Portland Trail Blazers (37 - 28) @ Golden State Warriors (17 - 46)
Start time: 7:30 PM PST @ The Oracle Arena
Local TV: TNT
Probable starters for the Golden State Warriors:
C - Chris Hunter
PF - Corey Maggette
SF - Anthony Morrow
SG - C.J. Watson
PG - Stephen Curry
Probable starters for the Portland Trail Blazers:
C - LaMarcus Aldridge
PF - Juwan Howard
SF - Nicolas Batum
SG - Brandon Roy
PG - Andre Miller
PPG - M. Ellis (25.7) | B. Roy (21.9)
RPG - A. Biedrins (7.8) | G. Oden (8.5)
APG - S. Curry (5.4) | A. Miller (5.5)
SPG - M. Ellis (2.2) | M. Camby (1.4)
BPG - A. Randolph (1.5) | M. Camby (2.3)
Talk about the upcoming Warriors game here
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I've been a Warriors fan since they traded Chris Webber. Can you imagine how that's like....
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Monta's back that game I think, and if Monta's back I say we win against the blazers.
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when do Randolph and Bell come back?
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I hope you're right.
But I think that this recent road trip presents a dynamic we need to consider (hopefully objectively).
This is all pure speculation on my part:
Monta sees a team coming back from a five game losing streak without him. He thinks he needs to be the Monta of two months ago to help the team win.
Boxscores showed Maggette played well/efficient in the games he played, but I doubt he contributed much to the extent of the overall success of the team.
This gets me to the core of the team that carried the Warriors the past five games. (in a reasonable/arguable order) Curry, Morrow, Watson, Turiaf, Evans, Tolliver, Hunter, George. These guys are coming back thinking, damn we took four solid east-coast teams to the wire, shorthanded, with back-to-backs, etc. If these games were at home, we'd have won at least two of them.
So, the team has had two distinct styles of play (following trade of SJack), both leading to a sub 30% winning percentage, but with many close, exciting games & a few upsets.
First was the Monta and Maggette show.
Second has been the Curry & who's ever running with him show.
Now we have the Trailblazers at home. The first time we played them at home, Monta was the first reason why we won as he outplayed Brandon Roy.
So, will one style be dominant for the Warriors against Portland? --Monta/Maggs or Steph & Co?
Or will we see, below the surface, a struggle between the two styles, with Monta/Maggs trying to do their thing, but with Steph's mates leery of throwing the ball into real/perceived blackholes.
Or will Monta recognize that there is no sense in fighting it, and defer to Steph and let Steph figure out how to best incorporate the two dynamics as he leads the team in the game, and carries it through for the rest of the season?
So, this started out as a game thread, but I see it now as a "how will this team play out the string, assuming Monta/Maggs back at relatively full strength?"-thread.
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hahaha, I lol'd
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I don't think anyone other than Monta will back this season. There's no point.
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We don't know exactly what goes on, but there has been the criticism that AR does not prepare or study for games. Some learn better on the court, but if you are going to be in the NBA, you had better learn to do both.
It's the coach's job to get that concept through to his players. However, AR should be getting it and doing it regardless of how he is treated. I keep thinking, he's 19 Nelly.. pretend you are talking to a 15 year old. You could look at it either way, but given Nelson's track record with rookie bigs he probably pissed AR off and lost him a long time ago. Giving him more minutes and therefore direction, is the way to go.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3pIsA0Q ... re=related
Steph Curry fakin Chris Anderson out of his jock: awesome!
look on Turiaf's face: priceless
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