MIAMI — In his first comments to reporters after dropping 40 points at Miami, Stephen Curry gave credit to the screening.
Picks set by the likes of Andrew Bogut, Draymond Green and Marreese Speights were the reason why Curry got so many open looks, the Warriors star said immediately after the Warriors’ 114-97 win rather than glorifying himself.
Curry’s teammates went a step further with the praise after Curry’s seventh career 40-point night.
MIAMI – Warriors center Andrew Bogut and guard Leandro Barbosa are expected to play Tuesday at Miami after leaving the previous game with injuries, coach Steve Kerr said.
Bogut (orbital contusion) and Barbosa (knee sprain) participated in shootaround and “seemed fine,” according to Kerr.
The Heat is expected to be without guard Dwyane Wade, who has a strained left hamstring.
“Obviously without Wade they lose his attacking nature, his confidence, his ability to draw fouls,” Kerr said.
MIAMI — Warriors big man Marreese Speights got into a war of words with Oklahoma City’s Kendrick Perkins and the Thunder bench in Sunday’s game, and it has continued into the following day.
Speights scored 28 points and called out Perkins afterward for talking trash. The Warriors’ super sub on Monday explained what he thought was behind Perkins’ behavior.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Warriors saw Andrew Bogut and Leandro Barbosa get injured in their 91-86 win at Oklahoma City on Sunday, but after a game that clinched their best start in franchise history, there were indications both players would be fine going forward.
Bogut was questionable for Tuesday’s game at Miami after sustaining an orbital contusion after getting hit in the face by the Thunder’s Kendrick Perkins, but his CT scan was negative.
Davidson coach Bob McKillop has been watching former star player Stephen Curry this season and likes what he sees on defense.
“I think you get what you emphasize, and I guess Steve (Kerr)’s putting more an emphasis than Mark (Jackson) did,” McKillop said.
OAKLAND – Andrew Bogut executed a no-look, behind-the-back pass to Stephen Curry.
Curry threw a left-handed lob pass to a cutting Bogut for the alley-oop that put the Warriors up by 18 points in their 101-88 win against Utah on Friday.
But on this team, it’s the little things that get noticed. So Klay Thompson, who on the second-quarter play quietly made a cut and got to his spot got the praise from coach Steve Kerr.
An updated architectural drawing showing the overhead design of the Warriors’ new San Francisco arena was released Wednesday.
Drawings released in previous months had some comparing the arena’s design to a toilet bowl, and the latest sketch includes some changes.
The bayfront terrace that once was compared to the rear edge of a toilet seat appears differently and has been lowered to 122 feet high. The publicly accessible vista of San Francisco Bay was previously at 135 feet high, which was even with to height of the arena.
The latest drawing by MANICA Architecture was released as part of the San Francisco’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure’s notice of preparation of an environmental impact report for the Warriors.
Detailed renderings of the arena, which is scheduled to open for the 2018-19 season, are not expected to be released until next month.