Report: Nash returning vs. Warriors


Report: Nash returning vs. Warriors

Steve Nash will make his return to the Los Angeles Lakers tonight at Oracle Arena against the Warriors, according to USA Today.

Nash was reportedly preparing for a Christmas Day return, but sources revealed that he will be on the court one game prior to that estimated date.

Los Angeles has struggled without Nash early in the season, going 12-12 and sitting in third place in the Pacific Division. 

Nash has been out since Oct. 31 with a left leg injury, after playing in just two games for the Lakers since they acquired him this offseason.

Durant starts Warriors career off hot despite rough loss

Durant starts Warriors career off hot despite rough loss

OAKLAND – Kevin Durant’s Warriors debut started in spectacular fashion, making his first four shots, before he and his teammates faded in a 129-100 loss to San Antonio Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.

Durant scored the team’s first bucket, a turnaround jumper 65 seconds after tipoff. He later added a step-back jumper, a fadeaway and a pull-up 3-pointer to end the quarter with 9 points on 4-of-5 shooting.

He also blocked two shots in the quarter.

That was as good as it got for Durant and the Warriors.

Durant finished with a team-high 27 points on 11-of-18 shooting, including 1-of-3 from deep. He added 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and the two blocks.

Instant Replay: Warriors dominated by Spurs in Durant's debut

Instant Replay: Warriors dominated by Spurs in Durant's debut


OAKLAND – The highly anticipated New Era of Warriors basketball began with a resounding thud.

The San Antonio Spurs came into Oracle Arena Tuesday night and pretty much owned the Warriors, handing them a 129-100 drubbing before a stunned and disappointed sellout crowd that began filing out early in the fourth quarter.

Kevin Durant introduced himself to Warriors fans by scoring 27 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Stephen Curry put in 26 points, Draymond Green totaled 18 and Klay Thompson added 11.

On a night when the Warriors started slow and never found much rhythm, that wasn’t nearly enough.

The Warriors were outmuscled, hammered 54-35 on the glass. They were outhustled, giving San Antonio 17 points off 16 turnovers. And it seemed the Spurs made then pay for every defensive lapse – and there were many.

Kawhi Leonard poured in 35 points to lead San Antonio, LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 and Jonathan Simmons came off the bench to score 20.


Durant and Curry came closer than any other Warriors to acquitting themselves.

Durant’s line: 27 points (11-of-18 from the field, including 1-of-3 from beyond the arc), 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocked shots. He played 37 minutes and finished minus-13 for the night.

Curry’s line: 26 points (9-of-18, 3-of-10), four assists and three rebounds. He played 34 minutes and finished minus-9.


After a Green layup tied it at 18-18 with 2:58 left in the first quarter, the Spurs closed the quarter on a 13-2 run – including a pair of 3-pointers in the final 8.6 seconds – for a 31-20 lead.

The Warriors spent the rest of the evening trying to catch up and never got closer than eight (52-44, 2:03 left in the first half).


Warriors: C Damian Jones (R pectoral surgery) was listed as out. C James Michael McAdoo was placed on the single-game inactive list.

Spurs: G Danny Green (L quad strain) is listed as out. G Dejounte Murray was placed on the single-game inactive list.


The Warriors begin a three-game road trip Friday in New Orleans, where they face the Pelicans at Smoothie King Center.