Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Morant, Grizzlies 142-112
Stephen Curry scored 30 points, Klay Thompson had 21 and nine rebounds and the Golden State Warriors shut down Ja Morant’s supporting cast to embarrass the Memphis Grizzlies 142-112 on Saturday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
J.J. Redick slams Chris Russo for criticizing NBA's Draymond Green: "People on Fox News talk about athletes that way."
Golden State Warriors Draymond Green was ejected from Game 1 of the second-round playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies for making contact with Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke's face and then pulling down Clarke's jersey. Before leaving the FedExForum court, Green danced around and encouraged the Grizzlies fans to react. Green also flipped off Grizzlies fans for booing him as blood ran down his face after he took an elbow to the eye.news.yahoo.com
Poole shines in playoff debut, Curry back as Warriors win
Jordan Poole shined in his long-awaited playoff debut scoring 30 points, staying in the starting lineup as Stephen Curry returned from a foot injury by coming off the bench initially, and the Golden State Warriors’ defense smothered Nikola Jokic to beat the Denver Nuggets 123-107 in the opener of their first-round playoff series.
Booker, Paul deliver at end, Suns hold off Warriors 107-103
Devin Booker’s two free throws with 34.2 seconds left put Phoenix ahead, Draymond Green traveled to turn it over before Chris Paul made a short jumper, and the NBA-best Phoenix Suns held off the Golden State Warriors 107-103 in a furious finish between Western Conference rivals.
Thompson surprised by Ferrell, lifts Warriors over Clippers
Will Ferrell emailed Steve Kerr a while back, and the Warriors coach didn't believe it was really the actor writing. A few exchanges later, Ferrell was warming up with Golden State on a night the Warriors needed a little fun and lightheartedness to forget their recent funk. Klay Thompson scored 20 points after the comedy star surprised him and teammates before the game, and Golden State snapped a five-game skid by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 112-97 on Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
Seized Opportunity: Ja Morant, Andrew Wiggins Are All-Star Starters
For a change, though, James is joined in the league’s top class by two first-time All-Stars: Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies and Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State Warriors. Along with Morant and Wiggins, James will be joined by the league’s reigning MVP in Nikola Jokic, as well as Wiggins’ teammate, Stephen Curry. The Warriors have been one of the league’s top teams so far this season, and Wiggins has played a key role. Wiggins benefited greatly from the fan votes, as Green and Gobert had more media votes and player votes than him. Edging out Towns probably gives Wiggins special satisfaction considering the Timberwolves traded Wiggins to the Warriors in exchange for D’Angelo Russell in 2020.thewestsidegazette.com
Warriors switch up practice routine, say it pays dividends
They call it “The Golden Hour.” Each day after their film session, an hour goes up on the scoreboard clock and the Golden State Warriors break into small groups to begin working at three separate, 20-minute stations: on the court, in the weight room or with the training staff. Coach Steve Kerr and his assistants met during the summer along with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green to review how they might practice more efficiently and with greater focus, and the resulting “Golden Hour” has meant so much to Golden State’s success so far.news.yahoo.com
NBA star Steph Curry becomes second oldest player to score 60 points in game
Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry became the second oldest player in NBA history to score 60 points in a game after exploding for a career-high 62 in a 137-122 win over the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday night. The 32-year-old surpassed his previous career high of 54 points and joined NBA legend Pete Maravich as the only NBA players in the last 50 years to score more than 30 points in both halves, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The former league MVP is also the second oldest player to cross the 60-point plateau, sitting only behind the late Kobe Bryant, who at 37 years old, scored 60 points in his last NBA game. 62 PTS18-31 FG8-16 3PT 👀 Stephen Curry's career-high night 📽️ pic.twitter.com/kh1uR6ubOy — Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 4, 2021Amid questions whether Curry could lift his team back to its championship-winning ways, he was asked whether he took that personally. A plan proposed by the Warriors to bring fans back to the arena at 50% capacity was rejected in November.cbsnews.com