Golden State Warriors Rumors
Golden State Warriors head coach Luke Walton said today at the pregame press conference before the Warriors face the Sacramento Kings that Harrison Barnes, who sprained his left ankle in last night’s game at the Phoenix Suns, could be out on the order of weeks. “He’s being evaluated today. We haven’t gotten the results back yet,” Walton told reporters. “It’s all speculation. It could be a few weeks. It could be a week,” Walton added. “We’re not going to rush him back because we want to be healthy for later in the season and we don’t want lingering injures, so we’ll have him take his time.”
But the Warriors are playing as if they plan to challenge the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record for the best regular season at 72-10. “I think there’s a cockiness that comes from winning a championship that usually brings complacency with it,” Karl said. “But they are playing at a high, high level and Steph (Curry) is video-gameish. That’s what I’d call it.”
The next goal, which is not unreasonable, is matching the 1971-72 Lakers’ 33-game winning streak. “That’s important, to have like tangible goals that you can look at it and really work for,” said Curry. “Obviously, for us, we do a great job of just staying in the moment. Nobody really talked about the 15-0 record until probably last week when we were around 12 wins, because you can’t really get too far ahead of yourself. “There’s so much that can happen in this league over 82 games. The great teams are the ones that can focus on each individual game.”
Green posted a triple-double Saturday night in the Warriors’ 120-101 win over the Sacramento Kings, totaling 13 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. Coming after another triple-double one night earlier in a win at Phoenix, Green became the first Warrior to ring up back-to-back triple-doubles since Chamberlain That was 51 years ago, in March 1964. “It’s pretty cool to even be mentioned in the same category as Wilt,” Green said. “Obviously, that’s something special in itself. So that’s pretty cool.