May 30, 2011
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ST. LOUIS (CSNAP) San Francisco's Aaron Rowand bruised his right hip when he was struck by the ball while diving into second base on a pickoff attempt in the fifth inning.Rowand stayed on base after testing his legs but Nate Schierholtz replaced the outfielder in the bottom of the fifth against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.Schierholtz played right field and Cody Ross moved from right field to left field.
Rowand is hitting just .247 with one home run and 10 RBI in 42 games this season.
The Draymond Green to Steph Curry to Kevin Durant lob resulted in "Assist of the Year" at the first-ever NBA Awards show on Monday night.
With 9:25 remaining in the third quarter against the Pacers on Dec. 5, Zaza Pachulia won a jump ball (against Paul George) in the backcourt.
Draymond threw a fullcourt football pass to Curry, who tracked the ball like a wide receiver on a go-route.
As he caught the ball inside the free throw line, he flipped it behind his head to a charging Durant, who guided the ball towards the rim with his left hand before flushing it with both hands.
Oracle Arena went nuts as the Warriors took an 88-56 lead.
In that same game, Klay Thompson racked up 60 points in 29 minutes.
Golden State beat Indiana 120-83 to improve to 12-2.
The Warriors recorded 45 assists, the second highest output of the season (47 against the Lakers on Nov. 23).
Nikola Jokic and Chris Paul were also nominated for the award, which was voted on by the fans.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller
Andre Iguodala spent much of the season doing whatever he could to fight off any momentum that might result in him being named Sixth Man of the Year in the NBA.
The Warriors forward need not have worried, as the award once again went to a scorer.
Rockets guard Eric Gordon won the balloting, beating out Houston teammate Lou Williams and Iguodala.
Iguodala averaged only 7.6 points per game, but shot a career-high 52.8 percent from the field and is widely considered the league’s No. 1 defender off the bench.