Stanford's Green to stay in NBA Draft

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Stanford's Green to stay in NBA Draft

May 8, 2011

CSNBayArea.com staff

Stanford junior guard Jeremy Green will remain in the NBA Draft, head coach Johnny Dawkins announced in a statement Sunday.

"We wish him the best of luck in his pursuit of a professional career," Dawkins said.

Green declared for the draft on April 28, but did not hire an agent. He had until Sunday's deadline to remove his name from the draft and come back for one more year on The Farm.

As a junior, Green was the Pac-10's fifth-leading scorer with 16.7 points per game. The two-time Pac-10 selection is Stanford's second-leading three-point field goal shooter, with 228. Dion Cross (1992-96) holds the record with 241.

Green holds the Cardinal record for most three-pointers made (93) in a single-season, which was set during his sophomore year.

In his 97 games as a Cardinal, 62 as a starter, Green averaged 13 points and 3 rebounds per game, shooting 41.5 percent from the field and 41.3 from three-point range.

"Jeremy has had an impact on our program and I am proud of everything he has accomplished during his time at Stanford," Dawkins said.

Stanford media relations contributed to this report.

Instant Replay: Warriors ground Rockets, run win streak to six games

Instant Replay: Warriors ground Rockets, run win streak to six games

BOX SCORE

The Warriors avenged yet another loss Friday night, rolling into Houston and laying a 125-108 beating on the Rockets at Toyota Center.

All five Warriors starters scored in double figures, with Kevin Durant totaling 32 points to lead the way. Stephen Curry finished with 24 points, Klay Thompson with 16, Draymond Green with 15 and Zaza Pachulia added 10.

The Warriors (37-6) suffocated Houston’s high-powered offense, which is predicated on 3-point shooting, holding the Rockets to 20 percent (7-of-35) beyond the arc. The Warriors forced 15 turnovers, off which they scored 19 points.

Backup center Clint Capela scored 22 points to lead Houston (33-13). MVP candidate James Harden was held to 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting, including 0-of-5 from 3-point distance.

Having beaten the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, the Warriors this week evened the ledger against two elite teams. They lost to Houston on Dec. 1 in Oakland, 132-127, in double overtime that accounted for one of only three losses at Oracle Arena.

STANDOUT PERFORMER

The entire starting lineup played well, but Durant proved too much for anything the Rockets threw at him.

Durant’s line: 32 points (12-of-19 shooting from the field, including 2-of-7 from deep, 6-of-7 from the line), seven assists, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals. He played 34 minutes and was plus-25 for the game.

TURNING POINT

After Houston trimmed their lead to five (64-59) with 11:39 remaining in the third quarter, the Warriors responded with a 23-8 run, punctuated by a 28-foot 3-pointer by Curry to go up 87-67 with 5:58 left in the quarter.

The Warriors led by 20 entering the fourth quarter, and the Rockets got no closer than 15 over the final 12 minutes.

INJURY UPDATE

Warriors: C/F David West (L thumb fracture) was listed as out.

Rockets: F Ryan Anderson (flu) was listed as questionable but upgraded to available. He was in the starting lineup, but played only nine minutes before leaving for good.

WHAT’S NEXT

The Warriors return to action Sunday in Orlando, where they face the Magic at Amway Center. Tipoff is scheduled for noon Pacific.

Kings' offense struggles, losing streak now at four after loss in Memphis

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Kings' offense struggles, losing streak now at four after loss in Memphis

BOX SCORE

The Kings could not get anything going offensively and fell emphatically to the Grizzlies in Memphis.