Tuesday , Nov , 27 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Stephen Jackson Key To Golden State Warriors Believing Again

After a slow start, the Warriors have turned things around. And controversial forward Stephen Jackson has been the key, returning from suspension to lead Golden State to a 6-1 record. He’s versatile. Jackson’s size and athleticism allows him to play multiple positions for Don Nelson …

The Associated Press reports on Stephen Jackson leading the Golden State Warriors to a win over the Phoenix Suns:

Monta Ellis scored 15 consecutive points in the fourth quarter on the way to matching his career-high 31 points, and the resurgent Golden State Warriors snapped the Phoenix Suns ’ eight-game winning streak with a 129-114 victory Monday night.

Stephen Jackson scored a season-high 32 points in his first home appearance of the season, and Baron Davis had 28 points, 10 assists and six rebounds while leading a relentless offensive attack in Golden State’s sixth victory in seven games following an 0-6 start.

My Quick Take: The Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns must have been wearing their track shoes on Monday night. After all, ‘We Believe’ and ‘Seven Seconds to Shoot’ scored a combined 82 points in the first quarter.

After a slow start, the Warriors have turned things around. And controversial forward Stephen Jackson has been the key, returning from suspension to lead Golden State to a 6-1 record.

He’s versatile. Jackson’s size and athleticism allows him to play multiple positions for Don Nelson. Of course, Nellie is a mad scientist and uses Jackson to create mismatches on both ends of the floor.

Jackson’s seen it all in his eight seasons. He’s balled for the lowly Hawks, won an NBA Title with the Spurs, fought Piston fans, and was recently named a captain in Golden State. The Warriors are a young team. Jackson’s experience will come in handy.

Baron Davis and Monta Ellis …

The other day, I posted on T.J. Ford and Jose Calderon giving Toronto a lethal 1-2 tandem at point guard. Well, the Warriors have their own dynamic duo at the one-spot with Davis and Ellis.

Ellis often plays two-guard, but he can set-the-table for others. Davis, of course, is one of the NBA’s best point guards and outplayed Steve Nash last night.

(Andrei Kirilenko knows Davis can play)

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