CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Warriors guard Stephen Curry has managed to cut down on turnovers, and he said Friday that he’s done so due to a bet he made with his mother, Sonya.
“Over two (in a game), I owe her some money,” Curry said smiling after having had two or less in the past three games. “And the Phoenix game (when Curry committed 10 turnovers), she racked up pretty heavily. So if I go below two, I get the money back. That’s my incentive, my motivation.”
ORLANDO – Warriors center Andrew Bogut has spoken of coach Steve Kerr turning around his career, and in fact he’s reaching new heights at this point.
Bogut might have notched a triple double had he not only had to play 24 minutes in a 111-96 win at Orlando that wasn’t as close as the final score suggested.
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.