On the Warriors, who started 1--6 while 6'8" Stephen Jackson (right) served a suspension but then won seven of eight (with Jackson averaging 21.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists) upon his return:
"I don't think anyone could have anticipated that Stephen Jackson would have had this kind of impact, but they are playing free and easy again and look exactly like the team that ran through the league at the end of last year. Jackson is playing aggressively and shooting the ball well, and he can defend multiple positions. But the real impact he has had has been on Baron Davis—the two look completely in sync. When Jackson was out, Baron was trying to do everything on his own."