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Surprising Warriors Staggering at Break

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Mark Jackson is the Warriors' chief cheery optimist, Andrew Bogut is the snarling catalyst, and the Warriors very much need them both at their loudest and strongest.

Things won't work out quite right if only one powerful personality dominates over the final 30 games of this most crucial season for the franchise.

The Warriors need both Jackson and Bogut at their best -- the bright smile and the bold bark -- if they are going to hold this season together.

First, let's note that Jackson's hardy encouragement and work with some shellshocked players helped create the great chemistry that pushed this team to such an unexpectedly successful early run.

Mark Jackson is the Warriors' chief cheery optimist, Andrew Bogut is the snarling catalyst, and the...

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