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Thompson: Sliding Warriors lack 'that killer' instict

Thompson: Sliding Warriors lack 'that killer' instict

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Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The Golden State Warriors admittedly do not look like the same team that's been to four straight Finals and won the previous two championships. The latest example came Thursday in yet another home loss. This one came against James Harden and the Houston Rockets, when a remarkable Harden 3-pointer with one second left in overtime buried the Warriors and their 20-point lead. The Warriors, who remain near the top of the Western Conference, understand that they are a marked target. And that they cannot coast to wins. "You have a lead like that, you don't lose at home," Warriors guard Steph Curry told reporters. "Slow rotations or just a little laziness with that lead. But you have a lead like that, it's a tough way to go out." The Warriors were once unbeatable at the Oracle. ...
Warriors posed to break sellout record vs. Blazers

Warriors posed to break sellout record vs. Blazers

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors go for a franchise-record sellout streak against the kings of NBA attendance when the Portland Trail Blazers visit in the opener of a home-and-home series Thursday night. The clubs also will meet Saturday night in Portland. The Warriors have sold out 310 consecutive home games, a streak that began on Dec. 18, 2012. The 310th straight came Christmas Day in their 127-101 blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, tying the franchise mark set from 1989-1996. In the Trail Blazers, the Warriors will be facing a team that once sold out an NBA-record 814 consecutive games from 1977-1995. The matchup will be the second of the season for the clubs in Oakland, with the Warriors having routed the Trail Blazers 125-97 in November despite missing injured ...
Stephen Curry carries Warriors into meeting with Knicks

Stephen Curry carries Warriors into meeting with Knicks

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NEW YORK -- After one of the most stunning performances of his brilliant career -- a 51-point night on 15-of-24 shooting, 11-of-16 from 3-point range and 10-of-10 from the free-throw line -- what can Stephen Curry possibly do for an encore? That remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: There is no place better for an encore than Madison Square Garden, to which Curry's Warriors travel for a Friday night marquee matchup with the New York Knicks. Curry only needed three quarters to do his damage in a 144-122 home win over the Washington Wizards. The Knicks needed all four quarters to manage just 87 points in a 23-point loss to Miami on Wednesday, connecting on just 12-of-33 3-pointers. Curry had one fewer in 17 fewer attempts. "I don't even know how to describe what I witnessed to...
Pablo Sandoval credits Bay Area fans for success of Giants, Warriors

Pablo Sandoval credits Bay Area fans for success of Giants, Warriors

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MIAMI, June 14 (UPI) -- What do Pablo Sandoval and Stephen Curry have in common? They have each claimed three championships while playing for a Bay Area franchise. Sandoval says regional fans are a big reason for that success. "It's the fan support," Sandoval told UPI Monday before the San Francisco Giants played the Marlins in Miami. "The fan support is a great compliment to play hard and do everything we can to play every day for them." The Giants' last World Series came in 2014. The Golden State Warriors also won the NBA Finals that season, sparking a dynasty. The Giants ranked as the ninth-most positive fan base, according to a study conducted by Casino.org. The Oakland Athletics' fan base came in at No. 11 in that study of sentiment. Study findings were pulled from more than 230,000...
NBA Finals: Kevin Durant powers Warriors to Game 3 win vs. Cavs

NBA Finals: Kevin Durant powers Warriors to Game 3 win vs. Cavs

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June 7 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant exploded for 43 points, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 110-102 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers played the Warriors tight through three quarters before Durant helped the Golden State go up 3-0 in the series with a big fourth frame performance Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Stephen Curry was the Warriors' second-leading scorer, netting 11 points. LeBron James had 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the loss. "We aren't done playing basketball yet, so I don't really look at these as defining moments, "Durant told reporters. "I don't want to downplay anything, but I don't want to act like this is the end of the road. So just get back to work tomorrow and figure out a better game plan." "I...