Thompson scores 33, Warriors beat Lakers to win third in row
Golden State coach Steve Kerr made a point to tell Klay Thompson he played his best game yet since returning in January from a 2 1/2-year absence following surgeries and long rehabs on his left knee and right Achilles. Jordan Poole keeps doing his part to provide a spark when the Warriors are missing stars like Thompson or, currently, Stephen Curry. Thompson scored 33 points with six 3-pointers and Golden State won its third straight game after dropping four in a row, running away late from the depleted Los Angeles Lakers for a 128-112 victory Thursday night.news.yahoo.com
Warriors rally from 16 down to beat Jazz, get playoff spot
Warriors coach Steve Kerr did not emphasize the magnitude of Saturday’s game in his pregame talk with his team. Klay Thompson scored 36 points and Golden State erased a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Utah Jazz 111-107 and clinch a playoff spot. Jordan Poole added 31 and Andrew Wiggins had 17 as the Warriors also snapped a four-game losing streak.news.yahoo.com
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
James scores 56 points, Lakers beat Warriors to end skid
Despite ranking third in NBA history in scoring and closing fast on Karl Malone in second, LeBron James has somehow never been thought of as a pure scorer. On Saturday night, James showed he is still more than capable of piling up the points in a variety of ways. James scored a season-high 56 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors 124-116 to snap a four-game losing streak.news.yahoo.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
Curry, Wiggins lead Warriors to 126-95 victory over Magic
Stephen Curry keeps letting it fly from any spot on the floor, and he's suddenly within striking distance of overtaking Ray Allen as the NBA's all-time leader in made 3-pointers. Curry had seven more 3s on the way to 31 points and eight assists, Andrew Wiggins hit a career-high eight 3s and finished with 28 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Orlando Magic 126-95 on Monday night. Curry swished a half-court shot to beat the first-quarter buzzer and wound up shooting 8 of 16.news.yahoo.com
An Afghan photographer’s relic of the past
Haji Mirzaman was just a teenager when he started taking photos using a homemade wooden box camera in his cousin's studio in downtown Kabul. Now in his 70s, he says the instant camera has survived wars, invasions and a Taliban ban on photography, but is now in danger of disappearing due to the digital age.news.yahoo.com
Warriors’ Steve Kerr responds to Kyle Rittenhouse verdict: ‘This is America’
Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr said what many were thinking after a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges on Friday. “This is America,” Kerr said Friday before his team played the Pistons. “We’re treading down a dangerous path. “It wasn’t a shocking verdict, but one that poses great risk going forward if we continue to go down this path. ... States determining that people can just ...news.yahoo.com
Curry scores 37, Durant season-low 19 as Warriors rout Nets
Stephen Curry had 37 points, easily winning matchup of the NBA’s top two scorers when Kevin Durant had his worst night of the season, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Brooklyn Nets 117-99 Durant came in leading the league with 29.6 points per game, but he managed only 19, the first time all season he didn’t hit 20.
R. Kelly survivor Azriel Clary details the rules the singer imposed on his victims
In an interview with “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King, Azriel Clary, who testified against R. Kelly at his racketeering trial, says that the disgraced singer had strict rules about what she and other women could wear and who they were allowed to speak to.news.yahoo.com
Morant, Grizzlies beat Warriors in OT, advance to face Jazz
Ja Morant made consecutive jumpers in the final 48 seconds of overtime and scored 35 points, Memphis had an answer for every Stephen Curry flurry, and the Grizzlies are headed back to the playoffs for the first time in four years after holding off the Golden State Warriors 117-112 in a thrilling play-in game.
Curry is scoring champ, Warriors beat Grizzlies for 8 seed
Stephen Curry became the oldest scoring champion since Michael Jordan in 1998, finishing with 46 points as the Golden State Warriors held off the Memphis Grizzlies 113-101 in a regular-season finale that determined the play-in tournament’s eighth and ninth spots.
Stephen Curry's late 3 lifts Warriors past Jazz 119-116
Stephen Curry made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 14 seconds left moments after missing from deep, scoring 36 points to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Western Conference-leading Utah Jazz 119-116 on Monday night to keep hold of the eighth seed in the playoff race.
Tobias Harris comes up big late as Sixers hold off Warriors
Golden State Warriors guard Damion Lee reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Tobias Harris hit a go-ahead jumper with 3:44 to play, scored another basket on the next possession and finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds to help the Sixers hold off the Golden State Warriors 108-98 on Tuesday night. AdOne member of the family delivered with a big night: Their brother-in-law, Damion Lee, scored 16 points for Golden State in 24 minutes off the bench. He will miss at least the next two games for Golden State before being re-evaluated in a week. Golden State beat the Kings 137-106 at home on Jan. 4.
Curry, WNBA players receive Jackie Robinson award from NAACP
The NAACP has given him its Jackie Robinson Sports Award. And, for the first time, the nation's oldest civil rights organization is recognizing more than one person by honoring the WNBA Players Association. Ad“I am so proud of the WNBA players for this well-deserved recognition of their continued activism and advocacy for social justice and equality," WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement provided to the AP. Warriors coach Steve Kerr, outspoken on many issues himself, admires the WNBA players for their activism. “I love what the WNBA players have done.
LeBron, short-handed Lakers beat up on Warriors 128-97
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dunks in front of Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall (7) and center James Wiseman during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Monday, March 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO – LeBron James had a triple-double with 22 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, leading the injury-depleted Los Angeles Lakers past the Golden State Warriors 128-97 on Monday night. Stephen Curry scored 27 points with four 3-pointers and became the Warriors' franchise assists leader a day after his 33rd birthday and in his 12th NBA season. Warriors: Golden State hasn't beaten the Lakers at home since a 115-101 victory on Feb. 2, 2019 — so never at the second-year Chase Center. The Warriors wrapped up their eighth back-to-back this season and third of five playing consecutive days at home.
Kawhi and Popovich reunited? Leonard wants to go to Olympics
Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots against Washington Wizards center Moritz Wagner, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Kawhi Leonard is planning to play for Gregg Popovich again and chase a gold medal. Leonard said Sunday at the All-Star Game in Atlanta that he is planning to compete with USA Basketball this summer at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics — which would reunite him with Popovich. Popovich will serve as head coach at the Olympics for the first time. “If I feel up to it and feel ready to go around that time, then I'm going to play," Leonard said.
Basketball star Jeremy Lin speaks out on attacks against Asian Americans and racism on the court
Basketball star Jeremy Lin on Wednesday spoke out about the recent attacks on Asian Americans and opened up about his personal experiences with racism on the court, CBS San Francisco reports. The basketball star told CBS San Francisco that he wants to promote empathy, love and compassion. Lin first talked about his own experience with racism on social media, saying, "We are tired of being told that we don't experience racism. We have to listen to each other," Lin told the outlet. I applaud Jeremy for his words and echo his sentiments regarding racism against the Asian American community.cbsnews.com
Steve Kerr and other top NBA coaches are offering virtual coaching during the pandemic
On Thursday, virtual coaching platform eCoach announced the launch of training videos from more than 40 of the NBA's most elite head and assistant coaches. Coaches including Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr, Toronto Raptors Coach Nick Nurse and Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers are sharing shooting tips and their coaching expertise to players of all levels. "We're just really looking for ways to spread coaching and instruction to people who wouldn't otherwise be able to get it, especially from NBA coaches," Kerr told CNBC in an interview this week. eCoach's partnership with the National Basketball Coaches Association allows not just access to top coaches but also access to NBA game footage to drill in key points and show their teachings in action. "We believe that for coaches, this is a perfect way to communicate the game during this unusual period of time," Rick Carlisle, head coach of the Dallas Mavericks and president of the National Basketball Coaches Association told CNBC.cnbc.com
Golden State Warriors to play first NBA game without fans after San Francisco bans large crowds due to coronavirus fears
The Golden State Warriors announced Wednesday that the team will play its next home game without fans after San Francisco placed a ban on large events. The Golden State Warriors will play Thursday's game against the Brooklyn Nets without spectators due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the team announced. "We know that this Order is disruptive, but it is an important step to support public health," Breed said in a statement. "Fans with tickets to Thursday and Saturday night's games will receive a refund in the amount paid," the team statement said. The NBA also released two memos last week, the second of which it advised teams to make contingency plans should the league decide to play games in arenas without spectators.cnbc.com
James Harden scores 36 points, Rockets rout Warriors 129-112
HOUSTON - Despite an entirely different lineup of Golden State Warriors, James Harden was still out for blood Wednesday night. Harden had 36 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets routed Golden State 129-112, sending the short-handed Warriors to their sixth loss in eight games this season. Alec Burks led Golden State with 28 points. Russell, who sat on the Golden State bench, could return Friday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. Golden State fell to 2-6 for the first time in eight years.
Steph Curry breaks hand as Warriors lose to Suns
(CNN) - NBA star Steph Curry suffered a broken hand in the Golden State Warriors' home defeat by the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night. With the Warriors trailing 83-54 in the third quarter, Curry fell awkwardly on his left hand as the Suns' 7-foot center Aron Baynes landed on top of him. Curry immediately grabbed his wrist and walked back to the locker room with 8:31 left in the third quarter. The 31-year-old underwent X-rays which confirmed a broken left hand, but there was no immediate word on a timeline for his return. It is the second successive season in which Curry has suffered an injury in the early weeks.
Trump criticizes top NBA coaches amid China controversy
CNN(CNN) - U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken for the first time about the escalating tensions between the NBA and China as he took aim at the coaches of the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors. All of the NBA's official Chinese partners have now suspended ties with the league as it continues to grapple with the fallout. "But they talk badly about the United States, but when it talks about China they didn't want to say anything bad. When asked to clarify his own position on how the Chinese government is pressuring the NBA, Trump said they had to "work out their own situation." He continued: "I watched the way Kerr, Popovich, and some of the others who are pandering to China."
Trump mocks Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich over response to NBA-China standoff
President Trump mocked two of his frequent critics, NBA head coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich, because of their responses to the ongoing standoff between the league and China. After an executive bill signing Wednesday, Mr. Trump responded to a question about China applying pressure to the NBA and went directly after Kerr, the Golden State Warriors coach. "I watch this guy Steve Kerr," Mr. Trump said. "He was shaking "Oh, I don't know, I don't know." From gun control to immigration, Kerr and Popovich are typically outspoken about social issues in the United States.cbsnews.com
China Playing Hardball Over Morey's Tweet
Chinese companies began abandoning the Rockets and TV networks said they would not show Rockets games in China. On Tuesday, that was extended to exhibition games between the Lakers and Nets in China this week. And because China, mainland China in particular, is very, very sensitive about unification of places like Taiwan and Hong Kong, any move to threaten their sovereignty is taken extremely seriously. "It is inevitable that people around the world including from America and China will have different viewpoints over different issues. Listen, China, you don't get to tell us or our citizens what they can and cannot say.houstonpress.com