The lat preseason game was a chance for Nellie to rest the starters and allow the second team to have a shot which proved a success in a 109-103 success over the clippers. Despite almost blowing a 23 point lead the Warriors cloes their preseason at a 5-2 finish. With that in mind here are some observations from the boxscore after last nights game.
Will Monta Ellis really be our backup PG. A few days ago in our season preview I was sure T-Hud would get the hnours but Ellis last night finally had the big breakout exhibtion game we anticipated with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Such a performance means he's ready for action. However he did have a slight ankle sprain towards the end of the game which the Team doctors said they would look at today.
Kosta Perovic I don't know where I stand with him. Signing him to a deal was preplexing enough considering he din't play at all last year but he didn't play too bad 8 points on 3-4 shooting. always puzzled about this pick it seemed it was rushed at the time and considering he didn't play at all last season a waste as well but hopefully he can gel it together this season.
Not too sure where to start with Marco. He once again showed he wasn't afraid to shoot going 3-11 but on the other hand the transition from the Euro League to the NBA is huge.
Harrington has a lot of explosivness that was lacking in his Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers days perhaps attributed to the loss of weight in the offseason. He had 21 points. Also a shoutout to Austin Croshere who like Baron Davis is an LA native. He had 11 points and seemingly lived up to the billing of being our hustle guy
Couresy of nba.com Monta Ellis showing his stuff