Archive for Archive for May, 2007

Get Off the Bandwagon, America (Utah 100, Golden State 87)

Well, we figured it’d happen tonight. It’s kind of strange how close the Warriors came–Golden State still had a chance to win this game, but the same thing that got them through Dallas doomed them against Utah–bad looking 3s in the final few minutes, combined with fatigued turnovers and a much fresher Jazz team, and […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Backs Against the Wall

Barring an amazing scoring outburst by the fatigued Warriors, the run ends tonight for this amazing Golden State team. Stephen Jackson has been playing on auto-pilot for all but a quarter and a half of this series, and Davis looks worn down. Deron Williams on the other hand, is blossoming before our eyes and Carlos […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Carlos Boozer Doesn’t Believe (Utah 115, Golden State 101)

We all felt this collapse would be coming. Lots of missed, quick jumpers, only sporadic slashing to the hoop, plenty of great interior defense from Utah to contest every layup, a general tightness that we hadn’t seen from Golden State before with every jumper they took–the incoming barrage seemed inevitable. The Utah Jazz rolled past […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, May 14th, 2007

Stand and Fight (Game 4, Utah at Golden State)

Forty-eight minutes are all that stand between the Golden State Warriors making this series a best-of-3. Forty-eight more minutes of long, grueling basketball. We don’t believe that this will be domination like Game 3 was. Deron Williams isn’t going to pick up too many fouls early, Andrei Kirilenko will not back down after getting posterized, […]

Posted by: Avinash on Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Finally We Have an NBA Poster to Buy (Golden State 125, Utah 105)

We seem to always be writing the same thing about Golden State when they play at home–the Warriors keeps on shooting, slashing, hustling, delivering. This was just more lovable, frenetic Warriors basketball as they tore through a Utah team that never really had a chance once Deron Williams and Derek Fisher went to the bench […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Warriors Stand Tall

    We’re fairly certain Golden State is going to pound the Jazz into the ground after the way they lost those first two games (as long as Don Nelson doesn’t run poor Baron Davis into the ground–he looks haggard out there now), so our preview will be short.  Monta Ellis needs to come alive […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, May 11th, 2007

Feel Good Story…Utah Jazz? (Utah 127, Golden State 117–OT)

Derek Fisher’s wild and unbelievable ride in the NBA continues. Underrated defensive role player on the threepeat Lakers (his defense on A.I. made the Philly Finals series much shorter), that miracle shot in San Antonio, and now the amazing theater last night. Returning from his daughter’s emergency surgery in New York, he forced a key […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Baron Davis, Meet Deron Williams (Utah 116, Golden State 112)

In easily the best game of the NBA Playoffs so far, the Utah Jazz buckled down, boarded it up, and defeated the Warriors in Game 1. It was one of those awesome throwbacks to the old 80s NBA, with great defense, great offense, great performances, and it could’ve gone either way. But the +17 differential […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, May 7th, 2007

Marshawn Lynch, Real Life Buffalo Bill

There’s some grumbling in Buffalo about choosing Marshawn Lynch with the #12 pick, considering the Bills have had past character issues with running backs (Lynch’s so-called troubles are plenty exaggerated) this decade. But it seems the city is starting to warm up to him after his press conference: Marshawn Lynch was so eager to get […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, May 4th, 2007

Believe: Golden State 111, Dallas 86

There aren’t many words we need to describe this good ol’ fashioned ass whopping the Warriors just handed the 67-15 Mavericks. Baron Davis turning in a Willis Reed-type performance with his injured hamstring (and still looking more energetic than any of the Mavericks), Stephen Jackson shooting out of his damned mind, Jason Richardson nailing daggers […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, May 4th, 2007