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Golden State Warriors 111 FinalRecap | Box Score 115 Charlotte Bobcats
David Lee, PF 43 MIN | 5-14 FG | 4-4 FT | 16 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 14 PTS | -1Lee dominated on the boards tonight with a team-high 16 but was once again exposed on the defensive end and inconsistent on the offensive end. Many are clamoring for more Draymond Green — or when Iguodala comes back, Barnes — to take Lee’s spot in the lineup and go 4-out for the majority of the game. While we’ve seen more Green lately, Lee will still be getting most of the minutes, especially with Iguodala still sidelined. Now, when he does come back from injury I expect more of a platoon and for Jackson to get slightly more creative with his lineups. Right now I just don’t see Jackson trusting Green as much as he should — Green did sprain his left ankle tonight but early indications are that it’s not serious — and it’s costing the team points on the defensive end if not entire games. This is a reoccurring problem and this is no longer your All-Star from last season.
Harrison Barnes, SF 40 MIN | 6-13 FG | 2-4 FT | 9 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | -6Barnes started off hot with 7 of his 14 points coming in the 1Q. While many considered this Curry’s homecoming, for Barnes — a former Tar Heel — it was just as important. This was another “Where’s Barnes?” game, at least in the second half. The Bobcats play good team defense — they’re THIRD in the NBA in defensive efficiency (96.9) behind only San Antonio (95.1) and Indiana (92.5) — and while Harrison got on the board early and often there was never a sense he was ready to dominate. This was always going to be Curry’s game, and Barnes played accordingly.
Andrew Bogut, C 25 MIN | 4-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 12 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 8 PTS | -6There wasn’t much to be seen on the offensive end from Bogut in terms of point output, but your usual array of screens (both legal and illegal), rebounds and putbacks were out in full display. Lee and Bogut have also made it a point to channel their inner Tyson Chandler’s and tip out more rebounds to the top of the key or out on the perimeter. A subtle change but ones that can give you extra possessions each game.
Stephen Curry, PG 46 MIN | 14-32 FG | 10-12 FT | 6 REB | 9 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 4 TO | 43 PTS | +3Games against Charlotte always mean a lot more to Curry, and his effort Monday night didn’t disappoint. With more than 45 friends and family watching Curry showed them his entire arsenal of moves and shot types as he combined for his highest point total of the season (43). Curry added nine assists and even six rebounds to go along with his points, and if the game had been any different he might’ve at least gone for the triple-double. On the defensive end Curry and Co. got torched by Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson who combined for 55 points on 21/41 shooting.
Klay Thompson, SG 46 MIN | 9-19 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 22 PTS | 0Thompson had a nice stretch in the 3Q that saw him make three consecutive treys and show signs of life on Monday night. Thompson is the epitome of streaky, and for numerous times this season we’ve seen him either completely be on or simply make nothing. Tonight, we saw both good and bad Klay with his 22 point effort, but given that he attempted 19 FGs it isn’t incredibly impressive. With the Warriors being down the entirety of the game that gave Thompson the green light to unload from deep. 4 free throw attempts in his last fives games is a concern, however.

Stephen Curry tonight:
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Non-highlight highlight of the night: 

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Looking ahead: The Warriors now head home for a Texas two-gamer with Dallas coming into town on Wednesday and Houston on Friday. Both games will be on ESPN. The team then heads to Phoenix on Sunday.

Tweets of the game: 



2 Responses

  1. howard

    WHy do the warriors walk around with blank faces during timeouts…i guess we lost our real coach to sacramento… does mark even draw up plays?

    this team has the sign of going down hill super fast.

    the way they take care of the ball is pathetic, thats why i always liked ellis over curry back in the day. ellis is a ball hog but only bc he didnt have many good players. the warriors cant turn the ball over so much if they want to go to the playoffs.

    barkley is right man you cant live by the three, you need to drive. its sad to see the warriors jack up threes with no one under the basket….embarrassing really. trade curry quick style. Asik and harden for curry and barnes..str8 up