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Game Thread: Warriors @ Phoenix Suns 2006-12-15

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:55 am
by krome
Golden State Warriors (12-11) @ Phoenix Suns (15-6)

Start time 6:00 PM PST @ The U.S. Airways Center

Probable starters for the Golden State Warriors
PG - Baron Davis
SG - Monta Ellis
SF - Mickael Pietrus
PF - Matt Barnes
C - Andris Biedrins

Probable starters for the Phoenix Suns
PG - Steve Nash
SG - Raja Bell
SF - Shawn Marion
PF - Boris Diaw
C - Amare Stoudamire

Team leaders this season
PPG - B. Davis (19.7) | S. Marion (20.2)
RPG - A. Biedrins (9.7) | S. Marion (9.6)
APG - B. Davis (8.4) | S. Nash (11.7)
SPG - B. Davis (2.1) | S. Marion (2.1)
BPG - A. Biedrins (2.4) | S. Marion (1.7)

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:20 am
by prettyhatemachine22
I don't like the looks of this one. Can you say let-down game?

Suns by 7.

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:26 am
by coltraning
2 highest scoring teams in the league and worst defensive teams? Either a thrilling 150-146 track meet or a Suns slaughter - I am passing on this one, too hard to call

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:58 am
by TMC
As it's the second of back-to-back games, played at Phoenix, the Suns are on a roll... I can't see us taking this one. Suns by 10.

btw, with this game we start a trip of six games out of The Oracle, and we'll also have a similar trip right before the all star game. These games are the most important of the season... I hope we can pull off 2 or 3 wins in this trip.

btw (again), good poll, Krome. Baron seems to play better when there are rumors about him... And he's been specially productive the last three games.

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:08 am
by migya
The Suns are the hottest team in the nba and they are fresher!

Suns by 15 or more

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:46 am
by ChicagoTom
I don't see the Warriors winning this one tonight, but this is a team that when playing with confidence can compete and potentially beat any team on any given night. If this game was at the Oracle, I would fancy the Warriors chances, but seeing as it is on the road, Phoenix will likely win.

I think the Warriors can and will hang around for the first half before the Suns pull away at the end. The Warriors showed they can play with the Suns in Oakland earlier this season and actually should have beat them without Baron Davis playing.

This game the Warriors might surprise us all. It would be great to get a huge win over the Suns to start this long, tough road trip.

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:51 pm
by xbay
I don't see the Warriors coming with the W tonight. But hey, you never know. Defense is not to be used with the Suns. But Amare has been ballin' since his increased playing time.

Suns by 5

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:44 pm
by tHe_pEsTiLeNcE
Warriors by 8 in an unexplainable shocker.

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:27 pm
by cabarkapa
I think i will be fine with the game as long as warriors don't give them the open three pointers, sometimes i hate the zone.

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:10 pm
by migya
I'd just be happy with the team competing and not quitting. This is a great chance to run and gun and try to perfect it for 48mins

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:47 pm
by J-Rich
Same ole W's can't build on a lead or hold one!!! They deserve to lose this game again!!! What a weak comeback!!! They attack the rim and now they settle for weak jumpers!!! Sorry ass team!!! I hope they ****ing lose!!!

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:48 pm
by migya
Awful 1st quarter but great after that so far. Ended the 3rd quarter not so good but the team has a chance to win this one. Biedrins a non factor due to foul trouble. It'd be great to see him draw fouls from Amare and Marion because they are in no foul trouble and that could be the difference at the end of the game

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:07 pm
by J-Rich
Too many turnovers don't see them winning this game!!!!

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:17 pm
by cabarkapa
Way to blow your chance dunleavy.....

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:22 pm
by migya
The boys put up a great effort and that is better than being blown out! They had a chance to win it and didn't step up enough. Baron had a pretty bad game statistically at least but so did Nash.

The big diffeeence was inside where Amare produced much more than Biedrins. That difference was the game and Biedrins has to learn to attack the opposition more and make them foul him.

Diaw played like last season