Sorry but watching that game made me throw up in my mouth a little.
I wanted to come on here and complain about how Nelson makes me nauseated and how that watching his version of basketball (ie. smallball) made me ill.
Then I saw this.
WARRIORS COACH DON NELSON:
"We didnít expect to play with such a small lineup. But with Murphy (Troy) out, they went small and then we had to. Their small team played better than ours. We expected them to run the floor and it was a pretty good battle.Ē
In other words Nelson was playing down to match us. Shoot me now.
Look I don't want to be Debbie Downer here, that's Grace's job, but the fact that we had to eek out a win tonight just does not sit well with me at all. No offense to the G.S. fans out there but this is one of the worst teams I have ever seen. Vancouver and the Clippers have had some real stinkfest teams over the years but this G.S. team that was on the floor tonight was wretched. However not to be outdone in wretchedness it was all we could do to pull away with a win.
It took a superheroic effort from Danny in the 4 to make us pull this out. It took Graham hitting shots like the other 23 in the 4th for us to win.
I understand a win is a win is a win and I am gratefull for any win at this point but.....
I guess it could also have a lot to do with the fact that the entire game just made me ill and it was very very very hard to watch for me. I like at least the pretense of defense and I much prefer the big man game to what this was.
Also I provide this quote for your enjoyment.
PACERS COACH JIM O'BRIEN:
"Overall it was a good team effort. I love run and shoot games. I think thatís the way the game is meant to be played."
Did I mention that I hated the way this game was played?
Anyway a coupld of things of note.
The Digest was well represented on the overhead jumbotron tonight.
Our own Duke Dynamite won the chase bank card give away. He cheated.
Then our own Roaming Gnome was there sitting in his second row seat (I take it another perk of knowing your ticket rep) (same as mine btw who hasn't given me a thing) flashing his big smile during the game for all to see with an extreme closeup.
For those of you who were worried about attendance to some of the lesser teams games, well you are justified. This was a throwback to last year where you litterally could count peopl in sections in the balcony and they were all but giving away tickets to the lower bowl.
I guess I should talk about the game...
I really don't want to honestly as I am trying to block it from my memory.
Danny Granger was as good as his stats look on paper for those of you who didn't see the game. The odd thing is that I don't think Danny really exerted himself till the end of the game. Which makes me wonder how many points he could have had if he went at it like that in the 2nd & 3rd?
His points were of course outstanding, however it is everything else he does that just continues to impress me. I think he may be the most rounded player we have ever had on our team that I can remember. There is really nothing he can't do.
Quis had a very good game till the time he went to the locker room. Very aggressive in the passing lanes and bailed out butts out several times on broken plays. He was hitting the boards pretty good as well.
Brandon was better than his stats. looked. Defensively he missed a few spots but overall he was very active and had several deflections. His shooting I believe will come and I am still very very high on him.
Jeff fought the good fight and I felt sorry for him having to carry the load like he had to do.
Jack.....Call me crazy but for some reason I just want my point guard to have more than 2 assists in 38 min. He was way way way to concerned with getting his own shot up tonight for my taste.
Rasho... Thank God he can hit an open shot. I have no idea what has happened to him over the past few weeks as he looks old and stiff all of a sudden out there.
Graham... Ugh... Yes his shots at the end were big and very timely but the guy played 31 min. and stunk in quarters 2 & 3, but I guess he was there when it counted so I can't complain to much.
Travis....Poor Deiner. Is he ever going to be healthy this year? That airball three was purely and simply because he could not elevate off of his foot. Still faster than most guards out there though and did a decent job in a very limited time frame.
JOB..... He is just d@mned lucky we won this game. Frankly about the mid way point of the 4th quarter we were behind and IMO we were losing because we were lacking energy and all I could wonder was why in the name of God are we only playing basically 6 people when we could have brought in McBob or Baston for a few min. and give poor Jeff a brake.
Ugly Ugly game that we should not have struggled this hard to win.