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Warriors on brink of elimination

Warriors on brink of elimination

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2016

This has been a season of firsts for the defending champion Golden State Warriors, which includes the 73 regular season wins, the most by any team in NBA history. However, it was a first of sorts that doomed the Warriors on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City. After getting blown out 133-105 on Sunday nig...

Golden State loses at home

Golden State loses at home

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2016

What was supposed to be the first step to back-to-back championships turned into a nightmare for the Golden State Warriors. The Oklahoma City Thunder took game one of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals after they defeated the Warriors on Monday in Oakland, 108-102, at Oracle Arena. It was the first h...

Warriors win, Curry goes down again

Warriors win, Curry goes down again

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2016

The entire Bay Area took a collective deep breath on Sunday when the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry, slipped just before halftime and sprained his right knee. On Monday team officials confirmed the injury, a right grade one MCL ligament sprain that happened to the same leg that s...

Don’t let the Warriors’ looks fool you

Don’t let the Warriors’ looks fool you

Shomari Block,
Contributor

March 17, 2016

It’s a pickup basketball game. You and four strangers compete against an organized team. Maybe a high school team or a junior college team that wants to practice more together. They’re similar in size to you and they’re strangers. Neither team has an out-of-this-world athlete. When the game starts, ...

Warriors become the target of entire league

Warriors become the target of entire league

Erik Khan,
Contributor

March 10, 2016

The Golden State Warriors are unreal. They are the greatest basketball team I have ever seen in my lifetime. Stephen Curry is on lock to win his second NBA Most Valuable Player award at the end of this season and will lead the Warriors to another championship victory come June. Not only are the Dubs...

Golden State can make this season historic

Golden State can make this season historic

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 10, 2016

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

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

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...

Golden State of mind: Warriors rewrite the record books

Golden State of mind: Warriors rewrite the record books

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 25, 2015

Last night the Golden State Warriors made NBA history when they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 111-77 for an NBA record-setting 16th win in-a-row to start a season. Despite the perfect season, it has been the manner in which they have accomplished it that has everybody in the sports world considering ...

Will the Warriors rise again?

Will the Warriors rise again?

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 12, 2015

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...

Warriors golden in championship win

Warriors golden in championship win

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

June 16, 2015

A 40-year wait for an NBA championship is over for Golden State Warriors fans. The Warriors won their fourth NBA title in franchise history, the first since 1975, on Tuesday 105-97 over the Cleveland Cavaliers and the self-proclaimed best player in the world, Lebron James. Golden State embodied the word team all season and it was fitting that contributions from several ke...

Golden State on cusp of championship

Golden State on cusp of championship

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

June 15, 2015

The NBA’s Most Valuable Player showed up huge and guided his team to victory on Sunday night in Oakland. Stephen Curry tallied 37 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the 104-91 victory for Golden State that overshadowed Lebron James’ second triple double of the finals. James finished with 40 ...

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