Too Good to Happen: Anthony Davis to GSW

Apparently, the Warriors are willing to give up two stars for Davis

As it is right now, the Golden State Warriors are headed for another top-seeded finish and are seasoned for another Finals trip, their 4th straight trip if ever they make it that far. They have the Splash Brothers in Steph Curry and Klay Thompson who can make it rain from deep at any given time. They also have Draymond Green, a workhorse who does all the dirty works, figuratively and literally. But there’s one player who makes the Warriors a better team. His name is Kevin Durant- a guy who was acquired by the Warriors just a few months after the Warriors blew a 3-1 Finals lead against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
And as it is right now, they are not yet done building a super team, just yet. Apparently, the Warriors were willing to send Draymond Green and Klay Thompson in exchange for one star, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans. While  many pundits believe that the deal won’t happen and ESPN’s Trade Machine has already stated that such deal involving the mentioned players will fail due to the complex cap space issues plus tons of luxury taxes that will be penalized upon the Pelicans, a few believers think that this deal could actually happen in the future.
Here’s the catch, Anthony Davis is just in the 2nd year of a 5-year deal to stay in New Orleans. Klay Thompson is expected to stay until 2019 while Draymond Green’s contract expires in 2020. While the trade would not happen this season or even in the next season, this deal could actually make sense two seasons from now because both teams will have someone to gain instead of letting the players walk away into the free agency.
Now, assuming that the trade does happen two seasons, this will be the starting line up of the Warriors after trade:
  • Steph Curry
  • Nick Young
  • Kevin Durant
  • ANTHONY DAVIS
  • Zaza Pachulia 
Or, Steve Kerr could start Kevin Durant at the power forward position then start Andre Iguodala at 3 then Davis at the 5 spot. Now that’s a super 5, right? 

Conclusion

While Anthony Davis has said that he wants to remain a Pelican until such time when he finally calls it a career, we all know that nothing is certain when it comes to the NBA. As scary as the potential star power that the Warriors could gain, there’s also the potentiality of a chemistry issue that could run down Golden State. But yeah, Anthony Davis in a GSW uniform could also mean that Golden State could become a legitimate super team even without Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. 

Scrutinizing Dubs: A Completely Different Team Without Curry

Kevin Durant

Steph Curry’s absence is just a huge void for the Dubs.

It is evident that the Warriors lost due to being completely lost with their rhythm, especially on the offensive end. One good example of this drastic scenario is their latest game, which happened to be their latest terrible loss.
96 – 81. Losing so badly is unusual for the Warriors but what makes this even more unusual is the fact that 81 points is very much low when speaking of the Warriors which is an extremely offensive team.
We already know that Warriors’ suddenly shrinks without Curry. What’s interesting are the possible reasons lingering behind.

1. Klay Thompson could not focus as a shooting guard and could not play point guard at least as effective as Curry.

It is indeed a fact that Klay aside from Steph is also one of the best shooters in the league, but his playing position contributes to it much and thus the position he plays would extremely affect the way and the intensity of his performance.
Without Steph as the main playmaker, Klay could not primarily focus on his own play to make shots but his time and energy are subdivided into making shots for his teammates before making shots for himself. Thus, Thompson’s outside domination and the entire play of Warriors would be adversely affected.

2. KD Would be Offensively Inconsistent

Kevin Durant is a ferocious offensive monster and would score enormously from time to time. But without a point guard which sets him up most of the time, we could expect a great finisher to struggle and stumble at times, which was exactly what happened during the Nuggets game. Durant shot 6-17 from the field and missed all his outside attempts, 5 to be exact. Which leads us to the 3rd reason

3. Outside Shooting Significantly Drops

Steph is the main trigger to be pulled whenever outside shooting is urgent. Without him shooting impeccably, Warriors’ production would drop down and the game would probably result in a loss, to prevent this, Warriors have the instinct that they need to cover up this insufficiency. Thus somebody must take outside shots either with comfort or with force. Durant doesn’t have it that night against Nuggets but still as one of the team’s key player, he needs to do the shooting and unluckily, all five missed.

Conclusion

Warriors’ isn’t all about Steph Curry but a team diminished by a major role player will always turn out to be a different one in the late phase of the story.

The Chef is Out for Two Weeks: No Notable Effects to GSW

The defending champions should be just fine without Steph Curry

Stephen Curry out for 2 weeks

The Golden State Warriors are getting their groove back as they are currently on a 4-game winning streak after a stunning loss at the hands of the Sacramento Kings. At 19-6, they are now just half a game behind the West-leading Houston Rockets.
However, things might need to change a little bit for the defending champions as they are currently dealing with another injury problem. This time, Stephen Curry, the two-time MVP, is reported to be sitting out for the next two weeks owing to the ankle injury that sustained during the Warriors’ win against the New Orleans Pelicans which was highlighted by a spat between Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins. Both players were ejected, by the way.
The good news is, MRI results came back positively, showing that Curry’s ankle is still intact but also shows a significant amount of swelling and has to be evaluated for the next two weeks which means the Chef will be out starting against the Charlotte Hornets.
While Curry’s injury adds to the injury problem of the Warriors who also have Shaun Livingston, Zaza Pachulia and Patrick McCaw all doubtful to play against the Hornets, GSW will be just fine even without half of the Splash Brothers.

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Why? Here’s why:
Kevin Durant has been playing like an MVP although he’s in 9th place in terms of total points per game, 4 places lower than Curry. With Curry out, expect Durant to take over much of the scoring load for the Warriors along with Klay Thompson and of course, Draymond Green. Sure, you will lose Curry’s 26 points per game average but Steve Kerr shouldn’t be worrying right now because GSW still has more scorers.

Conclusion

Steph Curry has always been one of the main reasons why the Warriors have been successful as of late. But mind you, folks. Even without Kevin Durant and Steph Curry in the line-up, the Warriors have been able to win some games. That’s how fully-weaponized the Warriors are. They can play with or without their Big 3.That’s one of the reasons why they are the defending champions.

By the Numbers: Champs Win Despite 0 for 10 Start for Curry

The Warriors recover from an early deficit to beat the Pelicans without Durant

Despite Curry’s offensive woes, the Warriors still won.
If you are playing against the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors, with or without Kevin Durant, you can only pray that the Splash Brothers, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson woke up on the wrong side of their beds. Why? Over the past few years, we’ve seen them broke notable records in terms of shooting especially from behind the three-point line. Even if one of them struggles to make his shots, the other one will make up. That’s how fully-weaponized the Warriors are. And yes, they are winning without Kevin Durant.
Steph Curry started this game by missing 10 consecutive shots- the first time he did that since 2012. The Warriors put themselves in a 14-point deficit. Kevin Durant is still nowhere to be found on the court. And yet, despite these woes, the Golden State Warriors won over the New Orleans Pelicans, 110-95. What happened? Below are the numbers:

Steph Curry’s 27 Points

Sure, he took 25 shots and only made 9. Sure, he went 3 for 13 from the rainbow distance but these shooting woes still enabled Steph Curry to finish with 27 points to lead the Warriors in scoring. Why was this important? It’s simple, folks. The Warriors played without Kevin Durrant and Draymond Green only scored 6 points so the scoring loads went back to the hands of the Splash Brothers. Klay Thompson, for his part, added 24 points on 9 for 19 shooting. 

The Warriors Shot Slightly Better

  • Golden State: 41.5%
  • New Orleans: 40.5%
Sure, the Pelicans were slightly better than the champs in shooting threes as evident by their 35% shooting from downtown, better than the Warriors’ 30% but that doesn’t away one thing: the Warriors shot slightly better than the Pelicans throughout the game despite a horrible shooting night from Steph Curry. 

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How poorly the Pelicans were shooting? Jrue Holiday had 24 points but took 20 shots and only made 8 of them. Rajon Rondo went scoreless as he missed all of his 9 field goal attempts. New Orleans’ bench also struggled to get anything going offensively as they only combined for 10 points. 

Conclusion

Antonio Davis top-scored with 30 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans but we all know that it will take more than one man to take down the Warriors. As for Golden State, they can miss more shots as long as they are making more, too. However, Steph Curry must avoid missing that much or they will eventually suffer. 

A Wheeler’s Opinion: GSW will Beat the Celtics

Boston may be on a streak but the Warriors are the champs

GSW’s trio of firepower will definitely cause problems for the Celtics

When the 2017-2018 season started, one of the major storylines that most people are following is the inevitability of another Finals duel between the Golden State Warriors of Stephen Curry and, the Cleveland Cavaliers of LeBron James. 
Even when the Cavs swapped Kyrie Irving for a still-injured Isaiah Thomas from the Boston Celtics, the Cavs are still relatively a talented team- at least on paper, thanks to the signing of former MVP Derrick Rose.
With the regular season almost a month old, after dropping their first two games which were highlighted by a freak injury that hit Gordon Hayward, 6 minutes into the season, the Boston Celtics went on a rampage, winning 13 straight games. Mind you, folks. Various injuries hit various players along the way which included an injury in the face that forced Kyrie Irving to wear a mask. And yet, they’re flawless in 13 games heading into their match-up against the Warriors.
The Warriors, on the other hand, are on their streak on their own- a 7-game winning streak and yes, they’re back on top of the West after stumbling during the early goings of the season.

Question: Will GSW beat the Celtics? 

Yes. They have their Big 3 intact

Let’s begin with the obvious one. Sure, Kyrie Irving may have been playing one of his best seasons despite wearing a mask. Sure, Jayson Tatum is making a case for the Rookie of the Year. But the Warriors have one thing that the Celtics don’t have at the moment: a healthy and playing Big 3. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are averaging over 20 points per game. 

Firepower

Firepower is another thing that will enable the Warriors beat Boston. They are the best offensive team in the league as of the moment, averaging 119 points per game. They are also the top shooting team making 51% of their attempts, including a league-leading 41% from three.  

The Durant Effect

Like it or not, Kevin Durant is one guy that will cause more problems for Boston. Why? The Celtics have no one on their team that can match-up against Durant. He’s the second-leading scorer in the league with small forwards, averaging 24 points per game. He’s also the top rebounder in his position with 7 rebounds per night. Kevin Durant may be the reason why GSW will keep their streak going after playing against Kyrie Irving and company.  

Conclusion

The Celtics may be undermanned against the defending champions but they are not certainly lacking talents. But they may need more than the talents of Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum to beat GSW team. But who knows? Brad Stevens may have prepared something for Steve Kerr and the Warriors. 

A Wheeler’s Opinion: Will GSW Pull the Trigger on Thompson Trade?

Klay Thompson is a vital piece but his expiring contract can be problematic

Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors
Steph Curry. 
Klay Thompson.
This is the duo that earned the name “Splash Brothers” owing to their outrageous capability to shoot and MAKE threes like nothing else mattered. 
Over the last 3 seasons, this dynamic duo has been so lethal beyond the arc that opponents knew they were doomed the moment one of them starts shooting and making threes like they were only shooting a few steps from the basket. 
Both Thompson and Curry have played crucial roles in the three consecutive Finals appearances of the Golden State Warriors in the past 3 seasons- winning two NBA titles in those trips and are looking good for another NBA Finals trip this season. 
However, GSW’s front office will be faced with a much bigger problem come the end of the next season regardless if they win the championship or not. 
Why?
Here’s the thing, folks. Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green have already been signed to max deals which will run through the next 3 seasons.

Now you’re probably asking: Where’s Klay Thompson? 
Klay Thompson’s current contract expires at the end of next season he can now command a max deal- similar to those of his teammates, in the next 18 months. Here’s the tricky problem: the Warriors can’t afford to offer a max deal to Thompson unless they let go one of their stars. And if they let Thompson walk away, they won’t be able to sign a potential big star come free agency of 2019.
The best thing Golden State can do is to trade Klay Thompson- a guy who is averaging 21 points while shooting 47% from three-point distance this season. The question is: which team could benefit if they get Thompson’s services via a trade?
One of the probable answers is the Philadelphia 76ers. 

Why? JJ Redick only signed a 1-year deal with the Sixers and Redick plays a position that Thompson plays too. 
Question: How will it happen?
Answer: The possibilities are unlimited but should Thompson chooses to walk away and signs with the Sixers, Philadelphia will have the flexibility on their salary cap to offer the deal that Thompson should desires. It’s the Warriors’ loss if they let Thompson walk. Trade him to the Sixers can at least, allow them to receive something in return.  
Or,
Let go of one of its stars so they could keep Thompson. 
GSW has many options. But the question is: will they pull the trigger on Thompson? 

By the Numbers: Warriors Beat Spurs Anew

GSW fell behind early but dominate in the 4th

Klay Thompson led the way with 27 points

One team is hoping to get back to their dominating self while the other is hoping to end their miseries. Unfortunately, only the team who wanted to regain its dominating self was able to get what they wanted as the Golden State Warriors recovered from their early struggles and went on to score a 112-92 victory over the still free-falling San Antonio Spurs who are still without the services of star players Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard.
So what happened? What did the defending champions do right this time around? And how did the Spurs drop their 4th consecutive game after starting the regular reason with a 4-0 start? Below are the numbers:

72 Points for the Warriors’ Big 3

Once again, it was the most hated trio of Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry who poured in the points for GSW as the Big 3 of Oakland combined to outscore the entire starting 5 of Gregg Popovich who was ejected late in the game, 72-65. Klay Thompson top-scored with 27 points including 5 three-pointers. Kevin Durant had another stellar night with his 24 points, 8 rebounds 5 assists and 3 blocks. Curry had 21 while making 3 of his 4 attempts from deep. Now that’s how a Big 3 should be. Dominating.

50% from Deep. Splash!

During the course of the last 3 seasons, if there’s one team can shoot threes and make threes like there’s no more tomorrow, it’s none other than the Warriors themselves. 
Against the undermanned crew of Gregg Popovich, the Warriors unleashed a barrage of threes all game long. Golden State went 14 of 28 from long distance, good enough for 50% 3-point shooting. 
The Spurs, on the other hand, were miserable as their 4-game losing streak, only made 7 of their 24 attempts from beyond the arc. This disparity in the 3-point shooting alone, is what doomed the Spurs in the first place.

Running on the Break: GSW got 24 Fastbreak Points

Aside from making it rain with bombastic three-pointers, there’s another weapon that makes GSW a dangerous team to face: their ability to score on fastbreak opportunities. And the Spurs surely witnessed this weapon potential as the Warriors outscored the former, 24-7. 

Faltering in the 4th: Spurs only scored 14 Points

To begin with, the Spurs were only down by 7 points during the early goings of the 4th quarter after Kyle Anderson drained a pair of charities to make it, 89-82. Klay Thompson then scored the next 5 points for GSW to increase their to 12 points and the Spurs never got closer than 11 the rest of the way. San Antonio only scored 14 points while allowing the Warriors to score 28 points during the last 12 minutes of the game.

Conclusion

Maybe the Spurs were undermanned against the Warriors but certainly not undertalented. Maybe the Warriors overwhelmed the Spurs because they got a complete starting unit while Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker were nowhere to be found.Golden State is still the favorites to repeat as champions this season. However, them beating an undermanned team such as the Spurs means nothing as they have yet to beat an elite team this season. 

By the Numbers: SPLASH! GSW Route Clippers in a Splashing Way

There were three things that enabled the champs to splash. Anew

After a surprising loss to the Detroit Pistons, Stephen Curry and rest of the defending champions, Golden State Warriors quickly went back to work against the Los Angeles Clippers who are enjoying some sort of success during the early goings of the season despite losing former star point guard, Chris Paul who is now with the Houston Rockets but is currently injured. 
Yesterday (Manila time), the Warriors started out splashing through in the first quarter and never looked back as they scored the highest number of points any team has scored this season, so far, en route to a 141-113 victory at Staples Center. 
While GSW fans have grown accustomed to this kind of dominance by their team, this is different considering the mere fact that they’ve already dropped 3 games to open the regular season and that’s huge for a team that is loaded with stars, primarily heavy scorers. Now, speaking of scorers, let’s check the numbers that enabled GSW’s super scorers to run away from the Clippers:

141 Points

Yep, folks. As mentioned above, that’s  the highest score any team has scored this season and it’s not surprising at all that the Warriors were the ones who able to do it considering that they are averaging 121 points per game- the best in the NBA. 
4 of the 5 starters of Steve Kerr finished in double figures led by Curry who had 31 points who shot 7 of 11 from the three-point line, Kevin Durant had 19 while Draymond Green added 16 points to go along with his 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Klay Thompson, despite missing 3 of his 4 attempts from deep, scored 15. That’s 81 points from 4 players alone, folks. Keep in mind that every player Steve Kerr had sent against the Clippers had scored at least, 3 points. Now that’s how you dominate. 

Attacking the Paint= 64 Points

Sure, the Warriors attempted 29 shots from rainbow distance, making 14 of those shots. But that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to attack the shaded area because we all know and we all have witnessed them demolish defenders when they are attacking the paint. 
Against the Clippers, the Warriors scored 64 points in the paint, alone- a far cry to what Los Angeles managed which is 40 points. 
See? The Warriors have both an inside and an outside offense which makes them a scary team to play against despite their 5-3 record heading into their next game against the free-falling San Antonio Spurs. 

58% Field Goal Shooting= Efficiency

If there’s one thing that the Warriors can perfectly do even during their sleep, it’s taking shots that have a high probability of hitting their targets. Sure, they shot 57% in the field against Detroit and yet they lost. Why? They only shot 37% from deep. 
Against the Clippers, they made 58% of their 89 attempts. And they shot 48% from outside. Result= a big win.

Conclusion

The Clippers are still among the dark horses who can dethrone the Warriors come playoff time and yes, they will definitely get better after receiving such a heavy pounding from the champions.
For the Warriors on the other hand, a win on Friday against the Spurs- regardless if Kawhi Leonard finally plays or not, will send a message to the rest of the NBA that GSW is still very much capable of demolishing any team, at any given court, on any given schedule and if that 141 points that they’ve produced against Los Angeles don’t worry you, then you are doomed. 

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Ball Scrutiny: The Warriors in the Realm of the Rainbow Country

How dangerous is the Warriors three-point shooting? What is the truth behind its firepower? Are they really the best 3-point shooters in the league?

The Dubs' Splash Brothers (Klay Thompson and Steph Curry)
The Dubs’ Splash Brothers (Klay Thompson and Steph Curry)
Shockingly, the defending champs are just sitting in the top three in terms of three-point shooting as of the last season.

It is their rival, the Cleveland Cavaliers who is in the top spot. Tying up to their performance beyond the arc is one of their toughest barricades in the west, San Antonio Spurs. Cleveland averaged 39 % while the Spurs and Warriors both with 38.4. It is quite close at first glance, but small decimal values in terms of comparing averages are relatively huge.

That explains why these three teams were considered to be the best in the league. In fact, the Warriors faced the San Antonio Spurs in the western conference finals.

But if three-point shooting, which is known to be Warriors main weapon, is not the best in the league, how come that they overthrew the Cleveland Cavaliers last season?

Warriors ‘field shooting’ spelled the difference and allowed them to prevail in the league in the last two seasons in three years, they clung on to the number one spot in terms of shooting, averaging 49.4 percent last season, whereas the Cavs drops down at the 3rd spot with 47.5 while the San Antonio skid to number 7.
The Warriors’ 3 point shooting is just a single pillar that frequently saves them from games that they are the one trying to catch up with the score of their opponent. The real deal is their two-point shooting, averaging 55.7% last season.
Now we know the real strength of the Warriors shooting firepower. But despite being just in number three in terms of three-point shooting, they still have the considered to be best shooters in the league – the Splash Brothers – Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, the Warriors still have hopes up high to be the best 3 point shooter this season. They managed to be champs even not topping the 3 point shoot-out, what more possibilities may come if their efficiency from beyond the arc will bolster?

Watch: Klay Thompson Falls Hard on the Floor After Failing Miserably on a Dunk Attempt in China!

There is a reason why Klay Thompson is known for his shooting.
Klay Thompson is one of the endorsers of Anta sports apparel and he is currently in China for a tour and to show some of his skills to the Chinese fans.
Klay Thompson may have done a little bit too much as he tried to attempt a 360 dunk that failed miserably.  Just watch it below.

Warriors finish off the Cavaliers in 5; Durant Caps his MVP Performance with a 39-point Game

Golden States Warriors dominates anew as they dismantled the Cleveland Cavaliers via 129 – 120 home win to claim the NBA Championship.

Kevin Durant finally won his first championship after a decade in NBA. He finished the game with 39 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and he took home the Finals MVP Award. While his buddy, Stephen Curry managed to collect 34 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists.

But it was Andre Iguodala who sparked the Warriors of the bench as he finished the game with 20 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. It was a big help for them as Klay Thompson was struggling in the game and finished with 11 points only.


LeBron James collected 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in 46 minutes of action while Kyrie Irving and JR Smith finished the game with 26 and 25 points each.

Tristan Thompson also managed to have a good game with 15 points but it was Kevin Love who the Cavaliers missed a lot in this game as he only managed 6 points on 2 out of 8 shooting.

This is the 2nd title for the Warriors and they finished the playoffs with an impressive 16-1 record.

Photo credits: OWNERS

Kevin Durant with the dagger! Golden State Warriors are just 1 win away from sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers

Starting today, Kevin Durant will be a forever villain for the Cavalier fans. Not because he is a dirty player but he just basically shattered the hearts of millions of Cleveland fans.


With the less than 2 minutes to play, Cleveland had a 4 point lead but it was not safe at all and Kevin Durant took over the game by scoring 7 straight points together with a huge 3-point shot over LeBron James to gave the Warriors a 1 point lead and since then they never look back.

LeBron James had a chance to tie the game but his shot was blocked by Andrei Iguodala and then Steph Curry buries his 2 free throw to seal the deal.

Here are the top performers of tonight’s game:



Golden State 118:
Kevin Durant: 31 Pts, 8 Rebs, 4 Asts, 1 Stl, 1 Blk. (10-18 FG, 4-7 3pt)
Klay Thompson: 30 Pts, 6 Rebs, 2 Asts. (11-18 FG, 6-11 3pt) 
Stephen Curry: 26 Pts, 13 Rebs, 6 Asts, 2 Stls. (8-19 FG, 5-9 3pt)
Draymond Green: 8 Pts, 8 Rebs, 7 Asts, 1 Stl, 1 Blk.
Andre Igoudala: 7 Pts, 5 Rebs, 4 Stls, 1 Blk.
David West: 7 Pts, 1 Reb.
Cleveland 113:
LeBron James: 39 Pts, 11 Rebs, 9 Asts, 1 Stl, 1 Blk. (15-27 FG, 4-7 3pt)
Kyrie Irving: 38 Pts, 6 Rebs, 3 Asts. (16-29 FG, 0-7 3pt)
JR Smith: 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Stls. (5-10 3pt)
Kevin Love: 9 Pts, 13 Rebs, 1 Ast, 6 Stls.
Kyle Korver: 8 Pts, 1 Reb.

Photo credits: AP Photo/Tony Dejak

Klay Thompson Was Astounded to Hear the Reason Why Steph Curry is Soft

Stephen Curry, although not in the top MVP choices for this year is still one of the best in the world.
A lot of people however said that he is too soft for many reasons and Klay Thompson was astounded to hear the most atricious reason why, coming from his team mate, Draymond Green.
Klay defended his teammate when media asked about it.
“I don’t think Steph is soft. You don’t go back-to-back MVPs and become an NBA champion being soft. I don’t think he’s soft,” Thompson said.

Klay Thompson shares his thoughts on Stephen Curry being soft because of lighter skin complexion.

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Lakers Dropped to 2-4 with a 112-107 Loss to the Warriors

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The Golden State Warriors met their former assistant coach, new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton in Las Vegas on October 15 at T-Mobile Arena.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors by 24 points to defeat the Lakers, 112-107. Kevin Durant has 17 points.

The Lakers were getting blown away by the Warriors in the second quarter. Lead had ballooned to 30 points. Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and David West did not even play.

The Lakers was outscored 54-30 in the paint and made assists on 29 of their 44 made field goals. Nick Young led the Lakers with 17 while No. 2 overall pick Brandon Ingram scored 12 off the bench. Lou Williams and Metta World Peace did not play also.

The purple and gold made a late fourth quarter comeback. The boys stayed focused and capitalized when it counted, unfortunately still lost to the Warriors by five.

I agree on Luol Deng: “This is why you have preseason. … You learn from things like this.”

How they play is what meaningful. A preseason win or loss means nothing. Preseason is important to get better and improve and get the players ready and evaluated.

The Lakers still have two preseason games left. They will face the Warriors again. Then the Phoenix Suns will test the new age Lakers before the regular season tips off.

I hope the Lakers will win at least one game against the Warriors.

The New Big Five in Oakland, How did the Fans React to KD’s Decision?

(Kevin Durant Photo Courtesy of Bleacher Report)

It has been a shocking news for Oklahoma City Thunder Fans, after Kevin Durant joined the bandwagon and left them just to join the powerhouse Golden State Warriors. The Warriors now, are much more lethal as a contender than before. The Big 5 for the Warriors consists of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green and of course.. Durant.

The fans were not happy with what happened and were disappointed with Durant’s decision.

Here are some of what I found about fans reacting on Durant’s Instagram:

Here is Durant’s essay posted on The Players Tribune. A message on ending his 9-year stint with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsAfter all, it is still Durant’s decision. We couldn’t blame him for leaving, but it is unfair to go to a team who has a lot of star players in their prime and lastly, going to a team who just eliminated them last playoffs just to win a championship, is much worse than not winning a ring.

Happy Father’s Day: NBA Dads

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This Father’s day, let us take a look on some dads of some NBA Stars: 


Chicago Bulls’ Center Joakim Noah and his father Yannick Noah
Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson and his father Mychal Thompson
Atlanta Hawks Shooting Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and his father Tim Hardaway
Cleveland Cavaliers Point Guard Kyrie Irving and his father Drederick Irving
Los Angeles Lakers Superstar Kobe Bryant and his father Joe Bryant
Golden State Warriors Point Guard Stephen Curry and his father Dell Curry

Happy Father’s Day!

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Game 5 of NBA Finals 2016:Behind the scenes get-up

We look at some of the famous peoples apparels and fads at Game 5 of the NBA Finals 2016

(Golden State Warriors Guard Stephen Curry)
(Golden State Warriors Guard Klay Thompson)
(Professional Wrestler Rey Mysterio and Cleveland Cavaliers Guard Iman Shumpert)
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First in NBA history 1000 3 pointers in a single season by Warriors !



History indeed its amazing if you have up to 6 or 7 guys who can stroke it from deep and the funny thing is top 2 shooters is on your team so its may not be hard for them but for others this is something that may not be done again . 


Stand up for Splash Brothers

262 3 pointers from Thompson



378 3 pointers for Curry


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Nuggets Handed Warriors Their Third Loss of Season

Golden State Warriors got their third loss of this NBA season, after a close game versus the Denver Nuggets that ended 110-112 for the home team.

The loss snapped their 7 consecutive wins streak since when the Stephen Curry-less Warriors played Dallas Mavericks , December 30.

In this game, Warriors star Stephen Curry scored 38 points for his team, and the another Splash Brother, Klay Thompson added 17. Former North Carolina Tar Heel forward, Harrison Barnes made 18 points for the away team. Australian center Andrew Bogut led the team in rebounds (7) and Curry led the assist bank for the team.

Danilo Gallinari scored 28 points, including his free throw at the end of the game which secured the victory for the Nuggets. Darrell Arthur led the Nuggets in rebounds with 11.

The Warriors are scheduled to play a home game against the Lakers tomorrow, and The Nuggets will host the traveling Miami Heat, this Saturday.

Klay Thompson Cleared from Concussion as per NBA.com

Klay Thompson


It’s Official as expected Klay Thompson will be playing for Golden State Warriors on Thursday June 1, 2015 for the NBA Finals.

Klay Thompson, who was diagnosed with a concussion after suffering an injury during Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on May 27, has completed the NBA’s concussion protocol and has been cleared to play for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

It is no secret that Klay Thompson will be a big factor on this game if the Warriors want to win the Championship, he needs to be there and play for them. Thompson won’t have to worry because there will be no James Harden to play for the Cavs, but it would still be tough for him because J.R. Smith is playing out of his mind right now. We all know though that Harden is not Smith. So expect Klay Thompson to play more aggressive in the finals. The Splash Brother’s will be ready. 

Geez can’t wait, Let’s get this finals started already! 

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2015 NBA FINALS UPDATE: Klay Thompson is expected to play as per coach Steve Kerr.

             Klay Thompson

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is expected to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, according to coach Steve Kerr.“He’s doing well,” Kerr said after practice Saturday at the team’s facility.
“I’m anticipating he’s going to be there.”

  

For the full Report from ESPN – http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2015/story/_/id/12981733/golden-state-warriors-coach-steve-kerr-expects-klay-thompson-play-game-1-nba-finals-vs-cleveland-cavaliers 

Klay Thompson was accidentally hit by a knee form Trevor Ariza after he tried to pump fake, that eventually resulted to concussion during the Game 5 of Western Conference Finals. Thompson was given clearance during the game but he needed stitches but was just in the sideline. Thompson needs to be cleared from concussion,
the Golden State Warriors and the NBA will surely come up with a decision before Thursday June 4, 2015.

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