Basketball

  • Warriors end the year with a solid win over the Mavs

    Harrison Barnes shot well, but the shorthanded Mavs were no match for the Warriors. Led by Klay Thompson, the Warriors easily put away the Mavericks to end 2016.

    In 2015, the Warriors went 72-12, the most wins in a calendar year in NBA history. With their win against the Mavericks on Friday, the Warriors went 72-12 once again, an amazingly dominant two-year run.

  • Warriors have three players in ESPN’s top 10 NBA players

    Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Draymond Green were all ranked as top-10 players by ESPN

    ESPN’s ranking of the top 100 players in the NBA has finally concluded, and let’s just say that the Golden State Warriors were well represented. Really, really, really well represented.

  • Warriors Hold off Pesky Bucks 124-121

    The Bucks gave it their all, but Draymond Green’s steal inside 20 seconds seals the win

    Pre-Game

    Kerr not resting any of his roster on the back to back, even with the 3 in 5 days coming up. Would say this is a let-down game if we officially called the Bucks a bad team, but are they bad? With the Greek Freak, Jabari Parker and others, they have the tools to be really good, just haven't gotten there yet. Hot crowd for the road show that is the Warriors. No "24-1" shirts in the crowd, not even "10-3" shirts made up for this matchup.

  • Warriors Hold Off the Hawks

    The Warriors kept their winning streak alive by a slim margin, using a fourth quarter rally to earn a 105-100 win over the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. Kevin Durant, on his very own bobblehead night, led Golden State with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson added 25 and 20 points, respectively, marking the second-straight game and eighth time this season Durant and the Splash Brothers have all eclipsed the 20-point threshold. With the victory, the Warriors improve to 16-2 on the season and stretch their winning streak to 12 games.

  • Warriors hurdle over Lakers 109-94, are ready for playoffs

    The Warriors gave us a taste of what we can look forward to with a healthy roster of stars as we roll into the 2017 playoffs.

    The Golden State Warriors closed out the regular season tonight with a 109-94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. They finish the season with 67 (or more) wins for the third season in a row, the only team ever to do so.

  • Warriors look listless, fall to Nuggets in preseason opener

    Golden State was an ice cold 4-33 from beyond the arc, and dropped the opener 108-102

    The Golden State Warriors’ first preseason game of the year started off on an exciting note. Right before tipoff, reigning Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green was presented with his trophy for the award. Much to the surprise of Green, the person presenting the trophy was his boyhood idol and four-time recipient of the award, Ben Wallace.

  • Warriors lose a stupid, stupid game 103-102 to Timberwolves

    This was a very stupid game.

    The Warriors limped into tonight’s game with a belt full of unfortunate experiences. There was the Durant injury. The strange schedule foisted upon them by the league. The shooting slump. The slumped shoulders.

  • Warriors lose game that only mattered to Jazz, 99-105

    Put the pitchforks and torches down, people. This one didn’t matter anyway.

    In a game that meant nothing, the Warriors couldn’t pull off the win and fell to the Jazz 99-105, ending their winning streak at 14.

  • Warriors open and close strong against feisty Blazers – Golden State beats Portland 125-117

    Despite the team’s turnovers, Curry’s aggressiveness pays off

    Ahh, the Golden State Warriors. On paper this goes down as yet another solid victory over a potential playoff opponent, but in between the opening and closing whistle, we saw a lot of good, bad, and ugly from the Warriors.

  • Warriors outlast Suns in Phoenix, 120-111

    A great effort from Stephen Curry was enough to notch Golden State’s 65th win of the season.

    For the last time in the 2016-2017 NBA season, the Golden State Warriors played a road game on the back-end of a back-to-back. And faced with another young, athletic team, Golden State looked noticeably tired and uneven for long stretches.

  • Warriors overcome 17-point deficit, beat Pelicans 128-120

    Golden State got their first win of the season, behind 7 blocks from Kevin Durant and 33 points from Klay Thompson

    If you were expecting the Warriors to come out of the gates firing after losing their season opener, well . . . that didn’t exactly happen. The Dubs looked sloppy and unfocused in the opening minutes against an energetic New Orleans Pelicans team.

  • Warriors reign over Kings in 114-100 win

    Despite a fourth quarter comeback attempt, the Warriors shut down the Kings in tonight’s 114-100 win.

    Draymond Green was the player of the night, scoring a season-high 23 points with eight assists and three made shots from downtown in just under five minutes, two in a row assisted by Zaza Pachulia (who also had eight rebounds on the night.)

    Meanwhile, Stephen Curry had another one of his signature clutch performances, coming in hot in the fourth quarter to hit back-to-back-to-back threes. Curry had 27 points, seven rebounds, 12 assists and six steals.

  • Warriors rookie describes what it's like to guard LeBron James in real life

    Jordan Bell: “I just played the best defense of my life. It didn’t matter.”

    A bunch of NBA players run pickup basketball during the offseason, and rookies are no different. In fact, Warriors rookie Jordan Bell recently ran some pickup and found himself matched up against who?

    LeBron James.

  • Warriors rout Pelicans 123-101, win 14th straight

    Kevin Durant made his triumphant return tonight as Golden State was victorious against a depleted New Orleans roster.

    The Stephen Curry-less Golden State Warriors defeated the Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins-less New Orleans Pelicans tonight, 123-101.

    Tonight was the much anticipated return of Kevin Durant and it was great to see him. He wasted no time getting on the board.

  • Warriors run wild on Cavaliers, 132-113, to take 2-0 Finals lead

    Golden State remains undefeated in the 2017 playoffs with yet another runaway victory.

    The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-113 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, taking a 2-0 series lead.

    The biggest news of the night was the return of head coach Steve Kerr, who had missed most of the playoffs thus far. It was a fairly unexpected announcement, but it was great to see him back out there and Oracle Arena did not disappoint in their welcome.

  • Warriors seek out another win in New Orleans, 113-109

    Draymond Green messed around and got his first triple double of the season.

    WOW. This is why you watch all the games!

    At the end of a grueling road trip, the Warriors and Pelicans delivered one of the most entertaining games of the year. The Pelicans were brilliant but not strong enough to overcome a powerful showing from the Warriors triumvirate (“quad”umvirate?) of stars. After a bumpy start, the Warriors delivered their best efforts right when they were needed the most.

  • Warriors show out in Durant’s home debut

    Golden State brings intensity on both ends of the floor against a dull Clippers squad.

    I’ll admit that it can be pretty hard to look at the Golden State Warriors’ 47-point preseason home opener through an objective lens. But let’s give it a shot.

    Before tip-off, head coach Steve Kerr told media that it will take this team much longer than anybody expects to mesh -- understandable for a team that has only been playing together for seven days.

  • Warriors Stumble in Cleveland, 108-109

    The Cleveland Cavaliers won Christmas Day in a last-second fracas.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Golden State Warriors 108-109 in a memorable Christmas Day rematch that featured old man Richard Jefferson having flashbacks to 2004, Stephen Curry bottled by aggressively physical defense, mental lapses on both sides, and a wild last two minutes.

    The Warriors led for 40+ minutes of the game, including a double-digit lead in the early part of the fourth quarter built off the outstanding performance by Kevin Durant. 2016, however, is the year of the Cavalier comeback. The game served as a microcosm of the 2016 NBA Finals, replete with late-game heroics by Kyrie Irving and Draymond Green turnovers borne from senseless aggression.

  • Warriors sweep road trip, demolish Nuggets 127-108

    Kevin Durant had 25, 7, and 7, and Stephen Curry notched 22 points with 11 assists, as the Warriors ended the road trip with a route

    It only took a few seconds for this game to look like a typical Golden State Warriors blowout. The Dubs took it to the Denver Nuggets early, scoring the games first 8 points, en route to an early 13-point lead.

  • Warriors take Game 1 over Jazz, 106-94

    Draymond Green ran the court on both ends, helping lead the way to a blowout win for Golden State to start the Western Conference Semifinals.

    The Golden State Warriors inched one game closer to their championship goal Tuesday night by defeating the Utah Jazz, 106-94.