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Stay on the Shooters!!! No. 217

The Warriors down one, 103-102, in the final seconds against Cleveland, and all they need is one stop. And guess who finds himself wide open at the top of the key. You guessed it, the Cavaliers’ best outside shooter Daniel Gibson.
He had only gone 7-for-13 for 19 points prior to, so there was a good chance he would stick it. Of course he did, right.
For the life of me, I don’t understand why this team refuses to tell one guy to stay with the hot hand. Why not tell Monta to follow Boobie everywhere, don’t let him get an open look. I know it’s contrary to the rotating, helping defense they normally play. But for one possession, one critical defensive series, it can be done. It should be done. Find the shooters, and don’t leave them.

Marcus Thompson

  • john

    MT, you’re so right. I was screaming(like thousand of other fans) at my TV set as the play developed. Four Warriors dove to the paint and there was Gibson inspecting his fingernails and thinking of post game activities while waiting for the kickout pass. Now, I’m not sure the Warriors would have won anyway, but those stupid mistakes make this Thursday a no-brainer for me. I’m going out and not suffering through watching loss number 5.

  • Wes

    out of curiousity, what’s your take on BD? I’ve only watched 2 of the games and thus far he seems to be lacking the quickness and explosion he normally has. Do you know if his knee is bothering him or there is an injury hampering his performance?

  • EJ

    ok marcus. if you start a rant four games in, i know we’re in trouble. i think nellie needs to give one of those “i failed. we’re done” speeches again to fire this team up.

    whos first to get their next win: warriors, 49ers, or raiders??

  • JustPuked

    Baron is still struggling with his shot selection. I think, for all the off season workout he did, his stamina isn’t where it needs to be.

    I’m noticing that at the begining of the game and second half, he’s driving to the hoop and taking wise shots. By the end of the first half and end of the third, he’s chucking up fall away threes.

    We all know Baron can’t live on the three point line….

    Stephen Jackson is the motor mouth that really runs the Warriors defense. He calls out a ton of stuff before it even happens. More than his wonderfull individual and team defense, his on court “coaching” is sorely missed. Who would have though that of JAX at the time of the trade? If the defense is still off after his third game back, then it will be time to panic. Until then, don’t go off the deep end.

  • http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10176871/ Boycott Thanksgiving

    I miss those open Threes that Jax used to hit.
    :-(

    Play B Wright

  • Marcus Thompson

    Wes,
    I think it’s because Baron has to work harder with Jackson out and J-Rich gone. Teams are forcing other players to beat them by throwing their best defenders and shading the help towards Baron. Everyone else (save for Harrington and Ellis, who mostly create for themselves) is standing around behind the 3-point line waiting for Baron to create something.
    It looks more like the offense when Monty was here than Nellie ball.