Archive for the ‘Golden State Warriors’ Category

Better late than never

November 18, 2008

Under the category of … “Who? Did what? … In an NBA game?”

[Courtesy of TrueHoop]

From Sat Nov 15 2008

For everything else there’s MASTERCARD.

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Sometimes, hard work really does pay off. ūüôā

TRICK or Treat – Game Review: Raptors vs Warriors [Oct 31]

November 1, 2008

FINAL SCORE: Raptors 112, Warriors 108 [OT]
Game Info

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TREAT[S]

* Chris Bosh’s play, on offense, coming down the stretch¬†[in the 4th Q¬†& OT]¬†
* Exploited the Andrea Bargnani vs Brandon Wright mis-match
* Solid efforts by Jose Calderon & Anthony Parker who held their own in some very tough match-ups, notably, vs Stephen Jackson & Corey Maggette

TRICK[S]
* Lost the Rebounding Differential by a wide margin for the 2nd consecutive game [TOR 36, Gsw 46]

KEY POSSESSION OUTCOME[S]
* 00:29.3 of the 4th Q, TOR 92, Gsw 93 … when CB4 was isolated on the right wing vs Andre Biedrins and drove baseline for a dunk, while Al Harrington failed to execute his defensive assignment properly … which was to double-team Bosh, as Biedrins forced him to his right-hand drive, in order to create a Pass-out situation and a designated defensive rotation, that never happened, as a result … TOR 94, Gsw 93¬†
* 00:14.5 of the 4th Q, TOR 94, Gsw 96 … when CB4 was isolated vs Stephen Jackson at the FT Line, was able to drive & spin into the lane, get fouled and made 2 clutch FT’s … TOR 96, Gsw 96
*¬†00:2.5¬†of the 4th Q, with the score tied … when Corey Maggette was isolated at the Top Of The Key, drove into¬†the lane and was tripped by Jamario Moon, with no foul called &¬†the resulting Turnover … TOR 96, Gsw 96

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Despite solid contributions from Bosh,¬†Bargnani,¬†Calderon & Parker, and¬†playing just well enough, as a group,¬†to win their home opener …¬†moving them to 2-0 …¬†if the Raptors continue to put together deficient Rebounding Differentials, like this:

1st Q – TOR 21 Pts, 6 Rebs; Gsw 17 Pts, 10 Rebs – TOR/+4, -4
2nd Q – TOR 30 Pts, 8 Rebs; Gsw 33 Pts, 13 Rebs – TOR/-3, -5
3rd Q РTOR 26 Pts, 11 Rebs; Gsw 25 Pts, 8 Rebs РTOR/+1, +3
4th Q + OT – TOR 35 Pts, 12 Rebs; Gsw 35 Pts, 16 Rebs – TOR/0, -4

they are not going to be an Elite Level Team in the Eastern Conference this season, considering that the Warriors played without their starting PG, Monta Ellis, and are probably going to finish in the lower third of the Western Conference.

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There are but two choices

October 31, 2008

When the Warriors take the floor tonight against the Raptors, this corner of the net will now be cheering just a wee bit less enthusiastically for the home team, on account of this specific ‘take on life’, articulated clearly¬†in this story and by the father of the invader’s starting PG, DeMarcus Nelson.

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A wonderful story of perseverance and determination

A defensive standout at Duke, Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s structured system changed his game from pure scorer to well-rounded player. As the lone senior and captain last season, he averaged 14.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists and [in March] was named the ACC’s defensive player of the year as Duke won 28 games.

Said DeMarcus’ father, an associate Baptist pastor:

“I know people reading this story are shocked about DeMarcus. But my son is tough. We did have a five-minute pity party after the draft. But in life, you have two choices: You can lay down or you can get up. He got up and did it the hard way.”

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The authentically ‘tough’ ones¬†GET UP¬†… each and every time. ūüėČ