Nov. 3, 2010STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com
OAKLAND -- Warriors coach Keith Smart talked a lot in the preseason about how thisyear's team was not going to shoot as many 3-pointers as they did lastseason.Actually, they're shooting more. Apparently, old habits die hard.The Warriors used the 3-ball big-time in their 115-109 win over theGrizzlies on Wednesday night - a relapse, if you will. But in a goodway.The Warriors went 13-for-30 from beyond the arc and have now attempted93 3-pointers through four games. That works out to an average of 23.3per game compared with the 20.5 3-pointers they averaged per game lastyear."If you look at how the 3s are being taken - they're not being taken bycoming down and pulling up shooting 3s," Smart said. "They're comingoff dribble-penetration. And with dribble-penetration, because thedefense is in, you've got to take those shots."Dorell Wright went 7-for-13 from 3-point range and Reggie Williams and Vladimir Radmanovic each made two."They're good 3s," Monta Ellis said. "They're not fastbreak 3s whereyou have four or five guys running a fastbreak and they're all runningto the 3-point line. We actually run a fastbreak first. If it's notthere, hit the open guy, move, draw, kick and then we get the 3. So,they're all great 3s."
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not repeat as the NBA All-Star Game's 3-point shootout champion.
In need of 19 points, Thompson managed only 18 -- that allowed Kemba Walker to advance into the semifinals.
Houston's Eric Gordon had the high score of the first round. He went on to win the championship -- besting Kyrie Irving.
Thompson has made 182 3-pointers this season which ranks him fifth in the league.
Kyrie Irving became a hot topic at All-Star weekend when the Cavs star point guard said he believes planet Earth is flat. No, really, he did.
And it looks like Irving may not be alone. Speaking to the media Saturday, Draymond Green made it known he may be a flat-earth truther too.
"I don't know. I haven't done enough research, but it may be flat," Green said.
For those calling Irving's theory of a flat earth crazy, Green is looking at it in a much different way.
"I wouldn't necessarily say crazy though," he continued with. "It's just his opinion. It's hard to call someone's opinion crazy, that's what he thinks.
"Who’s to say that picture [from NASA] is telling the truth? I can make a round picture with my iPhone today, on the panoramic camera, and make it look round. So, I don’t know. I’m not saying I think it’s flat or round, I don’t know, but it could be.”
Green didn't say definitively that the earth is flat like Irving did, but he sure wouldn't say it's round.