"Coach Smart said animals were scary"
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"We talked about playing on the road how you're going to run into the wolf, the bear and the lion," Golden State head coach Keith Smart said. "We escaped the wolf [Wednesday night in New York], but the bear got us tonight."
I could sworn the Warriors were playing the Bulls, but Coach Smart seems to disagree. (bad joke, bad joke)
I've spent the better part of my day not doing my work and trying to figure out what in the world this quote means.
They've been on the road for 4 games now (5th in Milwaukee on Saturday) and 3/5 get animal characters. Cool.
Wednesday night was the wolf. Maybe a "Knick" is a wolf? No, no, Yahoo (same person that ex-Coach Jimmy Raye ranted about)
At the beginning of the 17th century, New York City was a small Dutch community located at the south end of Manhattan Island. History tells us that the people of New Amsterdam were canny traders and wore funny pants. A knickerbocker is a descendant of these original Dutch settlers. The term can also refer to anyone who lives in the city, hence the New York Knicks.
That..doesn't equal a wolf. Maybe Amare (or however the heck you spell it) is a wolf?
"Yay! I got to finally play! Too bad I won't be worth the 8th overall pick!"
"Who would have ever said I was uglier than KG?"
"Which animals should I include in my postgame quote? Giraffes? Zebras? Lions? Wolves? Bears?"
Needless to say, that was not an entertaining game. The Warriors lost the lead early in the game (probably 5 minutes in) and never came back. It got so bad that they were down 30 points early in the 2nd quarter! 30 FRIGGIN POINTS!
But ya know what, unlike the PIstons loss, I can excuse this one. We coming off back-to-back games having to travel halfway across the country and just played 4 games in 5 nights. To top that all off, we were down 1 David Lee. No good, no good.
The whole thing was a recipe for disaster - even though I was expecting a loss, I couldn't imagine it to be this bad.
I understand Coach Smart when he says
"You know," Smart said. "You can see the juice is just not there. You want to play your starters as long as you can because sometimes, they may fool you."
No doubt, Monta Ellis. Beyond the numbers, 24 points, 5 boards, 5 assists, this guy deserves it for the heart and tenacity. He hit the floor hard against the Raptors and bounced back quickly to play the Knicks and Bulls. He's starting to show the potential and leadership that we were all hoping for when he signed that big contract a few years ago. Looks like I might be eating my words from then...