By Marcus Thompson
Saturday, December 20th, 2008 at 4:33 pm in Uncategorized.
* The starting PF tonight is … (drum roll) … Brandan Wright. Kurz is back to the bench after going scoreless on four shots in 13 minutes (two rebounds and two assists, though).
How is this for a comedy: Wright played five minutes, missing all three shots and picking up three fouls, before being yanked.
* And guess who replaced Wright? No, not Kurz, but Anthony Randolph. Yes, there was an Anthony Randolph citing. Before tonight, he had two straight DNP-CDs, which were preceded by a two-minute stint vs. Orlando and a 10-minute stint at Denver.
* Belinelli: 3-for-3 for 7 points with two assists in nine minutes. What has gotten into this dude? He can even dribble against pressure now. (For all those Belinelli loves out there, stay humble. Because his man, Raja Bell, had 10 points in 9 minutes.)
*Let me go on record saying I would not mind at all having Gerald Wallace as the power forward of the Warriors. If you’re going to go small, you might as well have a guy who can defend and rebound and score. Sure, he doesn’t shoot well enough to stretch the defense, as Nellie wants from 4s. But that’s a sacrifice worth making in exchange for Wallace’s athleticism, hustle and defense. He averages two steals and nearly a block a game to go with 7.8 rebounds. Plus he can finish strong and he’s a 78 percent FT shooter.