5-20-15: On Tuesday night the NBA kicked off their Conference Finals rounds of the playoffs with the Houston Rockets traveling to Golden State to take on the Golden State Warriors in Game One. Golden State came into the series as the #1 overall seed in the NBA and fresh off a six game victory over the Memphis Grizzlies leaving many to wonder if Golden State was not as invincible as everyone thought heading into the playoffs. The Warriors did not do much to quell those questions in the first quarter as the team may have been suffering from a little rust from their long layoff falling down by seven points early to Houston before Stephen Curry woke up. Curry led all scorers in the contest with 34 points as he led Golden State all the way back to a three point lead at halftime and a five point lead entering the fourth quarter at home. James Harden attempted to lead his team back but his 28 point night was not enough as Golden State survived to win the contest 110-106 to take a 1-0 series lead in the best of seven.
5-18-15: On Friday night Stephen Curry looked to put his Golden State Warriors team on his back one more time this series in hopes of advancing to the Western Conference Finals. Early on in the contest you could tell that Curry was going to have a good night as he knocked down not only the tough shots but his wide open shots and three point shots as well. Curry led Golden State to a 32 point first quarter and a nine point halftime lead before Memphis knew what hit them. In the second half Curry continued his three point shooting barrage and the Warriors continued their offensive barrage all the way to an easy 108-95 victory over the Grizzlies. With the victory the Warriors won their best of seven series 4-2 and will await the winner of the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers Game 7 contest. Curry finished with 32 points in the series clinching contest including eight three point shots while Klay Thompson added 20 points in the victory for Golden State.
5-15-15: On Wednesday night the Warriors were back at home in front of their home crowd in Golden State looking to come all the way back in the series to take a commanding 3-2 lead. Golden State looked like they had a fight on their hands early on as Memphis and Marc Gasol matched Klay Thompson shot for shot in the first quarter before the Warriors defense took over the contest. The Warriors were able to survive an off night of shooting from the NBA’s MVP Stephen Curry due to the fact that the defense allowed just 78 points total to Memphis in a 98-78 victory for the Golden State. Thompson led all scorers in the contest with 21 points as Golden State took a 3-2 lead in the best of seven series and will look to close the series out on Friday night.
5-12-15: On Monday night the Golden State Warriors played more like the team that led the league in scoring, had the league’s MVP in Stephen Curry and more like the team that had the best overall record in the NBA this season and less like the team that has struggled to put points on the scoreboard against the Grizzlies. Curry had his best game of the series in this contest leading all scorers with 33 points and five assists as the Warriors outscored Memphis in each of the first three quarters en route to a 101-84 rout of the Grizzlies on the road. Marc Gasol scored 19 points for Memphis but it was not nearly enough to keep the Warriors from tying up the series at 2-2.
5-11-15: On Saturday night the Warriors continued to struggle scoring points against the Grizzlies defense despite being the highest scoring offense in all of the NBA during the regular season. Golden State shot 43% from the court as a team but only in 74 shooting opportunities due to the Grizzlies rebounding superiority. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson once again led the charge for Golden State combining for 43 points in the contest but the team as a whole went cold from beyond the arc essentially shooting themselves in the foot late. Golden State managed to hit just six of 26 shooting from three point land including Curry going 2-10 in a tough 99-89 loss to the Grizzlies. With the loss the Warriors find themselves searching for answers and a way out of this 2-1 series deficit in the best of seven series.
5-6-15: On Tuesday night Stephen Curry played his first game since officially being named the NBA’s League MVP for the 2014/2015 season and may have suffered from a post-MVP hangover in the contest. Curry and the usually high powered Golden State offense was stagnant for much of the night with Curry managing just 19 points and six assists while Klay Thompson was almost non-existent in a 97-90 loss to the Grizzlies. Memphis used the return of Mike Conley and a strong defense to hold down the Warriors and steal home court advantage away from Golden State while evening up the best of seven series at 1-1.
5-4-15: On Sunday night the Golden State Warriors learned that one of their own had won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award in Stephen Curry after a spectacular 2014/2015 regular season. Curry has not slowed down in the playoffs either after his team swept away the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round and looked to stay undefeated while protecting their home court against the Grizzlies on this night. Protect their home court they did as the Warriors came out leaving little doubt that there would be no rust after the long layoff between series when the team scored 32 points in the opening quarter and 61 before the halftime buzzer sounded. Golden State continued to extend their lead in the second half behind Curry’s 22 points and seven assist performance as the Warriors were able to easily cruise past the Grizzlies and win the game by the final score of 101-86. Golden State leads the best of seven series 1-0.
4-27-15: The Golden State Warriors clinched home court advantage through the entire Western Conference playoffs after posting a 67-15 record in the regular season. The Warriors clinched the #1 seed by winning their division and will play host to the #8 seeded New Orleans Pelicans after they went 45-37 this season. These two teams played four times during the regular season with Golden State taking three games to the Pelicans one game which cannot excite New Orleans heading into this series. Game One was played on Saturday afternoon in Golden State as each team took their first steps towards an NBA Championship. This game looked to be a laugher early as the Warriors took a 15 point lead after the first quarter alone and had their home crowd and all the momentum behind them. Golden State lengthened their lead in the second quarter and grinded to an 18 point lead entering the fourth quarter behind Stephen Curry’s 34 point performance. Anthony Davis did his best to lead a fourth quarter comeback that saw the Pelicans score 33 points and outscore the Warriors by 11 but despite Davis’ 35 point effort to lead all scorers it was not enough to take down the #1 overall seeded Golden State Warriors. The Warriors lead the best of seven series 1-0. Game Two of the series between the Pelicans and the Warriors was played on Monday night in Golden State with New Orleans looking to even the series at 1-1. The Pelicans game plan was that of every team in the history of the NBA and that was to split the first two games on the road to steal home court advantage away from Golden State. New Orleans came out looking to execute that plan early and took an 11 point lead after the first quarter before waking the sleeping giant that was Klay Thompson. Thompson led Stephen Curry and others to an explosive 38 point second quarter to erase the early deficit and then some. The Pelicans would not go quietly though as Anthony Davis and his 26 point effort tied the contest up setting up an exciting fourth quarter for the fans of both teams. Golden State really settled down in the final quarter with a tough defense that ultimately propelled the team to a 97-87 victory over the Pelicans. Golden State leads the best of seven series 2-0. On Thursday night the Warriors traveled to New Orleans as the Pelicans played host to Golden State in Game Three of their potential seven game series. On Wednesday night the Warriors looked to take a strangle hold on their series with the Pelicans and go up 3-0 while New Orleans looked to put on a show for their home crowd. The Pelicans had a plan seemingly and put it to work early taking an 11 point lead at halftime and a big 20 point lead into the fourth quarter before someone reminded Stephen Curry that a ball game was going on. Curry and Klay Thompson led the Warriors all the way back into the contest as Golden State completely erased the deficit when Curry hit an amazing buzzer beating three point shot to force the overtime. In the overtime Anthony Davis put his Pelicans team on his back but it was not enough to stop the re-energized Warriors as Golden State went on to win the contest by the final score of 123-119 in overtime. With the victory Golden State leads the best of seven series 3-0. Get your tickets for next week as the team looks to finish off the Pelicans and enter the second round of the NBA playoffs.
4-4-15: The Golden State Warriors are one step closer to the Western Conference playoffs after another strong week last week in the NBA. With another strong week last week the team found themselves with a 58-13 record that left them with the #1 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs if the season ended today. If the playoffs started today the team would face off against the #8 seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round. The Warriors started this week by making the trip out to Memphis to face off with Marc Gasol and the rest of the Memphis Grizzlies. During the game the Warriors sent a message to the rest of the Western Conference with a convincing victory over a great team 107-84 over the Memphis Grizzlies. The leading scorer in the contest was Stephen Curry who had 38 points for the Warriors while Klay Thompson added 28 in Golden State’s eight straight win. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the Grizzlies was led by 16 points each from Mike Conley and Jeff Green but it was not enough in the loss for Memphis. The Warriors were back out on the court the very next night in Milwaukee when the team faced off against the Milwaukee Bucks. During the game the Bucks defense was no match for the best team in the NBA when the Golden State Warriors took down Milwaukee by the final score of 108-95. The leading scorer in the contest was Stephen Curry who had 25 points while Klay Thompson added 21 points for the ninth straight victory for Golden State. Meanwhile the Bucks scoring attack was led by 14 points from Khris Middleton while Jared Dudley added 13 points but it was not enough in the loss for Milwaukee. For the Warriors next contest the team made the trip out to Los Angeles to face off with Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers. During the game the Warriors overcame a meager 18 point first quarter to come from behind and edge the Clippers by the final score of 110-106. The leading scorer in the contest was Blake Griffin who had 40 points in easily his best game since returning from surgery but it was not enough in the loss for Los Angeles. Meanwhile Stephen Curry led the Golden State comeback effort with 27 points as the Warriors won the game with an exciting fourth quarter. For the final game of the week for the Golden State Warriors the team stayed at home to play host to Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns. During the game the Warriors took a comfortable six point lead with them into the final quarter against the Suns before Phoenix threatened to snatch the game away in the fourth quarter. The final quarter became a bit of a shootout where the two teams combined for 65 points but the Warriors were still able to survive with some clutch defense and went on to win the game 107-106 behind 28 points from Stephen Curry. Eric Bledsoe led the comeback charge for Phoenix with 18 points and 11 assists but it fell just short in the loss for the Suns. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 62-13.
3-31-15: The Golden State Warriors come into the new week of the NBA season still sporting the NBA’s best record at 54-13. If the season ended today the Warriors would have the top seed in the Western Conference and would play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the playoffs. The Warriors started this week by staying at home in Golden State to play host to the New Orleans Pelicans. During the game the Pelicans attempted to hold on to the 8th seed in the Western Conference playoffs but they could not stop the 1st seed in the West in a 112-96 loss to the Golden State Warriors. The leading scorer in the contest was Harrison Barnes who had 22 points for Golden State while Stephen Curry added 16 points in the victory for the Warriors. Meanwhile the Pelicans scoring attack was led by Norris Cole who had 16 points while both Quincy Pondexter and Alexis Ajinca added 15 points each but it was not enough in the loss for New Orleans. The Warriors were back out on the court the very next night at home in Golden State when the team played host to the Utah Jazz. During the game Golden State did not have their best shooting contest especially in the first and final quarters of the game but it was enough to defeat the Jazz by the final score of 106-91. The leading scorer in the contest was Stephen Curry who had 24 points for the Warriors while Leandro Barbosa added 19 points in the victory for the Warriors. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the Jazz was led by 21 points from Derrick Favors while Trey Burke added 20 points but it was not enough in the loss for Utah. For the Warriors next contest the team made the trip back home to Golden State to face off with John Wall and the Washington Wizards. During the game the Warriors completely picked apart the Wizards both offensively and defensively in a 107-76 rout for Golden State. The Warriors held the Wizards to just eight points in the third quarter and their leading scorer, Bradley Beal, to just 12 points on the night in the loss for Washington. Meanwhile Stephen Curry led the way for Golden State with 24 points and six assists while Andrew Bogut added 12 rebounds in the victory for the Warriors. For the next Golden State contest the Warriors made the trip out to the Moda Center in Portland to take on the Portland Trail Blazers. During the game the Golden State Warriors clinched the Pacific Division in the Western Conference with a convincing 122-108 victory over Portland. The leading scorer in the contest was Stephen Curry who had 33 points and 10 assists for the Warriors while Andrew Bogut grabbed 16 rebounds in the victory. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the Blazers was led by Damian Lillard’s 29 points and five assists but it was not enough in the loss for Portland. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 58-13. Get your tickets for next week as the team plays a trio of road games against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Clippers before finishing back at home in Golden State playing host to the Phoenix Suns.
3-24-15: The Golden State Warriors have their eyes on a playoff spot after another strong week last week. With that strong week and a strong second half the Warriors are racing towards the playoffs with a 51-12 record. The Warriors started this week by making the trip out to Denver to face off with Ty Lawson and the Denver Nuggets. During the contest the Nuggets eclipsed the 30 point mark twice in the game while Golden State didn’t in an eventual 114-103 victory for Denver. The leading scorer in the contest was Kenneth Faried who had 24 points while Danilo Galinari also added 24 points in the victory for the Nuggets. Meanwhile the leading scorer for the Warriors was Justin Holiday who scored 23 points while both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson took the night off in the loss for Golden State. The Warriors hoped for better results in their next contest when the team stayed home in Golden State to play host to the New York Knicks. During the contest the Knicks defense was no match for the high scoring output of the Golden State Warriors in a 125-94 loss for New York. The leading scorer in the contest was Klay Thompson who had 27 points for Golden State while Stephen Curry had 25 points in the victory for the Warriors. Meanwhile the Knicks scoring attack was led by Andrea Bargnani who had 18 points while Alexey Shved had 14 points but it was not enough in the loss for New York. For the Warriors next contest the team stayed at home in Golden State to play host to Jeremy Lin and the Los Angeles Lakers. During the game the Lakers gave Golden State all they could handle on both sides of the basketball but the Warriors were able to still survive and edge Los Angeles by the final score of 108-105. The leading scorer in the contest was Klay Thompson who had 26 points for Golden State with the help of nine assists from Stephen Curry in the victory. Meanwhile in the loss the Lakers scoring attack was led by 17 points from Ellington and 12 rebounds and five assists from Jordan Hill. For the Warriors next contest the team stayed home in Golden State to play host to Paul Millsap and the Atlanta Hawks. During the game the Warriors sent a message to the rest of the league with the playoffs looming when the team easily dismantled the Hawks by the final score of 114-95. The leading scorer in the contest was Barnes for the Warriors with 25 points as he chipped in picking up the slack of Klay Thompson who will miss the next two weeks with an injury. Meanwhile the scoring attack for the Hawks was led by DeMarre Carroll who had 16 points and 12 rebounds but it was not enough in the loss for Atlanta. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 54-13. Get your tickets for next week as the team plays host to the New Orleans Pelicans, the Utah Jazz and the Washington Wizards before finishing their week off inside the Moda Center facing off against the Portland Trail Blazers.
3-3-15: The Golden State Warriors come into the week fresh and rested up after the NBA All Star Week with one of the best records in the NBA this season sporting a 42-9 record. The Warriors started this week by staying at home in Golden State to play host to Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs. During the contest each team shot well from the field but the Warriors distanced themselves from beyond the three point line in a 110-99 victory over the Spurs. The Warriors shot 51% from beyond the arc knocking down 17 three point shots led by Stephen Curry’s 25 points and Klay Thompson’s 20 points in the victory. Meanwhile the Spurs only managed to knock down six three point shots while being led by 12 points each from Kawhi Leonard and Aron Baynes but it was not enough in the loss for San Antonio. For the Warriors next contest the team made the trip out to Indiana to take on the Indiana Pacers. During the game the Warriors offense was held under 100 points and the defense could not pick up the slack in a 104-98 loss to the Pacers. Klay Thompson did lead all scorers in the contest for Golden State when he scored 39 points but the rest of the Warriors offense was flat in the loss. Meanwhile the Pacers scoring attack was led by 30 points and five assists from Rodney Stuckey as Indiana was able to upset the NBA’s best team in the Warriors. For the Warriors next contest the team made the trip out to Washington to face off with the Washington Wizards. During the game Golden State got back to their high scoring ways and erased their tough loss earlier in the week with an impressive 114-107 victory over the Wizards. Stephen Curry had his best game of the second half of the NBA season in this contest scoring 32 points and dishing eight assists while Lee grabbed 10 rebounds in the victory for Golden State. Meanwhile Paul Pierce led the Wizards scoring attack by dropping 25 points with help from 11 John Wall assists but it was not enough in the loss for Washington. For their final game of the week the team made the trip out to Cleveland to face off with the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the contest these two teams put on a show in the first quarter combining for 65 points before the Warriors offense fell by the wayside in a 110-99 loss to the Cavaliers. LeBron James easily led all scorers in the contest with 42 points and 11 rebounds while Kyrie Irving added 24 points in the victory for Cleveland. Meanwhile the Warriors scoring attack was led by 19 points from David Lee while Stephen Curry added 18 points but it was not enough in the loss for Golden State. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 44-11. Get your tickets for next week as the team plays a trio of games on the road against the Toronto Raptors, the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets before returning home to Golden State to finish their week facing off against the Milwaukee Bucks.
2-20-15: The Golden State Warriors had another great week last week and head into NBA All Star Weekend
posting one of the best records in the NBA this season with a 42-9 record. The Warriors started this
week by watching a very Warrior friendly and action packed NBA All Star Saturday Night. During the
Shooting Stars Competition Stephen Curry led Dell Curry and WNBA star Sue Bird to an early first round
exit as the team struggled to hit the half-court shot. Curry looked to redeem himself a bit later in the
night when he competed in the Foot Locker Three Point Shooting Contest. Joining Curry in the
competition was fellow All Star and teammate Klay Thompson. In the first round Curry knocked down 23
shots down while Thompson knocked down 24 shots as both men advanced to the final round. In the
finals Curry knocked down an absolute staggering 27 shots including 13 in a row while teammate
Thompson only knocked down 14 points in the loss to Curry. The next night NBA All Star Weekend
culminated with the playing of the 2014/2015 NBA All Star Game. The All Star Game pit the best of the
Eastern Conference against the best of the Western Conference in a contest that defense was thrown
out the window in lieu of loads of offense. These two teams did not disappoint in the offensive
department as these two teams combined for 321 points total on the night inside Madison Square
Garden. Leading the way for the Western Conference was Russell Westbrook who had 41 points winning
the MVP Award while James Harden added another 29 points for the West. In the East the hometown
hero Carmelo Anthony had 14 points in front of his home crowd while LeBron James led the way with 30
points. It was not enough for Carmelo and LeBron in the contest as the Western Conference once again
showed its dominance in a 163-158 victory over the Eastern Conference in the 2015 NBA All Star Game.
When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 42-9.
2-9-15: The Golden State Warriors came into the week after another strong week that left the team atop the
Western Conference with a 36-7 record. The Warriors started this week by making the trip to Salt Lake
City to take on the Utah Jazz in a road contest. During the contest the Jazz shocked the world and the
Golden State Warriors when the team won the game by the final score of 110-100. Utah’s offensive
attack was led by 26 points and 16 rebounds from Gordon Hayward as the Jazz took down the Warriors.
Golden State watched as Stephen Curry scored 32 points to lead all scorers but it was not enough in the
loss for the Warriors. During the contest the Warriors held the Suns to just 36% shooting from the field
as a team en route to a 106-87 victory for Golden State. The Warriors were led by 25 points for Stephen
Curry while Klay Thompson added 22 points in the victory for Golden State. Meanwhile the Suns
offensive attack was led by Markieff Morris and his 17 point night but it was not enough in the loss for
Phoenix. For the Warriors next contest the team made the trip to Sacramento to take on the
Sacramento Kings. During the game the Warriors came out of the gates firing on all cylinders as Golden
State easily took down the Kings by the final score of 121-96. Stephen Curry had 23 points and nine
assists for the Warriors in the win while Speights added eight rebounds. Meanwhile DeMarcus Cousins
narrowly missed a triple-double for Sacramento dropping 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists but it
was not enough in the loss for the Kings. The Warriors were back out on the court the very next night
back at home in Golden State to play host to the Dallas Mavericks. During the game Stephen Curry
eclipsed the 50 point mark as the Warriors were able to easily outscore the Dallas Mavericks and win
the game 128-114. Curry finished the night with 51 points while Green added 10 rebounds and six
assists in the victory for Golden State. In the loss for Dallas Chandler Parsons led the team with 24 points while Tyson Chandler added 17 rebounds but it was not nearly enough to keep up with Curry’s scoring output. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 39-8. Get your tickets for next week as the team spends the week out on the road facing off with the Atlanta Hawks, the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
1-29-15: The Golden State Warriors came into the new week after another strong week that left the team with a
31-5 record, one of the best records in all of the Western Conference. The Warriors started this week by
traveling to Oklahoma City to take on Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Oklahoma
City Thunder. During the contest the Thunder and the Warriors knew early that they were in the middle
of what was going to be a shootout. The Warriors offensive attack was led by 32 points from Klay
Thompson and 19 points from Stephen Curry but it was not enough in the loss to the Thunder.
Oklahoma City enjoyed 36 points from Kevin Durant and 27 points from Serge Ibaka in a 127-115 victory
over Golden State. The Warriors were back out on the court the very next night in Houston when the
team faced off with the Houston Rockets in a road contest. During the contest the Warriors were
absolutely on fire shooting 55% as a team while the team went on to easily dismantle a good Rockets
team by the final score of 131-106. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 27 points for the
Warriors while four others scored in double figures in the victory. The Rockets attack was led by 23
points from Dwight Howard as Thompson gave Houston’s leading scorer James Harden fits defensively
all night long in the loss to Golden State. For the Warriors next contest the team stayed home in Golden
State looking to remain red hot when the team played host to the Denver Nuggets. During the contest
the Warriors once again showcased a hot hand of shooting and once again blew out their opponent. The
Warriors used 22 points from Klay Thompson, 20 points from Stephen Curry and 54% shooting from the
field as a team to take down the Nuggets by the final score of 122-79. Denver’s attack was led by 19
points from Ty Lawson but as a team the Nuggets shot just 35% in the blowout loss to Golden State. For
the Warriors next contest the team stayed home inside Golden State to play host to James Harden,
Dwight Howard and the rest of the Houston Rockets. During the contest Golden State did what Golden
State has been known to do all season, simply outscore the other team by a large margin. The Warriors
did just that as they went on to easily beat Houston by the final score of 126-113 behind 27 points from
Klay Thompson. James Harden led the way for the Rockets and led all scorers in the game with 33 points
but it was not nearly enough to stop Stephen Curry and the Golden State offensive attack. When the
week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 34-6. Get your tickets for next week as the team stays home all week in Golden State to play host to the Sacramento Kings, the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls.
1-12-15: The Golden State Warriors came into the week with one of the best records in all of the Western Conference after posting a 25-5 record. The Warriors started this week by staying home in Golden State to host the Eastern Conference’s best team in the Toronto Raptors. During the game the Warriors sent a message blowing out the best team in the Eastern Conference by the final score of 126-105. Golden State’s attack was led by 32 points from Stephen Curry while Draymond Green posted a triple-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. Greivis Vasquez led Toronto with 25 points while Kyle Lowry scored 22 points but it wasn’t enough in the loss to the Warriors. The Warriors traveled home for their next contest when the team played host to Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder inside Golden State. During the game many speculated that the fans were in for a shootout and these two teams did not disappoint. Golden State hung 65 points on the board in the first half while Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant did their best against a tough Warriors defense. The Thunder hung around for much of the contest but the Warriors lead was too much to overcome as Oklahoma City fell to Golden State by the final score of 117-91. The Warriors looked to stay atop the NBA in their next contest when the team stayed home in Golden State to play host to George Hill and the Indiana Pacers. During the contest Stephen Curry became the quickest in NBA history to hit the 1,000 three pointer milestone in an easy 117-102 victory over Indiana. Klay Thompson led all scorers in the contest with 40 points while Stephen Curry dished out 15 assists in the victory. Indiana’s attack was led by 21 points from George Hill but it was not enough in the loss to Golden State. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 28-5. Get your tickets for next week as the team stays home to host the Cleveland Cavaliers before setting out on the road to face off with the Utah Jazz in Utah. The Warriors will then finish their week off back at home in Golden State when the team faces off with the Miami Heat.
1-2-15: The Golden State Warriors have one of the best records in the Western Conference this season after posting a 23-5 record to start the 2014/2015 season. The Warriors started this week by staying home in Golden State to play host to their Western Conference foes in the Minnesota Timberwolves. During the contest Stephen Curry and the Warriors finally got back to their winning ways with a big scoring output. Curry led all scorers in the contest with 25 points while Klay Thompson added 21 in a 110-97 victory over the Wolves. Minnesota’s attack was led by 17 points from Thaddeus Young but it was not enough in the loss to the NBA’s best team. The NBA’s best team faced off with the NBA’s worst team in their next contest when the Golden State Warriors stayed home to play host to the Philadelphia 76ers in their final game of the week. During the contest the 76ers never stood a chance against Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the Warriors in the game. The Sixers shot just 38% from the field as a team while Golden State countered with an impressive 56% shooting as a team in a huge 126-86 victory over Philadelphia. Marreese Speights led all scorers in the game for the Warriors with 23 points as one of seven Golden State players to score in double figures in the win. Philadelphia’s attack was led by 19 points from Henry Sims in the blowout loss to the Warriors. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 25-5. Get your tickets for next week as the team spends the week at home in Golden State playing host to the Toronto Raptors, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Indiana Pacers.
12-22-14: The Golden State Warriors have started the 2014/2015 campaign with the best record in the Western Conference posting a very impressive 19-2 record. The Warriors started this week by traveling to Dallas to take on the Dallas Mavericks in a matchup of two of the best teams in the Western Conference this season. During the contest the Mavericks let a flat start to the game bury them early when the team allowed a whopping 39 points to the Warriors in the first quarter. Dallas managed just 42 points in the first half as Stephen Curry and the Warriors took a huge 24 point lead with them into the half. Dallas made a bit of a run late in the contest to make the final score look better but the Warriors easily took down the Mavericks by the final score of 105-98 for their 15th straight victory and 20th win of the season. The Warriors put their winning streak on the line in their next contest when the team traveled to New Orleans to take on the New Orleans Pelicans. During the contest Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson for the Warriors and Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday traded baskets for much of the night. The duo from Golden State combined for 63 points while New Orleans duo combined for 64 points in an overall evenly matched game. The game was so evenly matched that the teams were tied after four quarters as the contest needed an overtime period to decide it. In the overtime Curry’s 34 points and ability to dish out assists were too much to overcome in a 128-122 victory for Golden State, their 16th straight victory of the season. The Warriors put that extended winning streak on the line in their next contest when the team traveled to Memphis to take on the Memphis Grizzlies. During the contest the Grizzlies held Stephen Curry to just 9-25 shooting in a frustrating game for the Warriors. Klay Thompson shot 50% from the field for Golden State shooting 8-16 with 22 points to lead the Warriors while Curry managed just 19 points in the contest. Memphis countered with 46% shooting from the field as a team led by Marc Gasol’s game leading 24 points. Golden State attempted to mount a fourth quarter comeback but the team fell just short snapping their winning streak at 16 with a 105-98 loss to Memphis. The Warriors hoped to end their week on a high note when the team stayed home in Golden State to play host to another tough team in the Oklahoma City Thunder. During the contest these two teams came out on fire combining for 72 points in the first 12 minutes but it was Oklahoma City’s 40 point effort that led to an early lead. That lead the Warriors and Stephen Curry, who led all scorers with 34 points in the contest, began chipping away at in the second quarter. Russell Westbrook scored 33 points to lead the Thunder but it was not enough as the Warriors completed the comeback to win the game 114-109. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 22-3.
12-15-14: The Golden State Warriors have started the 2014/2015 season with one of the best records in all of the Western Conference posting a very impressive 16-2 record to start the campaign. The Warriors started this week by putting their 11 game winning streak on the line against the Chicago Bulls on the road in Chicago. During the contest Chicago had no answer for the Golden State offensive attack although the team was able to score seemingly at will at times. This was a high scoring contest for both teams but the Warriors scored more than 30 points in the second quarter and the fourth quarter to win the game by the score of 112-102. The Warriors looked to keep their 12 game winning streak alive in their next contest when the team traveled to Minnesota to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. During the contest the Warriors held the Timberwolves to just 36% from the field as the defense, not the offense, took center stage in the game. Andrew Wiggins led the Wolves with 21 points as just one of four players to score in double figures for Minnesota. Golden State on the other hand extended their winning streak to 13 games behind 21 points each from Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. The Warriors defeated the Timberwolves easily by the score of 102-86. The Warriors finished their week off by putting their 13 game winning streak on the line against the Houston Rockets at home in Golden State. During the contest James Harden did all he could on the court to end the Warriors winning streak leading all scorers with 34 points while Trevor Ariza added 18 points. Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 21 points while Stephen Curry and Harrison Barnes each added 20 points in a victory for the Warriors. Golden State extended their winning streak by beating the Rockets by the final score of 105-93. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 19-2.
12-5-14: The Golden State Warriors have been one of the best teams in the Western Conference through the first five weeks of the season as the team has posted a 12-2 record. The Warriors started this week by traveling to Charlotte to take on Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets team. The Hornets took a 80-74 lead into the fourth quarter against one of the best teams in the NBA this season after playing stellar defense against Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. During the contest the Warriors Marreese Speights went off in the fourth quarter as he attempted to lead his Memphis teammates all the way back after trailing early. Speights scored the first 16 points for the Warriors in the fourth quarter as the Warriors came back to beat the Hornets by the score of 106-101. The Warriors looked for another victory in their next contest when the team traveled to Detroit to take on the Detroit Pistons. During the contest the Pistons came out with a cold hand shooting as the team scored just 40 points in the first half of the game. Detroit did break out with a 31 point outburst in the third quarter but the team ultimately finished with just a 37% shooting percentage on the night. Golden State on the other hand rode the hot shooting hands of Draymond Green and Stephen Curry who scored a combined 36 points in the contest. The Warriors finished the game shooting 47% from the field en route to their 104-93 victory over the Pistons. The Warriors looked to keep their winning streak alive in their next contest when the team traveled back home to Golden State to play host to the Orlando Magic. During the contest the Warriors used a huge second quarter to propel the team for the rest of the game as most stats in the matchup were comparable for both teams. Orlando used a big third quarter to climb back into the contest and erase the Warrior’s second quarter outburst before allowing Stephen Curry and Golden State back into the contest in the fourth. The game went down to the final buzzer and when all was said and done the Warriors had won their 10th game in a row as the team narrowly beat the Magic by the score of 98-97. The Warriors ended their week looking for their 11th straight win when the team hosted the New Orleans Pelicans at home in Golden State. During the contest the Pelicans had to feel it was a bit of a victory to hold star Stephen Curry to just 19 points but Curry used a cold night shooting to his advantage when he collected 11 assists. Many of them went to the Warriors leading scorer Klay Thompson who finished with 23 points while the Warriors took an even 100 shots on the night. The Pelicans were led by Anthony Davis and his 30 point night but it was not enough as the team fell to Golden State by the score of 112-85. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 16-2.
11-28-14: The Golden State Warriors have the best guard in the game in Stephen Curry and have one of the best records in the league to start the 2014/2015 season as the team posted an impressive 8-2 record to start the campaign. The Warriors started this week by heading back home to Golden State to host the Utah Jazz in a Western Conference showdown. In the game the Warriors were led six different players in double digits who picked up the slack while Stephen Curry was held to just 8 points on 3-9 shooting from the field. The Jazz looked to take advantage of a cold night from Curry behind 18 points from Enes Kanter but it wasn’t enough as the Warriors grinded out a 101-88 victory over Utah. In the Warriors next game Curry looked to get things going as the team traveled to Oklahoma City to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road. The Thunder were led by 22 points and 11 rebounds from Reggie Jackson while Anthony Morrow added a double-double of his own. Meanwhile Marreese Speights led the Warriors and all scorers with 28 points while Golden State survived another cold night of shooting from Stephen Curry as the pulled out a 91-86 victory. The Warriors hoped that Stephen Curry woke up offensively in their next contest as the team traveled to Miami to take on the Miami Heat in a road game. In Hassan Whiteside’s debut with the Heat his teammates enjoyed 26 points and 9 rebounds from Chris Bosh as he led the Miami offensive attack. The Warriors were even better as the team watched Stephen Curry break a personal cold streak scoring 40 points as Golden State went on to win the contest by the score of 114-97. Steph Curry and the Warriors looked to remain hot in their final game of the week as the team traveled to Orlando to take on the Orlando Magic. During the game Orlando was led by 16 points from Tobias Harris on a cold night of shooting from the Magic. Orlando was held to just 41% shooting and 30% shooting from beyond the arc as the team fell to the Warriors by the score of 111-96. The Warriors were led by Stephen Curry’s 28 points while Golden State shot 52% as a team in the victory. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 12-2.
11-21-14: The Golden State Warriors have had one of the better starts to the 2014/2015 season as the team has
posted a 6-2 record to start the new campaign. The Warriors started this week by traveling back home
to host the Charlotte Hornets at home in Golden State. In the game Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry
combined for 40 points and 14 assists while the Warriors shot an impressive 52% from the field as a
team. The Hornets had a rough night shooting from the field as the team only managed 38% shooting on
the night. Kemba Walker had a cold night shooting especially as he managed just 3-14 shooting from the
field and 8 points in a 112-87 loss to Golden State. The Warriors looked to keep winning when they
traveled to Staples Center to play a road game with the Los Angeles Lakers. In the game the Lakers were
led by none other than Kobe Bryant as the Los Angeles guard scored 44 points and grabbed five
rebounds but once again his supporting cast was a no show for the most part in the contest. The
Warriors had much more of a complete team game on the night with seven players from Golden State
scoring in double digits including Stephen Curry’s 30 point night. The Warriors outlasted Kobe and the
Lakers in this contest winning by the score of 136-115. When the week was all said and done the team
finished with an overall record of 8-2.
11-14-14: The Golden State Warriors start to the 2014/2015 season could not have gone any better than imagined as the team started the first week of the campaign with a perfect 4-0. The Warriors started this week by traveling to Houston to take on a fellow perfect team on the road in the Houston Rockets. In the battle of the unbeaten Stephen Curry brought his A game as the guard led all scorers with 34 points in the contest while Andre Iguodala added 15 points in a 98-87 victory for the Warriors. Houston was led by 22 points from James Harden and 21 points from Isaiah Canaan but it wasn’t enough in Houston’s first loss of the season. As the league’s only unbeaten team left the Warriors set out on the road to take on the Phoenix Suns in their next contest. In the game Stephen Curry scored 28 points for the Warriors while Draymond Green added 22 points to lead Golden State’s scoring attack. The Suns were led by 22 points from Isaiah Thomas and 19 points from Gerald Green as the Suns took down the Warriors by the score of 107-95 in Golden State’s first loss of the young season. Golden State looked to keep from losing their second game of the season in their next contest when they hosted the defending champion San Antonio Spurs at home. Tony Parker broke out in the contest for the Spurs scoring 28 points while Tim Duncan had a double-double in the contest that San Antonio would go on to win convincingly by the score of 113-100. Golden State was led by Klay Thompson as Stephen Curry had a cold night shooting going just 7-18 from the field and 0-7 from beyond the arc in the loss. The Warriors looked to finish their week off on a high note as the team traveled back home to host the Brooklyn Nets. In the contest the Nets shot themselves in the foot shooting just 19% from behind the three point line while the team shot just 44% from the field as a team on the night. Jarrett Jack led the Nets with 23 points while Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett, and Andree Kirilenko had tough nights shooting in the contest. Meanwhile Golden State was led by 25 points from Klay Thompson and 17 points from Stephen Curry in a 107-99 victory for the Warriors. When the week was all said and done the team finished with an overall record of 6-2.
11-7-14: The Golden State Warriors started their 2014/2015 season off last week by ruining the Sacramento Kings
home opener as they beat the Kings to start the season 1-0. With the 2014/2015 season entering its first
full week the Warriors hosted their own home opener against the Los Angeles Lakers without Steve
Nash and Julius Randle. In the game the Warriors Klay Thompson went off offensively scoring 41 points
while Stephen Curry added 31 points in a game that Golden State won by the score of 127-104. In the
game Kobe Bryant did his part scoring 28 points while Jordan Hill added 23 points but the defense had
no answer for Thompson and Curry in this contest in the loss. The Warriors left out to go back out on the
road to face off with the Portland Trail Blazers as Golden State looks to push their perfect record to 3-0.
Golden State was led by 29 points from Klay Thompson and 21 points from Stephen Curry as the
Warriors went on to win the contest by 95-90. Portland was led by 26 points from LaMarcus Aldridge in
the contest but it wasn’t enough as the Trail Blazers only shot 64% from the free throw line in the game
and 40% from the field in the loss. Golden State finished their week off by heading home to host the Los
Angeles Clippers. In the contest Draymond Green and Stephen Curry combined for 52 points in the
contest as the Clippers had no answer for the duo on defense. Jamal Crawford scored 24 points for the
Clippers but Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were held to just 29 points combined as the Clippers fell to the
Golden State Warriors by the score of 121-104. When the week was all said and done the team finished
with an overall record of 4-0.
10-31-14: The Golden State Warriors tipped off the 2014-2015 season by facing off with the Sacramento Kings on the road after going 6-2 in the preseason. Golden State actually won their first two games of the preseason and won their final two games to ride the momentum into the regular season. The Warriors also extended Klay Thompson to a max extension before the season started to keep him in Golden State for at least four more seasons. The deal is estimated to be around $70 million but the league has yet to set the new maximum salary beyond the 2014/2015 season so we won’t know the true details until around July of 2015. Thompson and the Warriors started the season on the right foot as they traveled to Sacramento to take on the Kings with a big scoring output. Stephen Curry led the way with 24 points while Thompson chipped in 19 points in a 95-77 victory for the Warriors. Curry missed a triple-double by five assists as he finished with 10 rebounds and 5 assists in the contest as the Warriors easily improved their record to 1-0 on the young season.
10-29-14: The Splash Brothers are back to lead the Warriors at Oracle Arena this season, but they will be under new direction in head coach Steve Kerr. Following a 51-win season, however, the team will likely pick up right where they left off. The season average for Warriors tickets is now $135.71, up 35.4% from last season’s average of $113.68. They’ll play their most expensive game against the Cavs on January 9, with an average price currently listed at $289.19 and a get-in price of $88 on the secondary market.
10-24-14: Equipped with youth and two budding superstars in Stefan Curry and Klay Thompson, the Golden State Warriors won 51 games last season. They’ve picked up right where they left off in the preseason, owning a 5-2 record through seven games. They ultimately fell to the Clippers in the Western Conference First Round last season, but took the first-place Clippers to seven games.
10-15-14: The Golden State Warriors have gotten to a strong start to their preseason schedule with three straight wins, including back to back beatdowns of the LA Lakers, a 120-105 win on Oct 9, followed by a 116-75 win on Oct 12 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Golden State’s last outing. Next up on the Warriors preseason schedule is a meeting with the Denver Nuggets at the Wells Fargo Arena this Thursday, followed by four more preseason games with Miami, Houston, LA Clippers, and Denver before kicking off their regular season on the road against the Sacramento Kings on Oct 29.
10-8-14: The Golden State Warriors won their first preseason game against the LA Clippers last night, as Golden State will now turn their attention to a matchup with the LA Lakers tomorrow night as these two teams will meet again on October 12, followed by an October 16th meeting with the Denver Nuggets at Wells Fargo Arena, with remaining preseason games with the Heat, Rockets, Clippers, and Nuggets. Golden State are one of the more exciting teams to watch with one of the best backcourts in the game as they look to become a more serious threat to the elite teams in the Western Conference.
9-22-14: Despite two straight winning seasons and playoff appearances The Golden State Warriors front office decided to fire coach Mark Jackson and replace him with another former player and first time coach in Steve Kerr. Kerr previously as a player won championships with the Bulls and Spurs and was the General Manager for the Phoenix Suns. With the very effective starting five from last year returning headlined by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson and the majority of the bench Kerr will have to show that the differences in his coaching technique will make the difference for a deep playoff run.
8-13-14: The Golden State Warriors headed into this year offseason looking to hit homeruns and hit the jackpot in Kevin Love sweepstakes, but their unwillingness to part with Klay Thomspon cost them Kevin Love, but they look to come into this season with few holes on their roster. So far they have signed Brandon Rush, Shaun Livingston, and added Steve Kerr as their new head coach as Golden State fans look forward to another year of exciting Warriors basketball.
5-12-14: The Warriors fought hard without Andrew Bogut. Jermaine O’Neal was battling a bone bruise in his knee late in the series, and he played all seven playoff games against the Los Angeles Clippers. Stephen Curry scored a game-high 33 points in Game 7, but Golden State fell by five points at the Staples Center. The Clippers moved on to the second round while the Warriors headed into their offseason. The most notable news out of the organization this past week was the firing of coach Mark Jackson. He made Golden State into a winning team, but did not mesh well with the front office, so he is no longer the Warriors coach.
5-5-14: After losing Games 2 and 3, the Warriors got themselves back into the series by winning two of the next three contests. Stephen Curry’s game-highs in points and rebounds in Game 4 led Golden State to the 118-97 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers. Curry had a stellar day from 3-point distance as he made seven of his 14 attempts from deep. Mark Jackson made a permanent change in the starting lineup for Game 4: he inserted Draymond Green, who posted a plus/minus of positive 33 in that contest. Although the Clippers won Game 5, the Warriors took Game 6 at home.
4-28-14: The Warriors are fighting very hard without starting center Andrew Bogut. Although Jermaine O’Neal has a frustrating plus/minus as his replacement, O’Neal has averaged a solid nine points on strong shooting in limited minutes. In Game 1, David Lee stepped up as he scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in Golden State’s 109-105 victory. However, the Warriors dropped their next two games. They were blown out in Monday’s Game 2 and lost a very close contest on Thursday in Oakland. In Game 3, Stephen Curry’s game-high 15 assists were the most by a Warrior in a playoff game since Tim Hardaway’s 20 in 1991.
4-21-14: Stephen Curry, the Western Conference Player of the Month for April, tied for the most assists in the month and dominated from the 3-point line. He and Klay Thompson were the top two players in 3-pointers made this past season. They led the Warriors to a successful April as Golden State finished with the sixth playoff spot in the Western Conference. They face the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round. During the regular season, the Warriors dropped both of their games at Staples Center, so splitting the first two games in Los Angeles in the postseason series would be an accomplishment for the Warriors.
4-16-14: Golden State Warriors playoff tickets average $273 on the secondary market, which is 1st in the west, and 2nd overall. The regular season average was $113, meaning there is a 141% playoff premium. The Warriors are currently in the 6th seed in the West and are set to face the 3rd seeded Clippers in the opening round.
4-7-14: The Warriors finished their five-game homestand and played a back-to-back set on the road before returning to California. On Friday and Sunday, Stephen Curry was the game-high scorer. His 33 points on Friday led Golden State to the 100-93 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Unfortunately, his 32 points were not enough to beat the New York Knicks. David Lee, who missed the entire week, and Andrew Bogut both sat out that contest with injuries. Bogut did not make the road trip, which the Warriors split. Curry hit the game-winning shot in Dallas, but Golden State was blown out on Wednesday in San Antonio.
4-1-14: The Warriors had an especially light week this past week. They stayed home and played the middle contest of their five-game homestand. Unfortunately, it was against the league’s hottest team, the San Antonio Spurs. The Warriors brought a three-game winning streak into that contest, but they could not take advantage of the Spurs sitting Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. The Spurs won, 99-90, to continue the NBA’s best winning streak this season. The Warriors, who do not have a very tight grasp on their playoff spot, will need to step up their play to make sure they get into the postseason.
3-24-14: Stephen Curry led the Warriors to a 3-1 record this past week, but it started on a bad note. Klay Thompson missed Friday’s contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Curry’s game-high 27 points were not enough as the Warriors lost by nine points. Thompson was back on Sunday at Portland. Curry led the way with 37 points and Thompson added 27 points, including the game-winner, as the Warriors rallied from an 18-point deficit to defeat the Trail Blazers, 113-112. Curry’s 54 combined points over the next couple of games brought the Warriors two more victories. However, Andre Iguodala is now dealing with knee tendinitis.
3-17-14: The Warriors had a strong week at home before they went on the road. David Lee was the star of the first two games of the week. In Friday’s 111-97 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, Lee scored a game-high 18 points. Then, he led all scorers in Sunday’s game with 26 points as Golden State took down the Phoenix Suns. Jordan Crawford came off the bench on Tuesday to help the team. He scored a game-high 19 points en route to the Warriors’ 108-85 domination of the Dallas Mavericks. However, on Wednesday, Stephen Curry exited the game with an injury as Golden State lost to the Los Angeles Clippers.
3-10-14: The Warriors finished their six-game road trip on a good note. With a 3-1 week, they won four of the six games away from home during this stretch. On Friday at Madison Square Garden, Stephen Curry put on a show. He triple-doubled with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists en route to the 126-103 blowout of the New York Knicks. Although the Warriors fell on Sunday by six points at Toronto, they bounced back to beat the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday. Klay Thompson’s jumper with 0.6 seconds left gave Golden State the 98-96 win. Then on the second night of the back-to-back set, the Warriors beat the Boston Celtics, 108-88.
3-4-14: The Warriors were a man down as they visited north of the border this past Sunday. Jermaine O'Neal could not travel with the team due to a missing passport. The team eventually found the missing passport, but it was too late for O'Neal to make the trip. The Warriors lost the game vs the Atlantic Division leading Raptors 104-98.
3-3-14: After giving up a 14-2 run in the 4th quarter, the Warriors fell to Toronto 104-98 on Sunday afternoon. All-star snub Demar DeRozan led the way for Toronto with 32 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds in 42 minutes of action. Steph Curry chipped in 34, while David Lee went for 20 and 11.
3-2-14: On Saturday, Jermaine O’Neal showed everyone that he still has something left in that 35-year-old tank of his. Filling in for David Lee who was out due to an illness, O’Neal carried the Warriors past the Brooklyn Nets with game-highs in points and rebounds. Then on Monday, O’Neal registered another double-double as Golden State defeated the Detroit Pistons, 104-96. Stephen Curry also shot very well in the final quarter as he guided the Warriors to the win in the team’s first contest of a six-game road trip. Unfortunately, the Warriors’ week did not end too well. Although Lee returned, the Bulls’ defense stifled Golden State as no Warrior starter scored double-digit points. Chicago won, 103-83.
2-28-14: It was exactly 366 days ago that Warriors guard Stephen Curry exploded for a career high 54 points at Madison Square Garden in an 109-105 loss to the Knicks. Curry will look for a victory as he leads the Dubs into New York City again tonight against a free falling Knicks team.
2-27-14: The Chicago Bulls showed a dominating defensive presence in their 103-83 win over Golden State on Wednesday night. Stephon Curry was held to just 5 points with 1 three pointer on 2-10 shooting. For the Bulls, Taj Gibson led the way off the bench with 21 points. Joakim Noah added 17 rebounds.
2-26-14: David Lee rejoined traveling with the team after missing the past few days with the stomach flu. Lee is questionable for tonight's game at Chicago but is likely for Friday's game at New York. The Warriors' visit to Madison Square Garden is the NBA's most expensive remaining regular season game.
2-25-14: The Warriors visit to Madison Square Garden this Friday is by far the NBA's most expensive remaining regular season game. At an average ticket price of $545, it's 42% higher than the next priciest game (Heat/Pacers on April 11th). Both head coach Mark Jackson and forward David Lee enjoyed their early playing careers in New York.
2-24-14: Harrison Barnes kicked off All-Star weekend by starting for Team Hill in the Rising Stars Challenge. He scored 16 points and helped his team to the victory Friday evening. Then on Saturday, he was in the dunk contest. Stephen Curry and his father participated in the Shooting Stars Competition. Curry also took part in the 3-Point Shootout and the All-Star game. He started and registered a double-double on Sunday. The Warriors also had a successful week as they swept a back-to-back set. Even without Andrew Bogut, they defeated the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday and the Houston Rockets in overtime on Thursday. After being traded for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks, Steve Blake made his Warriors debut.
2-18-14: Well, at least the Lakers are not the worst team in the NBA. They faced the second-worst squad in the league, the Philadelphia 76ers, on Friday and beat them by 14 points. Although Jordan Farmar missed that contest due to a leg injury, Steve Nash scored a season-high 19 points. Then, the team struggled the rest of the week, but there were some good individual performances. Both Chris Kaman and Kendall Marshall double-doubled in the Lakers’ loss to the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. On Tuesday, Kaman made it back-to-back double-double games for the first time this season as he went for 25 points and 14 rebounds. Kendall Marshall matched his career-high with 17 assists on Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the Lakers encountered their franchise-record seventh straight home loss.
2-10-14: The Warriors had a solid week, in which they got themselves back to 10 games above .500. On Friday, Stephen Curry hit eight 3-pointers and scored a season-high 44 points in the team’s 95-90 win over the Utah Jazz. However, he made just one shot from downtown on Tuesday as the Warriors had their worst shooting night since 2004. The Charlotte Bobcats took Golden State down that evening by the score of 91-75. Then, the Warriors bounced back as Curry scored a game-high 34 points in their victory over the Chicago Bulls to close out their quick two-game homestand.
2-4-14: The Warriors are getting themselves into hot water near the bottom of the Western Conference playoff standings. On Friday, Stephen Curry’s 33 points and 15 assists were not enough as Golden State fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, a team that is just a few spots back of the Warriors. Then on Sunday, David Lee recorded a double-double and Stephen Curry put up a stellar line of 38 points, seven rebounds and eight assists as the Warriors blew out the Blazers, 103-88. Although they lost to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, the Warriors completed their five-game homestand on a good note. The Warriors beat the Clippers by 19 points.
1-27-14: It was once again the Stephen Curry show this past week. Although the Warriors dropped two of their three games, Curry scored 89 combined points in those three contests. Golden State had a quick two-day, two-game road trip in Oklahoma City and New Orleans. They split those contests, as Curry registered his 18th double-double of the season in Friday’s loss to the Thunder and then scored a team-high 28 points in Saturday’s victory over the Pelicans. In their game on Monday, the Warriors missed 20 of their 30 attempts from 3-point distance, which led to them losing by eight points to the Indiana Pacers.
1-20-14: Led by David Lee’s terrific play, the Warriors have been enjoying a lot of success recently. He has averaged more than 20 points and 10 rebounds this month as the Warriors almost accomplished something that no other NBA team ever did before. Golden State was a four-point loss in Brooklyn away from sweeping a seven-game road trip. However, the Warriors bounced back two nights later with Stephen Curry hitting a game-winning jumper with 2.1 seconds to go to beat the Celtics. Interestingly, Golden State then made a three-team deal with the Celtics the following week, as the Warriors acquired Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks. The shorthanded Warriors then lost to the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night.
1-7-14: The Warriors impressively own
the NBA’s best current win streak. They have now won their last seven games after they went 4-0 this past week. Before embarking on a seven-game road trip against Eastern Conference opponents, they destroyed the Phoenix Suns at the Oracle Arena. In that Friday evening game, Stephen Curry posted his second triple-double of the season. Then, Curry almost put up another one on Sunday, as he accumulated 29 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists in the Warriors’ 108-104 overtime win over the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Then after the Warriors’ 13-point win in Orlando on Tuesday, Curry and David Lee combined for 68 points to beat the Miami Heat on Thursday.