Golden State Warriors 2014 News and Updates
3/6/14 - Golden State bolstered their resume as a legitimate title contender on March 4, becoming the only Western team to knock off the East’s top two teams, Indiana and Miami, on the road. The Warriors slipped past the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 98-96, on Klay Thompson’s 12-footer with less than a second on the clock. Thompson’s 25 points were a team high for the Warriors; Stephen Curry contributed 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the winning effort as well. Center Andrew Bogut’s offensive contribution was
minimal – three points – but Bogut recorded three blocked shots and six boards.
2/27/14 - Golden State started a long road trip through the Eastern Conference on the right foot, defeating the Detroit Pistons 104-96 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Stephen Curry naturally led the Warriors in scoring, collecting 19 points along with Klay Thompson. Big man Jermaine O’Neal collected 16 points and 10 boards along with three blocked shots as an anchor for the Warriors’ defense. Speaking of O’Neal, the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper recently noted that O’Neal called a team meeting shortly after the All Star break, and credited his speaking at that meeting with breaking the Warriors
… more“out of their inconsistent plod through the end of January and into February.”
2/21/14 - Golden State guard Stephen Curry had a bit of a disappointing time at the NBA’s All Star Weekend last weekend. Curry failed to advance out of the first round of the three point shooting contest, ultimately tying Kyrie Irving from Cleveland and Minnesota’s Kevin Love. As a starting guard for the West in Sunday’s All Star Game, Curry scored 12 points but dished out 11 assists in the loss. However, back in action for the Warriors, Curry lit up the Miami Heat for 29 points and seven assists in a one-point loss to the defending champs.
2/7/14 - If you ask the Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry, the Warriors still have room for improvement. “I feel like we are underachieving right now,” Curry told the Oakland Tribune in the aftermath of Golden State’s 102-87 win over the Chicago Bulls on February 6. “I feel we can only control what’s ahead of us.” Ahead for the Warriors? Visits from Philadelphia and Miami before the All Star break; then a trip to Sacramento, followed by home tilts with Houston and Brooklyn.
1/31/14 - Is there another NorCal vs. SoCal sports rivalry developing? When it comes to the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers, the answer is clearly yes – just ask Warriors coach Mark Jackson, who told CSN Bay Area, “(Y)ou’re jockeying for playoff position in the same division, it makes it exciting.” When the two squads met in Oakland on Christmas night, multiple ejections ensued; but not so much on January 30, when Golden State handed their rivals a 19-point loss, never trailing at any time in the game.
1/10/14 – The Road Warriors run may be over as the Nets topped Golden State Wednesday, snapping the team’s 10-game win streak and stripping them of an NBA record, but Stephen Curry and co. remain one of the hottest teams in the league. Game-winning buckets, a 70 point second half, and an improved defense are creating havoc for competitors. The next road game for the GSW is a must-see when they travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder. Two of the league’s most explosive and exciting teams will take the hardwood for the third time this season following two last-second buzzer beaters that have the Western Conference foes tied 1-1. The last time OKC came to “Roaracle”, Andre Iguodala hit a fading jumper as the buzzer sounded to give the Warriors the win. 2014 Golden State Warriors tickets on the road are averaging $199, $91 less than a ticket at Oracle Arena.
2/20/14 - It's the world turned upside down. Traditional Western powers like the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns are struggling for success, while longtime cellar-dwellers like the Golden State Warriors are reaching out for success and winning traditions, and so far, the Warriors are doing it mostly right. Even though they're currently in the midst of a losing streak, the Warriors are hanging in there in the thick of the playoff chase; they’re getting the job done; sandwiched in between their division rivals in Los Angeles, even though they have a barely negative difference in points per game scored vs. points per game allowed.
Point guard Stephen Curry is not only getting the ball to his teammates — leading the team in assists per game — but he is also leading in scoring as well. Forward David Lee and shooting guard Klay Thompson are also valuable contributors to the Warrior cause, along with Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli. Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry provide valuable minutes off the bench when the situation warrants. Fiery coach Mark Jackson — a former NBA all-star point guard himself — needs to get his players working harder to improve their scoring defense if the Warriors are to have any postseason success at Oracle Arena this year.
Warriors tickets average $111 at Oracle Arena; the young team's success has made it one of the ten most watched home teams in the NBA this season. Cheap Warriors basketball tickets start at under $5 — one of the best NBA tickets deals in 2013. Surprisingly, Golden State's one of the most popular road teams too, with an average road game tickets price of $111. What are the best games on the 2013 Warriors schedule? Upcoming Golden State Warriors home games include matchups with the San Antonio Spurs (2/22), Houston Rockets (3/8), New York Knicks (3/11), Chicago Bulls (3/15), and LA Lakers (3/25).
Golden State Warriors 2013-2014 Season
Warriors fans held their breath when Stephen Curry left the court last night walking gingerly. Said to have sat out the fourth quarter due to a bruised left foot and a sore right knee, the star guard is expected back shortly. Klay Thompson led the way in Curry’s absence and the Warriors are now off to a 4-1 start on the season. The most indemand tickets at Oracle Arena this year, are games played against back-to-back NBA Champion, Miami Heat
(2/12), Los Angeles Lakers (12/21), and Brooklyn Nets
(2/22). Christmas Day in Oakland vs. Clippers is the fourth highest priced Golden State Warriors ticket this year. Compared to last season, Warriors tickets are up 60%
, averaging $147 but remain $21 under the league average. On Tuesday the team announced that they would cap season-ticket sales at 14,500 and start a waiting list.
With one of the most exciting young teams in the NBA, the Warriors look to build on last season’s unexpected second-round playoff run. The addition of veteran free agent Andre Iguodala adds playmaking and toughness to an already talented lineup featuring sharpshooter Stephen Curry, who broke the single-season record for 3-pointers last season. Second-year coach Mark Jackson and the team open their season on 10/30 at Oracle Arena against the Lakers. The schedule also features a Christmas Day matchup at home against the Los Angeles Clippers.