Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 5:20 PM EDT Aug 12, 2019 The schedule features 13 back-to-backs. There’s a six-game trip after Christmas. There is a game south of the Mexican border, which will cost the Detroit Pistons one night at Little Caesars Arena. That’s some of the instant analysis after the Pistons released their 2019-20 schedule Monday. The schedule also features 30 games against Western Conference opponents, 52 games against Eastern Conference foes and 16 games vs. division rivals — just like every season. But as the Pistons try to improve upon last season’s 41-41 record and first-round exit, here are 10 dates that stand out: Good fortune with the Pacers? Oct. 23 — at Indianapolis: The Pistons open the season against the much-hyped Pacers but could catch a break. Star Victor Oladipo will be sidelined with the quad injury that sidelined him for the majority of last season. In fact, the Pistons face the Pacers four times over the … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons 2019-20 schedule release: 10 games to watch
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By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: June 13, 2019 at 9:08 pm | UPDATED: June 13, 2019 at 9:20 pm Warriors guard Klay Thompson grabs his left leg after landing awkwardly during the third quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night in Oakland. Thompson shot a pair of free throws then left the game for good in the Warriors’ 114-110 loss. Thompson had 30 points. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, left, and Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala reach for the ball during the first half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsGolden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) dunks against the Toronto Raptors during the first half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Golden State Warriors forward … [Read more...] about Raptors top Warriors in Game 6 for their first NBA title
By Eric Ting, SFGATE Updated 10:12 am PST, Saturday, March 9, 2019 Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three-point field goal in the first half of an NBA game against the Denver Nuggets at Oracle Arena on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three-point field goal in the first half of an NBA game against the Denver Nuggets at Oracle Arena on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Photo: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle Photo: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three-point field goal in the first half of an NBA game against the Denver Nuggets at Oracle Arena on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. … [Read more...] about Klay Thompson continues hot streak of hilarious interviews
By Mark Medina | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: February 3, 2019 at 9:58 am | UPDATED: February 4, 2019 at 3:09 am OAKLAND – As he stepped to the free throw-line, Klay Thompson heard a loud chant coming from the visiting Lakers fans in the upper deck. They did not boo him. They greeted him. “We want Thompson!!!” the Lakers fans yelled. Moments later, those same fans yelled to Kevin Durant, “We want KD!!!” The Lakers definitely want a lot of stars to join their team. Add New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis to the mix after his public trade request this week that may or may not yield a deal before the Feb. 7 trade deadline. As for Thompson, the Lakers will likely need a stronger effort than their visiting fanbase sharing their wishlist while he shoots foul shots. “I didn’t really hear it,” said Thompson following the Warriors’ 115-101 victory over the Lakers on Saturday at Oracle Arena. … [Read more...] about Klay Thompson appears unaffected with free-agency speculation, but what about Kevin Durant?
By Steve Bulpett | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: January 25, 2019 at 4:04 pm | UPDATED: January 26, 2019 at 7:14 am Steve Kerr hadn’t seen too much of the Celtics as he walked away from the Warriors’ practice in Washington early Friday afternoon and spoke on the phone. There’d be video to watch on the short flight up to Boston later in the day, and maybe his version of “Late Night” would feature Kyrie Irving instead of Stephen Colbert. But as the Golden State coach talked of his own club and in generalities, he was, by no specific intent, still speaking to the Celtic condition. In a year of grand Green expectation that’s been instead dotted thus far with both brilliance and mediocrity, the C’s are still searching. As they await Saturday night’s tipoff against Kerr’s two-time defending champions, the Celts have won five straight overall and 10 straight at home — but they are 11-13 away from their … [Read more...] about Like Celtics, Warriors’ Steve Kerr knows it takes more than talent