Despite earning the most first place votes, Warriors forward Draymond Green had his pocket picked in the race for the National Basketball League Defensive Player of the Year honors Thursday.
The rest of the awards will be doled out over the next few days. The Warriors aren’t expected to be as competitive in the Most Improved Player or Rookie of the Year categories, but the other key individual awards could all go to the dubs.
The Warriors are used to being overshadowed by more successful neighbors from other sports, but despite World Series Game 7 stealing the spotlight from the tip-off for the 2014-2015 season, there is a lot to get excited about this year in Oakland. The team in now expected to make the playoffs, and be competitive once they get there. The Dubs are not expected to challenge LeBron and company for the title. But could they? Sure. Here’s what would need to go right for the Warriors to be contenders.
Stephen Curry scored 24 points and dished out nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors forced a decisive Game 7 by outlasting the Los Angeles Clippers 100-99 Thursday night.
Kenneth Faried made a turnaround hook shot over Draymond Green with a half-second remaining, and the Denver Nuggets made Golden State wait at least one more game to secure a playoff berth with a stunning 100-99 win over the Warriors on Thursday night.
Klay Thompson scored 21 points, Stephen Curry had 13 points and five assists and the Golden State Warriors routed the Sacramento Kings 102-69 on Friday night.
Spencer Hawes had 22 points and 13 rebounds to help the Cleveland Cavaliers erase an 18-point first-half deficit on the way to a 103-94 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
David Lee had 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Golden State Warriors to their 10th straight win, a 101-80 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.
The NBA said Thursday that its referees made a mistake when they ejected Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin in the Clippers’ 105-103 loss at Golden State on Wednesday night.
No matter Steph Curry’s balky ankles, David Lee question marks and how Harrison Barnes fits. The Warriors’ playoff run showed they’re no fluke.