Warriors: Week In Review, February 7-16, 2022
(originally written 2/20/22)
110-98 win at Oklahoma City, Monday 2/7
111-85 loss at Utah, Wednesday 2/9
116-114 loss vs. New York, Thursday 2/10
117-115 win vs. Lakers, Saturday 2/12
119-104 loss at Clippers, Monday 2/14
117-116 loss vs. Denver, Wednesday 2/16
CURRENT RECORD: 42-17, second in West, 6.5 GB of Phoenix. Will face Portland Thursday 2/24
As the Golden State Warriors continue to navigate the waters without F Draymond Green, C James Wiseman or any appreciable big man at all, times have toughened in recent days. They entered February 2022 on a _____-game win streak that was extended to nine with a road victory over the rebuilding Thunder on 2/7. Still, they let OKC hang around for far too long in that game, and two nights later the win streak was emphatically terminated by the surging Utah Jazz in Utah.
Then the Dubs dropped a close one at home vs. the reeling Knicks, got blown out in L.A. by a Clippers team starting Terence Mann, Reggie Jackson, Marcus Morris, Nicolas Batum and Ivica Zubac, then dropped an absolute heartbreaker against the visiting Nuggets after leading—by double digits in stretches—for over 47 minutes.
Any ideas or insight? I'd love some.
Warriors G Klay Thompson lit up the Lakers on 2/12, but in his other four games this article covers, he shot 21-for-61 (34%) and Golden State went winless. Thompson sat out for rest at Utah 2/9.
STANDOUT SWAT: M--
TOP STOPS: A--
C'MON, REF: N--
BEST DUB SUB: T--
THE FLURRY: No doubt, Thompson's 4Q vs. the Lakers on 2/12. He finished that quarter with ____ points, at one point dropping in ___ straight.
IN THE ZONE (OKLAHOMA CITY): Cl--
IN THE ZONE (UTAH): It is-
Even at his advanced age, the defense of Warriors F Andre Iguodala (center, flanked by teammates Otto Porter at left and Damion Lee at right) could be useful right about now. But Iguodala has played six minutes—during which he was a +12—since January 20, 2022.
IN THE ZONE (NEW YORK): It--
IN THE ZONE (LAKERS): W--
IN THE ZONE (CLIPPERS): We will not speak of this game other than Curry's 8-for-13 performance from deep. FOR GOD'S SAKE, THE CLIPPERS SHOT 57%! WITHOUT KAWHI LEONARD, PAUL GEORGE AND NORMAN POWELL!!!
IN THE ZONE (DENVER): W--