Monthly Archives: February 2015

10 tips on how to (possibly, maybe) beat the Warriors

The Warriors are good, we know that. Real good, in fact. When they’re at their best they make winning look effortless, and when they’re playing uptempo sometimes they look unbeatable. They’ve been the most dominant team in the league and … Continue reading

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Intentionally fouling Bogut and Iguodala could come soon

The Golden State Warriors are 43-9 and just dismantled the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. They’ve been the most dominant team in the league all season, and they’ve responded positively to virtually every type of defense, … Continue reading

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Jerry West concerned about Warriors’ shot selection, concentration and focus

Warriors consultant Jerry West joined John Lund and me on 95.7-The Game on Thursday and went into depth on the current Warriors team and more. The Warriors are 42-9 at the All-Star break, but listening to West you might not … Continue reading

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Warriors don’t go to line like opponents, nor should they

  As the Warriors head toward the All-Star break, it’s apparent they’re not playing their best ball of the season. Despite an incredible 41-9 record, Golden State’s play has slipped a little in recent weeks, and coach Steve Kerr points … Continue reading

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Ray Ratto: On 2014-15 Warriors

Ray Ratto is among the most knowledgeable sportswriters/media personalities in the country/world, and we’re lucky enough to have him in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ratto, who goes back to the ownership days of Franklin Meuli, talked at length about the … Continue reading

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Dean Smith’s reach is staggering

I was trying to put this in a tweet, but I couldn’t squeeze it into 140, not even close. But this won’t be long. I was thinking about Dean Smith and how all the greats are singing his praises today, … Continue reading

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Warriors’ Schlenk indicates team unlikely to make a move

You could make a case that the man most responsible for putting together the Warriors’ roster is assistant general manager Travis Schlenk. He’s been with the Warriors for 11 seasons and in the team’s front office since 2009. In other words, … Continue reading

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Hawks countered Warriors’ “pitch ahead”

  One thing the Atlanta Hawks seemed to do very well in their 124-116 win over the Warriors on Friday night was this: They shut down the “pitch ahead.” What’s the “pitch-ahead?” It’s when the Warriors take the ball out … Continue reading

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Warriors have never played better in a loss this season

All right, here’s my quick thought after seeing the Warriors lose to the Hawks 124-116 on Friday night. This feels like the first time the Warriors played perfectly fine — and yet lost. We’ve come to expect that when the Warriors … Continue reading

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Warriors playing Nellie small ball, but it doesn’t mean they’re small

The man who’s so big he’s got three names, Ethan Sherwood Strauss, wrote a real nice piece on the Warriors and the evolution of their defense. Here is it: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12273986/how-golden-state-warriors-built-nba-best-defense In Part 1 of an 11-part breakdown detailing the team’s … Continue reading

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