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Posts Tagged ‘ Golden State Warriors ’

Breakdown: Rockets-Warriors chess match late

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  The Houston Rockets fell to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, in overtime, 102-99. While many people were enamored with the shot-making late, it was the chess match with two minutes left to play in regulation that caught my eye. For the basketball purist, it was pretty epic stuff. Patrick Beverley played...
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Breakdown: Warriors set blueprint for beating Heat

Golden State Warriors vs Miami Heat

  For the second year in a row, the Golden State Warriors flew into South Beach and left with a victory. While the Indiana Pacers have proven to have the best chance at beating the Miami Heat, Golden State may just have an even better squad to tackle LeBron n’ Crew. It’s the same...
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Warriors should start Barnes over Iguodala

  If I was Harrison Barnes, and coach Mark Jackson told me I was coming off the bench behind new acquisiton Andre Iguodala (which may very well happen in October), I would politely ask for a trade.   The first two or three years in an NBA guy’s career will likely dictate what kind of player he’ll...
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Warriors bolster bench w/ Speights, Douglas, O’neal

  The Golden State Warriors nabbed free agent gem Andre Iguodala last week. This week, they’ve turned to their bench.   The team got a steal by agreeing to terms with PF Marreese Speights on a three-year deal. It will likely be for less than the mid-level exception (roughly $5). Speights will likely be the...
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Lakers, Warriors, Spanish should all thank Dwight

  The NBA Cares and so does Dwight. By choosing the Houston Rockets last week, Howard did a lot of good for a lot of people around the world. Let me explain…..   The Lakers weren’t sold on Dwight Howard, despite their billboard onslaught earlier this summer. If they were, then they’d have fired...
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Warriors sign Andre Iguodala, shed salaries

  The Golden State Warriors blitzed the NBA yesterday when they offered the expiring contracts of Richard Jefferson and Andris Biedrins to nearly every GM in the league. They insisted that it wasn’t just a late effort to sign Dwight Howard. They were telling the truth.   While the rest of the country was spinnig their wheels...
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Warriors shopping David Lee?

  In February, I ran into David Lee having dinner with his agent after the All-Star game in Houston. He was grinning ear-to-ear.   In July, after tearing his hip flexor in the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors are now shopping their All-Star bigman. He can’t be smiling right about now.   The team is...
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Pelicans lead pursuit of Iguodala

  There are reportedly six teams who have strong interest in Denver Nuggets’ free agent Andre Iguodala.  The New Orleans Pelicans appear to have a leg up on the competition, according to the Times-Picayune.   The Pelicans acquired Iggy’s former Philly teammate on draft night, Jrue Holiday.   The USA Today is also reports that the...
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Howard to meet w/ HOU, ATL, GSW, DAL, LAL

  The Houston Rockets are emerging as frontrunners to sign Dwight Howard and they’ll get first crack at him on Sunday night. Hakeem Olajuwon and James Harden will join members of the Rockets’ front office and Kevin McHale in their recruiting pitch to Howard shortly after midnight on Sunday. The recruiting whirlwind continues on Monday,...
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Blame Boris Diaw for Harrison Barnes injury

  The NBA felt collect goosebumps last night as budding star Harrison Barnes laid motionless on the Oracle Arena floor. He left his feet to contest a Boris Diaw “drive” and ended up landing on his shoulder and head. Barnes ended up returning to the game, before leaving late with headaches. His concussion will be...
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Pop sits Duncan as Spurs eliminate Warriors

  The San Antonio Spurs brought an intensity and a focus to their Game 6 as if they were the ones down 3-2. Tony Parker v Danny Green, Tim Duncan v Parker, Pop v everyone…..they held each other accountable and didn’t stand for anything less than perfection.   The Spurs were in control all...
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Warriors gameplan backfires in Game 5

  The flood gates half officially opened in San Antonio, Texas…..and the waters may run all the way to San Francisco.   In Games 1-4, Golden State stayed disciplined with Mark Jackson’s defensive gameplan of not leaving shooters open. It got to the point where we expected to see Parker and Duncan score in the 20s, Ginobili...
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Recap: Spurs go up 2-1 as both PGs get hurt

  You just never felt that the Warriors were going to win Game 3 vs the Spurs, despite tying the game midway through the second half.   Tiago Splitter returned to Gregg Popovich’s starting lineup, which triggered Mark Jackson to start Festus Ezeli alongside Andrew Bogut. It was a traditional lineup for both teams,...
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Warriors win chess match vs Spurs in Game 2

  The Golden State Warriors responded from their Game 1 collapse to tie the series 1-1 on Wednesday night. It was a game filled with chess moves from the start, by both coaches. In the end, the San Antonio Spurs couldn’t duplicate Monday’s magic.   The game started with a lineup change by Warriors...
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Warriors eliminate Nuggets, What did we learn?

  The Golden State Warriors finished off the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night in Oakland. The game taught us a lot about both teams…..   - David Lee is a true throwback player, and worth every cent. Most of America, including most of the media, found out that Lee was playing in Game 6...
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