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Explain One Play: W’s shut out Blazers 14-0

Explain One Play: W’s shut out Blazers 14-0

We break down the game-opening defense that shut out the Blazers 14-0 and never let them into Game 4 of the Warriors-Blazers series. See the end glossary for unfamiliar terms! Let’s look at the defense that drove the W’s to a 14-0 start in Game 4 and effectively ended any chance the Blazers had of winning the game and series. Once the W’s get a lead, Stephen Curry allows himself heat checks and often gets on game-crushing rolls. In general, teams want to attack Curry and Zaza Pachulia. The Warriors base defense allows free switching between Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond...

Game 4 preview: Can Warriors sweep Blazers?

Can Warriors sweep Blazers? Mike Brown (interim), 1st season with Warriors (0-0 with Warriors and 347-216 overall); Terry Stotts, 5th season with Blazers (223-187 with Blazers and 338-355 overall) On air: TV on TNT, NBC Sports Bay Area; Radio on 95.7 The Game Warriors (67-15, 3-0); Blazers (41-41, 0-3) Warriors: PG Stephen Curry (27.3 ppg, 6.0 apg), SG Klay Thompson (18.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg), SF Patrick McCaw (6.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg), PF Draymond Green (11.3 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 8.7 apg), C Zaza Pachulia (4.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg) Blazers: PG Damian Lillard (25.7 ppg, 2.3 apg), SG C.J. McCollum (28.0 ppg, 6.3...

Game 3 preview: Kevin Durant’s status unclear vs. Blazers

Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (207-39 with Warriors and overall); Terry Stotts, 5th season with Blazers (223-187 with Blazers and 338-355 overall) On air: TV on ESPN, NBC Sports Bay Area; Radio on 95.7 The Game Warriors: PG Stephen Curry (24.0 ppg, 5.0 apg), SG Klay Thompson (15.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg), SF Patrick McCaw (4.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg), PF Draymond Green (12.5 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 9.5 apg), C Zaza Pachulia (7.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg) Blazers: PG Damian Lillard (23.0 ppg, 1.5 apg), SG C.J. McCollum (26.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg), SF Evan Turner (8.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg), PF Maurice Harkless (13.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg), C Noah...

Game 2 preview: Will Warriors’ Kevin Durant play vs. Blazers?

Will Warriors’ Kevin Durant play vs. Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (207-39 with Warriors and overall); Terry Stotts, 5th season with Blazers (223-187 with Blazers and 338-355 overall) On air: TV on TNT, NBC Sports Bay Area; Radio on 95.7 The Game Warriors (67-15, 1-0); Blazers (41-41, 0-1) Warriors: PG Stephen Curry (29.0 ppg, 4.0 apg), SG Klay Thompson (15.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg), SF Kevin Durant (32.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg), PF Draymond Green (19.0 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 9.0 apg), C Zaza Pachulia (4.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg) Blazers: PG Damian Lillard (34.0 ppg, 3.0 apg), SG C.J. McCollum (41.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg),...

Zaza Pachulia vs. ?????: Portland Trail Blazers-Golden State Warriors matchups

In the buildup to the Blazers quest for a historic upset, we thought we'd delve deeper into the matchups that will inevitably decide the series. Next up: Centers.
Rip City Project Apr 14, 2017

Blazers Warriors Player Matchup Preview 5/5: Zaza Pachulia vs. Jusuf Nurkic and Co.

Rip City Project is getting ready for the start of the playoffs. To preview the highly anticipated Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers series, we take a look at our final player match up: Zaza Pachulia vs. Jusuf Nurkic and Co. There is no question that the Portland Trailblazers would not be in these playoffs […] Blazers Warriors Player Matchup Preview 5/5: Zaza Pachulia vs. Jusuf Nurkic and Co. - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Damian Jones excited to be back with Golden State

After the Santa Cruz Warriors’ season ended Monday night in the Development League’s Western Conference semifinals, Damian Jones received a text from Golden State director of player programs Jonnie West: “Opportunity is there.” At 21 with a game still raw by NBA standards, Jones won’t be much of a factor in the Warriors’ championship pursuit. Golden State’s only center signed beyond this season, Jones’ time banging against the likes of Zaza Pachulia, David West and JaVale McGee in practice will only help him should he get a shot at the rotation next season. The player...

Warriors game day: How will Kevin Durant look in return?

Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (205-38 with Warriors and overall); Alvin Gentry, 2nd season with Pelicans (63-97 with Pelicans and 398-467 overall) On air: TV on NBC Sports Bay Area; Radio on 95.7 The Game Warriors: PG Shaun Livingston (5.1 ppg, 1.7 apg), SG Klay Thompson (22.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg), SF Kevin Durant (25.3 ppg, 8.2 rpg), PF Draymond Green (10.2 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 7.1 apg), C Zaza Pachulia (6.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg) Pelicans: PG Tim Frazier (7.2 ppg, 5.1 apg), SG Jrue Holiday (15.6 ppg, 7.2 apg), SF Solomon Hill (6.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg), PF Donatas Motiejunas (4.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg), C Alexis Ajinca...

Warriors game day: Without Green, can Golden State limit Suns?

Without Green, can Golden State limit Suns? Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (204-38 with Warriors and overall); Earl Watson, 2nd season with Suns (31-80 with Suns and overall) On air: TV on NBC Sports Bay Area; Radio on 95.7 The Game Warriors: PG Stephen Curry (25.1 ppg, 6.6 apg), SG Klay Thompson (22.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg), SF Patrick McCaw (3.7 ppg, 1.4 rpg), PF Matt Barnes (7.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg), C Zaza Pachulia (6.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg) Suns: PG Tyler Ulis (10.9 ppg, 9.0 apg), SG Devin Booker (4.2 ppg, 2.1 pg), SF T.J. Warren (14.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg), PF Marquese Chriss (9.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg), C Alex Len...

Warriors game day: Can Golden State limit Wizards’ Wall and Beal?

Can Golden State limit Wizards’ Wall and Beal? Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (202-38 with Warriors and overall); Scott Brooks, 1st season with Wizards (46-30 with Wizards and 384-237 overall) On air: TV on NBC Sports Bay Area; Radio on 95.7 The Game Warriors: PG Stephen Curry (25.0 ppg, 6.5 apg), SG Klay Thompson (22.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg), SF Patrick McCaw (3.7 ppg, 1.4 rpg), PF Draymond Green (10.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 7.1 apg), C Zaza Pachulia (6.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg) Warriors injury report: SF Kevon Looney (left hip strain) and SF Kevin Durant (grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise) are...

Kevin Durant details nerve-racking hours after knee injury

Less than two minutes into the Warriors’ Feb. 28 loss to the Wizards, when Zaza Pachulia crashed into him, Kevin Durant heard a crack. “It was something that I never felt before, I never heard before,” Durant recalled during a podcast interview with Bill Simmons posted Friday morning. Durant’s worst fears were confirmed the next day when doctors told him he had fractured his left tibia. For the first time since that night in Washington a month ago, the eight-time NBA All-Star detailed to Simmons the aftermath of that initial diagnosis. The first diagnosis we got was that I broke...

Warriors game day: Can Golden State get redemption against Spurs?

Can Golden State get redemption against Spurs? Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (200-38 with Warriors and overall); Gregg Popovich, 21st season with Spurs (1,146-501 with Spurs and overall) On air: TV on CSN Bay Area and ESPN; Radio on 95.7 The Game Warriors: PG Stephen Curry (24.9 ppg, 6.5 apg), SG Klay Thompson (22.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg), SF Patrick McCaw (3.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg), PF Draymond Green (10.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 7.1 apg), C Zaza Pachulia (6.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg) Spurs: PG Tony Parker (10.1 ppg, 4.7 apg), SG Danny Green (7.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg), SF Kawhi Leonard (26.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg), PF LaMarcus...

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