Monthly Archives: April 2017

Would Warriors rather play Clippers or Jazz? How slow could Utah make Golden State play? Iguodala playing like all-star, McCaw like veteran; being a part of Mount Long Answer-More

Went on with Joe, Lo and Dibs of 95.7-The Game and talked some Warriors. There were three main topics we hit on. Well, four, actually, but I’ll get to that. Here is a link to the eight-minute interview and below … Continue reading

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A case for ‘hero ball’; Blazers can absolutely play better; Draymond Green in defensive league by himself

–If you want to know why teams don’t just “run their offense” in a game’s final moments or last couple of possessions, watch the end of the Clippers-Jazz Game 1. Both of the game’s biggest buckets — Chris Paul’s little … Continue reading

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‘Warriors WrapUp’: Draymond Green spectacular in Game 1 victory over Blazers; JaVale McGee provides third-quarter lift; Lillard-McCollum keep Portland in game for four quarters

One of 16 is in the books. It might not have been a thing of beauty, it might not have been their signature game and it may not even be the precise way the Warriors wanted to start the playoffs … Continue reading

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Blazers vs. Warriors: Game 1; interviews with the Portland Tribune’s Kerry Eggers, Washington Post’s Tim Bontemps and Tim Roye, the voice of the Warriors

The Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers are set to start their first-round series Sunday afternoon at Oracle Arena. For the Warriors, they’ll begin the process of trying to exorcise the demons of last year’s Game 7 loss to the Cleveland … Continue reading

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‘Warriors WrapUp’: Golden State closes out regular season with easy win over Lakers; playoffs start Sunday afternoon against Portland; Durant looks ready for postseason

The Warriors ended their regular season on Wednesday night with a 109-94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena. It might as well have been the end of a long preseason. Everyone knew the Warriors, coming off an … Continue reading

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One man’s (non) MVP ballot: Harden edges Westbrook

I don’t have a vote anymore for the NBA awards. But if I did, this would be my MVP ballot: –James Harden, Houston Rockets: He earns the No. 1 vote by a sliver over Russell Westbrook. The reason: he’s turned … Continue reading

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‘Warriors WrapUp’: Jazz beat Warriors 105-99, snapping 14-game winning streak; Kerr keeps starters’ minutes down in loss

Winning didn’t seem to be the highest priority for the Warriors on Monday night. Instead, Warriors coach Steve Kerr focused on making sure not to overextend the minutes of his starters — and to that extent, he accomplished what he … Continue reading

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‘Warriors WrapUp’: Kevin Durant solid in return from injury; Warriors blow out New Orleans 123-101 for 14th straight win; Portland looking like Golden State’s first-round opponent

Saturday night’s Warriors-New Orleans game was all about the return of Kevin Durant. No ifs, ands or buts about it. And all in all, you’d have to consider it a success because after the final horn sounded, Durant was still … Continue reading

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If rebounding is defense, the MVP becomes simple choice

I never thought rebounding was defense. I thought rebounding was rebounding. Rebounding was what you had to do to get from defense to offense — kind of like a task or obligation or responsibility. I can’t speak for everyone, but … Continue reading

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‘Warriors WrapUp’: Long day for Stephen Curry ends with 42-point game — and a 120-111 victory over Phoenix; Warriors clinch No. 1 seed throughout postseason; 13 straight wins

Warriors guard Stephen Curry went out on Wednesday and played a round of golf outside Phoenix. Apparently, he shot a 75 at the Seville Golf and Country Club, in Gilbert, AZ. Later in the day, Curry shot the lights out … Continue reading

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