Baron Davis decided to take a day off. He decided his knee was a little too stiff. (Thanks for playing through the
pain stiffness, B-Dids.)
Stephen Jackson decided to take the second half off. He decided to throw a basketball at the ref’s foot; ejection ensued. (They don’t like that, Steve.)
Final score: Portland 106, GSW Oops 87
Nothing screams “playoff push” like a 19-point loss to the Blazers. All in all, this game represented the worst case scenario for this current roster. Baron proves to be too fragile. Jackson proves to be too emotional. Monta Ellis and Andris Biedrins had too many turnovers and appeared tired, looking like they’re hitting the youngster wall. Et cetera, et cetera.
At the same time, we’re still 1.5 games out of the last spot and there’s a great possibility that the Dubs will turn around and take out the mighty Mavs tonight. Which team will show up?
We’ll have more Warriors thoughts later in the day, but for now, enjoy our early candidate for Quote of Day, from our franchise point guard’s take on the game:
“Very, very disappointing,” said Davis, who was three games into his comeback from knee surgery. “Considering that everything that we are asking for is going in our favor and we can control our own destiny, but we didn’t act like we cared.”
Yep, nothing screams “caring” like taking a day off. Thanks Baron.