As David made mention in the game preview, the Warriors were embarrassed by the San Antonio Spurs in front of their home crowd so there is little doubt New Orleans is going to get Golden State’s best punch. The question is, how will the team react?
The hope is that every individual on the roster is prepared to take this personnel challenge head-on: hustling on every play, reacting smartly, and avoiding costly mistakes. It also wouldn’t hurt that everyone not named Anthony Davis finds the mark more times than not with their shot attempts.
If not and the blowout is on early, expect an overwhelming around the negativity. Not so much because of an L in the loss column but rather an 0-2 start in the standings. With the Spurs looming less than 24 hours away, a losing streak to start the season will serve as too great of a reminder of last year’s disaster.
|2016-17 NBA Regular Season|
|October 28, 2016, 8:30 PM Central|
|Smoothie King Center - New Orleans, LA|
|Cox - 1035|
|WRNO 99.5 FM|
|Tim Frazier||PG||Stephen Curry|
|E'Twaun Moore||SG||Klay Thompson|
|Solomon Hill||SF||Kevin Durant|
|Anthony Davis||PF||Draymond Green|
|Omer Asik||C||Zaza Pachulia|
|Advanced Stats (2016-17 season) via NBA Stats|
|110.48 (T1)||Pace||101.68 (15th)|
|93.2 (27th)||ORtg||99.1 (21st)|
|95.9 (6th)||DRtg||125.9 (30th)|
|-2.7 (17th)||Net Rating||-26.8 (30th)|
Besides the game preview, check out some of the other material posted here and around the internet:
- There exists hope Jrue Holiday will be back in uniform sometime in November.
- Solomon Hill needs to start proving he’s more than just a really solid defender.
- If the team rebounding woes continue, Cheick Diallo may be able to help.
- ESPN’s new Anthony Davis video clip is fantastic!
- Tyreke Evans has set a time frame for his return!
Looks like tyreke has set his timetable for return pic.twitter.com/edZy9kl9mA— Fernando Ritzman (@nando8701) October 28, 2016