Get a load of these starters:
F KURZ!!! (Carmelo Anthony)
F JACKSON (Kenyon Martin)
C BIEDRINS (Nene)
G CRAWFORD (Dahntay Jones)
G WATSON (Billups)
*Can somebody please explain why Rob Kurz over Randolph?
* The Warriors have just 10 players in uniform. Corey Maggette (hamstring), Ronny Turiaf (flu) and Brandan Wright (flu) did not make the trip to Denver. That means they have no choice but to play small ball for much of this game. They are certainly going to need a lot of offense to have a chance against these Nuggets.
* What’s up with Crawford? I asked him about it his scoring struggles the last two – 8 points on 3-for-14 shooting over the last two games – and he said he has been so focused on the ball movement desires of the coaching staff that he has been extra focusing on sharing the ball and setting the tone. He said he would be more aggressive tonight. He had better if the Warriors have a chance.
* Officially, meaning the Warriors put out a release, Maggette was “diagnosed with a strained right hamstring which includes a microtear of his muscle. A strength test did indicate a mild weakness in the muscle. Corey will continue his strength and fitness work as needed and his return to play will be dictated by his improvement.” In other words, he’s out and they aren’t saying when he’ll be back.
* Think the Warriors have had a tough schedule? The current stretch to close ’08 is nothing to sneeze at (games paired together denotes back-to-back):
at Los Angeles Lakers
How many wins do you see in that stretch?