Warriors open season in Phoenix on Halloween

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Warriors open season in Phoenix on Halloween

The defending champion Heat, led by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, will make their only Bay Area appearance of the season on Jan. 16, when the Miami plays the Warriors at Oracle Arena.The NBA announced the 2012-13 regular-season schedule on Thursday, and it has the Warriors opening their season at Phoenix on Oct. 31. The Warriors home opener comes two days later, when the Warriors host the Memphis Grizzlies on Nov. 2.This is the first time since the 2001-02 season that the Warriors have opened the season on the road.The Warriors do not play on Oct. 30, the first official day of the NBA season.Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and the Los Angeles Lakers will come to Oracle two times the first on Dec. 22 and the next on March 25.Perhaps the most noteworthy part of the Warriors schedule comes in March and April. The Warriors play 16 of their final 22 games of the 2012-13 season at home.The Warriors open their season with 15 of 24 games on the road.The Warriors longest road trip of the season comes in December, a seven-gamer, that will take the team to Detroit, Brooklyn, Washington, Charlotte, Miami, Orlando and Atlanta.The Warriors longest homestand of the season is also a seven-gamer which comes in March.
DAY
DATE
OPPONENT
TIME

Wed 31-Oct Phoenix 7:00 PM
Fri 2-Nov Memphis 7:30 PM
Sat 3-Nov L.A. Clippers 7:30 PM
Mon 5-Nov Sacramento 7:00 PM
Wed 7-Nov Cleveland 7:30 PM
Fri 9-Nov at L.A. Lakers 7:30 PM
Sat 10-Nov Denver 7:30 PM
Wed 14-Nov Atlanta 7:30 PM
Fri 16-Nov Minnesota 5:00 PM
Sun 18-Nov Oklahoma City 4:00 PM
Mon 19-Nov Dallas 5:30 PM
Wed 21-Nov Brooklyn 7:30 PM
Fri 23-Nov Denver 6:00 PM
Sat 24-Nov Minnesota 7:30 PM
Thu 29-Nov Denver 7:30 PM
Sat 1-Dec Indiana 7:30 PM
Mon 3-Dec Orlando 7:30 PM
Wed 5-Dec Detroit 4:30 PM
Fri 7-Dec Brooklyn 4:30 PM
Sat 8-Dec Washington 4:00 PM
Mon 10-Dec Charlotte 4:00 PM
Wed 12-Dec Miami 4:30 PM
Fri 14-Dec Orlando 5:00 PM
Sat 15-Dec Atlanta 4:00 PM
Tue 18-Dec New Orleans 7:30 PM
Wed 19-Dec Sacramento 7:00 PM
Fri 21-Dec Charlotte 7:30 PM
Sat 22-Dec L.A. Lakers 7:30 PM
Wed 26-Dec Utah 6:00 PM
Fri 28-Dec Philadelphia 7:30 PM
Sat 29-Dec Boston 7:30 PM
Wed 2-Jan L.A. Clippers 7:30 PM
Sat 5-Jan at L.A. Clippers 7:30 PM
Wed 9-Jan Memphis 7:30 PM
Fri 11-Jan Portland 7:30 PM
Sun 13-Jan Denver 5:00 PM
Wed 16-Jan Miami 7:30 PM
Fri 18-Jan San Antonio 5:30 PM
Sat 19-Jan New Orleans 5:00 PM
Mon 21-Jan L.A. Clippers 1:00 PM
Wed 23-Jan Oklahoma City 7:30 PM
Fri 25-Jan Chicago 5:00 PM
Sat 26-Jan Milwaukee 5:30 PM
Mon 28-Jan Toronto 4:00 PM
Tue 29-Jan Cleveland 4:00 PM
Thu 31-Jan Dallas 7:30 PM
Sat 2-Feb Phoenix 7:30 PM
Tue 5-Feb Houston 5:00 PM
Wed 6-Feb Oklahoma City 5:00 PM
Fri 8-Feb Memphis 5:00 PM
Sat 9-Feb Dallas 5:30 PM
Tue 12-Feb Houston 7:30 PM
Tue 19-Feb Utah 6:00 PM
Wed 20-Feb Phoenix 7:30 PM
Fri 22-Feb San Antonio 7:30 PM
Sun 24-Feb Minnesota 12:30 PM
Tue 26-Feb Indiana 4:00 PM
Wed 27-Feb New York 4:30 PM
Fri 1-Mar Boston 4:30 PM
Sat 2-Mar Philadelphia 4:00 PM
Mon 4-Mar Toronto 7:30 PM
Wed 6-Mar Sacramento 7:30 PM
Fri 8-Mar Houston 7:30 PM
Sat 9-Mar Milwaukee 7:30 PM
Mon 11-Mar New York 7:30 PM
Wed 13-Mar Detroit 7:30 PM
Fri 15-Mar Chicago 7:30 PM
Sun 17-Mar Houston 4:00 PM
Mon 18-Mar New Orleans 5:00 PM
Wed 20-Mar San Antonio 5:30 PM
Sat 23-Mar Washington 7:30 PM
Mon 25-Mar L.A. Lakers 7:30 PM
Wed 27-Mar Sacramento 7:30 PM
Sat 30-Mar Portland 7:30 PM
Wed 3-Apr New Orleans 7:30 PM
Fri 5-Apr Phoenix 7:00 PM
Sun 7-Apr Utah 5:00 PM
Tue 9-Apr Minnesota 7:30 PM
Thu 11-Apr Oklahoma City 7:30 PM
Fri 12-Apr L.A. Lakers 7:30 PM
Mon 15-Apr San Antonio 7:30 PM
Wed 17-Apr Portland 7:30 PM

Warriors to face Utah after Jazz rout Clippers in Game 7

Warriors to face Utah after Jazz rout Clippers in Game 7

OAKLAND -- Six days after sweeping Portland to advance to the second round of the playoffs, the Warriors now know their opponent.

The Utah Jazz put together a sterling performance Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles to vanquish the Clippers and earn the right to meet the defending Western Conference champion Warriors.

Game 1 is Tuesday night at Oracle Arena, with Game 2 scheduled for Thursday night. Tipoff for both games is 7:30.

The Warriors faced the Jazz three times in the regular season, winning twice. They won in their only trip to Salt Lake City, 106-99 on Dec. 8. Twelve days later, at Oracle Arena, the Warriors romped to a 104-74 win.

The Jazz posted their lone victory on April 10, a 105-99 win at Oracle Arena.

Those numbers are, for all intents and purposes, ancient history. The Warriors never faced a fully healthy Jazz team, not that it matters much to Draymond Green and his teammates -- particularly if the Warriors carry over the intensity shown in closing out Portland last Monday night.

“Whoever it is in front of you, if you’re locked in like that, if we’re locked in like that, I think we can beat anyone,” Green said after practice Sunday. “And I don’t care who it is. When we have that type of focus level, I think, no matter who you put in front of us it’s over.”

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Below is the schedule for the Western Conference Semifinals series between the Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz:

GAME          DAY, DATE                 TIME (PDT)       LOCATION     

GAME 1      Tuesday, May 2          7:30 p.m.             Oracle Arena                            

GAME 2      Thursday, May 4        7:30 p.m.             Oracle Arena                             

GAME 3       Saturday, May 6          5:30 p.m.              Vivint Smart Home Arena         

GAME 4       Monday, May 8           6:00 p.m.              Vivint Smart Home Arena         

GAME 5*    Wednesday, May 10  TBD                      Oracle Arena                             

GAME 6*     Friday, May 12            TBD                      Vivint Smart Home Arena        

GAME 7*    Sunday, May 14          TBD                      Oracle Arena                            

Warriors to celebrate 'We Believe' team at Game 1 of Western Semifinals

Warriors to celebrate 'We Believe' team at Game 1 of Western Semifinals

OAKLAND, CA – The Golden State Warriors will celebrate the 2007 “We Believe” team on Tuesday, May 2, during Game 1 of their Conference Semifinals series at Oracle Arena, the team announced Sunday.  The celebration takes place one day shy of the 10-year anniversary of the 2006-07 Warriors completing their historic First Round upset over the #1 seeded Dallas Mavericks on May 3, 2007, when they posted a 111-86 victory in Game 6 at Oracle Arena to become the first #8 seed to prevail over a #1 seed in a best-of-seven series.

Several members of that iconic Warriors team will be on-hand for the celebration, including Baron Davis, Stephen Jackson, Jason Richardson, Monta Ellis, Al Harrington, Kelenna Azubuike, Adonal Foyle, Patrick O’Bryant and Zarko Cabarkapa.  Another member of that team, Matt Barnes, is currently playing for the Warriors.

To help celebrate the occasion, limited-edition “We Believe” 10-Year Anniversary t-shirts will be available for purchase at WarriorsTeamStore.com starting Tuesday morning, and at Oracle Arena beginning on Tuesday night.  These special gold t-shirts feature the same “We Believe” logo that was emblazoned across the front of the fan t-shirts given away at Oracle Arena throughout the 2007 NBA Playoffs, with a special 10-year logo on the sleeve. 

Led by Head Coach Don Nelson, the 2006-07 Warriors finished the regular-season with a 16-5 record over their final 21 games to finish with a 42-40 record and claim the #8 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs, marking the team’s first winning season and postseason appearance in 13 years. Facing the heavily favored Mavericks, who finished the regular-season with an NBA-best 67 wins, Golden State won Game 1 in Dallas to steal home court advantage and returned to the Bay Area with the series tied 1-1.  Having waited more than a dozen years to host a Playoff game, Warriors fans packed Oracle Arena long before tip-off of Game 3 and roared as the Warriors won Games 3 & 4 at home.  After falling in Game 5 at Dallas, the Warriors returned to Oracle Arena and over 20,000 fans wearing their gold “We Believe” t-shirts for Game 6.  Holding a two-point lead early in the third quarter, the Warriors went on a 24-3 run that blew the game open in an eventual 25-point series-ending victory.

Limited tickets for the We Believe Celebration and all home games during the Western Conference Semifinals are still available. Fans looking to attend Warriors games during the 2017 NBA Playoffs are encouraged to purchase tickets directly from the team by visiting warriors.com, calling 1-888-GSW-HOOP or at the Oracle Arena Box Office. Warriors.com offers fans the only verified marketplace for all Warriors ticket needs, including official resale tickets from Season Ticket Holders and other fans, that is guaranteed by the Warriors organization. The Warriors resale marketplace offers a safe and convenient way for fans to access all levels of tickets throughout the regular season and playoffs. The Warriors have sold out 232 consecutive games at Oracle Arena and currently have a Season Ticket Priority Wait List of over 39,000 members.

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