Tag Archives: Golden State Warriors

3 Ways The Warriors Can Fill Draymond Green’s Absence

The die has been cast, although in the words of Reggie Miller, there's no way the NBA would have suspended Draymond Green if this series is tied. Right now, it doesn't even matter. Green is arguably the Warriors' most important piece in ways that even casual viewers would not get. And now he is gone for Game 5. How can the Warriors fill the huge void left by their emotional leader? Here are a number of ways: 1.) Start Iggy Coach Steve Kerr often turns to Andre Iguodala during must-win Read More

7 Numbers From 2016 NBA Finals Game 4

1. 17 That's the number of three-point field foals made by the Golden State Warriors, an all-time NBA Finals record. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4FGNgy6g6o 2. 88 Warriors wins in the 2015-16 regular and post-season combined, another NBA record. 3. 32 Number of teams down 1-3 in the NBA Finals. Not one of them recovered from the deficit. 4. "Lineup of death" in full display Through 4 games, Warriors are a plus-51 in 93 minutes w/ no center on the floor & a minus-19 in 84 minutes Read More

3 Things We Learned From The Thunder-Warriors Series

The Oklahoma City Thunder landing the heavier punches through the first four games of the Western Conference Finals is somewhat a surprise. But the Golden State Warriors coming back from a 1-3 hole is just as, or even more, surprising. Here are the 3 things we learned from that helluva series: 1. Makes me realize how special a player Kobe Bryant is. I don't mean to come across as a fanboy and I apologize putting someone in this conservation that is not even remotely involved in the series Read More

3 Things The OKC Thunder Can Do To Win Game 7

Win or go home. Suddenly, it's not just the Golden State Warrior anymore. If anything, this is now truer than ever in the case of the OKC Thunder. The Game 6 loss is a stinger, and no matter how confident this bunch is, there is no way that setback could not get inside your head. However, as Kevin Durant said, there's still one more game to play for both teams and for the Thunder, it's good to know they have prevailed at Oracle Arena before. Here are the 3 things the OKC Thunder can to do Read More

Western Conference Finals Game 6: 3 Things We Learned From The Warriors’ Comeback Win

The Oklahoma City Thunder can taste the NBA Finals in the air. They had every opportunity to put away the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 at home but could not capitalize. In the last 5:48 of the game, the defending champs outscored the Thunder 21-7 to turn a seven-point deficit to a 108-101 win. Here are the 3 things we learned from the Warriors' thrilling comeback win over Oklahoma City in the Western Conference Finals Game 6. 1. Hero ball won't cut it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHxs_-UVsUU Team Read More

2016 Western Conference Finals: 5 Things Warriors Should Do To Turn Tide VS Thunder

To say the Golden State Warriors is having a bad series against the OKC Thunder is an understatement. It seems like the Thunder is beating the yellow legion to every lose ball, looks tougher, and certainly hungrier than the defending champs. However, the Warriors managed to survive Game 5 at home and now faces a tall task of trying to salvage their season. No, 73-9 don't mean a thing without the ring. As hard as that can be,  team as good as the Warriors, no matter how flustered they were, always Read More

7 Biggest Surprises Of The 2016 NBA Season

Playoffs is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate the end of the long-grinding, 82-game season than reflect on the abundance of feel-good stories. Here's seven of them, ladies and gentlemen: 1. Bulls missing the post-season. Before  the Chicago Bulls decides to flip the Tom Thibodeau chapter in their books, experts assumed that the drop-off on defense will simply be compensated by a free-flowing, spacing-oriented offense under Billy Donovan. *Buzzer sounds* Wrong! Injuries Read More

5 Random Thoughts So Far About The 2015 NBA Finals

I couldn't exactly remember a series this close that it could literally have gone both ways in the first two games. But when the smoke cleared after the two overtime games, we're deadlocked at one-apiece. Somehow, though, it didn't feel that way. The Golden State Warriors, while displaying mad effort all throughout, was left to do the catching up on both occasions with different results. On the other hand, the Cleveland Cavaliers is doing a great job dictating the pace to their liking, turning Read More

NBA Conference Finals Preview And Complete Predictions

One thing is for sure: the Larry O'Brien trophy will change hands soon and I couldn't be any happier. After a riotous 82-game regular season, excitingly boring set of first round series and nail-biting finishes galore in the conference semifinals, we are down to four teams. Golden State's Steph Curry and Houston Rockets' James Harden looks to add to the league's more anticipated one-on-one matchups in recent memory while the team-oriented Atlanta Hawks will try to solve the supposed one-man band Read More

The Importance of Team Pace in Fantasy Basketball

I don't hate advanced stats as much as Charles Barkley, nor am I making it my mistress like Daryl Morey. I like to think that I'm a reasonable guy-- a balanced one if you will-- but if you dig fantasy basketball, you have to be more Morey than Barkley. If you think like Sir Chuck in fantasy, you might as well draft up until the third round and leave. On the other hand, if you're Morey, you find specialized value up until the last pick, which can potentially help you out in the long run. As Read More