Steinmetz's Instant Replay: W's secure first home win


Steinmetz's Instant Replay: W's secure first home win


Player of the game: Carl Landry continued his impressive and efficient play for Golden State, which won its first home game of the season. Landry played 26 minutes and made the most of it scoring 19 points and grabbing nine rebounds.Landry went 8-for-10 from the floor against Cleveland, and in five games this season he is averaging 17 points per game and shooting 67.3 percent from the floor.Key stretch: The Warriors had gotten into a little bit of a sluggish rut early in the third quarter and found themselves behind 69-67 midway through the third. But Golden State went on a 16-3 run to take back control of the game.As has been the case, Landry was in the middle of the important stretch, scoring six of the teams 16 points over that period.Converting turnovers: The Cavaliers didnt commit an inordinate number of turnovers, but the ones they did commit the Warriors usually turned into something positive.The Cavaliers committed 16 turnovers, which led to 30 Golden State points.Jumping out: The Warriors jumped out to a 15-point lead less than eight minutes into the game thanks to the perimeter shooting of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.Curry had 15 points and Thompson nine after one quarter, as the Warriors led 37-21. The lead would hit 17 in the second quarter, but Cleveland made a push and cut things to 56-51 late in the first half.David Lee, who missed shootaround because of the flu, played 19 minutes in the first half and was productive. Lee went 6-for-9 in the half and had 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals.Lee played his best game of the young season on Wednesday, and it shouldnt have come as any surprise with the Cavaliers short-handed up front.He ended up with 22 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, and once again logged plenty of minutes 38 -- for coach Mark Jackson. Lee entered the game averaging just 12.5 points and shooting 40 percent from the field. Still, he came into the game averaging more than 36 minutes per contest second only to Stephen Curry, who came in averaging 38-plus minutes per game.Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 28 points and seven assists.Interior advantage: Its not every game that the Warriors have a tangible advantage on the inside particularly now with Andrew Bogut limited.But the Warriors were a heck of a lot more healthy than the Cavaliers on Wednesday, as Cleveland was missing starting center Anderson Varejao and key backup Tyler Zeller.Those injuries left the Cavaliers with a starting four-five combination of Samardo Samuels (6-foot-9) and Tristan Thompson (6-foot-9).

Report: JaVale McGee will re-sign with Warriors


Report: JaVale McGee will re-sign with Warriors

JaVale McGee isn't going anywhere.

McGee will re-sign with the Warriors, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Soon after the news surfaced on Twitter, JaVale posted on Instagram:


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Golden State could only offer the big man the minimum of $2.1 million.

In 77 games (10 starts) with the Warriors last season, he averaged 6.1 points and 3.2 rebounds.

McGee appeared in 16 of the Warriors' 17 playoff games (he did not see action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals), averaging 5.9 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting over 73 percent from the field.

As of now, Golden State has 15 players with guaranteed contracts:

Steph Curry
Kevin Durant
Draymond Green
Klay Thompson
Andre Iguodala
Shaun Livingston
Zaza Pachulia
David West
JaVale McGee
Pat McCaw
Nick Young
Omri Casspi
Kevon Looney
Damian Jones
Jordan Bell

McGee was reportedly unhappy with the Warriors for giving their entire $5.2 taxpayer mid-level exception to Nick Young.

The 29-year old reportedly met with the Clippers and Kings, and was seeking a contract above the minimum.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Kyrie Irving 'very badly' wants to play for Knicks


Report: Kyrie Irving 'very badly' wants to play for Knicks

Kyrie Irving is itching to get to the Big Apple.

Irving 'very badly' wants to play for the Knicks, according to ESPN's Pablo Torre.

Irving reportedly requested a trade from the Cavs during a meeting with management on July 7.

The four-time All-Star would prefer to be shipped to the Spurs, Timberwolves, Heat or Knicks, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

Although Irving was born in Australia, he grew up in West Orange, New Jersey -- which is about 20 miles away from Madison Square Garden.

The Cavs have been trying to get a hold of Irving, but the 25-year old is not talking to anybody from the organization, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic.

Irving averaged 25.2 points and 5.8 assists per game last season, shooting over 47 percent from the field and 40 percent from deep.

In the 2017 NBA Finals, he registered 29.4 points over the five games.

The Knicks owe Joakim Noah over $17.7 million next season, over $18.5 million in 2018-19 and nearly $19.3 million in 2019-20.

The Knicks also just signed Tim Hardaway Jr. (who they traded in June 2015) to a 4-year contract worth nearly $71 million.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller