Curry: We over helped way too much

Curry: We over helped way too much
January 7, 2013, 11:00 pm
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EDITOR'S NOTE: John Henry Smith was at Warriors practice Monday and came away with the following observations...

FOR JACKSON’S EYES ONLY:

Regarding the game film of Saturday's 115-89 debacle in L.A., Coach Mark Jackson says he has watched it, but he's not going to show it to the team.

SPECIAL GUEST IN THE HOUSE:

Former George W. Bush administration Communications Director Kevin Sullivan observed practice and spoke to the entire Warriors organization today.

JARRET JACK AT PRACTICE

He’s been suffering from an elbow he hurt while weight lifting last week.  He was at practice Monday, however.

JACKSON ON CLIPPERS

On if he thought Blake Griffin played with something to prove Saturday night after a tough night earlier in the week in Oakland:  “I hope that doesn’t mean he came with a point to prove last game.  Because what does that mean: he didn’t have a point to prove when we beat him in Oracle?”

On if the Clippers are now the Warriors' main rival: “This is not a rivalry until one of us separates ourselves…or we both separate ourselves from everybody else.  Neither of us has done anything, contrary to popular belief.”

SIZE MAKES A DIFFERNCE

Jackson said he agreed with the notion that having guys big enough to guard their positions (like 6’10" Festus Ezeli at center and 6’7” Klay Thompson at off guard), has been one of the keys in improving the Warriors defense.  “That size certainly helps.  We’re able to defend the positions better.  We don’t have to help all around the floor,” Jackson said.

TOO MUCH HELP DEFENSE

After watching a number of Clippers get wide open jump shot looks Saturday, Curry said that he thought he has and his perimeter teammates left their men to help the bigs “way too much.”  When the Warriors double teamed or cheated to the opposite side of the court, the Clippers were very proficient at swinging the ball around and finding the wide open man.

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