Some crunch-time stats for Warriors players

Some crunch-time stats for Warriors players
February 8, 2012, 5:23 pm
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By my count, the Warriors have been involved in eight gamesthis season in which the game was up for grabs in the final two minutes ofregulation. Those games were the following: vs. Utah, vs. Miami, vs. Orlando,vs. Indiana, vs. Memphis, vs. Sacramento, at Sacramento, and vs. OklahomaCity.The Warriors are 2-6 in those games.
I went back and looked at the play-by-play of each of thosegames to register some end-game statistics regarding the Warriors key players.Of those eight games, I left out the two games against Sacramento (one win, oneloss) because those were two games in which Warriors coach Mark Jacksonprimarily used the substitutes to try to close out the game.I also left out the Warriors 101-95 loss at San Antonio onJan. 4, a game they led by eight points with six-and-a-half minutes remaining.But since they were down five points with two minutes left, it didnt fit mycriteria of being close down the stretch.In the case of the Warriors overtime win against Miami, Iused the last two minutes of regulation and the last two minutes of theovertime. Yes, its arbitrary to pick the two-minute mark to start calculating,but it seemed to be the most logical place to go.Here are some of the numbers:Monta Ellis: In the last two minutes ofthose six games (Oklahoma City, Memphis, Indiana, Orlando, Miami, Utah), Ellis has gone 7-for-15 from the field and committed fourturnovers. That doesnt sound bad, and maybe its not, but it deserves a littlecloser look.Against Indiana, Ellis made three straight shots in thefinal two minutes to keep the Warriors alive. But that was also the night heturned the ball over in the waning moments, which led to a George Hillgame-winning three-point play.Obviously, if you take away that string of possessions,Ellis is 4-for-12 from the field in the final two minutes of those games. Inother words, almost half of Ellis made shots in the last two minutes of closegames came in one game against Indiana.Ellis is 1-for-6 from 3-point range in the final two minutesof those games, with his lone make being a cosmetic 3-pointer with six-tenthsof a second remaining that made the Memphis final score 91-90.Ellis got to the line just one time down the stretch ofthose games.RELATED: Monta Ellis game logs
Stephen Curry: Hes 0-for-5 from thefield with two turnovers in the final two minutes of those six games. He didn't attempt a free throw, either.RELATED: Stephen Curry game logs
David Lee: Hard to believe but Lee hastaken just one shot (a miss) in the final two minutes of those six games. Oneshot. And even thats a stretch, really, because the shot attempt was actuallya tip-in try off a rebound against Oklahoma City on Tuesday an attempt thatwas blocked. He didn't attempt a free throw, either.RELATED: David Lee game logs
Dorell Wright: Hes 3-for-3 from thefield and 1-for-2 from the line in the aforementioned situations, including 2-for-2 from 3-point range.Wright did all this in the Miami game, when he hit a game-tying 3-pointer with31.2 seconds left in regulation, then was big in overtime.RELATED: Dorell Wright game logs
Brandon Rush: Hes 1-for-3 from the fieldand 0-for-2 from 3-point range with two turnovers. Small sample size and infairness to Rush, one of those missed 3-pointers was Tuesday nights last-gaspattempt against OKC.RELATED: Brandon Rush game logs
Nate Robinson: 1-for-2 from the field,3-for-3 from the foul line. Robinsons make came against Miami, a game in whichhe did most of his damage to help bring the Warriors back before the two-minutemark.RELATED: Nate Robinson game logs

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