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 »
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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 Saturday column from Game 3 of the Warriors-Spurs series: OAKLAND — The Warriors didn’t wait until double overtime to lose to San Antonio as they did in Game 1 of their playoff series. That wasn’t necessary. And they didn’t run the Spurs out of the building with 3-point shots and lightning bursts down the lane as they did in Game 2. That was out of the question. Reality made an appearance at Oracle Arena… Read More »
Here is the opening to my Monday column about Stephen Curry: he Warriors have a problem. The problem is the ankle. The ankle is Stephen Curry’s. Before we get to ankle issues, here’s what this column was going to be before Curry sprained his right ankle — yes, that ankle — with about six minutes left in an easy win over the Wizards on Saturday night. The column would have been about the resurgent and reborn Golden State Warriors —… Read More »
Here is the opening to my Thursday column from the Warriors-Heat game: OAKLAND Pardon me for committing heresy on Wednesday. What was my heresy? I didn’t write about Colin Kaepernick’s Little League coach or Jim Harbaugh’s haircut or Jed York’s seventh-grade history teacher. In short, I didn’t write about 49ers’ stuff — and we’re getting pretty deep into 49er trivia these days as we search for story ideas. The Niners will play a game on Sunday in Atlanta but they… Read More »
Steph Curry will not play tonight against the Heat. At today’s shootaround he stepped awkwardly on the foot of Festus Ezeli and sprained his ankle. Coach Mark Jackson said he doesn’t know how long Curry will be out but he doesn’t expect it to be long. Jackson said he has confidence in his other point guards — Jarrett Jack will start. Curry sprained the right ankle, the one that had surgery.
It’s late on Wednesday night and I just got home after teaching at University of San Francisco and I notice that the Santa Rosa Press Democrat already has posted my Thursday column about Stephen Curry, the often-injured point guard who is, surprise, injured yet again. In my column I give the Warriors sincere and compelling advice about what they must do with Curry in the short and long term. To read my helpful column, offered in a generous spirit, please… Read More »
Take a moment to read this news release from the Warriors. Then take a moment to think it over. Here goes: LARRY RILEY STATEMENT REGARDING STEPHEN CURRY INJURY STATUS “At the end of last season, Stephen Curry was examined by Dr. Mark Myerson in Baltimore and Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, both renowned foot and ankle specialists. Both doctors recommended ligament reconstruction on his right ankle, which was performed by Dr. Anderson in May of 2011. Since that time, Dr.… Read More »
Stephen Curry hurt his ankle again last night. Stephen Curry hurts his ankle just about every second game. Stephen Curry has a chronic bad ankle. The Warriors didn’t want to trade Curry for Chris Paul because they worried about Paul’s knees and they worried he wouldn’t sign for a second year. So far Paul’s knees are OK. But Curry’s ankle isn’t and maybe it won’t ever be. The Warriors loused this one up. Or do you have confidence in Steph… Read More »
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat just posted my Thursday column. It’s about the Golden State Warriors and what I suggest they do when players from other teams soon become available. I suggest they get Chris Paul and Tyson Chandler, whatever it takes, and it may take a lot. Forget being cautious. Make a team, for heaven’s sake. I also recall an old rock ‘n roll song called “Surfin Bird” which has everything to do with the Warriors’ saga. To read… Read More »