Archive for Bay Area

The Noodles at Cal (Wonderlic Scores)

(This is 90% Danzig, with some great data; my small contribution is the Analysis section after the scores and before the sources) I was catching up on my RSS feed yesterday and I came across a report that Mario Manningham of Michigan scored a ‘6’ on his Wonderlic IQ test. A fricking ‘6’?? I thought […]

Posted by: Danzig on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

The Sixth Man Can Sure Lay Up

[youtube K3ldfaqzMOM] Monta Ellis’s aggression might have disappeared as the playoff run progressed this past June, but it seems just like Mikael Pietrus, he too knows what it means to get down, get low, get hyphy. At least that’s what I think he was doing. Monta Ellis Dancing [YouTube]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Destiny Was Just A Dropped Call Away–Golden State’s Summer, Part I

It’s been a pretty quiet summer in the offseason–you know, other than that referee taking away Game 3 from the Suns, and fixing about a thousand other games as far as we know. But there’s also been some hullabaloo over at NBA Nation’s favorite story in the Bay Area. The Warriors have been busy trying […]

Posted by: Avinash on Saturday, July 28th, 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