Get set to relive the Giants' Orange October on CSN


Get set to relive the Giants' Orange October on CSN


Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the home of "Authentic Bay Area Sports" delivers to San Francisco Giants fans a neatly wrapped package just in time for the holidays.

Giants Orange October: The Authentic Edition, an encore presentation of crucial games from the Giants' historic postseason, relives the team's magical playoff run, its thrilling and suspense-filled march to a joyful World Series victory, and the excitement and jubilation of the championship parade down Market Street.

As an added gift to fans, each game telecast will include the KNBR radio call from the best broadcasting team in baseball, Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow, Jon Miller and Dave Flemming.

Dec. 9 at 8 PM -- NLDS Game 1REWIND: Tim Lincecum strikes out 14 Braves
Setting a new postseason franchise record with 14 strikeouts, Tim Lincecum allowed just two hits as he went the distance and ushered the Giants to a 1-0 series lead over the Braves.
Dec. 11 at 7 PM -- NLCS Game 4REWIND: Juan Uribe hits walk-off sac fly
In an instant classic, Buster Posey's four hits stand out, but it was a ninth inning walk-off sacrifice fly by Juan Uribe that propelled the Giants to within one game of the World Series.

Dec. 15 at 7 PM -- NLCS Game 6REWIND: Juan Uribe hits go ahead HR in 8th, Giants win NL pennant
The Giants are back in the World Series, thanks to Juan Uribe's 8th-inning HR and an army of relievers. Mychael Urban reports that the 3-2 Game 6 defeat of the defending NL champion Phils was a triumph of spirit.

Dec. 17 at 7 PM -- World Series Game 1REWIND: Freddy Sanchez, Giants rip Cliff Lee
So much for Cliff Lee being invincible. As Mychael Urban reports, the Giants pounded the Texas ace, opening the World Series with a stunning flurry of offense, punctuated by Juan Uribe's three-run home run.

Dec. 23 at 7:30 PM -- World Series Game 4REWIND: Madison Bumgarner delivers with eight shutout innings
On the strength of 24 outs recorded by a 21-year-old rookie, the Giants on Sunday moved to within 27 outs of baseball heaven. Left-hander Madison Bumgarner simply dominated the high-octane hosts, leading San Francisco to a 4-0 victory that left them needing but one more triumph to end a championship drought that dates back to 1954.

Dec. 24 at 8 PM -- World Series Game 5REWIND: Giants win first World Series since 1954
The Giants stake their claim as the best in baseball with a second straight win over Rangers ace Cliff Lee, winning the World Series in convincing fashion with a 3-1 win in Game 5, thanks in large part to series MVP Edgar Renteria's three-run homer.

Blazers troll Warriors with 3-1 tweet before preseason game

Blazers troll Warriors with 3-1 tweet before preseason game

Prior to the Warriors preseason finale against the Portland Trail Blazers Friday at Oracle Arena, Golden State received some extra motivation on social media. 

The Blazers' Twitter account tweeted out: "We're playing that team with that new player tonight. We put the odds right around 3-1."

Last season the Warriors infamously blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers, becoming the first team to do so. 

Before collapsing to the Cavs, the Warriors took down the Blazers in the Western Conference Semifinals in five games.

NBA Gameday: McGee questionable for Warriors' preseason finale

NBA Gameday: McGee questionable for Warriors' preseason finale

OAKLAND – The Warriors return home for their final tune-up Friday night, when they face the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena.

With opening night set for next Tuesday at Oracle, the Warriors will try to close out the preseason with six consecutive victories. Their only loss was delivered by Toronto in the Oct. 1 opener at Vancouver.

The game marks the return to Oakland of Blazers star guard Damian Lillard, and also the return to Oracle of ex-Warriors center Festus Ezeli, who signed with Portland in the offseason. Ezeli, however, is recovering from knee surgery and is expected to sit.

The Warriors are coming off a 123-112 victory over the Lakers on Wednesday in San Diego, while the Blazers (4-2) dispatched Utah 88-84 on that same night in Salt Lake City.

The teams engaged in a spirited battle last May during the Western Conference Semifinals before the Warriors prevailed in five games.


Warriors by 9.5


Warriors: F Kevin Durant, F Draymond Green, C Zaza Pachulia, G Klay Thompson, G Stephen Curry.

Trail Blazers: F Maurice Harkless, F Al-Farouq Aminu, C Mason Plumlee, G C.J. McCollum, G Damian Lillard.


Warriors: C JaVale McGee (L knee strain) is listed as questionable. C Damian Jones (R pectoral surgery) is listed as out.

Blazers: C Meyers Leonard (lower back soreness) and G Shabazz Napier (L ankle sprain) are listed as questionable. C Festus Ezeli (L knee surgery) is listed as out.


- Warriors coach Steve Kerr experimented with playing rotations as recently as Wednesday night. With this being the preseason finale, we should get a much better feel for how the coach will stagger starters with reserves. Will he again try to run five reserves at once in the first half?

- The 3-point shots are going to fly. Always do with these teams, but now even more than before, as the addition of Durant gives the Warriors three extraordinary long-range shooters in the starting lineup and a fourth, Green, who is better than average. The Warriors will try to stretch the Portland defense to the breaking point.

- Curry and Lillard seek to bring out the best in each other, and sometimes that’s exactly what happens. But it was McCollum, who in August responded to a fan asking if Curry could guard him, by answering, “Nope.” Will it matter that this is a preseason game?