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May 22, 2015 Updates

Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp. Stephen Curry scored 33 points before Harden lost the ball in the closing seconds to end a spectacular duel between the NBA MVP and runner-up, and the Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the series. "Sometimes I want to crack open a beer and get a courtside seat. These two guys are the two best basketball players in the world," Warriors center Andrew Bogut said. USA Today Sports

"Sometimes I want to crack open a beer and get a courtside seat," Warriors center Andrew Bogut said of the Curry-Harden fireworks. "Because these two guys, they're the two best basketball players in the world. "Steph knocks down a big shot and then we've got to come down and try to stop James, and he knocks down a big shot. ... A lot of times I get caught watching, going crazy with the shots that he makes. "It's an honor to be his teammate." San Jose Mercury-News

"The leader I learned from the most? Probably Jarrett Jack has a big influence when he was here." NBA TV's Game Time replayed the clip with Jack sitting on the dias. He seemed a bit surprised, then explained what he had done when he and Jack played at Golden State two years ago. "That's tough, man," Jack said. "Real humbling. "I would always just stay in his ear ... Steph's a quiet kid, not a boisterous kid by nature ... Just telling him 'it's paramount that your voice is heard, on a day-by-day basis. NetsDaily

For five days, Barnes joined the Hall of Famer whose Bel-Air home is just down the street from one of the more infamous basketball courts you'll find. By day, they worked on the regulation-sized court that's inside the home of shoe mogul Steven Jackson – a replica of the Staples Center, "Lakers mausoleum," as West describes it, that visiting NBA teams will sometimes use for shoot-arounds or practices. By night, they all sat in the West's family dining room, where his wife, Karen, would take food requests from Barnes and try to replenish all those calories he'd burned learning tricks of the trade from her legendary husband. USA Today Sports

The discussions, as Barnes saw it, were as meaningful as the drills. And yes, for those who naturally wondered, West was an active participant in these workouts that also included former Warriors assistant coach Joe Boylan. "It was crazy," Barnes said. "To be able to not only spend time with him on the court, but off the court as well, to see how he saw the game, how I need to see the game, the things that he saw in my game. He actually took the court and practiced on certain things. USA Today Sports

"I knew that Kobe learned a lot from Elgin Baylor and from Jerry West," Barnes said. "I would watch (video of) Jerry, because he used to always say that his pull-up was unbelievable. No matter where he was on the court, he could always square up and get you a shot no matter what, so I looked up his clips after I heard that. I saw that kind of stuff, and obviously when I got drafted here I saw some more of his stuff. And then getting on the court with him? That was nuts. "We'd work out in the morning. We'd get some work in, and then he'd show up and put me through a workout. He'd show me stuff he would do, and then we'd go out to eat and talk about what the league is like today, stuff he saw back in the day. USA Today Sports

May 21, 2015 Updates

NBA responds to critics with video: Proud Father, Stephen Curry. Stephen Curry reflects on what it’s been like to have 2-year old daughter, Riley, in his life. Sportando

The New Orleans Pelicans might not have to do much courting with Golden State Warriors lead assistant Alvin Gentry, who has emerged as a leading candidate for the team's vacancy at head coach. Gentry, who was interviewed by Pelicans executive vice president Mickey Loomis and general manager Dell Demps on Monday night in San Francisco, believes the opportunity to coach star forward Anthony Davis could be career defining, according to a source close to Gentry. New Orleans Times-Picayune

''He's more than interested,'' the source said Thursday morning. ''He really believes that this is a job that would certainly define him as a coach because of the opportunity that it creates. ''Certainly this is one of those jobs that you feel is probably as good as any job available right now, no question. Even if there were no other jobs, it would still be the best.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

At 30, an age when Bogut would have expected to be peaking statistically, he was averaging career-lows of 6.3 points and 23.6 minutes for the Warriors during this regular season. He made 22 free throws all year, as many as the Rockets' James Harden -- to whom Bogut is now committed defensively - converted in a 50-point performance against the Nuggets two months ago. Bogut's numbers have been further diminished in 11 playoff games, in which he has averaged 4.8 points (on 4.3 shots) in 25.0 minutes. "It's always tight,'' he said of his right elbow. "It's just my touch. Some days I will shoot the ball the way I was shooting pre-injury, and I feel good. And then I might just sleep funny on it or something, and I wake up and it's a little tight and it changes my shot.'' NBA.com

 

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