4:58 PM EDT, Sun April 26, 2015
Golden State Of Mind 3 hours ago

Game 4: Another Hard-Fought Battle Goes to Golden State

Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson played crucial roles in the Warriors' Game 4 win. Golden State earned this sweep. This sweep was not easy. 4-0 with three double-digit wins looks simple. But Anthony Davis and the Pelicans made the Warriors earn these four wins. Game 4 was the epitome of the series: The Warriors cruised to a sizable lead, then, behind Davis, the Pelicans came back, and the Warriors held off the charge to emerge victorious. Stephen Curry was absolutely incredible once again. The box score line -- 39 points, 9 assists, 8 rebounds -- doesn't give justice to his...
Bright Side Of The Sun 3 hours ago

Bakersfield Jam Disappointingly End Solid Season

The Jam lost their first round playoff series to the Austin Spurs after a strong Game 1. During their season they showed promising growth. Here's a look back at the chief developments of the season The season ended for the Bakersfield Jam last week in disappointing fashion. After an impressive Game 1 victory over the Austin Spurs, the team dropped the next two games and were quickly eliminated from the D-League playoffs. Despite the early exit, the Jam had a strong first season as a solo affiliate of the Suns. There were a number of bright spots on the season: 1.) Player Achievements One...
Silver Screen and Roll 6 hours ago

Free Agent Forecast: Ed Davis

In the first entry in our off-season post series, the Silver Screen & Roll crew takes the pulse on the Lakers' future with unrestricted free agent Ed Davis. Every week up until the sounding bell of the player signing period in July, we'll be polling the SS&R writing staff to see what their thoughts are on the Lakers' upcoming free agents, their potential market value and whether or not they'll be in the purple and gold next season. Our first summer free agent: Ed Davis When he was signed last offseason for the veteran's minimum, most Lakers fans thought Ed Davis could be a potential steal....
Pounding The Rock 13 hours ago

Game 4 Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Blake Griffin and Chris Paul combined for 21 points in Game 3, and their team mustered a mere 73 in total. The Spurs will look to stymie the Clippers' vaunted attack once again in order to take a commanding 3-1 series lead before things swing back to Los Angeles. San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers AT&T Center, San Antonio, TXApril 26, 2015, 2:30 PM Spurs TimeTV: ABC - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI In almost any other scenario, the idea of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combining for a dozen points -- a playoff low for the Big 3 -- would spell certain doom for the Silver and...
Golden State Of Mind 17 hours ago

Stephen Curry vs. Anthony Davis: A battle for the ages

Late in the fourth quarter as the New Orleans Pelicans tried to pull a Game 3 Golden State Warriors on the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis faced off on the right wing. It was beautiful. There was a moment late in the fourth quarter. It seemed to develop in slow motion, wind to a motion picture crawl as it happened, and finally coalesce to its awesome finish. The scene was set in Smoothie King Center, the Golden State Warriors had battered the New Orleans up and around the arena all game along, peaking at a 21-point lead late in the third quarter. Stephen Curry had...
Golden State Of Mind 18 hours ago

Post game sweep: Onward to the 2nd round!

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Warriors vs. Pelicans Game 4 second half gamethread: Golden State 67, New Orleans 54

The Warriors are up 67-54 at halftime of Game 4 in New Orleans. Jalen Rose just said "walis". It's a Tagalog word for broom. I think he smells sweep, bringing his own walis to the studio. — Florita Ongkiatco (@fgongkiatco) April 26, 2015 The New Orleans Pelicans scored 54 points on 50% shooting from the field ... and yet found themselves down to a Golden State Warriors team that scored 67 points on 56.8% shooting from the field, 18 assists on 25 made baskets and an 18-0 fastbreak points advantage. In short, the Pelicans had a pretty damn good first half offensive rating of 120.56;...
Sactown Royalty 20 hours ago

Point/Counterpoint: Was it ok for George Maloof to be at the premier of Down In The Valley?

Kevin and I have a serious debate about a difficult topic. With the recent premier of Down In The Valley, many Kings fans were alarmed to see George Maloof at the premier, and featured on the discussion panel. Q&A panel starting with @KJ_MayorJohnson, George Maloof, and director Jason Hehir. pic.twitter.com/1f7hmNKj5M — Carmichael Dave (@CarmichaelDave) April 25, 2015 Here to discuss this with me is noted Maloof apologist Kevin Fippin. Kevin, why shouldn't we be upset about George being at the premier event? Kevin: Let me first start by thanking StR's resident rabble rouser for...

Warriors vs. Pelicans Game 4, NBA Playoffs 2015: Golden State sweeps New Orleans

The Golden State Warriors defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 109-98 in Game 4 to advance to the second round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs. Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans Warriors lead series 3-0 Smoothie King Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana Tip-Off: 5:00 PM PST TV: ESPN (national), CSN Bay Area (local) // Radio: KNBR 1050 Blog Buddy: The Bird Writes A sense of the moment. That is what a team needs to succeed during a game, a regular season, and most importantly the playoffs. This Warriors team has it. All season, Golden State has dominated when there have been high-profile matchups...

Warriors vs. Pelicans Game 4, NBA Playoffs 2015: Time, TV schedule, radio, online streaming and more

The Warriors face the Pelicans at 5 p.m. PST with the opportunity to pull off a first round sweep. The Golden State Warriors have the opportunity to pull off a first round sweep of the New Orleans Pelicans when they tip-off for Game 4 tonight at the Smoothie King Center tonight. It will be the first time they enter the fourth game of a playoff series up 3-0 since 1975, which adds a bit of historical weight to their dramatic win in Game 3 — if history is any indication, their improbable comeback probably sealed the deal on a trip to the second round. In NBA history, teams with a 3-0 lead...
Golden State Of Mind Apr 25, 2015

Warriors vs. Pelicans Game 4 preview: Can Golden State Close the Series Out on the Road?

With the Warriors holding a 3-0 series lead, they can sweep the Pelicans tonight in New Orleans. Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans Warriors lead series 3-0 Smoothie King Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana Tip-Off: 5:00 PM PST TV: ESPN (national), CSN Bay Area (local) // Radio: KNBR 1050 Blog Buddy: The Bird Writes A sense of the moment. That is what a team needs to succeed during a game, a regular season, and most importantly the playoffs. This Warriors team has it. All season, Golden State has dominated when there have been high-profile matchups against the other elite teams. In...
Pounding The Rock Apr 24, 2015

Game 3 Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Now tied at one all, the series swings to San Antonio, where the Spurs have performed far better this year. A 2-1 lead is up for grabs, but it might have to happen without the team's floor general. San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers AT&T Center, San Antonio, TXApril 24, 2015, 8:30 PM Spurs TimeTV: TNT - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI Earlier in this series, Tony Parker's health was looking like an Achilles heel for San Antonio, facing one of the league's top point guards. Now his Achilles has been added to the variety of maladies (ankle and hammy) facing the 32-year-old Frenchman, and...

BS of the Sun Podcast 4/23/15: Paul Coro recaps a disappointing season

The 2013-14 Phoenix Suns were an easy team to cheer for. The 2014-15 Suns... not so much. Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic joins us to assess the damage. Now that I've all had a little over a week to absorb the totality of the Suns 2014-15 season... I'm still really disappointed. Paul Coro from the Arizona Republic joins the show and echoes some of that sentiment. Dave King, Paul and I talk Morris brothers, Brandon Knight, the escalating cap, free agency and recap what was a difficult season for Suns fans. The Suns face the daunting task of transforming a team with character and discipline...
Rufus on Fire Apr 23, 2015

NBA Playoffs open thread (Apr. 23): Pels hope to slow Warriors, LeBron in Boston, Rose in Milwaukee

Three games tonight! Here's the schedule for tonight's games: CLE @ BOSWhen: 7 p.m.Where: TNTCleveland leads 2-0 CHI @ MILWhen: 8 p.m.Where: ESPN 2Chicago leads 2-0 GSW @ NOPWhen: 9:30 p.m.Where: TNTGolden State leads 2-0 And now things get interesting. Teams with homecourt advantage (and, in this case, 2-0 records) are on the road tonight. The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing the Boston Celtics in Massachusetts, the Chicago Bulls are playing the Milwaukee Bucks in Wisconsin, and the Golden State Warriors are in Louisiana playing the New Orleans Pelicans. Why is that interesting? Because the...
Sactown Royalty Apr 23, 2015

Watch the best dunks from the 2014-15 Sacramento Kings season

The Kings are putting together some awesome season round-up highlights on YouTube lately, with their latest feature being the Top 10 dunks of the 2014-15 season.  There's a lot of goodies in there, and I'm particularly fond of Rudy Gay's throwdown on Serge Ibaka. What's your favorite dunk from the season?

Warriors vs. Pelicans Game 3, NBA Playoffs 2015: Time, TV schedule, radio, online streaming and more

The Golden State Warriors will face the New Orleans Pelicans tonight at 6:30 p.m. PST with a chance to fully take control of the series. The Golden State Warriors will attempt to take a 3-0 lead over the New Orleans Pelicans tonight at 6:30 p.m. PST when they begin Game 3 of their first series of the 2015 NBA Playoffs. Two Warriors injuries have already been reported by Rusty Simmons of the SF Chronicle: Warriors forward David Lee, who has yet to play a playoff game in 2015, will likely be out again and Draymond Green has a sore ankle but is expected to play. The theme in both games thus...
Bright Side Of The Sun Apr 23, 2015

Phoenix Suns Free Agency: Why Gerald Green is more likely than Draymond Green in the valley

It's a brave, and somewhat scary, new world in the NBA where salaries are going to skyrocket as teams and players play a game of chicken for the next few years as they angle for the best contracts. The salary cap is expected rise and fall in the shape of a camel's back over the next four years: $67.1 million, $91 million, $108 million, $100 million, $102 million. Player salaries on new contracts will rise and fall at the same rate, expect for players on rookie deals (which are predetermined in the CBA). Either or both sides can opt out in the summer of 2017, but with the cap expected to...
Sactown Royalty Apr 23, 2015

Court Jester: Kings to Release Remastered Version of 2014-2015 Season

Sometimes you don't get things right the first time, but thanks to modern technology, that is no longer an issue. In an unprecedented move, the Sacramento Kings announced late Friday plans to "remaster" and "reinvigorate" the 2014-2015 season in a move sure to give the team more appeal to a wider audience. A visually excited Vivek Ranadive explained to us what this ambitious new undertaking meant. "There were certain things that happened in 2014 that seemed good at the time, but with technological advances that have gone on in the last few months, and lots of fan feedback pertaining to...
Golden State Of Mind Apr 23, 2015

Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans Game 3 Preview: Must stop Anthony Davis

Stop Anthony Davis and get the W. Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans Warriors lead series 2-0 Smoothie King Arena - New Orleans, Louisiana 6:30 p.m. PST Radio: KNBR 680 AM | TV: CSN Bay Area (local), TNT (national) Buddy Blog: The Bird Writes Each spring Charles Barkley of TNT, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets fame boldly proclaims that a playoff series doesn't start till a team wins on the opponent's  floor. Now Chuck isn't always right about the NBA, but I think there's some truth here. It's fantastic that the Warriors have a 2-0 series lead, but that...
Clips Nation Apr 23, 2015

Clips Nation Podcast Coverage of Game Two

After posting a triple double Blake lets the game and ball slip through his fingers. After posting a triple double Blake Griffin lets the game and ball slip through his fingers.  The Clips are headed to Texas with the only split series in the Playoffs.  The ClipCast guys talk Game 2 and Jag goes one on one with Jamal Crawford and Lester Hudson.  Plus have you heard Big Baby's hip hop song?ClipCast107Game_2.0.m4a ClipCast107Game_2.0.m4a

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