April 19, 2011A'S PAGE A'SVIDEO
Tyson Ross will make his first start of the season for the Oakland A's on Friday, according to the team's official twitter page.Ross, a Berkeley native and former Golden Bear, has appeared in three games for the A's as a reliever this season. But with Dallas Braden on the disabled list, the A's need a starter and Ross, a six-foot, six-inch right hander, made two starts for the A's in 2010.
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Ross will start Friday's game in Seattle, where the Mariners project to start top prospect Michael Pineda.
After dropping four straight games to the Cavs, including the NBA Finals, the Warriors came out firing Monday night at Oracle Arena. Golden State finished off Cleveland with a 126-91 rout.
Out of the gates, vengeance was felt in the building. The Warriors came out hitting on all cylinders, leading 78-49 at halftime.
Stephen Curry continued his recent resurgence, having his presence felt all over the floor. Curry ended with 20 points and 11 assists. Kevin Durant (21) and Klay Thompson (26) each tallied over 20 points as this scoring trio continues to grow. The three all scored at least 20 points in the same game for the 14th time this season.
Both Curry and Durant stayed on the bench for the whole fourth quarter.
Draymond Green came away with yet another triple-double while playing outstanding defense. Green notched 11 points to go with 13 rebounds and 11 assists. He also added five blocks.
Coming off the bench, Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 14 points while handing out five assists. Iguodala was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field and made both of his free throw attempts.
LeBron James led the Cavs with 20 points and eight rebounds.
The Warriors improved to 35-6 on the season with the win.
OAKLAND -- Add a new conflict to the war between Draymond Green and Lebron James.
With 6:55 left in the second quarter of the Cavaliers-Warriors game at Oracle Arena on Monday, Green was assessed with a Flagrant Foul 1 after colliding with James, who was barreling toward the basket on a fast break.
Upon contact, James went down hard and remained face down for a few moments. Cleveland teammate Richard Jefferson confronted Green, with both men gesturing, though no actual blows were thrown.
The officiating crew, led by Ed Malloy, took several minutes to review the play and concluded that Green deserved a flagrant, while also slapping Green and Jefferson with double technical fouls for their mini-skirmish.
Though he outweighs Green by at least 20 pounds, James reacted to the collision with his head snapping back as the ball went flying out of his hands. He landed on his right side before turning face down to the floor.
Incensed at James’ reaction, Green mimicked a flop as he walked toward the Warriors bench.
This is the latest manifestation of the bad blood between Green and James, who were involved in a crucial play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals last season. That skirmish resulted in Green being suspended for Game 5.