By Marcus Thompson
Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 at 9:24 pm in Uncategorized.
Remember how people were pointing out how well the Warriors played without Baron against the Knicks? It looked good then, huh?
Tonight, they are showing why they can’t win without Baron.
The shots aren’t falling (through three quarters, they’re shooting 39.7 percent, 3-for-16 from 3-point range), fast break isn’t producing, and the Warriors have nowhere to turn. Memphis is playing every man straight up, switching on screens, and forcing the Warriors into a one-on-one offense. No one can score consistently enough to draw a double-team, or at least prevent their man from helping.
What do you do in times like these, when you’re getting outboarded, outshot and outexecuted? That’s when you need a star to take over.