HoopsHype Golden State Warriors twitter
Top playoff plus/minus players: Draymond +171, Curry +132, Barnes +100, Klay +93, Shumpert +86, JR Smith +81, Millsap +79, LeBron +78.
Dwight Howard: "If there's any doubt or any disbelief in your spirit, then you might as well say we're finished."
Dwight Howard: "I saw quit from everybody in the arena. We can't have that."
Dwight Howard: "I think that's the worst thing you can do whenever you're down and out is just to mope and sulk into the negativity."
Jason Terry on Stephen Curry: "Oh, what he's done all series, I'm taking it personal."
Do people not understand basketball arrogance? You can't be great if you don't believe fully in what you can do & maybe a little bit more.
Many things could be done: make dunks worth 3, eliminate corner 3, allow contact after release of 3-pointer, eliminate line entirely.
Chamberlain's dominance caused rule changes: Lane widened, off. goaltending, etc. Can envision Curry's 3-pt dominance possibly doing same.
Remember Kerr is open about how Curry sometimes drives him crazy with the 1-hand passes and over-dribbling. It's the push-pull relationship.
David Lee on Curry: "He's the same guy he was was to me four years ago when we were winning 30 games and he had a hurt ankle."
More Kerr: "It's an incredible combination of confidence & humility & the way it manifests itself in the game... it's really fun to watch."
Steve Kerr on Curry: "The beauty of Steph is he is who he is. He's reserved but competitive. He's modest but arrogant...
Draymond: "He's making history and it's fun to be a part of that. Because when you see his highlights, my kids will see me."
More Draymond on Curry: "When you think you've seen it all, he comes with a little bit more. It's fun to watch, it's fun to be out there...
Draymond on #30: "He was in 1 of those modes where I was like, 'I'm going to try to screen but I'm also just trying to get out of his way.'"
Draymond Green on sweep schedule possibilities: "A little rest would be cool, but June 4th, man, that's a long time to just not be playing."
Dwight Howard: "He got a rebound." Shakes head, eye roll. "It's basketball, brotha."
Dwight: "I didnt even see Curry. My man was out on the perimeter so I just thought nobody was there. When I turned around Curry's up in me."
Dwight Howard came up to me minutes after rolling eyes @ my Curry question: "He got 1 rebound. 1 rebound, brotha. U can even get 1 rebound."
I asked a Warriors official about that just now and he said he hadn't heard about it, but I think there is a chance this happens.
There is a rumor that--despite what NBA has said (and I've relayed)--they MIGHT move up the finals to June 2 if GSW and CLE both sweep.
Patrick Beverley shooting around wearing a cast.
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The site of the Warriors' Sunday morning practice. http://t.co/UjNYq8rVHB
Killion and Ostler examine Warriors' shoes http://t.co/Rx7OlJD1Ji
Warriors will be practicing here soon http://t.co/xxgBGAJHdl
Late last night, people who know the Warriors very well were happily wondering how they won Game 3 so easily. I kept going back to: #30.
Stat requested from the Flying Saucer crowd tonight: NBA teams that go up 3-0 in a series complete the sweep 60% of the time.
A couple players laughed at Iguodala’s walk-up layup. Said it was like a Marshawn Lynch TD
But I am entertained by the thought that I could call up the Merc editors and order them to put my column wherever I think it should run.
To the emailer who complained to me because a recent column "wasted" space on the news front, not the sports page: I don't make those calls.
Also, generally: Don't turn it over. TO's feed Houston's offense and unbalance the Warriors transition D.
What have the Warriors figured out about the Rockets? Keep them limited to pull-up jumpers or drives, Bogut said. No squared up 3s.
Why did the Warriors put Barnes on Harden after Klay guarded him in the first two games? More length and strength, Ron Adams said.
Ron Adams: "“We have a lot of pride defensively in this room & they were disappointed after the first 2 games at home & it showed tonight."
Kerr: "I felt like we were ready to play our 'A' game." I guess he was right.
Steve Kerr: "Steph was Steph."
Bay Area media has been called homers for much of these playoffs. Nation, THAT is what we’ve been watching all year