“Mo Buckets” went for 26 on 12 of 19 shooting. He continues to astound.
Take it from a grizzled, greying sportswriter. You could write 100 inches on a performance like the Warriors gave Friday night against Toronto and still not cover everything sufficiently. There are just too many things happening, too many numerical achievements that boggle the mind, too many highlights to detail in a 20-25 inch game story like this one.
I won’t attempt it on the blog, either, because there’s still a lot of season to play and I don’t want to wear you out. But heavens, the Warriors are 26-5 and they have yet to play a game at full roster strength. So we’ll go with some quick-hit thoughts from this latest chapter of Warriors wonder.
OAKLAND – For Stephen Curry, there was plenty of temptation in the past couple of games.
With the Warriors up big against the lowly Timberwoves and 76ers, there were plenty of opportunities for some razzle dazzle and the chance for Curry to display the swag that makes him a god among NBA fans and Vine video viewers alike.
But after hearing coach Steve Kerr criticize the team for its “tendency at times to want to put on a show instead of just making the right play,” Curry heard the message and said he was working to find that balance.
OAKLAND – Warriors coach Steve Kerr after his team cruised to a 110-97 win against Minnesota chose the postgame press conference as the place to get something off his chest.
He criticized the carelessness and turnovers that he said he was “dumfounded by” and didn’t hesitate to name star guard Stephen Curry as one of the culprits.
Warriors president Rick Welts is one member of the organization who is saying he had a “great relationship” with former coach Mark Jackson.
Welts, who is openly gay, told KQED Radio on Tuesday that their relationship remains that way even after he approached Jackson about comments the coach made last April after Jason Collins became the first NBA player to publicly come out as gay.
LOS ANGELES – Stephen Curry said the team wasn’t going to overreact, but one man’s overreaction is another man’s reaction.
For fiery Draymond Green, he was simply reacting and telling it like it is when he sat down dressed in a tank top and expressed how he felt the Warriors had been “too nice” to the Clippers.
Green didn’t mean the Warriors should have repeated a foul-filled Christmas Night game last year that led to multiple ejections and flagrant fouls.
“There was just no fire, ‘I don’t like you,’ ‘You don’t like me,’” Green said after the 100-86 loss Thursday. “But as far as that fire, that dog…”
LOS ANGELES — Warriors starting center Festus Ezeli will miss Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers due to a sprained left ankle and is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Friday.
“Ankle’s really swollen,” Ezeli said. “I thought that I was going to have a chance to just push through it and play today. It’s kind of weird for me to be sitting out with an ankle sprain. I’ve never thought of that as a real injury, but it’s hard for me to even walk.”
Ezeli was injured in Tuesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, and X rays were negative. The 6-foot-11 Ezeli missed all of last season recovering from knee surgery.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said either Marreese Speights or David Lee would start in Ezeli’s place as the they face Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who leads the NBA in rebounding.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry has resumed his role in State Farm commercials, and this time, his “twin” has a name — Sebastian Curry.
Starring in a State Farm commercial with Chris Paul, John Stockton, Sue Bird and Damian Lillard, Curry is a member of the National Bureau of Assists and known as “The Professor.”
Check out the commercial here: