Where to watch tonight’s Warriors-Rockets Game 2?

Now that everyone seems to be on the Warriors bandwagon, here’s the very least any fan needs to know to keep up:

Game 2 of the Warriors vs. Rockets Western Conference Finals is tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. PT. The game is televised on ESPN.

If you don’t have a ticket to the game at Oracle Arena, here are some of the best places to enjoy the game with fellow Warriors fanatics:

Tribune Tavern (401 13th Street, Oakland)

SoMa StrEat Food Park (428 11th Street, San Francisco)

Pete’s Tavern & Pedro’s Cantina (128 King Street, San Francisco)

Era (19 Grand Avenue, Oakland)


NBA fines Warriors’ Stephen Curry $5,000 for flopping

OAKLAND – Warriors guard Stephen Curry was fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules in the Western Conference finals Game 1 win against Houston.

The NBA ruled that Curry flopped as he hit a 3-pointer to give the Warriors a 106-97 fourth-quarter lead and fell to the floor as the Rockets’ Terrence Jones contested the shot. No foul was called.

Curry finished the game with 34 points, going 6 for 11 from 3-point range and 2 for 3 from the free throw line.


Charles Barkley: Warriors have ‘little rinky-dink frontline’ that doesn’t stack up with NBA’s best all-time

TNT analyst Charles Barkley continues to have reservations about the Warriors despite them having advanced to the Western Conference finals.

When it was suggested on the Dan Le Batard Show on Tuesday the Warriors could be one of the best teams of all-time, Barkley disagreed.

“You think (Larry) Bird, (Kevin) McHale and (Robert) Parrish, if they saw that little rinky-dink frontline wouldn’t foam at the mouth? You think Magic’s Lakers, you think Michael’s Bulls…

“They done changed the rules where you can’t touch anybody. Every time a guy makes a move, you breathe on him, they’re shooting free throws.

“Listen, they’re a really good jump-shooting team. They play a little small ball well. But let’s don’t get carried away.”

“Golden State is a really good team. Don’t get me wrong.”


Warriors practicing crazy shots is part of the routine for Stephen Curry, Steve Kerr

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Warriors in the Steve Kerr era are a loose bunch, and it starts with the coach.

After shootarounds, he can be found on the court attempting to drop-kick balls into the basket. From what media members have seen, he has never made one of those shots on camera.

“Every day, we’ve got music going,” Kerr said. “Guys are firing fullcourt shots. We’re warming up, and all I can think of is, if (Kerr’s college coach) Lute Olson could see our team warm up, he would think, ‘What are you doing?’ Like, there’s no discipline here.”

This is the kind of environment that enables a Stephen Curry to hit a shot from 62 feet away, a dagger that was the key to the Warriors closing out the Western Conference semifinals in Game 6 at Memphis.

Curry said he practices that shot daily. So do his teammates.

“You see balls just flying everywhere just because everyone’s throwing up crazy kind of just having fun, letting loose,” Curry said.

Said David Lee: “Every time we are doing warm-ups we are always throwing three-quarter shots and halfcourt shots and messing around during our stretching.”

Curry is accustomed to seeing them go in, and so is Marreese Speights, who’s proficient at hitting them too. Call it crazy, but that’s the Warriors. At times, they even get public relations officials and trainers involved in the fun.

“It was kind of only fitting that those shots paid off for a change,” Andre Iguodala said.