MINNEAPOLIS — Jarrett Jack has been a rock-steady pro for eight years now, the kind of reliable performer contending teams crave.
Even though he is still coming off the bench for the Warriors, he’s found himself in more of a starring role lately, and he showed the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday that he is equally comfortable as the leader of a playoff-caliber unit.
Jack had 23 points and eight assists to rally the Warriors to a 100-99 victory over the Timberwolves. Read More
OAKLAND — Warriors general manager Bob Myers saved some money and created future financial flexibility for the franchise at the NBA’s trading deadline.
Parting ways with two young players came at another cost.
The Warriors traded forward Jeremy Tyler to the Atlanta Hawks and guard Charles Jenkins to the Philadelphia 76ers in separate salary-shedding deals Thursday to get under the league’s luxury tax. Golden State received cash and a protected second-round pick from Philadelphia and cash and future draft considerations from Atlanta. Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — Al Jefferson scored 24 points, Gordon Hayward added 17 in his return from a shoulder injury and the Utah Jazz defeated the Warriors 115-101 Tuesday night to extend Golden State’s losing streak to six games.
Seven Jazz players scored in double figures and Utah got 47 points from its reserves.
The Jazz made 10 of 21 3-pointers, including three by Randy Foye.
Stephen Curry led Golden State with 29 points, Jarrett Jack had 19 off the bench and David Lee contributed 18 on 9-of-13 shooting. Read More
The Warriors are hoping to emerge from the long All-Star break as a different team. Golden State will be attempting to snap a five-game losing streak when they visit the Utah Jazz today.
Golden State was one of the best stories of the first half as it ascended to the top half of the West and knocked off several contenders along the way. But the road has not been very kind recently and the Warriors have lost their last six games to teams that would be in the playoffs if the season ended today. Read More
OAKLAND — David Lee is a walking double-double. He leads the NBA in the statistical category this season with 33 in 52 games, and his career numbers are just shy of the mark at 14.7 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.
But Lee is often overlooked, accused of producing bloated stats on losing teams in New York and here in the Bay Area. Prior to this season, an anonymous scout in Sports Illustrated blasted him, saying he is “overrated” and “looking for his own numbers big-time.” Read More
At this point last year, the Warriors appeared to be stuck in no-man’s land. They had three quality players — Stephen Curry, David Lee and Monta Ellis — but were well on their way to missing the playoffs for the 17th time in 18 years. On top of that, they weren’t even bad enough to land one of the draft’s top three picks, where superstars such as LeBron James, Tim Duncan and Anthony Davis are usually selected. Read More
The last thing the Warriors need to see after a disastrous four-game road trip is the Houston Rockets. But the Rockets, who matched an NBA record with 23 3-pointers and put up 140 points on the Warriors in the opener of that road trip a week ago, will be at Golden State tonight. The Warriors went on to lose those four games by a total of 83 points and are enduring their longest slide of the season. Read More
OAKLAND — Adidas unveiled the latest innovation in NBA uniform design on Monday and it picked the perfect team to model its new digs. The Warriors will be the first NBA team to wear Addidas’ new short-sleeve uniform in action when they face the San Antonio Spurs in an ESPN game on Feb. 22. The stylish yellow and blue T-shirt-style of jersey is a departure from the traditional tank-top uniforms sported by basketball teams for decades.
“This is the right place to launch an innovation,” said Lawrence Norman, vice president of Adidas global basketball. Read More
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A fog-delayed arrival in Oklahoma City made Golden State's task tough enough.Then the Warriors made the mistake of getting on Kevin Martin's bad side.
Kevin Durant scored 25 points and Martin roared to life with 10 points during a fourth-quarter run that put away the Thunder's 119-98 win on Wednesday night. Read More
HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets tied an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 3-pointers in a 140-109 win over the Warriors on Tuesday night.
Jeremy Lin sank five 3-pointers, a career high, and Chandler Parsons and James Harden hit four apiece as the Rockets reached a season-high point total. They also tied an NBA record with 14 3-pointers in the first half and dished out a season-high 35 assists on 46 field goals overall. Read More