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Golden State Warriors Drop Home Opener, Lose Brandon Rush

November 3rd, 2012 at 2:55 PM
By Corbin Keith

The Golden State Warriors kicked off their homecourt opener last night as the hosted the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies are a perennial playoff team and proved it last night, winning 104-94.

This game seemed to be almost the complete opposite of the Warriors season opener Wednesday against the Suns. Stephen Curry had a nice bounce back game as he shot 6-10 from three and finished with a game high 26 points. David Lee also had a much nicer game, chipping in with 16 points and seven rebounds. Center Andrew Bogut played in limited minutes once again as he is getting weaned back into starting lineup minutes, and his lack of presence was felt against this big Memphis Grizzlies front court. 

The bench was once again led by newcomer Carl Landry as he finished with 20 points. Aside from Landry, there was not much bench production as had been in the previous game. The main reason for this lack of production was because of guard Brandon Rush going down with a knee injury early in the game. Reports have just came in that Rush tore his ACL which will sideline him for the remainder of the season. This is a crushing blow to this Warriors squad, but luckily the Warriors bench depth should fill the whole Rush will leave.

The Warriors travel to Los Angeles tonight for a matchup with the Clippers. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 EST/7:30 PST

Tags: Basketball, Brandon Rush, Carl Landry, Golden State, Golden State Warriors, NBA, Stephen Curry

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