Warriors second unit leads team to win over Cleveland Cavaliers 119-101

The Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) heads to the hoop against the Cleveland Cavaliers Darius Garland (10) on Thu Apr 15, 2021 at Rocket Mortgage Field House in Cleveland (AP News photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg

The Warriors won their fourth straight game Thursday night as they downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-101. The Cavs were determined to stop Stephen Curry from making threes from downtown. Curry was bottled up in the first half. He was held to 13 points and was 0-for-8 from three-point range.

The Cavs raced out to an early 17-6 lead. The Warriors kept fighting back. Juan Toscano-Anderson, coming off the bench, scored eight points in the last four minutes of the first quarter to help bring the Warriors to within three 31-28 at the end of the period. 

With Curry on the bench, the second unit of Jordan Poole, Damion Lee, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Andrew Wiggins, and Kevon Looney propelled the Warriors into the lead 51-39. Curry was back in the lineup, and he made three layups to extend the Warriors to an eleven-point advantage 63-52 at the end of the first half.

Wiggins led the team in scoring with 14. Damion Lee had 9, Poole 8, and Looney six. Collin Sexton led the Cavaliers with 16. Darius Garland had 12, and big six-foot eleven Jarrett Allen had nine. The Warriors held Kevin Love to three points.

The Cavaliers made a run at the Warriors in the third period. The Warriors led by eleven 75-64 when Cleveland went on a 14-4 run to trail by four 79-75. It was at this point in the game when Curry finally was able to make a three. Curry connected on two threes late in the period to get the lead back up to ten 89-79.

The Cavaliers kept attacking, but they could not gain ground. Juan Toscano-Anderson kept Cleveland from getting closer as he knocked down two threes. With just under six minutes left to play, Curry and Draymond Green came back onto the court. Curry’s magic returned as he made two threes. Andrew Wiggins followed with a three to put the Dubs ahead 112-94. The Cavaliers were toast as the Warriors coasted to victory 119-101.

Game Notes and Stats: With the win, the Warriors are 28-28 for the season. The Warriors won their season-high fourth game in a row and the fifth in the last six games.

Curry, who missed eight three-point attempts in the first half, knocked down four in five attempts in the second half. He finished the night with 33 points, four rebounds, five assists. He was 12-for-25 from the floor and four-for thirteen from behind the three-point arc.

Andrew Wiggins was solid on both ends of the court. Wiggins put 23 points on the board. He was five-for-eight from downtown. He grabbed six rebounds and had six assists. Juan Toscano-Anderson had his best game as a Warrior. The young man from East Oakland tallied 20 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and made three threes. Jordan Poole had 14, Damion Lee, 11. Kevon Looney finished with eight points and ten rebounds. Green had ten assists.

As a team, the Warriors shot 51% from the floor. They were 17 for 46 from downtown. They outrebounded the bigger Cavalier team 53-46. They had nine steals, five blocked shots, and forced 13 Cavalier turnovers. 

Collin Sexton led Cleveland with 30 points, Darius Garland had 20, Jarrett Allen 17, and Taureen Prince 12. Kevin Love had five.

After the game, Juan Toscano-Anderson had the quote of the night ” I’m having fun playing among the greats.” 

The Warriors announced rookie James Wiseman had surgery to correct a torn meniscus. Wiseman will miss the rest of the season.

The Warriors face the Celtics in Boston Saturday night. The game will start at 5:30 pm. 

Sacramento Kings game wrap: Kings win 5th out 6th game; Fox scores 36 in Kings 100-98 victory

Harrison Barnes foreground middle who scored a buzzer beater to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers gets mobbed by his teammates on Sat Mar 27, 2021 at Golden One Arena in Sacramento (AP News photo)

By Jeremiah Salmonson

The Sacramento Kings were back in action on Saturday night in Sacramento. The Kings had a off day on Friday night after playing the Golden State Warriors. They beat the Warriors on Thursday 141-119. On Saturday, the Cleveland Cavaliers came to town against the Kings. The Kings managed to pull out a thriller at the buzzer 100-98.

Flashback Thursday: The Kings took care of business on Thursday against the Warriors. The Warriors really never had a chance as the Kings dominated on both ends of the court. Granted, the Warriors were missing significant fire power with Steph Curry and others out. It was the Kings third win in a row.

Saturday recap: The Kings were set to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday at 7 PM PST in Sacramento.

In the first half, it was a first evenly played game. The Kings managed to outscore the Cavs 31-29 in the first quarter as neither team was playing great defense to start out the game. In the second quarter, both teams picked up their defensive effort.

The Kings were outscore by the Cavaliers 19-18 in the second quarter as neither team was able to reach 20 points in the quarter. The Kings would take a 49-48 lead into halftime as Buddy Hield had ten points in the first half.

In the second half, the game would prove to be very close until the end. The Cavs came out of the locker room and out scored the Kings 26-22 in the third quarter to take a 74-71 lead into the final quarter. If the Kings wanted to win the game they would need to do it in comeback fashion. That’s exactly what happened.

The Kings outscored the Cavs 29-24 in the final quarter to take the win by a final of 100-98. However, that doesn’t tell the whole story. The Kings were down 98-97 with 1.6 seconds left on the brink of defeat.

Thankfully for the Kings, Harrison Barnes was able to hit a buzzer beating 3-pointer to beat the Cavs at the end of regulation. The Kings have now won four games in a row and will look to continue their success in their next game.

Up Next: The Kings will spend the next week in Texas playing their first game on Monday against the San Antonio Spurs at 5:30 PM PST.

Sacramento Kings game wrap: Kings Take Care of the Cavaliers 119-105

The Sacramento Kings De’Aaron Fox (5) drives on the Cleveland Cavaliers Isaac Okor (35) in the second half on Mon Mar 22, 2021 at the Rocket Mortgage House in Cleveland (AP News photo)

Kings Take Care of the Cavaliers 119-105

By Barbara Mason

Monday night the Sacramento Kings took on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Kings currently sit in 13th place in the Western Conference while
The Cavs are in 12th place in the Eastern.

This game pits two fiery but desperate teams; with the Cavaliers playing
at their home court Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Cleveland is 16-26
overall and 11-11 at home. The Kings are favored by four points in the
latest odds. Their record is currently 17-25.

On the Cleveland side they averaged 114.3 points in their last three
games and prior to that they were unable to score 100 in three games.
Matthew Dellavedova was out of Sunday’s game due to an
appendectomy and missed tonight’s game.

On their current road trip the Kings have lost three of the first four games.
After the debacle against the Sixers and the extremely poor first quarter
play the Kings will be looking to start a whole faster. They could use a lot
of help from their defense and they will be depending heavily on De’Aaron
Fox and Buddy Hield on offense. Off the bench Tyrese Haliburton needs
to have a good game.

The Kings did exactly what they needed to do to win this game. Fox
finished with 30 points and Haliburton was great off the bench with
28 points. Hield had 19 and Richaun Holmes finished with 17. It
was a great effort by the Kings. They led after the first quarter and at the
half. Sacramento turned it on in the second half leading after three 90-76.

The Cavs top starter was Darius Garland with 17 points and Javale McGee
who had 18 off the bench. It was just not enough to turn away the Kings
who won the contest 119-105.

The Kings will meet the Hawks on Wednesday looking for another solid
performance. This will be a much tougher assignment and they will need
everyone on board for this one.

Golden State Warriors podcast with David Zizmor: Take aways from Green’s comments about player trade requests

The Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green gets a technical foul and argues the call in a game against the New York Knicks during Thu Jan 21, 2021’s contest at Chase Center in San Francisco. Green on Mon Feb 15, 2021 in a post game press conference had something to say about how players are traded and treated in the NBA (AP News file photo)

On Warriors podcast with David Zizmor:

#1 The Warriors Draymond Green after Monday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers was vocal about players being benched and not being able to speak up about teams that trade them.

#2 Also Green said that if a player wants to be traded and the team doesn’t want to trade that player like a James Harden than the player gets criticized in the media. If the team and the player are in concert with the trade than the player doesn’t take the criticism does that go with the nature of the business or is Green right the player shouldn’t be criticized for asking for a trade even if the organization doesn’t want to move that player and some critics in t he media have said this has racial bias in how the criticism is meted out?

#3 The Warriors host the Miami Heat tonight at the Chase Center in the City the Heat come in playing .500 ball they lost on Monday night to the Los Angles Clippers 125-118. The Warriors likewise are playing .500 ball winning four of their last eight games and defeated the Cavaliers on Monday night how do you see this match up tonight?

Join David Zizmor every Wednesday morning on the Golden State Warriors podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Golden State Warriors podcast with David Zizmor Wed Feb 17, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud

 

Warriors bounce back rout Cavaliers 129-98; Curry makes it look easy top scorer with 36

The Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (30) goes for a lay up against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Chase Center in San Francisco on Mon Feb 15, 2021 (AP News photo) 

By Jerry Feitelberg

The Golden State Warriors bounced back from a beating by the Brooklyn Nets last Saturday night to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-88 Monday night at the Chase Center.

The Cavaliers had lost seven in a row and were hoping to snap the streak against the Warriors. The Cavs’ star center Andre Drummond was held out of the game as rumors are swirling that the Cavs are ready to make a trade. Their star forward Kevin Love was not available due to a calf injury. The Warriors were still without the services of James Wiseman and Kevon Looney. 

With Wiseman and Looney out, the Warriors had to find a way to handle the Cavaliers two big seven-foot centers, Jarrett Allen and former Warrior JaVale McGee. The Warriors and the Cavs played a very entertaining 24 minutes of basketball.

The teams were tied at 32 after the first quarter. Steph Curry paced the Warrior attack with 16. The Cavaliers young backcourt of Darius Garland and Collin Sexton led the Cleveland offense. The Cavs did not take a lot of three-point shots.

They preferred to attack the rim using the big men to put the ball through the hoop. The Warriors fell behind 46-41. The Warriors got the offense going to go on a 23-8 run to finish the first half to lead by ten 64-54.

Curry led the offense with 24 points. Draymond Green recorded nine assists as he kept getting the ball to an open Warrior for the score. The Warriors needed the skills of Curry and Green as the Cavaliers outrebounded them 31-19. 

The Warriors won the third quarter 37-30. Curry continued to shine as he scored twelve points in the period to pace the Dubs to a 101-84 lead after three quarters.  Green continued to make assists.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr did not use Curry or Green in the fourth quarter. The Warriors second unit played well on both ends of the court as they held the Cavaliers to 14 points while they were able to put 28 on the board. The Warriors win.

Game Notes and Stats: With the win, the Warriors are 15-13 for the season. Cleveland is now 10-19.

Warrior highlights: Steph Curry has now scored 27 or more points in ten straight games. The Warriors recorded 30 or more assists for the tenth time this year. Draymond Green tied his career-high with 16 assists. 

The Warriors had six players in double figures. Curry led the parade with 36. Andrew Wiggins had 15, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Eric Paschall 14, Juan Toscano-Anderson 13, and Mychal Mulder 12. 

As a team, the Warriors shot 52.3% from the floor. They made 17 threes in 37 tries. Curry was 13 for 19 from the floor, and he knocked down seven three pointers in eleven attempts. Mulder made four threes. The Warriors, as a team, recorded 33 assists on offense. On defense, they had nine steals, ten blocked shots and forced 17 Cleveland turnovers. 

The Cavaliers had four starters in double figures. Two of them, Cedi Osman and Jarrett Allen, finished with a double-double. Osman had 17 points and ten Rebounds. Allen’s line was 13 points and 14 boards.

Darius Garland had 16 points. Collin Sexto, the Cavaliers young star, led the team with 23. Damyean Dotson had ten, and JaVale McGee seven.

The Warriors held the Cavs to 38.9% from the floor and 26.7% from three-point range. 

The Warriors host the Miami Heat Wednesday night at the Chase Center. The game will tip off at 7 pm.

Headline Sports with Tony Renteria: Bickerstaff take over coaching reigns in Cleveland; NFL to add more playoff teams; plus more

cavsnation.com photo: New Cleveland Cavaliers head coach JB Bickerstaff will take over the coaching duties after former head coach John Beilein resigned

On Headline Sports with Tony R:

#1 The Cleveland Cavaliers John Beilein resigned as head coach and replaced him with JB Bickerstaff who is the son of former NBA head coach Bernie Bickerstaff who coached around the league for many years.

#2 The NFL are adding more playoff teams will this be a matter of making the post season more competitive or is the NFL just milking that much more

#3 The Kings have won four of their last seven games and host the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night at Golden One Center their coming off two tough loses to Milwaukee and Dallas

#4 The players in baseball are ready to riot as MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is under pressure by the players to take the World Series Trophy back from Houston and officially cross the Astros off as the 2017 World Champions

#5 The sign stealing scandal has dominated baseball so much its all anyone talks about will fights with the Astros turn the average fan off and they’ll go somewhere else?

Tony Renteria talks Headline Sports each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Golden State Warriors podcast with David Zizmor: Warriors win two in a row Curry coming back soon

mercurynews.com photo: The Golden State Warriors Marquese Chriss forward (32) throws down past the Washington Wizards Rui Hachimura (8) in Washington on Monday night

On the Warriors podcast with David:

#1 The Warriors after losing five straight games have put together wins against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards what’s been the difference for Golden State in these last two games.

#2 The Warriors say that Stephen Curry could be back before Valentine’s Day how much of an addition will that be for the Warriors to have him back.

David Zizmor does the Warriors podcasts each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Warriors beat Cavaliers 131-112 snap five-game losing streak

sfgate.com photo: Larry Nance Jr (22) of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives on the Golden State Warriors Eric Paschall (7) at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Saturday night

By Jerry Feitelberg

The Golden State Warriors beat the Cavaliers in Cleveland Saturday night 131-112 to snap a five-game losing streak. The Warriors entered the contest with the worst record in the NBA 10-39. The Cavaliers owned the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference 13-36.

The Cavs and Warriors met each other in the NBA Finals for four consecutive seasons. The Warriors won three times. The Cavs lost Lebron James to the Los Angeles Lakers after the lost the Finals to the Warriors in 2018. The Cavs floundered last season and are rebuilding the club.

The Warriors made the Finals last year but fell to the Toronto Raptors. Injuries to Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson prevented the Warriors from winning a third consecutive NBA Championship. Durant went to the Brooklyn Nets in a sign and trade deal. He has not recovered from his torn Achilles tendon.

Klay Thompson is also out for the year. At the beginning of the season, the Warriors thought they had a chance to make the playoffs. They had Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and D’Angelo Russell. All three are All-Stars. Things quickly went south when Curry broke his hand in the fourth game of the year. He has not returned to action. He was evaluated Saturday in Cleveland and will be re-examined in four weeks. Curry is chomping at the bit as he wants to get back onto the court.

As for the game, the Warriors and Cavs played a very entertaining first half. The lead changed hands 11 times and was tied seven times. The Cavs started to pull away late in the first half 59-52. It was at this point that the Warriors went on a 9-0 run to finish the first half. The run was capped by Damion Lee’s three-pointer at the buzzer.

The third quarter belonged to Golden State. The Warriors, as they have done away in past seasons, played like champions. They outscored the Cavs 44-19 to blow open the game. The connected on ten 3-point shots. The Cavs’ coach Jon Beilein used his bench in the fourth quarter. They did outscore the W’s 34-26, but they could not overcome the 27-point deficit they faced starting the final 12 minutes of play.

Game Notes and Stats-

The Warriors’ Kevon Looney returned to action Saturday night. The young man from Milwaukee played 12 minutes and recorded 2 points and 4 rebounds. He missed the last 18 games played. Looney was an essential piece in the Warriors’ lineup the past four seasons. Steve Kerr was pleased to have him back.

Draymond Green had quite a night in 25 minutes of action. Draymond recorded 8 points, 7 boards, and tied a career-high with 16 assists. The Warriors had seven players in double figures. They moved the ball well and recorded 39 assists in the game.

Glenn Robinson pace the club with 22 points. D’Angelo Russell had 19. Russell made six threes and one free throw. Damion Lee knocked down 18. Eric Paschall had 16, Omari Spellman 12, Alec Burks 15, and Marquese Chriss 10.

Collin Sexton led the Cavs with 23. Kevin Porter, Jr. had 19, Darius Garland 15, Kevin Love 14, Larry Nance, Jr. 12, and Cedi Osman 10. Former Warrior, Alfonzo McKinnie played 18 minutes and had 5 points and 2 rebounds.

It was the biggest margin of victory for the Warriors this season. As mentioned above, the connected on 10 threes in the third quarter.

The Warriors Warriors improved to 5-22 on the road while the Cavs dropped to 6-21 at home. Overall, the W’s are 11-39, and the Cavs are 13-37.

The Warriors play game four of the five-game road trip Monday night in Washington against the Wizards. The game will start at 4 pm.

 

Warriors improved play still lose to Pacers 129-118

The Utah Jazz’ Rudy Gobert (27) and the Golden State Warriors Willie Cauley-Stein (2) scramble under the basket for the loose ball at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Fri Jan 24th

By Jerry Feitelberg

San Francisco- The Golden State Warriors hosted the Indiana Pacers at the Chase Center Friday night. The Warriors were hoping to rebound after being blown out by the Utah Jazz Wednesday night.

The Warriors played with a lot of energy. They moved the ball well as they recorded 31 assists. They shot 49% from the floor, and they made 19 threes. It was not enough as they turned the ball over 20 times, and Indiana put 33 points on the board as a result of the Warriors sloppy play.

The Pacers, who average about 27 three-point attempts per game. Knocked down 17 in 28 tries Friday night. The Pacers like to make a lot of two-point buckets, and Friday night’s game was no exception. They shot 57% from the floor to beat the Warriors 129-118.

The Warriors got off to a good start early in the first quarter. They led 22-16 about halfway through the first period. The Pacers got their offense going, and they went on a 13-0 run to lead 29-22. The Pacers finished the first quarter leading 35-30.

The Pacers played well as they increased the lead to 50-38. The Pacers defense held the Warriors scoreless for over three minutes in the period. The Warriors continued to turn the ball over, and the Pacers capitalized on the Warriors miscues.

The Pacers finished the first half with a 16-point advantage 67-51. D’Angelo Russell led the W’s with 16. Marquese Chriss was the only other Warrior in double figures with 10. The Pacers’ T.J.Warren led his team with 21. Doug McDermott coming off the bench knocked down 15, and he helped propel the Pacers to the 16-point advantage.

The Warriors turned things around in the third period. D’Angelo Russell made several threes, and the Warriors went on a 14-2 run to cut the deficit to six points as they trailed 80-74. The Pacers regrouped and were able to finish the third period leading by 98-86.

In the fourth quarter, The Warriors continued to make threes. Jordan Poole made two consecutive threes to make it 110-103. The Pacers refused to fold. They went up by thirteen 121-108. The Warriors went on a 7-0 run to trail 121-115. The Pacers were not fazed, and they went on to win 129-118.

Game Notes and Stats- The Warriors announced that they have traded center Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks for a second-round draft choice. The Mavs needed to replace former Stanford star, Dwight Powell. Powell suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon injury. He will miss the rest of the season and part of the 2020-21 season, too.

With the loss, the Warriors drop to 10-37. Indiana won its eighth game out of the last ten played. They are 30-16 and are within two games of being in second place in the Eastern Conference. They will be in the playoffs. Malcolm Brogdon did not play due to an injury, and the Pacers’ Victor Oladipo is close to returning to action.

The W’s were led by D’Angelo Russell’s 37 points. Russell was nine for 13 from behind the three-point arc. Glenn Robinson had 18. Chriss finished with 13. Alec Burks had 11 points, five rebounds, and seven assists. Draymond Green recorded a double-double with ten points, six boards, and 11 assists. Jordan Poole, Omari Spellman, And Eric Paschall each added nine.

T.J.Warren had 33 for Indiana, Doug McDermott finished with 24, Jeremy Lamb and Damontas Sabonis each had 16. Sabonis pulled down ten rebounds to record a double-double. Aaron Holiday had 12. His brother Justin, a former Warrior, contributed eight to help the Pacers win.

The Warriors go on the road for the next two weeks. They meet the Philadelphia Sixers Tuesday night. Thursday they are in Boston, Saturday they play the Cavaliers. They go to Washington and Brooklyn before returning home to face the Lakers on February 8th.

Warriors hold off Cavs for 120-114 win

Photo credit: @warriors

By: Ana Kieu

The Golden State Warriors led wire-to-wire with the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night and returned to Oracle Arena for a Friday night showdown versus the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost to the Sacramento Kings 117-104 Thursday.

The Warriors, my friends, held off the Cavs for their second wire-to-wire win 120-114 at Oracle Friday night.

The Warriors’ starting five featured Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andrew Bogut. The game went underway, and former Warrior Nick Young received his NBA championship ring. The Warriors started off the game with a couple of three-pointers for an early lead. The Warriors led 36-26 at the end of the first quarter.

The Warriors stayed in transition mode in the second quarter. The Warriors outshot the Cavs 32-23 to take a 68-49 lead into the locker room at the end of the first half.

Curry hit a three with 9:12 left in the third quarter for his 16,269th point. With his 40 points Friday, Curry passed Paul Arizin (16,266 points) for third on the Warriors’ all-time scoring list. Just Wilt Chamberlain (17,783) and Rick Barry (16,447) are ahead of Curry.

Aside from Curry’s feat, Green also achieved a feat of his own. Green had a new season-high with 20 points. That’s eight-of-13 from the field goal line. The Warriors led 99-84 at the end of the third quarter.

Curry hit his ninth three of the game at the two-minute mark of the fourth quarter. The Warriors held off the Cavs’ late 30-point push for the win by a final score of 120-114.

Curry led the Warriors with 40 points, six rebounds, seven assists, and one block. Green had 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one block. Durant had 15 points, five rebounds, eight assists, one steal, and one block. Thompson had 11 points, four rebounds, three assists, and one block. Quinn Cook had 14 points, one rebound, and two assists. Bogut had six points, seven rebounds, and one block. Jonas Jerebko had six points and one rebound. Jordan Bell had four points, two rebounds, two assists, and one block. Kevon Looney added four points and one rebound.

The Warriors remain at Oracle to host the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday at 5:30 pm PT. You can watch the game on NSBA and FSPT.