Baron Davis Climbs Andrei Kirilenko

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If you watch closely, you can see Andrei Kirilenko looking back at Baron Davis afterwards, as if to say, "You know, that really wasn't necessary." Even Adonal Foyle crinkled up his nose in a "Damn that was nasty," kind of a way. When Adonal Foyle acknowledges the nastiness, you know things just got nasty.

And that's pretty much the way things went for the Warriors last night. The threes were falling, their rebound deficit was much more manageable, the Jazz were hamstrung by guard foul trouble, and a couple minutes into the second quarter, things had been pretty much decided. Baron Davis had 32, Jason Richardson had 25, and Stephen Jackson only had 8, but you can't discount the value of Baron Davis having his shoulders kept dirt-free.


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