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Dec 8, 2018

Andre Iguodala shines in Warriors’ win over Bucks

MILWAUKEE — More than 1,000 games into his NBA career, Andre Iguodala is a master at self-preservation. The 34-year-old with an achy back, hamstring and knee tends to give only enough in the regular season to ensure he is at his best in the playoffs. But with Kevin Durant laboring and Stephen Curry lacking his usual brilliance Friday night, Iguodala saw his cue, testing the limits of his prime in the Warriors’ 105-95 win over the Bucks at Fiserv Forum. In 28 minutes, he scored a season-high 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting to go with eight rebounds. Along the way, Iguodala showcased...
Dec 5, 2018

In rout of Cavaliers, Warriors show just how much has changed in six months

CLEVELAND — After shoot-around Wednesday afternoon, Warriors forward Draymond Green was walking off the court at Quicken Loans Arena when he pulled aside a team staffer in charge of the players’ comp tickets. "I don’t have any ticket requests," Green said. "Do you have any idea how many requests I had for this game the past few years? I spent so much money." Hours later, as Golden State pulled away in the second half for a 129-105 win over Cleveland, thousands of red seats sat unoccupied. After a league-record four straight NBA Finals matchups, Warriors-Cavaliers just doesn’t hold...
Dec 3, 2018

Warriors return to pass-happy blueprint in rout of Hawks

ATLANTA — The Warriors opened the season 10-1, only to suddenly endure injuries to key players, a rift between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant, and a rash of losses. In its 128-111 win Monday night over the Hawks at State Farm Arena, Golden State finally returned to the pass-happy, free-flowing style that has defined its three championship runs in the past four years. That it came against one of the NBA’s worst teams hardly seemed to matter for a Golden State franchise eager to recapture its usual dominance. In Stephen Curry’s first game back Saturday from a groin injury that...
Dec 1, 2018

Stephen Curry shows signs of rust as Warriors fall to Pistons

DETROIT — Over the past three weeks, as he sat with a strained left groin, Stephen Curry grew increasingly anxious. But in his 10th NBA season, Curry recognizes that excitement doesn’t necessarily translate to results. In the Warriors’ 111-102 loss Saturday night to the Pistons at Little Caesars Arena, Curry showed signs of rust, laboring in areas he typically dominates. In 37 minutes, Curry finished with 27 points on 10-for-21 shooting (3-for-9 from three-point range). Unable to settle into a groove beyond the arc, he got aggressive, wearing down Detroit’s defense with steady...
Nov 29, 2018

Kevin Durant’s 51-point night isn’t enough as Warriors fall to Raptors in OT

TORONTO — As Kevin Durant walked toward the tunnel at halftime Thursday night, the rapper Drake briefly followed Durant down the sideline, and with a smile, jawed with his friend. Drake — a Toronto native and the Raptors’ global ambassador — got the bragging rights this time. Despite another dazzling performance from Durant, the Warriors fell 131-128 in overtime to Toronto at Scotiabank Arena. With Stephen Curry (strained left groined), Draymond Green (sprained right toe) and Alfonzo McKinnie (sore right foot) still sidelined by injuries, Golden State came back from an 18-point...
Nov 27, 2018

Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson will Warriors to win over Magic

In July, when they try to convince Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson to re-sign, the Warriors might want to show their two prized free agents video of Monday night’s 116-110 win over the Magic at Oracle Arena. With Stephen Curry and Draymond Green still sidelined by injuries, Durant and Thompson overcame an inspired performance from Orlando despite receiving minimal help from their supporting cast. It was yet another reminder of the situation those two might find themselves in should they decide to sign elsewhere in free agency next summer. When the Warriors are healthy, Durant and Thompson...
Nov 25, 2018

In win over Kings, Kevin Durant shows Warriors why they need him

In recent weeks, as losses mounted and Stephen Curry sat with a groin injury, many questioned how much the Warriors needed Kevin Durant. Those critics seemed to forget that Durant is a world-class scorer with a 7-foot-5 wingspan whose fade-away jumpers can’t be defended. In willing Golden State to a 117-116 win Saturday night over the Kings at Oracle Arena, Durant was at the peak of his powers, showing why he offers his team the ultimate bailout. Playing the rough end of a back-to-back set, the Warriors missed 24 three-point attempts, only for Durant to jolt them out of their stagnant...
Nov 24, 2018

Kevin Durant silences critics as Warriors rout Blazers

After throwing down a one-handed dunk Friday night, Kevin Durant landed on the baseline, turned around, pumped his right fist and yelled. In that second-quarter moment, as a capacity Oracle Arena crowd roared back, Durant seemingly exorcized the memory of one of the most tumultuous stretches of his NBA career. After an 11-day span that included his rift with teammate Draymond Green, a $25,000 fine for shouting expletives at a fan and five losses in six games, Durant was a driving force behind the Warriors’ 125-97 win over Portland at Oracle Arena. As Green (right toe sprain) and Stephen...
Nov 22, 2018

Questions mount as depleted Warriors lose 4th in a row

During a third-quarter huddle Wednesday night, Warriors forward Draymond Green — in street clothes with a sprained right toe — delivered an impassioned speech, seemingly imploring his teammates to ratchet up their energy. TV cameras caught several players, blank expressions on their face, standing idly as head coach Steve Kerr took his seat in the center of the scrum. It was a telling scene on a night Golden State was routed 123-95 by the Thunder at Oracle Arena: With Green and Stephen Curry (left groin strain) limited to bench roles, the Warriors appear rudderless, having now lost four...
Nov 18, 2018

Warriors’ late comeback falls short in 3rd straight loss

SAN ANTONIO — The notion of a "moral victory" is typically reserved for losing teams, not ones eyeing their third consecutive NBA championship. But as the Warriors navigate one of their most trying stretches of the Steve Kerr era, they are clinging to any signs of progress. By that measure, their 104-92 loss Sunday night to the Spurs at AT&T Center was filled with positives, even if it was their fifth defeat in seven games. After falling behind by 18 points in the third quarter, Golden State snapped out of its malaise, getting within one with less than four minutes left. It was then,...
Nov 17, 2018

Durant misses chance for redemption, Warriors lose 4th in 6 games

DALLAS — The Warriors arrived Saturday at American Airlines Center battered, both emotionally and physically. Two nights after it looked listless in a 21-point loss to Houston, Golden State was intent on finally moving past Draymond Green’s heated exchange with Kevin Durant that was so personal it led to Green being suspended a game without pay. The problem was that, with Green (sprained right toe), Stephen Curry (strained left groin) and Alfonzo McKinnie (left foot soreness) sidelined, the Warriors were undermanned. In its 112-109 loss to the Mavericks, Golden State showcased its...
Nov 13, 2018

Warriors can’t capitalize on Klay Thompson’s late outburst in OT loss to Clippers

LOS ANGELES — Klay Thompson adheres to a strict code: Regardless of how many shots he has missed, he’ll continue to hoist jumpers. Shooting slumps can only last so long for one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, right? After struggling much of the night Monday, Thompson unleashed one of his signature scoring binges, hitting eight of his final 16 shots to finish with 31 points. But with Stephen Curry sidelined by a strained left groin and Kevin Durant fouling out early in overtime, the Warriors couldn’t capitalize as they fell 121-116 in overtime to the Clippers for their second...
Nov 10, 2018

Without Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, Warriors cruise to win over Nets

While showing his team video Friday afternoon of its blowout loss to Milwaukee, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr explained that he had no problem with the occasional off night. It only becomes an issue, Kerr told his players, if they let that dud linger into their next performance. In its 116-100 rout of the Nets Saturday night at Oracle Arena, Golden State exorcised the memory of its recent pummeling by the Bucks. With Stephen Curry (strained groin), Draymond Green (sprained right foot and toe) and Shaun Livingston (right foot soreness) out, the Warriors mined contributions from throughout...

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