Warriors – Rockets; 7:30 CST
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.
Raise your hand if you predicted that Carl Landry would regularly be facing double teams when he was drafted back in 2007.
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…
Deveon George has been delivering some unnecessarily rough blows – that was the second already tonight.
Is it just me or has this game been incredibly boring to watch? I feel very drowsy for some reason.
…Or I could be overthinking all of this and he was just a convenient pickup to play 3rd string pg…
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.
“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).
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.
I hate when Trevor starts making some of these shots with high degree of difficulty because it just encourages him to keep jacking.
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.
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…
6:38 1st. Beautiful spin move and floater by Chuck Hayes. It’s incorrect to say Chuck is unskilled.
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.
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.