In the middle of the ESPN Portland Trailblazers versus Golden State Warriors broadcast at the juncture where Warriors rookie got the ball on the left block, ESPN color commentator Fran Fraschilla called Ekpe Udoh a “no mistakes” kind of player.
Fraschilla had a lot of nice things to say about Udoh, even as Udoh bricked the shot (not a bad though). On the opposite end, Udoh was the only Warriors athletic enough to bat an alley-oop away from the dunk happy Blazers. Udoh, defensively, has provided the only protection in the paint with two nice blocks within the same Blazers possession.
Monta Ellis looks like he is on his way to another 40+ point outing with 18 points already. David Lee is finally getting his long range stroke back, netting 3 jumpers from 20 feet out so far this game. Can the Warriors finally start getting more offensive consistency and more contributions from people not named Monta Ellis?
Other shocking stat? 5-6 on freethrows and 5-10 from 3 point land.
The Blazers lead the Warriors 49-46.