Saturday, November 12, 2005

Recap: Warriors 86, Knicks 84 + Hangin' with Mr. Hooper

4 W's and Rising = Plenty of Dub Luv

If you love the Warriors or the NBA for the matter, then this was the game for you. The house in Oakland was PACKED to full capacity. It was loud- Arco Arena when the Kings play the Lakers loud. The Knicks and Warriors put on a show. Even if the Warriors lost, fans would have been treated to a great game. It was thriller that came down to a Baron Davis swipe in the last seconds of the game from the Knicks Jamal Crawford.

Boxscore | AP Recap

The West (Boom Dizzle) vs East (Starbury) point guard battle was well worth the price of admission. Ignore what the boxscore tells you about Baron's 3 for 12 stinker. The man had a great game. 12 dimes and only 3 turnovers? That's on point. The boxscore won't tell you about the great defense he played. I don't know how they credited B Diddy with 0 steals. He forced his share of turnovers. Both Stephon and Baron's crossover looked good and caught plenty of "ooohs" and "aaahs" from the crowd. Marbury looked quick and dropped 22 Jordans. His 0 turnovers were impressive too.

The Shooting Guards did not disappoint either. Hopefully if you didn't catch the game on TV, JRich's monster dunks made the highlights. He teabagged Jamal Crawford on a rebound dunk and had a reverse alley oop jam. The crowd went nuts. JRich hasn't been getting enough press for his improved passing. He's worked hard on this and it shows. He dropped 6 dimes tonight including a beautiful alley oop to Air France on a fast break. Crawford and Q were pretty money with their offense combining for 28 points as well.

Troy Murphy = T Double. Another hot shooting night from Troy to go along with 11 Rodmans. With Troy's shooting and Baron's passing, you'd think that Monty would run the high pick and roll with them more often. Check the videotape. Both defenders always seem to follow Baron to stop his drive/ penetration. Troy ends up wide open for an easy trey or long distance 2. T Double can knock down the open J as good as anyone on the team. It's a formula for success.

Props to the coaching staff for not giving Dunleavy undeserved playing time. He didn't show much tonight in his 22 minutes. 4 points on 1-6 shooting? Oh so that's why we gave this "sharpshooter" 44 million! Ignore the 2 steals and 1 block that show up in the boxscore. He just happened to be at the right place at the right time.

Pietrus made the most of his 21 minutes with some solid defense. On offense, he helped the Warriors run an effective transition offense by running the lane and being aggressive. MP2 just needs the minutes. He's primed for a breakout season.

Let's not forget Adonal. Yes, he's not exactly the top big man in the league and he couldn't matchup against Eddy Curry one on one, BUT the man was CLUTCH. Foyle scored the go ahead basket as the clocked ticked down. Good to see that his "patented" low post moves still work.

Tonight the Warriors had a great timeout in front of a rocking arena.

Hangin' with Mr. Hooper
As YaoButtaMing and I were leaving the arena, we spotted Bay Area legend Mark Curry. Curry had his own hit show on ABC called "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" from 92-97. It was the feel good, East Bay, prime time TV show! I've always liked Mark's standup and style. Mark Curry is straight up hilarious.

A Bay Area TGIF Classic!

The first thing I noticed when I saw Mark Curry was that the man was TALL. We're talking NBA player tall. I walked by him and exclaimed "Whassup Mark?!" A lot of TV stars think they're all that and will just give people the cold shoulder. Not Mark though. The man smiled back and said "Nice warmup man!" in reference to my Hardwood Classics Warriors shooting jacket. Just wanted to show the man some Golden State Warriors BLOG luv.

Actually, come to think of it- Mr. Cooper was a former Warrior player on the TV show. Hey- you don't think that if Dunleavy keeps stinking it up, we could sub in Mark Curry out the on the hardwood? Hangin' with Mr. Hooper anyone? Hey, it could happen!

We'll leave you with the show's opening song-- "Give it up- Give it up- Give it up! He's a hero..."
A Community Man AND a Hoops Star!


At 7:24 AM, Blogger DaAzNJRiCh said...

The guy works for the Warriors so why wouldn't he be there?

At 8:24 AM, Blogger fantasy junkie said...

hey if coop can play for the warriors, we should let dunleavy get his own tv show. it could be some sitcom where he gets paid lots of money to play basketball, everyone takes these hilarious pictures of him, commentators say he's the next great thing, and then he goes out and stinks it up. hahaha wouldn't that be hilarious? oh wait, that would be a reality show.

At 9:07 AM, Blogger dj fuzzylogic said...

Don't forget how fine Holly Robinson was and STILL is.

At 10:06 AM, Blogger atma brother #1 said...

DaAzNJRiCh-- what does he do for the warriors? they have been hilarious for the past 11 years for the wrong reasons.

At 1:51 PM, Blogger Lawrence said...

The longer I stare at the kid on the bottom left in the Mr.Cooper picture, the more I see Satan.

He might be one scary looking kid, but he did grow up to star in Trippin', the best 3.99 blockbuster used movie of all time.


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