Curry Has Shot at 3-point Contest

Curry Has Shot at 3-point Contest

Jan. 19, 2010WARRIORS PAGEAnthony Morrow has made it clear that he wants to be in the3-point shooting contest during All-Star weekend in mid-February. And you wouldfigure last years leader in 3-point percentage has a good shot at it.Morrow is shooting 44.3 percent from beyond the arc, goodfor sixth in the league.But keep an eye on teammate Stephen Curry, who is shooting43.9 percent from 3-point range. It wouldnt be a complete shocker if Curryends up going and not Morrow.--Monta Ellis 39 shots were a season-high for field goalattempts in a game this season. But heres something hard to believe JanneroPargo actually shot a higher rate of attempts. It took Ellis all 48 minutes forhim to get 39 shots up. Pargo got 13 shots up making only four -- in fewerthan 16 minutes.--Warriors outrebounded the Bulls on Monday, just the fifthtime this season GS has outrebounded an opponent. It was also the first (only?)time this season the Warriors held an opponent under 40 percent shooting.Chicago shot 36.5 percent.Cartier Martin and Anthony Tolliver had to have some part inthat, no?--Believe me, Im not in love with Kevin Martin. But in theinterest of fairness it has to be pointed out that the Kings were losing beforehe came back. In case you haventbeen paying attention, the Kings have gone from one of the feel-good storiesof the season to floundering.Not that Sacramento cant get it back together, but it has lostnine of 10, and is only a little bit ahead (two-and-a-half games) of the Warriorsin the standings. And we know what kind of a season the Warriors are having.-- Matt Steinmetz
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Lynch 'soaking up the system', easing into Raiders OTA practices

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Lynch 'soaking up the system', easing into Raiders OTA practices

ALAMEDA – Marshawn Lynch didn’t bring his helmet to Tuesday’s OTA practice. Didn’t need it then, or on Monday.

Not for a cameo appearance during individual drills. The veteran running back wasn’t available during team sessions, and spent most of the two-hour practice working in the team’s performance center.

Lynch skipping full-speed work isn’t cause for alarm. First of all, it’s May. Second, Lynch is in great shape but still ramping back up after a season away from NFL football. It would make sense to ease him back in during the spring.

Head coach Jack Del Rio didn’t say when Lynch’s activity would increase, but wasn’t concerned one bit about Lynch’s limited OTA participation – he routinely skipped them while playing in Seattle -- and praised the Oakland native’s level of involvement in the Raiders offseason program since a new contract was worked out and his rights were acquired from Seattle on April 26.

“He’s coming along. He’s doing great. There are no issues there,” Del Rio said. “He has been here like he said he would. He has really been committed. He said, ‘Coach, this is home for me. It’s not like I’m going home and I won’t be here. He is committed to being here and is excited to be a Raider. We’re excited to have him.”

Lynch was on the practice field for some team periods analyzing plays with offensive teammates, and was working out with them after the session. Del Rio didn’t delve into when Lynch’s on-field activity would increase, but there’s no reason to rush a veteran player who ultimately must be ready come September.

“He’s doing great,” Del Rio said. “He’ll continue to do the things we’re asking him to do. He is really soaking up the system, and has done a great job fitting in.”

That’s clear. He gets on well with left tackle Donald Penn and kicker Sebastian Janikowski, and gravitates toward fellow former Seahawks like edge rusher Bruce Irvin and defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. General manager Reggie McKenzie said last week Lynch was already entrenched in the Raiders locker-room culture, which was evident in how teammates talked about him.

“Getting Marshawn has been great,” Penn said. “He brings a lot of energy here and a lot of momentum. It feels good having him here. We joke around a lot, having fun. You all probably don’t know Marshawn, but he’s a pretty funny guy. He’s really cool, and it’s good having him around here.”

A's lineup: Alonso returns for opener against Marlins

A's lineup: Alonso returns for opener against Marlins

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Marlins-A's coverage begins at 6pm with Pregame Live on NBC Sports California and streaming right here.

After missing four games, Yonder Alonso is back in the lineup as the A's begin a series against the Marlins Tuesday night.

Miami Marlins:
1. Dee Gordon (L) 2B
2. Giancarlo Stanton (R) RF
3. Christian Yelich (L) CF
4. Marcell Ozuna (R) DH
5. Justin Bour (L) 1B
6. J.T. Realmuto (R) C
7. Derek Dietrich (L) 3B
8. J.T. Riddle (L) SS
9. Ichiro Suzuki (L) LF
Jose Urena -- RHP

Oakland A's:
1. Matt Joyce (L) RF
2. Mark Canha (R) CF
3. Jed Lowrie (S) 2B
4. Khris Davis (R) LF
5. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
6. Ryon Healy (R) DH
7. Stephen Vogt (L) C
8. Trevor Plouffe (R) 3B
9. Adam Rosales (R) SS
Jesse Hahn -- RHP