We can’t say we blame them, especially when it was one of those games that kinda reminded us of the Baron Davis we know from our normal lives, ie “before that crazy Mavs series”.
The Warriors just seemed kinda off, or more likely, kinda realistic. A team with that kind of talent and speed can roll over anyone when they’re hot, but when they’re not…they’re just a messy basketball team.
That’s not take anything away from Utah, which is like all good and stuff. Luckily we’re over the whole Carlos Boozer/Cavaliers thing, because truth be told, he’s the type of player we love to watch.
Jazz PG Davey Williams knows it, loves it. Lives it.
“We’ve got to throw it in to Carlos first,” [Dimone Williams] said. “We’ve got to let him work, let him get some touches down low, and then it helps us out, because when he’s doing work down low, they’ve got to come down, they’ve got to double it, they’ve got to try to get it out of his hands, because there really is nobody his size out there on the floor that can guard him, and when he does that it opens up things outside and we can work from there.”
We don’t want to get all on that Williams is to Stockton as Boozer is to Malone thing that’s gonna grow more and more in the coming weeks, but it’s getting kinda hard to ignore.
Both Boozer and Malone are a little undersized, stocky, rock-solid work-horses who just play hard and play right. That aligns correctly with Dominic Williams and John Stockton, who both were known to wear Utah Jazz uniforms.
Anyway, this post has no point really – the whole Warriors thing is quickly losing its romantic angle, and frankly, the idea of the Jazz moving on is interesting, if only to see how ABC sells that big UTAH-SAN ANTONIO series.
They’re really gonna need to downplay it, because with this combination of explosive personalities, dynamic gameplay, and (especially) the wild antics the two teams’ coaches encourage, it’s just gonna be nuts. Add in the massive national followings of the Jazz and Spurs, and we can see ratings records falling all over the place.