What The Hell Did Stephen Curry Just Do With This Pass?

The headline isn't an attempt at hyperbole but a legitimate question. I've watched this on replay four or five times now and I still can't figure out how Steph Curry smoothly pulled this off. I'm sitting on my couch trying to swing an imaginary ball from my left hand to my right and then over my shoulder to the dog… » 1/28/15 12:30am Wednesday 12:30am

Klay Thompson's Third Quarter In Sight And Sound

What Klay Thompson did during the third quarter last night boggles the mind. Thirty-seven points on 13-13 shooting, 9-9 from three? A few of the shots—the one from five feet behind the three-point line and the one where he just sorta flung it up while covered in the corner come to mind—would have been terrible… » 1/24/15 11:40am 1/24/15 11:40am

Draymond Green Is A Taunting Goon, And He's My Favorite NBA Player

A lot of Golden State Warriors players are goons. Andrew Bogut is a goon. David Lee is a goon. Draymond Green is a goon. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson might run the most beautiful offense in the league, but the Warriors' goonery is an important component of their league-leading defense. But they've been so good this… » 1/22/15 10:40pm 1/22/15 10:40pm

Harrison Barnes Forces Revision To The Definition Of A Shabazz Assist

Last week I introduced the Shabazz Assist, a revolutionary new statistic that properly credits a player for missing dunks that "ricochet perfectly to an open teammate in the corner." But like any forefront in advanced analytics, the Shabazz Assist remains a work in progress, and in hindsight its parameters were too… » 1/14/15 11:53pm 1/14/15 11:53pm

Mark Jackson Returned To Oracle Arena And Threw Shade: An Explainer

The Golden State Warriors took on the discombobulated, LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers last Friday and beat them soundly. Even more interesting than the game on the floor was what was happening on press row, where ESPN's Mark Jackson was working his first Warriors game since being fired as their head coach in… » 1/14/15 8:35pm 1/14/15 8:35pm

Everybody Do The Andre Iguodala Travel Dance!

Late in last night's game between the Grizzlies and Warriors, Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley dropped in a layup that put his team up 95-88 with three minutes to play. Warriors forward Andre Iguodala thought Conley took one too many steps on the drive, and he used the language of dance to express his displeasure: » 12/17/14 12:14pm 12/17/14 12:14pm

The Golden State Warriors Still Love The CoCo (On The Low Low)

Yesterday, we learned that the Golden State Warriors were no longer allowed to celebrate victories by singing along to O.T. Genasis's head-knocking drug anthem, "CoCo." But judging by Steph Curry's latest Instagram post, pictured above, the team isn't letting the fun-hating puritans who rained on their parade get the… » 12/09/14 9:41am 12/09/14 9:41am

The Warriors' Best Lineups Are Killing The Rest Of The League

By pretty much every metric, the Warriors are one of the best teams in the league. They're 11-2, a half-game out of the best record in the league, lead the league in opponent-adjusted net offensive/defensive rating, and are in lockstep with the Spurs for best defensive rating. They're really good. But more impressive… » 11/26/14 11:46am 11/26/14 11:46am

Steph Curry Goes Bananas, Drops 40 Points On The Heat

Steph Curry against-the-world games are the most fun you can have watching basketball. Whether it is 54 points against the Knicks in Madison Square Garden, whomping the Denver Nuggets in the playoffs, or some random January game, nothing is better than watching Curry fire on all cylinders. His array of tricky… » 11/25/14 10:58pm 11/25/14 10:58pm

The Warriors Ran A Beautiful Play For An Alley-Oop Last Night

Played well, basketball is a spectacularly beautiful game. Despite having a 9-2 record, the Golden State Warriors offense has frequently been bogged down by careless turnovers. The team has a trigger-happy reputation, but it's actually their defense—tied for best in the league with the Spurs—that has won them most of… » 11/22/14 6:55pm 11/22/14 6:55pm