Here are some thoughts on the series, Game 1 in the books ... Game 2 Tuesday night 7 p.m. pregame show on KNBR 1050. Some colleagues and I discuss our expectations for Tuesday’s showdown in the video below.
Game 1’s loss was doubly painful with the late bucket by Andre Miller (28 points 11-16 shooting) combined with David Lee suffering a torn right hip flexor, which will sideline him for the rest of the playoffs. It is just so hard to believe that after 577 regular season games, he gets hurt in his first playoff game.
The Warriors did a great job of limiting Denver fast break opportunities; they had only ten chances and scored 15 points. They out-rebounded the Nuggets 55-45, including 28 boards between Andrew Bogut and David Lee, while Jarrett Jack came off the bench for 10 points and 10 assists.
Klay Thompson looked comfortable … 22 points, 10-19 shooting … Here is the interview I did with him at practice on Sunday.
Carl Landry has more responsibility now that Lee is sidelined … He believes the team has to step up, not just one player. Listen to my interview with him below:
Kenneth Faried returns for Denver Tuesday night and he will have to be accounted for because he is a relentless rebounder and brings great energy on both ends of the floor. That means Golden State will have to team rebound to counter Faried and make up for the loss of Lee. Game 2 Preview
Denver is a city that literally the weather can change in a few hours as yesterday, following practice I jumped over to Coors Field to watch the Rockies play Arizona and today it is snowing. I am very happy I brought a jacket.
Yesterday was my birthday and I discovered that I share it with Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. Not sure what that means.