(It's sweet to see Monta giving gifts out during the holidays, but lets hope he and the rest of the Warriors can give us fans the gift of a win tonight)
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Happy Monday Warriors nation.
It's the beginning of a new (work) week. It's the holidays. The San Francisco 49ers are playing Monday Night Football.
Not only do you have variety, but if the Warriors are sucking, you have options for other entertainment during the evening. Unless the Niners are sucking, too, then, damn, we're out of luck.
The Warriors are at the end of their road trip and just in time. They're facing the Philadelphia 76ers, who struggling equally. But crappy teams, sans the New Jersey Nets, seemed to find a way to break out of their funk. Will the Allen Iverson versus Monta Ellis showdown tonight be like watching mirror images battling each other? Derrick Rose seems to think so.
Who will come out on top? Click for some predictions.
The Warriors are severely undermanned and under-talented. The 76ers, on the other hand, are somewhat more talented on paper, but with some mismatching parts. Which is the bigger problem though? The Warriors lack of depth looks like its become a bigger impediment than ever, especially as it forces Monta to dominate the ball leading to unforced turnovers.
Allen Iverson has been pretty average since rejoining his former squad, but I can guarantee that he will temporarily break out of his funk for one night to show us some of this:
- Warriors by -7
- Monta Ellis has 34, but also 9 turnovers.
- Stephen Curry has 15 points and 7 assists
- Elton Brand plays like he's in his twenties again: 28 points, 19 rebounds, and 4 blocks
- Allen Iverson gets tripped up for the 3rd game in a row, this time by Monta on a crossover.
(Monta Ellis this time around?)
What are your predictions for tonight's game?