June 3, 2011STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com
The tornadoes that recently touched down in Oklahoma also touched Warriors forward Ekpe Udoh.
Udoh, who grew up in Edmond, Okla., will be participating in several community outreach programs taking place in areas hit particularly hard by the tornadoes. Udoh will be donating items that will help with the relief efforts, visiting with families affected by the tornadoes and working with the American Red Cross and local community organizers.Udoh's efforts will focus on the towns of Piedmont and Chickasha, Oklahoma. Edmond is approximately 15 minutes from Piedmont and about an hour away from Chickasha.CSNBayarea.com is planning to talk with Udoh on Saturday about his experience. Look for a full report on it soon.
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Instead of playing the usual six or seven preseason games, the Warriors will suit up for just four exhibition games.
But there is a very good reason: They are traveling overseas for two of the games.
They will play two games at Oracle Arena and two in China.
The Warriors will open the four-game slate on Sept. 30 against the Nuggets in Oakland. After that game, they will jetset to China were they will meet the Timberwolves for two games, one in Oct. 4 in Shenzen and one on Oct. 8 in Shanghai.
Once they return home, they will play their final tune-up on Oct. 13 against the Kings.
They tip off the regular season four days later against the Houston Rockets, where they will get their championship rings and raise another banner to the rafters.
DAY/DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME (PDT)
Saturday, September 30 Denver Nuggets Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 4 Minnesota Timberwolves Shenzhen Universiade Center – Shenzhen, China 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 8 Minnesota Timberwolves Mercedes-Benz Arena – Shanghai, China 3:30 a.m.
Friday, October 13 Sacramento Kings Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA 7:30 p.m.