Big blow for GS, they played very well without him last night though.. teared his hip flexor.. If Faried returns and is healthy I dont think GS stands a real chance now..
I didn't have them winning this series but I did see it extending.
Without Lee, I don't see them winning this series or extending, especially with Faried coming back for Denver.
Denver won game 1 and now they're getting stronger at the same position GS is getting weaker at; PF.
Unless Stephen Curry blows up, they're done.
As a Warriors fan, we're all crushed here. We really needed last night's win in Denver too, you can't lose an opportunity to steal one there, they've only lost there 3 times all year. Wish he were playing, but I'm so pumped for Friday, going to my first playoff game.
nice bro.. i know you'll have a blast! playoff games live are another fcuking level.
definitely a big blow. i think it'll be a good series still. man... i was watching that game and it makes you think sometimes that if you know its already bad why go back out?
that's where playoff competitiveness kicks in. either way.. i think GS's x factor now is carl landry, he can definitely step his game up and put up some great numbers in lee's absence.
I thought that the Warriors had a good chance to win this series with the injuries on the Nuggets side...But with Lee done for the post season so are the Warriors chances of winning. I don't see anybody making up for his production on the court. I like Landry a lot but he is not Lee. The only way that the Warriors can make this interesting is if Bogut steps up big time. With Lee done I have the Nuggets in five.
for sure.. he's definitely not lee but when he's given minutes he can be that 15/6 type of player. lee's biggest impact is not only his pts/reb numbers but his passing really helps the warriors' offensive become dynamic
I agree with you about the passing... But I'm just saying Lee was the all star player I believe he was putting up like18 and 11(even though Curry should have been an all star as well)...Now you have to start Landry in his place that makes your bench weak...
i agree their bench will take a big blow, but i think that is why it is best for the warriors to keep Landry there. although it would not have been my first option, i think they should either A) start Biedrins beside Bogut to help with the rebounding with Lee being out or B) start Green beside Bogut to match-up with denver starting Wilson Chandler at the 4.
anyway you look at it, the offense of the starting unit will change without Lee in the line-up. if i were mark jackson, i would give a bigger role on offense to Bogut that Lee was getting while having whoever they start at the four the looks and touches Bogut got or maybe even less. this way, you dont get to change the make-up of your bench rotation that much, having Jack-Landry-Ezeli as your first 3 guys to come in. it wont eliminate, but will minimize the amount of things your team has to adapt to.