Warriors – Rockets; 7:30 CST

2010 February 2
by rahat huq

This one was pretty uneventful.  Aaron Brooks and Carl Landry led the way with 24 points each while Monta Ellis finished with 34 for the Warriors, but only 7 in the second half.  While Golden State was able to make it close at one point, the Rockets were never really threatened.

20.26

Raise your hand if you predicted that Carl Landry would regularly be facing double teams when he was drafted back in 2007.

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19.59

Having a blog for just 3 months now, I’m learning something new almost weekly. I had to learn tonight that it’s probably a good idea to restrict the ‘live-blogging’ to just the big games…

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19.57

First Battier dunk I can remember since he’s been with the team.

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19.37

Deveon George has been delivering some unnecessarily rough blows – that was the second already tonight.

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19.25

Is it just me or has this game been incredibly boring to watch? I feel very drowsy for some reason.

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19.21

…Or I could be overthinking all of this and he was just a convenient pickup to play 3rd string pg…

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19.21

Conroy doesn’t have enough speed/quickness to play at this level so it’s interesting to wonder what other attribute he has that caught Morey’s eye. With the Moneyball approach, guys get overlooked because of things like this but are actually effective for some reason that we don’t immediately notice.

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19.17

This might be the slowest anticipated-to-be-a-track-meet game that I can remember seeing.

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19.16

Beautiful spin move by Ellis.

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19.11

“It may be because they don’t play so hard and I always do” – Scola on why he plays well against the Warriors.

That’s great, yes, but I do think there is more to that in the fact that you don’t want to rely on players whose game is predicated on ‘playing hard.’ I think that’s part of the problem we face. To succeed at the highest level, you need the elite talent that can do well when everyone is playing hard (ie: the playoffs).

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19.06

It feels weird seeing Coby Karl out there because it feels like just the other day that I was watching some halftime special during the ‘96 NBA Finals about George Karl’s relationship with his young son.

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19.04

This one is getting out of hand very quickly. 32-12 Rockets, still in the 1st

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18.58

I hate when Trevor starts making some of these shots with high degree of difficulty because it just encourages him to keep jacking.

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18.57

Ariza just tried the same move he missed earlier and made it this time. 12 points already. It was still a very bad shot for him.

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18.56

Rockets up 25-8 after Ariza spot-up ‘3′.

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18.55

LOL. Ariza just tried a fadeaway in the post over Ellis and obviously missed it badly. Is there anyone else that makes you go “this can’t end well” everytime you realize what they are about to try to do…

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18.53

6:38 1st. Beautiful spin move and floater by Chuck Hayes. It’s incorrect to say Chuck is unskilled.

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18.52

Wow, Shane had dislocated his shoulder in the San Antonio game.

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18.46

9:44 1st: Brooks pushes it ahead to Ariza for the slashing dunk attempt. That’s how Trevor can be effective – using his quickness when the defense isn’t yet set.

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18.45

10:18 – first time I have seen Scola use the left hand this year. Milestone moment.

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18.42

Biedrins – easily the worst hair I’ve seen so far this year on the League Pass tour…

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18.36

I want to take this time to apologize pre-emptively for any outburst pertaining to Trevor Ariza which may be forthcoming. I try to remain as objective as possible with this stuff, but I have little tolerance for selfishness.

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17.33

Ellis with 24 points with 3 minutes left in the 1st half. Warriors all the way back to within 3 after being down by 21.

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  • Verbs and Nouns
    im anxious to see AB vs Monta, should be an entertaining game as long as ariza doesnt take 30 shots. i say ROX win 114-108
  • rahat_huq
    I can't remember the last time I was as mortified as I was when I saw that quote from Ariza in the Chronicle about staying agressive.
  • luislandry
    I'm most interested to see Landry break out of a funk. If I remember correctly, last time the Warriors went real small with some of their big guys hurt, which was a huge mistake as Landry dominated a flopping Maggette inside. Now Beidrins and Turiaf are playing again, but neither of them should be able to hold back Carl if he's on his game...
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