On the game:
CJ Watson, Corey Maggette, and Anthony Randolph get the game ball.
GQ Curry made a couple shots while the FREAKING NETS beat the crap out of the Warriors early in this game but then was shitty and had the worst second half performance I've seen from any player on any team this year. Ellis was total shit early but had a dynamite late second half to secure a win that was anything but guaranteed. Watson, who knows how to play in this league whether he's an All Star or a role player, took his rightful spot at the head of the class by outplaying Curry AGAIN and GQ hit the bench for the 4th Q.
Keith Smart doesn't deserve credit for a win. Don Nelson doesn't deserve credit for a win. No one does. And Kiki's Nets are the sloppiest passers in the league, hands-down.
Game recap over.
Adequate to satisfy even the most passionate reader's demands.
Moving on to Matt Steinmetz and the last-second interview set up with Ralph tonight after the Nets boat raced the Warriors early in the shitfest:
Nellie has to go, young players may not be the answer, team in a rut many years long. Randolph and Ellis ABSOLUTELY at odds with Nelson. Maggette likely to be traded soon. No confidence in Curry's greatness, contrary to the fawning of others. No reason to hope next year will be any better. Nellie here for the record only and the record will be "hollow."
You HAVE to listen to Matt lay it on Nelson and the Warriors as Ralph stammers and mumbles, totally unprepared for any of such talk. Shame Damon Bruce, who REAMED Bob Fitzgerald, Rod Brooks, Jim Barnett, and Tim Roye earlier tonight for their rah rah bullshit over the last 10+ years, wasn't conducting the interview.
Incidentally, Nelson just got $7 million from Cuban in the arbitration settlement.
Also, Warriors have been among lead leaders for game gate draw at over $1 million per game before this year's league wide decline. Ws down 22.3% acc. to Ken Berger's latest:
But still strong in relative league terms. Good luck getting rid of Chris Cohan and Robert Rowell. Ever.