Monday, November 21, 2005

Preview: Warriors vs Nets

JKidd and the New Jersey Nets come to visit the Golden State Warriors tonight at 7:30. After a disappointing loss to the Clippers yesterday, the Warriors will look to rebound against the 5-4 Nets.

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The Warriors cannot seem to put together a full game of solid decisions, good defense, and hustle. At times, the team shuts down and they are not able to fight through the tough portions of the game when things don't go their way.

Tonight will be a long night if they cannot contain the potentially high scoring tandem of RJ and Vince or contain the do-everything Jason Kidd.

Baron has been great so far this year, but he needs to make some shots. He's firing up too many 3's right now and not making enough of them. If he continues to shoot as many shots as he does at close to 35%, the Warriors will not make the playoffs. Right now he's collecting assists like crazy, but he's got to make better decisions with his shots or knock them down if he's going to take them. The Warriors are not a great rebounding team, so the more he misses the more possessions they're giving away. I love Baron, but he needs to take better shots.

I'm tired of ripping on Dunleavy. It's been 11 games and he's played decent once. Monty needs to change up the starting lineup and somehow break Mike out of his funk. Coming off the bench might be what he needs to get his game back. Might as well try starting Pietrus and see what happens because someone is going to have to cover Vince and RJ.

This is a game the Warriors should win even though the Nets are playing well. The Warriors should be able to take advantage of the Nets lack of depth and talent in the frontcourt to be able to control the boards and limit the 2nd chance points that so many teams get against the Warriors.


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