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If 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.
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Maybe the Warriors are a good 3-point shooting team. Maybe they're not. Judging by their last two games, they'll keep shooting until they know for sure.

One game after attempting an NBA season-high 35 long-distance shots, Golden State launched another 28 3s against New Jersey. The Warriors continued their trend of "Living by the 3, dying by the 3" in escaping with -- appropriately enough -- a three-point victory, 100-97 over the Nets on Monday night.

Seventeen of the Warriors' 35 first-half field-goal attempts came from beyond the arc. They converted seven -- the same number they made in Sunday's loss to the Clippers -- and shot nearly 43 percent for the game.

The 3s came from straightaway, from the baseline and everywhere in between against New Jersey. But none was more dramatic than Jason Richardson's with 1:58 to play. With the Nets attempting a late rally, Richardson sank a 25-footer to give Golden State a 98-92 lead and a little breathing room.
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That's all [strike]horses**t[/strike].

J-Rich has worked his [strike]a**[/strike] off and now has, arguably, the best stroke on the team. Muprhy is a natural shooter. Baron is a mass scorer. For one of those guys to be on a team and take 5-9 3-point attempts a game, I can see. For all 3 to do it, not to mention Dunleavy's charming in a 1/5 or 0/4, Fisher w/ his hand full...it's fool's gold, even if you hit your shots.

It's as if Mullin's been talking to Billy Beane and trying to adopt an analogous "Patience and Power" style to fit the players he has. Could get you some regular season wins, and for a team that hasn't seen the playoffs in a dozen years, that's great at first. It will NOT bring us any long term success, though. Considering that we actually have talent on the team, I don't know why we're accepting this style of play.

What's MM gotta say about it?

Sorry dre, no masked cursing --Halfbreed
 
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