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Golden State Warriors
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Klay Thompson poured in 27 points and Andrew Bogut blocked Brandan Wright's short hook shot with 5.5 seconds remaining as the Golden State Warriors held off the Dallas Mavericks 100-97 Thursday night in a game played without Stephen Curry and Dirk Nowitzki. Down one and going for what could have been a game-winning hoop, the Mavericks got the ball to the left-handed Wright on the low left block in the final seconds. After initially pondering a pass, the former Warrior spun to his left and attempted a 6-footer over Bogut, but the Golden State center smothered it before it left Wright's hand. Jarrett Jack was fouled and made two clinching free throws with two seconds left. Vince Carter's desperation buzzer-beating 3-point heave was off the mark, dealing Dallas (19-27) its second narrow defeat in three nights on the West Coast. The last time the Warriors (29-17) faced the Mavericks, Thompson missed 12 of his 14 shots and totaled just seven points....
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The Warriors were able to cruise to an easy victory over the Cavaliers on Tuesday despite being short four of their top six players due to injuries and rest.
On Thursday against the Mavericks, the Dubs will likely be closer to full strength. Here’s The Chronicle’s Rusty Simmons:
Mark Jackson said Andrew Bogut (ankle), Harrison Barnes (knee) and Carl Landry (shoulder) will return...
David Lee is going to have some familiar company at All-Star Weekend in Houston.
Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson, Jarrett Jack’s favorite player, on Wednesday were both named by the NBA as participants of the Rising Stars Challenge.
Barnes and Thompson are part of a pool of 18 first- and second-year players who will be separated into teams when they are drafted gym-class style...
The Golden State Warriors are currently chasing down the fourth spot in the West. The team is having a great season under second year coach Mark Jackson and players like Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes and Steph Curry – whose injured – contributing. Even Andrew Bogut finally showed up in the line up. During the Warriors vs. Mavs Thursday night on TNT, Richard Jefferson reminded...
The wily veteran Vince Carter pulled one of the oldest tricks in the book last night. The fake injury dunk. Carter sat in the corner of the court holding his ankle causing his defender to lag off and help his teammates. Carter then cut to the basket for a wide open dunk. Only a move that a vet could have pulled off. The Dallas Mavericks lost to the Golden State Warriors 100...
Over his 17-year career, Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter has given NBA fans some of the most memorable dunks in league history.
From 360 windmills to dunking while covering his eyes to throwing his arm through the rim and hanging from his elbow, "Vinsanity" has proven to be one of the best in-air performers the basketball world has ever seen.
And after Thursday night...
Mark Cuban likes Chris Webber as a person, but he thinks the former NBA All-Star is “horrible” as an analyst for TNT.
Webber was in Oakland calling the Dallas Mavericks-Golden State Warriors game on Thursday. Apparently Cuban, the Mavs’ owner, didn’t like what he was hearing from C-Webb.
Cuban chimed in on a tweet sent by Haralabos Voulgaris, an expert NBA gambler, who noted...
Mavericks guard Vince Carter fakes an ankle injury and after the D drops off of him, slams it home.
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After 14 years in the NBA, Vince Carter probably has his fair share of tricks up his sleeves. He pulled out one of his best last night, in a 3 point loss to the Golden State Warriors.
In an attempt to get his defender to play off of him a little, Carter faked an injury in the corner to appear to be out of the play. Once his defender began to help off of a seemingly injured Carter...
While the injury-plagued Golden State Warriors are hoping to have Stephen Curry available, Jarrett Jack, David Lee and Klay Thompson appear more than capable of carrying the load for the time being.
Having Andrew Bogut back should also help matters.
With Curry uncertain to suit up, Golden State tries for a sixth win in eight games Thursday night against the visiting Dallas Mavericks...
O.J. Mayo scored 20 points to lead six Dallas players in double figures and the Mavericks, despite the absence of Dirk Nowitzki, added to their mastery of Phoenix with a 109-99 victory over the Suns on Friday night.
Darren Collison added 19 points and Vince Carter 17 for the Mavericks, minus Nowitzki for the second game in as many nights because of a sore right hip.
Dirk Nowitzki missed Thursday's game with the Golden State Warriors due to a right adductor strain. The Mavs' Earl K. Sneed offered today's anatomy lesson: The adductor is a muscle in the thigh.
No word on how much time he'll miss. Also missing the Warriors-Mavs game: Stephen Curry with his bad ankle and Chris Kaman with a concussion.
Dirk Nowitzki is out...
PHOENIX (AP) -- O.J. Mayo scored 20 points to lead six Dallas players in double figures and the Mavericks, despite the absence of Dirk Nowitzki, added to their mastery of Phoenix with a 109-99 victory over the Suns on Friday night.
Darren Collison added 19 points and Vince Carter 17 for the Mavericks, minus Nowitzki for the second game in as many nights because of a sore right hip...
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