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Biedrins, Turiaf return and … the Warriors look better

I’m sorry for the long delay between blog entries. I took some time off for Christmas and spent the holidays in Oregon with a lot of family. I’ve been keeping an eye on the Warriors, though and wanted to give a belated review of the Warriors’ recent play. You might remember that I wrote a blog entry about how the injuries the Warriors were experiencing this season were a legitimate excuse/reason for their mediocre play. Read that entry here. As… Read More »

Another injury for Warriors

Just received this press release from the Warriors: Warriors center Mikki Moore is out indefinitely with bone spurs in his right heel.  The injury will require him to undergo surgery later this week, although a specific day & time for the surgery has not been scheduled as of yet.  More information will be available following the surgery. I wonder who will start tonight? I’d think that Anthony Randolph will get the nod, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Don Nelson… Read More »

Warriors’ injuries are a legitimate excuse

Usually, it’s unacceptable when athletes or coaches make excuses following a loss. It’s looked at as an admission of weakness, and no self-respecting player or coach would want to give future opponents any indication of feebleness or frailty. The Warriors made excuses after their last loss, Saturday’s 104-95 loss to the Pistons. In this instance, however, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. There are justifiable reasons that explain the Warriors’ inability to close out games this season. Some… Read More »

Win against Mavericks a turning point for Warriors?

Is it time to break out the “We Believe” T-shirts again? Holy cow. What a great game. If you’re a Warriors fan, you better hope you have that game on your DVR, because you won’t want to delete it. You never want to overstate one win, but this could be a turning point for this Warriors squad. Warriors 111, Mavericks 103 (on the road!). Check out the box score and Associated Press recap. Now that the Stephen Jackson cloud has… Read More »

Time for Don Nelson to start Anthony Randolph

The only gripe I have about Friday’s uber-impressive win against the Blazers is that Don Nelson continues to start Mikki Moore. To be fair to Nelson, he gave Anthony Randolph a lot of minutes off the bench, but why isn’t Randolph part of the starting five? Randolph has earned the right with his play on the court to start for the Warriors. Does Randolph play out of control sometimes? Yes. Does he forget plays on offense sometimes? Sure. Does he foul too much? Yep. Is he a… Read More »

Blazers a tough test for Warriors

TONIGHT’S GAME Golden State Warriors (3-8) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (9-4) TV: 7:30 p.m., CSN Bay Area The Warriors return home from their five-game, seven-day road trip for a well-deserved, extended homestand of … one game. That’s right, the Warriors get the 9-4 Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena tonight and then head back on the road for a difficult swing through Texas to play the Mavericks (9-3) and Spurs (4-6 . . . that’s not a typo, the Spurs… Read More »

Anthony Randolph plays his best game so far

Anthony Randolph had his best game of the season Monday night in the Warriors’ 146-105 win against the Timberwolves (check out the incredible photo to the right). I don’t think it was a breakout game, in that I don’t think we’ll suddenly see consistent performances like this from Randolph. He is so young and inexperienced, and I think that we should expect a season full of ups and downs. I still think Randolph has the highest potential of any player… Read More »

A game to forget

The Warriors coaches and players are already looking forward to Sunday’s game against the Sacramento Kings, and after Friday night’s debacle against the L.A. Clippers, that might be the best decision for everybody who cares about the Warriors. There are 82 games in the NBA, which means that even after a game like Friday, when every thing that could go wrong did go wrong, you can pick yourself up (players and fans, alike) and know that you have another game… Read More »

Game day preview: vs. L.A. Clippers

Game 4 Warriors (1-2) vs. L.A. Clippers (1-4) At Oracle Arena, Oakland Tonight, 7:30 p.m., CSN Bay Area Clippers points scored: 94.8 Warriors points scored: 107.0 Clippers points allowed: 100.4 Warriors points allowed: 112.0 Probable starting lineup PG-Baron Davis (11.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 2.2 steals) SG-Eric Gordon (18.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.6 steals, 46.2 3P%) SF-Rasual Butler (9.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists) Or Al Thornton (8.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists) PF-Marcus Camby (11.4 points,… Read More »

Biedrins questionable against Clippers

Marcus Thompson II of the San Jose Mercury News is reporting that starting center Andris Biedrins is questionable for Friday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Biedrins is experiencing pain in his back and his availability for Friday’s game will be determined after Friday morning’s shootaround. Don Nelson will probably start Mikki Moore at center. It stands to reason that Anthony Randolph will get more minutes than the 7 he played against the Grizzlies. We’ll see. Read Thompson’s complete story… Read More »