Not a good start to a six game homestand. Two losses with four more games to go. And these were supposedly the easy teams. Well I suppose if you count as Sacramento as an easy win, I wouldn’t take it for granted. These losses could have been wins and the Warriors could be closer to .500. Good news is that Stephen Curry seems to have shaken off a lot of rust and came to play. He finished with 18 points while David Lee continues to provide mediocre production. He had another nice double double with 13 points and 10 boards but the Warriors clearly need more production from him. Monta Ellis again led the Warriors with 20 points while chipping in with other stats. The other two starters Dorell Wright and Andris Beidrins are doing what they do best which is nothing. Beidrins attempted no shots, no free throws, only grabbing two rebounds while having three fouls. When Dorell Wright can’t score, he can’t do much either. Sure he grab three rebounds but he also committed four turnovers and only had two assists. He also had four fouls. Beidrins and Wright are deadweights to this team. The Warriors need to find a way to dump these two players for either more cap space or better players. They aren’t even good role players. Role players have job and to say they defend well is an understatement. They also don’t rebound enough to make up for their lack of scoring. Basically, all they do is take up space and money. The Warriors need to get rid of them ASAP.
The Memphis Grizzlies needed a 39 point fourth quarter to win. They were down by 20 but never gave up. The Warriors couldn’t sustain the pressure and caved in. They shot well from the field and behind the arc. But once again, the lack of getting to the line proved costly. Again, they had only eight free throws compared to Memphis’ 23. In every statistical stat, minus the shooting percentage, the Warriors were out hustled, didn’t take care of the ball, and lost every hustle play out there.
With this loss, the Warriors are 0-6 against teams in the Western Conference. Next up for them is against Portland on Wednesday at home.