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
DENVER (AP) — Stephen Curry laced up his shoes before practice without so much as a soul around him.
As soon as the Golden State guard was ready to step onto the Pepsi Center floor, he was swarmed by a pack of reporters.
These days, Curry's never left open on the court.
The Denver Nuggets certainly don't plan on giving Curry much breathing room in Game 2 on Tuesday night. They know — like the whole league knows — just how dangerous Curry is with an open look at the rim. Read More
No one ever claimed sports are fair. You can condition yourself incessantly, micromanage your diet and spend hours in the film room, but when the injury bug bites, none of it matters. Read More
DENVER — All-Star forward David Lee of the Warriors is out for the season after injuring his hip during Golden State's 97-95 loss to Denver in Game 1 of their opening playoff series."Unfortunate, especially for a guy that's worked so hard and put himself in position and put us in the position that we're in today. ... But the task is still at hand so we move forward," coach Mark Jackson said.MRI results showed a torn right hip flexor. Read More
OAKLAND — One word was repeated by Warriors forward David Lee over and over on Thursday. When Stephen Curry used the same word in describing the team’s plan in their playoff series against the Denver Nuggets, which begins Saturday, it was clear the team knew how they want to approach what will be the first playoff game for most of them.
“We’re just going to go in there being aggressive,” Lee said. “The pressure stands on them that we’re the underdog, going to be aggressive on the road. That’s what we are going to do. We’re going to go out there and try to strike first.” Read More
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Stephen Curry couldn't wait to get his record out of the way.
Curry broke the NBA single-season mark for 3-pointers with 272 and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 99-88 on Wednesday in the regular season finale for both teams.
Curry surpassed Ray Allen's 3-point total of 269 set in 2005-06. Needing two for the record, Curry opened the game with two straight misses from beyond the arc, but hit his first midway through the first quarter before making the record-breaker with 6:49 to go in the second. Read More
OAKLAND — The crowd at Oracle Arena on Monday knew they were watching Stephen Curry knock on the door of the record books as he nailed seven 3-pointers on his way to a 35-point night in the Warriors’ win over the San Antonio Spurs.
His seventh 3 of the game — which gave the home team a 107-89 lead with 5 minutes left in the game — caused the crowd to begin chanting his name. Warriors fans knew the young point guard needed just one more to tie Ray Allen’s single-season record of 269 made 3s, set during the 2005-06 season. Read More
OAKLAND — The Warriors may have been playing a team without four of its best players, but when the San Antonio Spurs are involved, Golden State always seems to get everything it can handle.
It was no different in Monday’s 116-106 Warriors victory, the final home game of the regular season for Golden State. The game remained close until midway through the fourth quarter, when a furious Warriors rally finally pushed the lead to double digits with a Stephen Curry 3-pointer that made it 99-87. Read More