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Tired Warriors come out flat in loss to Knicks

Tired Warriors come out flat in loss to Knicks

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ As Bill Belichick would say, ‘we’re on to the Utah Jazz.’ That wasn’t pretty. The Golden State Warriors had one of their worst outings of the season in a 119-104 loss to the New York Knicks. The Dubs — who played their third game in four nights — looked like the more tired team from the opening tip. That seemed especially true on defense with Golden State giving up 40 points in the opening 12 minutes to a Knicks team that typically starts slow. Coming into this game, New York was averaging just 25.4 points in the first...
7 hours ago
Warriors vs. Knicks: Game thread

Warriors vs. Knicks: Game thread

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via The Dubs are playing their second of back-to-back home games. Coming off a comfortable win over the San Antonio Spurs, the Golden State Warriors are right back at it tonight when they host the New York Knicks. With a win, the Dubs will have their first three-game winning streak of the season. Unsurprisingly, it was Stephen Curry who led the team a victory against the Spurs. Curry finished three assists shy of a triple-double against San Antonio, putting up 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven dimes. James Wiseman had arguably his best outing...
13 hours ago
James Wiseman dunk party against Spurs shows glimpse of lofty future

James Wiseman dunk party against Spurs shows glimpse of lofty future

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Rookie center slams 7 dunks among career-high 20 points “What new toy did you get for Christmas,” asked broadcaster Bob Fitzgerald toward the end of the second quarter on Wednesday. For the Golden State Warriors offense, the answer to that question is rookie center James Wiseman. At the moment Fitzgerald asked it, Wiseman had just been fouled while trying to catch a lob for a dunk, after a series in which he’s scored on four of the Warriors’ previous five possessions. With 3:45 left in the quarter, Draymond Green delivered a pass to...
17 hours ago
Back to the future: Warriors vs. Spurs keys revisited

Back to the future: Warriors vs. Spurs keys revisited

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via How did Golden State do with the pregame keys to victory against San Antonio? Well that was fun. The Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 121-99 on Wednesday, all while rocking Oakland jerseys. It was their most complete game of the season. So how did they do with their pregame keys to victory? You’re probably thinking pretty well, and ... well ... you’re correct. Speed it up The key: Play up tempo and let the offense find rhythm with transition buckets and early shot clock opportunities. The outcome: The Warriors recorded...
Jan 21, 2021
Warriors vs. Knicks Preview: Time to feast

Warriors vs. Knicks Preview: Time to feast

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The Warriors are better than the Knicks. They need to act like it. The Golden State Warriors have four two-game winning streaks this season. They don’t yet have a three-game winning streak. All in favor of that changing tonight, call Steve Kerr and politely ask him to win this game, please. The deets Who: Golden State Warriors (8-6) vs. New York Knicks (7-8) When: 7:00 p.m. PT Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, California TV: NBC Sports Bay Area Projected starting lineups: Warriors: Stephen Curry, Kelly Oubre Jr., Andrew Wiggins, Draymond...
Jan 21, 2021
Warriors ride hot start to 121-99 win over Spurs

Warriors ride hot start to 121-99 win over Spurs

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via The starters set the tone early and Golden State never looked back. When you beat the defending champs, you want to come out with another strong effort in the game that follows. The Golden State Warriors did just that in a 121-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Led by Stephen Curry and rookie James Wiseman, the Dubs built off their 19-point comeback win over the Los Angeles Lakers and got a comfortable victory against the Spurs. As has been the case in most of the wins this season, Curry paced the Dubs with 26 points, 11 boards and seven...
Jan 20, 2021
Warriors vs. Spurs: Game thread

Warriors vs. Spurs: Game thread

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Golden State is back home for a pair of games. After a thrilling win over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Golden State Warriors are back home to host the San Antonio Spurs. The Dubs were down by 22 to the Lakers but managed to turn things around and dominate the fourth quarter, outscoring L.A. 34-21 over the final 12 minutes. Stephen Curry led the way with 26 points, while Kelly Oubre Jr. had 23 in the win over the Lakers. Head coach Steve Kerr continues to tinker with his rotation as the Warriors try and build their chemistry. Oubre looked...
Jan 20, 2021
Warriors vs. Spurs Preview: Build on Monday’s momentum

Warriors vs. Spurs Preview: Build on Monday’s momentum

Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Can the Dubs make it two in a row? Monday’s game sure was fun, but if the Golden State Warriors want to have a successful season, they need to win games like tonight’s. They can’t all be crazy comebacks against the Los Angeles Lakers. No, the Dubs need to find ways to beat the teams they’re jockeying with for playoff positioning, and the San Antonio Spurs fit that mold. The deets Who: Golden State Warriors (7-6) vs. San Antonio Spurs (8-6) When: 7:00 p.m. PT Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, California TV: NBC Sports Bay...
Jan 19, 2021
Warriors tweak rotations against Lakers, so what can we learn?

Warriors tweak rotations against Lakers, so what can we learn?

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via What are the takeaways from Golden State’s different lineup looks? In the first half of Monday’s thrilling 115-113 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, we witnessed Steve Kerr tweak with the Golden State Warriors rotation a bit. This shouldn’t have been surprising. With Kelly Oubre Jr. struggling to find his shot this season, Kerr has fielded many a question regarding how long the starting lineup will stay in place. And each time, Kerr has laid forth some iteration of the same answer: that the Dubs will tweak their rotations, but...
Jan 19, 2021
Back to the future: Warriors vs. Lakers keys revisited

Back to the future: Warriors vs. Lakers keys revisited

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via How did Golden State do with their keys to victory against Los Angeles? Well, well, well. That sure was a lot of fun. The Golden State Warriors overcame numerous double-digit deficits, and what looked like a surefire blowout loss, to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-113, and once again earn a winning record. It was a surprising, spirited, and inspiring win. But how did they do with their pregame keys to victory? There’s only one way to find out ... Keep the stars at bay The key: Keep LeBron James and Anthony Davis from having...
Jan 19, 2021
Hahahahahaha the Warriors won

Hahahahahaha the Warriors won

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via That was unexpected. Remember when the Golden State Warriors got humiliated by the very good Brooklyn Nets on national TV? And then remember when the Warriors got humiliated by the very good Milwaukee Bucks on national TV? You probably remembered all of that early in Monday’s game, when the Warriors were getting humiliated by the very good Los Angeles Lakers on national TV. The Lakers jumped all over the Warriors. They led 10-2. They led 23-10. They led 33-14. Anthony Davis was too big and too skilled. Their wings were too active and...
Jan 18, 2021
Warriors vs. Lakers Preview: This won’t be easy

Warriors vs. Lakers Preview: This won’t be easy

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports But it should be fun. The Golden State Warriors are riding a two-game losing streak, and they’ll need their most impressive victory of the year if they want to avoid falling below .500. But on the bright side, they had three consecutive off days, which should have given them time to make some serious adjustments. Let’s see if it works. The deets Who: Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers When: 7:00 p.m. PT Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California TV: TNT (available through fuboTV) Projected starting lineups: Warriors: Stephen...
Jan 15, 2021
Back to the future: Warriors vs. Nuggets keys revisited

Back to the future: Warriors vs. Nuggets keys revisited

Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via How did Golden State due with their keys to victory against Denver? On paper, losing by 10 on the road to the Denver Nuggets is no big deal. Losses happen, it wasn’t a blowout, and Denver is a really good team. In reality, the Golden State Warriors looked like a team with a lot to figure out in their 114-104 loss. Needless to say, they didn’t hit many of their pregame keys to victory along the way. Let’s revisit them. Find an offensive rhythm The key: Don’t let any Curry-centric defensive schemes get Curry out of rhythm, or get...
Jan 15, 2021
Warriors can’t catch up with Nuggets’ 1st-quarter blitz in 114-104 loss

Warriors can’t catch up with Nuggets’ 1st-quarter blitz in 114-104 loss

Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/ Dubs held steady in 2nd-thru-4th quarters, but early deficit was too much to overcome The Golden State Warriors hung with the Denver Nuggets for three quarters on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to climb out of the hole they dug in the first period, en route to a 114-104 loss. Steph Curry scored five points within the first 31 seconds of the game, and it looked like both teams would be off to the races. The Nuggets held up their end of the deal, pouring in 37 points in the opening period, but on the other end a handful of turnovers and missed...
Jan 14, 2021
Warriors vs. Nuggets: Game thread

Warriors vs. Nuggets: Game thread

Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via The Dubs hit the road for a two-game trip beginning tonight in Denver. After playing seven straight home games, the Golden State Warriors hit the road for a matchup against the Denver Nuggets. The Dubs are coming off a disappointing loss to the Indiana Pacers that saw them struggle to put the ball in the basket in the fourth quarter. Golden State was outscored 19-7 over the final 5:45 in the 104-95 defeat. Opposing teams have been using different defensive schemes to slow down Stephen Curry. The Pacers used...