Game Thread: Minnesota Timberwolves @ Warriors 2007-12-26

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Will the Warriors take care of the Wolves?

Poll ended at Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:22 pm

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Total votes: 22


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» Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:22 pm
Minnesota Timberwolves (4-22) @ Golden State Warriors (16-12)

Start time 7:30 PM PST @ The Oracle Arena

Probable starters for the Golden State Warriors
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PG - Baron Davis
SG - Monta Ellis
SF - Stephen Jackson
PF - Al Harrington
C - Andris Biedrins

Probable starters for the Minnesota Timberwolves
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PG - Sebastian Telfair
SG - Corey Brewer
SF - Ryan Gomes
PF - Al Jefferson
C - Chris Richard

Team leaders this season
PPG - B. Davis (21.5) | A. Jefferson (20.3)
RPG - A. Biedrins (9.6) | A. Jefferson (12.0)
APG - B. Davis (7.9) | S. Telfair (5.7)
SPG - B. Davis (2.5) | M. Jaric (1.3)
BPG - A. Biedrins (1.3) | T. Ratliff (2.8)
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» Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:37 pm
we should win this one handily, especially after the few days off....I say W's by 20
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» Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:43 pm
I would say Warriors by 15. They are just too talented. I cant imagine them losing this one.
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» Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:56 pm
Team will win this one! They will be rested and playing the TWolves.


Warriors by 15
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» Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:08 pm
It's time to play B.Wrght and Belinelli over 20 minutes now....

maybe we should play Baron on first half only...and then let Belinelli and monta play the rest of the game....


W's by 18
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» Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:24 am
As we witnessed during the last game against them, the Twolves cannot keep any momentum they have going through the entire game. I'm not worried about this one, the Warriors should take it.
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» Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:45 am
easy win - for God's sake, Nelson, rest Sjax and Baron a lot in this one, no more than 30 minutes each if it is a laugher, which it should be. Why was baron playing 48 minutes against Cleveland when the team was up by 24 at the end of the 3rd? Strange...
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» Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:57 am
coltraning wrote:Why was baron playing 48 minutes against Cleveland when the team was up by 24 at the end of the 3rd? Strange...



That is a major flaw with Nelson right now, his over use of Baron and some of the other starters. You have to use such a situation, where the team is leading by so much, to rest Baron and if the other team makes a run, bring him back in, but even two or three minutes here and there makes a huge difference
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» Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:22 am
Should be an easy win. Hopefully, Wright will also see some time if we have a decent lead...

Dubs by 12.
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» Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:23 am
This one should be different than the last time around. We should have the pedal to the floor all 48 min. Wether it is w/ Baron and SJax or not (although if the game is as lopsided as I expect, they should get rest). Warriors will have another 35-40 pt 1st qtr. Warriors by 18...lets see some Brandan Wright!

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» Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:36 pm
Baron's really the only guy you need to be resting imo.

This is a young team with young guys. Most of them want their minutes, and Nelson is keeping them all damn happy by forcing the bench players to really earn the minutes instead of getting them just to rest the starters.

Who knows, we haven't heard anything about Baron. Perhaps Nelson is going to play him as much as he wants to play unless he shows some signs of breaking down or asks for the time off. Nelson is loved and respected by his players, and all these minutes may be one reason why that is, ya know?
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» Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:58 pm
The Nelson-stubborness that bothered me in the 2nd round of the playoffs has returned. What the **** do you gain by REFUSING to play more than 7 players? In the Jersey game, NOTHING was working... and Nelson didn't even give the rookies a chance to spark something. Same thing last night, when the Dubs led by +20.

I'm sure they'll destroy the T-Wolves, but come on Nellie. You don't need Baron for 45 minutes against Minny. Play Brandan Wright in garbage time, not Pietrus and Azuibuke (who are rotation players).
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» Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:04 pm
yeah, playing Baron 48 minutes in a game you are up by 29 in is just foolish. Basically, Nelson does not trust rookies. Even Jim Barnett said he thought nelson had a too short leash with them. Look at Baron's history, you think he is not going to get injured logging league leader minutes in points?
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» Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:01 pm
Of course. He's already playing througn a left thigh contusion, that they needed to stretch out every dead ball. Jackson's playing through a hyper-extended knee, too. These are injuries credited to overuse.
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» Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:33 pm
coltraning wrote:yeah, playing Baron 48 minutes in a game you are up by 29 in is just foolish. Basically, Nelson does not trust rookies. Even Jim Barnett said he thought nelson had a too short leash with them. Look at Baron's history, you think he is not going to get injured logging league leader minutes in points?


Keep in mind that the Cavs looked a little like they were coming back at some point. Still. Totally agree that he's mortgaging the season the way he's playing Baron

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