Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Will Warriors get deal done with team president Meyers?

Bob Meyers Golden State Warriors team president seen here in this 2017 photo. Meyer’s contract is set to expire in June 2023 and there has been no word on negotiations whether Meyers will renew or not. Meyers has been with the club since 2011. (AP News file photo)

On the Warriors podcast with Barbara:

#1 Will the Golden State Warriors get a deal done with their president of basketball operations Bob Meyers whose contract expires in June. Meyers contract is entering the final months of his eight year deal while Warriors owner Joe Lacob insists that the Warriors love Bob and hopes he can stay on for a long time.

#2 Despite what Meyers says there is no guarantee that a deal would get done. Meyers is the architect of four NBA Championships for Golden State and a two time executive of the year award winner yet and still the Warriors (14-13) have had some tough patches this season, some tough roster decisions, a $500 million payroll and a luxury tax bill for the 2022-23 season.

#3 Meyers could reach a deal with Golden State because in the case of the Toronto Raptors team president Masai Ujiri who took the Raptors to the championship during his tenure he and the Raptors managed to reach a deal in the closing weeks of the 2021 season.

#4 The Warriors managed to get by the Boston Celtics (21-6) and stay a game over .500 with a 123-107 win at Chase Center in San Francisco on Saturday night. Warriors Klay Thompson led with 34 points followed by Stephen Curry with 32 points.

#5 The hot Milwaukee Bucks (19-6) host Golden State Tuesday night at the Fiserv Center in Milwaukee. The Bucks have won six of their last seven games and are looking for more.

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Warriors Drop Another Road Game to Detroit 128-114; Pistons snap 5 game loss streak

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr points the direction the Warriors should be shooting against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caser’s Palace in Detroit on Sun Oct 30, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Barbara Mason

After losing an overtime game to the Charlotte Hornets Saturday night, the Golden State Warriors (3-4) took on the Detroit Pistons (2-5) Sunday. The Hornets spent much of the game at the line Saturday night which in some part was the reason the Warriors did not win this game in regulation. In Detroit it was not much different as the Warriors lose to the Pistons 128-114 at Little Cesar’s Palace in Detroit.

Against the Pistons the Warriors will need to clean that up against one of the best teams in the league getting to the line. This will be one of only two games in which these two teams will meet.

Game recap: Unlike Sunday night the Warriors went on a 12 to 2 run in the first quarter and led 19-11 before the Pistons cut that lead to two points 19-17. The Warriors had some good looks but failed to capitalize. The main threat for Detroit was of course Bojan Bogdanovic who already had two shots from downtown.

The Pistons hung around after trailing by as much as ten points and tied up the game at 41 going on to take the lead 44-41 with six minutes left in the second quarter. Draymond Green already had three personals at halftime. The Warriors were shooting 37% to the Pistons 48%.

Detroit has a starting roster made up of some up and coming youngsters that will be amazing players down the road in fact making an impact in the first two quarters of this game. At the half the Warriors had some work to do trailing 63-55. The second quarter was a killer with the Pistons outscoring Golden State 34-18.

Two minutes into the third quarter the Warriors were trailing 74-57. The Pistons had lost five in a row and were looking to break that losing streak. Detroit continued to extend their lead at one time ahead 79-60 but Golden State came roaring back courtesy of Jordan Poole hitting four shots from downtown in the quarter.

The Warriors continued to trail deep into the fourth quarter. With three minutes left this was an eight point game in favor of Detroit. The young Piston roster was having a banner game. The Warriors were staring down another loss. They were fouling far to often and the Pistons were hitting those free throws. The final was 128-114 and Detroit had broken their losing streak.

Every starter for Detroit scored in double digits. They ran the Warriors off the three point line attacking in the second half and it paid off. Even when Jordan Poole went off in the second half, the young Detroit roster did not fold. This team doesn’t typically make three’s but they sure did Sunday with 14.

Stephen Curry had the high score with 32 points and Jordan Poole followed that up with 30 points. The bottom line is that the Warriors have a bull’s eye on their backs, they are the hunted.

This is exactly why it is so very difficult to repeat. . “It looks like a pick-up game out there,” said Steve Kerry after the game. “We’ve got to stop fouling, 38 more free throws tonight. We’re putting ourselves in some tough spots offensively and that translates into the defense,” said Kerr after the game.

Tuesday the Warriors will take on the Miami Heat after having a day off. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:30 PM. The Warriors cannot continue to fall behind by double digits on the road. They have s lot to clean up before Tuesday night.

Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Warriors feel prepared for third round of playoffs will open at Chase Center for games 1 and 2

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr after missing games 5 and 6 against the Memphis Grizzlies will return for game 1 of the third round on Wed May 18, 2022 at the Chase Center in San Francisco (AP News photo)

  1. It was a critical game for Golden State Friday night even though they led the series 3-2.

2 . Kevin Looney had a banner night -Warrior defense came up big.

  1. Slow start for both teams- it was a second half game 7.

4 Klay Thompson kept the team afloat in game 7 finishing with 30 points.

  1. It was a late game rally by Stephen Curry late in the game that secured the win.

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Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Thompson improving getting better and better; Could be huge for club in the post season

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) goes up in the air against the New Orleans Pelicans guard Jared Harper (2) at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Sun Apr 10, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara:

1.Sunday night the Warriors took on the New Orleans Pelicans. How important was this game for Golden State.

2 .Klay Thompson had an amazing game even better than his performance last Thursday.

3. We can’t talk about this season without talking about Kevon Looney and what he was called upon to do.

4. Another super hero for the Warriors this season was Jordan Poole really stepping up in whatever roll he was called upon to do.

5. Finally let’s take a peak at the upcoming match-up between the Denver Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors.

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Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: How Warriors missed Thompson’s presence in Sacramento on Sunday

The Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson celebrates a great offensive night on Sat Apr 2, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco sat out Sun Apr 3, 2022 in Sacramento due to a management injury (AP News photo)

On the Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara:

#1 Barbara, the Golden State Warriors didn’t have the use of Klay Thompson due to a management injury. Watching the contest in Sacramento on Sunday night could you see a difference with Thompson out of the line up.

#2 There is no doubt with a Thompson and Curry out of the line up the Warriors have to lean on scorers Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins to provide for offense.

#3 In the Warriors game on Saturday you couldn’t tell that Thompson had any injury issues he was lights out scoring 36 points.

#4 As you could see from their game against the Utah Jazz a huge difference when Thompson is in the line up they got a four point win against a good club.

#5 The Kings are a team that has been on the move lately before Sunday’s game they had won four out their last five. They narrowly lost the the Phoenix Suns on Sun Mar 20th they’re a team that the Warriors had own in the past.

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Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Warriors drop fifth game out of six; Also Barbara’s favorite moment from the Oscar Awards

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) goes for two against the Washington Wizards guard Ish Smith (4) at the Capital One Arena in Washington on Sun Mar 27, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with Barbara:

#1 Barbara is it pretty evident with no Stephen Curry the Golden State Warriors (48-27) have lost their way?

#2 The Washington Wizards who defeated the Warriors on Sunday 123-115 had lost four of their last eight games playing .500. a team that were the underdogs but the way the Warriors have been playing it’s a safe bet not to go near this one.

#3 The Wizards who got an eight point win over the Warriors held close leads for most of the game and hung on to defeat Golden State. The Wizards got scoring help from Corey Kispert 25 points, Kristaps Porzingis 23 points, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who had 22 points.

#4 Warriors leading scorers Jordan Poole led with 26 points, Klay Thompson 25, Andrew Wiggins with 24, maybe they should give Draymond Green the ball more often he finished seven.

#5 Don’t get fresh with the Fresh Prince: Barbara getting off the Warriors subject you had a chance to watch the Oscar Awards tonight the highlight was when comedian Chris Rock got slapped in the face in front of a live audience on live TV by Comedian Will Smith after Rock made a joke about the Fresh Prince’s wife Jada Smith being GI Jane 2. It was a hard slap delivered by Smith right on the face of Rock who was stunned. What was more stunning is Smith dropping the F bomb telling Rock “Keep my wife’s name out of your f—–g mouth” not once but twice.

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Warriors Lose A Stunner to Mavericks 107-101; Golden State drops fourth out of seven games

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) scores past Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell (7) at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Sun Feb 27, 2022 (AP News photo)

Warriors Lose A Stunner to Mavericks 107-101; Golden State drops fourth out of seven games

By Barbara Mason

Sunday the Golden State Warriors (43-18) took on the Dallas Mavericks (36-25) in a late afternoon game. The Warriors will be playing without Klay Thompson in the starting roster. Besides Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney, Gary Payton II and Moses Moody will round out the starters.

The keys to this game will as always be protecting the ball limiting the turnovers and most of all containing big man for the Mavericks Luca Doncic.

Golden State could not have started out this game any better with some great offensive and defensive work. After nine minutes there were no turnovers for the Warriors and they led by the score of 30-14. It was the best first quarter start the Warriors could have hoped for. Doncic was visibly frustrated and that’s exactly where you want to keep this guy.

As the first quarter came to an end the Warriors held a 37-24 lead. They had 10 assists and a single turnover. Wiggins had a great start with 11 points and Dallas’ Doncic had 10 points.

Golden State started the second quarter with a couple of forced runners on a team that is very stingy in that department. At half-time the Warriors held a 60-48 lead. They were doing a great job containing Doncic.

He had six turnovers, one assist and only three rebounds. He finished the first half with 12 points and also had a technical foul so the Warriors continued to frustrate Doncic.

The Warriors had an amazing first half with 30 points in the paint. Wiggins had 11 points and had Doncic right where he wanted him. It had been a great offensive and defensive effort in the first half for Golden State.

The Warriors continued to pile on the points in the third quarter leading 70-52 in the early minutes. The Mavericks had trimmed a 21 points deficit to single digits before the Warriors took back control of this game. After three Golden State led 88-74. Doncic had nine turnovers in this game which tied his career high.

The fourth quarter got uncomfortably close when Dallas got within three points trailing 93-90. The lead that Golden State had enjoyed had vanished and all the momentum was on the side of the Mavericks. There were 16 unanswered points for the Mavericks and Golden State had to pull it all together in the final six minutes as the Warriors went over six minutes without a field goal.

Dallas was coming up with some incredible defense. With 3.25 left in the game Dallas took their first lead. A real disaster was brewing after three amazing quarters for the Warriors. The Dallas Mavericks would pull this game out 107-101.

This was a horrible loss for the Warriors especially with the way that the team started this game off. It was the six minute drought that finished off Golden State. It was a fourth quarter that you do not want to ever repeat again. Dallas outscored the Warriors in the fourth quarter 33-13 in a stunner.

Curry had 33 points and Wiggins finished with 18. The missed points at the line was a huge factor for the Warriors. Luca Doncic had a 34 point night as the Mavericks walked away with this win.

The Warriors now will go on the road taking on the Timberwolves Tuesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:00 PM.

Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Warrior All Stars shine at mid season classic

Golden Warriors superstar Stephen Curry (30) stops to talk with fans at the 2022 Annual All Star Game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Sun Feb 20, 2022 (AP News photo)

1.  The All Star comes at just the right time for a struggling Warrior team.

2.  Juan Tuscano-Anderson and Jonathan Kuminga all took part in this weekends All-Star game.

3.  Andrew Wiggins had a bit of a slow start but it was a great honor to be included in this years AllStar game.

4. As often happens when Stephen Curry steps on the court he took over this All-Star game.

5.  Next up for the Warriors this Thursday will be the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Towns carries Timberwolves to finish line to beat Golden State

Minnesota Timberwolves leading scorer center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) takes a shot over Golden State Warriors forward Otto Porter Jr. (32) at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Sun Jan 16, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with Barbara:

#1 Barbara, the Minnesota Timberwolves Karl Anthony-Towns was the key difference in the Timberwolves win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night at the Target Center 119-99 scoring 26 points and getting 11 rebounds.

#2 The Timberwolves Jaylen Nowell (17 pts) and Malik Beasley had (16 pts) both combined for five three pointers in the second half also making a big difference in beating Golden State.

#3 The Warriors allowed the Timberwolves to score 40-19 against them in the closing 16 minutes of the game and the defense simply looked out of place compared to other games where the Warriors had success.

#4 The Warriors who were without Stephen Curry and Draymond Green really depended on Jordan Poole (20 pts) and Jonathan Kuminga (19 pts) the Warriors dropped their fifth game out seven on Sunday.

#5 The Warriors trail the Phoenix Suns by 2 1/2 games in the Western Conference, Klay Thompson had 13 points on Sunday how much will the Warriors be leaning on Thompson on night when Curry and Green are out of the line up like they were Sunday?

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Warriors beat Pacers in final seconds 102-100

Indiana Pacers forward Oshae Brissett (12) gets up tall and tries to put the stop on Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Mon Dec 13, 2021 (AP News photo)

Warriors Beat Pacers In The Final Seconds 102-100

By Barbara Mason

Stephen Curry finished 5 of 15 from downtown against the Pacers and so now the magic number to tie is one and two to break Ray Allen’s record. He finished the game with 26 points.

Going into tonights game we were not sure if we would be seeing Curry taking the court. As it turned out in the Golden State Warriors (22-5) Indiana Pacers (12-17) game we did see Curry take the court. The Pacers are looking for their fourth home game win tonight and of course all eyes are on Curry whose magic number before the game stood at 7. The Warriors who came off only their fifth loss this season in Philadelphia on Saturday just got by the Pacers 102-100 on Monday night.

The Warriors had a horrible first half missing shots and 11 turnovers also hurt them. They were shooting 38 percent in the first two quarters. They trailed after the first quarter 29-25 and continued to trail 55-47 at the half. They had to protect the ball and start making some of those open shots.

The third quarter was a better one for Golden State tying the game at 67 with four minutes left in the quarter. The Pacers however refused to back down and shot eight unanswered points going back out in front 75-67. At times the Warriors were capitalizing on all the attention that Curry was getting. The Warriors were close but still trailing 84-80 at the end of the third quarter. The turnovers were improved with only four in the second half.

It seems that the closer that Curry gets to breaking this record; the team has looked different. It’s hard to pinpoint but something has been off the past few games. The Warriors continued to trail in the fourth quarter of this game and the fouls were beginning to pile up. With under five minutes left in the game the pace really picked up in this game. Points off turnovers had really hurt the Warriors the entire game.

With 48 ticks left on the clock the score was tied at 100. Kevon Looney had the offensive rebound and basket of the game to take the lead 102-100 with 13 seconds left. A Pacer turnover was the difference in this game. The Warriors didn’t have the greatest game at all but managed to pull this one out 102-100. It was ugly at times, tough and gritty but Golden State bounced back in this game.

I knew I would have to attack the rim in order to open everything up,” said Draymond Green after the game. “We had too many turnovers and too many fouls. On offense we have to know where we have to be,” he said. Green had a great game with 15 points and 9 rebounds.

The Warriors will be taking on the Knicks tomorrow at Madison Square Garden. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:30 PM. There is little doubt that we will see records shattered in this game.