Test marketing? Mark Jackson is experimenting different combinations. He’s trying to decide whether Barnes or Rush will be a better choice at the SF spot. Tonight, Rush played off the bench and did alright. Harrison Barnes came off the bench and dazzled Warrior fans with a double digit performance. A lot happened tonight, as the Warriors, despite a tough 1st quarter, were able to beat Maccabi Haifa. Carl Landry lead the way with 24 points and 8 rebounds.
Tonight, rookie center Festus Ezeli proved himself to be a decent backup. Well, more than decent. As a starter, Ezeli scored more than 14 points, and had more than 5 rebounds. He shot 7/8 from the field. This was a terrific game for Ezeli. He couldn’t do it with Stephen Curry. Curry, tonight, scored a double double with assists of course. That acumen that he used his rookie year is back, and he’s moving very nicely. Brandon Rush scored a couple strait, late in the game, to push him into the double digits. Right now, the competition is heating up for the starting position of SF. Who will get it?
Landry also surprised everyone tonight with his brilliant performance. He was given the start tonight in place of David Lee, who took a well earned ‘rest’. Not a lot to report on for another slow pre-season game, but rest assured, the Warriors are going to have quite a crazy season. Still, so many questions are unanswered.
- Jarrett Jack was able to extend his scoring to double digits with two free throws.
- Klay Thompson had a rough shooting night, but hopefully this isn’t the start of a sophomore slump.