There is one element the experts ignored in analyzing the second-round playoff series between the San Antonio Spurs and Warriors: The Spurs are an old team on probably their last run with Tim Duncan and the Warriors are a young, improving team. Read More
The confident aura the Warriors are giving off right now might be the only thing brighter than those yellow shirts every home fan is expected to be wearing again for Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs tonight at ear-piercing Oracle Arena.
Maybe for good reason, too.
The Warriors have outshot, outrebounded and outhustled the Spurs through the first two games of their Western Conference semifinal. And if not for an unprecedented collapse in Game 1, Golden State would be returning to the Bay Area with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series instead of being tied. Read More
Klay Thompson scored 34 points, Stephen Curry added 22 and the Golden State Warriors withstood another furious rally by the San Antonio Spurs for a 100-91 victory Wednesday night to even their series at one game apiece and snap a 30-game skid in the Alamo City.
Thompson, who scored 29 points in the first half, added 14 rebounds for Golden State, which had not won in San Antonio since Feb. 14, 1997. Harrison Barnes had 13 points, Carl Landry added 10 and Andrew Bogut had six points and 11 rebounds. Read More
Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Warriors and San Antonio Spurs had everything from drama to insanity to disaster. Once the dust settled, the question some were bandying about was whether the Warriors could bounce back after letting such a huge chance slip through their fingers.
But let’s hold off on the sky-is-falling rhetoric for just a second. Read More
Even a day later, the San Antonio Spurs still found it difficult to explain how they won the opener of their second-round series against the Warriors.
The Spurs overcame Stephen Curry’s 44 points and became the first team in postseason history to rally from a 16-point deficit with 4 minutes remaining and earned a 129-127 victory in double overtime on Monday.
Game 2 is Wednesday night in San Antonio. Read More
Manu Ginobili's 3-pointer from the wing with 1.2 seconds left in double overtime lifted the San Antonio Spurs to a thrilling 129-127 victory over the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry's 44 points in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals Monday night.
The Spurs trailed by 16 points with 4 minutes left in regulation before going on an 18-2 run to close the fourth quarter and force overtime. Read More
We’ve seen this play before: the Warriors shock the world with an emotional first-round upset, the future looks bright and then the team spirals back into the basement quicker than a Run TMC fastbreak.
Is there any reason to think the plot will take a different turn this time around? Read More
In March of last year, during a ceremony honoring former Warrior Chris Mullin, team owner Joe Lacob was booed loudly by a crowd dissatisfied with the trade that sent fan-favorite Monta Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks for Andrew Bogut, who at the time was sidelined with an injury that kept him out of the remainder of that season. Read More
The Warriors got a surprising cameo from David Lee and another big second half from Stephen Curry as the Warriors rallied to beat the Denver Nuggets 92-88 Thursday to win their first-round playoff series 4-2.
Lee was on the court for less than two minutes of game time in the first quarter, and Denver had its way early in the game, grabbing six offensive rebounds in the first quarter alone and running out to an 11-point lead midway through the second quarter. Read More
The NBA fined coach Mark Jackson $25,000 on Thursday for attempting to “influence officiating” prior to the Warriors’ Game 6 showdown with the Denver Nuggets.
Jackson accused the Nuggets of playing “dirty” and suggested that they’d put a hit on point guard Stephen Curry in his postgame press conference following the Warriors Game 5 loss in Denver. The Warriors coach denied that he was trying to influence the referees with his comments. Read More