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Klay Thompson to 95.7 on LAC-SAS: "I wouldn't mind playing either..They both eliminated me out of the playoffs..so it'd nice to get em back"
Klay Thompson to 95.7 The Game: "We're not just a jump-shooting team. We're an amazing defensive team."
Andrew Bogut referred to the New Orleans ball boys who he said ran the "scrimmage" joke over Anthony Davis as "clowns."
Clippers of course had the Donald Sterling thing erupt between Games 3 and 4. The Warriors had tension between Mark Jackson and mgmt. Wild.
Reminisced with Alvin Gentry about last year's Warriors-Clippers Round 1. Only really good one was Game 7, but still was an epic series.
Draymond Green: "Nobody's opinion matters when it comes to June. It's all about what you do."
Draymond Green: "If we won 82 games, there would still be doubters."
General note: The Warriors are getting tired of questions about being the No. 1 seed. Further note: I asked a lot of those questions.
Steve Kerr says Charles Barkley has bought him so many beers in the past he doesn't mind what he says.
David Lee questionable
NBA announces they will start blood testing for HGH.
Unofficial Highest +/- (since 93-94) +980 Jordan (95-96) +911 Curry (14-15) +871 LeBron (08-09) +861 Green (14-15) +818 Jordan (96-97)
Draymond Green was second at 10.6. If not for Curry, that would've been highest since Lebron James' 10.7 in 2008-09
Stephen Curry finished the season at +11.5. That's the highest since ... I don't know. The NBA site stops at 1996-97
Kenny Smith has Stephen Curry as MVP. Charles Barkley says only Curry and James Harden are deserving.
Charles Barkley has spoken of jump-shooting teams in most of his answers today on the teleconference.
Looking forward to getting final answer on much-debated question that's been asked all season: Does the game slow down in the playoffs?
Charles Barkley on Draymond Green: "Terrific defender, but undersized playing against guys down low."
Charles Barkley on the Warriors: "They’re just a finesse team."
Charles Barkley upon hearing my name: "First time I've met somebody named Diamond who wasn’t at a strip joint." I get this quite a bit.
Harrison Barnes averaged the same minutes as last season (28.3) but set career-highs in ppg (10.1), FG% (48.2), 3FG% (40.2) and rpg (5.5)
Kenny Smith on the Pelicans: "I don’t think they have enough firepower. They haven't played enough consistent bkb to beat Godlen State."
Charles Barkley thinks the Cavaliers would beat the Warriors in the Finals, but not necessarily the Spurs, Blazers, Grizzlies or Clippers.
Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley agree that Golden State and Atlanta are "locks" to make their respective conference finals.
Kenny Smith: "(Russell) Westbrook and (Kevin) Durant are better at playing Golden State basketball than Golden State is."
Charles Barkley on wearing down Splash Brothers: "When they got off the bus, I would start busting them in their chops and then their ribs."
Charles Barkley on the Warriors: "They've got nobody to guard Anthony Davis...I just think bigger teams can beat them up down low."
Charles Barkley thinks Warriors beat Pelicans, but adds, "I think you can physically manpower them inside...Nobody can guard Anthony Davis."
The Warriors were +2.4 in 1Q +3.8 in 2Q +3.5 in 3Q +0.4 in 4Q
Looking over the numbers, the Warriors' most dominant quarter was actually the second
Pelicans general manager Dell Demps told Sirius XM that the Warriors "probably play at the toughest arena in the NBA."
Bovada had Warriors and Cavaliers as co-favorites to win it all.
Who knows on this one, but always thought it was odd that there are team employees (albeit very low-paid employees) in opponent locker room.
The NBA set an all-time regular-season attendance record with 21,926,548 fans during the 2014-15 season, eclipsing 2006-07 season.
Most Improved Player of the Year?
Haha them boys better watch what they say
Note: Curry was almost certainly joking about the slate uniforms because he semi-famously isn't fond of sleeved jerseys.
Curry also joked that the team needed to wear the usual Saturday "slate" sleeved jerseys for Game 1. Oops, they've all been given away...
It's not a huge deal. But Steve Kerr mentioned the Saturday/Sunday thing and Steph Curry noted that #1 overall often gets Sunday.
If the GSWs are taking any bit of chip-on-shoulder motivation, it's that they're starting on Saturday, instead of the featured Sunday slot.
Not bad fellas...
That's it: Warriors finish 67-15... with an average +10.1 point-differential.
The Warriors are currently +828 on the season. 8-point cushion on a possible 10.0+ season-long average point-differential.
Here's how far I'll go: maybe initial tweet exaggerated. Aw, then again it's Twitter. Still think Jazz further away than most think.
GSW vs. NOP: Gm1 – Sat 12:30PM, Gm2 – Mon 7:30PM, Gm3 Thu 6:30PM, Gm4 – April 25 5PM, Gm5 - April 28 TBD, Gm6 May 1 TBD, Gm7 - May 3 TBD.
UTAH IS iN THE HOUSE!!!!!!!
I saw many cosmetic stretches by Warriors over years. Don't assume too much, Jazz fans. And upgrade your guards before you insult.
Warriors Game 1 12:30 Saturday, Game 2 7:30 Monday.
Warriors first round schedule vs New Orleans http://t.co/avGkX0aaYT
That Clippers-Spurs series is going to be fascinating. Also: They're the last two teams to eliminate the Warriors in the playoffs.
WEST 1 Warriors vs 8 Pelicans 2 Rockets vs 7 Mavericks 3 Clippers vs 6 Spurs 5 Grizzlies vs 4 Blazers
Memphis wins, get No. 5 seed. Warriors will face Blazers-Grizzlies winner in second round (provided Dubs beat Pelicans)
West: Warriors 1, Houston 2, Clippers 3, Portland 4, Memphis 5, San Antonio 6, Dallas 7, New Orleans 8.
NBA recently announced Stephen Curry should have been called for traveling at the end of the recent New Orleans loss.
I don't wanna say that kind of walloping puts Utah's 2nd half in perspective but that kind of walloping puts Utah's 2nd half in perspective.