Maggette puts his struggles behind him

The terrible night for Corey Maggette is behind him.

No question, the offensive struggles are behind him. After missing his first 15 shots in Tuesday's loss at Sacramento and finishing 3-for-22 from the field, Maggette made his first three shots Wednesday against the New Orleans Hornets.

But what about his anger with the Warriors bench, namely coach Don Nelson?

In the fourth quarter, after picking up a technical foul with 16.2 seconds left (and the Warriors down four), Maggette screamed at Nelson to back him up with the officials because the Kings had been fouling him all game.

Swingman Stephen Jackson, now with Charlotte, screamed at Nelson and the coaches during an exhibition game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Jackson said he didn't feel supported after he picked up five fouls in the first quarter during a competitive faceoff with Kobe Bryant.

Not one of the coaches responded to the rant by Maggette, who was visibly upset after the game.

"He was just off a very tough game," Nelson said before Wednesday's game. "So he was a little upset. He'll get over it. He was having a tough night. Last thing we needed was a technical at that time, especially two technicals."


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Maggette wasn't available to the media before Wednesday's game. He declined to talk to the media after Tuesday's game. A few of his teammates said Maggette has moved on. "That's the beauty of the NBA," rookie guard Stephen Curry said. "You can turn right around and play. He was upbeat. If you saw his face, you wouldn't have known about (Tuesday)."

  • The league announced that Curry was voted by the assistant coaches to participate in the Rookie Challenge, which pits notable rookies against second-year players on Friday night of All-Star weekend.

  • The Warriors signed NBA Development League call-up Anthony Tolliver to another 10-day contract. It's his second and final such contract. If the Warriors want to keep him after Feb. 5, they have to sign him for the remainder of the season. That gives Tolliver five more games to make his case. But before they decide on Tolliver, the Warriors will have to decide on swingman Cartier Martin, whose second 10-day contract expires on Saturday. The Warriors already have 15 guaranteed contracts, the maximum allowed. In order to keep another player for the rest of the year, they have to clear up a roster spot.

    — Marcus Thompson II