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Recap #69: Golden State Warriors 97 @ Phoenix Suns 108 - Thankfully only 13 games left

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It's the 69th recap of the season so bust out your best Tootsee Roll like the 69 Boyz....

To the left, to the left, to the right, to the right

To the front, to the front, to the back, to the back

Now slide, slide baby slide, just slide baby slide

just slide baby slide, come on come on... and JUMP!

Nothing to Tootsee Roll about Unfortunately

There's really not much to say about this Warriors outing against the Suns.

The Warriors suck.

We could analyze the Warrior player performances individually, but what's the point? This roster is flawed, coached very poorly, and honestly boring to watch right now. The Suns roster is mediocre, but at least they're smart, savvy, and entertaining (something the Warriors can't even claim anymore).

Problem #1: Too Many Turnovers

As a team the Warriors combined for 21 turnovers. Look up and down the boxscore. There's a lot of blame to go around.


This pastry is killing us!

I don't know about you, but the Suns home white jerseys and the Warriors road blue jerseys look different enough. There's no excuse for that. Way too many interceptions.

Problem #2: Poor Shooting

The Warriors stunk up the joint. 42.2% shooting and under 100 points against the Suns isn't going to cut it. Remember when Warriors vs Suns was a Wild Wild West type shootout? Sure the Warriors still lost a ton of matches to the Suns post-WE BELIEVE, but at least the Dubs came out swinging, which brings me to another point...

Problem #3: Lack of a Top Tier NBA Coach

Hey the Warriors had one of these, but the bandwagon fans and histrionic local media ran him out of town because he wouldn't play the likes of Anthony Randolph, Brandan Wright, Patrick O'Bryant, Marco Belinelli, etc. Now the Warriors are left with a very solid assistant head coach who has oddly anointed Monta Ellis his savior, would rather play Acie Law than Stephen Curry way too often, and has a bizarre aversion to playing to the strengths (namely the pick and roll) of the best power forward (David Lee) this franchise has had since Chris Webber in 1994.

The Warriors suck.. and I'm honestly not sure when they won't anymore.


Dorell (that's 1 R and 2 L's) Wright stepped up big in the second half of this game. DWright had a pretty nice statline too with 30 points, 6 boards, 2 assists, 1 block, and 2 steals.