J.M. Poulard of Warriors World was kind enough to elicit my thoughts on why Raymond Felton guarding Stephen Curry terrifies me. It appears later on in Poulard’s splendid preview of tonight’s game:
Preview: After getting involved in a scuffle that resulted in posturing more than actual displays of toughness and unity, the Golden State Warriors (33-24) were defeated last night by an Indiana Pacers (36-21) team that now occupies the second seed in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Pacers recent five-game winning streak helped them steal the spot from the New York Knicks (33-20).
Indeed, the Knicks just recently rebounded from a four-game losing streak with a home victory against the Philadelphia 76ers (22-33) and will be looking to win back-to-back games when they host the Dubs tonight at Madison Square Garden.
The Knickerbockers have one of the best offenses in the league and Mike Woodson deserves a huge amount of credit for it.
Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert were all at one point in their respective careers considered to be ball stoppers. They would endlessly pound the rock and monopolize the offense for the one moment where they felt comfortable with settling for whatever shot they could manufacture against the set defense.
Ah but the times they be changing….
Check out the whole preview here! Also, use this as your forum for counting Klay Thompson three pointers.