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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’: 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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‘Warriors WrapUp’: Klay Thompson’s 41 points keys Golden State to 121-107 win over T-Wolves; 12 straight victories for Warriors; Kevin Durant expected to return Saturday

Sometimes figuring out why one team won and why one team lost doesn’t take a lot of thought. Which was the case in the Warriors’ 121-107 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. The Warriors made … Continue reading

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‘Warriors WrapUp’: Golden State handles Wizards 139-115 for 11th straight win; Jennings says Warriors ‘disrespectful’; Curry finishes with 42; Draymond Green gets triple-double

It would be a little bit of an understatement to say that Stephen Curry started well in the Warriors’ 139-115 victory over the Washington Wizards at Oracle on Sunday. “Well” doesn’t do justice to Curry, who was in on all … Continue reading

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‘NBA This Week’: Interview with Warriors assistant GM Travis Schlenk

Had a good, solid 20-plus minute interview with Golden State Warriors assistant general manager Travis Schlenk during the “NBA This Week.” Schlenk has been around since the Mike Montgomery era, and he has methodically moved up the organizational chart and … Continue reading

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‘Warriors WrapUp’: Golden State locks up Rockets, Harden again in 107-98 victory; JaVale McGee makes impact on both ends of floor; 10 straight wins for Warriors

Preview of the Western Conference finals? We’ll see. But nobody will complain if the Warriors and Rockets wind up playing to determine which team will play in the NBA Finals. Despite both teams essentially being locked into their current seeding, … Continue reading

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‘Warriors WrapUp’: Golden State rallies from way back, gets signature win over Spurs 110-98; Warriors a virtual lock for No. 1 seed in West; nine straight wins without Kevin Durant

Well, that was the signature win of the year for the Warriors. They went into San Antonio on Wednesday, got behind by 22 points, and then used a stifling and aggressive defense to claw all the way back and then … Continue reading

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Draymond Green is right on the money about Raiders’ move to Las Vegas; we’re all figuring out how we’re going to handle it

We know that Draymond Green is outspoken, and we know he doesn’t mind voicing his opinion. Particularly when he is asked for it. After the Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night, Green was asked about the Raiders’ move … Continue reading

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