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About Steinmetz

Matt Steinmetz is a veteran San Francisco Bay Area sports journalist. He covered the Golden State Warriors for Bay Area News Group for more than a decade before becoming a television analyst with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Steinmetz currently co-hosts the "Warriors WrapUp" show and "NBA This Week" on 95.7-FM The Game, the franchise's flagship station, in San Francisco. He also co-hosts the Sal and Steiny podcast.

‘Warriors WrapUp’: Golden State wins sixth straight, beat Kings 114-100; Stephen Curry finishes with 27 points & 12 assists; tricky stretch now comes for Warriors

That’s six wins in a row for the Golden State Warriors. Seemed like just a short time ago this team was in chaos, having lost 5 of 7, which represented their worst stretch of basketball in the Steve Kerr era. … Continue reading

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‘Warriors WrapUp’: Warriors rout Dallas 112-87 for fifth in a row; Durant looks good before game and on sidelines; David West turns back the clock with second-quarter dunk

The best part of of the Warriors’ 112-87 win over Dallas on Tuesday didn’t happen on the court. It happened just off of it, on the sidelines. That’s where Kevin Durant almost jumped out of his seat to celebrate a … Continue reading

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Quit blaming players for resting; it’s on coaches, GMs & owners

Question: Why are players taking the brunt of the criticism for resting during regular-season games? For the past few weeks, all I’ve heard are things like “the players nowadays are so soft” or “it’s ridiculous that these guys sit out … Continue reading

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‘Warriors WrapUp’: Another easy victory over Oklahoma City, this one 111-95; Curry, Thompson thrive, Westbrook struggles; Golden State has won four consecutive games

Fair to say the Warriors might have Oklahoma City’s number. The Warriors hammered the Thunder 111-95 at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Monday, their fourth win in a row. It was also their fourth win over the Thunder this year and … Continue reading

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‘Warriors WrapUp’: Golden State, Curry getting back to normal, blow out Bucks 117-92; Curry goes 6-for-8 from 3-point range; team shoots 60 percent from field

Slowly but surely the Warriors are getting back to being the Warriors. And it looks like Stephen Curry is getting back to be Stephen Curry. The Warriors rebounded from an awful start and wound up blowing out the Milwaukee Bucks … Continue reading

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‘NBA This Week’: Are the Warriors out of their funk? Interviews with NBATV’s Rick Kamla, Mavs color an analyst Derek Harper and the Washington Post’sTim Bontemps

On the “NBA This Week” the main topic was the Golden State Warriors and whether they’re out of their funk or not. While their 30-point win over the Orlando Magic on Thursday was just what the doctor ordered, it was … Continue reading

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The 5 statistics that best tell the story of Stephen Curry

The other day, my colleague Damon Bruce asked me to come up with the five statistics that best tell the story of Stephen Curry. Here’s what I came up — the numbers that help explain exactly who Curry is as … Continue reading

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‘Warriors WrapUp’: Golden State gets well against Orlando in 122-92 blowout victory; Thompson, Curry lead the way; game was a laugher from the opening tip

The Warriors finally looked like they had some fun on Thursday night, though there was a logical explanation: The Orlando Magic were in town. The Warriors got well  very early against the Magic and stayed healthy the whole way in … Continue reading

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‘Sal and Steiny’: Warriors’ worst stretch in Steve Kerr era; Raiders likely leaving for Las Vegas; 49ers’ new credibility; timetable for new arena in San Francisco

On Sal and Steiny podcast No. 92, we addressed several topics, including the Warriors’ struggles, Stephen Curry’s slump, the Raiders leaving for Las Vegas, the 49ers’ newfound credibility, the new arena in San Francisco and why someone would smash the … Continue reading

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‘Warriors WrapUp’: Another ugly game for Golden State, but it’s enough to get by Philly 106-104; Draymond Green carries team down stretch; 3-game losing streak snapped

The Warriors won a game on Tuesday night, but that doesn’t mean they’re out of their funk. Not at all. They struggled for the better part of three quarters against Philly at Oracle Arena before scratching, clawing and coming to … Continue reading

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