Steve Kerr’s Warriors are rotating on defense, contesting open shots, and playing man-to-man suffocating defense that is made to make anyone look tight trying to play basketball. They do trap in the half court set, but they don’t seal off the baseline as fast as the San Antonio Spurs do it for their coach, Gregg Popovich. Led by big men Mareese Speights, David Lee, Draymond Green, Andrew Bogut, and Festus Ezeli, and foreign Ognjen Kuzmic, the Warriors have a supply of rebounders and defenders. Kerr has his Warriors buying into his defensive system and they are on a roll since the start of the NBA season.
The Golden State Warriors, led by coach Steve Kerr, have the best record in the NBA. Kerr has the Warriors buying and adjusting to the coaching system in his first season. Now, there is no need for having David Lee starting because Draymond Green is doing his best, if not better job than David Lee at playing basketball. Stephen Curry is still the NBA’s best perimeter shooter and Klay Thompson is also a lights-out shooter. If I were playing against the Warriors, I wouldn’t give Curry or Thompson the green light to shoot from three-land or from anywhere on the court. Golden State has two backup guards in Leandro Barbosa and Shaun Livingston who can create shots as well as Andre Iguodala who can manage to play some point for them. You can expect Andrew Bogut to play his all. He is ably-bodied for the assignment to play basketball. The Warriors are playing the basketball and stopping the ball from going into the basket. That’s how they are succeeding as a team.
Three new NBA teams are showing up for the playoffs, the Charlotte Bobcats, the Toronto Raptors, and the Washington Wizards. The Wizards are really behind John Wall on him having a terrific year. The Bobcats are banking in with Kemba Walker doing the heavy lifting in Charlotte. Don’t be surprised if Toronto actually wins a playoff series this year. They are for real. The Raptors are gunning behind Kyle Lowry, Terrence Ross, and DeMar DeRozan. No surprises for the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, or the Memphis Grizzlies making the playoffs again. I like how the Golden State Warriors have made a late stride toward making a push for the playoffs. Don’t expect the Warriors to make a bigger push with David Lee and Stephen Curry trying to pull late night heroics.
I watched this video to commemorate my NBA viewing summary of this season combining my favorite up-and-coming basketball team with my favorite song. Props to David Lee for being a two-time NBA All-Star and Stephen Curry for his fantastic 3-point shooting.
I am impressed by the Golden State Warriors’ two wins. They beat San Antonio in overtime 107-101 Thursday February 21st and they come up with a victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight, 100-99. Jarrett Jack really came up big for the Warriors. He has been Golden State’s hustle and heart and soul. He gives them offense and a steady pace for the Warriors to come through in games. Guys like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and Carl Landry and David Lee have come through time and time again to score points when needed and get those rebounds when they have to. It’s victories like these that will help Golden State in times of adversity and staying put in times of distress.
Mark Jackson is a terrific coach and has led the Golden State Warriors to a 23-13 record and a definite playoff berth in the Western Conference. What gives? Why is he such a good coach to his own players? Mark Jackson believes he is a good coach. He believes in doing things the right way and preaches what he coaches. He never disciplines his players by punishing them. He forgives them for what they are doing. Warriors starting power forward David Lee says because of the way Jackson is he will be around for a long time.
The Golden State Warriors are having a terrific season. With players like Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes, they will go longer into the playoffs, because they believe they have a great basketball team on their hands. Stephen Curry and David Lee are the Warriors mainstays. With players like Andris Biedrins and Festus Ezeli and Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry, they will go far. With a great motivator like Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, you can’t go wrong with Golden State failing to make the playoffs because of their smart basketball play and high team performance IQ.