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Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry is Pulling Things Off Only Michael Jordan Used to Do

May 26th, 2015 at 11:55 AM
By Sports Media 101

How do you know the Houston Rockets are in trouble? When the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry starts doing things on the court that nobody's managed to pull off since Michael Jordan.

Curry just managed to set an NBA record for the most 3-pointers in a single postseason game. Sure, the Warriors may think they can do better — but don't tell that to Curry. His 40-point long assault during the Warriors' romp on Saturday night's Game 3 didn't just bring them to a single win away from making their first appearance in the Finals since 1975.

It also represents just the second time in the history of the league that a player managed to score at least 40 points during a conference finals game while hitting a minimum of five 3-points and shooting a minimum 55% out of the field.

Michael Jordan pulled it off against the Knicks in 1993, pulling in 54 points and scoring 6 out of 9 three-pointers at a time when the three-pointer was considered a specialty shot and inside a system where it represented very much an afterthought. That game just about guaranteed the Bulls would appear in the team's 3rd straight Finals, which would see Jordan cap the 1st of not one but two "threepeat" titles.

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Golden State Warriors Host Top Seed Oklahoma City Thunder

April 11th, 2013 at 4:12 PM
By Jake Pisani


 'Kevin Durant' photo (c) 2011, Keith Allison - license: On Thursday night, the Golden State Warriors will meet for the fourth and final time of the season. With the Thunder taking two of the three previous meetings, the Warriors will look to settle the score as they continue their pursuit of the sixth seed.

The Warriors are coming off a blowout win against the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-89. Point guard Stephen Curry acknowledged the fans after the playoff-clinching win:

"Just listen to this crowd. You guys are the best fans in the NBA and you deserve this as much as we do."

After clinching their first playoff berth since 2007, Golden State will surely have a raucous crowd behind them tonight. With Oklahoma City as their opponent, they will need all the support they can get. The Thunder are currently ranked as the top seed in the Western Conference with a record of 57-21. They have won seven of their last 10 games and are battling with San Antonio for home-court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs.

Kevin Durant, the 2012 Most Valuable Player, came up an assist shy of a triple-double on Tuesday against the Jazz, finishing with 21 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Durant trails only Carmelo Anthony in points per game.

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Golden State Warriors Headed to Playoffs for First Time Since 2007

April 9th, 2013 at 11:55 PM
By Jake Pisani


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The Golden State Warriors have officially punched their ticket to the playoffs. With the Warriors' win over Minnesota 105-89, combined with Utah's loss to the Thunder, Golden State brought their magic number crashing down to zero.

Klay Thompson nailed six 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 30 points; his second-highest scoring total of the season. Thompson, who has developed into quite the perimeter defender, had a game-high five steals.

Stephen Curry turned what would ordinarily be considered a rough shooting night (9-21) into a 24-point performance. He also had a game-high 10 assists.

David Lee came up a little short in his effort for another 20-10 game, but still managed to secure a double-double. With 15 points and 12 rebounds, Lee provided his usual spark of energy to the club all night long.

Like Thompson, Harrison Barnes had one of his best games as a Warrior to date. With 15 points and 10 rebounds, Barnes made a much bigger impact than Warriors' fans likely expected of the rookie. His +23 point differential was a game high.

After the game, David Lee addressed the crowd:

"This is what we came here to do."

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Warriors Lose to Jazz and Fail to Secure Playoff Spot

April 8th, 2013 at 11:18 AM
By Jake Pisani

 'Stephen Curry' photo (c) 2011, Keith Allison - license: The Golden State Warriors were one win victory away from punching their ticket to the playoffs, but came up just short on Sunday night. The Utah Jazz beat the Warriors 97-90 for their seventh win in eighth games, and move back into the playoff picture themselves.

Stephen Curry dazzled in the first half, scoring 17 points, but cooled off when the team needed him most. He was held to just five second half points.

David Lee's usual high-energy play showed up again, as he scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. However, he and center Andrew Bogut were tied for the worst point differential of the game (-9).

Jarrett Jack seemed to float in and out of the game, finishing with seven points and six assists in 34 minutes. He failed to really capture the fourth quarter like he has done all season.

Carl Landry was the team's most efficient player; scoring 10 points and grabbing seven rebounds in just 19 minutes off the bench. His inside presence was felt often, and one must wonder why coach Mark Jackson didn't leave him on the court longer.

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