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
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