MINNEAPOLIS – A day after Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob apologized for comments he made last week explaining the firing of Mark Jackson, Stephen Curry called the situation a “distraction.”
Curry, who became a star player under Jackson and disagreed with his firing in May, said Monday before the 17-2 Warriors played at Minnesota that Jackson was “great” as is current coach Steve Kerr.
Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob apologized Sunday for comments he made last week at a venture capitalists luncheon in Menlo Park regarding his reasons for firing coach Mark Jackson.
CHICAGO – Warriors guard Klay Thompson tweeted after the win that Draymond Green is the newest member of the Splash family.
Green after making a career-high seven 3-pointers as part of a 31-point performance in the Warriors’ win at Chicago didn’t appear sure about becoming a Splash Brother, though.
OAKLAND – The Warriors’ so-called “plays of lunacy” have been redefined. They were once turnovers, with balls being flung into the second row. Now with the team on an 11-game winning streak, they’re the plays that make you think long and hard about 16-2 Golden State as a championship contender.
And they come from the bench as well.
OAKLAND – Leandro Barbosa scored two points in the Warriors’ 98-97 win against Orlando on Tuesday. Justin Holiday did not play for a third consecutive game.
Yet both players made an unseen contribution to the team right after Stephen Curry hit the go-ahead 3-pointer.
With 2.2 seconds remaining and the Magic getting a shot to win the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr put Harrison Barnes into the game figuring it was best to have five like-sized players on defense. Golden State called timeout after seeing how Orlando was setting up the final play, and Barbosa made his move.
OAKLAND – Warriors forward Draymond Green will be available to play against New Orleans on Thursday, two days after spraining his right thumb.
Green said the thumb remained sore and that it still hurts a bit to catch the ball and shoot, but that he would play without protective wrapping.
Hours after the Warriors’ Stephen Curry hit the game-winning shot against Orlando, his wife, Ayesha released a remix of Drake’s “0 to 100.”
Declaring herself “the real Chef Curry with the pot,” Ayesha’s music video features appearances by her husband and daughter in the kitchen. A cooking enthusiast with her own blog and olive oil label to promote, Ayesha Curry plays off of Drake’s ode to Stephen in this video: