INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 8: Draymond Green #23, Shaun Livingston #34 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors react against the Indiana Pacers in the second half of the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Warriors defeated the Pacers 131-123 to move to 23-0 on the season. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Get the latest score and analysis during the Warriors’ game in Boston as they shoot for win No. 24 in a row Friday at 4:30 p.m.
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 8: Draymond Green #23 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate against the Indiana Pacers in the first half of the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
The historically good Golden State Warriors will try to extend their NBA-record winning streak on Friday night in Boston.
The Warriors go for their 24th consecutive win to start the season at 4:30 p.m. PST in Boston, where the Celtics are 13-9 and looking to extend their modest winning streak to three games. The game will be broadcast on television by CSN Bay Area and by KNBR-680 on the radio.
If you’re looking to enjoy the game alongside a lot of Warriors fans in the Bay Area, here are where the Warriors’ official watch parties are being held:
Tribune Tavern (401 13th Street, Oakland)
Era (19 Grand Avenue, Oakland)
Cease & Desist (2331 Mission Street, San Francisco)
SoMa StrEat Food Park (428 11th Street, San Francisco)
Pete’s Tavern & Pedro’s Cantina (128 King Street, San Francisco)
Bullitt (2209 Polk Street, San Francisco)
For more official Warriors watch party locations, check the Warriors page on NBA.com.
Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) high-fives Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Warriors won 106-103. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Follow the live action from Brooklyn beginning at 3 p.m. as the Golden State Warriors try for their 22nd consecutive victory to start the season against the Nets. Follow Bay Area News Group beat writer Diamond Leung and others here for live updates and commentary on the game.
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Warriors forward Harrison Barnes will not play Saturday’s game against visiting Sacramento, a team source confirmed.
Clearly, his left toe inflammation still isn’t healed enough for action. Barnes hasn’t played since an Oct. 7 preseason game against the Kings. He hasn’t practiced with the team since either.
No timetable has been set for Barnes return. He’s listed as day-to-day. Coach Mark Jackson announced on Tuesday he would miss the first two games and be re-evaluated. Jackson said the goal is for the injury to completely heal so the issue doesn’t linger.
The team hasn’t revealed the details of Barnes’ injury — such as what’s causing the inflammation, how it happened, how its being treated or how long Barnes could be out — which is usually up to the player.
The Warriors’ bench could certainly use Barnes, who Jackson said will be the sixth man when he’s healthy. Golden State’s second unit has struggled to score the first two games.
You could see it in their eyes. You could hear in their voice, as they talked through clinched teeth and bit their tongue.
The Warriors don’t like the Clippers. And they were mad at themselves for not bringing their best against bullies from down south, losing 126-115 at Staples Center.
“We had no business in this game,” coach Mark Jackson said. “But we fought. We battled. We hung in there. We just couldn’t get over the hump.”
The Warriors turned the ball over 25 times, something they knew was a no-no against the transition savvy Clippers. Their miscues, including a career-high 11 by Curry, helped the Clippers rack up 22 fast-break points.
The Warriors were beat down the glass, had a tough time staying attached to the Clippers’ shooters and had zero answer for Chris Paul. He torched the Warriors for 42 points, 15 assists and six steals in 37 minutes.
Yet, with six minutes left in the fourth quarter, Golden State was down just eight. Victory was close enough to smell, and not grabbing it left a bitter taste.
“Certain teams kind of have that edge about them, for whatever reason,” Andre Iguodala said. “They’re kind of one of those teams. Even playing in Denver last year, it was the same chippiness. So we kind of have to be smart about it. Neither team has really done anything for it to really be a rivalry. Somebody has to establish something. So we’ve got to stay focused on the path ahead.”
More on Thursday’s game …
After all the preseason hype, all the talk of high expectations, many presumed the Warriors to come out and struggled. Especially after the Lakers thumped the much-ballyhooed Clippers on opening night, a let down wouldn’t have been surprising.
But that didn’t come close to happening Wednesday night.
The Warriors, instead, made an emphatic statement, beating the Lakers125-94 at Oracle on Wednesday. Was the statement that Golden State is for real? Or was it that the Kobe Bryant-less Lakers are really bad?
Perhaps it’s too early to answer that definitively. But it certainly looked different.
These Warriors smelled blood and pounced. They went for the jugular of a vulnerable team — playing without Steve Nash on the second night of a back-to-back — like you’d expect from a legit contender.
Maybe it was the energy of the season opener. Or maybe they fed off the passion in the arena whenever the Lakers come to town. Or maybe this is just who they are.
“We understand we’re going to have to have a lot of energy at home,” Andre Iguodala said. “I’ve been in a situation where I’ve won a lot of home games. (Last year with Denver, we) had the best home record in the NBA. Still, you’ve got to take care of business on the road. Energy gets you wins at home, but its how you go on the road, compete against the top-tier teams.”
The Warriors will have a chance to do that tonight against the host Los Angeles Clippers.
Before then, here’s the season debut of the game rewind …
No, I’m not in China. But I did watch the Warriors’ 100-95 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Beijing on Tuesday. As far as the Warriors are concerned, it’s already fair to call the trip to China can be considered a success if only for reason: it got David Lee going.
For the first time this preseason, Lee looked like the All-Star he is. Part of it was the matador defense of Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol. But most of it was the liveliness of Lee. He was simply quicker and more explosive than his Lakers front-court counterparts, and he had various elements of his game was clicking.
That’s a vital step for the Warriors to round into form as the regular season news. They have hardly looked like the team expected to be a force in the Western Conference. But you could see some signs that’s starting to happen.
Lee had 31 points on 12 of 16 shooting in the first of two games against the Lakers in China. Lee made his first seven shots – four layups, two jumpers and a turn-around out of the post – en route to 22 first-half points.