, 0 reb, 3 ast, 6 to, 4 stl, 0 blk, 4 pf, 17 pts


December 26, 2008

Hasheem Thabeet
: Connecticut 75, Fairfield 55
36 min, 10-14 fg, 0-0 3pt, 0-4 ft, 2 off, 11 reb, 1 ast, 1 to, 0 stl, 6 blk, 2 pf, 20 pts