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Golden State Of Mind Oct 30, 2014
Warriors vs. Kings final score: Golden State opens season with a win in Sacramentor, 95-77

Warriors vs. Kings final score: Golden State opens season with a win in Sacramentor, 95-77

In their first regular season game the Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings with some good, bad and ugly. It wasn't the prettiest of wins for the Golden State Warriors. However in accordance with opening night mantra, it's time to substitute "it's only preseason" for "a win is a win". Ugly or not, these games count and fortunately for Steve Kerr and crew, after a 95-77 win against the Sacramento Kings, the W's are currently on a one-game solo win streak with 81 games to go. Coming into the contest both clubs had previously faced off 374 times in the regular season. Last year the W's fed...
Golden State Of Mind Oct 30, 2014
Game Links #1: Golden State Warriors 95 @ Sacramento Kings 77 - One spurt of smallball sent the Kings reeling

Game Links #1: Golden State Warriors 95 @ Sacramento Kings 77 - One spurt of smallball sent the Kings reeling

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Sactown Royalty Oct 30, 2014
Warriors 95, Kings 77: Turnovers, Poor Shooting Bury Kings

Warriors 95, Kings 77: Turnovers, Poor Shooting Bury Kings

A particularly terrible stretch in the third quarter proves to be too big of a hole to climb in an ugly, sloppy affair For the first half, the Sacramento Kings stayed toe-to-toe with their Northern California rivals. Unfortunately for Kings fans, the third quarter was real, and boy was it painful. Consecutive poor, sloppy plays that led to several Golden State Warriors leakouts were the main culprit in a two point halftime lead turning into a 10 point deficit. The Kings ended the night with an atrocious 26 turnovers. To be fair, the Warriors weren't exactly hitting on all cylinders either,...
Golden State Of Mind Oct 29, 2014

Warriors vs. Kings preview: How will Golden State contain DeMarcus Cousins?

BASKETBALL IS BACK! The Golden State Warriors tip-off the season with a matchup against the Sacramento Kings. The big matchup question: how will the Warriors contain DeMarcus Cousins? Tonight, the Golden State Warriors are set to take on the Sacramento Kings who sported a 28-54 record last season. As you might expect from their records, the Dubs swept the season series 4-0 last year and this year may be no different. Sacramento did not make major changes this offseason and they will be relying on player development over anything else. DeMarcus Cousins, the cornerstone of the...
Sactown Royalty Oct 29, 2014
Kings vs. Warriors Preview: Opening night is here!

Kings vs. Warriors Preview: Opening night is here!

Breathe a sigh of relief Kings fans.  The offseason is over.  The Kings officially tip-off the 2014-15 season tonight against the visiting Golden State Warriors and we can go back to watching actual basketball being played.  I, for one, can't wait.  Opening night tips off at 7:00 pm tonight on Comcast SportsNet California and on KHTK 1140. 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR 1. For those of you attending the game, there will be a pre-game tailgate starting at 4:30 pm in Lot J.  I'm sure there will be a lot of dedicated Kings fans and StR readers/commenters attending the tailgate, so if you can get...
Golden State Of Mind Oct 29, 2014

Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings game preview. And so it begins.

Matchup Sacramento Kings0-0 (0-0 home) vs Golden State Warriors0-0 (0-0 road) Details October 29, 2014 Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA 7:00PM PT CSN Bay Area Blog Buddy: Sactown Royalty Probable Starters Darren Collison G Stephen Curry Ben McLemore G Klay Thompson Rudy Gay F Andre Iguodala Jason Thompson F Draymond Green DeMarcus Cousins C Andrew Bogut Key Injuries Omri Casspi - day to day David Lee - doubtful (hamstring) Shaun Livingston - out (toe) Brandon Rush - day to day 2013/14 Four Factors eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV%...
Golden State Of Mind Oct 28, 2014
Thoughts on the eve of the 2014-2015 Golden State Warriors season

Thoughts on the eve of the 2014-2015 Golden State Warriors season

Kevin Garnett once famously bellowed, "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!" It seems he was right: the 2014 offseason, most assuredly the longest in NBA history, and maybe the longest span of time of anything ever, has at last come to its merciful end. Ladies and gentlemen: Let there be basketball. And while this vampire took its pint of blood from many of us, the dawning of the season has torched its sickly marble flesh into ash; we survived its terror; and here we are, standing tall, the sun shining, the Bay brimming with sports enthusiasm, and our 2014-2015 Golden State Warriors standing there on...
Golden State Of Mind Oct 28, 2014
According to Yahoo Sports: Warriors co-owner Peter Guber uses

According to Yahoo Sports: Warriors co-owner Peter Guber uses "hoodish" in email, means "Yiddish, somehow

What. Man, what. Is this, what? I'm just so, what? Come on. On the eve of Opening Night, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports detailed a report that the Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber had mistakenly written "hoodish" in an e-mail when he had meant "Yiddish". Guber responded to the email by writing, "I’m taking rosetta stone to learn Hungarian Serbian Australian swahili and hoodish This year. But it's nice." Couple things here: Why does Peter Guber, chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment and also a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, spell out phone as "fone"? And in this...
Golden State Of Mind Oct 28, 2014

Golden State of Mind Community Guidelines

I know we're all geared up for the Return of Basketball here are Golden State of Mind. If all goes according to plan, we'll have a lot to cheer for this season — we'll all be agreeing with each other and landing top-notch high fives. Good times. In sports, things rarely go according to plan. And in internet communities, plans are little more than desperate attempts to keep total anarchy at bay. But we've gotta try to do it. We're a community, one that wants to grow and prosper. We aren't going to get there without some modicum of order. So, with a hat tip to Sactown Royalty from whom I...
Golden State Of Mind Oct 25, 2014

Warriors vs. Nuggets final score: Golden State Dominates With Excellent Transition Defense

Showing dominance on the defensive end, the Warriors close the preseason with a convincing 119-112 win over the Denver Nuggets. That whole "it's just the preseason" statement flew out of the window after Andrew Bogut completed a full-court pass to Andre Iguodala for a dunk. Any other time it would be appropriate to end this game recap sermon early and dismiss church. Plays like that coming from your center shouldn't be tainted with mentions of other game moments, however there were just as impressive factors in Friday night's win, most notably the Warriors transition D. Without the...
Golden State Of Mind Oct 24, 2014
The end of Steve Nash and the next closest predecessor

The end of Steve Nash and the next closest predecessor

Steve Nash is my all-time favorite basketball player. It was confirmed on Thursday that he would miss the season with back issues. Here's a little thing I'm going to write for him. There was never, in my lifetime, a more free-flowing style of game than the one Steve Nash played. Forget the arguments over the two MVPs, the debilitating injuries near the end; recall the patented finger-lick-to-hair-swipe over the ears, the off-the-dribble threes on nights where defenses felt safer granting him space to shoot than pass, and the constant motion between him and his teammates creating the game's...
Golden State Of Mind Oct 24, 2014

Warriors vs. Nuggets preview: It's Steph Curry Bobblehead Night

The 5-2 Warriors look to close out the preseason with another W. Golden State Warriors (5-2) vs. Denver Nuggets (2-5) Oracle Arena - Oakland, CA 7:30 p.m. PST Radio: KNBR 1050 | TV: CSN Bay Area Buddy blog: Denver Stiffs If you have not checked out the NBA.com 2014-15 GM Survey yet, your Golden State Warriors have once again been dubbed the "most fun team to watch" in the association. Of course, the Warriors have bigger aspirations for this season and with a healthy roster, we may finally see the full potential of the team coupled with a new fine-tuned offense which was dissected in...
Golden State Of Mind Oct 22, 2014

Recap: Warriors top Clippers by scoring more points and getting help from a long lost friend named Festus Ezeli

I don't want to read too much into these Warriors pre-season games, given players are playing themselves into shape, and the new system is still being installed. I don't know how good this team will be, and tonight's game is anything but a fair representation of the Clippers and Warriors at full strength, let alone, in playoff mode. Still, it's nice to beat the Clippers any time of year, regardless if they're playing with Jared Cunningham and Spencer Hawes in the starting lineup instead of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. But heck, the Warriors balanced that out by starting Harrison Barnes...

Warriors vs. Clippers preview: A battle for preseason California bragging rights

It's preseason, but it's also the L.A. Clippers. Golden State Warriors (4-2) vs. L.A. Clippers (1-4) 7:30 p.m. PST ROARACLE Radio: KNBR 1050 AM | TV (!!!): TNT Buddy blog: Clips Nation Tom Ziller of SB Nation-NBA wrote a pretty inspiring piece about the Golden State Warriors yesterday in which he concluded by writing that fully implementing new coach Steve Kerr's offensive vision is, "...the final step for this wonderfully strange collection to break the Golden State mold and challenge for a championship."As the preseason comes to a close in Oakland this week, the Warriors are still...
The Dream Shake Oct 20, 2014

Rockets best Warriors, 90-83 improve to 4-1

Rockets headed to the RGV to take on the visiting Golden State Warriors in a weekend preseason match up. I usually don't do these wrap ups for the simple reason that most Rocket games are blacked out in my area and it'd be nonsense to try and write about a game I didn't see. But Sunday's game provided a rare opportunity since it was held in the Rio Grande Valley as part of the ever-fruitful relationship between the Rockets and the RGV Vipers. The Rockets won but honestly the score and stats don't matter much to me in preseason contests. I was more interested in how the team would look after...
Golden State Of Mind Oct 20, 2014
Warriors vs. Rockets final score: Splash Bros get night off; Dubs fall to Rockets, 90-83

Warriors vs. Rockets final score: Splash Bros get night off; Dubs fall to Rockets, 90-83

Preseason... Where Development Happens! With Steph Curry and Klay Thompson getting some rest (you could say David Lee and Andrew Bogut were "resting" too, playing only 10 mins of the 1st), the Golden State Warriors turned to their young guns for production but fell short in a 90-83 loss to the Houston Rockets. Nemanja Nedovic started at point guard while Harrison Barnes filled the forward slot once again. The Dubs started off the first quarter well, shooting 58% from the floor and holding Houston to 38% shooting. Nedovic and Barnes were utilized right from the onset and were able to score...
Golden State Of Mind Oct 19, 2014

Warriors vs Rockets preview: A Big Man Showdown?

The Golden State Warriors will face off against the Houston Rockets in what could be an early preview to a season long big man matchup between Warriors Andrew Bogut and Rockets Dwight Howard. Left still to wonder if the Golden State Warriors loss to the Miami Heat was a regular season game or just another preseason showdown, the Warriors are set to take on the Rockets in what should be an easy day on the offensive perimeter with a bit of a test down low -- maybe. What's so special about the paint this year in Houston? According to Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon, current Rockets...
The Dream Shake Oct 19, 2014

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors preseason game preview

The Rockets take on the Warriors tonight in Hidalgo The Rockets and Warriors played three times last season. The Rockets blew out the Warriors in Houston, and took the first meeting in the Bay Area thanks to some Patrick Beverley heroics. The Warriors stole one back in their building in an OT win to stop the Rockets' 7-game winning streak. Houston was on a back-to-back, and battled back after trailing most of the game, but of course the story was how awesome Golden State was. I'm not bitter. The Warriors have looked pretty unstoppable in preseason so far. Not that it matters, but it's a...

A call for new writers

Interested in writing about the Warriors with us this season? Follow the simple directions below. As the new season begins, Golden State of Mind is looking for passionate Warriors fans to help us with covering previews and recaps. To apply, send me an email with a brief explanation of why you're interested in writing about the Warriors, what you'd bring to our staff and a brief writing sample in response to either of the following questions that you might hypothetically submit for publishing (or both, if you so please): Team Monta or Team Steph? What was your favorite moment of the Mark...
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 18, 2014

GameStream: Heat get first preseason win with 115-108 comeback over Warriors

The Heat used a late fourth quarter run to beat the Warriors and get their first preseason win. Finally, the Miami Heat got that winning feeling. Yes, it's only preseason but given the change the Heat franchise have experienced these last four months of adjusting to a new era of Miami basketball, winning was an acceptable familiar feeling. Miami used a rapid fourth quarter rally to defeat the Golden State Warriors 115 -108. With the victory, the Miami Heat won it's first preseason game in five tires. Chris Bosh led the way with 21 points while newcomers Luol Deng and Shawne Williams added...

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