Warriors Start Hot But Finish Cold Losing to Denver 134-117

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, center, loses control of the ball as Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins, left, and guard Jordan Poole defend in the first half at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Thu Feb 2, 2023 (AP News photo)

Warriors Start Hot But Finish Cold Losing to Denver 134-117

By Barbara Mason

After a tough loss last night in Minnesota, the Golden State Warriors (26-26) were back on the court against the top dog in the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets (36-16). The Warriors were challenged by Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray.

The Nuggets are the number one team in the league from downtown so threats on every side including on the defensive side of the ball. The Warriors made it close in the first half but the Nuggets came out in the second half with some great defense and as expected some great offense from Jokic and Murray in a 134-117 win for the Nuggets.

The Warriors would be without Draymond Green who was a late scratch with right calf tightness. Jonathan Kuminga started in place of Green. Klay Thompson was also out due to injury management.

The Warriors starting lineup was Kuminga, Kevon Looney, Andrew Wiggins, Stephen Curry and Jordan Poole. Golden State also leaned heavily on their bench.

Game recap: The Warriors edged the Nuggets in the first quarter 35-34. The Nuggets came back to win the second quarter by 36-34 in this tight game. Denver led at the half 70-69.

The Warriors had a great first half. Early in the second quarter they already had 11 shots from downtown. They finished the half with 13 shots from beyond the arc shooting at almost 62%. Six of those three’s came off the bench.

Donte Divincenzo was four of four from downtown. Golden State was playing as well as one could in hostile territory shooting at 55.6 from the field. They had also protected the ball in this game with only five turnovers.

In the third quarter the Nuggets began to distance themselves from the Warriors. They led after three quarters 105-91. The nine turnovers from Golden State in the third quarter was a huge reason in the turnaround. The Nuggets had a 16-0 run and Golden State had a huge task in front of them.

In the fourth quarter the Warriors were getting stops but did not capitalize on them. The Nuggets extended their lead and won this game. The Nuggets took advantage of a stagnant Warrior offense in the final quarters of this game.

The Warriors bench had 38 points collectively. The high score for Golden State was Curry with 28 points. Poole had 22 points and Kuminga playing in place of the injured Green had a great game with seven rebounds and 17 points.

The Warriors head home to Chase to take on another great offensive team, the Dallas Mavericks Saturday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 PM.

Golden State Warriors podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Russell comes up big for Timberwolves in OT 119-114 to defeat Warriors

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels (3) shoots while defended by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the first half at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Wed Feb 1, 2023 (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with Jerry F:

#1 The Minnesota Timberwolves (28-26) De’Angelo Russell got 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter at the Target Center in Minneapolis who help pave the way for the Wolves to get a narrow five point win over the Golden State Warriors (26-25) 119-114.

#2 Russell fouled out in overtime and Anthony Edwards took over in the early minute of OT, Edwards who didn’t score in the fourth quarter scored baskets in traffic in the overtime stanza and was big in overcoming Golden State scoring four of his 27 points in the overtime.

#3 Minnesota head coach Chris Finch said it was good to see Russell’s game before he fouled out “We needed it,” Finch said of Edwards. “It was good to see him get to the paint.”

#4 What was also important for the Timberwolves was they gained a half game on Golden State in the Western Conference standings.

#5 The Warriors will not get much rest as they head to Denver for a Thursday night game against the Denver Nuggets a 6:00pm tip. The Nuggets first in the Western Conference and have won seven of their last ten games. Jerry how do you see this match up tonight.

Jerry Feitelberg does the Golden State Warriors podcasts Thursdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Wolves outlast Warriors in OT 119-114

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (1) works towards the basket while defended by Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Wed Feb 1, 2023 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Anthony Edwards stepped up in overtime, D’Angelo Russell had a big fourth quarter, and the Minnesota Timberwolves battled back to upend the Golden State Warriors 119-114 Wednesday at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Golden State (26-25).

Minnesota (28-26) trailed the Warriors by 11 after three quarters. Russell, who scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, fouled out in the first minute of overtime. Then, after a scoreless fourth period, Edwards scored four of his 27 points as the Wolves outscored Golden State 9-4 in the extra period.

Leaders for the Warriors were Stephen Curry with 29 points and 10 rebounds, Jordan Poole had 18 points, Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points against his former team, and Draymond Green added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

After Curry missed a jumper in the final seconds of the fourth quarter, Minnesota was unable to get a quality shot off at the buzzer, sending the game to overtime.

Minnesota played without center Rudy Gobert due to soreness in his right groin.

The Warriors’ road trip continues Thursday night at Denver.

Golden State Warriors podcast with David Zizmor: Curry asks city of Atherton not to develop near his property; Curry gets hit with $25k fine for throwing mouthguard in stands

Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors guard (30) responds to getting a technical and thrown out of the game after throwing his mouth guard into the stands on Wed Jan 25, 2023 at the Chase Center in San Francisco against the visiting Memphis Grizzlies (USA Today photo)

On the Warriors podcast with David:

#1 Dave, big story today as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and his wife Ayehsa Curry have asked the city of Atherton to not develop more townhomes near their property. Curry stated for the benefit of his wife and kids that Atherton which carries the most affluent zip code in America that he doesn’t want development near his land because of “safety and privacy” reasons which he wrote in a letter to the city of Atherton. It should be noted that other neighbors are collaborating with the Curry’s in protesting against further development in the neighborhood.

#2 For the second time Curry was fined $25,000 for throwing his mouth guard into the stands most recently he was fined after getting mad after teammate Jordan Poole missed a 3 point shot with just 1:14 left in Wednesday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies the first time he did it was in an NBA playoff game. Curry was ceremoniously ejected and Poole ended up scoring the game winning basket with just seconds remaining in the contest.

#3 The Warriors now on a three game win streak tip off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (27-26) on Wednesday night in Minneapolis at the Target Center. The Timberwolves are coming off a 118-111 loss Monday night against the Sacramento Kings in a two game series. The Timberwolves took the first game on Saturday 117-110. Talk about how you see Warriors and Timberwolves going into Wednesday night.

Join David Zizmor for the Warriors podcasts each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Golden State Wins Despite Thunder Challenge 128-120

Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey (3) in the first half  at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City on Mon Jan 30, 2023 (AP News photo)

Golden State Wins Despite Thunder Challenge 128-120

By Barbara Mason

Two teams with close to identical records clashed Monday night. The Golden State Warriors (26-24) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (24-26) met at Paycom Center. This was important meeting for both teams and the Warriors factored in when it came to seeding and tiebreak purposes. The Warriors came away with the win 128-120 guard Stephen Curry led with 38 points.

The Warriors had a great start in the opening quarter scoring 38 points and leading after the first 12 minutes 38-20. The Thunder won the second quarter by the slim margin of 28-25 and the Warriors held onto a nice lead at the half 63-48.

The Thunder have been very good in the second half of games lately winning nine games of their last 13. Golden State would have to hunker down in the second half.

The Thunder won the third quarter 37-31 and after three quarters had trimmed a 21 point deficit to nine points and the Thunder were making quite a comeback.

The Warriors offense went cold in the fourth quarter and with 8:11 left they had a two point lead 100-98. The empty possessions had to stop and the Warriors had to get some stops.

At 2:34 the Warriors made their move taking a 115-107 lead. They did it forcing the Thunder into turnovers and some timely three’s from Jordan Poole and Curry. The Warriors had won three in a row.

Curry had an amazing game scoring 38 points and 12 assists. Draymond Green also had 12 assists and nine rebounds. Klay Thompson had 28. Andrew Wiggins had a far improved game with 15 points and four rebounds. Poole also finished with 15 points. It was an all-around win with some great defense and some great execution of shots late in the game.

This three-game road series moves on to Minnesota taking on the Timberwolves Wednesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:00 PM.

Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Warriors coming off win, Open 3 game road trip in OKC tonight

The Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) got the heave ho Wed Jan 25, 2023 for heaving his mouth guard into the stands and was hit with a technical against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chase Center in San Francisco. Curry came back Fri Jan 27, 2023 against the Toronto Raptors to lead with 35 points. (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with Barbara:

#1 Golden State had a shaky start in the first quarter with two turnovers in a row to open this game. They trailed 16-8 at 7:31 before they got going. They continued to trail through the quarter but by the slimmest of margins. At 1:10 Stephen Curry hit a two point shot to tie the game at 31 on Friday against the Toronto Raptors.

#2 The Warriors had two turnovers to start this game and they had two turnovers to start the second half. The opening minutes of the third quarter were a hot mess for Golden State. With 2:45 left in the third not a thing had been decided; this game was knotted at 86 and it was anybody’s game.

#3 The Warriors continued to extend their lead in the fourth quarter with Curry on the bench 105-100 with 7:40 left on the clock. Curry re-entered the game and the rest is history. I got to ask you Barbara after Curry suffered that ejection on Wednesday he just came right back like nothing ever happened and led with 35 points on Friday against Toronto.

#4 Toronto had a nice game but came up just short. They had a great night shooting from downtown hitting a dozen. Fred VanVleet had the high for the Raptors with 28 points.

#5 Barbara all the excitement gets started Monday night at Paycom Arena in Oklahoma City to tip off with the Thunder (24-25) at 5:00pm

Join Barbara for the Warriors Mondays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Warriors Fourth Quarter Surge Puts Raptors Away 129-117

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (30) wakes up the crowd and led with 35 points against the Toronto Raptors at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Fri Jan 27, 2023 (@warriors photo)

Warriors Fourth Quarter Surge Puts Raptors Away 129-117

By Barbara Mason

Friday night the Golden State Warriors (25-24) took on the Toronto Raptors (22-28) at Chase Center. The Warriors were pressed as they took on one of the best offensive rebounding teams in the NBA they got a offensive shot in the arm in the fourth quarter and came away with a 129-117 win at Chase Center in San Francisco.

Golden State had a shaky start in the first quarter with two turnovers in a row to open this game. They trailed 16-8 at 7:31 before they got going. They continued to trail through the quarter but by the slimmest of margins. At 1:10 Stephen Curry hit a two point shot to tie the game at 31.

The Warriors took the lead briefly with under a minute 34-33. After the first 12 minutes the Raptors had a 36-34 lead. Not known for their three point shooting, near the bottom in the NBA, the Raptors came away with five of six in the first quarter.

The Warriors had come back from the early minutes of the first quarter to lead at the half 63-62. They won the second quarter 29-26. The Warriors only had four turnovers in the half, a vast improvement. The Warriors had 38 points in the paint and were shooting at 53%.

The Warriors had two turnovers to start this game and they had two turnovers to start the second half. The opening minutes of the third quarter were a hot mess for Golden State. With 2:45 left in the third not a thing had been decided; this game was knotted at 86 and it was anybody’s game.

The Warriors led after three quarters 98-94. Jonathan Kuminga was on fire in the quarter hitting four shots from downtown. Golden State won the third quarter 35-32 and would try to finish this game in the fourth quarter.

The Warriors continued to extend their lead in the fourth quarter with Curry on the bench 105-100 with 7:40 left on the clock. Curry re-entered the game and the rest is history. The duo of Curry and Klay Thompson was too much for the Raptors. Golden State finished off the fourth quarter putting Toronto away.

Curry came into the fourth quarter and along with Thompson banked a couple of three’s. Curry finished with 35 points and Thompson had 29 points. Off the bench, Kuminga had those four three’s in the third quarter and finished with 15 points. Golden State finished with 18 shots from downtown.

Toronto had a nice game but came up just short. They had a great night shooting from downtown hitting a dozen. Fred VanVleet had the high for the Raptors with 28 points.

On Monday the Warriors will travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder at Paycom Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:00 PM.

Former Warrior Barnes spits in face of fiancee’s former husband

Former Golden State Warrior and Sacramento King Matt Barnes gets ready to let the spit fly at former Atlanta Falcon and former husband of Anasa Sims, David Patterson Jr in a push and shove at the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara parking lot on Sun Jan 22, 2023 before the NFC Divisional game (photo from TMZ Sports)

By Jerry Feitelberg

Former Golden State Warrior and Sacramento King Matt Barnes according to court documents said that the former NFL player and Atlanta Falcon David Patterson Jr had hunted Barnes down and aggressively confronted Barnes before Sunday’s NFC Divisional game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.

Barnes said that Patterson shoved him and Barnes pushed back and said in the documents “I did not want the altercation to physically escalate further, and out of frustration with him seeking me out and his unrelenting repeated harassment I spit in his direction in disgust.”

Barnes said that Patterson Jr had been harassing him for months and after the incident Barnes had filed a restraining order. Barnes said that Patterson had shoved him in the parking lot at Levi Stadium and that he had no other recourse but to shove Patterson back to get him off him Barnes also spit in Patterson’s direction during the physical confrontation.

Witnesses who were there during scrap stepped between the two of them. The issue amongst them is regarding Patterson’s ex wife Anasa Sims who got engaged with Barnes in December. Anasa was a model and had three kids with Patterson Jr. Barnes stated that the motive for Patterson’s hunting Barnes down and being aggressive was because of jealously.

Patterson’s fiancée Melisa Andino said that Barnes is the one who is mistreating Patterson and Sims’ three kids and filed a restraining order against Barnes. Barnes in 2015 attacked former New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher because Fisher was dating Barnes ex-wife Gloira Govan.

Barnes played in the NBA between 2004-2017.and is currently co-hosting “All the smoke” on Showtime with former Warrior Stephen Jackson.

Jerry Feitelberg is a Golden State Warriors beat writer for http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Warriors Get Past Rival Grizzlies 122-120

Golden State Warriors power forward Andrew Wiggins (22) looks for someone to pass to against the Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Wed Jan 25, 2023 (USA Today photo)

Warriors Get Past Rival Grizzlies 122-120

By Barbara Mason

Wednesday night the Golden State Warriors (24-24) took on the Memphis Grizzlies (31-17). Two teams with two differing styles: the Warriors leaning on outside shooting and the Grizzlies excellent play from inside. Ja Morant re-joined Memphis and the Warriors found a way to clog up the paint in this game to contain him as Golden State came up a winner by a bucket 122-120 at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

The Grizzlies had a couple of scores to settle, one back on Christmas Day and the other in last year’s playoffs. This was without a doubt a highly physical game. The Grizzlies came in as the number one defensive team in the league and Golden State had to contend with that.

Game Recap: The first quarter got underway and 59 seconds into the game Stephen Curry already had two personal fouls. Early turnovers and early fouls was not the way the Warriors wanted to start this game. Despite five turnovers and eight personals, Golden State had a 24-22 lead after the first 12 minutes.

The Warriors trailed by a single point at halftime 54-53. That was a triumph in itself considering the fact that Golden State had 14 turnovers. It was a choppy first half that lacked rhythm. The entire starting roster had two personal fouls each and so trailing by a single point was fortunate.

The Grizzlies, an excellent second half team, won the third quarter 42-37 leading 96-90.

With three minutes left in the game the Warriors made a push trailing by two points 113-111. Golden State tied the game at 113 with 2:06 left on the clock.

The Warriors would have to fight for this game when Curry was ejected in a tragic turn of events. It came down to the final thirty seconds with Golden State leading 117-116. Klay Thompson gave the Warriors the lead 120-118 with 14.1 seconds left. With 2.6 Jordan Poole dropped a lay-in to win the game by two points.

This was a hard fought win for the Warriors. Curry finished with 34 points and Thompson had a great game with 24. Poole who had the game winner finished with 21 points. This game was downright ugly at times with 22 turnovers but Golden State hung in to the end and pulled this one out.

Friday night the Warriors will play the Toronto Raptors at Chase. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM

Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Warriors host Grizzlies Wednesday; Golden State trying to avoid a fifth straight home loss

Brooklyn Nets guard Seth Curry defends Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first quarter at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn on Sun Jan 22, 2023 (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with Barbara:

#1 After having the night off in Cleveland, hopes were high that the Golden State Warriors (23-24) starting roster would bring some great energy in Sunday night’s game. How did that go against the Brooklyn Nets (29-17)?

#2 It was an especially tough night for Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins. They were six for 26. Talk a little bit about that.

#3 The 23 and 24 record simply says that right now the Warriors are just not good enough to close out these kind of tight games.

#4 The one thing that kept the Warriors in this game was the bench scoring a collective 50 points.

#5 Wednesday night the Memphis Grizzlies (31-15) come to Chase and they will be looking to hand the Warriors their fifth straight loss at Chase. How do you see this game?

Join Barbara for the Warriors podcasts Mondays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com