The craziest thing about Sunday night’s Celtics/Knicks game, other that Amar’e Stoudemire dunk where he went around Kevin Garnett and over Jermaine O’Neal so fast that as the ball went through the net it looked as if the feed from TNT skipped a frame or two, was that Ronny Turiaf was playing crunchtime minutes in the playoffs against the Boston Celtics on the road. Not only that, he was playing extremely well (okay, except for that layup he botched, but Ronny’s known for feisty defense, surprising blocks and tipped rebounds to teammates, not his touch around the basket).
Such is life for the Golden State Warriors, who ended their season in a slightly cheerier, but still playoff-free, fashion. Life for Turiaf, who was traded with Anthony Randolph and Kelenna Azubuike for David Lee, means starting for the Knicks at the position Larry Riley says is his top target for an upgrade this off-season (no word on if Andris Biedrins was following the Warriors latest press conference from Latvia).
For a reason why Warriors fans have a reason to be optimistic even with so many former players still in action, along with the rest of the Bay Area Sports Week In Review, click here to read more.