Golden State Warriors will hav...
For Warriors, cost of being gr...
Golden State Warriors with Cur...
Golden State Warriors Champion...
Nuggets 123, Warriors 118, OT...
Nuggets-Warriors, Box...
Prep basketball: Castro Valley...
Presented By: 2010-01-20...
Steward: Chabot 7-footer Kyle ...
Peterson: Warriors' Biedrins w...
Monta Ellis out 3+ months afte...
Web viewing of NBA games may s...
Three Euroleague teams to play...
How to determine schedule for ...
Warriors re-sign Monta Ellis...
Brand, Maggette could opt out
Brand, Maggette could opt out
Brand has surgury
Brand has surgury
where are you mike?
September 2017
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live
News » Golden State Warriors notebook: Center Andris Biedrins aggravates back injury

Golden State Warriors notebook: Center Andris Biedrins aggravates back injury

Golden State Warriors notebook: Center Andris Biedrins aggravates back injury SACRAMENTO It appears center Andris Biedrins is going to miss more time. He returned to the lineup Sunday, which probably wasn't a good idea.

He played 21 minutes, totaling two points and six rebounds, before leaving the game for good midway through the third quarter. He went to the locker room for treatment and never returned.

"He's not doing very well," coach Don Nelson said. "I probably shouldn't have even played him, but we wanted to have another big guy if we possibly could. He couldn't do very much when he was out there, and he has injured himself again. So that was a bad decision on my part."

Biedrins sat out Friday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers after tweaking his back in Wednesday's win over Memphis. Biedrins said before the game he had no problems during his pregame workout and started at center. But by the end of the game, he couldn't even carry his backpack without grimacing in pain.

When asked if he should rest his back, Biedrins' responded through a wince as he headed to the training room: "Now? Yeah."

Biedrins' regular backup, Ronny Turiaf (sprained left knee), did not play and hasn't practiced in days. It is doubtful he will be ready tonight. That leaves the Warriors with Mikki Moore and Anthony Randolph as the centers, and the only defense to Minnesota's Al Jefferson, a bruising 6-foot-10, 265-pound big man.

Nelson has said he doesn't want to start Randolph against opponents' starting center, so Moore is expected to start. But Sunday against Sacramento, Nelson gave Randolph the lion's share of the action at center.

Randolph played 22 minutes, finishing with 14 points and two rebounds. Moore had two points and a rebound in three minutes.

The showdown between two of the more heralded point guards in June's draft wound up a one-sided affair. The Kings' Tyreke Evans, who started at shooting guard because of an injury to Kevin Martin, was just shy of dominant. He finished with a game-high 23 points to go with eight rebounds and two steals.

"He's got Rookie of the Year locked in," Warriors swingman Stephen Jackson said.

Warriors rookie point guard Stephen Curry was hardly a factor. He finished with nine points, six assists and five turnovers in 31 minutes. He had a hard time defending Kings point guard Beno Udrih, who finished with 20 points and six assists. Udrih is hardly the standard for the kind of point guards Curry will have to defend.

Nelson said he's going to keep Curry in the starting lineup for the immediate future.

The Warriors were outscored 31-23 in the third quarter and the game was all but over entering the fourth again. In their four losses, the Warriors have been outscored 130-70 in the third quarter.

Play Basketball Hot Streak and win prizes!

Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website:
Added: November 10, 2009


Copyright ©, Inc. All rights reserved 2018.