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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...

Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The Golden State Warriors annihilated the San Antonio Spurs Monday in the fourth and final game of the Western Conference finals, and are now the only team in playoff history to go into the NBA finals at 12-0. Stephen Curry, with an astounding 36 points in the final game, led the Warriors to another clean sweep....

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After running through the Portland Trail Blazers in a 4-0 spurt in the first round of the NBA Playoffs last month, the Golden State Warriors accomplished yet another 4-0 playoff sweep against the Utah Jazz, concluding the second round of the playoffs with yet another landslide victory. Monday’s series-en...

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...

NBA all-star game needs a reset

NBA all-star game needs a reset

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

In the second half of the 66th annual NBA All-Star game on Sunday in New Orleans, two big men from the Eastern Conference squad had a breakaway two-on-one opportunity. The only player left to defend them was Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. How did Curry respond? He laid down on his stomach at the fr...

Warriors to sign Kevin Durant

Warriors to sign Kevin Durant

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
July 6, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Golden State Warriors just finished one of the greatest NBA seasons of all time, winning an NBA record 73 games in the regular season, topping the 1996 Chicago Bulls record of 72-10. Despite their success, they were unable to bring back a second consecutive championship to Oakland, blowing a 3-1 lead ...

Warriors come up clutch in game 7

Warriors come up clutch in game 7

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
June 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

Despite trailing 3-1 after four games in the Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors managed to do the unthinkable: Come back. Their on-the-road victory over Oklahoma City on Saturday, 108-101, set up the game 7 showdown at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Sunday. The Warriors did not disappoint and de...

Los Warriors se libran de apuros en el séptimo juego

Los Warriors se libran de apuros en el séptimo juego

Louis LaVenture,
Editor en Jefe
June 1, 2016
Filed under Spanish

A pesar de salir 3-1 después de cuatro partidos en las Finales de la Conferencia del Oeste, los Warriors de Golden State lograron hacer lo impensable: volvieron. Su victoria sobre Oklahoma City el sábado, 108-101, estableció el enfrentamiento en el séptimo juego en el Oracle Arena en Oakland el d...

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...

Warriors win without Steph

Warriors win without Steph

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2016
Filed under Sports

Many people thought losing Stephen Curry would spell disaster for the Golden State Warriors’ championship aspirations. For much of yesterday’s second round playoff game against the Portland Trailblazers, they were right. The Blazers came out on fire and scored 34 points in the first quarter, the mos...

Warriors win, Curry goes down again

Warriors win, Curry goes down again

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 27, 2016
Filed under Sports

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...

Warriors win without Curry

Warriors win without Curry

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 21, 2016
Filed under Sports

Even without the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player, the Golden State Warriors still dominated the Houston Rockets on Monday in Oakland. Two games into their first round playoff series with the Houston Rockets, who they beat in the Western Conference Finals last year, the Dubs find themselves up two ...

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