Golden State Warriors

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Blockbuster Deal Just Made Lebron's Repeat Chances Much Tougher

Kevin Durant joins the Golden State Warriors

(Newser) - The Golden State Warriors were nearly invincible during the regular season this year, but they fell to Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the finals. If the Cavs hope to repeat, it looks like they'll have to go through Golden State once again: The Warriors just added free... More »

LeBron, Cleveland Make NBA History

Cavaliers win championship after trailing 3-1

(Newser) - LeBron James and his relentless, never-count-them-out Cavaliers pulled off an improbable NBA Finals comeback, and Cleveland is title town again at long last. James delivered on a promise from two years ago to bring a championship to his native northeast Ohio, and he and the Cavs became the first team... More »

Ticket to Sunday's NBA Game 7? $50K

StubHub reports its most expensive sale ever—by a lot

(Newser) - There are a lot of things one could purchase with $50,000, including very nice cars or a down payment on a home—or you could buy a few hours with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. As the AFP reports, StubHub has sold the... More »

Steph Curry's Wife Says NBA Is 'Rigged'

Tweet followed Curry's ejection from Game 6

(Newser) - Steph Curry was thrown out of his first NBA game during the Golden State Warriors' 115-101 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday—and his wife is really not happy about it. In a since-deleted tweet, Ayesha Curry said the league is "... More »

Man's Steph Curry Tweet Gets Him Fired

Moe Wahdan lost his job as a result

(Newser) - A Cleveland Cavaliers fan apparently trying to get under the skin of the NBA's MVP instead ended up losing his job. The 21-year-old sister of Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tweeted Wednesday morning that Curry's whole family was heading to Cleveland to watch him play in... More »

US Olympic Basketball Team Loses NBA's MVP

Stephen Curry won't be going to Rio Olympics in August

(Newser) - Stephen Curry has withdrawn from consideration from the Olympics, leaving the US basketball team without the NBA's MVP. Curry said Monday in a statement that he has decided to pull out for "several factors—including recent ankle and knee injuries." He didn't specify what the other... More »

Golden State Finishes Best-Ever NBA Season

They made history with win No. 73

(Newser) - Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors took their last shot at Michael Jordan and history and they swished it for 73. Down to their final chance at the record, the Warriors became the first 73-win team Wednesday night by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104, breaking what many considered an... More »

San Antonio Matches NBA Home Record

Golden State poised to set all-time win record

(Newser) - Kawhi Leonard had 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs had to rally at the AT&T Center to beat the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder 102-98 in overtime Tuesday night to finish 40-1 at home this season, matching an NBA record, the AP reports. The Boston Celtics had the same... More »

Warriors End 40-Year Title Drought

They beat Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97

(Newser) - Revived by a fresh-faced shooting superstar and a first-year coach who made them believe, the Golden State Warriors again reign supreme. Their 40-year NBA championship drought is finally over—and a half-century of misery in Cleveland drags on. LeBron James just didn't have enough help. Stephen Curry and finals... More »

Clippers Soar to Win After Sterling Ban

Teams planned to walk if NBA didn't act

(Newser) - "It was almost like everybody wanted to exhale tonight, and it was good," LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers said last night when the team soared to a 113-103 victory over the Golden State Warriors just hours after the NBA banned owner Donald Sterling for life over racist remarks.... More »

Warriors Playoff Hopes Ended by Amare, Suns

Denver clinches eighth seed in the Western Conference

(Newser) - Amare Stoudemire scored 11 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and Phoenix recovered after blowing a 17-point lead to beat Golden State 122-116 Monday, eliminating the Warriors from playoff contention and securing the final playoff spot in the West for Denver. Steve Nash nearly had a triple-double with... More »

Iverson, Nuggets Move Closer to Playoff Berth

Denver controls own destiny, just needs a win Wednesday

(Newser) - Allen Iverson scored 33 points and J.R. Smith sparked the Nuggets out of their early doldrums with a 23-point performance in Denver's 111-94 rout of the Houston Rockets on Sunday night, putting the Nuggets on the cusp of the NBA playoffs. All Denver has to do now to get... More »

Warriors Win, Stick in Playoff Race

Jackson scores 28 points and Davis 25 to beat Clippers

(Newser) - Baron Davis had 25 points and nine assists, Stephen Jackson added 28 points, and the Golden State Warriors kept their waning playoff hopes realistic with a 122-116 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers last night. Monta Ellis and Andris Biedrins scored 17 points apiece for the Warriors, whose victory moved... More »

Denver Beats Golden State

AI leads the Nuggets closer to playoffs with 33 points

(Newser) - Allen Iverson scored 33 points, J.R. Smith added 24 off the bench and the Denver Nuggets took control of the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 114-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. The win moved Denver a game ahead... More »

Warriors Rip Kings, Stay in 8th Place

Baron Davis' 33 points leads way; showdown with Nuggets next

(Newser) - Baron Davis had 33 points and nine assists, Stephen Jackson added 20 points, and the Golden State Warriors stayed in the frantic Western Conference playoff race with their highest-scoring game of the season, a 140-132 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.   More »

Paul's Triple-Double Lifts Hornets

MVP chants heard as New Orleans sets franchise wins record

(Newser) - Chris Paul had 16 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets tied a franchise record for single-season victories with 54 in a 108-96 defeat of the Golden State Warriors. It was the fourth career triple double for Paul, who inspired chants of M-V-P from a sellout... More »

Kings Stun Nuggets Behind Martin

Ill forward scores 36 to deal a blow to Denver's playoff run

(Newser) - Kevin Martin scored 36 points despite missing Sacramento's shootaround with the stomach flu, and the Kings dealt a blow to the Denver Nuggets' playoff plans last night with a surprising 118-115 win at the Pepsi Center. The Kings, out of playoff contention and missing Ron Artest (thumb) and Brad Miller... More »

Playoff Pushing Warriors Roll Past Grizzlies

Win puts them within half game of final playoff spot in the West

(Newser) - Andris Biedrins had 21 points and 17 rebounds, and Golden State climbed within a half-game of eighth place in the Western Conference with a 117-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies tonight. The Warriors, which snapped a two-game losing streak, had six players in double figures. Monta Ellis scored 19 points,... More »

Nuggets Knock Warriors, Take 8th Slot

119-112 victory was a critical one for Denver

(Newser) - With a 119-112 victory over Golden State, the Nuggets grabbed sole possession of the West's eighth playoff spot for the first time since February, and secured the advantage in any potential tiebreaker. Still, "we're not out of the woods, baby,'' Denver coach George Karl reminded the Rocky Mountain ... More »

Warriors Torch Roy-less Blazers

Warriors maintain playoff positioning as race tightens

(Newser) - The Warriors didn't get a single foul call playing at home in the first half, then went to the line 20 times in an aggressive, decisive third quarter, en route to beating the Trail Blazers 111-95. Portland was without star guard Brandon Roy, whose balky groin may not allow him... More »

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