Sunday, February 1, 2009

POSTGAME: ROCKETS - 01/31/09


MVW: Stephen Jackson

The Good
S. Jackson: 38 min, 5-6 ft, 5 ast, 16 pts
C. Maggette: 33 min, 6-13 fg, 1 stl, 17 pts
R. Turiaf: 32 min, 10 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl, 4 blk
A. Biedrins: 23 min, 4-5 fg, 7 reb
C.J. Watson: 21 min, 4-6 fg, 2-3 3pt, 2-2 ft, 3 ast, 12 pts
M. Ellis: 30 min, 6 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk

The Bad
S. Jackson: 38 min, 5-13 fg, 2 reb, 3 to
A. Randolph: 6 min

The Ugly
M. Ellis: 30 min, 4-12 fg, 2 to, 5 pf

Best and Worst +/-
C.J. Watson: -1
R. Kurz: -19

Team Statistics

Warriors : Rockets
pts - 93 : 110
fg - 34-81 (.420) : 40-84 (.476)
ft - 19-23 (.826) : 23-32 (.719)
3pt - 6-151 (.400) : 7-18(.389)
reb - 35 : 48
oreb - 8 : 13
ast - 17 : 21
to - 9 : 12
stl - 6 : 5
bs - 6 : 1
fast break points - 5 : 10
points in the paint - 48 : 22

Boxscore
Highlights
Popcorn Machine's GameFlow




Notes
  1. Ellis / Crawford / Jackson / Turiaf / Biedrins vs, Alston / Artest / Battier / Scola / Ming; no Azbuike, Wright, Belinelli, Williams
  2. Turiaf gets a nice weak-side block on Yao
  3. Artest shooting 40% from 3, 37% from everywhere else
  4. Crawford starts off with 2 straight jumpers
  5. if Yao gets the ball in the paint, it's almost always 2 pts
  6. Monta hasn't taken a shot yet with 7:25 to play; has he even touched the ball?
  7. Monta collects rebound and initiates fast break; does not try to attack rim as he used to do before the injury; wonderful dish to Biedrins on drive
  8. Warriors get 8 sec. backcourt violation
  9. Biedrins finishing nicely tonight
  10. Monta hits his first shot, 12 ft jumper
  11. Kurz in for Turiaf; 3:24 1Q, GS 16 HOU 14
  12. Crawford's jumper continues to fall
  13. Brooks feeling confident vs. Ellis
  14. GS 20 HOS 25 end of 1Q
  15. Morrow and Crawford hit 3's
  16. GS 28 HOS 31, 8:20 2Q
  17. Brooks playing well; so well Biedrins passed out of the paint when matched up with Brooks - !?!
  18. Jackson gets technical for hanging on rim; 2nd most techs in the league
  19. Biedrins gets technical
  20. no fast break points for Warriors
  21. Warriors shooting 47%; GS 38 HOU 42; 4:14 2Q
  22. Morrow has play called for him and scores easily on jumper off double screen; do it more often Nelli
  23. Biedrins gets 4th foul w/ 2:32 left in 4th
  24. Watson takes a charge on Artest and immediately drills 12 footer on following possession
  25. Turiaf gets callef for foul when Yao slams into a stationary Turiaf; bigs in fould trouble; Kurz in, no Randolph yet
  26. Crawford hits a buzzer beating half court shot to end the 1st half
  27. GS 51 HOU 53 end of 1st half
  28. Jackson starts off 3Q with long jumper after Maggette offensive rebound
  29. Biedrins gets called for 5th foul on 1st HOU possession
  30. Ellis drives and tries to score off Yao and Artest...surprise, he gets blocked
  31. Yao with 18 pts 7 reb
  32. Crawford hits back to back shots, 1 of which is a 3pt
  33. Turiaf gets another spectacular block
  34. Maggette looking great
  35. lead changing back and forth
  36. Crawford starting to feel it
  37. Jackson hits corner 3 to give Warriors 1 pt lead
  38. GS 69 HOU 68; 5:39 3Q
  39. Crawford with nice block on Alston; good defensive potential but needs consistent desire
  40. Monta gets 3rd charge called on him
  41. Monta 3-11 fg
  42. GS 75 HOU 81 end of 3Q
  43. Turiaf and Biedrins with 5 fouls each
  44. Morrow with nice assist to Biedrins; opponents have to respect his outside shot, allowing him to easily get by man most of the time
  45. Warriors could use a player like Landry...or Richard Hendrix
  46. Anthony Randolph enters at 6:00 4Q
  47. Randolph with the defensive board seconds after checking in; I hate Nellie sometimes - why give all the minutes to Kurz when Biedrins and Turiaf are in serious foul trouble; Kurz was not much of a factor, especially on the defensive end
  48. Randolph gets 3 pt play to cut deficit to 9
  49. like the active hands on the Warriors defensive end
  50. Ellis gets jobbed once again, getting 5th foul; all of them questionable calls
  51. Morrow comes in and airballs 3 pt attempt
  52. Warriors can't hit shots late and Artest caught on fire
  53. Brooks w/ 22 pts off bench, 8 ast
  54. GS 93 HOU 107 end of game
  55. Warriors energy level tapered off at beginning of 4th; should bring in Randolph to inject energy


Postgame Quotes

Don Nelson
On Tonight's Game:
“We battled hard. We stayed around for a long time. I have no complaints. It was a hard game to play after playing last night and we didn’t play well enough to win. We didn’t have enough juice but we hung in there. If we could have made a couple of shots in the fourth quarter and cut it down to six, we might have won.”


Jamal Crawford
On Tonight's Game:
“They went inside and then that opened their 3-point shooting game. Brooks really hurt us. Ron Artest hit some tough shots and really got their fans into the game.”


On The Warriors' Recent Play:
“We’re having to adjust on the fly since we’re just getting some guys back into action. Sometimes it looks okay and other nights it doesn’t. I thought we had a rhythm going the last three or four weeks. We have a lot of scorers and that is just what we do.”



Related Links
Warriors lose in Houston - Mercury News Wire Service
Warriors still can't match up with Rockets' Yao - Marcus Thompson II
Warriors hang for three quarters vs. Rockets ... which is what you'd expect - Matt Steinmetz
Rookie Randolph fires his 'great agent' - Janny Hu
Rockets notes: T-Mac sits out vs. Warriors - Houston Chronicle

Next Game
San Antonio Spurs
February 2 - 7:30 p.m.
ORACLE Arena
TV: (HD)
Radio: KNBR 680

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