Golden State Warriors: One Question, Where Was This Effort Last Night?

November 10th, 2009 by Steven Resnick Leave a reply »
After Sunday night's dreadful performance against the Sacramento Kings, it seemed like a matchup against the Timberwolves would be tougher for the Warriors than expected.

Against the Kings it looked like the Warriors players had mailed it in on coach Don Nelson. There was no chemistry, there was hardly any effort, and too many one-on-one possesions.

A 13-point loss against the Kings didn't look too bad on the scoreboard, but the game was over well before the final buzzer sounded.

Flash forward to Monday's game and the Warriors resembled a totally different team. The Warriors were moving the basketball, they were not playing one-on-one basketball, they were getting into the open court, and most importantly they were playing defense all night long.

In the first quarter it seemed like the Timberwolves wanted to hang around. Johnny Flynn was hitting his jumpers, Wayne Ellington hit a few, and Sasha Pavlovic hit some as well to keep the Timberwolves close into the second round.

But, in the final minutes of the second quarter, the Warriors ran the Timberwolves out of the building thanks to a 13-2 run to end the half.


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