Golden State Warriors podcast with David Zizmor: Warriors host one of the NBA’s hottest teams the Suns tonight at Chase

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) shoots over Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green at the Footprint Arena in Phoenix on Sun Mar 27, 2022. The Golden State Warriors host the Suns tonight at the Chase Center in San Francisco (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with David:

#1 Dave, the Golden State Warriors (48-28) have lost six of their last seven games and have lost three in a row. Its seems that when Stephen Curry is present in the line up this team is on it’s A game without him they either are in close games or as you see in their last seven games struggle to win.

#2 Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was ejected during their last game against the Memphis Grizzlies (53-23) do you see this as just frustration or Kerr really knows this team is not the same winning team they were in the first half of this season.

#3 Things don’t get any easier as the host Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (64-14) who’ve won eight in row and defeated one of the best teams in the NBA the Philadelphia 76ers (46-29) by ten 114-104 in Phoenix. Do you see the Warriors who host the Suns having their hands full tonight at Chase Center?

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

Embiid leads 76ers in 103-101 comeback win over Kings

The Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid can do it all on his back passes the ball between Sacramento Kings defenders Damian Jones (30) and Buddy Hield (24) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia as the Kings go down to their sixth straight loss on Sat Jan 29, 2022 (AP News photo)

by Marko Ukalovic

PHILADELPHIA — It was another second half collapse by Cap City.

Joel Embiid scored 23 of his 36 points in the second half as he sparked the Philadelphia 76ers to a 103-101 comeback win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday evening at the Wells Fargo Center.

Sacramento has lost six games in a row and anchor the basement of the Pacific Division. Philadelpha has caught fire as they have won four games in a row and five of their last six. They have overtaken the Brooklyn Nets for first place in the Atlantic Division with a one-game lead.

Harrison Barnes started out hot with 10 points in the first quarter. Tobias Harris paced the 76ers with nine points as the Kings led 31-27 after the opening quarter.

The Kings took advantage of eight turnovers by the 76ers in the first quarter.

Sacramento (18-33) took control of the second quarter with a 15-3 run. They led 61-46 with 1:38 left in the quarter before the home team closed out the quarter with the final four points as the Kings cruised into halftime up by 11 points.

The Kings had their biggest lead at 70-55 in the third quarter as the outscored the 76ers 15-4 in the first five minutes.

Philadelphia (30-19) slowly chipped away as they outscored Sacramento 26-13 to end the third quarter as they cut the Kings lead to 83-81 to start the fourth quarter.

The 76ers went on a 9-0 run in less than two minutes to grab their first lead of the game when Andre Drummond’s layup gave Philly an 88-87 lead with 8:56 left in the fourth quarter.

Embiid scored seven points in a two-minute stretch to give the 76ers their biggest lead at 103-93 with 2:28 remaining.

Sacramento’s Tyrese Haliburton scored eight of his game high 38 points in the final two minutes to bring the Kings within two points. A five-second violation by Philadelphia with 11.1 second left gave the Kings a final chance to win or send the game into overtime.

However, the 76ers defense stood its ground defensively as they forced Barnes into a desperation three-point attempt at the buzzer that missed way off the mark to seal the Kings fate.

Philadelphia outscored Sacramento 53-40 in the second half.

Barnes finished with 16 points and Donovan Mitchell chipped in 15 points for Sacramento. The Kings bench didn’t help their cause with only 16 points total for the game.

Harris finished with 16 points and Tyrese Maxey chipped in 15.

GAME NOTES: Sacramento finished 12-for-35 from beyond the arc. Philadelphia was 12-for-30.

UP NEXT: Sacramento finishes their five-game road trip on Monday 1/31 against the New York Knicks at 4:30pm at Madison Square Garden.

Sacramento Kings podcast with Morris Phillips: Kings enter 76ers lair in Philadelphia and try to end five game skid

Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis, left, tried to get one over against the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, right, at the Wells Fargo Center on Thu Jan 27, 2022. The Sixers will host the Sacramento Kings on Sat Jan 29, 2022 in Philadelphia (AP News photo)

On the Sacramento Kings podcast with Morris Phillips for Jeremiah Salmonson:

#1 It’s been a tough road for the Sacramento Kings (18-32) as they face off with the Philadelphia 76ers (29-19) on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Kings have lost five straight games. I know it’s a tough task but Kings head coach Alvin Gentry can only try and motivate the team to try and get this one Saturday to end the streak?

#2 The two last games for the Kings were barnburners for the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks. The Kings lost to the Celtics 125-75 on Tuesday and another loss to the Hawks on Wednesday night 121-104 neither were close games.

#3 On Wednesday night it was announced before the game in Atlanta that Kings guard Terence Davis had injured his right wrist on Tuesday night against the Celtics at TD Garden when he fell hard on the wrist, Davis has been listed as out with the injury indefinitely.

#4 On offense for the Kings on Wednesday night Harrison Barnes had 28 points and Davion Mitchell had 20 points were the two leading scorers but it just wasn’t enough to catch the Hawks.

#5 The Kings now tip off with the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. The 76ers no doubt a worthy opponent have won seven of their last ten games and defeated the Lakers last night 105-87. The Sixers Joel Embiid was the top scorer with 26 points do you see the Kings having their hands full on Saturday night?

Morris Phillips was filling in for Jeremiah who took the day off join Jeremiah Fridays for all the Kings podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Sacramento Kings podcast with Tony Renteria: Davis out with wrist injury for Kings; Kings head to Philadelphia against Sixers Saturday

Detroit Pistons guard Cory Joseph (18) drives to the basket as Sacramento Kings guard Terence Davis (3) on Wed Jan 19th at the Golden One Center in Sacramento. The Kings announced on Wed Jan 26, 2022 that Davis will be out indefinitely with right wrist injury (AP News photo)

On the Kings podcast with Tony R:

#1 Big loss for the Sacramento Kings (18-32) as they announced after Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks that Kings guard Terence Davis will be out indefinitely with a injured right wrist. Kings head coach Alvin Gentry says the Kings medical staff are exploring all kinds of treatments to get Davis back in the line up.

#2 It was in Boston when Davis took a hard fall test revealed that Davis had damaged tendons and they’ll miss Davis out of the line up whose been averaging 10 points for the Kings.

#3 Tony the Kings are on a five game losing streak after loses to such teams as the Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, and Atlanta Hawks, tough teams with nothing else for the Kings to do but to play them and see what the outcome will be.

#4 Former King Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 18 points and came off a knee injury and  Onyeka Okongwu also came off the bench and scored 18 points after the Hawks had a slow start against the Kings on Wednesday night to surpass and get a substantial win.

#5 The Kings face the Philadelphia 76ers (28-19) on Sat Jan 29th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Sixers have won seven out of their last ten games and the Kings are trying to snap a five game losing streak. It’s a tall order for the Kings as they face the 76ers on Saturday.

Join Tony Renteria each Thursday for the Kings podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Curry needs 7 three pointers to tie record; 76ers Embiid “not happening on my court”

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives on the Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid (21), Embiid and the Sixers were on a mission to defend against Curry and allowed him only three three pointers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Sat Dec 11, 2021. The Warriors play the Indiana Pacers Mon Dec 13, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with Barbara:

#1 The Philadelphia 76ers (15-12) said of the Golden State Warriors (21-5) guard Stephen Curry’s attempts to try and tie or pass Ray Allen’s all time three point shot record at the Wells Fargo Center the Sixers Joel Embiid said that it was “not happening on my court.”

#2 Curry had one shot that was swatted away and another that was blocked, the Sixers were a determined group to prevent Curry from getting any where close to eclipsing Ray Allen’s all time record on their home floor, Curry scored three three pointers all night.

#3 Meanwhile Embiid was driving the offense for the 76ers with a leading 26 points, nine rebounds, and four assists as you saw it Barbara he and his teammates were determined to win this game.

#4 The 76ers Matisse Thybulle becomes the first player in the NBA to block multiple three point attempt against Curry. So you know the Sixers had a defensive game plan to stop those three point attempts by Curry. Talk about the defense of Thybulle in blocking the Curry three point attempts.

#5 Up next Golden State tips off against the Indiana Pacers (12-16) will complete a six game homestand against the Warriors on Monday night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Pacers have won three straight games, they have won four of their last eight games and are looking for their fourth straight win tonight against the Warriors. Barbara how do you see the Warriors and Pacers tonight?

Join Barbara Mason for the Warriors podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Warriors can’t stop 76ers Embiid lose fifth game 102-93

The Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid (21) takes a shot against the Golden State Warriors Kevon Looney (5) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sat Dec 11, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Barbara Mason

Joel Embiid scored 26 points leading Philadelphia to an upset win over Golden State 102-93. The win came as a result of some exceptional defense.

So tonight the chase continues as the Warriors (21-5) took on the Philadelphia Sixers (12-16) at Wells Fargo Center. Most importantly Golden State wants to win this game and improve their record but they also want to see their team mate Stephen Curry achieve history and break Ray Allen’s record. Curry is ten three’s away from this amazing record but first and foremost in his mind is a win for his team.

The first quarter was a very inauspicious start for the Warriors. They trailed after the opening quarter 23-22. At one time in the half the Warriors were 2 for 14 on three’s. It was later in the second quarter when Curry began to heat up. For most of the first half the Sixers were making Golden State fight for every point with some outstanding defense.

The standouts in the first quarter were Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole. Going into the second quarter Curry got hot finishing with 15 points, two of them from downtown. At the half the team was 4 of 18 from outside. Wiggins had 12 and Poole with 10 points giving their team the lead at the half 49-46.

The third quarter belonged to Golden State for the first 12 minutes and then it began to slip away. It took the Sixers less than three minutes to pull to within three points trailing 73-70.

Philadelphia continue to pour it on in the fourth quarter. The Sixers saw a 16 point turnaround in the final quarter leading by as much as 10 points. The third and fourth quarter that we are used to seeing from Golden State did not materialize. With two minutes left in the game Philadelphia led 96-89 and the Warriors were in danger of losing their fifth game of the season.

There was no magic for the Warriors tonight. The Sixers were determined that there would be no record for Curry in their house and we all saw that in their defense which was brilliant. A lot of credit to Matisse Thybulle who had the unenviable task of guarding Curry all night.

We all know that we are going to see this record broken sooner rather than later but more importantly we want to see the Warriors get back on the winning track in their next game. They will be playing Monday night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse taking on the Indiana Pacers. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:00 PM.

Warriors Contain Sixers In Second Half To Win 116-96

Brother vs. Brother the Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) tries to get by the Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry (31) at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Wed Nov 24, 2021 (AP News photo)

Warriors Contain Sixers In Second Half To Win 116-96

By Barbara Mason

The Golden State Warriors owned the second half of this game after trailing by 19 points in the first half. A brilliant offensive display won this game for the Warriors 116-96.

Wednesday night the Warriors (16-2) took on the Philadelphia 76ers (10-9) at Chase Center. The Warriors are coming off a 119-104 win over the Raptors last Sunday followed by two days off. The Sixers won their game against the Sacramento Kings Monday night 102-94.

The Sixers got a really fast start leading after one quarter 34-23. Philadelphia came to play in this game and you could see that from the get go. They were on a mission. Seth Curry had ten points and Danny Green had a lot to do with the quick start with 8 points off the bench.

The Warriors began to pick it up in the second quarter after trailing by as much as fourteen points in the opening quarter. When the Warriors amped up their level of play, the Sixers followed suit and continued to outplay the Warriors extending their lead to 19 points.

The Sixers had held Jordan Poole to two points and mid-way through the quarter Andrew Wiggins was scoreless having missed four free throws in the first quarter. Nineteen points was the largest deficit for the Warriors all season. The score at the half was 61-52. Shot of the game went to Jordan Poole who scored from way downtown with 1.4 seconds on the clock. He shot the ball from half court.

The Warriors went into the third quarter on shaky ground with a Draymond Green that already had four fouls. The sleepwalking Warriors came out with a vengeance in the second half trimming the Sixers lead to 63-60. The Golden State flow was back, they were forcing turnovers and we all know that the Warriors are a second half team.

The Warriors had given up 23 points off turnovers mid-way through the third quarter. Far too many turnovers were responsible for quelling the rhythm that Golden State had going. Giveaways were really hurting the Warriors. After three quarters Golden State held a slim lead 86-84. To end the third quarter the Sixers Shake Milton made a miraculous 39-feet three point shot with eight seconds left on the clock.

The fourth quarter was a total domination by Golden State for the 116-96

The Warriors owned the second half of this game. Green was amazing walking a tight rope the entire second half with four fouls but he did not back down one bit. He was aggressive and a major part of this win Stephen Curry finished with 25 points just edging out brother Seth who had 24 for the Sixers. Juan Toscano-Anderson had a great second half with 13 points. “When we’re going down, we’re getting down,” said Toscano in reference to their less than stellar first half.

Once again you can never count the Golden State Warriors out. They have been in every game this season and show no signs of letting up.

On Friday night the Warriors will be meeting up with the Portland Trail Blazers at home. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM. Golden State is heavily favored in this game.

Gentry loses first game at the helm Kings bow to Sixers 102-94; Sac loses 8th out of last 9

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey (0) is on the move against Sacramento Kings guard Matisse Thybulle (22) at the Golden One Center in Sacramento on Mon Nov 22, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Jeremiah Salmonson

SACRAMENTO–The Sacramento Kings (6-12) were back in action on Monday night. The Kings, fresh off the dismissal of head coach Luke Walton were set to take on the Philadelphia 76ers (10-8). In case you missed the news, the Kings fired head coach Luke Walton on Sunday. After careful consideration, Kings GM Monte Mcnair decided to fire the coach of the Kings after two-plus seasons at the helm. Walton had a turbulent tenure in Sacramento.

Former Kings GM Vlade Divac hired Walton to replace Dave Joerger in a surprise move two seasons ago. With current GM Monte McNair in place, you had to feel it almost inevitable that the Kings would make a head coaching change. Especially with the Kings struggling.

Alvin Gentry replaced Luke Walton as interim head coach. The transition should be simple for Gentry as he was already on the Kings bench as an assistant and is a veteran head coach in the NBA. On Monday night, the Kings succumbed to the 76ers 102-94 at home.

Monday Night Recap: The Kings welcomed the Philadelphia 76ers into Golden One Center on Monday at 7 PM PST.In the first half, the Kings and 76ers went back and forth. Neither team delivered a dominant performance in the first half of play.

The Kings shot 43.6% from the field in the first half as they tallied a 33.3% from deep. The 76ers shot 45.5% from the field and managed 37.5% from behind the arc. The 7ers shot slightly better than the Kings, but it wasn’t enough to pull away much from the Kings.

The Kings were outscored by the 76ers 55-52 in the first half as they played their first game in recent memory without Luke Walton. The Kings would have some work to do in the second half if they wanted to take down the 76ers.

Buddy Hield led the way for the Kings in the first half, who scored 16 points, 14 of which came in the first quarter. Tyrese Maxey scored 12 points in the first half to help put the 76ers in the lead going into the half.

In the second half, there was hope the Kings could come out with the victory. However, a win wasn’t in the cards for the Kings after the final buzzer sounded. Nevertheless, the Kings did put up a fight. The Kings hung tough until the last minutes of the game when the 76ers began to pull away.

The Kings outscored the 76ers in the third quarter 30-22 as the Kings mounted a rally. However, the Kings faltered down the stretch in the fourth quarter. The 76ers outscored the anemic Kings offense in the final quarter 25-12 to take home the victory 102-94.

It wasn’t a pretty ending for the Kings as they couldn’t make shots in the fourth quarter to save their lives. Another glaring weakness for the Kings late with the mismatch of Richaun Holmes and Andre Drummond.

Drummond amassed 23 rebounds in the game compared to Holmes, who had eight. Leading the way for the Kings in defeat was De’Aaron Fox, who scored 23 points on 7-15 shooting. Tyrese Maxey led the 76ers in scoring with 24 points on 8-22 shooting.

On Monday night, the Kings had a new head coach but the same old issues on the court. Only time will tell if the coaching change will improve the Kings in the long term. The Kings fell to 6-12 on the season.

Up Next: The Kings stay home to take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday at 7 PM PST in Sacramento.

NBA Playoffs podcast with Joe Hawkes: Hawks edge Sixers 128-124 in game 1; Clippers advance to next round defeat Mavs in game 7, 126-111

The Atlanta Hawks Trae Young (11) who led in scoring takes a jump shot in the second half of play against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia in game 1 on Sun Jun 6, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the NBA Playoffs with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, the Atlanta Hawks (1-0) are really showing what a powerful successful team they are with a first game victory over the Philadelphia 76ers (0-1) 128-124 on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center.

#2 The Hawks Trae Young is over having pop corn spilled on him in New York during the first round of the playoffs and was spilling baskets against the Sixers leading in team scoring with 35 points which all counted in a four point first game win.

#3 Game two is Tuesday night in Philadelphia the Hawks Young has been leading scorer, Bogdan Bogdanovic was second in scoring with 21 and Kevin Huerter was third in scoring with 15. For the 76ers Joel Embiid top scorer on Sunday with 39 and four 76ers finished in double figures. Joe how do you get a read on game 2?

#4 It wasn’t even close the LA Clippers had offensive control, they had ball possession and the Mavericks certainly were struggling to shut down the Clippers shots.

#5 Joe talk about Leonard Kahwai 28 points and Marcus Morris 23 points and the Clippers heading to the next round of the playoffs.

Join Joe each Sunday for the NBA Playoffs podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NBA Playoffs podcast: Joe Hawkes takes a look at today’s playoff action

On the NBA Playoffs with J Hawkes:

#1 Washington Wizards 118 @ Philadelphia 76ers 125 (game 1)

#2 Los Angeles Lakers 90 @ Phoenix 99 game 1

#3 Atlanta Hawks 107 @ New York Knicks 105 game 1

#5 Memphis Grizzlies @ Utah Jazz game 1

Join Joe for the NBA Playoffs throughout the post season for the NBA Playoff podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com