Recap: Warriors 87, Bucks 90
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Poor shooting and rebounding was the reason for the loss. You cannot shoot 36.7% and get outrebounded by 16 and expect to win. The Bucks shot a measly 39.3%, but they had 17 offensive rebounds meaning they had 17 extra possessions. Top it off with a 69% free throw shooting night, and that's pretty much the difference in the score.
It was great to see Mickael Pietrus come off the bench and play a good game. 31 minutes, 18 points, 4 rebs, 2 assists, 3 steals, 2 turnovers. BUT he shot only 4-8 from the line.
Then there was Baron. We all know he's playing injured but it might help if he took a few games off and let that hammy heal. His shooting has been just awful and it's most likely a result of the bad hamstring. Last night he shot 4-21. It's very hard for your team to win if you miss that many shots.
Mike disappointed me this game. I thought he would come through again if I gave him his props and predicted he'd play well again, but no. 26 minutes, 3points, 3 rebs, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 1-6 shooting. Ummmm 3 points? One of these days, we're just going to get used to it, and expect him to play this poorly because he continues to do so.
Troy Murphy and JRich again put together very nice games. They're the most consistent players on the team right now. We can expect a double double from Murphy and about 20-8 from JRich.
Also, Fisher put up some nice numbers as well. It's good to see him playing better than when he started the season.
Mickael Pietrus. He came in off the bench and gave the Warriors a spark. Had Pietrus not played so well, the game would not have come down to the last few possessions.