Pre-game Tidbits (No Jack)

* Stephen Jackson is out with a severly sprained left hand. It is so swollen, he needs a brace. He’s got to sit until the swelling goes down. It’s not broken, so he won’t be out for an extended period of time. It is uncertain whether he will play Monday against Miami. Jax doesn’t do pre-game interviews, so I’ll get you more info after the game.
UPDATE: It’s officially a sprained left wrist (though his knuckles were swollen, too) and he is day-to-day.

* Guess who is starting in Jackson’s place? No, not Morrow. Not Azubuike (though he is starting). MARCO BELINELLI! That’s right, Nellie is giving Belinellie a turn. There is a Marco section behind the Warriors bench. So they get a treat. Azubuike is starting because Brandan Wright is out of the starting lineup. He had started at PF against Washington and Boston. Yup, another game, another lineup.

* Forward Al Harrington showed up while some Warriors were shooting. He came over to speak to them. He was all smiles, looking like the happiest man in the world. (Inside locker room joke: Al told Jax he wasn’t playing because he was scared.)

* Jamal Crawford was swarmed by the New York meida, illustrating why he is loving the move to the Bay, which he calls “low speed” environment.

Marcus Thompson