This is what the Warriors do. We get some momentum heading into all-star weekend winning three straight games against quality opponents, and then we lose three straight after the all-star weekend, including a loss against the Timberwolves. THE TIMBERWOLVES!!! This was not the way to start a road trip fellas. Instead of doing a normal recap, I am going to tell you why the same problems the Warriors have had in their recent history were on display during last night’s loss.
I cannot tell you how many times the Warriors have come out flat in the 3rd quarter and still almost won in the 4th but came up too short. That is exactly what we did yesterday. I thought that since this was the Timberwolves, we were still going to come away with a victory. When you get outscored 16 to 35 in the 3rd quarter, it becomes real hard to climb all the way back, even against the Timberwolves.
There’s something wrong with Monta. Ever since the all-star break he just hasn’t looked like the same player. He’s not playing with as much passion and his game has been worse than what we have been accustomed to seeing. Whether it is a personal or team issue, let’s hope he gets his swag back. We have dealt with a lot of drama with Monta over the years, including last year’s conflict with Steph and the Mo-Ped accident. Please step it up Monta! We have no chance without the real you.
A BIG MAN
It’s been the same story for the past 17 years. The Dubs do not have a big man who they can throw the ball down to in the post and create his own offense. David Lee is the man, but we know he’s not at his best with his back to the basket. And Biedrins, seriously fuck you dude. He peaked three years ago and regressed the last two years. How do you do that? He’s been quoted saying that he has lost his confidence. I do not know about you all, but I don’t want my starting center saying that he’s lost confidence. 2 PTS and 2 REB in 17 minutes last night?!! I almost broke my television when he missed that wide open layup in the 1st quarter. Kevin Love is the real deal. It made me sad to see that even the Timberwolves have a big man that they can be excited about for the future. As for the Warriors, not so much.
It’s getting real ugly for the Warriors. This road trip is going to make or break our season. Losing to the Timberwolves was not a good start, but let’s hope we can get back to business against the Pacers on Tuesday.
Steph Curry 33 PTS, (13-21 FG, 5-7 3PT, 2-2 FT) 11 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL, 2 TO, +4
He almost won it for us yesterday. This is the performance that we should be seeing from him every night.
Warriors at Timberwolves Recap