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Ws Seizing Opportunity

It may look as if the Warriors have fluked into some good fortune. They beat a struggling Toronto team with a hobbled Chris Bosh.

They caught the Knicks in the eye of a drama storm. They outlasted a Washington squad that’s without Gilbert Arenas.

On the surface, there is reason to doubt the Warriors.

But it’s probably more apt to say the Warriors are resilient. It’s more apt to say that this team can take advantage of a situation as well as they can give away opportunities (as they showed in the 0-6 start). If you’re looking for a glimmer of hope in this season, you can find it in the Warriors’ ability to seize opportunity — which is exactly what they did last year. People have doubted what they did, including myself, crediting the tank job committed by the Clippers, the injuries to the Hornets, the fortuitous first-round match-up with Dallas, etc.

The key was taking advantage of those situations, seeing their crease in the line and hitting it like Adrian Peterson. I fully expected this trip to be bad one, as most Warriors road trips go. But it says something that they’ve pulled out three wins, with a key member of the rotation missing in each game. It says this team won’t be fading away. There won’t be draft talk come February. This is a scrappy bunch that will be in the mix.

Marcus Thompson

  • john

    MP: What do you make of the Peter Vescey’s comments in the New York Post about Dolan looking at Mullin for the Knick’s GM job? Is it all BS? Will Cohan let Mullin out of his contract?

  • Warrior

    Yea gs started off slow losing six straiht but they were without their second best player in stephen jack, and we played some pretty good teams in utah, dallas, and la. And even then we didnt really ge blown out of the water. So just as well as you can say the warriors won on a fluke tyou’d have to say other teams beat s on a fluke. I watch the warriors closey and know that when there playing with all their key players in rotation theyre the real deal and will be in the playoffs at either 4 or 5 if they have theif team intact.

  • Warrior

    Yea gs started off slow losing six straiht but they were without their second best player in stephen jack, and we played some pretty good teams in utah, dallas, and la. And even then we didnt really ge blown out of the water. So just as well as you can say the warriors won on a fluke tyou’d have to say other teams beat s on a fluke. I watch the warriors closey and know that when there playing with all their key players in rotation theyre the real deal and will be in the playoffs at either 4 or 5 if they have theif team intact.

  • manhattanproj

    i’m happy to see the w’s win. i hope they can get back to the playoffs this year.

    but if you look at the overall scheme of things, w’s may be better off in the lottery, esp in the top 5. there are some really talented players coming out or expected to come out. derrick rose, michael beaseley, oj mayo..etc.

    why do the w’s always suck when it’s a weak draft year? joe smith, mike dunleavy? man.