Here’s a transcript from this morning’s post-shootaround chat with Stephen Curry. Reporter questions are paraphrased and in italics.
How do you feel?
I’m feeling great, all things considered. I’m ready to go tonight.
Any other symptoms come up?
Not really. I had a good night’s sleep after the game. It was nice to be able to stay in Houston. I had a little bit of lingering effects yesterday, just soreness from the fall and all that. But nothing really long-term I have to worry about. Continue Reading
Stephen Curry watches his shot during Wednesday’s morning shootaround in Oakland.
OAKLAND — Stephen Curry declared himself good to go for Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Houston Rockets as the Warriors aim to reach the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.
Curry, injured in that scary fall two days ago in Game 4, said he hasn’t experienced any delayed concussion symptoms and the only thing bothering him is some bruising and soreness from the fall.
“I’m feeling great, all things considered,” Curry said Wednesday morning after the team’s shootaround at its downtown practice facility. “I’m ready to go tonight.”
Curry said he got a good night’s sleep at the team’s Houston hotel on Monday and the flight home Tuesday went well. Continue Reading
The Warriors have won eight straight games and all have come by double digits. The last time they played in a game that was decided by fewer than 10 points was a 114-109 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Dec. 18.
That’s a pace it would seem nearly impossible to maintain, especially when the playoffs roll around. At some point, the Warriors will have to grind out victories. Could Steve Kerr possibly be concerned that his team isn’t gaining experience in close games? How does he feel about all these blowout wins?
“It’s awesome,” Kerr said. Continue Reading
Warriors owner Joe Lacob said within five minutes of the conclusion of his meeting with Steve Kerr, he knew he wanted Kerr to be his new coach. (Staff photo/Susan Tripp Pollard).
Here’s a transcript from Warriors’ owner Joe Lacob talking about the hiring of new coach Steve Kerr.
When you met in him OKC, what was a key moment?
“It was a three hour-plus meeting. When you’ve hired a lot of people in your life, you sit there and you’re in a process meeting other people. And all of a sudden you sit there with a guy, you know it when you see it, you know it when you hear it. This guy is it.”
Stephen Curry and the Warriors tied their first-round playoff series with the Clippers at 2-2 with a dominant win Sunday. (AP photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez).
In a lot of ways, basketball took a backseat today to the wildly offensive comments Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling is alleged to have made.
Those questions dominated both coaches’ pregame availability. President Barack Obama chimed in, as did Magic Johnson, and Michael Jordan, the NAACP and Warriors owner Joe Lacob. Then the Clippers performed a quiet protest when they took the court.
For a basketball game, there were about as many non-basketball story lines as you could imagine. But eventually, and to the benefit of the Warriors, basketball had to be played.
The story of the night at the Coliseum complex was the rained out A’s game even though it wasn’t raining. Seriously A’s, no tarp on the infield? Unbelieveable.
Just about the same time word was coming down that the A’s game was getting postponed because of sloppy playing conditions, the Sacramento Kings looked like they were the ones dealing with sloppy playing conditions. The first-half effort from the neighbors to the north bordered on laughable.
A lot of that credit goes to the Warriors, who quickly picked up two fouls on Sacramento’s star center DeMarcus Cousins (.ie, the one player on that team most likely to create havoc). He picked up two fouls in the first 1 minute, 42 seconds, and that was really the start of a bad night for the Kings.
Klay Thompson gave everybody in Warrior land a scare when he landed hard on his back, then hit his head and eventually left the court in seemingly considerable pain. The sigh of relief came after the game when coach Mark Jackson said Thompson was set to return for the second quarter until he “got my Pop on” and rested him.
Thompson was still in the locker room when the media arrived and he wasn’t with the trainers. He didn’t speak at length, but echoed what Jackson said in that he was fine. So it seems as if there should be no major concerns about Thompson’s health.