Reactions: Warriors 99, Mavericks 103
|David Lee, PF 30 MIN | 7-14 FG | 6-8 FT | 12 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 20 PTS | +14The game started off to a familiar start: limited ball movement, forcing isolations and the ball out of Steph Curry’s hands. While it often looked as if Lee was being limited in the post, he finished the game shooting making half his shots and with 12 rebounds. Dirk isn’t known for his defense, but he’s still listed at 7′, he’s still bigger than Lee and he’s still a big body to operate around. What’s most troubling about Lee is his inefficiency from midrange, a shot that has become his staple throughout his career.|
|Harrison Barnes, SF 41 MIN | 3-11 FG | 3-4 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 9 PTS | -8Barnes was invisible tonight. He played just one minute less than Curry tonight but you would never know it based on his play. His line isn’t impressive and while he made numerous attempts to get to the paint — and free throw line — his presence just wasn’t there on the offensive end. But, Barnes was shadowed most of the night by the (still) defensive pest Shawn Marion, so the lack of production can be somewhat attributed to that.|
|Andrew Bogut, C 28 MIN | 4-6 FG | 0-2 FT | 10 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | 0The Aussie made his return following a one game suspension stemming from his involvement in a scuffle against Portland last Saturday night. The Bogut hook shot failed to make an appearance tonight as he did most of his damage on putbacks and dumpoffs. While most teams hope to get more than 7.1 PPG from their starting center on a nightly basis, the Warriors aren’t asking for Bogut to contribute much more than that.|
|Stephen Curry, PG 42 MIN | 9-19 FG | 5-5 FT | 4 REB | 8 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 6 TO | 29 PTS | -3We’ve been waiting for Curry to have one of “those” games. When the game looked lost heading into the fourth quarter Curry does what superstars do: demand the ball and start to take over. Curry scored 13 points in the 4Q and nearly gave the team enough to steal this one on the road. The good news is that Curry is fully recovered from his concussion problems and showed signs of dominating in that 4Q. While Curry is the franchise player and best player on the team, he often is too passive and shades more towards a passing guard than a guard that can shoot — and one of the best ever to do it at that. Curry has a tough matchup on Friday as Russell Westbrook is the opposition.|
|Klay Thompson, SG 38 MIN | 5-16 FG | 7-8 FT | 10 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 20 PTS | +5Thompson’s shooting percentage won’t impress, but his defense on Monta Ellis was spectacular. Ellis’ line: 2/16, 4 points, 10 assists, 2 rebounds and 3 TOs. Keep in mind this is one game after Thompson had the task of shadowing Eric Gordon. This was Thompson’s ninth game of the season scoring 20+ points.|
Who doesn’t have the answers to the Warriors bench woes? Sway doesn’t:
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Looking ahead: The Warriors now finish up their road trip with the monumental task of beating Oklahoma City in their house on Friday night. They then round out their road trip with the Sacramento Kings on Sunday before heading home on Tuesday to face the Toronto Raptors.
Tweets of the game:
To be such a good shooting team, the Warriors miss a lot of free throws
— Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) November 28, 2013
The David Lee blocked lay-up is this year’s version of the Klay-up. Frustrating.
— Fast Break (@GSWFastBreak) November 28, 2013
Nedo way better than Anthony Bennett lol
— Mek (@MekTheExec) November 28, 2013