How Did We All Get Sucked Into James Harden's Nightmare?

He had more turnovers than shot attempts. The whole performance was bad—sickeningly bad, broadly and in nearly all its details—but the main thing to know is that in last night’s Game 5 elimination, Houston’s James Harden conveyed the ball to the Golden State Warriors more times (13, a playoff record) than he conveyed… » 5/28/15 9:35am Yesterday 9:35am

Klay Thompson Suffers "Concussion-Like Symptoms" After Knee To Head

The NBA’s concussion policy is flawed. It is not necessarily that the NBA, its teams, and its players are trying to hide concussions—though they certainly have the incentive to do so—but that concussions cannot be adequately diagnosed by a ten-minute battery of tests in the locker room. We got a stark reminder of that… » 5/28/15 1:41am Yesterday 1:41am

The Golden State Warriors Advance To The NBA Finals

Despite the 104-90 victory, the Warriors didn’t make it easy on themselves. They shot only 41%—and a putrid 23% in the first quarter—and never got their three-point shooting on track. Andrew Bogut picked up two early fouls, and Klay Thompson picked up five pretty stupid fouls (and had to go back to the locker room… » 5/28/15 12:42am Yesterday 12:42am

The Warriors Had No Idea If Steph Curry Had A Concussion Last Night

Steph called it the scariest fall of his career. “You’re in the air for a long time,” he said after the game, “not knowing how you’re going to hit the floor, knowing that it’s inevitable.” Curry’s taken harder hits—and come away with worse symptoms—but that second-and-a-half or so of unexpected flight was the… » 5/26/15 2:08pm Tuesday 2:08pm

First Quarter Offensive Explosion Propels Rockets Past Warriors

As well as the Warriors played in Game 3, the Rockets played even better in the first quarter of Game 4. Besides James Harden, the Rockets starters are all inconsistent offensive performers. But in the first quarter the Rockets went 17-21, 8-9 from three. James Harden scored “only” 10 of the Rockets’s 45 points, as… » 5/26/15 12:31am Tuesday 12:31am

My God, The Warriors Are A Sight To Behold

How do you stop this? We could focus on everything the Rockets did wrong—James Harden shooting 3 for 16, Corey Brewer attempting multiple times to take the game over—but that wouldn’t be fair. That would deny the role the Warriors played in forcing those wrong things to happen. Without an ounce of hyperbole, that… » 5/24/15 12:15am Sunday 12:15am

Warriors Beat Rockets As James Harden Can't Get Final Shot Off

James Harden was brilliant all game, putting up a ridiculous 38/10/9 line without a ton of help from his non-Dwight Howard teammates. But on the final play of the game, down 99-98 with seven seconds to attack a scrambling Warriors defense, Harden inexplicably passed the ball to Howard, and when he got it back he… » 5/21/15 11:44pm 5/21/15 11:44pm

We Have Another Addition To The Stephen Curry Highlight Reel

Not that anyone was really questioning whether Stephen Curry deserved to be the NBA MVP this season, but if you are still somehow a skeptic, he’s been showing some of the flash that earned him the league’s top honors—and one of those great moments happened in the first quarter tonight in Memphis. » 5/15/15 10:23pm 5/15/15 10:23pm

An Absurd Defensive Adjustment Won The Warriors The Game

After being manhandled by the Grizzlies in Games 2 and 3, the Warriors needed to do something different in Game 4. A lot of suggestions—double team Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph in the post, play Steph Curry off-ball, more David Lee—were bandied about, but instead Steve Kerr went with something more radical than… » 5/12/15 1:22am 5/12/15 1:22am