Fight to the Finish! Season 2 | SHOOTING DUEL VS KINGS

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Re: Fight to the Finish! | OFFSEASON | 2013 DRAFT

Postby Eirsej on Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:17 am

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Waivers

23/6

Trail Blazers waive Sasha Pavlovic
Trail Blazers waive Jared Jeffries
Spurs waive Matt Bonner
Bobcats waive Brendan Haywood
76ers waive Joel Anthony


Signings

13/7
Warriors sign Jarrett Jack to 3yr/$9.33M deal
76ers sign Nick Young to 2yr/$8.62M deal
Bobcats sign Byron Mullens to 3yr/$8.96M deal
Clippers sign Lamar Odom to 3yr/$3.70M deal
Hawks sign Jeff Teague to 5yr/$33.38M deal
Hawks sign Anthony Tolliver to 2yr/$1.89M deal
Heat sign Mario Chalmers to 4yr/$17.06M deal
Hornets sign Greg Oden to 3yr/$18.34M deal
Jazz sign Randy Foye to 3yr/$10.64M deal
Lakers sign Chris Wilcox to 4yr/$4.89M deal
Magic sign JJ Redick to 4yr/$21.32M deal
Magic sign Josh McRoberts to 2yr/$4.44M deal
Pistons sign Will Bynum to 4yr/$6.23M deal
Timberwolves sign Tiago Splitter to 3yr/$13.11M deal
Wizards sign Martell Webster to 5yr/$14.40M deal
Bucks sign Samuel Dalembert to 1yr/1.17M deal
Bulls sign Rip Hamilton to 1yr/$1.25M deal
Hawks sign Zaza Pachulia to 2yr/$2.29M deal
Heat sign Josh Harrellson to 3yr/$4.18M deal
Pacers sign DJ Augustin to 4yr/$19.37M deal
Pacers sign Timofey Mozgov to 4yr/$17.27M deal
Spurs sign David West to 2yr/$9.59M deal
Jazz sign Paul Millsap to 4yr/$42.52M deal
Knicks sign Vince Carter to 1yr/$1.68M deal
Lakers sign Metta World Peace to 2yr/$3.08M deal
Hawks sign Stephen Jackson to 1yr/$1.92M deal
Clippers sign Andrei Kirilenko to 2yr/$5.01M deal
Bulls sign Chris Kaman to 3yr/$9.59M deal
Mavericks sign DeJuan Blair to 3yr/$9.67M deal
Knicks sign Mehmet Okur to 2yr/$1.79M deal
Spurs sign Nikola Pekovic to 3yr/$14.97M deal
Cavaliers sign Dwight Howard to 3yr/$56.13M deal
Lakers sign Elton Brand to 1yr/$1.29M deal
Spurs sign Robin Lopez to 3yr/$7.86M deal
Bulls sign Troy Murphy to 1yr/$490k deal
Clippers sign Gilbert Arenas to 2yr/$9.88M deal
Spurs sign Corey Brewer to 4yr/$17.46M deal
Knicks sign Brendan Haywood to 2yr/$1.00M deal
Lakers sign Marquis Daniels to 1yr/$640k deal
Lakers sign Keith Bogans to 1yr/$490k deal
Trail Blazers sign Luke Babbitt to 1yr/$2.66M deal
Trail Blazers sign Elliot Williams to 1yr/$2.09M deal
Trail Blazers sign Nolan Smith ti 1yr/$2.02M deal
Timberwolves sign Chase Budinger to 1yr/$1.38M deal
Suns sign Wesley Johnson to 1yr/$5.65M deal
Rockets sign Cole Aldrich to 1yr/$3.36M deal
Rockets sign Toney Douglas to 1yr/$3.10M deal
Mavericks sign Dominique Jones to 1yr/$1.88M deal
Kings sign James Johnson to 1yr/$3.95M deal
Hornets sign Xavier Henry to 1yr/$3.20M deal
Hornets sign Al-Farouq Aminu to 1yr/$3.99M deal
Grizzlies sign Wayne Ellington to 1yr/$3.10M deal
Cavaliers sign Omri Casspi to 1yr/$3.31M deal
Pistons sign Chris Paul to 4yr/$73.75M deal
Rockets sign Aaron Brooks to 3yr/$16.61M deal
Magic sign JR Smith to 3yr/$20.00M deal
Bucks sign Andre Iguodala to 4yr/$38.91M deal
25/8
Jazz sign Ray Allen to 1yr/$1.75M deal
Knicks sign Terrence Williams to 3yr/$1.72M deal
26/8
Jazz sign Dorell Wright to 1yr/$3.24M deal
28/8
Clippers sign Johan Petro to 1yr/$1.57M deal
31/8
Magic sign Nate Robinson to 1yr/$4.17M deal
9/9
Pacers sign JJ Hickson to 1yr/$4.18M deal
15/9
Suns sign Darko Milicic to 1yr/$1.50M deal
19/9
Kings sign Aaron Gray to 1yr/$1.59M deal
1/10
Mavericks sign Greg Stiemsma to 1yr/$1.50M deal
8/10
Warriors sign Tony Allen to 2yr/$3.82M deal

Trades
13/7
Pistons trade: '13 1st round pick, Tayshaun Prince
Thunder trade: Serge Ibaka, Reggie Jackson


Raptors trade: '13 1st round pick, John Lucas
Mavericks trade: Jae Crowder, '14 1st round pick

Spurs trade: '13 1st round pick
Bucks trade: Mike Miller

Suns trade: '13 2nd round pick, '14 2nd round pick
Hornets trade: Jason Smith

T'wolves trade: '13 2nd round pick, Conrad Lampley
Nets trade: Reggie Evans, Karl Waters

Nets trade: '13 2nd round pick, Conrad Lampley
T'wolves trade: '13 2nd round pick, Karl Waters

T'wolves trade: '13 2nd round pick, '14 1st round pick
Kings trade: Chuck Hayes

8/10
Warriors trade: Kent Bazemore, Draymond Green
Bucks trade: Doron Lamb


9/10
Suns trade: George Hill, '14 2nd round pick
Clippers trade: Eric Bledsoe, '14 1st round pick


17/10
Bobcats trade: Gerald Green
Jazz trade: Randy Foye, '14 2nd round pick

Nuggets trade: Jared Dudley
Magic trade: JJ Redick

Coach Hirings/Firings
22/6
Bobcats hire head coach Lloyd Hobbs
Bucks hire head coach Bob Monroe
Hornets hire head coach Dead Adkins
Jazz hire head Leslie Cheaney
Knicks hire head coach Floyd Slater
Magic hire head coach Aaron Hunt
Nuggets hire head coach George Holt
Pistons hire head coach Terry Stotts
Trail Blazers hire head coach Mathew McDonald
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Re: Fight to the Finish! | FREE AGENCY (BIG SIGNINGS!) | ROS

Postby Eirsej on Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:21 am

2013-2014 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS ROSTER

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Re: Fight to the Finish! | FREE AGENCY (BIG SIGNINGS!) | ROS

Postby Mark. on Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:29 pm

Wow some crazy transactions going on there!

Cavs look really good!
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Re: Fight to the Finish! | FREE AGENCY (BIG SIGNINGS!) | ROS

Postby Eirsej on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:37 am

They're solid. I expect them to make the playoffs this season. They also got the #1 pick which can make them a little bit deeper.
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Re: Fight to the Finish! | FREE AGENCY (BIG SIGNINGS!) | ROS

Postby Mark. on Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:21 am

Incredible. Cavs 2014 NBA Champions?
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Re: Fight to the Finish! | FREE AGENCY (BIG SIGNINGS!) | ROS

Postby Eirsej on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:43 am

Not if I can help it! :lol:
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Re: Fight to the Finish! | FREE AGENCY (BIG SIGNINGS!) | ROS

Postby Eirsej on Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:19 am

Warriors open season with come from behind win

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Curry getting ready to shoot a very open jumper

The Warriors did not get the start that they wanted. The Warriors started the game cold, shooting 0-5 from the field. The Warriors found themselves down by 9 midway through the 1st quarter and they played catch up until the start of the 2nd half. The 1st half finished 61-53.

But the Warriors found new life in the 2nd half. They clamped down on defense and started shooting the ball better.

"We played terribly in the 1st half. Our shooting did not go down the way we wanted it and I think it affected our defense." Said Coach Mark Jackson.

"I just told them to think of defense first before offense. And I think that worked out. We limited them to I think 36 points in the second half."

The Suns only scored 18 points in each of the last two quarters and they shot under 40% after the 1st half.

The Warriors will next visit the defending champions Oklahoma City Thunder in a Western Conference Finals rematch.

PHOTOS:
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SCORES:
PHX 33 28 18 18 97
GSW 29 24 29 25 107

TOP PERFORMERS
Suns
Shannon Brown (20pts, 8rebs)
Marcin Gortat (15pts, 12rebs)
Goran Dragic (15pts, 5asts)

Warriors
Steph Curry (25pts, 8asts, 10-12FG)
Klay Thompson (17pts, 5rebs)
David Lee (11pts, 11rebs)


Around the league...
Gordon signs extension with Charlotte 4yr/$19.06M deal
Hornets send Greg Oden to Clippers for DeAndre Jordan, '14 2nd round pick
Durant, Thunder run wild on Nuggets in 117-75 win
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Re: Fight to the Finish! Season 2 | VS PHX

Postby Mark. on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:05 pm

NIce win. How did you rookies play? If at all Haha
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Re: Fight to the Finish! Season 2 | VS PHX

Postby Eirsej on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:45 pm

Cameron Bell, my 1st round pick, is the primary back up for David Lee. He is playing well. Not producing much, but I get what I need from him.
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Re: Fight to the Finish! Season 2 | VS PHX

Postby Eirsej on Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:23 pm

Warriors blow out Thunder in Western Conference Finals Rematch

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Curry celebrating win the big win

The Warriors played the game with a vegeance. And the Thunder are not ready for that. The Warriors came in ready for Durant and Westbrook, as they had Tony Allen start in place of Klay Thompson. Harrison Barnes, who defended Westbrook most of the time, and Tony Allen, who defended Durant, were successful in containing them. Kevin Durant, who scored 30 pts in their opening game, scored 22 in this game on 10-23 FG. Westbrook only scored 14 points on 4-15 shooting.

Kevin Martin was the lone bright spot for the Thunder, scoring 22pts on 7-13 shooting. But his contributions were not enough for them to get the win.

On the other hand, the Warriors shot incedibly. Led by the superb shooting of Steph Curry, who scored 34points in 14-19 shooting. Klay Thompson scored 25 points off the bench and David Lee scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds.

The Warriors will next face the San Antonio Spurs.

PHOTOS:

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SCORES:
GSW 27 38 25 22 122
OKC 25 25 30 15 95

TOP PERFORMERS

Warriors
Steph Curry (34pts, 14-19FG)
Klay Thompson (25pts, 5asts)
David Lee (18pts, 15rebs)

Thunder
Kevin Martin (22pts, 8asts)
Kevin Durant (22pts, 5rebs)
Perry Jones (15pts, 7rebs)


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Re: Fight to the Finish! Season 2 | CONFERENCE FINALS REMATC

Postby Eirsej on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:54 pm

Spurs use strong 2nd half to win over Warriors

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Manu with a reverse layup

The Spurs capitalized on the turnovers of the Golden State Warriors to come from 10 down in the 1st half to beat the opposing team by 12.

The Warriors, who scored 53 points in the 1st half, was out of sync in the 2nd half, giving up a 12-3 run and turning the ball over 5 times in the 3rd.

It was worse in the fourth, as coach Mark Jackson opted to start the final quarter with his bench guys. The Spurs were just too much for the Warriors bench as they gave up another run and allowed the Spurs to score 36 points. Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson both struggled shooting from the field. While the Spurs had 5 players scoring in double digits led by Parker, who recorded a triple double.

"It was a total meltdown for us. The Spurs came out strong in the second and we were rattled. Gotta work on our composure from here on out." Said by David Lee, who scored 22 points in this game.

PHOTOS:
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SCORES:
SAS 21 22 29 36 108
GSW 18 35 19 24 96



TOP PERFORMERS
Spurs
Manu Ginobili (28pts, 5rebs, 11-16FG)
Tony Parker (23pts, 10rebs, 11asts)
Nikola Pekovic (13pts, 12rebs)

Warriors

David Lee (22pts, 9rebs)
Klay Thompson (19pts)
Steph Curry (18pts)



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Re: Fight to the Finish! Season 2 | VS SAS

Postby Mark. on Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:13 pm

Fantastic win and then a tough loss. Spurs are always a threat though, can beat any team on any given night.
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Re: Fight to the Finish! Season 2 | VS SAS

Postby Eirsej on Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:10 pm

Yeah. They filled Duncan's spot with solid bigs like David West and Pekovic.
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Re: Fight to the Finish! Season 2 | VS SAS

Postby Eirsej on Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:13 pm

Blazers beat Warriors in OT

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Aldridge about to dunk it in

It was a game of runs. The Portland Trail Blazers opened the game with a scorching 15-4 run and shot 80% in that stretch. But the Warriors would bounce back.

They will open up the second quarter with a big run and they outscored the Blazers 34-20. The half ended with a score of 54-50 in favor of the Warriors.

The Blazers would rally again in the third as they will outscored the Warriors by 5 points and lead by 1 at the end of the quarter.

After exchanging runs, both team would exchange leads in the fourth until the the closing seconds.

The Warriors would have a 3-point lead in the last 1 minute of the game. With the ball in Lillard's hands, he would fire a pass to Batum, who was coming off a screen. He squares up, checks his feet, and fires a three. He would tie the game at 112. But the Warriors are not rattled, the perfectly executed a play to get David Lee in the post. He spun left, faked the shot, then went under Aldridge and banked the shot in.

With about 20 seconds left in the game. Lillard was at the top of the key. Aldridge set a screen for him. Lillard then fired a pass to the left wing to Batum. Then Batum quickly passed the ball to the rolling Aldridge for the dunk. The game was tied at 114 with 2.2 seconds left.

The Warriors called a timeout for the last play of regulation to hopefully win the game. The ball was passed to Steph Curry under the basket but he quickly surrounded by the Portland defense, he put the shot up to no avail. Curry was caught complaining that he was fouled in that play.

Fatigue set in for the Warriors as they gave up 8 quick points for the Trail Blazers in OT. They were not able to recover after that.

The Warriors fall to 2-2 and have their first losing streak since the 2011-2012 season. They did not lose twice in a row last season. While the Portland Trail Blazers climb to 2-1.

PHOTOS:

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SCORES:
GSW 20 34 27 33 9 123
POR 30 20 32 32 17 131

TOP PERFORMERS:

Warriors
Steph Curry (29pts, 6asts)
Klay Thompson (26pts)
Tony Allen (16pts)
David Lee (15pts, 12rebs, 5asts)

Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard (30pts, 12asts, 3stls)
LaMarcus Aldridge (21pts, 15rebs, 3stls)
Nicolas Batum (20pts, 8rebs, 4stls)
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Re: Fight to the Finish! Season 2 | VS PDX

Postby Eirsej on Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:30 am

Around the league


Standings

West
1. Los Angeles Clippers (3-0)
2. Sacramento Kings (3-1)
3. Denver Nuggets (3-1)
4. San Antonio Spurs (1-2)
5. Oklahoma City Thunder (3-1)
6. Portland Trail Blazers (2-1)
7. Utah Jazz (2-2)
8. Phoenix Suns (2-2)
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9. Golden State Warriors (2-2)
10. Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2)
11. Memphis Grizzlies (1-2)
12. New Orleans Hornets (1-3)
13. Houston Rockets (1-3)
14. Los Angeles Lakers (1-3)
15. Dallas Mavericks (1-3)

East
1. Miami Heat (3-0)
2. Atlanta Hawks (3-1)
3. Toronto Raptors (3-1)
4. Cleveland Cavaliers (2-1)
5. Washington Wizards (3-1)
6. Philadelphia 76ers (2-2)
7. New York Knicks (2-2)
8. Orlando Magic (2-2)
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9. Boston Celtics (2-2)
10. Chicago Bulls (2-2)
11. Milwaukee Bucks (1-2)
12. Detriot Pistons (1-3)
13. Charlotte Bobcats (1-3)
14. Brooklyn Nets (1-3)
15. Indiana Pacers (0-3)



League Leaders

Points per Game
Dwyane Wade, SG (MIA) 31.0
Blake Griffin, PF (LAC) 27.3
Steph Curry, PG (GSW) 26.5
Kobe Bryant, SG (LAL) 26.0
Russell Westbrook (OKC) 25.5

Rebounds per Game
Marcin Gortat, C (PHX) 13.5
Markieff Morris, PF (PHX) 12.7
David Lee, PF (GSW) 11.8
LaMarcus Aldridge, PF (POR) 11.7
Greg Monroe, C (DET) 11.5

Assists per Game
Ricky Rubio, PG (MIN) 12.7
John Wall, PG (WAS) 10.0
Kyrie Irving, PG (CLE) 9.3
Steve Nash, PG (LAL) 9.3
Jarrett Jack, PG (GSW) 8.8

Steals per Game
Russell Westbrook, PG (OKC) 3.0
LeBron James, SF (MIA) 3.0
John Wall, PG (WAS) 2.8
Chris Paul, PG (DET) 2.8
Paul Millsap, PF (UTA) 2.8

Blocks per Game
Meyers Leonard, C (POR) 3.3
Anthony Davis, PF (NO) 3.0
Marc Gasol, C (MEM) 3.0
Samuel Dalembert, C (MIA) 2.7
Wilson Chandler, SF (ORL) 2.5


Transactions

Trades
3/11
Pacers trade: Lance Stephenson
Hornets trade: Brian Roberts, Rob Marion
25/11
Suns trade: Wesley Johnson
Hornets trade: Gerald Henderson
6/12
Raptors trade: Terrence Ross
Wizards trade: Chris Singleton, Devin Hopkins
19/12
Jazz trade: Dorell Wright, '15 2nd round pick
Hawks trade: John Jenkins, '15 1st round pick
25/12
Bobcats trade: Bismack Biyombo, '14 2nd round pick
Nuggets trade: Ian Mahinmi, Elton Barlow
27/12
Heat trade: Jason Richardson, Josh Harrellson
Bucks trade: Samuel Dalembert, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

Signings
4/11
Spurs sign Boris Diaw to 3yr/5.62M deal
5/11
Bucks sign Monta Ellis to 4yr/39.84M deal
6/11
Magic sign Gustavo Ayon to 4yr/8.96M deal
8/11
Bobcats sign Ben Gordon to 4yr/19.06M deal
9/11
Thunder sign Thabo Sefolosha to 2yr/2.51M deal
Wizards sign Trevor Ariza to 5yr/18.94M deal
Wizards sign Emeka Okafor to 3yr/10.63M deal
Kings sign DeMarcus Cousins to 4yr/39.25M deal
Kings sign Isaiah Thomas to 5yr/25.82M deal
10/11
Lakers sign Pau Gasol to 3yr/19.86M deal
11/11
Celtics sign Paul Pierce to 2yr/9.56M deal
16/11
Nets sign Andris Biedrins to 1yr/1.56M deal
6/12
Pacers sign Danny Granger to 4yr/32.99M deal
19/12
Bulls sign Luol Deng to 5yr/46.37M deal
30/12
Mavericks sign Dirk Nowitzki to 1yr/10.64M deal
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Re: Fight to the Finish! Season 2 | VS PDX | TRANSACTIONS

Postby Eirsej on Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:15 am

Warriors beat Grizzlies behind Curry's 28

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Steph Curry scored 28 points and dished 10 assists in a win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Warriors started the game out of sync. Steph Curry turned the ball over in their very first possession as his pass was intercepted by Mike Conley. The trend continued in the first as they gave the ball up a total of 5 times.

But the Warriors were still able to hang on as they trailed by only five points after the first.

The Warriors got their groove back as they started out the second strong. Harrison Barnes, who struggled with his shooting in the first, opened the quarter with back to back 3's.

The game would be tied after the second and third quarter.

And then Steph Curry happened. Having only scored 15 points in the first 3 quarters, Steph Curry would explode for 13 points in the final quarter including 2 threes.

The Grizzlies would have no answer for Steph as they beat them 109-101.

PHOTOS:
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SCORES
MEM 28 22 29 22 101
GSW 23 27 29 30 109


TOP PERFORMERS
Grizzlies
Rudy Gay (23pts, 6rebs)
Mike Conley (21pts, 7asts, 5stls)
Tony Wroten (18pts, 7asts)

Warriors
Steph Curry (28pts, 10asts, 3stls)
David Lee (12pts, 11rebs)



AROUND THE LEAGUE...
Clippers send Luis Scola and Willie Green to Knicks for Vince Carter and Steve Novak
#1 Overall pick TaJuan Conway out for season after suffering Torn MCL
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Re: Fight to the Finish! Season 2 | VS MEM

Postby Eirsej on Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:41 pm

Clippers blow out Warriors in Western Semifinals Rematch

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One of Blake Griffin's many dunks

The Warriors and Clippers faced in the western semifinals last post-season. And the Warriors came out victorious.

Today, the Clippers got their revenge as they blow out the Warriors. The new-look Clippers which revamped their roster gave the Warriors a hard time.

"It was very different team. They're not the Clippers that we faced last season."

And true enough, the only players left from last year were Jamal Crawford and Blake Griffin. Chris Paul left for Detriot in the offseason.

But the Clippers are better than last season as they hold the number 1 spot in the Western Conference and they have players and a deep bench.

George Hill, the new PG of the Clippers, scored 19 points and dished 9 assists in this game. Gilbert Arenas, who is now finding success with the Clippers, scored 10 points off the bench.

But the man who just unstoppable for the Warriors was Blake Griffin. He scored 31 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked 3 shots.

Blake dunked more times than the Warriors made threes in this game.

"We tried everything. We fronted the post, we doubled when he got it, we even triple teamed him one time. But he still dunked on our faces" Said Coach Mark Jackson.

The Warriors fall once again to 500 while the Clippers climb to 4-1.

PHOTOS:
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SCORES:
GSW 26 22 20 23 91
LAC 31 28 25 24 108

TOP PERFORMERS
Warriors
Klay Thompson (18pts, 6rebs)
Steph Curry (18pts, 6asts)
David Lee (13pts, 8rebs)

Clippers

Blake Griffin (31pts, 11rebs, 3blks)
Jamal Crawford (21pts, 4rebs, 4asts)
George Hill (19pts, 9asts)






THE ORACLE NEWS

Warriors acquire Redick from Denver Nuggets

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The Golden State Warriors shipped their 2 shooting guards for 1 in a deal involving the Denver Nuggets. JJ Redick, who was reportedly complaining about the Nuggets, demanded a trade. JJ Redick was having a hard time blending in with the Denver Nuggets. He stated that he did not fit the system and was not given the playing time he was promised.

The Warriors however, have an overload in the 2-spot and wanted to free up some roster space. The Warriors opted to trade both Doron Lamb and Brandon Rush as they were both struggling with the Warriors system.

Both players have expiring contracts that appealed for the Nuggets and accepted the deal right away. They sent JJ Redick and a 1st round pick for Doron Lamb and Brandon Rush
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Re: Fight to the Finish! Season 2 | VS LAC | TRADE

Postby Mark. on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:31 am

Nice pick up with Redick. I think you will be pleased with his production :)
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Re: Fight to the Finish! Season 2 | VS LAC | TRADE

Postby Eirsej on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:15 pm

I think so too! I'm still trying to figure out the timing of his release though. :D
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Re: Fight to the Finish! Season 2 | VS LAC | TRADE

Postby Eirsej on Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:13 pm

Kings fall to Warriors despite Thornton's 51

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Thompson running down the floor thinking, "shoot"

It was a duel nobody ever thought of happening. Early on, Marcus Thornton and Klay Thompson showed that they wanted to outshoot everybody else in the building.

Marcus Thornton scored 10 of his team's first 15 points. The Kings led mostly in the first because of a 12-3 run to start the game. But the Warriors would quickly comeback. Led by the sweet shooting of Klay Thompson, who scored 16 points in the first quarter alone.

Shooting for both players only became hotter. As they continued their scoring ways in the second. Marcus Thornton finished the first half with 30 points. While Thompson finished the first half with 26. But Klay had more help, as the whole team scored 38 points in that quarter alone as opposed to the King's 25.

Both teams would exchange baskets in the third. Both teams scored 34 points.

Shooting for the two streaking players would not top until the final buzzer. The game was long over midway through the fourth and Klay Thompson had already scored a career high 41 points. He would sit on the bench after the 5minute mark.

But Thornton would still score. He just kept shooting and shooting until the buzzer sounded. He finished with 51 points.

The game may not be as close as the Kings wanted it to be. But they never quit on the shooting duel. That duel was more of a highlight than the game itself.
PHOTOS:

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SCORES
SAC 30 25 34 29 118
GSW 29 38 34 36 137

TOP PERFORMERS
Kings
Marcus Thornton (51pts, 7rebs, 20-36FG)
Tyreke Evans (20pts, 3stls)
Isaiah Thomas (9pts, 12asts)

Warriors
Klay Thompson (41pts, 8rebs, 14-21FG, 9 threes)
David Lee (18pts, 12rebs)
Steph Curry (15pts, 14asts)


Around the league...
Clippers' Vince Carter voices frustration with team
Perry Jones out for season with torn MCL
Chandler Parsons out 6-8 week with broken Jaw
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