Monday, October 24, 2005

RECAP: Warriors 82, Clippers 112

Out in the basketball mecca known as Missoula, Montana, the Warriors and Clippers squared off for their classic rivalry. It was a good thing this game was in Montana where nobody could watch it. As a Warrior fan, this boxscore looks absolutely ugly, Adonal Foyle ugly. Boxscore

I hope this is not what life will be like without Baron, a 30 point loss to the Clippers. Murphy and Foyle decided not to dress either (I wonder if they were lookin sharp on the sidelines with the mandated dress code though). So, no Baron, Murphy, or Foyle, no wonder we got killed by 30. But wait, these weren't your ordinary Clippers either, among the missing were Maggette, Cassell, and Livingston. Plus Brand played all of 11 minutes.

Here's the full recap:
Cuttino Mobley scored 18 points and Boniface Ndong had 16 points and nine rebounds in the Los Angeles Clippers' 112-82 exhibition victory over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.

Walter McCarty, Elton Brand and Chris Wilcox each added 11 points for the Clippers.

Mike Dunleavy and Derek Fisher led the Warriors with 13 points each, and Jason Richardson had 12. Golden State coach Mike Montgomery was the head coach at the University of Montana from 1979-86.
The Warriors shooting was absolutely horrendous tonight: Dunleavy (4-17, 0-4 3's), JRich (5-15), Zarko (4-11), Pietrus (1-5). Additionally, the Warriors accumulated 12 assists on 31 made field goals, 5 by DFish. Contrast that with the Clippers 27 assists on 37 made field goals. It's a recipe for disaster, poor shooting, poor ball movement, and allowing the Clippers to shoot 50% from the field.

On a positive note, were Biedrins (see below) and Taft, who scored 5 points and pulled down 6 boards in 14 minutes. Other than that, the boxscore is ugly. The regular season will be upon us soon, good thing this is still preseason. Let's forget this game as soon as possible.

One last thing, props to Yuta Tabuse (PG) of the Clips, the first Japanese player to make it on an NBA roster. Tonight, he came in and played 20 minutes, scored 8, dished out 6 assists, recorded 4 boards and 3 steals. Unfortunately he picked up 5 fouls.

Warrior Wonder of the Night
Andris Biedrins
Grabbed 12 boards, 6 offensive, scored 6 points, and most importantly, did not foul out in extended minutes, with "only" 4 fouls in 25 minutes. Good to see the young guy being active on the offensive glass and holding down the anchor position until Foyle or Murphy can make it back.


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