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Despite perfect 12-0 playoff record, Cavs will beat ‘Dubs’ in seven games

Despite perfect 12-0 playoff record, Cavs will beat ‘Dubs’ in seven games

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

May 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The moment that sports fans and probably the whole Bay Area have been waiting for has finally arrived: the NBA Finals. Bay Area fans are ready to see their home squad, the Golden State Warriors, redeem themselves from last year's finals loss and bring another championship back to Oakland. The War...

Cleveland, Golden State meet for third straight time in NBA Finals

Cleveland, Golden State meet for third straight time in NBA Finals

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017 NBA Finals start tonight between the Golden State Warriors and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena at 6 p.m. This is the first time in NBA history that two teams will face one another in the finals for the third year in a row. The Warriors are entering the finals with...

No reason Warriors can’t win championship

No reason Warriors can’t win championship

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

It’s that time of year, NBA playoff time, and many are wondering whether the Golden State Warriors will take home the championship. In the Bay Area, many people are confident that their home team will win its 5th championship, and their second in 3 years. Many non-Bay Area natives, like myself, b...

Golden State Warriors lead All-Stars

Golden State Warriors lead All-Stars

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

The NBA All-Star Games debut over this coming weekend, running from Feb. 17 through Feb. 19, and features some Bay Area athletes, giving it a local feel.   Four Golden State Warriors players made the All-star roster for the game including guard Stephen Curry, forward Kevin Durant, forward Draymond Gr...

Athletes create new genre with business savvy

Athletes create new genre with business savvy

Louis LaVenture & Marissa Marshall,
Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer

November 9, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

For years professional athletes were just that, athletes. Sure they signed endorsement deals, acted in commercials and movies, but for the most part, after the game was over they went home. However, in today’s era there is a high importance placed on access, especially with athletes. Fans want to see what they...

Warriors ready for new season

Warriors ready for new season

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Golden State Warriors’ 2016-17 basketball season started with a 97-93 pre-season loss on Oct. 1 against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. The rest of the NBA might want to play the Warriors early this year before they come together as this team. They are loaded with talent and seem determ...

Warriors take charge in first two games of NBA Finals

Warriors take charge in first two games of NBA Finals

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

June 9, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Golden State Warriors showed why they are in the finals and have the best record in league history, 73-9, when they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in both of the first two games of the final series. In Game 1 on Thursday, Golden State realized how essential every man on the team is when the star pl...

Warriors guard Klay Thompson is elite among NBA’s best players

Warriors guard Klay Thompson is elite among NBA’s best players

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer

May 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The Golden State Warriors have followed up their record-setting 2016 regular season, playing at a level that has the team poised to bring home their second championship. One man, Steph Curry, is given a great deal of credit for his role in the team’s success, and rightfully so: the man is the best basketb...

Golden State can make this season historic

Golden State can make this season historic

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With just a quarter of the regular season left, the Golden State Warriors are 56-6 and on pace to break another NBA record. In 1996, the Chicago Bulls led by Michael Jordan, went 72-10 in the regular season and capped it off with a championship. The 72 wins are the most in NBA history by any team in...

Golden State wins, again

Golden State wins, again

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

The best start in franchise history continued on Tuesday for the Golden State Warriors. Golden State improved to 33-2 overall and 17-0 at Oracle Arena this year after they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 109-88. The Warriors got a bit of a scare when the league's reigning Most Valuable Player, Stephen...

Warriors on record-breaking pace

Warriors on record-breaking pace

By Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Last year ended perfect for the Golden State Warriors — with an NBA championship heaven for fans. The perfection has carried over to this season and the Dubs find themselves with an unblemished 20-0 record so far this year, despite the hurdles. Second-year Head Coach, Steve Kerr requi...

Will the Warriors rise again?

Will the Warriors rise again?

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Last year ended a 40 year wait for an NBA championship in Oakland. The Golden State Warriors, led by the league’s Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, reached the top of the basketball world last season when they captured the team’s fourth championship in franchise history and first since 1975. It...

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