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Recap #23: Golden State Warriors 85, Atlanta Hawks 82- An UGLY bounce-back win

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Nate can't believe "that guy" from the gym is about to score.

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Well it wasn't pretty, but it was a W. JUMP for a quick recap!

U-G-L-Y Dubs Ain't Got No Alibi

This wasn't exactly one of the prettiest W's for the Warriors:

  • 8% (1 for 12) shooting from downtown.
  • 41% shooting from the field.
  • 10-27 shooting from Monta Ellis. Hope Orlando thinks that's magical?
  • Another idiotic decision to start Andris Biedrins- 9 minutes, 0 points (0-1 FG, 0-0 FT), 2 rebounds and the worst +/- on the team at -12. I have never seen anything like this before in the NBA. I don't think the Warriors were even this foolish with their stubborn usage and inane devotion to Mike Dunleavy circa 2002-2006. Unbelievable. Seriously unbelievable. How much easier would this win have been tonight if Biedrins didn't even play?
  • The Warriors nearly blew this game (again).
  • Stephen Curry with 0 points, 0 assists, 0 rebounds, 0 steals, and 0 defensive stops --- kidding! Way to work that decoy play at the end of the game with Steph on the baseline 3pt line, which helped give David Lee a good drive to the bucket for the key score. Good play Coach Mark Jackson Michael Malone!

U-G-L-Y Hawks Sucked

What an embarrassingly loss for the Hawks. The Warriors were playing the second game of a back-to-back on the road after getting blown out in Indiana by 24. To lose to this sub-mediocre team at home when you're fighting for important playoff positioning is terrible. 33.7% shooting against this Warriors team is unacceptable.

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I don't think he had a fun night.

N-I-C-E

  • D-Fense! D-Fense! The Dubs brought the D tonight. Hawks starters Joe Johnson, Jeff Teague, Zaza Pachulia, Marvin WIlliams, and Josh Smith all had horrific shooting performances.
  • 15 rodmans and stifling D by starer Dominic McGuire? Unreal!
  • Nate Robinson continuing to dish out the dimes with 5 assists in 16 and a half minutes.
  • Ekpe Udoh had a great game off the bench. 12 points, 8 boards, 3 blocks, 3 steals.

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22 points, 12 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal, and 1 big drive to the bucket and finish out of a timeout.

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David Lee busts out the one-eyed dunk!