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November 7, 2014 Updates

Green scored a career-high 24 points in a 121-104 win Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers that improved the Warriors' record to 4-0. Lee made his season debut in the game but left in the second quarter after aggravating his strained left hamstring. He will not play in this weekend's road games at Houston and Phoenix. "I enjoy starting," Green said Thursday. "I'm not going to lie. "But I'm always willing to do what I can do to help this team win. I mean, if Andre Iguodala can take a back seat and take a spot on the bench after starting (806) games in a row, who am I to sit here and say, 'I've got to continue starting because we're 4-0?' That's absurd." Contra Costa Times

Television cameras caught the moment from an angle that made it appear as if Green was sticking his tongue out at Griffin, Green said. Even teammate Festus Ezeli posted the screen grab of the moment, writing on Instagram, “Talk to Em DayDay.” “Man, that was all over my Instagram, my Twitter,” Green said, smiling. “I wasn’t even looking at him. JO was giving me the (scrunched) face like that, and if you watch the video, I’m already looking that way. And then Blake came running into the screen, and the closer we got to each other, it looked like I was doing that to him. But I wasn’t doing that to him. That’s why he never looked at it because he knew…It’s funny.” Contra Costa Times

TNT analyst-turned-Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr learned that the hard way early on, when those middle-of-the-night bathroom breaks that used to briefly interrupt his peaceful slumber became the unintentional tip-offs to some very long and intense days. "I hate to go into detail, but I'm 49, so every night I wake up at 3:30 (a.m.) to take a pee, like most 49-year-olds," Kerr told USA TODAY Sports this week. "And when I was a broadcaster, I went right back to sleep. Now it's 'What plays should we run? What about this? What about that?' "It's getting better. I'm much more comfortable with the (coaching) routine, and so I have actually been sleeping better. I've definitely been sleeping better the past few days, since we've been winning. But we haven't had a loss yet. As soon as that happens, I'm sure I'll feel it." USA Today Sports

November 6, 2014 Updates

Warriors forward David Lee will not be available to play this weekend at Houston and Phoenix after aggravating his strained left hamstring Wednesday, according to coach Steve Kerr. Lee is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Thursday afternoon and could miss even more time after his first game back from the strain Wednesday night lasted only seven minutes before he had to return to the locker room. Lee said he originally suffered the injury during the Oct. 24 preseason finale while getting in some conditioning late in the game, and he needed 11 days before he could make his season debut. "We probably have to be a little more cautious this time," Kerr said of a timeline for Lee's return. San Jose Mercury-News

That seems like a lot. Do you feel that your offense is just flowing better this season? Andrew Bogut: Oh definitely. I think we were last in the league last season in passes per possession. By a long shot. And that’s something that Coach brought to us the first team meeting–something we were going to focus on. When we pass on offense, everything just frees up. San Jose Mercury-News

That second unit tonight–if you put David in there, you’ve got Lee, Iguodala, Livingston, Ezeli and Barbosa… That’s a pretty interesting group. Bogut: I just said to (USA Today’s) Sam Amick, our third group could probably be a second group on most teams. Thing is, there’s not enough minutes. We’ve got a very deep roster–the guys you just mentioned. Some nights, someone’s going to get screwed out of minutes. You know what I mean? But I think we understand it makes us better as a team, we’re 4-0, we’re winning games, everything’s positive. San Jose Mercury-News

Thompson deflected a lot of the praise for his hot start to teammates, specifically Andrew Bogut. "We're just scratching the surface of what we can be," Thompson declared. "Coach Kerr has really put an emphasis on moving the ball. We're without one of our best passing big men right now in David Lee. When we get him back, he's gonna make us that more dangerous ... Andrew Bogut has been such a good player for us. I can't describe how good his passing is. He gets me so many good looks every night. I should give a percentage of my contract to him now..." CSNBayArea.com

Then, he got to the absurd notion that his team committed one measly foul in the first half, after which they trailed 65-42. “I’ve never been in a game where a team scores 65 points and we have one foul,” Rivers said. “That, to the core, bothers me to no end. I mean, I have never seen that before. And I think the foul was late and it was a mistake; it probably wasn’t a foul. So for me, I’m doing something wrong because that’s as soft as you can probably get in a game. One foul at halftime? Are you (expletive) kidding me? I mean, that’s as bad as I’ve seen.” Los Angeles Daily News

November 5, 2014 Updates

The 6-foot-7 Green is due a raise after proving himself as a clutch playoff performer, versatile defender and improving jump shooter. “Maybe he’ll give me a discount?” Myers joked of his former boss Tellem. “Probably not, right?” Contra Costa Times

What’s changed for Curry this season has been the presence of assistant coach Ron Adams, a longtime veteran of NBA coaching who’s known for his defensive excellence. “Just holding me to a higher standard,” Curry said of Adams’ influence. “Obviously we watch a lot of film and talk a lot about just how we’re supposed to see that end of the floor, what it means if I’m able to do what I’m supposed to do every single night for our team’s success. It doesn’t matter how many points I score. He seems to find that one or two things that I can do better on the defensive end after every game that kind of knocks you back into reality a little bit. You can always get better, and I have to be to be a championship-caliber point guard and for us to try to get where we’re trying to go.” Contra Costa Times

 

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