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Steinmetz: Milwaukee Looms Large

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Steinmetz: Milwaukee Looms Large

Nov. 12, 2010

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Matt Steinmetz
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It's pretty simple, really.If the Warriors beat the Bucks on Saturday in Milwaukee they'll finishtheir five-game road trip at 3-2. If they lose, they'll return to theBay Area 2-3.

That's the difference between a good trip and a so-so trip.

Former Warrior Corey Maggette is coming off the bench for the Bucks,which is nothing new for him; he's done that before. But under ScottSkiles, Maggette's minutes are down.
Maggette is playing just 21 minutes per game, which would be the fewest number of minutes he's averaged in the past 10 years.

Don't forget what happened last year when the Warriors played inMilwaukee. Then-rookie point guard Brandon Jennings dropped 55 againstthe Warriors, including 29 in the third quarter and 45 in the secondhalf.

Saturday's game will conclude a stretch of five games in seven days forthe Warriors. They then come home for games against the Pistons onMonday and the Knicks next Friday.

Durant sets Guinness world record during trip to India

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Durant sets Guinness world record during trip to India

NEW DELHI – NBA Champion and Finals MVP Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and 3,459 Indian children from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement for the world’s largest basketball lesson (multiple venues) ever held.

During his first-ever trip to India, Durant conducted the record-breaking feat at The NBA Academy India, the league’s elite basketball training center in the Delhi National Capital Region for the top male and female prospects from throughout India which opened in May.  

A group of youth were onsite at The NBA Academy India, while the other boys and girls participated via satellite from Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.  

“Sharing my love of basketball with thousands of boys and girls across India was an unbelievable experience,” said Durant.  “It was an honor to coach these amazing kids and to be a part of this special day.”

Durant is in India to support the continued growth of basketball in the country. While in Delhi, he coached the country’s top prospects at The NBA Academy India and built two new basketball courts to the Ramjas School as part of the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation’s BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL Courts Renovation Initiative.  

“Sports has the ability to unite people, and this record-setting NBA clinic led by Finals MVP Kevin Durant helped us connect young basketball players throughout the country in a single event,” said NBA India Managing Director Yannick Colaco.  “We are growing the game of basketball in India, and having Kevin here, one of the world’s greatest players, will no doubt inspire countless young boys and girls to stay healthy and active and believe that they can do anything.”

The NBA Academy India builds on the NBA’s existing basketball and youth development initiatives in India.  The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program has reached more than 6 million youth and trained more than 5,000 physical education instructors nationwide since its launch in 2013.

Ex-teammate: Lebron & Kyrie need to fight

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Ex-teammate: Lebron & Kyrie need to fight

The "feud" between LeBron James and Kyrie Irving is shrouded in mystery with media reports and veiled responses clouding the truth. 

But James' former Cavs teammate Drew Gooden has a solution, telling TMZ that either Irving needs to be traded or the two superstars need to throw down in a fight.

"That's the only way," Gooden said.

Gooden cited the Cleneland's addition of Derrick Rose as the reason for Irving's unrest, although reports of Irving's trade request came out days before Rose committed to sign with Cleveland.

"I think Kyrie hot cause they went and got Derrick Rose without his consent," Gooden said. "That might have got Kyrie a little hot."

Gooden, 35, averaged 11 points, 7.1 rebounds and 25.5 minutes per game over his 14-year NBA career, which ended after playing 30 games for Washington in the 2015-16 season.