If no agreement Monday, Warriors will lose 8 games


If no agreement Monday, Warriors will lose 8 games

The NBA owners and players union will reconvene talksMonday, but the odds of a deal coming together are long.NBA commissioner David Stern said last week that if anagreement was not struck by the end of Monday, he would cancel the first twoweeks of the regular season. The sides met Sunday in New York for upwards offive hours.However, union leader Derek Fisher reported little to noprogress, and as far as anyone knows there is still a difference on the mostimportant issue: Basketball related income.
The players have indicated they are willing to come downfour percentage points -- from 57 percent to 53 percent -- in terms of their takeof that pie. The owners seem to be unwilling to go higher than a 50-50split.Under the old collective bargaining agreement, players wereguaranteed 57 percent of BRI, essentially all the revenue created by the NBA. If Stern does, in fact, cancel the first two weeks of theseason the Warriors would lose eight games, including the season-opener atOracle Arena against the Los Angeles Lakers and a game on Nov. 14, against thedefending-champion Dallas Mavericks.Here are the games that would be canceled if the first two weeksof the season are done away with:Nov. 2: vs. Los Angeles LakersNov. 4: vs. Sacramento KingsNov. 5: at Denver NuggetsNov. 7: vs. San Antonio SpursNov. 9: vs. Detroit PistonsNov. 11: at New Orleans HornetsNov. 12: at Houston RocketsNov. 14: at Dallas Mavericks

After Klay scored 60 points, Warriors owner Joe Lacob had one question

After Klay scored 60 points, Warriors owner Joe Lacob had one question

After he dropped 60 points on the Pacers, Klay Thompson took the podium to speak to reporters.

At the end of his session, Warriors owner Joe Lacob took the microphone and the following exchange ensued:

Lacob: "Klay I just have one question: 'Do you accept this rose?'"

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Klay: "Wow. Ha. Appreciate that. This man missed the 37-point quarter, so hopefully this makes up for it."

Lacob: "That's right. Great job man."

Lacob -- who sits courtside for almost every home game -- was not in attendance on Jan. 23, 2015 when Klay dropped 37 points in the third quarter against the Kings.


Mychal Thompson's message to Klay: 'You should have had 70'

Mychal Thompson's message to Klay: 'You should have had 70'

Klay Thompson scored 60 points on Monday night against the Pacers.

He played just 29 minutes.

Following the game, the two-time All-Star jointed Warriors Postgame Live on CSN Bay Area and was asked if he had received any messages from his family and friends.

"My dad said, 'You should have had 70. You missed four wide-open 3s,'" Klay revealed. "I'm like, 'that's more than you made your entire career ... I'm just kidding.'"

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Mychal played 12 seasons from 1979 to 1991 and went 1-for-12 from deep over the course of his career.

On Jan. 23, 2015, Klay scored 37 points in the third quarter against the Kings -- setting the NBA record for most points in a quarter.

How does that night compare to what he did on Monday?

"They're both unique in their own right," Klay told the Postgame Live crew. "It's hard to pick which one was more fun. But tonight reminded me of it because the crowd -- every time you touch the ball and the crowd gets up to their feet, chanting your name, there's nothing like it ... I never take it for granted because these nights are far and few between.

"But man, it was a lot of fun. I'll tell my grandkids about this one day and I'll be that old man bragging about it. It was a fun night to say the least."

Klay scored 40 points in the first half. Was there a specific number he was hoping to get to?

"No, just play hard and play every possession the right way and that's why I think I was successful," he said. "I think I took all good shots and I was in a great rhythm. For me it was huge to get to the cup early. When I do that it opens up the whole floor for me -- using my teammates to get open and I thought my off-ball activity was great tonight.

"It was a huge breakout game for me. I'm not gonna lie -- I never really thought I would be able to do this growing up, so when I surprise myself like this it motivates me to keep on getting better."