Wow. The Warriors failed to win two games in a row to start the season. This isn’t a big deal that they’re 1-1, but the other Western Conference teams are off to hot starts so the Warriors need to get into their heads that the time to act is now.
On this night, the Grizzlies beat the Warriors 104-94.
In a post-game interview, Andrew Bogut said, “There’s no excuse for how we played.” He knows what he’s talking about. Bogut wants to lead these guys somewhere. This is why I think the Warriors are going to bounce back very strong against the Clippers tomorrow. They pretty much have to, or the Clippers will destroy them. Maybe it’ll be fun to spoil their so-far perfect record and even records with them.
Stephen Curry got his mojo back tonight scoring 26 points on 10/20 shooting. He did pretty well, considering his poor opening night game. Landry followed his 17 point performance with a 20 point performance. Thompson added 11, but the Grizzlies did a good job of running him off the three point line and forcing him into difficult shots.
Brandon Rush went down with a horrible injury after landing awkwardly on a dunk attempt. He is a critical 6th man, and will be a huge loss for the Warriors. With Bogut sitting out tomorrow, the Warriors will be sure to have a tough time matching the intensity of the Clippers.
Warrior Nation has faced difficult times, but they know what they need to do. This squad has a lot of faith and hope, and will be ready to go and rolling in about a week. By Christmas time, the Warriors will have a winning record. Games like this are small and don’t matter much unless they lose too many of them.
The Warriors will have better games in the future. When Bogut comes back fully, and Thompson and Curry at the three-point line, the Warriors will be unstoppable.