Say hello to tonight's Warrior Killer.
Warriors (7-8) @ Grizzlies (6-9)
Tip Off: 6:30pm
Blog Buddy: Straight Outta Vancouver
Regional: SB Nation Bay Area
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
Not only is it Black Friday (deals, deals, deals), but there's some hoops to be played on the hardwood so JUMP!
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Over his 3 previous seasons I've been incredibly unimpressed with Mike Conley. This year though he seems to have really stepped up his game with 14.4 points and 7.1 assists. The Warriors of course have Stephen Curry manning the 1 (although ESPN.com's J.A. Adande makes the case that isn't playing to his strengths in Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry a shooter playing point guard). This is a rare instance where Curry has the size difference. It's not his game to work in the post, but I'm curious to see if Steph can do it on a few plays against Conley. Look for Stef-fun to get his tonight.
O.J. Mayo is in the midst of shooting slump and might not even be the starter tonight. But have we got the cure for Mr. Juice and Condiment. It's what we call "defense" by Monta Ellis and the Warriors. I expect Mayo to put up some numbers against the Warriors D (what shooting slump?), but Monta will be looking to score, score, and score against his hometown team.
Dorell Wright has arguably been the Warriors best all-around player this season. There's been one or two defensive lapses, but his all around game has been quite the surprise. Last time Mr. 1 R and 2 L's matched up against Rudy Gay, the $84 million dollar man went off for 35 points though. This game will be a lot easier for the Warriors if Wright can make Gay a volume shooter.
Let's not go here...
The bright spots of the Dubs bench are Reggie Williams' instant scoring and Jeremy Lin's energy and tenacity on the defensive side of the ball. Darrell Arthur, one of OJ Mayo or Xavier Henry, and Sam Young have the edge here though.