I knew where I was going before (I took the shot). Right when the whistle blew, I knew that it was going to be a goal. I got the ball, put it down as fast as I could and I heard commotion going on all around. I just stayed focused and new where I was going. The goalie got straight, but I put enough on it to slip it by.
Warriors point guard Derek Fisher noticed it way back in the preseason. It seemed like every time he jabbed his arm out to hand-check an opposing dribbler on the perimeter, he heard a whistle. More scoring. That's what the league wants, ... Calling those fouls up front leads to more penetration, maybe more free throws. It's one way to get more points on the scoreboard.
That's the thing about Grant, he's a high-energy guy, ahigh-motor guy, and I know that going in. I'm just going to have to stay on him the whole game. He's hard-nosed. He's going to go till the whistle. That's the key thing with Grant. He's a big effort guy, and you just have to stay on him. You can't let up on him at all.