The crowd at Oracle Arena helped push the Warriors into the NBA playoffs, but will the energy be as high if the team moves to The City?
Despite their struggles over the years, the Warriors are one of only seven teams that has averaged more than 18,000 fans a game for eight straight years. As legislation for a waterfront arena at piers 30-32 navigates its way through city and state government, fans attending Game 6 of the Warriors series with the Denver Nuggets expressed mixed feeling about the prospects of a cross-bay move. Read More
Kicks in the ankles. Forearms to the throat. Elbows at the head. Illegal screens. Hard shoves. Bloody lips. Puffy eyes. Body bruises. Some even done by “hit men.”
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl thought the reaction to his team’s Game 5 win over the Warriors sounded like a “different movie than I’m watching.” Golden State’s Mark Jackson defended his accusations of dirty play Wednesday, and players on both sides practically promised more physicality.
“I think it’s just getting started,” Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried said. Read More
Are you up for a game of word association with a Bay Area sports theme?
Bill Walsh? Genius.
Cal football? The Play (Chicago Cubs also works here).
Barry Zito? Redemption.
Tim Lincecum? F*** Yeah!
You could go a few different ways with this one, depending on your age. Older fans will probably think about Rick Barry and the 1975 championship season, others might flash to the team’s iconic The City logo. For me, the Warriors are synonymous with points, points and more points. Read More
In each game since Warriors forward David Lee was sidelined with a hip injury sustained in the team’s first playoff game, coach Mark Jackson has announced a lineup with the expected substitution: Carl Landry starting at power forward.
But instead of Landry taking the court with the starters, it has been Jarrett Jack starting at point guard, with the rest of the starters shifting positions for the opening minutes of each contest. Read More
OAKLAND — Are the Warriors actually a better team without their first All-Star since 1997 on the floor?
The team is 3-0 since David Lee tore his right hip flexor and the question is being asked on sports radio, in the press room and over cocktails throughout the Bay Area. Read More
OAKLAND — Stephen Curry told television reporters before Sunday’s playoff game against the Denver Nuggets that the ankle he twisted in Game 2 of the series didn’t feel good at all.
By the end of the third quarter of the Warriors’ 115-101 win, it must have been difficult for anyone watching to believe him.
After attempting only three shots in the first half, the young guard scored 22 of his 31 points in the third quarter, powering a Warriors rally that quieted the Nuggets and helped give Golden State a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference first-round series. Read More
Mark Jackson knows a thing or two about playoff basketball. He played in 131 postseason games during his 17-year pro career and sat courtside for the NBA Finals five times as a lead analyst on the national broadcasts.
But as the Warriors square off with the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, Jackson is getting his first taste from the coach’s chair and he said it’s a rewarding experience. Read More
The Warriors came out of Denver with their first-round playoff series with the Nuggets tied 1-1, but not without paying a price.
They recovered after losing All-Star forward David Lee for the remainder of the postseason with a torn hip flexor, but point guard Stephen Curry, burdened with carrying the offense in Lee’s absence, turned his ankle during the second half of the Warriors’ 131-117 win on Tuesday. Read More
OAKLAND — Sleep deprived but back in the Bay Area, the Golden State Warriors returned to work Wednesday calm and confident that their Mile High City masterpiece will be no fluke.The Warriors wrestled away home-court advantage with a 131-117 domination of Denver on Tuesday night, evening the best-of-seven series at a game apiece. They shot nearly 65 percent, made 14 of 25 3-point attempts and had four players score at least 20 points in one of the most efficient performances in NBA playoff history. Read More
DENVER (AP) — Stephen Curry had 30 points and 13 assists and the Golden State Warriors handed the Denver Nuggets their first loss at home in more than three months, a 131-117 stunner Tuesday night that evened their playoff series at a game each.
Jarrett Jack added 26 points, Harrison Barnes 24 and Klay Thompson 21 as the sixth-seeded Warriors wrested homecourt advantage from the NBA's best home team in the series that shifts to Oakland for Game 3 Friday night. Read More