Here’s a question for you. After two more seasons, who will be the Warriors’ big star? Vote for your guy. Stephen Curry Klay Thompson Harrison Barnes Andrew Bogut Festus Ezeli Jarrett Jack Name someone else
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Here is the opening to my Friday column about the Warriors’ elimination by the Spurs in the playoffs: OAKLAND — With 37 seconds left, coach Mark Jackson took Stephen Curry out of the game. It was fitting. The Warriors weren’t going to beat the Spurs and force a seventh game in their semifinal series, and now the crowd could cheer their great star and he could wave. And they cheered and he waved. When it ended, the score 94-82, Spurs’… Read More »
Here is the opening to my Thursday column, offering five constructive tips to the Warriors if they want to beat the Spurs tonight: SAN ANTONIO – I offer these challenges to the Warriors. They better meet these challenges if they don’t want their season to end tonight. Enlarge Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) drives on San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker (9), of France, defends during the second half in Game 5 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff… Read More »
Here is the opening to my Wednesday column about the blowup the Spurs put on the Warriors in Game 5 of their series: SAN ANTONIO For the first time in this semifinal series, the Warriors looked like a young team and played like a young team. The Spurs were up just three points at halftime, and they had labored to get there. You had to figure the Warriors would make a run in the third quarter, just go off with… Read More »
The Warriors are down a mere three at the half. Don’t you have the feeling the Warriors will just go off in the third quarter and take over this game? I do.
I went by the Warriors shootaround this morning at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. Stephen Curry was smiling. He said his ankle is improved and he won’t need a pain killing injection for tonight’s game.
Here is the opening to my Tuesday column from San Antonio about the Warriors. It asks what chance the Warriors have to defeat the Spurs in their semifinal series: SAN ANTONIO — Can the Warriors win this Western Conference semifinal series against the Spurs, which continues tonight in Riverwalk and Remember the Alamo Country? A week ago, that question would have been embarrassing verging on impertinent. We’re talking about THOSE Spurs — Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony… Read More »
Went out to dinner tonight in San Antonio with Ratto, Kawakami, Ostler, Marc Spears and Rusty Simmons, the exceptional Warriors beat writer at the Chron. Rusty’s parents Jim and Cindy joined us. Being on the road can be fun. I ordered a steak — come on, I’m in Texas — and the server recommended a Texas cabernet from Becker. I was skeptical because I’m a California wine snob, but what the heck. Ratto got a glass of the Becker too.… Read More »
Here is the opening to my column on Game 4 between the Warriors and Spurs: OAKLAND – After the Warriors lost to the Spurs on Friday night, going down 2-1 in their semifinal series, and after Stephen Curry sprained his left ankle and limped off the court, he did what any normal, reasonable young man would do. He phoned his mom. Photo Galleries Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs Playoff Game 4 “She’s my voice of reason,” he said… Read More »
Here is the opening to my Sunday column, previewing Sunday’s 12:30 game between the Warriors and Spurs. It lists six things you should know about the Warriors and think about: OAKLAND — Here are six things you should know about the Warriors: 1: Coach Mark Jackson has no idea if Stephen Curry, who sprained an ankle yet again, can play in Game 4 today. “Once again, we’re back to trusting the process, treatment around the clock, seeing how he is… Read More »