Good start.. This line-up would kill last year starters..
Seeing this without kobe/nash/pau is good. There are mistakes, but for a 1st pre-season game, you'd hope it gets better and better.
Health , Consistency , hustle& defense > our mantra.
Yep it was real encouraging to hear Xavier say that the coaching staff stresses the oimportance of defense over all else and that's where the team wants to hang their hat.
D'antoni is putting together a free flowing offense that we can score 100 a game with, and Rambis and the other coaching staff is putting together defensive schemes that can play off it.
I liked the blend. We need to fix the turnovers though but in terms of defensive tenacity I like what I saw last night. I liked it a LOT. We basically forced a majority of Golden State's shots to be contested and then we'd be running on offense even if we didn't score off the fast break much we forced a lot of effort out of them. So much so that Harrison Barnes was sucking wind by the 3rd quarter. I liked what I saw.
Shawne Williams also said that D'antoni is "different" and is focusing more on preaching defense and that the offense 'will come' when it used to be the other way around.
So from what I saw last night that seemed to be the case, I don't even think we took that many threes X_X