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.

Sacramento Kings podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: Kings open up two game series Saturday in Minnesota against Timberwolves

The Sacramento Kings Kevin Huerter gets some hang time on a throw down against the Toronto Raptors at Golden 1 Arena in Sacramento on Wed Jan 25, 2023 (photo by @SacramentoKings)

On the Kings podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 The visiting Toronto Raptors used a big night from Pascal Siakam to upend the NBA Pacific-leading Sacramento Kings 113-95 Wednesday at Golden 1 Center.

#2 Siakam scored 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Raptors. Precious Achiuwa was next with 19 points off the bench, Fred VanVleet scored 17 and reserve Chris Boucher had 16 points. O.G. Anunoby added 11 points for Toronto (22-27), which had lost four of their last six games prior to Wednesday.

#3 Kevin Huerter led Sacramento (27-20) with 21 points. Keegan Murray made four 3-poiners and wound up with 16 points, as did De’Aaron Fox, who also had eight assists. Harrison Barnes added 10 points, and Trey Lyles contributed five assists.

#4 After taking a one-point lead in the first quarter, the Raptors outscored Sacramento 60-44 over the second and third quarters. The Kings pulled to within 12 in the fourth quarter before the Raptors pulled away.

#5 The Kings open up a back-to-back series with the Timberwolves in Minnesota, starting with Saturday’s game. The two teams meet again in Minneapolis on Monday.

Join Jeremiah for the Kings podcasts each Friday at 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

Raptors cool off Kings 113-95

The Sacramento Kings Domantas Sabonis (10) has possession of the ball against the Toronto Raptors at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Wed Jan 25, 2023 (USA Today photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Wednesday. January 25, 2023

The visiting Toronto Raptors used a big night from Pascal Siakam to upend the NBA Pacific-leading Sacramento Kings 113-95 Wednesday at Golden 1 Center.

Siakam scored 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Raptors. Precious Achiuwa was next with 19 points off the bench, Fred VanVleet scored 17 and reserve Chris Boucher had 16 points. O.G. Anunoby added 11 points for Toronto (22-27), which had lost four of their last six games prior to Wednesday.

Kevin Huerter led Sacramento (27-20) with 21 points. Keegan Murray made four 3-poiners and wound up with 16 points, as did De’Aaron Fox, who also had eight assists. Harrison Barnes added 10 points, and Trey Lyles contributed five assists.

Domantas Sabonis had nine points and eight rebounds, snapping his streak of 22 consecutive double-double games.

The Kings had won seven of their last eight games.

After taking a one-point lead in the first quarter, the Raptors outscored Sacramento 60-44 over the second and third quarters. The Kings pulled to within 12 in the fourth quarter before the Raptors pulled away.

Toronto outrebounded the Kings 41-34.

The Kings have a back-to-back series with the Timberwolves in Minnesota, starting with Saturday’s game. The two teams meet again in Minneapolis on Monday.

Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Warriors end three game skid in Toronto

Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Sun Dec 18, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Warriors podcast with Barbara:

#1 The Golden State Warriors were looking to improve after losing three straight games and got in the win column with a 126-110 win in Toronto on Sunday.

#2 Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins remained out in this game but Draymond Green rejoined the team. The Warriors got a fast start winning the first quarter 36-26 and went on to win the second quarter 32-28 leading at halftime 68-54.

#3 The Warriors did not let their foot off the pedal winning the third quarter 34-26. They let the Raptors make a bit of a run in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough as Golden State prevailed.

#4 This was an absolutely amazing game for Jordan Poole who scored a career high 43 points. This was the first game this season that the team was able to win without Curry.

#5 The Warriors continue this road trip tipping off against the New York Knicks (17-13) Tue Dec 20th at Madison Square Garden at 4:30 pm. Barbara how do you see these two teams matching up.

Barbara Mason does the Golden State Warriors podcasts Mondays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Warriors Win On the Road Beating Toronto 126-110

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam tries to stop Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) from going to the net during the second half in Toronto on Sun Dec 18, 2022 (Canadian Press via AP News photo)

Warriors Win On the Road Beating Toronto 126-110

By Barbara Mason

Sunday evening the Golden State Warriors (15-16) took on the Toronto Raptors (13-17) at Scotiabank Arena. Although playing a pretty solid game against the 76ers on Friday night in Philadelphia the Warriors could not hold off the Sixers in the fourth quarter losing 118-106. They were looking to prove that, yes, they can prove to be relevant in the absence of Stephen Curry. They were on Sunday with a 126-110 win over the Raptors.

Curry and Andrew Wiggins remained out in this game but Draymond Green rejoined the team. The Warriors got a fast start winning the first quarter 36-26 and went on to win the second quarter 32-28 leading at halftime 68-54.

The Warriors did not let their foot off the pedal winning the third quarter 34-26. They let the Raptors make a bit of a run in the fourth quarter.

This was an absolutely amazing game for Jordan Poole who scored a career high 43 points. This was the first game this season that the team was able to win without Currry. Klay Thompson scored 17 points and the return of Green was also an important part of this win.

He also scored 17 points with seven rebounds. Green got the team on the scoreboard to start the game with three shots from downtown. Golden State had a great defensive effort in this game. This win snapped a three-game losing streak although the team is still struggling on the road with a 3-14 record. Kevon Looney finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The team high for the Raptors was Pascal Siakam with 27 points followed by Fred VanVleet with 22.

The Warriors continue this road trip looking to get back to .500 on Tuesday night taking on the Knicks. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:30 PM.

Kings hold off Toronto 124-123

Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox (5) drives as Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) and forward Scottie Barnes (4) defend during the second half  in Toronto on Wed Dec 14, 2022 (Canadian Press via AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Clutch free throw shooting by Sacramento in the final 32 seconds helped the Kings hold off the Toronto Raptors 124-123 Wednesday at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

The Kings, who had six players score in double-figures, improved to 15-12; they trail Phoenix by one-half game in the NBA Pacific Division standings. Toronto slipped to 13-15.

DeAaron Fox made a 15-foot jumper from the top of the key with 1:07 remaining in the fourth quarter, giving the Kings a 120-115 lead. Fred VanVleet responded with a 14-foot driving bank shot to pull the Raptors to within 12-117 with :47.5 to play.

After the teams swapped turnovers, Harrison Barnes sank a pair of free throws with :31.8 to go, putting Sacramento up 122-117. With :21.4 left Scottie Barnes was fouled in the act of shooting, and sank one of two at the line.

The Kings’ Malik Monk was fouled while shooting by Thaddeus Young, and made one of two free throws with :19 to play, giving Sacramento a 123-119 lead. Twelve seconds later, VanVleet scored on a short hook shot, pulling the Raptors to within 123-121.

Sacramento called a full timeout after VanVleet’s basket, and Fox was fouled while shooting with :05.9 left. Fox made 1-of-2 foul shots, and after a Toronto timeout, VanVleet missed a long 3-point attempt.

Fox led the Kings with 27 points and 10 assists, while Monk scored 24 points off the bench. Domantas Sabonis scored 21 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to go with seven assists, Terence Davis had 10 points, followed by Harrison Barnes with 12 points and eight boards, and Keegan Murray with 10 points.

VanVleet popped in a game-high 39 points for Toronto, to go with eight rebounds, five assists, four steals and a block. Scottie Barnes had 27 points and 10 assists for the Raptors, with Pascal Siakam adding 19 points and six assists.

The Kings’ Eastern road trip continues Friday, when the face the Detroit Pistons.

Sharks, Reimer Shut Out Flyers 3-0; Sharks go 2-2 on road trip

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Travis Konecny (11) tries to put the puck on net only to get stopped by San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer (right) in the second period at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sun Oct 23, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Matthew Harrington

The San Jose Sharks (2-6-0) wrapped up the East Coast road trip going a respectable 2-2 after beating the Philadelphia Flyers (4-2-0) 3-0 Sunday night from the Wells Fargo Center. The Sharks reversed a recent trend of poor second periods, scoring twice on Erik Karlsson and Steven Lorentz strikes while adding the empty netter. James Reimer made 30 saves for the shutout.

Karlsson opened the scoring 9:34 into the second period after beating goalie Felix Sandstrom with a slap shot for his team-leading third goal of the year. Tomas Hertl assisted on the goal and Alexander Barabanov picked up his first point of the year with a secondary assist.

Steven Lorentz picked up his first goal in Teal after joining the team in the Brent Burns trade with Carolina in the offseason. Jaycob Megna flipped what appeared to be a harmless shot on Sandstrom, but Lorentz buzzed the net to tip the puck in for a 2-0 lead with 1:31 left in the second period. Nico Sturm added an empty netter to match Karlsson for the team lead I’m goals.

The Sharks return home for a tough stretch, facing the rival Golden Knights Tuesday, the Maple Leafs Thursday and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.

Golden State Warriors podcast with Barbara Mason: Warriors prepare for struggling Kings tonight at Chase Center

Toronto Raptors’ OG Anunoby (3) drives at Golden State Warriors’ Damion Lee, center, and Moses Moody (4) on Sat Dec 18, 2021 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (Canadian Press via AP photo)

On the Warrior podcast with Barbara:

#1 Barbara, one of the things that head coach Steve Kerr wanted to do for his key players Stephen Curry (rest), Draymond Green (right hip), Andre Iguodala (right knee), Otto Porter Jr. (left foot) and Andrew Wiggins (left knee) was get them some rest from Saturday night’s game in Toronto and had them fly back from Boston after last Friday’s game.

#2 One of the other things that Kerr wanted is to have the starters not to have to go through possible Covid 19 exposure and possible quarantine in Toronto Canada which would be two weeks.

#3 Barbara talk about Jonathan Kuminga he got lots of minutes and scored a career high of 26 points you had a chance to mention in your post game recap after Saturday night’s game what was your impression Kuminga.

#4 Kerr said after the game that he felt the second half was better than the first half using G league players and developmental players and gave Kerr a chance to see who they have in the minor league system.

#5 The Warriors take on the Sacramento Kings tonight at Chase Center in San Francisco. The Kings are struggling they’ve lost four of their last five games. They lost a frustrating home game at Golden One Center on Friday night to the Memphis Grizzlies 124-105 and their head coach Alvin Gentry and star player De’Aaron Fox were both out because of Covid 19 protocols. Barbara how do you see the Kings and Warriors match up this afternoon at 3pm?

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