Beaubois is an intriguing player. His out of body scoring streak invoked memories of diminutive Brandon Jennings putting up 55 on the Warriors in November. Both Beaubois and Jennings appear to be point guards, but that is a misnomer. Just because a player is the smallest on the court and likes to handle the ball, doesn't make them a point. Both Beaubois and Jennings look to score, and realistically, are undersized shooting guards. Monta Ellis fits that category, and Allen Iverson is the grandfather of the undersized two guard scoring machine.
If Beaubois can duplicate half of his production he achieved against the W's last night, the Mavs are the team to beat...right? No, it's still the Lakers, but with the Lakers Achilles heal being point guard play, Beaubois will have the chance to create a mismatch. The Lakers could counter by letting Beaubois do damage and hope that takes touches away from Nowitski, Butler, Terry, and Marion...We'll get to that next month.
Notes: No Monta Ellis tonight against the Clippers as the Warriors travel down to the arena where the Lakers play. Ellis will try to recover from a flu virus that has been nagging him this past week. The Warriors trounced the Clipps in February without Ellis and it was about the same time Curry took his game to the next level.