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Curry goes down, W's drop 27th straight in San Antonio 101-95

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Curry goes down, W's drop 27th straight in San Antonio 101-95

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SAN ANTONIO The Warriors lost for the 27th consecutive time to the Spurs in San Antonio, but that wasnt the big story. Warriors point guard Stephen Curry tweaked his problematic right ankle in the third quarter and did not return.Spurs 101, Warriors 95
Player of the game: Warriors shooting guard Monta Ellis did everything he could on Wednesday, but it wasnt enough. Ellis finished with 38 points and seven assists but it wasnt enough to lift the Warriors to a victory.
Key stretch: The Warriors led 88-80 midway through the fourth quarter, then went bone dry as the Spurs went on a 13-2 run to take a three-point lead. The Spurs closed it out from there.Curry tweaks ankle: Stephen Curry tweaked his right ankle again, this time with 2:49 remaining in the third quarter. The Warriors had just gained possession and Curry was about to push the ball up the floor when the ankle twisted.He didnt step on anyones foot and the ankle simply seemed to give way as he went to push off of it.Curry received treatment on the ankle on the bench, then went to the locker room, accompanied by trainer Chad Bergman. He didnt return.Wright struggling: Small forward Dorell Wright is struggling with his shot, but coach Mark Jackson indicated before the game hes going to stick with him.I dont care who you are you go through those moments, Jackson said. Ive played with some of the greatest shooters who have ever played this game and have struggled at times. The main thing is you have to continue to do the other things on the floor. Hopefully, hell find his way out of it.Wright, who entered the game shooting 30.8 percent from the field, said he isnt being guarded any differently this season. In other words, he didnt agree with the notion that teams are taking away his 3-point shot and forcing him to put the ball on the floor.I struggled last year, it just wasnt at the beginning of the year, Wright said. There were games I played bad. It will come. Ive just got to continue to do what I do as far as getting extra shots up and try to help the team on the other end, do the little things. Thats what Im focused on.
Warriors start early : The Warriors played a solid first quarter, taking a 26-20 lead, and it was largely because of Monta Ellis, who jump-started the teams offense. Ellis had 12 points in the first quarter, scoring in a variety of ways, including the 3-point shot, the mid-range game and even a post-up.Ellis had 21 points in the first half, the first time thats happened this season. Last season, Ellis had 20 points or more in a half 19 times, which was tied for the most in the league with Dwyane Wade.No Ginobili: The Spurs were playing without Manu Ginobili, who suffered a broken finger in his hand during Mondays game against the Timberwolves. James Anderson started in his place.

Steph Curry likes tweet that calls out TV personality

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USATI

Steph Curry likes tweet that calls out TV personality

It was a rough couple of days for Kevin Durant.

As the 2017 Finals MVP said himself: "All the jokes – bring ‘em. I deserve it."

One such joke came from Fox Sports 1's Nick Wright:

A couple hours later, an NBA writer chimed in:

At some point thereafter, Steph Curry "liked" this tweet.

This could be Curry simply coming to Durant's defense.

It also could be Curry simply enjoying the fact that Wright is getting called out for wrong claims/predictions.

It could be both.

In case you missed some of Wright's past declarations:

From Jan. 8 through April 8 (39 games), Iguodala averaged 9.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals, while shooting over 58 percent from the field and over 41 percent from deep.

In Game 5 of the NBA Finals, he scored 20 points in what was his best performance of the playoffs.

At least he admitted it:

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Warriors announce roster, schedule for 2017 training camp

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Warriors announce roster, schedule for 2017 training camp

The NBA Champion Golden State Warriors will hold their 2017 Training Camp, fueled by Gatorade, at the Rakuten Performance Center—the team’s newly named Practice Facility in Downtown Oakland—beginning Saturday, September 23, the team announced on Thursday. 

The team also announced the signing of free agent guards Antonius Cleveland, Michael Gbinije (ben-ih-jhay) and Alex Hamilton and free agent forward Georges Niang (George KNEE-yang). 

Cleveland, 22, went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft after a four-year career at Southeast Missouri State, where he averaged 12.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.31 steals and 28.8 minutes in 121 career games. As a senior in 2016-17, he averaged a career-high 16.6 points while hitting career bests of 54.3 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from three-point range.

Gbinije, 25, appeared in nine games with the Detroit Pistons last season, scoring four points in 32 minutes. Originally selected by the Pistons with the 49th overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft, Gbinije averaged 12.0 points, and 4.3 rebounds in 35.0 minutes over 16 games with the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA G League. Gbinije, who spent his freshman season at Duke before playing three seasons at Syracuse University, helped the Orange to a Final Four appearance as a senior in 2015-16 after averaging career marks of 17.5 points and 4.3 assists in 37.9 minutes over 37 games. 

Hamilton, 23, spent the 2016-17 season with Golden State’s G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, where he averaged 11.4 points, 4.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 23.4 minutes over 43 games. Prior to joining Santa Cruz, Hamilton played collegiately for four seasons at Louisiana Tech, where he averaged 19.9 points, 6.2 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.97 steals in 33 games as a senior in 2015-16, earning Conference USA Player of the Year honors.

Niang, 24, appeared in 23 games for the Indiana Pacers in 2016-17, totaling 21 points and 17 rebounds in 93 minutes of action. Originally selected by the Pacers with the 50th overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, Niang averaged 19.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 33.0 minutes over six games with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA G League last season. Niang played collegiately for four seasons at Iowa State University, where he earned the 2016 Karl Malone Award, given to the nation’s best power forward, after averaging 20.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a senior in 2015-16.

Following seven days of practice, the Warriors will open their preseason schedule at Oracle Arena on Saturday, September 30, against the Denver Nuggets before traveling to China for a pair of preseason games against the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of the NBA Global Games.

The roster:

Stephen Curry
Kevin Durant
Draymond Green
Klay Thompson
Andre Iguodala
Shaun Livingston
Zaza Pachulia
JaVale McGee
David West
Nick Young
Omri Casspi
Patrick McCaw
Damian Jones
Kevon Looney
Jordan Bell
Chris Boucher (two-way contract)
Georges Niang
Antonius Cleveland
Alex Hamilton
Michael Gbinije

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