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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

Kevin Durant: 'Whoever did this should be fired and thrown in jail'

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Kevin Durant: 'Whoever did this should be fired and thrown in jail'

There are some people out there who are still extremely bitter about Kevin Durant leaving the Thunder for the Warriors.

An eighth grade Spanish teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma issued a handout on the first day of school.

Part of it read:

DON'T BE A ... Kevin Durant
KD left the OKC Thunder last summer after falling to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Following the end of the season, he decided it was in his best interest to join the very same team that had just knocked him out of the playoffs. Don't be like KD. Don't take the easy way out. Things like cheating, plagiarizing, and copying your friends homework may not seem like a big deal now but they are building habits that can significantly hinder you later in life. Additionally, always strive to finish what you've started. Half-finished homework is unfinished homework. Don't try to turn in an assignment if you have not done what is necessary and expected.

DO BE A ... Michael Jordan
MJ! The GOAT! 6 championships, 4 MVPs. Yadda yadda. The greatest thing this man ever did? Saving the Looney Tunes from a lifetime of servitude to an alien race. Did MJ take the easy way out? Did he ever back down from a challenge? NO! Be like Mike. Learning a new language is a challenging thing and parts of this year are going to be...

And then the words get cut off.

Well, Kevin Durant got wind of this and responded on Twitter:

If anything happens to this teacher, we will let you know...

Andre Iguodala falls short in 'Best off the Bench' award

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USATI

Andre Iguodala falls short in 'Best off the Bench' award

According to NBA players, Andre Iguodala is not the best sixth man in the league.

On Friday morning, Lou Williams was recognized as the "Best off the Bench" player.

At the inaugural NBA Awards Show in late June, Iguodala finished runner-up in the Sixth Man of the Year race to Rockets guard Eric Gordon.

Iguodala received 43 first-place votes, 34 second-place votes and nine third-place votes.

Gordon registered 46 first-place votes, 40 second-place votes and eight third-place votes.

Williams was a very distant third with five third-place votes, 10 second-place votes and 15 third-place votes.

He averaged 18.6 points and 3.2 assists over 58 games with the Lakers last season, while shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from deep.

In 23 regular season games with the Rockets, Williams averaged 14.9 points and 2.4 assists on 38.6 percent shooting overall and just below 32 percent from 3-point territory.

Against the Spurs in the Western Conference Semifinals, Williams struggled to the tune of 7.3 points per game. He shot 35 percent from the floor and below 18 percent from distance.

Iguodala played arguably his best game of the season in Game 5 of the NBA Finals -- 20 points (9 for 14 FG), four rebounds and three assists.

For the series, his +60 mark led the Warriors by a comfortable margin (Draymond Green +30, Kevin Durant +33, Steph Curry +30, Klay Thompson +22).

Iguodala was rewarded with a 3-year, $48 million contract this summer.

I doubt he cares whatsoever about falling short for this award...

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