Game Thread: Warriors @ Utah Jazz 2011-02-16

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Can the Warriors extend to a three game winning streak?

Poll ended at Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:50 pm

67%
YES
2
33%
NO
1

Total votes: 3


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» Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:50 pm
Golden State Warriors (25 - 29) @ Utah Jazz (31 - 25)

Start time: 6:00 PM PST @ The EnergySolutions Arena
Local TV: CSN Bay Area

Probable starters for the Golden State Warriors:
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C - Andris Biedrins
PF - David Lee
SF - Dorell Wright
SG - Monta Ellis
PG - Stephen Curry

Probable starters for the Utah Jazz:
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C - Al Jefferson
PF - Paul Millsap
SF - Andrei Kirilenko
SG - C.J. Miles
PG - Deron Williams

Team leaders:
PPG - M. Ellis (25.2) | D. Williams (21.6)
RPG - D. Lee (9.6) | A. Jefferson (9.0)
APG - S. Curry (6.0) | D. Williams (9.6)
SPG - M. Ellis (2.2) | P. Millsap (1.4)
BPG - A. Biedrins (0.9) | A. Jefferson (1.9)

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» Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:29 am
This is going to be a real tough one for the Warriors. While the Jazz have been down and not playing well since they lost Sloan, there is a good chance that they will use all that built up anger and unload it on the Warriors. Hopefully I am wrong, but it is a possible scenario. Especially after we throttled them earlier this month. Deron back will be huge for them as well. I think the Jazz hate losing to us a lot and they won't soon forget that last game.

Winning this game on the road would be HUGE for the Warriors. It would really show me that they are finally coming to play every night and ready to maybe make a playoff run.
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» Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:03 pm
Suns are to Warriors as Warriors are to Jazz
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» Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:18 pm
curry is gonna light it up in the 2nd half

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» Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:54 pm
Wow Monta is really keeping us in this one. There seem to be a lot of fouls, and of course the Warriors are on the bad end of that situation. Hopefully Curry and Lee can get some more minutes in the 4th quarter and put this one away. I like our chances if we can keep the Jazz off the line.

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» Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:55 pm
Monta put the team on his back.

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» Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:48 pm
WOW. What a huge win for this team. This is one of the best wins they've had in the last 5 years. What a way to come back and battle against foul trouble on the road against a pretty big rival.

I'm so proud of this team. This team is far from where they could be, but they just proved that they can win a tough road game on a night after they just played a game.
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» Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:01 pm
finally, consistency is coming around
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» Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:35 pm
We are playing our best basketball in two years and what happens, we hit the All-Star Break. Boo.

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» Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:32 pm
Maybe this will help the team refocus and get rid of the feeling that they can't keep it up. This team has often come out flat after going on good win streaks. They open up with the C's after the break and you know Monta will be motivated to prove he belongs after all those undeserving, old Celtics players got the recognition and respect, only Allen may deserve that.
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» Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:13 am
Houston Lost tonight, so now we past them in the standings. Hopefully we can keep up this streak and close the gap between that 8th seeded Utah and Denver.
I don't see us in the playoffs, but getting above .500 and at least compeating for the 8th spot would be a huge boost to our teams confidence and morale for next season.

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» Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:07 am
If we get to .500, I think we have a shot a the 8th seed especially if Carmelo goes to the East. Hopefully the team doesn't forget how they are winning over the break.

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» Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:15 am
monta and reggie got us this win, plus andris got some needed rebounds. lee was active like hell to start. foul trouble kept us lagging, but once again bench came to play with wright on offense and lin on defense.

curry and udoh looked too self-conscious and burnt.

overall, good win against depleted jazz squad, which may fall down after the break even more.

oh, and dorrel doing what he does.
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» Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:48 pm
JSU2004 wrote:If we get to .500, I think we have a shot a the 8th seed especially if Carmelo goes to the East. Hopefully the team doesn't forget how they are winning over the break.



We would proably have to be well over .500 to make the playoffs. I would say about 46 wins would do it. So they would have to win 20 of the remaing 27 games. That is actualy asking them to only 7 games...
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» Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:57 pm
Only 7 games if we take it for granted that we need 46 wins. Though, that's just a number from the top of your head. :)

The point is that Jazz will continue to slide (IMO), Sloan was too knowledgeable of a coach for Jazz not to feel that on their skin for the rest of the season.
Nuggets will hopefully trade Carmelo soon, and should as well decline for some time, depending of who they get in return. Whoever it be, they will still need time to fit in.

Basically, I'm saying that it could be possible to sneak in with less than 46 wins.

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