Steinmetz: Warriors Preseason Player Analysis -- Game 2

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Steinmetz: Warriors Preseason Player Analysis -- Game 2

Oct. 10, 2010STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com

OAKLAND -- Let's take a look down the roster after the Warriors' 95-86 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night in an exhibition game at Oracle Arena:Stephen Curry: It was a solid outing by Curry - 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes. Curry's assist total was a little low because Monta Ellis did a lot of handling of the ball.Monta Ellis: Ellis seemed to be playing more of his game than he did on Friday night. What that means is he made himself a factor even though he didn't shoot the ball particularly well (5-for-13). At times, Ellis' quickness on defense bothered Tyreke Evans.Dorell Wright: At this point, you'd have to say Wright is the Warriors' best all-around player. He had his second straight game where he filled up a few boxscore columns: 13 points, four rebounds and four assists.David Lee: It was a tale of two halves for Lee. In the first half, Lee took just two shots in 17 minutes. But Lee had a big third quarter, scoring 11 points and grabbing six rebounds, helping lead the Warriors to a 16-point lead after three periods.Andris Biedrins: Biedrins got into early foul trouble, picking up three personals in 10 minutes. He wound up making little impact in his 16 minutes.Vernon Goodridge: Goodridge played five minutes and even converted a feed for a layup. But once Jeff Adrien got into the game Goodridge's night was done.Vladimir Radmanovic: Radmanovic played just nine minutes and scored four points.Jeff Adrien: He made an impact on the interior, no doubt, and might have been the most effective player on the floor. Adrien had 11 points, 15 rebounds and a block in 22 minutes.Charlie Bell: He made only one of seven shots in 18 minutes.Reggie Williams: Williams wasn't his explosive self off the bench on Sunday. He went only 2-of-7 from the field in 17 minutes.Aaron Miles: He played 12 solid minutes as the backup point guard and did his usual thing: Play stead and not turn the ball over.Brandan Wright: It was not a good night for Wright. He didn't play in the first half, then was inserted late in the third quarter. But after Wright missed a chippie and threw a bad pass, coach Keith Smart removed him after two minutes. Wright got back into the game but made little impact.Jeremy Lin: He played just one minute in the fourth quarter, and then Keith Smart removed him after a pair of turnovers.Dan Gadzuric: Did not play because of coach's decision.Lou Amundson: Did not play because of lower back stiffness.Ekpe Udoh: Did not play because of a left wrist injury.Rodney Carney: Did not play because of a right hip contusion.

Warriors recall Kevon Looney from D-League ahead of Kings game

Warriors recall Kevon Looney from D-League ahead of Kings game

The Golden State Warriors have recalled forward Kevon Looney from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. Looney will be available for tonight’s Golden State game against the Sacramento Kings, which tips off at 7:30 p.m. (PDT) at Oracle Arena. 

Looney tallied 10 points, eight rebounds and one block in 13 minutes off the bench for Santa Cruz in Thursday's 106-103 road victory against the Austin Spurs. The 6’9”, 220-pound forward has appeared in four games (one start) with Santa Cruz this season, holding averages of 12.8 points and 11.3 rebounds while shooting 56.1 percent from the field in 19.8 minutes.  

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Did Kendrick Lamar take shot at Kevin Durant on latest single?

Did Kendrick Lamar take shot at Kevin Durant on latest single?

Hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar's new album "The Heart Part 4" drops on April 7, but his lyrics are already making waves.

Lamar, who hails from Compton, California, appears to take a shot at Kevin Durant for his decision to leave the Thunder and join the Warriors this past offseason in free agency.

From the single titled "IV":

     Tables turned, lessons learned, my best look
     You jumped sides on me, now you 'bout to meet Westbrook
     Go celebrate with your team and let victory vouch you
     Just know the next game played, I might slap the s--- out you
     Technical foul, I'm flagrant, I'm foul
     They throwin' me out, you throw in the towel

If the Warriors face the Thunder again this season, it will be in a playoff series. Golden State swept Oklahoma City 4-0 during the regular season, winning 122-96 on Nov. 3, 121-100 on Jan. 18, 130-114 on Feb. 11, and 111-95 on March 20

Their average margin of victory was just under 20.