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Banged-up Warriors even series with Game 2 win against Raptors

Banged-up Warriors even series with Game 2 win against Raptors

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June 2 (UPI) -- The Golden State Warriors edged the Toronto Raptors 109-104 on Sunday night in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena. The Warriors, minus guard Klay Thompson and center Kevon Looney, evened the series at one game apiece after forward Andre Iguodala knocked down a dagger 3-pointer with under five seconds left in the fourth quarter. "The whole fourth quarter they were playing some janky defense, just trying to send bodies to me everywhere. Our whole roster took advantage of it," Curry told reporters. "Over the course of the game, it's kind of disrespectful to leave Andre Iguodala open like that with the game on the line. He's made big shots like that before and he got it done tonight." [embedded content] Thompson exited the game with left hamstring tightness, accord...
Warriors’ Cousins, Durant expected to miss start of NBA Finals

Warriors’ Cousins, Durant expected to miss start of NBA Finals

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May 23 (UPI) -- Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Kevin Durant and are not expected to be ready for the start of the NBA Finals on May 30, the team announced Thursday. The Warriors said in a press release that Durant still has not been cleared for on-court activities. The 2014 NBA MVP is recovering from a strained right calf. Durant has not played since May 8. He was named to the All-NBA second team Thursday after averaging 26 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.9 assists this season. Cousins tore his left quad in April and could also return during the finals. Golden State said the team will continue to monitor his progress before announcing an expected return date. Cousins has been out since April 15. He averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in 30 games this year. Golden...
Curry, Green triple-doubles lead Warriors to series sweep over Trail Blazers

Curry, Green triple-doubles lead Warriors to series sweep over Trail Blazers

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May 21 (UPI) -- The Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year with a 119-117 overtime victory Monday night to sweep the Portland Trail Blazers. The Warriors became the first team since the Boston Celtics (1957-66) to reach five consecutive NBA Finals, due in large part to the combined performances of Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry and forward Draymond Green. Curry and Green each registered triple-doubles, becoming the first teammates in NBA history to have triple-doubles in the same playoff game. "We've been here before. We've seen everything. Every experience you can imagine," Curry told reporters. "We relied on that. Three starters down, everybody stepped up and played amazing minutes. We fought to the end." Curry had a game-high 37 points o...
Watch: Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant exchange precise full-court passes

Watch: Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant exchange precise full-court passes

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May 8 (UPI) -- Golden State Warriors stars Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry took turns throwing full-court passes to each other in the first half Wednesday night. Curry grabbed a rebound off a deflection from Warriors forward Draymond Green and found Durant with a long outlet pass in the first quarter. Durant, who outran Rockets star James Harden, capped the dish with a two-handed dunk. Later in the second quarter, Durant returned the favor with a deep heave down the court to Curry. Green again swatted a rebound, which fell into Durant's hands. Curry handled the pass and went up for a reverse layup with Rockets guard Austin Rivers behind him. Curry drained the shot and drew the foul. The Warriors held a 57-43 halftime lead over the Rockets. Durant had 20 points, four rebounds and two assi...
NBA to rescind technical fouls on Warriors’ Draymond Green, Rockets’ Nene

NBA to rescind technical fouls on Warriors’ Draymond Green, Rockets’ Nene

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May 1 (UPI) -- The NBA will rescind technical fouls called in Game 2 on Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Houston Rockets center Nene, sources told ESPN and the San Francisco Chronicle. The league's decision means Green's technical-foul count has been reduced from four to three. Per NBA rules, a player is automatically suspended one game after accruing seven technicals in a single postseason. Rockets star guard James Harden attempted a foul shot with 1.3 seconds remaining in the third quarter Tuesday night. After the shot, Nene wrapped his left arm around Green's shoulder, leading Green to turn and confront Nene. The two were quickly separated, but referee Ed Malloy handed both players a double technical. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr previously told reporters after the g...