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Mark Jackson received a third-place vote for coach of the year from Ric Bucher.
I got Stephen Curry with big game on Thursday. He's due: 6-for-28 from 3-point range in past four playoff games.
Warriors Mark Jackson ties for ninth in the Coach of the Year voting, receiving one third-place vote. Popovich wins with 59 1st-places nods.
Challenge for the Clippers will be to duplicate their energy/aggressiveness at Oracle. Not gonna be easy.
In 1985, Celtics beat Lakers 148-114 in Game 1 of NBA Finals. Boston lost series. Blowouts happen, and still worth only one loss.
The full Joe Lacob interview transcript will post tomorrow morning.
Lacob on Oakland and the A's: "I think there’s a site in Oakland where a new stadium could be built and I think everyone could be happy."
Lacob also confirmed that he has asked John Fisher about the A's and that Fisher has said the team is not for sale.
2nd-toLast Lacob: "But we made the decision that we felt was best for our fans and for San Francisco, the Bay Area and for ourselves."
On Piers 30/32 skeptics: "It’s fair for them to have said that and it’s fair for them to gloat a little bit right now if they want to...
More Lacob: "But at the end of the day we have to look at this and say, what is practical? ...
Lacob on leaving the splashy Piers 30/32 site: "We would’ve liked to have been able to succeed there and I think we probably could have....
Before the game, I spoke to Joe Lacob about the Warriors' move off of the Piers 30/32 site and to Mission Bay, planned for a 2018 opening...
Chris Paul on going to Oracle: "We know we won't see much red."
Question to Blake: "How did not having fouls change things for you?" Paul interjected: "You didn't have any."
Jackson just spent most of this timeout jawing with Brothers.
The last time Tony Brothers officiated a game when Steph Curry got jostled, Mark Jackson erupted in his post-game presser. Game 5 vs. DEN.
Speights and Big Baby have to be separated
Curry threw his mouth piece after getting knocked to the ground for the second consecutive drive with no foul ... Rare tech
Now, Curry has to keep taking hits from the Clippers without anything guarding his teeth.
Curry just picked up the ball and threw his mouth piece after getting knocked to the ground for the second consecutive drive with no foul
Stephen Curry just got a technical foul for tossing his mouthpiece at the Clippers' bench.
Officially: Steph Curry vs. the World, by the way. Might be needed for all of Game 3.
Chris Paul's intimidation of everything around him is unreal
Blake Griffin and Jermaine O'Neal appear to be exchanging phone numbers now.
Jermaine and Blake yapping again
DeAndre Jordan has five blocked shots and just picked up his first personal foul.
Jackson has spent the first 30 seconds of the timeout pleading with ref
Klay Thompson picks up his fourth foul in the opening minute of the third quarter.
Figured the Warriors would lose, even by double digits. Didn't expect this
At halftime, Blake Griffin has already played more minutes (20) and scored more points (21) than he did in Game 1.
Some Clippers fans chanted "overrated" at Stephen Curry while he was shooting free throws.
Still curious to see what happens when both teams play well--maybe Game 3 on Thursday at Oracle. But the Clippers are much more talented.
Right now the Clippers are playing incredibly and the Warriors are awful--and are getting blown out of the water.
The Clippers played poorly in Game 1, and lost when the Warriors played pretty well (but not great)...
You know its a bad night when Jordan and Griffin are a combined 13 for 15 from the FT line
Stephen Curry is on the board at the 2:45 mark of the second quarter. He hit a 20-foot pull-up jumper after missing his first four shots.
Assistant coach Armstrong coming in. First he can diagram some new plays that don't result in Warriors turnovers.
Chris Paul 1 basket, Steph Curry 0 baskets. It hurts one team more than the other.
Doc Rivers and Jermaine O'Neal just exchanged some words. They eventually each picked technical fouls.
Double tech, and deserved.
Looked like Jermaine O'Neal and Doc Rivers had a few words there.
Warriors down 21 with 5:48 left and nothing is going right
Clippers were +8 with Griffin OUT. That's not a good sign for the Warriors. He's back in.
Game 5 between the Warriors and Clippers will be at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific) on April 29 and telecast by TNT.
Clippers push lead to 20 with Paul and Griffin and Jordan on the bench
Jackson calls a timeout with the lead now 18. Jordan Crawford is looking awful
Clippers have now made two-thirds of their shots. Warriors down 43-28
Doc Rivers' staff made some good adjustments, it seems. Attacking more form the wings.
That Clipper basket is under review to see if it beat the buzzer. Looking live, I don't think it did but we'll see.
Clippers 11 of 19 shooting. The Warriors 8 of 21. Clippers 4 turnovers, Warriors 6 turnovers
Steve Blake, the former Laker, gets booed by the Clippers' crowd. They didn't seem to notice him in Saturday's Game 1.
Thompson picks up his third reaching in on Matt Barnes
Klay Thompson, defending Matt Barnes, picks up his third personal foul.
With two fouls, I probably take Thompson off Paul
I'm told Jerry West is here for this game. Probably pacing in a suite or hallway or in the parking lot. Wasn't here for Game 1.
Remember when Klay practically only shot 3s?
Warriors now have 6 team fouls in just over five minutes of action
Warriors' only two buckets have been dunks. Everything else so far: 0 for 9.
Klay waves for David Lee to get back on defense instead of complaining about foul call
Warriors open up 2 for 10. Maybe Hilton Armstrong needs to make another tweak to the offense.
Clippers out fast again, up 13-4 on Warriors
Klay Thompson has two early fouls. Mark Jackson might have switch Andre Iguodala over to defend Chris Paul.
O'Neal's flagrant gets downgraded to a common personal foul.
Jermaine O'Neal picks up a flagrant foul after a two-handed shove in DeAndre Jordan's back keeps the Clipper center from dunking.
The last guy I would expect to celebrate going to overtime like it were winning the NBA Finals would be Derek Fisher
Mark Jackson should've just let Hilton Armstrong have his shine
Joe Lacob switched seats from Game 1--he's courtside, but across from the Warriors' bench, not right next to it.
Just ran into Mark Davis--great seats, of course.
Game 2 GSW at LAC starters: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Iguodala, Lee, O'Neal; LAC -- Paul, Redick, Barnes, Griffin, Jordan. Out: Bogut/Ezeli.
Source: Warriors' official Mission Bay site presser will NOT include the commissioner. OK, that was me joking to a GSW exec, but still
NBA has fined Toronto GM Masai Ujiri $25,000.
Mark Jackson on Chris Paul: "He's the guy I would call the lead assistant on the Clippers. He's the general out there."
Mark Jackson: "We didn't come here to get home-court advantage. We came here to play two games and to win two games."
Mark Jackson: "We didn't come here to win one game."