Frustration beginning to show with Warriors

March 8, 2012, 4:47 pm
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OAKLAND There was a tangible feeling of frustration in theWarriors locker room after their 110-92 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies onWednesday.The Warriors got down big early in the game 21-4 ralliedto take the lead in the second quarter, and then got manhandled once again inthe second half.The Warriors are now 15-21 on the season and are fallingfurther and further down the Western Conference standings.Warriors coach Mark Jackson calledhis teams performance embarrassing, the third or fourth time hes used thatterm after a game this season. But he wasnt the only one disappointed.The teams leading scorer, Monta Ellis, left the locker roomin a hurry and didnt speak to the media.Dorell Wright, usually a player who will accommodate themedia after wins and losses, also wasnt in the speaking mood.When he was asked by a reporter what its going to take toturn around the Warriors season, Wright responded: Youre asking the wrongperson. I dont even know.Wrights minutes have been decreasing in recent weeks, andhe played only 10 minutes against the Grizzlies. Jackson has been trying plentyof different players and rotations, but hes failed to find one thatconsistently works. And the season is more than half over.Its going to be a tough task, guard Stephen Curry said ofmaking the playoffs. Because we have a lot of games to make up. We have to goon a run.But that seems unlikely at this point. The Warriors are 13thin the Western Conference standings, with four games and five teams betweenthem and the No. 8 spot.RELATED: NBA conference standings
Jackson and owner Joe Lacobs promise of the postseason islooking farfetched at this point, not that anyone seems to be giving up on that idea.Well, it lies with the first unit and that lies on me beingthe captain, David Lee said. I will take the responsibility.

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