After posting the last entry I sat down to watch the last quarter of the Warriors’ last game of the season in peace. I did not realize it at the time, but after a year full of injuries and replacements and more injuries, the W’s were essentially playing with 5 guys. They had started the game with 8, but Anthony Morrow and Ronny Turiaf had already declared their seasons over and were only there because you are required to have 8 players in uniform. Chris Hunter sustained a knee injury early in the game, leaving Coach Don Nelson with no choice but to keep the 5 remaining ambulatory blueshirts in the rest of the way.
Then, about halfway through the 4th quarter, one of the stranger series of events I’ve ever seen in a basketball game began to unfold. It went something like this: