5:40 PM EDT, Wed October 22, 2014
San Jose Mercury News 4 hours ago

Mark Jackson expects Warriors' Klay Thompson to get max deal

Former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, now with ESPN, says Klay Thompson is the best two-way shooting guard in the world and deserves a maximum-salary contract.

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Looking back at Preseason Game 7: Warriors 125, Clippers 107

It’s usually a pretty good sign for an NBA head coach when his team wins by 18 points and he’s still not happy with the performance. That was the case for Steve Kerr after the Warriors’ 125-107 over the Clippers on Tuesday night. The Warriors shot 59 percent from the floor and limited the Clippers to 38.6 percent shooting, but they were sloppy and gave up 36 points off of 28 turnovers. Kerr thought the second half was slightly better than the first, when the Warriors went into the locker room with a two-point lead. “Better effort and better focus (in the second half), but still there...

Festus Ezeli’s return is center of attention in Warriors’ win

Starting center Andrew Bogut missed the game with an illness, and reserve centers Ognjen Kuzmic and Marreese Speights each quickly got into foul trouble. The 6-foot-11, 255-pounder stayed in the game to play the first 1:18 of the second quarter and came back for the final 2:03 of the first half, totaling six first-half points and hitting both of his shots from the floor in 6:26. Because Ezeli hadn’t competed even in a full-contact, five-on-five scrimmage during training camp, the Warriors treated the Clippers’ game as such. The Warriors were led by Stephen Curry, who had 27 points on...
Oakland Tribune 15 hours ago

Warriors' Festus Ezeli makes immediate ipact in return

Center plays in win over Clippers for first time in 17 months
Orange County Register 15 hours ago
With Griffin, Paul resting, Clippers fall to Warriors 125-107

With Griffin, Paul resting, Clippers fall to Warriors 125-107

OAKLAND – Festus Ezeli played for the first time in 17 months and had 10 points and three rebounds to help the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Clippers 125-107 in Tuesday’s preseason game. The backup center added one block in 11...

Warriors vs. Clippers pregame: Brandon Rush to miss regular-season opener

Warriors reserve wing Brandon Rush is expected to miss the team’s regular-season opener Oct. 29 at Sacramento, after being diagnosed with a sacral stress reaction in his lower back. Rush, who will be re-evaluated in a week, has played the first half of each of the past two games, before sitting out the second halves with spasms in his lower back. He said he felt a tweak in his back a couple weeks ago when he was weight-lifting. “Given that he won’t have practiced all week, I don’t imagine that he’ll play in the opener, but we’ll see how it goes,” head coach Steve Kerr said. Rush...

Warriors say there’s no excuse for underachieving at Oracle Arena

The Warriors open their home schedule tonight at Oracle Arena after a season when the team suffered numerous losses to lesser competition. Coach Steve Kerr hopes to turn around that trend after the Warriors’ 27-14 home record last season under… Continue Reading →The post Warriors say there’s no excuse for underachieving at Oracle Arena appeared first on Inside the Warriors.

Nice try, NBA, but it’s time to shorten the season (not the games)

Nice to see the NBA found its biggest problem and quickly took corrective measures. Yep, that 12th minute in each quarter was so painfully tedious. The Celtics and Knicks played a 44-minute preseason game Sunday (11 per quarter), prompting players on both teams to say they noticed no difference. But the game consumed only one hour and 58 minutes, so it fit neatly in a two-hour television window. And that’s really what matters, right? One way to reduce wear and tear on NBA stars such as Warriors guard Stephen Curry: Cut back the long, regular-season schedule. (AP photo) This little...

Warriors shootaround: Center Festus Ezeli is set to play for the first time in 17 months

Head coach Steve Kerr said he’ll start Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, David Lee and Andrew Bogut in Tuesday’s preseason game against the Clippers, but the biggest story is who will be coming off the bench. At some point in the second quarter, Kerr plans to sub in Festus Ezeli, who hasn’t played since a Game 6 loss to the Spurs in the 2013 playoffs because of right knee surgery and subsequent right shin inflammation. The third-year center hasn’t played in one year, five months and five days — totaling 523 days. Reserve wing Brandon Rush (lower back spasms) and Shaun...
Oakland Tribune Oct 21, 2014

Warriors' Festus Ezeli will play Tuesday night

Golden State Warriors backup center Festus Ezeli will play for the first time in 17 months in Tuesday night's exhibition game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Warriors sign rookie guard Sean Kilpatrick

The Warriors signed rookie free agent guard Sean Kilpatrick on Monday, rounding out their training camp roster at 20. Kilpatrick, 24, was not drafted after being named to the Associated Press’ All-America first team while playing as a senior for… Continue Reading →The post Warriors sign rookie guard Sean Kilpatrick appeared first on Inside the Warriors.

Looking back on Preseason Game 6: Houston 90, Warriors 83

HIDALGO, Texas – The Warriors’ 90-83 loss to Houston on Sunday night was less about the score and more about the training-camp invitee’s last extended chance to make a pitch for the team’s final roster spot. Rookie forward James Michael McAdoo may have gone into the game with the lead over Aaron Craft, Justin Holiday, Jason Kapono and Mitchell Watt, but each of the five players had at least 13 minutes to try to make a case Sunday. “They were fantastic, Justin especially,” head coach Steve Kerr said. “We’ve seen this in practice, and we saw it in summer league. He just needed...
CSN Houston Oct 20, 2014

Rockets beat Warriors 90-83 in exhibition game

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) James Harden had 15 points and seven rebounds to help the Houston Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors 90-83 in an exhibition game Sunday night.
San Jose Mercury News Oct 20, 2014

Golden State Warriors fall short to Houston Rockets in exhibition game

Younger Warriors step up with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson getting the exhbition game off.

Good competition for Warriors’ final roster spots

HIDALGO, Texas — It was fitting that Sunday’s game was played in an NBA Development League arena, because the Warriors gave the majority of the playing time to men who might open the season in the minors. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson sat the entire game, and Andrew Bogut and David Lee didn’t remove their sweats after the first quarter in the Warriors’ 90-83 loss to Houston to fall to 4-2 while closing out their preseason road schedule. Curry, Thompson, Lee and Bogut each played at least 29 minutes in Friday’s loss to Miami, but the main reason for cutting back on their playing...

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    Klay Thompson

    Mark Jackson talks up Klay Thompson, recalls how coaching and religion intersected with Warriors

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    Festus Ezeli

    Warriors' Festus Ezeli makes immediate ipact in return

  • Stephen Curry

    Stephen Curry

    Golden State Warriors fall short to Houston Rockets in exhibition game

  • Andre Iguodala

    Andre Iguodala

    Warriors shootaround: Splash Brothers out vs. Houston; it’s the rookies’ time to shine

  • David Lee

    David Lee

    Lee takes turn in new offense, but Warriors fall to Heat

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