Rusty Simmons

Clippers 33, #Warriors 27 (end 1) Festus Ezeli has a monster block, a turnaround jumper & an alley-oop in his first 3 minutes since 2013.

Monte Poole

Ezeli throws down a lob from Iguodala. @Festus Ezeli looks ready for action. I think he missed the game.

Tim Kawakami

Strickland up in SFG pen.

Tim Kawakami

Lopez to start the 8th.

Monte Poole

Ezeli sends Jared Cunningham away.

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli playing in a basketball game again.

Monte Poole

Festus Ezeli enters to a very nice ovation at Oracle. Late 2Q, #Warriors down 23-18 to #Clippers

Rusty Simmons

Ezeli is checking in for the first time in 17 months.

Monte Poole

At this rate, @Steve Kerr and his #Warriors staff will have plenty of folks to call out during film session. #sloppy

Tim Kawakami

Lopez back up throwing. If Bumgarner's out, it'll be Lopez to start the 8th.

Rusty Simmons

Mo Speights picks up his third foul, and Steve Kerr calls a timeout to figure out what he's going to do at center.

Tim Kawakami

And now they sit down.

Tim Kawakami

Lopez and Machi getting up in SFG pen.

Diamond Leung

Marreese Speights off the bench instead.

Rusty Simmons

Mo Speights is in for Ognjen Kuzmic, who has two fouls. Steve Kerr said he'll try to use Festus Ezeli late in the second quarter.

Tim Kawakami

Bumgarner back out for the 7th. Nobody up in the bullpen yet, but some moving around.

Diamond Leung

Ognjen Kuzmic has two quick fouls. Andrew Bogut out sick. Festus Ezeli time?

Tim Kawakami

Some massive over-thinking about Lincecum going on here. He's the 12th pitcher. That's it. This is not a charity, it's a World Series.

Rusty Simmons

The Warriors' jumbotron shows the Giants score, and the Warriors' fans have their first real reason to cheer tonight.

Diamond Leung

Warriors' pregame jumbotron video this season features "Warriors" by Imagine Dragons tout.com/m/wz5awc?ref=t…

Diamond Leung

Matt Barnes' attempted in bound pass hit off his own basket and trickled out to Stephen Curry for an open 3-pointer. #preseason

Rusty Simmons

Matt Barnes inbounded the ball off the bottom of the backboard & right to Steph Curry at the three-point line. Of course, he made the shot.

Rusty Simmons

Quick change: J.J. Redick replaces Jamal Crawford in the starting lineup.

Tim Kawakami

#55 is in. Tim Collins for KC.

Tim Kawakami

By much bigger, I mean 9-0, 10-0, something like that. If not, there is no chance I'd put Lincecum in. Maybe not even then.

Rusty Simmons

Nate Thurmond is at midcourt to present Andre Iguodala with his trophy for being selected to the first-team All-Defense team in 2013-14.

Tim Kawakami

That foul ball almost got Giants PR man Jim Moorehead in the press box. He was ready.

Tim Kawakami

Duffy at 50 pitches. DEFINITELY unavailable tomorrow, no sure thing to be available for Game 3 on Friday.

Diamond Leung

Brandon Rush out after an MRI exam revealed a sacral stress reaction.

Monte Poole

Andrew Bogut seemed OK during morning chat. #Warriors now say he won't be at Oracle tonight because of illness.

Rusty Simmons

GSW vs. LAC starters: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Lee, Kuzmic; LAC -- Cunningham, Crawford, Barnes, Hawes, Jordan. Out: Bogut (ill).

Diamond Leung

Andrew Bogut has an illness and is not with the team, as Ognjen Kuzmic will start.

Tim Kawakami

Yesterday Righetti said a reason Bumgarner has stayed so strong this deep into October is that he started throwing more curves this summer.

Tim Kawakami

67 mph again. That is new Bumgarner.

Tim Kawakami

Shields ripples: Duffy's at 33 pitches, now is probably unavailable for Game 2, and he's a big weapon for KC vs. SFG lefties.

Rusty Simmons

Ron Kroichick says "Nice try, NBA, but it's time to shorten the season (not the games)" blog.sfgate.com/warriors/2014/…

Tim Kawakami

67 mph pitch from Bumgarner?

Tim Kawakami

In Game 1 of the 2010 World Series, the Giants trailed Texas 2-0 after two innings but tied it in the 3rd then put a 6-spot up in the 5th.

Rusty Simmons

Warriors vs. Clippers pregame: Brandon Rush to miss regular-season opener blog.sfgate.com/warriors/2014/…

Tim Kawakami

Score after 4 innings in 2012 World Series Game 1: Giants 5-0.

Tim Kawakami

Innings pitched by James Shields this postseason: 5, 6, 5 and tonight 3+.

Marcus Thompson

Clearly not RT @Stoney_Sports: It's the 4th inning bruh. Have you learned nothing this postseason?

Marcus Thompson

A's didn't have Bumgarner on the mound. Anything is possible, but MadBum's a safe bet RT @niclsarios: the A's thought game was done too

Marcus Thompson

True RT @thashark316: Don't have a choice. He's still an ace. He may be struggling, but he has "turn it around" talent. Bad or not.

Marcus Thompson

Not as premature as thinking royals are done this series RT @AGreatTimeOut: tad premature, no?

Marcus Thompson

This game is a wrap. But Yost has to figure out what to do about Game 5 now. With his last two outings, can he run Shields out there again?

Tim Kawakami

Duffy back up throwing in KC pen.

Tim Kawakami

The acoustics of Kauffman Stadium are amazing. VERY VERY loud then all of a sudden very, very quiet. (As it is now after Pence's double.)

Tim Kawakami

That's 18 straight scoreless World Series innings for Bumgarner and his last one was one of the biggest.

Tim Kawakami

After giving up the double to Moustakas, Bumgarner threw 9 straight strikes to Escobar (1 foul-off), Aoki and Cain. Now 1-2 to Cain.

Tim Kawakami

As @AlexPavlovic reminds me, Bumgarner hasn't given up a World Series run in 17+ innings... If he makes it 18, it'll be huge.

Tim Kawakami

First trouble for Bumgarner. Peavy pointed out before the game that Moustakas is a very dangerous #9 hitter.

Monte Poole

Preseason games can disappoint: #Clippers coach Doc Rivers says @Chris Paul and @Blake Griffin won't play vs #Warriors tonight.

Diamond Leung

Blake Griffin and Chris Paul won't play tonight.

Rusty Simmons

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin (rest) won't play tonight, and Jordan Farmar is out with a back injury.

Tim Kawakami

Sandoval either was very confident in Cain's ability to track that down or thought it was out. Maybe parts of both. Sort of a jog to 1B.

Rusty Simmons

Brandon Rush's official diagnosis is a sacral stress reaction in his lower back. He'll be reevaluated in a week.

Tim Kawakami

THAT was a fastball thrown with command.

Tim Kawakami

Posey always says the best way to tell if Bumgarner is on is to check his fastball command. So far today: OK, not great.

Diamond Leung

Steve Kerr said he doesn't imagine Brandon Rush will be ready for the season opener, joining Shaun Livingston as doubtful to be ready.

Rusty Simmons

Since Brandon Rush won't practice for the next week, coach Steve Kerr expects the wing to miss the regular-season opener.

Marcus Thompson

Right! Why is he even playing??? #sarcasm RT @AmyHorseFace: @sgmb49 yah screw Ishikawa, dude doesn't know how to get a big hit

Marcus Thompson

Great AB by Crawford, especially after first-pitch swinging Ishikawa

Tim Kawakami

And who was the Giants' Game 1 starter (and winner) in 2012? Yes of course Barry Zito. First reliever out of the pen: Tim Lincecum.

Tim Kawakami

In Game 1 of 2012 Series, Giants were up 1-0 on DET in the 1st (Sandoval HR), then 3-0 in the 3rd (Scutaro single, Sandoval HR)...

Marcus Thompson

It's a defamation suit, the way he's looking RT @Monte Poole: Can James Worthy file a suit against him?

Tim Kawakami

The Giants have Bumgarner, and KC has nobody comparable. That's the most notable separation in this series.

Marcus Thompson

Agreed RT @CalGiantsNiners: Let's see if he goes all Lester in the next 8 innings. I say no way.

Tim Kawakami

World Series Game 1 countdown: Warm weather, lots of blue, David Ortiz’s cameo, Jake Peavy’s passion, and more... bit.ly/1s5878B

Tim Kawakami

A lefty is throwing in the KC pen. It's Duffy.

Tim Kawakami

Hard to believe I'm typing this already but: Nobody up in the KC pen. Yet.

Rusty Simmons

Here's a look at the Warriors' newly placed championship banners from the Philadelphia days. http://t.co/qKzynSznMb

Tim Kawakami

Giants have sent 6 batters to the plate so far, 5 have gotten hits, 3 have scored, 1 thrown out at the plate.

Monte Poole

Can we all,get with the program? There is only 1 Big Game James. Worthy, from the Showtime-era Lakers. Come on, people. #WorldSeries

Tim Kawakami

Giants up early in Game 1 of the World Series. I have seen this movie before.

Geoff Lepper

How many times is Posey going to be gunned down at the plate in this postseason? 12?

Tim Kawakami

Panda loves Game 1 of the World Series. Posey does not love getting thrown out at home.

Marcus Thompson

I usually am! RT @milanalou: I sincerely hope you are wrong Marcus #Giants

Stephen Curry

So hype to get back to the best fans in the league #DubNation Lock in!

Tim Kawakami

I can't see everybody in the Giants dugout right now, but I do not see Lincecum in there.

Tim Kawakami

The relievers are headed out to the SFG bullpen and Lincecum is not among them, so far.

Andrew Bogut

Change speed, change direction.

Tim Kawakami

Did Tim Lincecum not go out for the Giants' intros? I don't see him out there.

Tim Kawakami

Here comes Game 1, some early thoughts: bit.ly/1wmYdne

Marcus Thompson

I wondered about that RT @Abonoshop: come on guys. You're in KC eating Oklahoma BBQ. Not that it isn't good but it's right in the name

Marcus Thompson

Thanks RT @putz5150: yeah, you are a hater.

Tim Kawakami

Can't send out the photo--jammed up wi-fi, I guess--but they just opened up the pressbox windows and it's a warm night for Game 1.

Diamond Leung

Steve Kerr: "We have the best crowd in the league." ibabuzz.com/warriors/2014/…

Diamond Leung

Warriors say there’s no excuse for underachieving at Oracle Arena bit.ly/1pyscod

Tim Kawakami

Here's most of what I did amid the Giants media scrum pregame: Talked about the Buddy Ryan Eagles, my golf swing, ESPN, and the 49ers.

Leandro Barbosa

Dia de jogo, estou muito animado para o nosso primeiro jogo em casa! Vamos enfrentar os Clippers a noite! #BeepBeep instagram.com/p/ubGOFJnnsA/

Marcus Thompson

World Series prediction: a riveting 7-game series. Who wins it? See if I'm #HomerOrHater here---> bit.ly/1nyjx9M

Tim Kawakami

Somebody blatantly interrupted my question during Jake Peavy's presser just now. I let it go... It was David Ortiz.

Monte Poole

Anybody who thinks Michael Sam can't play for #Raiders has not seen Oakland play defense. Unit/team definitely at the ``why not'' stage.

Tim Kawakami

I guess this going to be an extraordinarily angry day on Twitter. It's OK. I can block just about as fast as anybody.

Rusty Simmons

Warriors shootaround: Center Festus Ezeli is set to play for the first time in 17 months blog.sfgate.com/warriors/2014/…