Some former Warriors players are competing in the playoffs with their current teams. Here’s a look at how they fared in the first games of the NBA postseason:
Antawn Jamison, PF, Cavaliers: Jamison was instrumental in the Cavs’ 96-83 win against the Chicago Bulls in the first game of their series Saturday. The former Warrior had 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Jamal Crawford, SG, Hawks: Crawford had 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 28 minutes off the bench in the Hawks’ 102-92 Game 1 win against the Milwaukee Bucks. Crawford shot just 4 for 11 from the field but made 3 of 5 three-pointers.
Derek Fisher, PG, Lakers: Fisher had 11 points, 2 rebounds, an assist and a steal in 35 minutes in the Lakers’ 87-79 win against the Oklahoma Thunder. He was a defensive liability, however, as Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook had 23 points (on 10 of 16 shooting) and eight assists.
Stephen Jackson, SG, Bobcats: Jackson had 18 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 turnovers in the Bobcats’ 98-89 loss to the Orlando Magic in Game 1. Jackson struggled shooting the ball, making 6 of 18 shots from the field. He was also injured (bone bruise on left knee), but said he expects to start in Game 2 Tuesday.
Larry Hughes, SG, Bobcats: Hughes had 6 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 20 minutes off the bench for Charlotte.
Matt Barnes, SF, Orlando Magic: Barnes started and played 20 minutes for the Magic, but missed his only two shots and finished with 2 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.
Mickael Pietrus, SF, Orlando Magic: Pietrus had 14 points (on 4 of 7 shooting, all from behind the 3-point line), 2 assists, 1 rebound and 1 block. He played 26 minutes off the bench for Orlando.
Erick Dampier, C, Dallas Mavericks: Dampier had 5 points, 12 rebounds, a steal and a block in 30 minutes in the Maverick’s 100-94 win against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1. Dampier started and played 30 minutes.
Jason Richardson, SG, Phoenix Suns: Richardson had 14 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and a block in the Suns’ 105-100 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Richardson didn’t shoot the ball well, making only 4 of 12 shots, including 2 of 6 from distance.
Here’s my starting five and lineup for former Warriors playing in the playoffs right now:
PG: Derek Fisher
SG: Jason Richardson
SF: Stephen Jackson
PF: Antawn Jamison
C: Erick Dampier
Sixth man: Jamal Crawford
Bench: Mickael Pietrus, Matt Barnes, Larry Hughes
Weak at point guard and sorely lacking depth in the post, but not a terrible lineup.
Did I miss anybody?