Game On: Tankapalooza (NOH v GSW)

Published: April 24, 2012

If two tanking teams meet at the end of the regular season, is there a winner?

The Hornets take on the Golden State Warriors tonight, a team that is pursuing the tank harder than anyone else this season.  It’s a little easier for them than anyone else because they aren’t tanking for a chance at a pick, instead they are tanking so they can have a pick in this draft.  If they don’t have a top-7 pick, they give it to Utah.  In an related move, the Warriors have shut down David Lee and had Steph Curry and Andrew Bogut get their ankle surgeries done now.  Good times.

So tonight, we’ll see if Monty’s young guys – who are fighting for their right to be in the league – outplay the Warriors, who have a lot of veteran players who are more established and maybe don’t have as much to play for. (Except for McNamara’s boy Charles Jenkins)

Key to Victory

  • There are no “Keys” tonight.  There is one key when playing the Warriors:  Crush them on the glass.  The Warriors are the worst team in the league when it comes to boardwork.  They give up a tremendous number of offensive rebounds, and that results in easy baskets at the rim for all their opponents.  The Warriors are decent at shooting, at free throw rate and at turnovers, but you can punish them on the glass.  With Aminu and Landry around, the Hornets should be capable of doing so.

Enjoy the game!  I’m betting on the Hornets in this one.  Who you got?


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