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


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.

Mike Brown responds to Tyronn Lue's opinion: 'It's cute'

Mike Brown responds to Tyronn Lue's opinion: 'It's cute'

Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue made headlines on Wednesday.

"The stuff (the Celtics are) running, it's harder to defend than Golden State's (offense) for me, as far as the actions and all the running around and all the guys who are making all the plays, so it's a totally different thing," Lue told reporters.

On Thursday, Warriors interim head coach Mike Brown responded.

"That's his opinion. It's cute," Brown told the media.

If the Cavs beat the Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday night, it will be Golden State vs Cleveland in the NBA Finals for the third straight year.

More to come...

New Hawks GM Travis Schlenk issues goodbye message to Warriors fans

New Hawks GM Travis Schlenk issues goodbye message to Warriors fans

On Thursday, the Hawks officially hired Travis Schlenk to be their new general manager.

Schlenk, who joined the Warriors prior to the 2004-05 season, delivered a message to Dub Nation on Thursday morning.

"The thing that I'm gonna remember most about my time in Golden State is the fan base," Schlenk declared on 95.7 The Game. "When I first got there in 2004 -- sitting behind the bench and the team was winning 32, 36 games every year -- and you'd look out and there would still be 18,000 people in the stands every game and they were into it.

"We always said, 'Man, if you could get a winner here this place would go crazy.' We got a small taste of that with the 'We Believe' Warriors 10 years ago. And now, to be where we are now, culminating with the championship parade ... people have asked me about that -- that was the most humbling thing I've ever been a part of. To be in that parade -- probably a million people out there cheering and screaming -- and people calling you out by name, and thanking you.

"They're genuine with their happiness ... the loyalness and the support that the people of the Bay Area gives the Warriors -- that's really special and I hope you guys never take that for granted there."

Schlenk is finishing up his fifth season as assistant GM with Golden State.

He revealed that he had to put in his resignation immediately because the NBA does not allow executives to work for two different franchises simultaneously.

Schlenk chose to start his duties with Atlanta immediately because as he put it -- "there's too much work I need to do here ... I gotta be here and get started."