Back to back games are going to be rough, even if you’re a young team. But the Warriors did come out and play. Coming in from LA the night of/morning of, the Warriors were bound to be tired. And if they were, they didn’t show it. The game was a great defensive battle until the fourth, when the offense decided to catch up with the D. Statistically, the Warriors did ok. They shot 41% from the field, hit 36% from the three while hitting 92% (22 of 24) of their free throws. But, they did lose the battle of the boards and gave up five extra offensive boards to the Jazz. The nearly doubled the Jazz’s turnovers (17-9) and had six less assists and steals than the Jazz.
Monta Ellis again led the Curry-less team with 32 points, three rebounds and six assists. David Lee had a monster game on the boards, collect 15 while scoring 13 points. Kwame Brown did a better job than last, grabbing seven boards but only managed eight points. I’m really giving up on Dorell Wright because he averages about 20 minutes again and sometimes he can contribute and sometimes he can’t. Against the Jazz, he scored only three points while only grabbing two boards. Nate Robinson and Brandon Rush, both off the bench, gave 11 and 14 points respectively. Both Rush and Robinson had more boards than Wright. GS wonder rookie had a bad night, shooting 1-6 and only finished with two points.
Next up for the Warriors is Tuesday night where LBJ and the Heat come visit for their only appearance in the Bay Area.