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Stories behind Warriors’ 15-0, record-tying start

DENVER - Klay Thompson scored a team-high 21 points with seven assists, Harrison Barnes added 17 points and three steals, and Andre Iguodala came off the bench to compile a plus-19 plus-minus rating in 26 ½ minutes as the Warriors beat the Nuggets 118-105 on Sunday to tie the league’s best-ever start at 15-0. The Warriors are already one of only five teams in league history to open a season with 14 straight wins. Reserve guard Ian Clark actually handed the game ball to a Denver employee, causing the Warriors to later go back and ask for the record-tying piece of memorabilia. “It’d...

Warriors start season 15-0, tie league’s all-time mark

Warriors start season 15-0, tie league’s all-time mark When third-string point guard Ian Clark got into the lane for back-to-back buckets early in the fourth quarter, starting point guard Stephen Curry rolled off the bench and slid face first onto the floor. The Nuggets (6-8), who were without Kenneth Faried (left ankle), Wilson Chandler (right hip) and Jusuf Nurkic (left patellar tendon), were fit competitors - focused more on starting their own winning streak than snapping the Warriors’ surge. Clark, playing with Leandro Barbosa, Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala and Marreese...
Golden State Of Mind Nov 20, 2015

Explain One Play: Busted Elevator = Draymond Green beats the Clippers!

Video breakdown of the Warriors' game-winning out-of-bounds play against the Clippers on Nov 19 2015. Well, that was an exciting game. This is a quick breakdown of the game winning out-of-bounds play. It goes by fast, and Andre Iguodala does a nice dance afterwards, so here is the play to be viewed for sheer pleasure. It goes by fast, huh? There's actually a mini-drama in those seconds,  which we will spell out. We'll see that the Clippers aggressively blew up the primary option on the play, and the Warriors coolly responded. Aggressive Clippers Defense First let's recall the situation....
Golden State Of Mind Nov 15, 2015

Warriors vs. Nets: Andre Iguodala, Stephen Curry lead Golden State to historic 11th win

The Warriors endured their biggest deficit of the season in the first half but came back to win in overtime. There certainly wasn't a 50-point margin of victory, but the home team remained undefeated anyway. For reasons that I don't wholly understand, I watched the entirety of last night's game between the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings. Actually, my bad, no I didn't — I just watched the third and fourth quarter that seemed to drag on forever, DeMarcus Cousins' 40-point performance notwithstanding. Anyway, my point: I don't see how Brooklyn can possibly compete with the Golden State...
Golden State Of Mind Nov 15, 2015

Explain One Play: Andre Iguodala's last-gasp three saves the game for the Warriors

Video breakdown of the game-tying three by Andre Iguodala in the Warriors-Nets game on Nov 14 2015. We're going to break down the play that got the clutch game-tying three by Andre Iguodala with under ten seconds left in the game. First, note that the Warriors are taking the ball out on the sideline with limited time. Every team has a small number of practiced plays for these "sideline out of bounds" (SLOB) situations. The Play, Version 1 (Pass to Flare) The Warriors have this lovely simple play where Shooter A throws the ball in-bounds to a big passer, such as Draymond Green. Then Shooter...

Stories behind Warriors’ 11th straight victory

Stephen Curry had his league-leading seventh game with at least 30 points, and Andre Iguodala made all of the crunch-time plays, including a game-tying three-pointer with 5.9 seconds left in regulation, as the Warriors needed overtime to beat Brooklyn 107-99 at Oracle Arena. The Warriors boast a 44-2 record (.957) at home during the regular season, dating back to last season. Not with a crowd of 19,596 begging them to play like the team that has dominated the NBA for the league’s first three weeks. The Warriors used a 10-0 run to open the overtime period in order to reel off their...

Warriors work overtime to get 11th straight win, over Nets

Andre Iguodala made three huge plays in crunch time to lead the Warriors to a 107-99 overtime victory in a game that should have never been that close against one-win Brooklyn. The Warriors had to sweat it out Saturday night at Oracle Arena, but they became the 11th team in NBA history to start a season 11-0 and closed in on the league’s best-ever start — a 15-0 mark that was set by the Washington Capitols in 1948 and matched by the Houston Rockets in 1993. There were six lead changes in the final 4:36, but Brook Lopez’s point-blank shot at the regulation buzzer clanged off the back...

Warriors’ Draymond Green is a willing talker — and passer

Warriors’ Draymond Green is a willing talker — and passer Just ask him. Warriors power forward Draymond Green wholly believes he is the best passer on a squad that already reeled off a 28-assist half this season and is leading the league in assists for the second straight season. Anyone who has seen Stephen Curry whip a left-handed, behind-the-back pass to a moving target, Andrew Bogut hit backdoor cutters in stride or Andre Iguodala precisely execute a 2-on-1 fast break might slant the argument in a different direction. Green does have the stats on his side. Among NBA players who...

Stories behind Warriors’ record-tying win against Memphis

MEMPHIS - Stephen Curry scored half of his 28 points in a game-altering, three-minute stretch to close the third quarter, and swingmen Andre Iguodala and Harrison Barnes combined for 39 points as the Warriors’ quickness, skill and versatility proved 16 points (100-84) better than the Grizzlies’ bully-ball Wednesday at the FedEx Forum. Memphis will assuredly be looking for a little payback against the Warriors, who knocked the Grizzlies out of the Western Conference semifinals last season and embarrassed them 119-69 in this season’s first meeting. At the 3:37 mark of the third quarter,...

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala is Luke Walton’s ‘security blanket’

MEMPHIS — Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton calls sixth man Andre Iguodala his “security blanket.” Iguodala has been on the court a lot, having played at least 29 minutes in three of the Warriors’ past five games and on pace to log that amount of playing time in more than 45 games this season. The 31-year-old with knee tendinitis is averaging 9.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.6 steals. Warriors center Festus Ezeli got his eighth consecutive start Wednesday and is averaging career highs in nearly every statistical category. The Warriors were in Memphis for the first...
Golden State Of Mind Nov 12, 2015

Warriors vs. Grizzlies final score: Golden State grinds Memphis on Veteran's Day

The Warriors didn't earn any style points, but it was another solid win at the 'Grindhouse,' nonetheless. Shout out to our Veterans! As is quickly becoming a habit, the Warriors dispatched another Western Conference playoff hopeful without much stress. The pregame intrigue involved a budding big man controversy between centers Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli. But when the game started, however, it was all Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Stephen Curry. The Warriors' best wing athletes gave the Warriors offense all they needed to put away a disappointing Grizzlies squad in the second...

Iguodala provides Warriors a ‘security blanket’

MEMPHIS - Warriors sixth man Andre Iguodala has played at least 29 minutes in three of the Warriors’ past four games and is on pace to log that amount of playing time in more than 50 games this season. Interim head coach Luke Walton knows he needs to monitor the minutes of the 31-year-old with knee tendinitis, but that’s easier said than done. Walton has a staffer who charts consecutive minutes for all of the Warriors’ players and tries to max out Iguodala’s stints at about nine minutes.

Stories behind Warriors’ win over Detroit

Interim head coach Luke Walton considered reinserting Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on Monday night as the Warriors’ fourth-quarter lead dwindled to four points, but before he could make a move, the second unit responded. Leandro Barbosa sparked a 10-0 run during a stretch that included impactful plays from Harrison Barnes, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston, and the Warriors danced away with a 109-95 victory over Detroit and an 8-0 record on the season. I think that they’ve made some personnel moves to make him a focal point with spreading the floor with four shooters now. What...
Warriors 103, Kings 94: Andre Iguodala provides positive influence amidst ugliness

Warriors 103, Kings 94: Andre Iguodala provides positive influence amidst ugliness

SACRAMENTO – Warriors forward Andre Iguodala had an Iguodala-like game against the Sacramento Kings. Amidst the ugliness on both sides, his plus-minus was +23. Stephen Curry called that number “crazy” in a game like the Warriors’ 103-94 win where missed… Continue Reading → The post Warriors 103, Kings 94: Andre Iguodala provides positive influence amidst ugliness appeared first on Inside the Warriors.

Warriors survive first tough test, beat Clippers 112-108

The outcome, in a matchup of the Western Conference’s final two undefeated teams, left the Warriors at 5-0 and the Clippers at 4-1. The Warriors erased a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit, in part, because interim head coach Luke Walton left Andre Iguodala on the court, instead of center Festus Ezeli. Back came Curry (who else?), draining a three-point shot to give the Warriors a 108-106 edge with 1:07 left. The game was halting and choppy at times, given the physical play and frequent whistles (48 fouls in all). The Warriors led by as many as 17 points in the second quarter (at...

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