Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Golden State V San Antonio Preview
That was an unpleasant visit to the 9th spot. Hopefully that will spur the Warriors to play decent ball for the rest of the remaining 9 games. The two contrasts couldn't be different. One team is battling for homecourt advantage the other is simply battling for their playoff lives Baron vs Parker. Monta vs Bowen. Manu vs Jax. Beans vs Duncan. To be honest it's hard to see a Warriors victory in this game. The Spurs have
:won 7 in a row
:They're 31-6 at home
:Tied for #1 in the conference
:Have their big 3 back
:Just blew out the Houston Rockets
:Peaking at the exact perfect time
Of course this game is imminently winnable the Warriors just have to step it up and produce a collossal performance. If Pietrus doesn't play expect the bench Harrington etc to really have to step up. It's expected our big 3 Monta, Baron and Captain Jack will get their points but the contribution of the bench down the stretch is important. Harrington needs to come out big tpnight. Will it be the same sluggish Al we saw in Denver or the hustle high energy guy against Dallas. Either way he hasn't played well. It was nice to see sim swatting away a Kidd Layup on Sunday this swagger is what we need.
Kelenna as well has been inconsistent. He couldn't buy a basket against Denver yet against Dallas he was HUGE in the 4th against Dallas nailing clutch shots. Another guy who I needs to be big was Matt Barnes. He's been so ridiculously inconsistent yet when his tempo comes back this team should start peaking at exactly the right time. He does play good defense though.
A loss doesn't hurt and would put us 0.5 games back of Denver. Having sai that a win is huge,win boosts our confidence. A win shows that the Warriors are afraid of nobody and can walk in anywhere and silence the crowd. A win gives us momentum to carry forward to walk into big D and take that game. A win tonight propels the Warriors back to the playoffs.
Tony Parker outplays Davis
Duncan has a Bass like game
Mickael Pietrus plays
Spurs by 5