After blowing a 16-point lead with four minutes to go in Game 1, the young Warriors had every right to be completely rattled. They just watched a 1-0 series lead slip through their fingers because of missed free throws, turnovers, bad defense and generally stupid basketball.
The Spurs overcame Stephen Curry’s 44 points and became the first team in postseason history to rally from a 16-point deficit with 4 minutes remaining and earned a 129-127 victory in double overtime on Monday.
San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan sees no need to remind his team of the precariousness of a 3-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Warriors star point guard is expecting another physical a game on Thursday as the team looks to close out the Denver Nuggets at home.
Several Pac-12 coaches admitted they’d prefer to see their league go to eight-game conference schedules (down from nine) but the reality is, the league’s media contract won’t allow for that. In the face of that, with the upcoming College Football Playoff on the horizon, should all the conferences have the same scheduling standards?
Coach Madden said he didn’t see the same “dirty play” that was referenced by Mark Jackson after the game, that it was just playoff basketball.
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and be out indefinitely.
The Miami Heat’s latest spurt might have run the Milwaukee Bucks right out of the playoffs.
Stephen Curry laced up his shoes before practice without so much as a soul around him. As soon as the Golden State guard was ready to step onto the Pepsi Center floor, he was swarmed by a pack of reporters. These days, Curry’s never left open on the court.
David Lee went down with a strained right hip flexor early in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 97-95 loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of their playoff series.