Frustration beginning to show with Warriors

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Frustration beginning to show with Warriors

OAKLAND There was a tangible feeling of frustration in theWarriors locker room after their 110-92 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies onWednesday.The Warriors got down big early in the game 21-4 ralliedto take the lead in the second quarter, and then got manhandled once again inthe second half.The Warriors are now 15-21 on the season and are fallingfurther and further down the Western Conference standings.Warriors coach Mark Jackson calledhis teams performance embarrassing, the third or fourth time hes used thatterm after a game this season. But he wasnt the only one disappointed.The teams leading scorer, Monta Ellis, left the locker roomin a hurry and didnt speak to the media.Dorell Wright, usually a player who will accommodate themedia after wins and losses, also wasnt in the speaking mood.When he was asked by a reporter what its going to take toturn around the Warriors season, Wright responded: Youre asking the wrongperson. I dont even know.Wrights minutes have been decreasing in recent weeks, andhe played only 10 minutes against the Grizzlies. Jackson has been trying plentyof different players and rotations, but hes failed to find one thatconsistently works. And the season is more than half over.Its going to be a tough task, guard Stephen Curry said ofmaking the playoffs. Because we have a lot of games to make up. We have to goon a run.But that seems unlikely at this point. The Warriors are 13thin the Western Conference standings, with four games and five teams betweenthem and the No. 8 spot.RELATED: NBA conference standings
Jackson and owner Joe Lacobs promise of the postseason islooking farfetched at this point, not that anyone seems to be giving up on that idea.Well, it lies with the first unit and that lies on me beingthe captain, David Lee said. I will take the responsibility.

Draymond expresses distaste for Raiders' move: 'I won't attend a game'

Draymond expresses distaste for Raiders' move: 'I won't attend a game'

Having been a member of the Warriors for nearly five years, Draymond Green has become a fan of Oakland and its people.

Considering that, as well as Green’s outspoken nature, perhaps it’s not surprising he expressed profound distaste for the Raiders’ impending move to Las Vegas.

“That's crazy. I feel bad for the city of Oakland,” Green told reporters Tuesday night, after the Warriors posted a 113-106 win over the Rockets in Houston. “I don't even know how that's going to work, honestly, with a football team moving to Las Vegas. I feel bad for the city.

“If I were the fans, I wouldn't attend a game for the next two years. But that’s just me. That's ridiculous. No way I'd pay my money to attend a game.”

Though Green roots for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 27-year-old power forward has attended games at the Coliseum and developed relationships with members of the Raiders, a franchise established in Oakland in 1960. The team moved to Los Angeles in 1982, and returned to Oakland in 1995.

Green was 5 years old in Saginaw, Mich. when the Raiders returned to their original home in ‘95, and he, like many Bay Area Raiders fans, clearly is having trouble digesting the idea of them being based in another city.

“That's like moving the Dallas Cowboys or moving the Packers,” he said. “Moving the Raiders? You can move a lot of teams. Ain't many fan bases like the Raiders fan base. That's like moving the Boston Celtics from Boston or the Lakers from LA.

“You just don't move certain franchises with the fan base they have.”

The Raiders are the second professional team preparing to vacate Oakland. The Warriors, after all, are planning to move to San Francisco in 2019.

“It's one thing if you're moving them from Oakland to Fremont or something,” Green said of the Raiders. “To Las Vegas? I wouldn't attend a game. I won't attend a game.

“And I'm not a diehard Raiders fan, but I support the city of Oakland. It ain't for me and I feel like all fans should feel that way. You just don't do that. Come on man, that's ridiculous.”

 

Kerr makes NBA history with Warriors' win in Houston

Kerr makes NBA history with Warriors' win in Houston

Steve Kerr continues to re-write the record books.

The Warriors' 113-106 victory in Houston on Tuesday was Kerr's 200th win of his brief coaching career.

The milestone victory comes in just his 238th game as a head coach, making him the fastest coach to 200 career wins.

Hall of Fame Bulls and Lakers coach Phil Jackson held the previous record at 200 wins in 270 games.

In Kerr's three seasons as the coach of the Warriors, the team has won at least 60 games each year. Before the current three-year run, the Warriors never had a 60-win season in franchise history.