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May 29, 2015 Updates

Two months into his rookie season, Draymond Green, then a Warriors reserve, got a crack at defending LeBron James. It was December 2012, in Miami, and James was rolling. With Green on him, James failed to score twice. After a missed jumper and a turnover, James backed Green down and drew a foul. Then he yelled at Green. "He said, 'You too little,' and I hate when people say that to me," recalled Green, generously listed at 6-foot-7. "So I said something back to him. I think that's where I gained respect. And it's mutual." Contra Costa Times

Wednesday's fifth and final game of the NBA Western Conference Finals between Golden State and Houston on ESPN drew the network's largest audience for the sport in three years. According to Nielsen national estimates, the Golden State Warriors' 104-90 victory over the Houston Rockets averaged 8.89 million viewers on Wednesday. It was the night's No. 1 show on television in adults 18-49 (its 3.6 rating more than doubled anything else) as well as total viewers. The 8.89 million makes last night's game the most-watched of these playoffs, besting Sunday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals between Cleveland and Atlanta on TNT (7.66 million). Boston Herald

May 28, 2015 Updates

The Pelicans' opening is the most sought-after in the NBA, largely because of superstar Anthony Davis. Former Houston Rockets and New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy and Golden State assistant Alvin Gentry are the frontrunners for the job, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

Klay Thompson is "doing much better after a good night's sleep," said the Warriors guard's father Mychal Thompson Thursday morning during his regular guest spot on ESPN Radio in Los Angeles. The younger Thompson took a knee to the side of the head from Houston's Trevor Ariza in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 104-90 victory over the Rockets that put Golden State in the NBA Finals. He did not return to the game. "He was still a little woozy after the game but he was composed, and caught up in the adrenalin, caught up in the moment," said Thompson's father. "But he was very cognizant of what was going on around him. He's OK." Contra Costa Times

So, a little more than a year after being forced out, Jackson watched on national television as his team made it to their first NBA Finals in decades. So how did he feel? “Proud,” he said, from his new perch on ESPN. “At the end of the day, proud.” For The Win

After the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals, All-Star guard Klay Thompson began to develop concussion-like symptoms that will force him to pass the NBA's concussion protocol test before he can be cleared to play. Thompson was kneed in the head by Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza with 9:30 left in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 104-90 deciding victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. After falling to the floor in pain, Thompson was eventually replaced by Stephen Curry and went to the locker room. The Warriors stated that Thompson went through a concussion medical evaluation immediately after suffering the injury and showed no symptoms at that time. Yahoo! Sports

Daryl Morey: Congratulations Warriors. Great great team. Thank you to Rockets fans, you carried us all year. Back at it #pursuit2016 Twitter @dmorey

"He's been here plenty of times before, five straight finals appearances, I think, so we've got to bring our A game if we're going to beat a great team and a great player like that four times," Curry said. "We're excited about the challenge. He had to win his first one at some point, and nobody on our team has experienced that, so we're going to be fighting like crazy every night." USA Today Sports

The Golden State Warriors may need this break before the NBA Finals even more than they knew. Long after their Game 5 win over the Houston Rockets was complete and they had celebrated their franchise's first trip to the Finals in 40 years, the team announced that shooting guard Klay Thompson had developed concussion-like symptoms. If it is ruled that he had a concussion, he would be required to follow the NBA's concussion protocol. USA Today Sports



Wilt Chamberlain never won a championship with the Warriors, but his monstrous stats make him the clear pick for No. 1 player in franchise history.


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