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WATCH: Stephen Curry dribbles through entire Thunder defense, scores

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry rebounded from a poor performance in Game 4 and on Thursday night looked more like the player who was named MVP for the second consecutive season. The Warriors earned a much-needed victory in Game 5, 120-111, as Curry dropped 31 points, while Klay Thompson added another 27. Curry dazzled on one particular play in the second quarter when...
Via The Sports Daily
52 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Warriors beat Thunder, 120-111: Andrew Bogut Dundee-fended Oracle Arena

It was do or die for the Golden State Warriors. Shout out to the people old enough to catch that reference. First Half For the first time in weeks, the Golden State Warriors opened the game looking like a 73-win juggernaut. Andrew Bogut, welcome back to the NBA. This game was all about the big Aussie, and he (finally) delivered. After looking gimpy, tired and slow for a solid...
Via Golden State of Mind
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Warriors / Thunder Pre-Game 5: Simple

Nothing is simpler in sports than an elimination game.  Win or go home.  But right now, everything looks complicated for the Warriors.  What was once effortless now looks forced.  And almost all the unshakeable rules and streaks that used to give comfort have been broken.  The Warriors have been thoroughly outplayed, and now have 48 minutes to find the upper hand in this series...
Via Fast Break
4 hours ago

The Warriors need emotional and tactical solutions

The Golden State Warriors have a challenge in their Game 5 showdown with the Oklahoma City Thunder that is unique in scope. They have two huge problems that need to be solved independently of each other, meaning that solving just one won’t be enough. The Warriors, as it turns out, had an Achilles Heel. For those who have either forgotten their Greek mythology or never bothered...
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 (more) adjustments the Warriors could make

Here are five more adjustments the Golden State Warriors should make in Game 5. Win and you live to see another day. Lose and you go home. It’s that simple. The Golden State Warriors will look to force a Game 6 back in Oklahoma City. Never mind the fact that the Warriors have been obliterated […] 5 (more) adjustments the Warriors could make - Blue Man Hoop - Blue Man Hoop - A...
Via Blue Man Hoop
9 hours ago

More questions than answers for Golden State Warriors

A two-time NBA MVP, the league’s second-leading three-point man and basketball’s most versatile forward walk into a bar. They sit down, look at the television screen above them and, for the first time in seemingly forever, see someone else at the center of the basketball world. Questions come to mind. What if their golden flash of a season was just that, a flash? What’s huffing...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will the Golden State Warriors rebound?

Coming off their first two-game losing streak of the season, the defending champion Golden State Warriors find themselves on the verge of being eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s not that Golden State lost two games in Oklahoma City. After all, the Thunder put up the third-best home record during the regular season. Instead, it’s all about how they lost these two games...
Via Sportsnaut
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Doesn’t Golden State Go Big?

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on May 25, 2016. Very few problems come from winning 73 games. Here’s one of them: when winning comes so easily, how motivated would any team be to experiment with alternative styles of basketball, just in case? Right now, the Warriors are getting absolutely blitzed in three areas: rebounding, fast breaks, and free...
Via The Sports Post
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors vs Thunder Playoff Preview: Golden State Begins Epic Comeback?

The Warriors return home on the edge of extinction from this years playoffs. Is this where they right the ship? Or will this be the end their magical season? Matchup Golden State Warriors1-3 (1-1 HOME) vs Oklahoma City Thunder3-1 (1-1 ROAD) Details May 26, 2016 Oracle Arena — Oakland, CA 6 p.m. PST TNT | KNBR 680 AM Blog Buddy: Welcome to Loud City Projected...
Via Golden State of Mind
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr admits Steph Curry ‘not quite where he needs to be’

Warriors coach Steve Kerr admitted that Stephen Curry is not in optimal shape, but blamed the injury layoff instead of injuries themselves. Kerr blamed Curry’s struggles against Oklahoma City on the layoff Curry had experienced with his multiple injuries. Steve Kerr said Stephen Curry was mostly bothered by long layoff: "He may just not be quite where he needs to be, but it’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steven Adams suffered testicular contusion from Draymond Green kick

To say that Steven Adams is tough as balls would be a painfully understated assessment — although the terminology arguably is apropos — given that TNT’s Craig Sager reported Tuesday night that the Oklahoma City Thunder center suffered a testicular contusion after being kicked by Draymond Green earlier in the Western Conference Finals. Craig Sager says Steven Adams suffered...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson embarrassingly thought Warriors had 40 assists

Klay Thompson was so desperate to find a silver lining after the Golden State Warriors were blown out for a second straight game on Tuesday night that he added 25 assists to his team’s total. While speaking to reporters after his 26-point performance, Thompson was glancing over the stat sheet searching for some positives. For a brief moment, he thought he found one. “I mean...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green on recent play: ‘I’ve been awful’

All-Star forward Draymond Green is taking responsibility for his role in the Golden State Warriors being pushed to the brink of elimination in the Western Conference Finals. Over four games against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Green has averaged 11.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists, while shooting 33 percent and committing 3.3 turnovers per game. “I bring the energy to this...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stephen Curry’s knee is ’70 percent at best’

Stephen Curry had one of the worst games of his career against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4, leading many to wonder if his knee is still bothering him. According to one report, it is. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical was told by a source that Curry’s knee is not really close to 100 percent healthy, and the Thunder know it. More from Woj: Curry has been a shell of himself...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley: 'I’ve never seen the NBA as bad as it is'

This year the Golden State Warriors finished with the best record in NBA history, 73-9. Their star, Steph Curry, became the first unanimous MVP in league history after shattering all sorts of records. But despite all of this, NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley still thinks the NBA is at the worst level he’s ever seen. Speaking with ArizonaSports.com, Barkley said the following...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors: low blow

Earlier today, the league decided not to suspend Golden State Warriors’ star Draymond Green for kicking Thunder center Steven Adams in the groin. I assume that everyone has seen the play in in question by now, but if you haven’t you can watch it below. I am a Draymond Green fan. He’s tough, plays hard, and is the emotional leader of this Golden State basketball team. But this...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State trails 2-1: What’s new and what’s not?

The Golden State Warriors have been here before. Last year, the Memphis Grizzlies took a 2-1 lead into Game 4 of a Western Conference playoff series on their home floor. The Warriors defeated them to turn around a series they eventually won in six games. Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a 2-1 lead into Game 4 of the 2015 NBA Finals on their home floor. The Warriors defeated...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green fires back at Russell Westbrook

The war of words is heating up just as much as the action is between Draymond Green, Russell Westbrook, the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder. Green, who is potentially facing a suspension for kicking Steven Adams in the family jewels, didn’t appreciate Westbrook saying he did the deed on purpose. Draymond Green: "Russell said I did it on purpose but he's a part...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Silas to interview for top Warriors assistant job

The Golden State Warriors will lose former interim head coach and top assistant Luke Walton at the conclusion of the 2016 NBA Playoffs. Walton’s focus after this run will be on rebuilding the Los Angeles Lakers after he accepted the team’s head coaching job earlier this month. It’s the second consecutive year that Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has lost a top assistant to...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green can name all 34 players drafted before him in order

Think Draymond Green is still mad about where he got drafted in 2012? Uh…yeah. He can name every player drafted before him in order. Jon Wilner of Bay Area News Group: The topic is the 2012 NBA draft — his draft — and Warriors forward Draymond Green has his game face on. Offered a printout of every selection to assist his recollections of that fateful night, Green scoffs...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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