WARRIORS 2011-12 SCHEDULE
The NBA announced the 2011-2012 season schedule for all teams, including the Golden State Warriors, who open their regular season at home on Christmas Day against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Warriors will then host the Bulls, Knicks, and 76ers before hitting the road on Jan. 2 for contests in Phoenix, San Antonio, and L.A. to take on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.
Some other notable nuggets from the Warriors' 2011-'12 schedule:
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- The Warriors won't play in Miami, only hosting LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh on Jan. 10 vs. Miami Heat.
- The Warriors' longest road trip of the season is six games, from Feb. 22-March 5, when they travel to Phoenix, Indiana, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Washington.
- The Warriors have only one back-to-back-to-back, coming on April 20-22 against the defending champion Mavericks, Rockets, and Timberwolves.
- The Warriors play 10 of their 16 April games on the road and their 6 home games are all against 2010-'11 playoff teams.
Steph Curry added another notch to his 3-point belt on Monday night.
With his third made trey of Game 4 against the Spurs, Curry passed Lakers legend Kobe Bryant for fifth place on the all-time postseason 3-pointers list.
Bryant finished his career with 292 postseason 3-pointers. Curry entered Monday's game in San Antonio with 290.
Only four names remain ahead of Curry: LeBron James (314 and counting), Manu Ginobili (317 and counting), Reggie Miller (320) and Ray Allen (385).
SAN ANTONIO -- Warriors center Zaza Pachulia was officially declared out prior to Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Spurs on Monday night.
Pachulia sustained a right heel contusion is the first half of Game 2 last Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. He has since done very little in practice and was listed as doubtful on the morning injury report.
Though acting head coach Mike Brown did not name backup center JaVale McGee to replace Pachulia in the starting lineup, that is the expectation. McGee started Game 3 on Saturday night and played well.
Brown gave himself some wiggle room, saying the Warriors could opt for rookie wing Pat McCaw if the Spurs start with a small lineup.
“For us, it's not that big of a deal,” Brown said in his pregame news conference. “We're either going to start JaVale or Patrick McCaw. We haven't made a decision yet, and I don't know when we're going to make a decision, but we'll go between those two guys.”