Golden State Warriors Breakdown: Circus Is Over But Clowns Remain

Posted: 19th December 2009 by Erick Blasco in NBA
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Offensive talent throughout the roster? Speedy guards who can push the tempo? Talented isolation scorers? Quick-handed defenders who can generate steals?

The Golden State Warriors have the players tailored to executing Don NelsonÆs run amok game plan. Therefore, after Golden StateÆs 118-109 home loss to the Washington Wizards, the problem isnÆt with the players; itÆs with the philosophy.

Less than five percent of Golden StateÆs shot attempts were taken after four or more passes were made in the half court. Instead, the Warriors were content to have the player bringing the ball up sprint into the frontcourt and jack up a shot, or make one pass to a player who then put up a shot attempt. Specifically, the Warriors shot 10-22 for 20 points when the player who first cau ...

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