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April 20, 2015 Updates

The mayor of Oakland and the mayor of New Orleans made a friendly bet Friday on the outcome of the playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans, the mayor's office said. The mayor of the city with the winning team will receive some of the other city's best goods after the seven-game series ends May 3. "After a thrilling regular season, we're pulling for the Splash Brothers, Coach Kerr, and the rest of this dynamic team to bring a title home to Oakland," Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a statement. Contra Costa Times

April 19, 2015 Updates

Jackson did not hesitate to praise Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who replaced Jackson after he was fired last spring. Kerr inherited a 51-31 team and led them to a 67-15 season. "You have to give him a lot of credit," Jackson said. "He has done an outstanding job. In my opinion, the Coach of the Year. He has elevated this basketball team." Oakland Tribune

"It's a great challenge," Green told USA TODAY Sports about facing Davis. "Obviously you don't always get a chance to line up against an All-Star, an All-NBA player, so when you do, you take that challenge head on. I was definitely excited about the challenge and idea of playing him possibly seven games. You want to get the better of that match-up. He's a great player, so I look forward to (the match-up)." USA Today Sports

When Bogut was asked to discuss whether Davis' late outburst was the product of his improved play in the fourth or the Warriors' collective relaxation when they held a huge lead, he smiled and said, "Yeah, I wouldn't go that far. I'm not going to give them any bulletin board material — nice loaded question, by the way (laughter all around). He's going to get his points. We're not going to keep Anthony Davis to zero points or five points. He's going to get his numbers. He's an All-Star. He's one of the best players in the league. ... He's a top five player in this league, up there with LeBron and those guys." On the topic of Davis having just one rebound through three quarters: "Yeah, I can't really comment too much about that," Bogut said, as if the Warriors' efforts had nothing to do with it. "We do a great job on the boards, (but) I'm not sure. He was floating around on the perimeter a whole lot more, so maybe that's why." USA Today Sports

After making waves by previously backing Houston guard James Harden for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award, he didn't make an endorsement Saturday. But Jackson did say that Warriors guard Stephen Curry "very well may be the MVP of this league." In the first quarter, Curry easily drove for a layup around 7-2 backup center Alexis Anjinca on a mismatch, prompting Jackson to say, "That's Steph Curry: incredible basketball player." Contra Costa Times

Said Lacob, who was a minority owner with Boston for five seasons while living in California: “That one didn’t mean as much to me. It was cool and everything, but it was 3,000 miles away, and I wasn’t really integrally involved. “This next one will mean everything. I’m not a ring guy, but I would wear this one at certain times.” San Francisco Chronicle

April 18, 2015 Updates

Can you talk about when you were coming out? It seemed like the Pelicans would chop down leads, and when you came back in you would make a shot to kind of get everything back in order for the Warriors. Did you feel like you had on each of those occasions to do something when you came back in the game the way things were going? STEPHEN CURRY: I was locked in and focused the whole night. I think in those situations you obviously want to get the crowd back into it and there is a weird kind of tension. Especially in the second half is when they made a couple runs. But in the playoffs, you’ve got to expect anything. Whenever you’re on the floor, just try to make an impact. Obviously, if an opening comes or a shot is there and available, they’ll be able to take it. And we knocked down a couple and get us going, and got our crowd back into it, and we fed off that energy. San Jose Mercury-News

Afflalo suffered a right shoulder strain late in the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors on April 9. He was initially given a one to two week timeline for his return and is officially listed as doubtful for the Game 1 of the first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. Oregonian

"Just a lot of rehabbing," He said of his last nine days following the injury. "Haven't been able to do too much heavy basketball stuff. So I'll just try to see how I feel today and tomorrow morning and go from there." If Afflalo can't go second-year wing Allen Crabbe could get the nod as the starting shooting guard, but Afflalo wasn't ready to completely rule out a return to the court in Game 1. "I feel good," he said. "Obviously I don't know about the game tomorrow, but I feel good." Oregonian

Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in their playoff opener Saturday. Klay Thompson added 21 points, and Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut dominated down low as the Warriors looked every bit like the NBA's top seed — at least for three quarters. They smothered Anthony Davis and the Pelicans with the league's best defense, thrilling a gold shirt-wearing sellout crowd of 19,596 that rocked and roared all afternoon. USA Today Sports

A video game simulation of the NBA playoffs sees the Golden State Warriors beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, after getting by what would have been an exhausted San Antonio team. The 2K Sports simulation Friday culminated with the Warriors topping the Cavaliers in six games, with Stephen Curry winning NBA Finals MVP after scoring 46 points in the clincher. Boston Herald

April 17, 2015 Updates
 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN WARRIORS HISTORY

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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