Tweet of the Night: NBA players react to amazing Warriors-Clippers game, sideline reporter Rosalyn says she won’t shave legs until Warriors lose

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If there is one team that has proven to be a serious challenge out in the West for the Golden State Warriors thus far, it has been the Los Angeles Clippers. After giving them a run for their money in the first game back on Nov. 4 (final score of 112-108), the Clippers went up by as much as 23 points against the Warriors in the early going in their second meeting on Thursday. For the second straight time, Chris Paul


Sprung: Pelicans’ Ish Smith Making Most of Unexpected Opportunity


On Saturday, Oct. 24, three days before the start of the NBA regular season, 27-year-old guard Ish Smith was finishing up the Washington Wizards’ final preseason practice as he and his teammates prepared for Wednesday’s season opener in Orlando. Then, like he had five times before in his career, Smith got cut. Smith was one of five players on non-guaranteed contracts waived by Washington that day, an all-too-familiar occurrence for a player who spent his previous five seasons on eight different NBA


Ladewski: Warriors Have What It Takes To Catch 1995-96 Bulls


For months, the Golden State Warriors heard the taunts of lucky and fluky and worse.  Now, the defending NBA champions have begun to answer their critics as if to say, ‘OK, if we win ’em all, then would that be good enough for you?” The Warriors aren’t quite 82-0 yet — they’re only 10-0 — but their start has been so drop-dead dominant, so utterly impressive that it makes you wonder if theirs can be one of those seasons for the ages. Six of the victories came against playoff


Sheridan: Can the Warriors win 72 or 73 games?


Note to those who like to make historical comparisons ( and to those who believe history started when Al Gore invented the Internet: The Golden State Warriors are off to a better start than the Chicago Bulls team that set an NBA record with a 72-10 record exactly two decades ago. Those Bulls started 5-0 before their first loss; these Warriors have already surpassed that. Back in November of 1995, nobody was talking about the possibility of the Bulls breaking the single-season


Tweet of the Night: NBA players react to Warriors blowing out the Grizzlies by 50 points


Despite the fact that it has only been a week since the start of the 2015-2016 season, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have already reached a point where their dominance in the early going is causing a pandemonium around the league. Mostly, though, it’s been the greatness of Curry and the ease in which he has owned the competition that has everyone shaking their heads in disbelief. Heading into Monday’s contest against the Memphis Grizzlies – a team that took the


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The way we look at scoring has changed over the last 10 seasons. No longer is points per game the best offensive storytelling metric. Instead, we can look to offensive rating, offensive win shares or offensive points per play.     [Read more…]


Gambling Guru Picks Over/Unders for all 30 Teams


It’s go time. The NBA season finally opens up tonight and it has snuck up on me more than any season I can remember. Anyway, here are my over/under picks for the win totals for each team based on the numbers set at Pinnacle Sports.Atlanta Hawks, 49.5 wins: UNDER  This team was simply lights out against the spread last season, and they’ll be a solid team again, but I’m projecting them to fall slightly under 49 wins.Boston Celtics, 45.5 wins: UNDER  I love Brad


How will Stephen Curry improve upon his MVP, championship season in 2015-16?

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Stephen Curry is at the forefront of the NBA’s statistical efficiency revolution. SC30’s ability to pull-up off the bounce (from anywhere on the court, at any time, with above-average efficiency) has transformed what it means to be a point guard in the modern NBA. When you combine his shooting and playmaking abilities with a Golden State Warriors team that is hellbent on efficiency at the offensive end, you are left with a player (and team) that might be entering their primes.  [Read