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Golden State Of Mind 5 hours ago

One Eyed Charlie and his pirate horde kicked the Warriors in the mouth last night

Mike Conley showed the Warriors what grit is. Mike Conley's face is so swollen, he looks like he just survived a battle in the old Coliseum in Rome fought entirely with 50 pound wooden clubs. He looks like Greg Kinnear in 'As Good as it Gets.' He looks bad. He looks f'ing fierce. His one eye glares across the land, searching for battle, ready for blood sport. He is the last survivor in the human-camp and the zombies are swarming over the hills and you're trying to get to the weaponry stockpiled beneath his bunk but he's not having any of it—no, sir—zombies be damned. You ain't getting...
Golden State Of Mind 14 hours ago

Game Links #R1G2: Golden State Warriors 90 vs Memphis Grizzlies 97 - Stephen Curry gets his MVP trophy, Warriors get a wake up call

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Golden State Of Mind 14 hours ago

Grizzlies Grind out Warriors to Even Series

The Grizzles behind Mike Conley imposed their will on the Warriors Tuesday night at Oracle on their way to the 97 - 90 win Snapshot of Game #1: Warriors Basketball played at Warriors pace. Highly efficient offense, hitting open shots and pushing the tempo, forcing the Grizzles into bad shots and controlling the ball on both ends. Easy Golden State win. Snapshot of Game #2: Grizzlies Basketball played at Grizzlies pace. Each shot clock drained down to it's last second, with no fast breaks or pace. Suffocating defense causing out of rhythm shots and controlling the boards. A defining...

Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 2 halftime score: Memphis leads Golden State, 50-39

The Warriors find themselves in an 11-point hole at halftime of Game 2. The Golden State Warriors shot 36.8% from the floor and scored just 17 points in the second quarter on their way to a 50-39 deficit in the first half of Game 2 against the Memphis Grizzlies. In the second quarter, the Warriors shot just 28.6% while Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 2-for-13 shooting. Only 2nd time this season (inlcuding playoffs) that Warriors have been held under 40 points in the first half of a game — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 6, 2015 Mike Conley made his first...

Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 2, NBA Playoffs 2015: Can Golden State keep the pressure on Memphis?

The Warriors took care of business in Game 1. Is it Memphis' turn to respond? Or can the Warriors take it to another level? The Warriors haven't lost at home since late January, have yet to lose in the playoffs, and have absolutely handled the Memphis Grizzlies in their last three meetings. You can look at basically any recent trend related to the upcoming game and see why the Warriors are favored to have a 2-0 lead after Tuesday night. I'd wager that before Game 1 of the series, Memphis stressed that two keys for them to win were to get the Warriors' starting front court in foul trouble...
Golden State Of Mind 20 hours ago

Coming to terms with Stephen Curry as the MVP

Is this a dream? I remember last year when Kevin Durant won the MVP. It was such a huge revelation (to me) that someone other than Lebron James could claim the trophy. James had been so dominant for so long that Durant's breakthrough felt almost surreal. And yet, when it happened, it made sense. Kevin Durant was, by all accounts, the second best player on the planet—gifted, long, athletic, driven, fierce. For him to win the MVP felt right. It was his turn. When something happens halfway across the world, there is a certain sense of unreality to that event. It has happened to someone else....

Grizzlies vs. Warriors, 2015 NBA playoffs: Time, TV schedule, radio, and live stream for Game 2

How to watch Game 2 between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors The Grizzlies have opened a playoff series on the road, are given no chance by experts and looked completely outmatched by their opponent after the first game. Sound familiar? It unfortunately has a similar ring to the bell of the 2013 Western Conference Finals, at least to this Grizzlies fan. However, there's one big tonal difference here: the health of Mike Conley. More on the Warriors Golden State Warriors blog Golden State Of Mind The Grizzlies were swept by the Spurs in 2013 because they didn't have...

Grizzlies vs. Warriors Game Two Preview: A Tall Task for Memphis

How can Memphis even the score against Golden State? Three keys. Who- Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors What- Game Two of the Western Conference Semi-Finals When- 9:30 PM CT on TNT/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis Where- Oracle Arena in Oakland, California Why- Avoid a 2-0 hole at the hands of the Warriors Injury Report- MEMPHIS- Mike Conley (Probable, Facial Fractures) GOLDEN STATE- Ognjen Kuzmic (Doubtful, Ankle) For the Golden State perspective, check out Golden State Of Mind The Memphis Grizzlies knew they had their hands full heading in to their series with the Golden State Warriors....

Clippers vs. Rockets Game 1, NBA Playoffs 2015: Chris Paul, James Harden, and the MVP debate

Two more conference semifinals series begin tonight, highlighted by an exciting matchup between the L.A. Clippers and Houston Rockets that features a pair of MVP candidates. Although I know the 2014-15 NBA MVP race has widely been considered the most interesting race in years, I've never really considered the decision to be all that complicated: as Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob told Sam Amick of USA Today last month, "I'm biased, for sure, but (the MVP race) is not even remotely (close)." My bias comes not (solely) from blind allegiance to all things Warriors but far moreso from...
Golden State Of Mind May 4, 2015

Leftover Observations and Noteworthy Quotes from Game 1

These are my thoughts on what happened in Game 1 and what the players said about it. Leftover Observations and Quotes: Here are a select few and I posted selected thoughts on some of the comments from players and coaches. Gasol compared the quick doubles on second and third dribbles that GSW does to the Spurs' defense. — Golden State of Mind (@unstoppablebaby) May 3, 2015 The San Antonio Spurs aren't necessarily known for their defense nowadays, instead their popularity now coming as playing offense the right way. But their defense is so smart, quick, and cohesive. The Golden State...

Grizzlies With No Answers for the Warriors' Offense in Game 1, Lose 101-86

Like every other team this year, Memphis could not keep up with the Warriors in Oracle Arena and went on to lose Game 1 101-86. Without Mike Conley at the helm Gasol and Randolph led the team but couldn't match Golden State's firepower for all 48 minutes. Conference Semifinals After a full week of rest the Golden State Warriors finally came face-to-face with their Conference Semifinals opponent- our Memphis Grizzlies. To call the Grizzlies underdogs in this series would be, well, an understatement. For 99.9% of all NBA "experts" it isn’t a matter of whether or not Golden State will...
Golden State Of Mind May 3, 2015

Warriors vs. Grizzlies recap: Golden State takes Game 1 with authority, from the Conley-less Memphis

With a strong bench performance, and good energy all around, the Warriors roll to an easy victory against a Memphis team missing one of its most valuable players in Mike Conley. David Joerger has some monster bags under his eyes... Looks like he's been low on sleep lately, which must be kind of flattering for the Warriors. Either that, or he's just interested in competing with Mike Conley for the most haggard Grizzly. When you saw Mike Conley warming up with a mask, didn't you expect him to play? Calathes drew the start again, with the Midrange Marauder (Beno Udrih) coming off the bench to...

Final Score: Memphis Grizzlies Fall to Golden State Warriors in Game One 101-86

The Memphis Grizzlies were without its second best player, looked lost defending the perimeter at times and did not get enough production from its bench in its Game One loss to the Golden State Warriors 101-86 The Memphis Grizzlies were reminded what made Golden State the number one team in the NBA this season with a 67-15 record and only two losses at home in the 2014-2015 regular season Sunday afternoon as the Warriors won Game One of their Western Conference Semi-Final series 101-86 Follow @sbngrizzlies Courtney Lee hit the game's first shot, giving Memphis a 3-0 lead that would last 49...

Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 1 halftime score: Golden State 61, Memphis 52

Managing your excitement with a second half gamethread. Time to wrap up Game 1 and move on to Game 2.
SLC Dunk May 3, 2015

NBA Playoffs 2015: Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks look to dominate Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards

Round 2 starts today! Here are all the details! The NBA Playoffs second round starts today, very shortly at that. The two #1 seed teams, the Golden State Warriors (out West) and the Atlanta Hawks (out East) want to get this second round party started with a win. They both tip off at home against #5 seeded teams, the Memphis Grizzlies (though really the higher seed than the Portland Trail Blazers), and the Washington Wizards. The Wizards, who usually cooperate with Hawks (LOTR reference) brought their "IT Factor" to Canada, and advanced. John Wall and Paul Pierce are fierce, but the Hawks...

Previewing with the Enemy: Golden State of Mind and GBB talk Grizzlies/Warriors

Smash vs Splash. The Memphis Grizzlies are taking on the Golden State Warriors in the Second Round of the 2015 Western Conference Playoffs. No Thunder. No Clippers or Spurs. For the first time in their playoff history, the Grizzlies will be playing the Golden State Warriors, an offensive juggernaut that are rightfully considered favorites to not only win the West but the NBA championship this year. As usual, few are giving Memphis much of a chance. However, if anyone is capable of proving the naysayers wrong, it is the Grizzlies. For this round of the playoffs, I am lucky enough to be...

Warriors vs. Grizzlies, NBA Playoffs 2015: Golden State of Mind staff predictions

Yesterday, we offered our staff's thoughts on the matchup with Memphis overall. Today, we put all of our credibility on the line with some predictions. We collected your predictions for the Golden State Warriors' second round series against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. Today, our staff takes the plunge with some predictions of our own as a group response to the final question from the SB Nation series preview, as described the other day. Our ever-expanding panel: Andy Liu Arno Ferguson Atma Brother ONE Basketball Jonez Bram Kincheloe Conrad Chow Jared Stearne Jeff Cheal Nate...
Golden State Of Mind May 3, 2015

Warriors vs. Grizzlies: Golden State looks to shake off rust against Memphis

Grit-and-Grind invades Oracle arena in game one of the Western Conference Semi-Finals. Will the Splash Brothers get the better of the Smash Brothers? Golden State welcomes the Memphis Grizzlies to Oracle arena Sunday afternoon, in a series that has always felt inevitable. Unfortunately for Memphis, they arrive in Oakland a very different team. Star point guard Mike Conley is out indefinitely with multiple facial fractures, in addition to a preexisting plantar fasciitis injury that has limited him for much of April. Conley has missed six of the last nine Grizzlies games, and Grit-and-Grind...

Clippers vs. Spurs Game 7, NBA Playoffs 2015: A great series comes to an end

The Clippers and Spurs face off tonight in what should be an exciting Game 7 on TNT at 5 p.m. PST. For those not totally consumed by boxing hype, the L.A. Clippers and San Antonio Spurs will face off for what should be a pretty exciting game tonight. To illustrate just how good this series has been, perhaps it's useful to see what SB Nation's Clippers and Spurs blogs are saying about their respective opponents. Bruno Passos of Pounding the Rock captured the spirit of the series nicely in their preview: The first six games of their first-round barnburner have been everything that Spurs...

Warriors vs. Grizzlies, NBA Playoffs 2015: Who's the key player for Golden State?

In Part II of our roundtable in response to SB Nation's questions about the second round, the GSoM staff offers their thoughts on which players need to step up for the Warriors to beat the Grizzlies. What really stood out about the GSoM staff responses to SB Nation's questions about who needs to step up for the Golden State Warriors in the second round was that there was very little agreement on who exactly that person is. Among the eight writers who responded, there were six different picks for who would be that "x-factor" in the Warriors' series against the Memphis Grizzlies. Perhaps you...

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