Friday, March 21, 2008
Golden State V Houston preview
And so we are. The benginning of the tough stretch. More or less the first one against a Rockets team that has lost two straight after winning an incredible 22 in a row. In fact 6 teams have less then 22 losses so thats even more impressive. I was hoping the Warriors could have ended it tonight but alas the Celtics and their Texas sweep means they had other ideas. Even though Houstons now on a 2 game losing streak you can' discount the scale of their achievement and the good young core that they have. Rafer Alston,Luis Scola, Shane Battier, Carl Landry, Dikembe Mutombo all make up a decent supporting cast for Tracy McGrady. Yes they've come down to earth but as far as the Western Conference goes they have the depth to surprise a few people.
As far as the Warriors are concerned they are now 2.5 games up on Denver which at this stage of the season is big. Fortunately Denver which are horrible on the road play at New Jersey so there is every chance the Warriors could tie Dallas for 7th who are just 1 game in front. No doubt though tonight is big. The Rockets are a defensive minded team so buckets won't come as easy as they did in LA but having said that Baron only playing 27 minutes can only help for tonight and for the back to back against the Lakers.Everyone has to bring it.
Rafaer Alston is the Warrior killer
Boom Dizzle is one assist shy of a triple double
Monta shoots 65%
Warriors by 6