http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/dailydime?page=dailydime-051121If you hear a mysterious crash outside your window, don't worry. It's probably just the Golden State Warriors, taking -- and missing -- another 3-point attempt.
Bereft of an inside presence and apparently feeling no pressure from the coaching staff, the Warriors launched 35 shots from beyond the arc, making all of seven. The Los Angeles Clippers, taking 35 free throws instead, rolled to an easy 113-101 win to bolster their lead in the Pacific Division and maintain a tie with the San Antonio Spurs atop the Western Conference.
The Warriors' greater collective confidence is one reason they're a better team this season, but there's a fine line between believing in yourself and overestimating your abilities. The Warriors didn't just cross that line in L.A., they did the rhumba on it and kept going.
Twenty-eight missed 3-pointers! And these weren't on-line, in-and-out, spin-around-the-rim misses. These were clanks and clunks and no-hopers. The team record for 3-point attempts is 39, including 27 misses in a 103-90 win over the Wizards on March 4, 2005.