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.
12-30-13: The Warriors bounced back to have a fantastic week. They defeated the Lakers, Nuggets and Clippers. On Saturday at home, Andrew Bogut had arguably his best game of the season. In fewer than 30 minutes, he scored 12 points and grabbed a season-high 20 rebounds to help Golden State defeat the Lakers, 102-83. Then, two days later, there was a low-scoring affair at the Pepsi Center. Led by David Lee’s most points in a road game this season, the Warriors won, 89-81. On Thursday, Golden State rode Stephen Curry’s 13th double-double of the season en route to the 105-103 victory over the Clippers on Christmas Day.
12-22-13: The Warriors had a difficult week, and they are now in danger of falling below .500 for the first time this season. Golden State played three of its four games at home and finished with a frustrating 1-3 record. The Warriors defeated the New Orleans Pelicans by 11 points on Tuesday, but lost their other three games by a combined 10 points. The losses to the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns were understandable, but it must have hurt Warriors fans to see their team drop a home contest on national television to the San Antonio Spurs, who were without Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan.
12-13-13: Injuries continue to pile up for the Warriors, who remain above .500 with such a shallow roster. Jermaine O’Neal was the most recent culprit. The 35-year-old center, who has been no stranger to injuries in his career, is set to have arthroscopic surgery on a torn ligament in his right wrist. During this past week, Golden State lost two of the three games on a quick road trip and then came back home to defeat the Dallas Mavericks. With 43 points at Charlotte on Monday and 33 against the Mavericks on Wednesday, Stephen Curry has now scored at least 33 points in consecutive games for just the third time in his career.
12-7-13: The Warriors have once again been unlucky with injuries. This time, it is Andre Iguodala who remains out with a strained left hamstring, and the team is still waiting for Festus Ezeli to return from offseason knee surgery. In their absence, Golden State has had a solid start to the season. Recently, the team has struggled against better teams though. While the Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors, they lost in Oklahoma City and in Houston in the last week. It will be important for Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to hold down the fort until they get their full team back.
11-28-13: After a hot 8-3 start, the Golden State Warriors have now lost four of their last five games. The only win in that stretch came against the struggling New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. At 9-7 and with Andre Iguodala sidelined indefinitely with a hamstring injury, the Warriors are struggling to regain their identity. With Iggy out, Harrison Barnes returns to the starting lineup and will need to show the type of growth he displayed during last year’s playoff run if the Warriors are going to turn things around.
11-22-13: The 8-4 Warriors are doing their best to survive the inevitable Steph Curry injuries that mount during the season. The addition of Andre Iguodala, a strong ball handler and creator in short spurts, has helped to somewhat minimize that risk. With Curry out Wednesday night (concussion) for the Warriors game against Memphis, Iggy stepped in to the tune of 14 assists. It wasn’t enough though, as the Grizzlies won their 11th straight game against the Warriors. The loss ended Golden State’s four-game winning streak, which included two wins over the Jazz, one over Detroit and a victory over OKC.
11-15-13: The Warriors got to 6-3 in week three by gutting out a nail-biting win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, 116-115. Andre Iguodala was the hero with the winning jumper at the buzzer, as the Warriors stayed in first place of the Pacific Division. Golden State also received a scare earlier in the week when star point guard Stephen Curry hurt his often injured ankle, but he was able to return with it simply being a bruise.
11-8-13: Stephen Curry’s ankle woes appear to have reared their ugly head again this year, but Warriors fans can’t complain with their Golden State crew off to a hot 4-1 start. With four 100+ point games in five contests, the Warriors clearly are bringing offense just about every night, and any night that they’re on - it’ll be their game to lose. Golden State’s ultimate success rides on the healthy of Curry, but if he can keep his ankle issues in check, the Warriors should keep rising up the ladder out West.
11-1-13: The Warriors had an interesting offseason that included the acquisition of Andre Iguodala, but they lost Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry to free agency. Warriors fans are hoping that Toney Douglas will be able to fill Jack’s big shoes as the backup point guard to Stephen Curry. In Iguodala’s first preseason in Golden State, his shot was superb, so it will be great for his high shooting percentage and strong defense to continue. Another Warrior who had a great preseason was starting power forward David Lee, who shot better than 50 percent from the field and scored more than 15 points per game.
10-18-13: The Golden State Warriors are 3-2 in the preseason with two of those wins coming against the Los Angeles Lakers. They lost their opening game to the Lakers, though, despite 26 points from Klay Thompson and 15 points from Andre Iguodala. David Lee’s 31 points in the second game against the Lakers is the game high for the Warriors this preseason. The Warriors have two preseason games remaining:
- Oct 23 @ Sacramento
- Oct 24 vs Portland
9-5-13: The Warriors have agreed to a deal with Dewayne Dedmon. The undrafted free agent averaged 6.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game as a junior at USC. The deal is only partially guaranteed.
9-4-13: Warriors forward David Lee says he's 100% and feels like he's in the best shape of his career as he works his way back from hip surgery. "I feel no ill effects whatsoever," Lee said. "I actually feel a lot better moving around than I did even last year at this time."
8-23-13: After riding the hot shooting hand of Steph Curry through an impressive playoff run in 2013, the Golden State Warriors are ready to take it a step further this season. The signing of Andre Iguodala, the basketball version of a Swiss Army Knife, will provide a defensive and veteran presence that the young Warriors team was greatly lacking last season. Golden State signed Iguodala to a 4-year, $48M contract not just so they would get back to the 2nd round, but so they’d surpass it. The Warriors also added Serbian PG Nemanja Nedovic on draft night with the 30th overall pick and signed Toney Douglas, Marreese Speights and Jermaine O’Neal for depth.
The Golden State Warriors will open their home season schedule on Wednesday, October 30th against the Los Angeles Lakers. Steph Curry will get his chance at revenge against the San Antonio Spurs, who knocked them out of the 2013 playoffs, on Thursday, December 19th and once again on Saturday, March 22nd. Lob City and crew will make their way north for a Christmas Day game in Oakland and will return again on Thursday, January 30th.
Key Home Games:
- October 30th – Los Angeles Lakers
- November 14th – Oklahoma City Thunder
- December 13th – Houston Rockets
- December 25th – Los Angeles Clippers
- February 12th – Miami Heat
8-23-13: The Warriors will signed Stephen Curry's brother Seth to a non-guaranteed deal.
7-8-13: The Warriors have signed veteran C/PF Jermaine O'Neal to a one-year deal. They also signed PG Toney Douglas, though the terms of his deal were not released.
7-6-13: The Warriors have agreed to sign Andre Iguodala to a 4-year, $48 million dollar contract.
Warriors 2013 Draft Summary:
Round 1, Pick 30: G Nemanja Nedovic, Serbia (from Suns).
6-12-13: The Warriors were one of the most explosive teams to watch this season in either conference. A huge highlight their season with a 54 point performance by Stephen Curry at Madison Square Garden. The Warriors also did not disappoint in the playoffs this year. Beating a higher seeded Nuggets team before falling to the later to be named western conference champs, the San Antonio Spurs. Steph Curry emerged as one of the elite scoring point guards in the NBA. He and backcourt mate Klay Thompson formulated what is known league-wide as ‘the splash bothers’ and they are taking opponents by storm. With David Lee and a healthy Andruw Bogut next season, it would not be a surprise to see the Warriors among the top teams in the west, next year.
11-26-12 Health continues to be an issue for this young and talented team. With their newest player, all-star center Andruw Bogut on the shelf for an indefinite about of time, the Warriors will continue to struggle defensively as they have in years past. Currently at 19th in points allowed per game, the Warriors still hold a winning record at 8-6. With early season signature wins against the Clippers and Hawks Steph Curry, David Lee and the Warriors will look to continue to improve as the season goes on.