Four-game road trip great opportunity for W's

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Four-game road trip great opportunity for W's

Hard to imagine the Warriors could have asked for a betterroad trip to try to get their season back in order. Then again, its the typeof road trip that could officially signal that its going to be a long year forGolden State.The Warriors are 3-7, which puts them in a four-way tie forthe worst record in the Western Conference. Friday afternoon the team willboard a plane for a trip that willtake them to Charlotte, Detroit, Cleveland and New Jersey.Three of those teams have 2-9 records; the Cavaliers are5-5.Said power forward David Lee: The fact of the matter is wehave four teams who are below .500 (before Thursdays games). We need to takecare of business. Theres nothing to be said if we come back with a losingrecord on this road trip. It should be a huge disappointment. This is a roadtrip where we need to take care of business and get at least three or fourgames to come back here right at .500. I dont see it any other way at thispoint. Were playing good basketball.
Away from Oracle is where the Warriors have struggled in therecent past. In the pastthree-plus seasons, the Warriors are 26-100 on the road. In other words, ithasnt been the best place to get well. Lets take a look at the trip.At Charlotte: The Bobcats are short ontalent and very inexperienced. Theyre relying on several young players,including: Bismack Biyombo, Kemba Walker, Byron Mullens, Derrick Brown, GeraldHenderson and D.J. Augustin. This game could be a tone-setter.At Detroit: Pistons coach Lawrence Frankwas a candidate for the Warriors coaching job before he pulled out rightbefore Mark Jackson was announced as the teams head coach. Pistons center GregMonroe, coming off a 32-point, 16-rebound game, was selected one spot afterEkpe Udoh in the 2010 NBA draft.At Cleveland: The Cavaliers are goingwith a mix of youth and veterans and it has served them well so far. Rookiepoint guard Kyrie Irving is coming off a 26-point, six-assist game in only 28minutes against Phoenix. And old friend Antawn Jamison is providing plenty ofscoring, which is what he does.At New Jersey: The Nets traded for DeronWilliams with the hope that he would lure another big-name free agent. Instead,it looks like Williams might be headed out of town at seasons end. With BrookLopez hurt, the Nets interior of Johan Petro, Kris Humphries is among theworst in the league.

Thompson eliminated in first round of All-Star 3-point contest

Thompson eliminated in first round of All-Star 3-point contest

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not repeat as the NBA All-Star Game's 3-point shootout champion. 

In need of 19 points, Thompson managed only 18 -- that allowed Kemba Walker to advance into the semifinals. 

Houston's Eric Gordon had the high score of the first round. He went on to win the championship -- besting Kyrie Irving.

Thompson has made 182 3-pointers this season which ranks him fifth in the league. 

Draymond Green defends Kyrie Irving: Earth 'may be flat'

Draymond Green defends Kyrie Irving: Earth 'may be flat'

Kyrie Irving became a hot topic at All-Star weekend when the Cavs star point guard said he believes planet Earth is flat. No, really, he did

And it looks like Irving may not be alone. Speaking to the media Saturday, Draymond Green made it known he may be a flat-earth truther too. 

"I don't know. I haven't done enough research, but it may be flat," Green said

For those calling Irving's theory of a flat earth crazy, Green is looking at it in a much different way. 

"I wouldn't necessarily say crazy though," he continued with. "It's just his opinion. It's hard to call someone's opinion crazy, that's what he thinks. 

"Who’s to say that picture [from NASA] is telling the truth? I can make a round picture with my iPhone today, on the panoramic camera, and make it look round. So, I don’t know. I’m not saying I think it’s flat or round, I don’t know, but it could be.”

Green didn't say definitively that the earth is flat like Irving did, but he sure wouldn't say it's round.