(Editor's Note: We as the writers of Golden State of Mind cannot even begin to register our disgust for the collapse that was tonight's fourth quarter. Personally, I don't even think that I have the vocabulary to cover how despondent I am. So for tonight's recap, I have employed the help of thesaurus.com. You probably won't even notice...)
Well I, for one, have to say that I'm truly crestfallen. There's not really much to be said. Tonight, in our third straight road loss, the Warriors came out with three relatively strong quarters of basketball, then minutes before the fourth put their heads together and collectively decided that instead of finishing strong, they would simply vomit all over the court and call it basketball. Amazingly, some of that vomit ended up falling though the hoop yielding whopping 13 point finish.
Way to put an exclamation point on that one boys!
That's some good D there boys.
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What happened to our offense? What happened to our shot selection? Is my inference of the faculties of this team spurious? Are we as intermediate as our 12-14 chronicle dictates we are?
At time like this, one can simply sit back and wallow in their worsted anguish. These are the very ilk of matches that we will wish that we would have sealed as the termination of the season nears and we are faced with crunch time. Assuming, of course, there is a crunch time.
-Baron Davis had a very robust game, not counting the collapse in the fourth. Two boards and one dime away from a triple double. Not a big fan of his 8 turnovers though.
-Mike Dunleavy played with a lot of fortitude today and it paid off. 18 points, 10 boards, 3 dimes and a jack is nothing to sniff at!
-I learned about 15 new words by scribing this recount! Next time we blow a game this bad I should be sufficiently armed to exact my disgust without having to consult an alternate authority.
The road trip continues as we move on to Boston. I sure hope we decimate the squadron with a renewed vigor and fury...
...because frankly, I don't know what the hell I'm talking about anymore.
Baron, if it weren't for your 8 turnovers and uninspired performance in the fourth, I'd give it to you. But the boxscore isn't everything. I'm giving it to Dunleavy in the hopes that whatever has lit a fire under him today continues. He's not where we want him, but today was a step in the right direction.