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Jump like it's (to)Morrow.
Please excuse the ultra-brevity on this extra mini-recap. I'll be perfectly honest. I just wanted another excuse to run this poll for the 3rd time in as many Dubs games.
- 48 minutes
- 30 points (10-16 FG - 62.5%, 6-8 3pt- 75%, 2-2 FT- 100%)
- 5 rebounds (1 offensive)
- 4 assists : 1 turnover
- 4 steals
- 2 blocks
- Preseason Game #1 vs LA Clippers: 21 points (8-11 FG, 4-6 3pt, 1-2 FT), 1 rebound, 3 assists, 2 steals
- Preseason Game #2 @ LA Lakers: 25 points (8-18 FG, 3-9 3pt, 6-6 FT), 3 rebounds, 1 assist
- Preseason Game #4 @ Phoenix Suns: 30 points (11-21 FG, 4-8 3pt, 4-4 FT), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block
I can’t stress how nice it is to see Curry looking for Morrow — still almost always open on the perimeter. Curry had his most Nash-like performance yet Monday, darting in and out of the defense, waiting for shifts to open lanes to the rim or to unguarded teammates. He didn’t rack up a ton of assists, but created a ton of opportunities through his motion and quick decision-making. The rookie already seems to have great chemistry with Morrow and Azubuike, and to a lesser degree Ellis, Randolph and Biedrins. It’ll be a pleasure to watch him this season as he gets even better at finding his teammates in their favorite spots.
Over at Clips Nation Steve's got some good words too: Clippers 124 - Warriors 117 (Pre-season) - A Tale of Two Halves - Clips Nation
It's way too early, but tempting nonetheless, to say that Baron Davis is now ready to be the impact player the Clippers thought they were getting - a year later than expected, but better late than never. After being dismantled by his former teammate Monta Ellis in the first half, Baron came out and embarrassed the kid in the second - picking him clean twice in about 40 seconds to set the tone for the rest of the game - not in my house Monta. The Clippers early third quarter comeback was all about Baron - during the 22-5 run that turned the game around, he scored nine points and assisted on eight - that's 17 of the 22 points the Clippers scored. This is the player - the presence - we remember from that Warriors team in 2007. He even spiked Anthony Randolph at one point - he literally spiked the dude, Baron making like Dain Blanton on the AVP tour. With Sebastian Telfair resting a tweaked hamstring, Baron was the only true point guard available - and he was +18 in his 30 minutes on the floor. And yes, I think he may be that important to the team this year.