|Posted by Morena on January 11, 2014 at 2:50 AM|
While I was looking at the pre-game program, I didn’t expect to see this kind of results. The warriors are on a roll lately, while it’s no secret we’ve been struggling. I’m so proud of the way my team fought last night! This is another huge step forward compared to the last games. Number wise, we even played better than the warriors: everything looks pretty balanced; we rebounded the ball a little better, but we still turned the ball over too much. Yet, I prefer to see ball movement with some turnover than hero basketball.
What cost us the game is the lack of support from our bench: the starters plus Sully scored 87 of the total 97 points of the game.
Green had another one of those “take-it-while-you-can” night. He started the game on fire, scoring 11 points in the first quarter, and after that, he’s been consistent throughout the game, finishing with 24 points and 11 rebounds, shooting the ball really well.
Once again, our forwards had some problem with the fouls, picking up 9 fouls combined.
Bass had another really solid game, scoring just nine points, but with a shooting percentage of 80%. Once again, if I had to guess what kind of game Bass had, I’d say he had a pretty good game, and I suspect he’s an important reason why the warriors shooting percentage was pretty low.
Humphries surprised me once again. To be honest, I shouldn’t be surprised about his numbers, because when he’s had his nod for the starting spot this year, he’s never disappointed. 16 points and a team high 14 rebounds is really good. I really like also the three blocks. Here we are again: we don’t have a real center, and while Sully is more than filling that sport, a true center could really help. Moreover, Hump really came up big in the fourth quarter, posting 10 points and 5 rebounds just in the last 12 minutes, giving us hope to fight until the very last shot.
Our guards struggled shooting the ball, finishing the game with 17 points combined, but with a shooting percentage of 25%. Crawford this time took good care of the ball finishing with two turnovers after the four of last night.
After the recent struggles, I’m really happy to see the good numbers that Sully has been able to post. He finished the game with 21 points on 9 for 16 shooting, and 11 rebounds, with a team high +/- of +6. He came off the bench, but he’s still been able to play important minutes. I hope this game will help Sully to break through the slump he’s been in as of lately.
As I said, with a little more help from our second unit, we could have easily left Oakland with a win. But the most important thing is that we had the chance to take the clutch shot. It didn’t go in last night, but sooner or later, it will. Losing can really affect the confidence, but I think that this kind of games can really help moving forward; it would be nice to finish this road trip with a win.