Saturday, March 29, 2008
Golden State V Denver Preview
Boy this is big. As we sit in 8th spot the team that are right on our heels will be our opponents tonight.We're half a game ahead the Nuggets and half a game behind the Mavs the same team we play tommorow. This game is big with a capital B.
To tell you the truth I was surprised the Warriors got that W in Denver with their swarming defense. This is a roster loaded with players who can beat you in so many ways. Though Iverson wasn't so hot the last time these two met he is virtually unguardable with his Footspeed. Carmelo Anthony is just too big, fast, and strong for the Warriors to defend, Marcus Camby is probably the best shotblocker in the League and virtually cleans the Boards at every opportunity while JR Smith, Eduardo Najera, and Lina Kleiza all have the potential to be serious Warrior Killers on any given night. The good thing is this season the Warriors have lost games to teams they were suppossed to beat and beat teams they were suppossed to loose to so you never know.
What Baron and company must realise is Denver will bring tons of passion to the floor. They are fighting for the 8th seed for a long time now and any opportunity given to them will probably be taken. Will Baron lead the team?, Will Monta start hitting his midrange jumpers?, Will Jackson hit from long range? Who will step up in Pietrus absense?.
So many questions two answers 7th or 9th place.
Melo has a big game but Iverson is limited to 16
Baron and Monta have big games
Jackson hits a couple from downtown
Warriors by 5