xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:- The defense was nonexistent. They let the Lakers drive in too easy. There were nice stops but none could outrank the defensive effort the Warriors put up.
Something we already knew. I don't think anybody expects good defense from this team... we're going to win outscoring our rivals.
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:- They looked stale, sluggish, lazy. They weren't moving around. Each Warrior stayed in one spot the whole time. The only time they moved was when the ball was penetrated in.
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:- Not enough ball movement. If anyone remembers, back when Nellie was around in the Run TMC era, it was pass, move, pass, move, and ect. The Warriors passed, looked, dribbled, shot. They need to move consistently if they are to win over the momentum.
Bad sign. That's one of the things we have to rely on to win games. Constant movement.
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:- Baron created, hardly anyone would help finish. Baron was going inside, no one went for the tip or rebound.
Also expected, with our inside game... unless you thought Dunleavy was going to do so...
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:- Speaking of rebounds, no one boxed out. If they did, it was off a free throw or so.
See the previous comment. Right now, everybody should know how I feel about Murphy, too. Once again, expected.
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:- They missed open jumpers. They had many chances but missed.
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:- They were missing key shots. Those little shots ... easy two pointers. In other words, they missed layups.
Another key to get wins. We can't shoot bad %, as we will allow lots of easy baskets due to our lack of defense.
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:- Other than Baron, everyone who brought the ball up the court had a hard time bringing it up contested. I don't know if I should blame this one on the handling skills of the Warriors or the new ball but there were too many times they turned the ball over because they couldn't hold onto the ball.
Wasn't Dun supposed to help at that?. He was touted as the one that would open the court and free up Baron to play...
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:- During a couple timeouts, Nelson didn't seem too pleased with Baron's play. He was talking to Baron as they were walking to the bench but he just looked away. (Just wanted to say this because of chemistry issues.)
I wouldn't care much about chemistry after only one game. Nellie was probably pissed about the whole game.
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:- No intensity. None at all. It seemed so boring during the 2nd-mid 4th quarters.
Maybe they thought it was going to be a walk in the park without Kobe... Well, it wasn't. Let's hope they play more motivated against the Blazers.
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:Bright spots for the Lakers were Odom(again) and Turiaf.
Turiaf is only a by-product of playing against our defense. He won't play like that every game... Many unknown (inside) players will look like future stars playing against us.