Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 on Saturday in their playoff opener.
Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and Harrison Barnes added 30 as a squad of Golden State backups beat the Denver Nuggets 116-112 Wednesday night.
With their first 50-win season in 20 years, the Warriors have clinched a playoff spot. But they’ll most likely be playing without standout center Andrew Bogut, who fractured a rib near his lung in Sunday’s overtime loss to Portland.
Stephen Curry had 32 points and 15 assists, and the reeling Golden State Warriors rallied from 19 points down in the first half to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-120 on Monday night.
Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut has a fractured right rib that could keep him out for the start of the playoffs — and possibly all of the postseason.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points, including the go-ahead jumper in overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Warriors 119-117 despite a season-high 47 points from Golden State’s Stephen Curry.
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.
Guard Mitch Richmond, who spent the bulk of his career in Northern California, was voted in Monday, joining Lithuania star Sarunas Marciulionis, who was among several candidates already selected by committees.
After another weird week in a season full of drama, the Golden State Warriors figured winning was the best way to quiet the growing chatter surrounding coach Mark Jackson’s job.
The Golden State Warriors have fired assistant coach Darren Erman because of what the team is calling “a violation of company policy.”