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Steve Kerr on the jumbotron said Doogie Howser could play him in a movie.
Did Iguodala just hit Burke with a Euro … without dribbling?
All the talk was about Kevin Love or Klay Thompson. A healthy Andrew Bogut is most important
David Lee examined at halftime, and Warriors saying he's making "very good progress." Good things happening to them even when not playing.
The Warriors say David Lee (hamstring) was examined at halftime and is making very good progress. He'll be re-evaluated on the 5-game roadie
David Lee making "good progress" according to team and will be reevaluated again on road trip.
First half summary: Warriors turned Jazz into sad trombone.
Warriors showing they can be scary good when they commit one turnover per quarter.
Jazz shooting 34.3 percent ... Kerr calls a timeout, angry at an easy Utah basket. He's trying to turn the Warriors into a defensive machine
The Warriors played 18 1/2 minutes between their first and second turnovers of the night.
More Draymond Green tongue?
The four days off were good to Andre Iguodala's knees.
No one at Oracle wearing a Free Enes shirt?
Warriors are 8-2 and lead the Jazz 8-0. Living that Oracle Arena life.
Last note: I figured Wiggins could defend the wings LeBron didn't want to any more. Marion isn't quite that any more.
The other point included in this: KLove can be a free agent either this summer or the next one. That's all part of the value.
The GSW decision was: Klay + DLee/Draymond > KLove + KMartin. I understood that decision. Others howled.
If I was Cleveland, I wouldn't have given up Wiggins in the KLove package. Said it then, believe it even more now. But LBJ wanted a PF.
Not trying to cherry pick my timing here, but I never quite got the argument over the summer that KLove was a superstar. He's not.
GSW vs UTA starters: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Green, Bogut; UTA -- Burke, Burks, Hayward, Favors, Kanter. Out: Lee (hamstring).
Utah center Rudy Gobert is chowing down in the Warriors' media dining room.
My roll was a little "forward" today.
Warriors power forward David Lee won't play tonight. His strained hamstring will be reevaluated after tonight's game.
Also looking into my imaginary crystal ball: Bogut wouldn't have been into Love at all.
I'm imagining Curry, trying to do right thing, going out of his way to accommodate high-maintenance Kevin Love on offense. Yuck.
Offensive pecking orders are important, and Kevin Love would have messed up Warriors' pecking order something awful.
Last season GSWs shot 46.2% (9th), held opponents to 43.6% (4th) and had a +2.6% FG differential (7th).
In case you were wondering, the last time the Warriors shot better than 50% in a season was 1991-92, when they shot 50.7%.
That's good for a staggering +8.5% Warriors FG differential, my favorite stat... Last season the Spurs led the league at +7.8%.
Just noticed this: GSWs currently are shooting 49.9%, best in the league, and holding opponents to 41.4%, ALSO best in the league.
Steve Kerr to KNBR: "I never call a play on a defensive rebound."
Steve Kerr on Stephen Curry beating him in FT contests: "He swishes everything. The guy's annoying. It's just crazy. I can't beat him."
Steve Kerr told ESPN of FT contests w/ Curry it's 2 pts for swish, 1 for make, -1 for miss. He's lost all 8 contests while missing 1 FT.
I've covered many big negotiations. All sides think certain things at one point which doesn't mean they think that way 20 minutes later.
Andre Iguodala: "I'm not really concerned about myself, just that the guys around me are playing well and I'm helping them play better."
The fans chose Tuesday's game between the Warriors and Heat to air on NBA TV.
great leaders are great storytellers
All the veteran presence and playoff experience Raiders added finally impacted W column. But it's been impacting for weeks
No on Mike Holmgren. Just no. Did you see what he did with Cleveland in his last job?
The pleasant part of being stubbornly practical is that I get ripped by extremists on all sides on every issue.
Raiders don't have a stadium lined up for NEXT YEAR, they're 1-10, and McKenzie already has gone thru 1 coach. Not the ideal situation, FYI.
That's where Mark Davis might get stuck: He wants to keep McKenzie, but if he keeps him, the coaching search could hit a familiar dead end.
The practical Raiders question: Will a top-level coach want this job if he doesn't have personnel power?
Warriors at Heat on Tuesday to be televised on NBA TV.
On Alex Smith: I should've remembered that he can look bad when things aren't lined up normally & Thursday night road game is exactly that.
Nolan & McCloughan rebuilt the 49ers' core culture & it paid off after they left. Might be something similar w/Allen, McKenzie and Raiders.
I've been critical of Reggie McKenzie but there's no doubt that this group of Raiders is absolutely unified and that's hard to do at 1-10.
What really happened at the end of How To Get Away With Murder?
I always assumed the Raiders would avoid 0-16... but if they didn't this one or next week in St. Louis, things would've gotten serious.
Also, Mack & Moore played terrifically tonight & were celebrating a great performance. They'll remember how they almost screwed this up.
Couple of extra thoughts: Was Alex Smith really calling signals while Moore & Mack were 10 yards behind him? Why not snap it and throw deep?
The dialogue in the locker room about the celebration is hilarious. Blog coming
Khalil, you knew the TO was called ... Right? Mack: Smile. Pause. "Uh. Yeah. That's what Sio said right? ... Yeah. ... Let's go with that."
Sparano: "I just know today our jerseys were going the right way."
Is it walk up on me day??
Sparano said Marcell Reece didn't run a snap in practice this week
Sparano on the locker room mood: "You walk in there right now, it's a total different feeling."
Sio continues the celebration, dancing on the field before leaping into the black hole
That was easily the most entertaining Raiders game of the season. Even if they had lost