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The comeback bid of Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors came up just short on Monday night following Jarrett Jack's game-winning pull-up, but was still hardly without its highlights. This one's our favorite.
It wasn't long ago that Andrew Bogut was one of the best two-way big men in basketball. But a nasty elbow injury and nagging knee problems have sapped the former number one overall pick of the skill and athleticism that made him such a rare force for the Milwaukee Bucks. Now entrenched Golden State Warriors' defensive anchor, Bogut mostly makes hay on that side of the ball while sprinkling in a dash of playmaking dynamism.
Draymond Green is usually multiple inches shorter and tens of pounds lighter than the opponents he bangs with in the post. But his relatively small stature hasn't stopped the Golden State Warriors from becoming basketball's top defensive team, or the 6-7, 230-pound forward from emerging as perhaps the leading candidate Defensive Player of the Year.
Festus Ezeli wanted a fight in his first time playing rotation minutes since December. After the Toronto Raptors refused to give his team anything resembling one during the Golden State Warriors' 113-89 win, the big man took matters into his own hands.
He had a poor game, but Stephen Curry still made Kyrie Irving look foolish after the latter lurched for a steal.
The Warriors' Draymond Green sets the pick and rolls to the rim to finish with a monster jam on the Cavs' Timofey Mozgov.
The surging Cleveland Cavaliers beat the league-leading Golden State Warriors 110-99 in a potential NBA Finals preview on Thursday night. That's what matters most. But even if LeBron James would never publicly admit it, his masterful 42-point (15-25 FGs), 11-rebound, 5-assist, and 3-steal performance sure seemed like a pointed message to so many who've prematurely decided the MVP isn't his award to win.
LeBron James has NUMBER points. Stephen Curry has NUMBER three-pointers. But Andre Iguodala has the highlight of a wildly entertaining first half between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.
Paul Pierce banged his knee against a Dubs player right as the game ended. He informed reporters his knee was fine in trademark Pierce fashion.
That Paul Pierce hit a left block turnaround over Harrison Barnes is hardly surprising – The Truth will be making that shot at will for decades to come. His block of the Golden State Warriors high-flier on the other end, though, certainly left us close to shocked.
Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry makes plays like this one so frequently that the team play-by-play man, Bob Fitzgerald, was more impressed with Mo Speights hitting a wide-open 17-footer. Kudos to Jim Barnett for alerting the audience to Curry's now familiar wizardry.
At least one injured Western Conference superstar's absence seems finite. After missing his team's loss to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday with a sore right foot, Steph Curry has been upgraded to probable for the Golden State Warriors' matchup with the Washington Wizards on Tuesday.
But it wasn't that simple for Steve Kerr. Unbeknownst to the Golden State Warriors' affable first-year head man, his mentor and former coach, Gregg Popovich, never stops thinking of his ways to improve the defending champion San Antonio Spurs – even while enjoying a glass of his favorite red, and especially after a loss like Friday night's.
Stephen Curry shut down Tony Parker and led the Warriors to an easy win over the Spurs while displaying multiple left-handed skills.
Amid so much speculation of where Ray Allen would sign upon returning to the NBA, few asked themselves the most important question concerning that seeming inevitability: if the future Hall-of-Famer wanted to play again at all. And as the regular season reaches its stretch run and spring nears, it appears increasingly likely that we may have seen the last of the league's all-time leader in three-point field goals.
Steph Curry has already proven he's the league's best shooter, and we recently argued that he's basketball's top ballhandler, too. Might the Golden State Warriors superstar also the game's preeminent passer? Dimes like this one certainly make for an easy affirmative answer.
There's a reason he's got some of the best handles in the game today, so watch Stephen Curry's warm-up dribbling drill with two balls.
Steve Kerr's brilliant strategy worked to perfection during the West's 163-158 victory over the East in Sunday's All-Star Game from Madison Square Garden. Having said that, we still wish the Golden State Warriors coach could have lightened up a bit and allowed Steph Curry and MVP Russell Westbrook to have some fun.
Amar'e Stoudemire finally agreed on a buyout with the Knicks before today's All-Star game. The Mavs, Clippers and Suns are interested.