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Talk about the upcoming Warriors game here
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This sums it up, 72 points in the first half and 43 in the second half. The Warriors gave up 56 in the first half and 61 in the second. In essence, the Warriors were terrible offensively and defensively in the second half while the Sonics got hot in the second half and picked apart the zone defense of the Warriors.
A few obervations:
1. What is up with Baron and Monta? At the beginning of the season these two were like two peas in a pod. They were in sync, they passed to one another and the last few games, I rarely if ever see Baron pass the ball to Monta in a position to let him score. Yes, he threw him an alley oop last night, but outside of that, I do not remember when Monta received a pass from Baron in an attacking position. Does anyone else see this or am I just imagining things?
2. Playing Nellie ball as this team is, I wonder sometimes if this young team understands the idea of what is a good shot on offense. As someone else mentioned, in the second half at least half the shots being taken were one-on-one pull up jumpers which as we all know are not good shots. In the first half, it was evident that the Warriors were making the extra pass to find the open man. Yes, they were making their shots in the first half, but they were open shots and most of them were within the flow of the offense. This team must understand good from bad when it comes to shot selection or we will see more and more erratic and inconsistent performances.
3. Why did Nellie stick with the zone in the fourth quarter? The Sonics carved up the zone in the third quarter and cut the 16-point halftime lead to nothing in that quarter. I think Nellie would have been wise to go man-to-man and guard the perimeter better. The threes from Ridnour and the garbage baskets from Damien Wilkins were daggers in the fourth quarter. The zone was not working at all.
4. I understand Roberson is the Warriors instant offense guy, but if he is not hitting, he has not business being in the game. He took at least two or three ill-advised shots down the stretch. See point #2 above about shot selection. On top of that, he was not hitting and he stayed in the game. He was worthless. Yes, the Warriors needed offense, but they were still within five points with six minutes to go in the game. I would think that might be a time to buckle down defensively rather than bring in a no-defense sharpshooter. I just thought bringing in Roberson was not a smart move.
Overall, like most of you, I am not happy with the result of this game. It was very, very disappointing. I hope the Warriors can get things going again with a win over the Kings tomorrow night.
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didn't see the game, but the progression is familiar.
1.) Warriors take a lead into halftime and maybe into the 3rd quarter.
2.) other team figures out the Warriors plan and counters.
3.) The coach tries a counter strategy but the Warriors players are prevented from doing what they do best and start to improvise.
4.) The Warriors start jacking up 3s and the other team becomes a rebounding machine.
5.) Individual warrior players try to "step up" and be the hero trying to bring the team back.
6.) Warriors collapse and lose.
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