I couldn't agree more...
Well, I've got plenty of bad things to say about tonight's game, but it kinda seems silly seeing as I don't think anyone expected a great performance tonight. Was the coaching still bad? Sure. Was the bench still weak? Yup. Do all of Sleepy's list of 'almosts' from last night's recap still stand? Yes. We didn't really learn anything new about this team tonight. So what should we talk about?
We may not have learned anything new about the team, but that doesn't mean there weren't any surprises...
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The Bad Surprises:
- Steph Curry goes down in the second quarter after re-injuring his right ankle. I won't pretend to be a doctor, but as many could tell by my pre-game predictions, I wasn't all that comfortable with the condition of Curry's ankle after last nights game. With all the wheels coming of the wagon right now would it be a bad idea to just rest him until he's right?
- Vladimir Radmanovic was the only Warrior with a positive +/- tonight. I think I just threw up a little.
- Matt Bonner blocked two shots. No, really.
- The 'old' Spurs looked like the youthful WE BELIEVE Warriors, turning 21 Dubs turnovers into bushels of fast break points. I guess that one shouldn't really be a surprise, but I still can't get used to it.
The Good Surprises:
- Reggie got his groove back. One thing this team has been sorely lacking so far this season is scoring punch off the bench, and tonight Reggie Williams reminded us that he can score in bunches. Let's hope that tonight's performance is a sign of things to come. His 31 points helped the Warriors hang around longer than expected. Not that it mattered.
- The Warriors out-rebounded the Spurs. Not that it mattered.
- Tim Duncan only dropped 8pts and 5reb on us tonight. Not that it mattered.
- The refs actually called the same amount of personal fouls on the Spurs as they did the Warriors. Not that it mattered.
The Spurs delivered a beatdown, and despite the Warriors hanging around for most of the game, it never really felt like the outcome was in question.
With 31 points on 11-16 shooting, including 8-10 from beyond the arc, I think it's safe to say that Reggie was in full effect tonight. Good job Mr. Potato Head. Not that it mattered...
So what did matter?