I'm not sure that there would be any more fitting way for the Warriors to fall into last place than the abomination that we just witnessed. And no, I'm not going to take this as sign that they need Baron back. You can thank the Clippers game for that. What the Warriors NEED to do is to put a damn barbed wire fence around their key.
At this point it seems as though this is the only solid tactic we have left.
I'm not going to go too deep into this one because:
a) All of you readers and all of our writers have touched on these deficiencies all too many times this season. How many more times can our lack of D and our disgusting shooting be mentioned?
b) A part of me dies a little inside every time I have to go over it again.
That being said, let's kill a little part of me now, shall we? Let's start with the shooting. The stats say we shot 31.9% on our FG attempts while the Kings went a measly, y'know... 52.6%. When I see a percentage like 31.9% shooting, I probably think the same thing that most of you are thinking. How the HELL did we make so many of our shots?!
(This is the part where I realize that sarcasm doesn't translate well on paper. That last statement was sarcasm. HEAVY sarcasm. Oh, and while we're at it, throw a little rage in there too.)
The Kings play last night reminded me of the Kings play of yore; or if you prefer, yesteryear. I'm talking about the Kermit the Bibby, Vodka Divac, Peja, and CWebb team that seemed to always have a healthy distribution of scoring among the entire team every game. And let's not forget about Bobby J. No, let us never forget about Bobby J. (In case you can't tell, I'm a Kings supporter as well.)
Like their predecessors, last night the Kings had 5 men over the double digit scoring mark, one man with 9, and two men with 8. Throw in some on the mark shooting in there and it's easy to see why this game was more of a homicide than a loss.
Okay, credit where credit is due. Biedrins, most people will talk about aggressive boards and scoring in regards to your decent game. I'm going to bring up the one foul. Well played kid. Pietrus, head nod your way as well. Not your best game, but by FAR not your worst game either. Everyone else, until next game, please refer to the diagram below for further tutelage.
Get it done. (Oh and incidentally, Baron, come back.)
Warrior Wonder: The fans who sat through that entire game. I tip my hat to you.