RECAP: Golden State Warriors 131, New Orleans Hornets 135 – Shooting the Lights Out!

Originally posted Mar 8, 2010 9:39 PM PST

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This game was all about offense. Both teams shot nearly 59%! 59 PERCENT! Both teams gave up enough points for a double overtime game. I swear neither team played with a full 5 guys on defense. In all honesty though, I don't mind the loss. At this point in the season, I really don't care if the Warriors win or lose. They're playing hard and competing almost every night. With a team full of D-League all-stars, what more can you ask for? And seriously, is this team really that much worse with CJ Watson instead of Monta Ellis, Chris Hunter instead of Andris Biedrins, and Anthony Tolliver instead of Anthony Randolph? We lose with D-Leaguers or we lose with our "future".

It was a good game, a fun game, an entertaining game. I guess we're just going to have to settle for moral victories from here on out.

As well as these two teams were shooting tonight, they might as well have been taking shots like this:

 

But LeBron James is no Anthony Morrow, at least from 3 point land.

Man, Anthony Morrow was ridiculous. Absolutely crazy. How does he do it? I am in awe of his mad, crazy shot.

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Are you kidding me? 6-6 from 3 point land and 11-13 overall! And that video is ridiculous. His stroke is smooth like BUTTER:

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The following video might as well have been from tonight. The guy couldn't miss tonight. Maybe next year, he and Steph can compete in All-Star Saturday.

 

Speaking of Steph Curry, what happened tonight? 5-13? 38%? I'm not used to him missing or even not shooting well. But hey, he hit two huge 3's in the final minute and I wish he had taken that last 3 to tie the game that CJ missed even if it meant going 1 on 3. He's the best thing the Warriors have going for them right now.

 

While we're on the subject of hot rookies, that other rookie PG facing Steph was pretty nice himself. Darren Collison had a big game and big shot in the 4th to put the Hornets up by 3. If the Sacramento - Golden State game was a chance for Steph to show he's ROY over Reke, then this New Orleans - Golden State game was a chance for Darren Collison to show he's just as good, if not better than Steph. Plain and simple, Collison outplayed Curry. 16 points, 20 assists, 3 steals, and 7 turnovers. 

20 assists? Fitz was a little dubious on that (with a tinge of jealousy?), claiming closer to 13 assists. Whatever. Collison has been on a tear of late and was Rookie of the Month last month. The dude has stepped up big time in Chris Paul's absence. Maybe they should have traded CP3 to us for Chris Hunter with an Anthony Tolliver to sweeten the deal.

Collison has crazy passing, shooting, and dribbling skills. Here's one more that you may not have known about. Make sure to watch the end. Oh Oh Oh!

 

More Thoughts

  • Why wasn't Reggie Williams on an NBA roster? How can a guy like this just be available? 28 points tonight (10-16 fg's) to go with 6 assists. Can we pick him up for the rest of the season and make sure he's on the roster next year? I'm looking forward to him playing out the rest of the season.
  • That Hornets team played quite well. So well, that the stifling Warriors defense couldn't contain them. The big men on the Hornets dominated inside without Turiaf and Biedrins. Well they might have dominated anyway. Check it out. David West, 28 points with 13 rebounds. Emeka Okafor, 22 points with 11 rebounds. Yikes.
  • But you know who played a ridiculous, out-of-nowhere, I'm-a-Warriors-killer type of game? Marcus Thornton. 28 points in 29 minutes. Whoa! Throw in his 6 boards, 2 assists and 2 steals and I'd make him the Hornets Hero for tonight (if there was such a thing).

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Anthony Morrow. Reggie Williams had a great game, but tonight was all about A-Mo, next year's 3 point shootout champion.

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