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Norris Cole takes the worst long 2s.
The Warriors are 41-2 at home so far this season.
Game 4 of the Raptors/Wizards series Sunday in Washington has been changed to a 6:30 p.m. tipoff.
While some of us were sleeping, NBA announces Game 4 of Raptors-Wizards now at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, not 7; adjust your lives accordingly
The start of the playoffs has been pretty meh. Agree?
Hapoel Tel Aviv are waiving power-forward Jeronne Maymon, I've been told.
professional. Keep up the good work (2/2)
Draymond Green dishes on shutting down Anthony Davis, being pissed at Steve Kerr and stepping up ahttp://bayareane.ws/1J5kOOF
My favorite part of “Missoula” so far — and it’s not a fun read — is the seemingly random credit give to Eddie Vedder in Acknowledgements.
Anthony Davis: "We gave ourselves a chance. We knew we were right there. We didn't do a good job of executing towards the end of the game."
How rare was the Celtics 13-point loss in Game One? It was just their 3rd since mid-January, elite company. http://t.co/IvO7WTZwgw
(2/2) “I ask Draymond if he’s tired, and if he says no, I leave him in. If he says yes, I leave him in. It’s a very sceientific approach."
(1/2) Steve Kerr, asked about deciding when to rest Draymond Green:
Steve Kerr on the Pelicans: "To quote the great Dennis Green, 'We are who we thought they were,' or something like that."
Norris Cole: "We know we can beat this team."
Andrew Bogut on Draymond Green: "He hustles. He's a dog."
aight. i'm gonna stop annoying people on twitter and take my ass to bed. night folks.
The Warriors win and Netflix orders 13 new episodes of "Full House." Solid day for the Bay. http://t.co/mLpPJ838Hz
Asked Draymond about the past. When I dissed his Summer League shooting: "I was HOT. Steaming. Didn't take it well. Wanted to fight you."
The Warriors now have a 2-0 playoff series advantage for the 1st time since 1989 Western Conference 1st Round vs. Utah.
Anthony Davis: "Our crowd is going to be just like this crowd if not better. Not that can you top this because it's pretty hectic in here."
drake rhymed "lou will" with "blue pill" and "night shift"
Point is, a lot of great journalists have grown out of that tree. These are just the first to be rewarded with journalism's top award.
Draymond on when Kerr took him out. Their dynamic remains funny http://t.co/bZFwZ5U7Lp
I just saw Draymond Green walking out of the tunnel: “It was loud as hell tonight. It was much louder out here tonight."
Staz, as he's known, didn't understand why a reporter in Utah would use an @LATimes quote from Tommy Lasorda. "Call Tommy up." And it'd work
Pelicans forward Anthony Davis on Warriors: "We know that we can beat this team."
Norris Cole on how both teams had to fight for hoops in 2H: "It's ugly sometimes in the playoffs. It's not always going to be pretty."
Anthony Davis: Hopefully our crowd will be as good as it is out here, hopefully better.
Draymond Green rolled his left ankle twice in the first half.
Anthony Davis: "We didn't execute the last 3 minutes. They made shots; we didn't. But we don't believe in moral victories. An L is an L."
Anthony Davis when asked about feeling good by staying close: "We know we can beat this team."
Anthony Davis: "An L is an L."
Marreese Speights: "Monty (Williams) should have never said that, so we know the (fans) were going to come in with a lot of energy."
Monty: "I can't fault our guys tonight. They fought their tails off and gave us a chance to win."
Draymond Green: "Nobody will write about it, but the bench won that game for us." Said their 2Q changed the tone
Splash Mics http://t.co/y3KNqgSsIt
Chuck with a great point about Derrick Rose in these playoffs. He doesn't have to be the player he was before the injuries.
To be having a discussion in 2015 about whether or not an outside in team can win the title means no one has paid attention for years
I hope one day Kevin Johnson, Dan majerle and Danny ainge give Charles Barkley a call and remind him why the 92 suns were so good
Who is the inside out team that Charles Barkley likes in the NBA?
Steve Kerr on the Pelicans: "They are who we thought they were." After a win.
Steve Kerr on the Pelicans: "To quote the great Dennis Green, ‘They are who we thought they were or something like that.'"
Charles Barkley talks about Stephen Curry like he's just another great shooter. He's not. He's much better than that.
I truly appreciate anyone who takes the time to read my work & give me feedback. Positive or negative, thanks for being on the journey w/me
Memphis vs. Golden State …special front court vs. special back court matchup would be fascinating in potential second round series.
One more thing: Ranadive visibly annoyed about DMC chatter. "I don't know why that stuff is out there," he said, noting NBA is rumor mill
Charles Barkley says golden state "doesn't put fear in your heart" ...oh?
Chuck celebrating April 20th as well, I see.
Ranadive added that he already appreciates Vlade Divac's leadership, believes front office is solid. Predicts an active summer, no DMC trade
Kerr laments how the Warriors went for hero shots
Draymond Green's done everything this season, including make a certain decision very easy for Golden State
Who is the second best player in the Eastern Conference?
Losing team in NBA playoff series looks like it can never win again. Winning team looks like it will never lose. Every time.
Vivek Ranadive leaving after GSW win. Says he admires former team, wants Kings to emulate. Reiterated plans to build with Karl, Cousins.
Pretty sure Curry will figure it out. But he can’t just get beat up the whole series.That will hurt in the long run
L.A. normally hates the Bay, but it seems Lakers fans hatred for the Clippers has made most of them Warriors fans this postseason.
Warriors only got 2 transition 3 attempts in final 3 quarters. For night 5 transition 3 attempts. Made 3 for 9 pts in 5 transition chances
AD played 45 minutes. That's just stupid.
'86 Celtics lost GM 4 vs Atlanta in second round. Bird was 5/19. Team shot 34%. Greg Kite was held scoreless.
The Warriors survive the rare inefficient Curry night + culmination of the Eric Gordon bounce back year
Anthony Davis is like watching a young LeBron in a lot of ways only LeBron got to play in the East.
And confetti falls in Oakland
Pelicans were down 2 with 4:43 to go...Warriors closed it out 9-1 from there
TNT should have interviewed Draymond after this one - he was unbelievable. That was a max contract game by him.
Anthony Davis put up 26-10 in 45 minutes, but went 0-5 FG in the 4Q. Warriors went on 9-1 run to ice the game. GSW up 2-0.
Warriors take Game 2 over Pelicans 97-87. New Orleans absolutely crumbled. Warriors a well oiled machine headed to New Orleans.
Curry wasn't at his best, but Klay and Co. had enough for Warriors to win 97-87, take 2-0 lead in the series. Curry shot 9/21 for 22 points
Warriors beat Pelicans 97-87, taking a 2-0 lead in the series. http://t.co/9NKS8jqzVD
New Orleans vs Warriors… so much underdog in the histories... is like David vs. David.
I'll bet Steve Kerr regrets not taking the Knicks job
This Golden State Warriors team is the closest thing we've seen to "Showtime." So much fun to watch when they're on.
Pelicans lose to Warriors 97-87
Monday's 10-point Warriors victory was a lot closer than Saturday's 7-point Warriors victory
The Pelicans aren't winning these games, but they're impressing the heck out of people. I say we're back at Oracle for Game 5
Number of quarters won through 8 quarters of this series: Warriors: 4 Pelicans: 3 Ties: 1 Dubs lead 2-0 in the series.
Reggie Miller with a sentence that has never been uttered before: "This series will shift to the Smoothie King Center."
I think Golden State figured out the "Hey AD - here's the ball, do something" play.
Stephen Curry last scored with 5:03 left in the third quarter.
The Warriors gave up 52 points in the first half. The Pelicans now have 86 with a minute left. GS much more than just an explosive offense.
Shut they ass dowwwwwwwwwwn
Ears bleeding in that arena.
A dynasty in the making. Rizzo, Russell, Castro and Bryant. Name me a better infield with this kind of upside?
Good coaching reinforces the repetition of scores and stops not just one good offensive possession or getting one defensive stop
Good sign or bad sign? Rose/Butler shot 11-18 in the second half. Teammates? 5-25 after halftime
0 to 100, real quick.
Brilliant "Curry pretends to lose the ball, nearly falls over, passes between 2 dudes to Bogut" play call from Kerr
It's tough to win a basketball game when your best player can't sit on the bench at all. Kind of a problem.
Pelicans remind me of OKC in 2010, the year they went out in the first round to Lakers. You knew they would come back and soon win the West.
I for one welcome our new Steph overlord
LOLOLOLOLOLOL MY BAD STEPH, YOU AINT GARBAGE, I AMMMMM! (Sweet mercy what a pass)
Young Pelicans falling apart late.
Pelicans have imploded. Someone gave them Alka Seltzer...
Helluva effort by the Pels in Oakland. I think they'll be back for one more.
Curry dagger coming
New Orleans has plenty of talent, but too many wrong fits for Davis to take a jump next season w/o some trades ($56M on books).
Bogut is allergic to the ball
Klay, you savage. Heck of a ballgame
Klay's layups are like when tight ends stop and let the defense run past
Klay showed up
Davis has had some rough drives in 4th, but that is what happens when your PG and coach do nothing to help you on offense. You force it.
"What's BS? Oh you mean that thing that you DIDNT EVEN KNOW EXISTED?"
Flight takes off, flight attendant comes on PA & says "we apologize but wifi doesn't seem to be working." Dude next to Louis: "this is BS"
For a 1 vs. 8 series, I'm enjoying it a ton. Four games of Davis and Curry is all I need.
Lot of off-the-dribble Isos from Davis late. Better than Cole, but don't think you want that unless he's being led toward the hoop.
Watching Curry right now is like that Louis CK bit about being on the first flight ever with wifi.
Gotta think if Jrue Holiday was playing, the Pelicans might've just edged it.
Boo on that timeout, Steve. Davis and Curry about to go blacktop-style one on one from the top, but it was not to be. Warriors 92-86.
Davis is gassed and the other four Pelicans can't get a good look. Add that to the Warriors' offensive boards, and NOLA is in rough shape.
Davis is exhausted. That timeout was a gift from Kerr
Really terrible possessions from the Pelicans in final few minutes. Warriors up 92-86 2:12 to go.
Sequence with Davis staring Curry down that ended in a timeout felt like a TV show cliffhanger
Steph Curry from the line in clutch over the last 2 years 77 of 81
Pels are gassed
Curry is garbage
Oh no Kamikaze Cole
Draymond is locking up AD. 😳
Before @Warriors, 3 loudest NBA home courts past 20 years have been Sacramento (1999-2004), Utah (95-99) and OKC ('10-'14), in that order.
Too many risky passes from Cole tonight. Can't do that against the Dubs.
The NBA announced that the start time for Game 4 in the first round series between Toronto and Washington has been changed to 6:30 p.m.
Wow, Draymond. Nothing you can do about that. Fine defense by Asik, better shot.
Green's really developed that double clutch layup. Seeing it a lot these past few weeks
Warriors in Clutch (5< pts 5<mins) Curry 47% 33% from 3 - 68 FGA Klay 39% 43% from 3 - 56 FGA Green 35% 0 for 7 from 3 Iggy 50%
Reggie's right: why ARE they helping on Bogut post up?
Steph Curry ran into a wall named Omer Asik. Playoff foul
One more Pelican in the clutch Ryan Anderson 5 for 30 on season and 1 for 16 from 3 in the clutch
Here comes Draymond for Barnes.
Out of the time out, they ran Curry to set a strong side screen as misdirection to set up Klay
Pelicans in the Clutch (5<mins 5<pts) Evans 33% 1 for 15 from 3 - 85 FGA Davis 65% and 90% FT - 68 FGA Gordon 40% and 55% from 3 - 47 FGA
Kerr does not come back with Draymond, He’s at 36:33
I think Reggie's 'pun' may have been that he said AD was the best player on the floor as they cut to Curry on the bench.
Warriors not at their best, but this is where their defense has come in: Pelicans 30-for-76 from field.
No Draymond right now: Klay, Steph, Andre, Andrew and Harrison.
Q-Pon and Ryan Anderson are 2/13 combined and the Pelicans are still in this.
Warriros only played 30 games this year that were within 5 points in the final 5 minutes. Pelicans played 44.
Asik has been much better in the second half.
Draymond Green has made three baskets and I feel like he's been dominant.
Pelicans still battling, trailing Warriors 85-82 with 5:34 remaining.
The Warriors shot worse than 45% just twice at home during the regular season (1-1). Currently at 44.0%.
Eric Gordon with the beautiful stepback 3, playing like he's a third "Splash Brother" tonight. Gordon 23 pts, 5/9 treys. GSW 85-82 at 5:34
More Gordon less Cole
Harrison Barnes guarding Omer Asik and Pelicans can't exploit that at all.
ERIC GORDON IS ALIVE.
Eric Gordon is wearing Steph Curry out
Eric Gordon is playing with ear muffs out there.
I see you on the offensive glass, Omer Asik.
Pelicans had only a 13% chance of getting the No. 1 pick in 2012 NBA Draft. Charlotte, Wash. Clev. all had more chances to get Anthony Davis
Big time o rebound by Asik. No pun intended
Omer Asik was just saving his energy for the 4th, you guys!
Marreese Speights and Draymond Green are those blue collar, lunch in a brown bag, hard-hat wearing, blue collar, construction type dudes
Tough part for Jazz is which of these 8 western conference teams don't make playoffs next year? Need 2 because okc returns next year
More Harrison Barnes mid-range step-backs, plz
Curry to the scorer's table
Reggie Miller, not a pun-master.
Here comes Curry.
Reggie Miller: "Anthony Davis might be saying, 'I may be the best player on the floor,' no pun intended Steph Curry." Huh?
Anthony Davis putting some of the highly-skilled moves in back pocket now, just putting it on floor and going to rim. Davis 24 pts, 6/6 FT
No pun intended? Uh, Reg, that wasn't a pun
Green out for a quick few minutes I'd imagine.
Bogut and Barnes back in, but still no Curry.
Bogut and Barnes coming back in
The problem with no Jrue & half healthy Evans is that too many other guys have to handle the ball too much. Like Eric Gordon, for example.
Final technical foul tally: 7. Bucks 4, Bulls 3.
Rose on playing 38 mins: "I didn’t know it. So I guess that’s a good sign."
Joe Lacob's jumping around, going crazy, doing everything but throw Draymond all his credit cards
Iguodala make'em holla! *Walt Frazier voice*
Draymond gonna get M-V-P chants here in a lil bit.
That alley by Draymond was such a perfect floater, I thought I could jump up and finish it from up here at media row.
Rose on Mirotic quad strain: "Actually, it’s more physical overseas, probably just took him by surprise he (Pachulia) did it so blatant."
Marreese Speights' option had a nice night.
I don't think there was any point in this game in which I doubted a Warriors victory.
Davis, 3 touches in 4th. All outside the paint. Had AI in a switch. They brick a 3. I'm amazed he scores as many points as he does.
No Curry yet. Probably a few more minutes tops.
Rose: "It was physical, but fun. We’re used to it. The group that’s here, we’ve seen a lot of physical play, teams try to get us distracted"
Draymond's talking more than any coach in the Warriors huddle right now. Kerr is nodding his head.
Draymond Green made a big 3 after what's been a frigid shooting night (3/10 FGs). Livingston adds nifty dribble move. GSW 79-73 at 9:41