Golden State Has Two Players With Double, Doubles, Quiet Oklahoma’s Thunder.

Posted: February 15, 2011 in Golden State Basketball

What’s up Sports Fan’s. I’m sure by now you and everyone around you is buzzing about Golden State’s win over Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-94. It was interesting because what appeared to be a 3pt. drought in the first half, caused Golden State wake up beyond the arch in the second half.  Oklahoma is a playoff caliber team and they’ve beaten some of the best teams in the NBA already this season. I think the real buzz is how the Warriors won. Some would say it was Monta Ellis, and I can understand why. He did have 33pts, 7 assists, and he used his ever so popular flair to the basket.

Maybe I’m wrong maybe some of you think it was David Lee. He did have a David Lee kind of game 23pts. and 19 rebounds, so that is a good argument. I think what I saw at Oralcle Arena was really about Steph Cury, and I’ll tell you why. I don’t want to take anything away from our favorite Monta Ellis. Monta is a phenomenal player, but he been in the league long enough, and he’s been with Golden State long enough to understand the system so, he should be a phenomenal player. I don’t want to take anything away from David Lee’s game last night, but David’s been playing like that when he was a New York Knick, so I expect him to put up good numbers. In David Lee’s last ten games he hasn’t had number’s like last night, so it was good to see him take over in the forward position.

I think Mr. Curry’s game was more of what the team needed. Steph is still the new guy even though he doesn’t see it that way.  Let’s face it, one of the biggest problems he was having was being able to control his tempo of the game. He was out of sync, letting lose balls go, committing turnovers and costing a lot of games to be a little more closer than they needed to. Steph had in my opinion one of his best game of this season. He finished with 23pts. and 13 assists with no turnovers. He also held Oklahoma’s Russell Westbrook to just 21pts on 6-14 shooting. If curry can settle down and play like that every night, than you’ll have Monta shooting 35 to 40pts. a night because, he won’t have to feel like the entire game is in his hands, and the Warriors will get more wins of those games, where 3 to 6 points decides the win.

You have to give a big hand to the Golden State because they had 20 offensive rebounds, this allowed them to control the game down in the stretch. Once the 3pt. shooting woke up in the second half it didn’t matter that Kevin Durant finished with 29 points. It didn’t matter that Oklahoma was the NBA’s fifth highest scoring team in the league. What did matter is that the 3pt. drought that Golden State had in the first half, was gone in the second half. For every 3pt. shot that the Thunder made the Warriors matched and eventually pulled away for the win. Remember folks it’s ALLBAYAREASPORTS.COM. Bay Area Sports Magnified!


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