Game Thread: Warriors @ Toronto Raptors 2006-12-17

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Can the Warriors beat a Bosh-less Raptors team?

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» Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:21 am
Golden State Warriors (12-12) @ Toronto Raptors (9-14)

Start time 10:00 AM PST @ The Air Canada 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 Toronto Raptors
PG - T.J. Ford
SG - Anthony Parker
SF - Joey Graham
PF - Jorge Garbajosa
C - Rasho Nesterovic

Team leaders this season
PPG - B. Davis (20.5) | C. Bosh (20.5)
RPG - A. Biedrins (9.4) | C. Bosh (12.2)
APG - B. Davis (8.4) | T. Ford (7.8)
SPG - B. Davis (2.0) | J. Garbajosa (1.2)
BPG - A. Biedrins (2.3) | R. Nesterovic (1.1)
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» Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:59 am
Without Bosh, the Raps should be easy pickings!

Warriors by 10
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» Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:47 am
migya wrote:Without Bosh, the Raps should be easy pickings!

Warriors by 10


W's by 8. Should be a win... and it better be, as this is the easiest game (on paper) of the trip.

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» Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:06 am
Pretty confident the Warriors will win this one, but you never know...
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» Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:28 pm
Yeah, never know. It happened with the Pacers last year when they were without O'Neal and Jackson was their best player. But I do expect the Warriors to win this one. Especially since it's on radio only I believe.

Warriors by 13.
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» Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:07 pm
no bosh? no problem.

warriors by 14

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» Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:15 am
wow, I just realized that this is an EARLY BIRD GAME....haha, glad to have NBA LEAGUE PASS...

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» Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:15 am
Gotta win this one - the one game on the trip I think they are expected to prevail in. Of course, Toronto is playing better, but Boshless it should be o.k. - Ws by 8

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» Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:58 pm
Wow..... Does not look too good at this point does?

Diogu appears out of sync.... *sigh* We need to run...... and turnovers killing us..

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» Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:23 pm
1-8 on the road. Awful.

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» Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:41 pm
This loss was completely unacceptable in my book. Brutal, brutal, brutal defense and defensive rebounding. It was unreal how bad the Warriors were playing defense and trying to secure rebounds.

I thought this was a must-win after Friday's tough loss to the Suns, but the Warriors seemed disinterested in playing any kind of defense and frankly that bothers me.

I am tired of hearing people say, "well, this is a Don Nelson team, you can't expect them to play defense." That crap is not going to fly and until this team decides to put some effort and energy into playing defense and rebounding there will not be a playoff appearance for the Warriors any time soon.

Heck, this team was without their star Chris Bosh and the Warriors let Jorge Garbajosa, Anthony Parker, Morris Peterson and TJ Ford go crazy on them. These are not high powered offensive players, they are average at best and the Warriors made them all look like all-stars.

Every single player was guilty of not playing defense. Monta's on-ball defense and help defense are sub-par and where was Biedrins today? He was awful as well.

This is not the way I was hoping this team would start the road trip. Tomorrow will get no easier at New Jersey.
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» Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:22 pm
ChicagoTom wrote:
I thought this was a must-win after Friday's tough loss to the Suns

Yep, I thought so too. This was the easiest game of the trip... and I wouldn't be surprised if we come back home 0-6.

As you said, defense is killing us... and that's the reason we can't win out of The Oracle. But I can't see it changing soon. Maybe having more vets would help, but this team is too young. It will take some time before they learn to use defense to close games. I expect many loses like this one along the course of the season when we don't play at home...
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» Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:01 pm
so we lost to a bosh-less raptors?

wow what the hell hapenned?

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» Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:58 pm
Well, Monta Ellis is a beast on offense as usual, but he really needs to clean up on those turnovers

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» Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:59 pm
that was pretty bad…i didn't even have to watch it to know it was a terrible game. How do you lose to a team that doesnt have their star player and shoudl be pretty beatable with him. No excuse for this one guys, the warriors just didn't show up. Biedrens is sleeping. He didn't really show up for Phoenix either

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