' + thisMonth + ' ' + thisDay + ' ' + thisWeekday + ' ' + thisTime + ' • ' + hostArena + ' • ' + hostLocation + '
' if (thisBuyLink != "NULL") htmlHeaderJSON += ''; $("#headerGD").html(htmlHeaderJSON); updateStatsXML(); } /* setupGameDetailStats() * Called from gameDetailFeedCallback */ function setupGameDetailStats() { var htmlHeaderGD = '', htmlScoreGSW = '', htmlScoreOpp = '', htmlScoreByQuarter = '', htmlScoreByQuarterRow1 = '', htmlScoreByQuarterRow2 = '', htmlScoreByQuarterRow3 = '', htmlGameLeaders = '', htmlBoxScore = '', htmlAdvancedStats = '', gameLine, numPeriods, visitorLine, visitingTeamScore, visitingTeamAbbrev, visitingTeamLine, visitingTeamCity, visitingTeamName, visitingTeamNameCSS, visitingPlayers, homeLine, homeTeamScore, homeTeamAbbrev, homeTeamLine, homeTeamCity, homeTeamName, homeTeamNameCSS, homePlayers, playLine, timeRemaining, currentQuarter, i; gameLine = gameDetailFeedXML.getElementsByTagName("gd"); gameStatus = (gameLine[0]).getAttribute("st"); numPeriods = parseInt((gameLine[0]).getAttribute("p")); visitorLine = gameDetailFeedXML.getElementsByTagName("v"); visitingTeamScore = (visitorLine[0]).getAttribute("s"); visitingTeamAbbrev = (visitorLine[0]).getAttribute("a"); homeLine = gameDetailFeedXML.getElementsByTagName("h"); homeTeamScore = (homeLine[0]).getAttribute("s"); homeTeamAbbrev = (homeLine[0]).getAttribute("a"); // Determine home and away teams if ((visitorLine[0]).getAttribute("a") == "GSW") { htmlScoreGSW = '' + visitingTeamScore + ''; htmlScoreOpp = '' + homeTeamScore + ''; visitingTeamCity = "Golden State"; visitingTeamName = "Warriors"; homeTeamCity = oppCity; homeTeamName = oppTeam; // CSS for header row of team, special exception for Trail Blazers since they are the only two word team visitingTeamNameCSS = visitingTeamName; homeTeamNameCSS = homeTeamName; if (homeTeamNameCSS == "Trail Blazers") homeTeamNameCSS = "Blazers"; } else { htmlScoreGSW = '' + homeTeamScore + ''; htmlScoreOpp = '' + visitingTeamScore + ''; visitingTeamCity = oppCity; visitingTeamName = oppTeam; homeTeamCity = "Golden State"; homeTeamName = "Warriors"; // CSS for header row of team, special exception for Trail Blazers since they are the only two word team homeTeamNameCSS = homeTeamName; visitingTeamNameCSS = visitingTeamName; if (visitingTeamNameCSS == "Trail Blazers") visitingTeamNameCSS = "Blazers"; } $("#oppLogoProbableStarters").attr('src', 'http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/img/2.0/sect/gameline/teams/' + oppAbbrev + '.gif'); htmlHeaderGD = '
' + htmlScoreGSW + '
' + htmlScoreOpp + '
'; if (gameStatus != nbaStartTime) { if (firstLoad) { currentTabNav = $(btnTabToLoadUrl); $(currentTabNav).addClass("activeBtn"); loadTabGameday(tabToLoadUrl); firstLoad = 0; } if (gameStatus == "FINAL") { // Setup quarter by quarter score for (i=0; i
 
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow2 += '
' + visitingTeamAbbrev + '
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow3 += '
' + homeTeamAbbrev + '
'; } else if (i Q' + i + '
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow2 += '
' + (visitorLine[0]).getAttribute("q" + i) + '
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow3 += '
' + (homeLine[0]).getAttribute("q" + i) + '
'; } else { htmlScoreByQuarterRow1 += '
OT' + (i-4) + '
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow2 += '
' + (visitorLine[0]).getAttribute("ot" + (i-4)) + '
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow3 += '
' + (homeLine[0]).getAttribute("ot" + (i-4)) + '
'; } } htmlScoreByQuarterRow1 += '
Final
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow2 += '
' + visitingTeamScore + '
'; htmlScoreByQuarterRow3 += '
' + homeTeamScore + '
'; htmlScoreByQuarter = htmlScoreByQuarterRow1 + htmlScoreByQuarterRow2 + htmlScoreByQuarterRow3; htmlHeaderGD += '
' + htmlScoreByQuarter + '
'; } else { playLine = gameDetailFeedXML.getElementsByTagName("pla"); timeRemaining = (playLine[0]).getAttribute("cl"); currentQuarter = (gameLine[0]).getAttribute("st"); htmlHeaderGD += '
' + currentQuarter + '
' + timeRemaining + '
'; setTimeout(function(){updateStatsXML()}, 10000); } // Setup Box Score, start with visiting team htmlBoxScore += ''; visitingTeamLine = visitorLine[0].getElementsByTagName("t"); visitingPlayers = visitorLine[0].getElementsByTagName("pl"); htmlBoxScore += setupTeamBoxScore(visitingTeamLine, visitingPlayers, visitingTeamScore); // Home team htmlBoxScore += '
' + visitingTeamCity + ' ' + visitingTeamName + '
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs pts
'; homeTeamLine = homeLine[0].getElementsByTagName("t"); homePlayers = homeLine[0].getElementsByTagName("pl"); htmlBoxScore += setupTeamBoxScore(homeTeamLine, homePlayers, homeTeamScore); $("#boxScoreTable").html(htmlBoxScore); // Setup Advanced Stats var visitingTeamFGA, visitingTeamFGM, visitingTeamFGP = "N/A", homeTeamFGA, homeTeamFGM, homeTeamFGP = "N/A", visitingTeamTPA, visitingTeamTPM, visitingTeamTPP = "N/A", homeTeamTPA, homeTeamTPM, homeTeamTPP = "N/A", visitingTeamFTA, visitingTeamFTM, visitingTeamFTP = "N/A", homeTeamFTA, homeTeamFTM, homeTeamFTP = "N/A", htmlTeamLeaders; visitingTeamFGA = (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fga"); visitingTeamFGM = (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fgm"); if (visitingTeamFGA != "0") // Don't want to divide by 0 visitingTeamFGP = ((visitingTeamFGM / visitingTeamFGA) * 100).toFixed(1); homeTeamFGA = (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fga"); homeTeamFGM = (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fgm"); if (homeTeamFGA != "0") homeTeamFGP = ((homeTeamFGM / homeTeamFGA) * 100).toFixed(1); visitingTeamTPA = (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tpa"); visitingTeamTPM = (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tpm"); if (visitingTeamTPA != "0") visitingTeamTPP = ((visitingTeamTPM / visitingTeamTPA) * 100).toFixed(1); homeTeamTPA = (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tpa"); homeTeamTPM = (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tpm"); if (homeTeamTPA != "0") homeTeamTPP = ((homeTeamTPM / homeTeamTPA) * 100).toFixed(1); visitingTeamFTA = (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fta"); visitingTeamFTM = (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("ftm"); if (visitingTeamFTA != "0") visitingTeamFTP = ((visitingTeamFTM / visitingTeamFTA) * 100).toFixed(1); homeTeamFTA = (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fta"); homeTeamFTM = (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("ftm"); if (homeTeamFTA != "0") homeTeamFTP = ((homeTeamFTM / homeTeamFTA) * 100).toFixed(1); htmlTeamLeaders = setupTeamLeaders(visitingPlayers, homePlayers); htmlAdvancedStats += '
' + homeTeamCity + ' ' + homeTeamName + '
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs pts
' + visitingTeamAbbrev + '
' + homeTeamAbbrev + '
     
    • ' + visitingTeamFGP + '%

    • ' + homeTeamFGP + '%

  • '; htmlAdvancedStats += '
    • ' + visitingTeamTPP + '%

    • ' + homeTeamTPP + '%

    • ' + visitingTeamFTP + '%

    • ' + homeTeamFTP + '%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
'; htmlAdvancedStats += '
'; htmlAdvancedStats += '
' + visitingTeamAbbrev + ' ' + homeTeamAbbrev + '
Total Rebounds ' + (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("reb") + ' ' + (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("reb") + '
Turnovers ' + (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tu") + ' ' + (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tu") + '
Fast Break Pts ' + (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fbpts") + ' ' + (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fbpts") + '
Biggest Lead ' + (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("ble") + ' ' + (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("ble") + '
Points in the Paint ' + (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("pip") + ' ' + (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("pip") + '
Bench Points ' + (visitingTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("bpts") + ' ' + (homeTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("bpts") + '
'; htmlAdvancedStats += '
' + htmlTeamLeaders + '
' + visitingTeamAbbrev + ' ' + homeTeamAbbrev + '
'; $("#advancedStatsHolder").remove(); $("#tabHighlights").append(htmlAdvancedStats); } else { currentTabNav = $("#btnTabPreview"); $(currentTabNav).addClass("activeBtn"); loadTabGameday("#tabPreview"); $("#btnTabHighlights").removeClass("btnHoverBG"); $("#btnTabHighlights").addClass("navBtnGrey"); $("#btnTabBoxScore").removeClass("btnHoverBG"); $("#btnTabBoxScore").addClass("navBtnGrey"); $("#btnTabInterviews").removeClass("btnHoverBG"); $("#btnTabInterviews").addClass("navBtnGrey"); $("#btnTabPhotos").removeClass("btnHoverBG"); $("#btnTabPhotos").addClass("navBtnGrey"); $("#btnTabPhotos").attr('href', '#_'); $("#btnTabPhotos").attr('target', '_self'); $("#headerBuyNowBtn").css('display', 'block'); } $("#headerGDScores").html(htmlHeaderGD); // Not calling the team score XML because team records are incorrect in them right now (as of 11/1/12) //IFrameXDR.init("http://data.nba.com/data/tvc/xhr.html").request("GET", "http://data.nba.com/data/5s/xml/mobile_teams/2012/teams/warriors_scores.xml", null, null, teamScoresFeedCallback); // Call after so the calls don't slow each other down, not sure if this actually helps } /* updateStatsXML() * called to initally load in stats * called repeatedly if the game is ongoing to continually update the stats */ function updateStatsXML() { IFrameXDR.init("http://data.nba.com/data/tvc/xhr.html").request("GET", gameDetailFeedUrl, null, null, gameDetailFeedCallback); } /* setupTeamBoxScore(thisTeamLine, thisPlayers, thisTeamScore) * thisTeamLine is the score line of team totals * thisPlayers is an array of the players on either the visiting or home team * thisTeamScore is exactly what its name suggests * Returns the html for the player rows of the box score table */ function setupTeamBoxScore(thisTeamLine, thisPlayers, thisTeamScore) { var htmlThisTeam = "", i, thisPlayerLength = thisPlayers.length; for (i=0; i '; else htmlThisTeam += ''; // Starters (first 5 players) names in bold if (i '; else htmlThisTeam += ''; htmlThisTeam += (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("fi") + '. ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("ln") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("pos") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("min") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("fgm") + '-' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("fga") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("tpm") + '-' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("tpa") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("ftm") + '-' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("fta") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("oreb") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("dreb") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("reb") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("ast") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("f") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("stl") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("tu") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("blk") + ' ' + (thisPlayers[i]).getAttribute("pts") + ' '; } htmlThisTeam += ' Totals     ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fgm") + '-' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fga") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tpm") + '-' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tpa") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("ftm") + '-' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("fta") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("oreb") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("dreb") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("reb") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("ast") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("f") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("stl") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("tu") + ' ' + (thisTeamLine[0]).getAttribute("blk") + ' ' + thisTeamScore + ' '; return htmlThisTeam; } function setupTeamLeaders(visitingPlayers, homePlayers) { var i, htmlTeamLeaders = '', visitingPlayersLength = visitingPlayers.length, homePlayersLength = homePlayers.length, visitingTeamLeaderPts, visitingTeamLeaderPtsTied = 1, visitingTeamLeaderPtsNum = 0, visitingTeamLeaderRbs, visitingTeamLeaderRbsTied = 1, visitingTeamLeaderRbsNum = 0, visitingTeamLeaderAst, visitingTeamLeaderAstTied = 1, visitingTeamLeaderAstNum = 0, visitingTeamLeaderStl, visitingTeamLeaderStlTied = 1, visitingTeamLeaderStlNum = 0, visitingTeamLeaderBlk, visitingTeamLeaderBlkTied = 1, visitingTeamLeaderBlkNum = 0, homeTeamLeaderPts, homeTeamLeaderPtsTied = 1, homeTeamLeaderPtsNum = 0, homeTeamLeaderRbs, homeTeamLeaderRbsTied = 1, homeTeamLeaderRbsNum = 0, homeTeamLeaderAst, homeTeamLeaderAstTied = 1, homeTeamLeaderAstNum = 0, homeTeamLeaderStl, homeTeamLeaderStlTied = 1, homeTeamLeaderStlNum = 0, homeTeamLeaderBlk, homeTeamLeaderBlkTied = 1, homeTeamLeaderBlkNum = 0, currentPlayerName, currentPlayerPts, currentPlayerRbs, currentPlayerAst, currentPlayerStl, currentPlayerBlk; for (i=0; i visitingTeamLeaderPtsNum) { visitingTeamLeaderPtsTied = 1; visitingTeamLeaderPts = currentPlayerName; visitingTeamLeaderPtsNum = currentPlayerPts; } else if (currentPlayerPts == visitingTeamLeaderPtsNum) { visitingTeamLeaderPtsTied++; visitingTeamLeaderPts = visitingTeamLeaderPtsTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerRbs > visitingTeamLeaderRbsNum) { visitingTeamLeaderRbsTied = 1; visitingTeamLeaderRbs = currentPlayerName; visitingTeamLeaderRbsNum = currentPlayerRbs; } else if (currentPlayerRbs == visitingTeamLeaderRbsNum) { visitingTeamLeaderRbsTied++; visitingTeamLeaderRbs = visitingTeamLeaderRbsTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerAst > visitingTeamLeaderAstNum) { visitingTeamLeaderAstTied = 1; visitingTeamLeaderAst = currentPlayerName; visitingTeamLeaderAstNum = currentPlayerAst; } else if (currentPlayerAst == visitingTeamLeaderAstNum) { visitingTeamLeaderAstTied++; visitingTeamLeaderAst = visitingTeamLeaderAstTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerStl > visitingTeamLeaderStlNum) { visitingTeamLeaderStlTied = 1; visitingTeamLeaderStl = currentPlayerName; visitingTeamLeaderStlNum = currentPlayerStl; } else if (currentPlayerStl == visitingTeamLeaderStlNum) { visitingTeamLeaderStlTied++; visitingTeamLeaderStl = visitingTeamLeaderStlTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerBlk > visitingTeamLeaderBlkNum) { visitingTeamLeaderBlkTied = 1; visitingTeamLeaderBlk = currentPlayerName; visitingTeamLeaderBlkNum = currentPlayerBlk; } else if (currentPlayerBlk == visitingTeamLeaderBlkNum) { visitingTeamLeaderBlkTied++; visitingTeamLeaderBlk = visitingTeamLeaderBlkTied + ' players'; } } for (i=0; i homeTeamLeaderPtsNum) { homeTeamLeaderPtsTied = 1; homeTeamLeaderPts = currentPlayerName; homeTeamLeaderPtsNum = currentPlayerPts; } else if (currentPlayerPts == homeTeamLeaderPtsNum) { homeTeamLeaderPtsTied++; homeTeamLeaderPts = homeTeamLeaderPtsTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerRbs > homeTeamLeaderRbsNum) { homeTeamLeaderRbsTied = 1; homeTeamLeaderRbs = currentPlayerName; homeTeamLeaderRbsNum = currentPlayerRbs; } else if (currentPlayerRbs == homeTeamLeaderRbsNum) { homeTeamLeaderRbsTied++; homeTeamLeaderRbs = homeTeamLeaderRbsTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerAst > homeTeamLeaderAstNum) { homeTeamLeaderAstTied = 1; homeTeamLeaderAst = currentPlayerName; homeTeamLeaderAstNum = currentPlayerAst; } else if (currentPlayerAst == homeTeamLeaderAstNum) { homeTeamLeaderAstTied++; homeTeamLeaderAst = homeTeamLeaderAstTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerStl > homeTeamLeaderStlNum) { homeTeamLeaderStlTied = 1; homeTeamLeaderStl = currentPlayerName; homeTeamLeaderStlNum = currentPlayerStl; } else if (currentPlayerStl == homeTeamLeaderStlNum) { homeTeamLeaderStlTied++; homeTeamLeaderStl = homeTeamLeaderStlTied + ' players'; } if (currentPlayerBlk > homeTeamLeaderBlkNum) { homeTeamLeaderBlkTied = 1; homeTeamLeaderBlk = currentPlayerName; homeTeamLeaderBlkNum = currentPlayerBlk; } else if (currentPlayerBlk == homeTeamLeaderBlkNum) { homeTeamLeaderBlkTied++; homeTeamLeaderBlk = homeTeamLeaderBlkTied + ' players'; } } // if any of the values are 0, then blank them out in the table if (!visitingTeamLeaderPtsNum) {visitingTeamLeaderPts = ''; visitingTeamLeaderPtsNum = ''; } if (!visitingTeamLeaderRbsNum) {visitingTeamLeaderRbs = ''; visitingTeamLeaderRbsNum = ''; } if (!visitingTeamLeaderAstNum) {visitingTeamLeaderAst = ''; visitingTeamLeaderAstNum = ''; } if (!visitingTeamLeaderStlNum) {visitingTeamLeaderStl = ''; visitingTeamLeaderStlNum = ''; } if (!visitingTeamLeaderBlkNum) {visitingTeamLeaderBlk = ''; visitingTeamLeaderBlkNum = ''; } if (!homeTeamLeaderPtsNum) {homeTeamLeaderPts = ''; homeTeamLeaderPtsNum = ''; } if (!homeTeamLeaderRbsNum) {homeTeamLeaderRbs = ''; homeTeamLeaderRbsNum = ''; } if (!homeTeamLeaderAstNum) {homeTeamLeaderAst = ''; homeTeamLeaderAstNum = ''; } if (!homeTeamLeaderStlNum) {homeTeamLeaderStl = ''; homeTeamLeaderStlNum = ''; } if (!homeTeamLeaderBlkNum) {homeTeamLeaderBlk = ''; homeTeamLeaderBlkNum = ''; } htmlTeamLeaders += ' points ' + visitingTeamLeaderPts + '   ' + visitingTeamLeaderPtsNum + ' ' + homeTeamLeaderPts + '   ' + homeTeamLeaderPtsNum + ' rebounds ' + visitingTeamLeaderRbs + '   ' + visitingTeamLeaderRbsNum + ' ' + homeTeamLeaderRbs + '   ' + homeTeamLeaderRbsNum + ' assists ' + visitingTeamLeaderAst + '   ' + visitingTeamLeaderAstNum + ' ' + homeTeamLeaderAst + '   ' + homeTeamLeaderAstNum + ' steals ' + visitingTeamLeaderStl + '   ' + visitingTeamLeaderStlNum + ' ' + homeTeamLeaderStl + '   ' + homeTeamLeaderStlNum + ' blocks ' + visitingTeamLeaderBlk + '   ' + visitingTeamLeaderBlkNum + ''; htmlTeamLeaders += '' + homeTeamLeaderBlk + '   ' + homeTeamLeaderBlkNum + ' '; return htmlTeamLeaders; } /* setupTeamScoreStats() * Called from teamScoreFeedCallback * NOT CALLING AS OF 11/1/12 BECAUSE TEAM RECORDS ARE INCORRECT IN THE XML */ /*function setupTeamScoreStats() { var i, allGames = []; allGames = gameDetailFeedXML.getElementsByTagName("g"); gameStatus = (gameLine[0]).getAttribute("st"); numPeriods = parseInt((gameLine[0]).getAttribute("p")); for (i=0; i
« Playoff Central
(GSW Wins Series 4-2)
The Warriors completed a 4-2 series win on Thursday after defeating the Nuggets by a score of 92-88. Stephen Curry led the way for the Dubs once again with 22 points and eight assists. Andrew Bogut was a monster, scoring 14 points to go with his 21 rebounds and four blocks. Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes and Jarrett Jack all scored in double-figures with 16, 13 and 11 points, respectively. And, oh yeah, David Lee made a surprise appearance after he was thought to be out for the rest of the playoffs. The Warriors now advance to the Western Conference Semifinals where they’ll play the second-seeded San Antonio Spurs. Game 6 Reaction Blog
HOMECOURT ADVANTAGE
After losing 107-100 in Tuesday’s Game 5 in Denver, the Warriors return to Oracle Arena with a chance to end the series on their own home floor. Only eight teams in history have ever come back to win a series from a 3-1 deficit, and Denver took the first step towards becoming the ninth by cutting the series gap in half. That’s not the kind of history Golden State is intent on making, and they’ll surely be looking to close things out at home on Thursday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) and the game will be broadcasted on CSN Bay Area, TNT and KNBR 680. For full details and in-depth coverage, make sure to check out Warriors Playoff Central. | IMPORTANT GAMEDAY INFORMATION
MATCHUP ADJUSTMENTS
The Nuggets got out to an early lead in their Game 5 win, and much of that can be attributed to the new starting lineup they began the game with. With David Lee out of the lineup for the rest of the playoffs, the Warriors are one frontcourt player short, and Denver may have exposed a weakness by going big with both JaVale McGee and Kenneth Faried in the frontcourt. It was certainly a successful combination in that contest, and one would expect them to come out the same way for Game 6. Mark Jackson, who has outperformed expectations in his first career playoff series as a coach, now faces the question as to how to combat the Nuggets new strategy. While Harrison Barnes has performed admirably playing out of position at power forward, might Jackson revert back to a more traditional lineup with Barnes sliding to small forward and perhaps Carl Landry filling the void at the four? We’ll know as soon as the game tips of on Thursday night, but regardless of who’s out there on the court for the Warriors, they’ll need to do what it takes to keep pace on the boards, where the Nuggets have outrebounded the Warriors in two-straight games.
COMING OF AGE
While playing Harrison Barnes at power forward does have its drawbacks, it’s not as if the rookie isn’t giving Mark Jackson a reason to keep him there. On Tuesday, Barnes fell one point short of matching a career-high (which he set in Game 2) with 23, and held his own on the boards, leading the team with nine rebounds. He was also 5-of-10 from three-point range, matching the most he’s ever made in a single game, and continuing a trend of increased accuracy from long distance. With 12 made threes on 26 attempts in the series, Barnes’ playoff three-point shooting percentage of 46.2 percent is more than 10 points higher than his regular season clip. If the Warriors are going to continue to feature a small starting lineup, it’s crucial that Barnes (and others) maintain their hot shooting from long range in order to spread the Denver defense apart and open more opportunities inside, where the Nuggets’ length and athleticism makes it otherwise difficult.
LEANING ON LANDRY
Regardless of whether he starts or comes off the bench, Carl Landry could indeed be the ‘X-Factor’ in Game 6. After two big games at Oracle in which he averaged 18.0 points on 50 percent shooting (which both happened to be Warriors’ wins), Landry dipped a bit in Game 5, scoring nine points on only five shot attempts. It wasn’t exactly the prettiest offensive night for any of the Warriors, but it’s clear that when Landry is on his game, it makes his entire team better. Landry was the Warriors most skilled post player before David Lee went down, and now that he’s out, it’s even more crucial that Landry does what he does best, and that’s play tough in the paint. The Warriors need to force the Nuggets to respect the skills of the likes of Landry and Andrew Bogut, thus causing the perimeter defenders to slide down to help in the post, which thereby creates more good looks for the Warriors’ arsenal of deadly outside shooters who now have more room to operate. Whether it’s the Oracle crowd or just the fact that it’s not in Denver, Landry has played particularly better at home thus far. If he continues that trend, that may be just enough to push the Warriors over the top.
AN ANSWER FOR IGGY
Ty Lawson has played wonderfully for the Nuggets all series long, but if it weren’t for Andre Iguodala, Denver’s season might already be over. The Nuggets’ veteran small forward has been a thorn in the Warriors’ side all series long, as his phenomenal defense has made things tough for Golden State’s ballhandlers, and he’s not exactly a slouch on the offensive end either. In Game 5, Iguodala became the first Nuggets player to post at least 25 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in a playoff game since Fat Lever in 1990, which wouldn’t be as impressive if the Nuggets hadn’t made the playoffs in each of the last 10 seasons. Over the last four games, he’s averaging 19.0 points on 54 percent shooting and causing the Warriors problems all around the court, whether by creating turnovers or getting the smaller Warriors’ defenders into foul trouble. If the Warriors want to take care of business on their own home floor, they better find an answer for Iguodala. Otherwise, they may find themselves facing the unenviable task of a deciding Game 7 in Denver, where the Nuggets have thrived all season long.
Injury Report
GSW: David Lee (torn hip flexor) and Brandon Rush (torn ACL and MCL, left knee) are out.

DEN: Danilo Gallinari (left ACL tear) is out. Timofey Mozgov (left thumb fracture) is day-to-day.