Preseason Game #4: Warriors-Kings Recap

Once again, I wasn’t there and had attended the Blogs With Balls 2.0 conference in Las Vegas. But here are some highlights, game notes, and the lineup data.

- For the views of someone that was at the game, I really recommend checking out Aykis’ recap over at StR. Great read.

- Jason Thompson’s 20-20 game against Anthony Randolph was a nice thing to see for him. After Randolph exploded in the summer league against Thompson, there were plenty of murmurs around Las Vegas that the Kings picked the wrong guy. I have always contended that they didn’t. Randolph is a lot of hype and some of it will end up being warranted. But Thompson is a sure thing. Is he a sure thing like he’s going to be Karl Malone? No. But is he a sure thing like he’s going to eventually be a double-double machine and have the ability to get you a bucket in the post when you need it? Yes, that’s going to be what he gives the Kings. I’ll always take the sure thing over the hype. Hype dazzles in summer league games that take place in cities where prostitution is legal. Sure things get it done in actual game settings.

- Hey, check out this block of the night against our old friend, Mikki Moore:

- Jason Thompson was a +21 for his efforts Saturday night. Desmond Mason had 4 points on 1/8 shooting and six rebounds. By the way, he was a +20. Oh, plus/minus – how you confuse us!

- I love the effort of out rebounding any team by 18 but to do it against a team like the Warriors doesn’t excuse the 24 turnovers that the Kings had.

- But I DO like the 11 blocked shots with five of them coming from the Hawes-Thompson combo.

- Kevin Martin had 32 points. I like to think a lot of it had to do with the fact that the Warriors haven’t played defense in 63 years. I also like to think the other component of it was Tyreke Evans. The fact that Stephen Jackson had to guard him gave Stephen Curry the unfortunate task of having to check Martin. Kevin will always torch the matchup against the opposing team’s point guard. I still contend this is a far better option than any ménage à guard.

- Jon Brockman grabbed four rebounds in eight minutes. If you can find a way to make him usable on offense and decent on man-to-man defense, he’ll give you Kevin Love-type rebounding.

And finally, here’s the lineup data:

Lineup #1: Tyreke Evans – Kevin Martin – Desmond Mason – Jason Thompson – Spencer Hawes
Start of the game to 43.7s (1st Q)
7:08 (2nd Q) to 5:32 (2nd Q)
Start of 3rd Q to 8:02 (3rd Q)

+13 on court | 17/39 (43.6%) FG | 2/4 (50%) 3FG | 6/7 (85.7%) FT | 6 turnovers | 7 assists | +13 rebounding (+7 offensive)
2 forced turnovers | 12/33 (36.4%) Opp.-FG | 2/5 (40%) Opp.-3FG | 3/4 (75%) Opp.-FT

Lineup #2: Beno Udrih – Tyreke Evans – Desmond Mason – Sean May – Jason Thompson
43.7s (1st Q) to 1.7s (1st Q)

Even on court | 0/2 (0%) FG | 0/1 (0%) 3FG | 0/1 (0%) FT | 0 turnovers | 0 assists | even rebounding (+1 offensive)
0 forced turnovers | 0/1 (0%) Opp.-FG | 0/0 Opp.-3FG | 0/0 Opp.-FT

Lineup #3: Beno Udrih – Tyreke Evans – Desmond Mason – Jon Brockman – Jason Thompson
1.7s (1st Q) to End of 1st Q

Even on court | 0/0 (%) FG | 0/0 (%) 3FG | 0/0 (%) FT | 0 turnovers | 0 assists | even rebounding (even offensive)
0 forced turnovers | 0/1 (0%) Opp.-FG | 0/1 (0%) Opp.-3FG | 0/0 (%) Opp.-FT

Lineup #4: Beno Udrih – Kevin Martin – Tyreke Evans – Sean May – Jason Thompson
Start of 2nd Q to 10:15 (2nd Q)

+1 on court | 2/3 (66.7%) FG | 0/0 3FG | 0/0 FT | 0 turnovers | 2 assists | -2 rebounding (-2 offensive)
0 forced turnovers | 1/4 (25%) Opp.-FG | 0/1 (0%) Opp.-3FG | 1/1 (100%) Opp.-FT

Lineup #5: Beno Udrih – Kevin Martin – Omri Casspi – Andres Nocioni – Sean May
10:15 (2nd Q) to 9:10 (2nd Q)

-4 on court | 0/2 (0%) FG | 0/1 (0%) 3FG | 0/0 FT | 1 turnover | 0 assists | -1 rebounding (even offensive)
0 forced turnovers | 1/2 (50%) Opp.-FG | 0/0 Opp.-3FG | 2/2 (100%) Opp.-FT

Lineup #6: Beno Udrih – Donté Greene – Omri Casspi – Andres Nocioni – Sean May
9:10 (2nd Q) to 7:08 (2nd Q)

-7 on court | 0/1 (0%) FG | 0/1 (0%) 3FG | 0/0 FT | 4 turnovers | 0 assists | -1 rebounding (-1 offensive)
0 forced turnovers | 3/7 (42.8%) Opp.-FG | 0/1 (0%) Opp.-3FG | 1/1 (100%) Opp.-FT

Lineup #7: Tyreke Evans – Kevin Martin – Donté Greene – Jason Thompson – Spencer Hawes
5:32 (2nd Q) to 2:30 (2nd Q)

+1 on court | 4/5 (80%) FG | 0/0 3FG | 2/2 (100%) FT | 1 turnover | 2 assists | even rebounding (-1 offensive)
2 forced turnovers | 1/3 (33.3%) Opp.-FG | 0/0 Opp.-3FG | 6/6 (100%) Opp.-FT

Lineup #8: Tyreke Evans – Kevin Martin – Donté Greene – Omri Casspi – Jason Thompson
2:30 (2nd Q) to End of 2nd Q

Even on court | 2/4 (50%) FG | 0/1 (0%) 3FG | 3/3 (100%) FT | 2 turnovers | 1 assist | even rebounding (-1 offensive)
1 forced turnover | 3/5 (60%) Opp.-FG | 1/1 (100%) Opp.-3FG | 1/1 (100%) Opp.-FT

Lineup #9: Tyreke Evans – Kevin Martin – Omri Casspi – Jon Brockman – Jason Thompson
8:02 (3rd Q) to 7:10 (3rd Q)

-1 on court | 0/1 (0%) FG | 0/0 3FG | 1/1 (100%) FT | 0 turnovers | 0 assists | -1 rebounding (even offensive)
0 forced turnovers | 1/1 (100%) Opp.-FG | 0/0 Opp.-3FG | 0/0 Opp.-FT

Lineup #10: Beno Udrih – Kevin Martin – Omri Casspi – Jon Brockman – Jason Thompson
7:10 (3rd Q) to 2:53 (3rd Q)

+5 on court | 3/5 (60%) FG | 0/0 3FG | 5/5 (100%) FT | 2 turnovers | 0 assists | +4 rebounding (even offensive)
0 forced turnovers | 2/7 (28.6%) Opp.-FG | 0/1 (0%) Opp.-3FG | 2/2 (100%) Opp.-FT

Lineup #11: Beno Udrih – Kevin Martin – Omri Casspi – Jon Brockman – Spencer Hawes
2:53 (3rd Q) to 17.1s (3rd Q)

-4 on court | 0/4 (0%) FG | 0/2 (0%) 3FG | 0/1 (0%) FT | 2 turnovers | 0 assists | +4 rebounding (+2 offensive)
0 forced turnovers | 1/4 (25%) Opp.-FG | 0/0 Opp.-3FG | 2/2 (100%) Opp.-FT

Lineup #12: Beno Udrih – Kevin Martin – Desmond Mason – Omri Casspi – Jon Brockman
17.1s (3rd Q) to End of 3rd Q

Even on court | 0/1 (0%) FG | 0/0 3FG | 0/1 (0%) FT | 0 turnovers | 0 assists | -1 rebounding (even offensive)
1 forced turnover | 0/0 Opp.-FG | 0/0 Opp.-3FG | 0/0 Opp.-FT

Lineup #13: Beno Udrih – Tyreke Evans – Donté Greene – Omri Casspi – Jason Thompson
Start of 4th Q to 9:27 (4th Q)

-4 on court | 1/2 (50%) FG | 0/0 3FG | 0/0 FT | 5 turnovers | 1 assist | +4 rebounding (+1 offensive)
0 forced turnovers | 2/5 (40%) Opp.-FG | 0/0 Opp.-3FG | 2/2 (100%) Opp.-FT

Lineup #14: Beno Udrih – Tyreke Evans – Desmond Mason – Omri Casspi – Jason Thompson
9:27 (4th Q) to 6:25 (4th Q)
3:53 (4th Q) to 2:56 (4th Q)

+4 on court | 4/7 (57.1%) FG | 1/1 (100%) 3FG | 1/2 (50%) FT | 1 turnover | 2 assists | +1 rebounding (+2 offensive)
4 forced turnovers | 3/5 (60%) Opp.-FG | 0/2 (0%) Opp.-3FG | 0/0 Opp.-FT

Lineup #17: Tyreke Evans – Kevin Martin – Desmond Mason – Omri Casspi – Jason Thompson
6:25 (4th Q) to 3:53 (4th Q)

+5 on court | 2/5 (40%) FG | 0/1 (0%) 3FG | 3/4 (75%) FT | 0 turnovers | 1 assist | -1 rebounding (even offensive)
2 forced turnovers | 1/3 (33.3%) Opp.-FG | 0/1 (0%) Opp.-3FG | 0/0 Opp.-FT

Lineup #18: Beno Udrih – Kevin Martin – Desmond Mason – Tyreke Evans – Jason Thompson
2:56 (4th Q) to 15s (4th Q)

-1 on court | 3/5 (60%) FG | 0/1 (0%) 3FG | 0/0 FT | 0 turnovers | 1 assist | -1 rebounding (even offensive)
1 forced turnover | 3/4 (75%) Opp.-FG | 1/1 (100%) Opp.-3FG | 0/0 Opp.-FT

Lineup #20: Beno Udrih – Desmond Mason – Donté Greene – Omri Casspi – Jon Brockamn
15s (4th Q) to End of Game

-1 on court | 0/0 FG | 0/0 3FG | 0/0 FT | 0 turnovers | 0 assists | even rebounding (even offensive)
0 forced turnovers | 0/0 Opp.-FG | 0/0 Opp.-3FG | 1/1 (100%) Opp.-FT

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