Warriors Can’t Stop Big Green Monster, Fall Short In The Fourth Quarter To Boston

Posted: February 23, 2011 in Golden State Basketball

What’s up sports fans? After the All-Star break Golden State had to meet Big, Bad, Boston, or better known as the C’s. I like to call them the “Green Monster.”, and monsters they were. When I was a kid the green monster was ugly, and the way they beat us last night was just that, ugly! In a 115-93 loss, it became  more degrading. It’s interesting in the above captioned video,  of one of Boston’s elite shooters, Ray Allen is clearly seen pointing toward Golden State and heard saying, “This team out here doesn’t even belong on the same floor as us.” Do the Celtics respect our team? Probably not. Anyone who watched the game in beginning didn’t  see it that way. Golden State actually played well in the first half. Boston was shooting 60% from the field, but Golden States defense in the first half forced a lot of turnovers on Boston which kept the game within reach. At the half the game was tied 60-60.

It was an evenly matched game, primarily because Golden States defensive strategy and quick pace was wearing on Boston. Ekpe U’doh had a good defensive stand in the first half coming off the bench with 6pts, 6 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots .It didn’t matter, Paul Pierce still finished with 23pts., 3 rebounds and 5 assists, and that was because what Golden State did in the first half, they failed to do in the second half. Kevin Garnett finished with 24pts., 12 rebounds, and 6 assists. Rajon Rondo had 19pts., 15 assists, and 6 rebounds. “I tried to be everywhere. I tried to fill every category in the book that’s positive,” Garnett said.  KG killed Golden State on the boards, but it still wasn’t until the end of the third quarter that the Warriors fell apart on defensive and offensive rebounds. Steph Curry had 18pts. 4 rebounds, and 2 assist, but his ability to protect the ball was again a major factor in the loss. Dorrell Wright scored 19pts., 6 assists, and 1 rebound. I also saw where Keith Smart isn’t utilizing his bench like he should. “They’re the Boston Celtics. They just turned it up,” stated the Warriors coach.

Golden States bench couldn’t match up to Boston’s bench. Andris Biedrins only scored 4pts. and 5 rebounds, his game wasn’t as efficient as it should’ve been. I’m not pleased with Andris right now, because he’s not consistent. This is a guy whose been in the league long enough to know.  Your playing against KG and the Celtics, it’s going to be a hustle night. He knows, if you don’t play extra hard your going to lose. I have to know why Keith Smart allowed Acie Law to shoot 3pt. shots? His 3pt. shot percentage is one of the lowest in Golden State’s line up, and it’s obvious his strength is going to the basket. He proved that last night when he went to the basket, and drew a foul on the Boston. That happened because he’s extremely fast when he goes to the basket and that’s his strength. He finished with 5pts and went o-3 from 3pt. land .

Reggie Williams who also finished with 5pts. only went 1-1 on 3pt. shots. When you break down Reggie’s 3pt. percentage this year versus Acie Law’s, it’s obvious who’s hands you put the ball into. This is what I mean by Mr. Smart not using his players more efficiently. This was yet another great opportunity to beat a quality team and up the quality of this franchise. Instead we continue to show sub par performance down the stretch, and for that we will continue to be disrespected in this league. Tell me what you think. Remember folks it’s ALLBAYAREASPORTS.COM. Bay Area Sports Magnified!

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