At long last, the Warriors have an All-Star.
Forward David Lee became the franchise’s first All-Star since Latrell Sprewell in 1997 as the NBA unveiled the reserves for the Feb. 17 game in Houston.
Lee, 29, is averaging 19.6 points and 10.8 rebounds per game and has been instrumental in Golden State’s surprising 26-15 record this season. Read More
Stephen Curry took some good-natured ribbing from his Warriors teammates following an impromptu celebration near the bench late in fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Few teams have caused more problems this season for the Pacific Division leaders than the Warriors, and Curry has been a major reason why.
Curry made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and Golden State rallied from seven points down in the final 11 minutes to beat the Clippers 106-99 on Monday. Read More
One would think playing the defending NBA champions on the road would be a tougher task than playing them in your own gym.
The Warriors, however, are on a different sort of streak now than when they went into Miami on Dec. 12. Golden State had won the first four games of a lengthy road trip and beat the Heat 97-95 on a last-minute score by Draymond Green.
Now, Golden State has lost three of its past four during a tough January schedule that includes nine games against likely playoff teams. They welcome the Heat to Oracle Arena tonight. Read More
When he worked as a broadcaster, Mark Jackson was adamant that David Lee didn’t deserve to be an All-Star with the New York Knicks in 2010. No matter how eye-popping Lee’s statistics looked, Jackson said, the power forward played on a bad Knicks team.
Now Jackson is coaching Lee on the Warriors, and he has changed his tune — but not his reasoning. The Warriors are winning, he said, and Lee has been a big reason why.
“So I’ve got to be one of the guys now that he’s on a good team putting up numbers,” Jackson said, “shouting to everybody that he deserves it.” Read More
Wilson Chandler returned after a two-month absence due to hip problems with a strong effort on both sides of the ball for the Denver Nuggets.
Chandler scored 14 points in 21 minutes, tops among Denver’s reserves, and had two steals to key a big fourth-quarter run as the Nuggets rallied past the Warriors 116-105 Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight win. Read More
Oh, how things can change so quickly in the NBA. A week ago, the Warriors were riding high after routing the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers.
Just days later, the Clippers returned the favor in a 115-89 throttling, sending Golden State to its worst loss of the campaign.
The Warriors haven’t lost back-to-back games all season and attempt to avoid a second straight loss when they host the Memphis Grizzlies today. Read More
More than a third of the season has passed, and the Warriors have emerged as the most surprising story in the NBA. They have compiled a 21-10 record, shown the ability to win on the road and dramatically improved defensively.
The secret is out. The Warriors are for real.
At this point, there is enough of a sample size to say anything less than a playoff spot would be a disappointment. Golden State has started off seasons with promise before, so skepticism is expected. One playoff berth since 1994 has a way of making doubting as natural as blinking. Read More
Since Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin captivated the Bay Area in the “Run TMC” days of the early 1990s, the Warriors have been known for scoring a lot of points and giving up even more.
In Mark Jackson’s second season as coach, the Warriors finally have started to change their focus. Golden State (21-10) is off to its best start in more than 20 years entering tonight’s home game against the Los Angeles Clippers, a surprising turnaround that has been propelled largely by defense. Read More
The Warriors have earned themselves a place among the Western Conference elite based on their offense, particularly David Lee and Stephen Curry. Improving their defense could determine how far they go this spring.
The Warriors will be looking to hold their second straight opponent under 90 points when they host the Philadelphia 76ers today. The 76ers snapped a six-game road losing streak at Memphis on Wednesday. Read More
The Golden State Warriors knew they had let one slip away days before Christmas against the Los Angeles Lakers.
This time, Stephen Curry made sure history wouldn't repeat against another Western Conference opponent.
He scored Golden State's first 11 points, then hit 2 of 3 shots in the fourth quarter, including his fourth 3-pointer, to lead the Warriors over the Utah Jazz 94-83 on Wednesday night. Read More