MMPG: Team of the Weak
Golden State Warriors
There was a lot of competition for the honors, rather dishonors, this week. Memphis has lost six in a row, including a home loss to Oklahoma City on Saturday that ended the Thunder's 14-game losing streak and caused the locals to boo. Sacramento has also lost six in row, with their last two losses to Utah and Dallas by a combined 49 points. So, considering the stiff competition, Golden State had to do something pretty special -- and they did.
The Warriors started the week by letting the woeful Washington Wizards unleash all of their pent up emotions and frustrations -- and had Andray Blatche looking like the second coming of Karl Malone. They ended the week by letting the drama-filled New York Knicks go on an incredible scoring binge -- and had Chris Duhon looking like the second coming of, well, John Stockton.
In between, Golden State lost to Boston and Cleveland, which isn't anything to be embarrassed about. But losing by 24 to a 1-10 Wizards team that had just removed Coach Eddie Jordan -- and letting Blatche go for 25 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and five blocks is quite terrible. So is letting Chris Duhon break a 50-year franchise record for assists in a game with 22, and watching former Warrior Al Harrington go off on his former team for 36 points and 12 rebounds.
Overall, the Warriors have lost six games in a row, but they were downright putrid last week, losing four games by an average of 15 points. Three of their opponents all reached season highs in scoring -- Washington (124), Boston (119) and New York (138). To top it all off, Stephen Jackson is now hurt with a sprained left wrist. That's a bad week.
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