Lee leads Warriors to win vs. Wolves to snap skid


Lee leads Warriors to win vs. Wolves to snap skid

Warriors 97, Timberwolves 94Player of the game: Warriors power forward David Lee finished with 31 points and eight rebounds to help the Warriors snap a season-high six-game losing streak.The Warriors are 1-2 on their four-game road trip.Key stretch: Warriors rookie guard Charles Jenkins wound his way through traffic and converted a layup over Kevin Love with 20 seconds remaining to give the Warriors a 96-94 lead.Im not surprised because hes a gamer, Warriors coach Mark Jackson said of Jenkins. He works his tail off, competes and defends and was one of the best players on the court out there.On the Timberwolves next possession, J.J. Barea missed a leaner in the lane with seven seconds remaining that could have tied the game. Jenkins made one of two free throws with one second remaining to account for the final margin.Lee-Love matchup: There was no truth to the rumor that Lee and Love had a nodnod, winkwink" deal when it came to Wednesdays game.But both players put up big offensive numbers and part of the reason was most certainly that they guarded each other for much of the night.Lee finished with 31 points on 13-for-25 from the field. As for Love, he finished with 29 points on 12-for-28 from the field and 12 rebounds. But he missed all seven of his 3-point attempts.You dont stop him, Jackson said of Love. We tried to limit his touches by trapping him a little bit to get the ball out of his hands.Tough second quarter: The Warriors couldnt buy a bucket in the second quarter, and it was the reason they got down big. The Timberwolves led just 26-21 after one period, but the Warriors scored just four points in the first nine-plus minutes of the second quarter.By the time the Warriors got their offense going, they were down 43-25 and the damage had been done.The Warriors would eventually get down by 20 points 49-29 before they chipped away and cut the deficit to 51-39 by halftime.Dreadful from beyond arc: The Timberwolves lent a helping hand to the Warriors by continuing to shoot from 3-point range. Despite having a size advantage on the interior with Love and Nikola Pekovic, the Timberwolves took 31 3-pointers, making just nine.Meanwhile, the Warriors were penetrating and scoring in the lane, something a little uncharacteristic for them.We realized they didnt have a shot-blocker in there, Jackson said. And we got into the painted area and we were aggressive.Thompson struggling: Warriors rookie shooting guard Klay Thompson is mired in a shooting slump and he didnt come out of it against Minnesota.Thompson went just 6-16 from the floor against the Timberwolves, including two misses in the final three minutes. Thompson is shooting just 40.9 percent over the past six games (36-for-88).

Steph Curry likes tweet that calls out TV personality


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


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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