The Warriors came out chucking away. But they were ice cold. The Warriors shot 35 percent in the opening period.
Jax made his first J and thought he was hot, because he took three more ill-advised shots, the last a pull-up three in transition that clanked off the front rim. Maggette missed all five of his attempts.
Oddly enough, Morrow played eight minutes and didn’t get a shot. So why is he in the starting lineup? Oh yeah, his defense.
Meanwhile, Philly wasn’t great, but they didn’t need to be. Elton Brand, matched up with Maggette, had nine points on six shots in the first quarter. Dalembert had 11 rebounds in the first 12 minutes of action (the Sixers outrebounded the Warriors 19-8 in the first half)
That prompted Nellie to chuck small and go big for a spell, playing Anris Biedrins and Ronny Turiaf together.