Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Golden State V Utah Preview
After a nice long break with Nelson enjoying Maui, Baron going to Disneyland and the others staying in the bay area Golden State begin the second half of the season tied with Houston and Denver for 7th. From here in every game is major and detemines whether you are a playoff calliber team. Unfortunately tonight the Warriors face an opponent that I dislike and fear the the Utah Jazz. Timw and time again Utah has proved they have an answer for any small ball tactics Nelson throws at them the big reason being Carlos Boozer. Not onl is he on the ever growing list of Warrior killers but he's just too big, fast, and strong for the Warriors inside see opening night. It would be interesting to see how much Chris webber would have an answer especially with his quick hands or Harrington who torched Boozer for 38 points despite another loss in Utah. It's a start. Or lastly introduce a zone so Boozer can take some outside shots. All ways in which maybe Boozer might find it harder then usual to beat us.
On the other hand I want to see Baron and Deron Williams go at it. Baron hopefully will have used the rest to good motivation and come out strong. If Monta continues the 70% shooting for the month of February and the Warriors continue the fastbreaking form they showed against Phoenix then they might be able to pull out an unlikely W.
Boozer is the Warrior killer with 26 and 12
Monta gets 26
Jazz outreboud the Warriors considerably
Warriors by 4