Sunday, January 22, 2006

Recap: Warriors 92, Clippers 105

It's a good thing this game wasn't televised in the Bay Area because the Warriors got stomped on by another Pacific division foe.

This is the closest the Warriors came to grabbing a board today.

Even without seeing the game on TV, we can sum up the loss in 5 sentences.

1. The Warriors didn't start playing defense until the 2nd quarter giving up 37 points in the first!

2. The Clips DOMINATED the boards with 49 Rodmans to the Dub's 27.

3.Not only is Chris Kaman good looking, but he's got GAME (17 points, 15 boards, 4 blocks).
Air Kaman was in Da House?

4. Mike Dunleavy came back down to Earth (3 for 11 FG and 0 for 3 3pt).
Troy doesn't know what Mike is doing here. Neither do we.

5. Monty refuses to give Ike (8 minutes) and Pietrus (11 minutes) a chance. Both Dunleavy and Murphy, the Warriors starting forwards, had poor showings, but still logged over 32 minutes a game each. Give Ike and Pety a chance! (Sorry that was 7 sentences for those of you counting)

Warrior Wonder
Baron (22 points) and Jrich (23 points) had pretty good scoring nights, but FSN Bay Area deserves some props for not televising this sorry outing.

Anyone catch the game in LA or on League Pass? Drop your knowledge in the comments.

The Warriors face off against the Clips tomorrow night in Oakland. Redemption or continued schooling?


At 8:26 PM, Blogger Kirkkazas said...

I agree. Pietrus and Ike should get more minutes. If someone, is not playing well, put in someone who can bring it like Musselman did. I'm a little surprised that Pietrus had so few minutes. Is he still sore or hurt again or did he get into foul trouble early? I can see Ike getting into foul trouble early like Biedrins did.

But I didn't listen to the radio for this one and was bummed it wasn't shown. I enjoy watching on tv but I wish Greg Papa was doing play by play instead of Fitz. I like Barnett though. --Kirk

At 12:20 AM, Blogger J.cob said...

The happiest days of the year for me are the Dubs' games against LA teams. Forget the NFL, I'm watching my team in a mid-season division game! (Side note-I like this back-to-back games with the same team. I'd like to see more of this in the league.)
Although it is always a special day when I get to see the warriors play on tv, this one was not quite as special as it could have been. You guys covered it. The W's had a couple glimmers of life offensively during the 3rd and 4th but could never keep it sustained. Pietrus was doing some of the best defensive work but was getting passed up on the other end. Ike looks like he's lost his offensive rhythm and gets yanked before he can find it.
The one highlight that got overlooked was J-Rich performing a Slam Dunk competition worthy windmill off of a Boom-Dizzle steal.
Can't wait for revenge tomorrow night.

At 12:56 AM, Blogger b said...

I was just wondering two things.

1. With the draft after this season, who are the top talents in the post that are supposedly coming out this season?

2. Instead of Artest, is there any way/talk that we could wrestle K-Mart away from the Nuggets? I read someplace that they were shopping him around... I know he's a little injury prone, but hey, who on the Warriors isn't?!

At 9:25 AM, Blogger Kirkkazas said...

Oh, I almost forgot! I don't think the Ws match up well with the Clippers. I hope the Ws win tonight but in watching the last 6 games (missed the past one not televised) against the Clips I think the Ws have hardly been competitive with maybe the exception of one game. That's not good since the Ws also have trouble with pretty much any team with a good record.


At 10:39 AM, Blogger GswFan said...

Gutless, spineless performance by the Ws yesterday. No defense, no rebounding, poor offensive execution -- in other words, another typical game for the Warriors. The team had absolutely no energy. Just standing around on both ends of the floor. I don't know if anyone on the team even broke a sweat. It was pathetic how Elton Brand manhandled Troy Murphy all day.

And Monty as usual has no idea how to coach a NBA team. Let's put Pietrus in for only a few minutes the entire game, and let's have Pietrus guard Elton Brand. And if the team is that lethargic, why not implement a press on defense? If you saw the Laker game last night, that's exactly what Phil Jackson did in the 2nd half and it paid dividends for the team (Kobe's 81 pts didn't hurt either!!)

Monty needs to go, and many of the gutless players need to go too.

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Joski said...

I really think Murphy is a big issue on the defensive end. While the guards are allowing some penetration, GS (specifically Murphy) just wasn't fighting to take down the defensive rebounds. In some cases GS even had the Clippers boxed out pretty well, but they just stood around flatfooted while the Clippers jumped and tipped the ball away.

Weak effort!

At 3:31 PM, Blogger J.cob said...

Oh, I forgot. Biedrins airballed a free throw by about 2 feet. The announcers suggested that it was the worst free throw miss they had ever seen.

At 10:13 PM, Blogger atma brother #1 said...

Whoa! From what j.cob, joski, and gswfan say it's good the game wasn't on TV in the Bay.

j.cob- Does Biendrins missed free throw conted with Adonal's missed bank shot for the funniest miss of all time?

At 10:16 PM, Blogger atma brother #1 said...

Great questions b-

1. I'm not a big fan of bringing someone in through the draft. There's no time to wait for someone to develop. Big time rookies are the exception.

2. I'll take KMart on the Warriors anyday. He's a great defender and can run the break with Baron and JRich. The best part is he can catch the ball and dunk it. (I'm not joking- most of the Warriors big man can't do this)


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