Over the past few years the rivalry between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers has reached fever pitch, however in their last few meetings the Dubs have taken care of the Clippers with ease.
One of the most highly anticipated regular season games this year was the return of the Cleveland Cavaliers to Oracle Area, where last time they faced the Golden State Warriors they left with an NBA Championship. Even though the stakes weren’t as high this time around, the fans and NBA audience were at fever pitch as the both teams walked on the floor.
As a injury riddled Detroit Pistons squad rolled into Oakland to take on the Golden State Warriors, they we’re set to put up a fight as they continued their battle for a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. Although the Pistons didn’t get the result that they were looking for, there are a lot of positive signs for this young team, and the pieces that they have put together for the next few years.
After handling the Golden State Warriors on their home floor at the start of December, the Memphis Grizzlies were out to prove a point as they rolled into Oakland for their second matchup of the season. Battling to erase a 24 point third quarter deficit, the Grizzlies were once again able to push past the Warriors on the back of a huge game from Mike Conley, and some solid defense across the board.
So far this season the Portland Trailblazers have been struggling to live up to expectations, and heading into a tough matchup against the Golden State Warriors – without superstar Damian Lillard, the team struggled to find their rhythm and couldn’t match the Dubs pace.
The Utah Jazz are one of the most exciting teams to watch in the NBA’s Western Conference this season. This explosive young outfit are on track to be a part of the post season and Australian Joe Ingles is currently leading the league in 3 point shooting percentage. Facing the Golden State Warriors at home the Jazz were going to have their work cut out for them, and despite their best efforts they came up short with a tough loss.
After the devastating news of Craig Sager losing his battle with cancer struck the NBA, the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors faced the tough task of going in to battle in what would be a very emotional encounter. With New York opting to rest stars Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose for the game, this Knicks outfit was always going to be in for a tough night.
The Atlanta Hawks are always a danger team in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, but with the addition of Dwight Howard for the 2016-17 season, they were going to be taking it up to the best teams in the league.
As the Hawks came to Oracle Arena to face the Golden State Warriors, they knew they were going to be in for a battle, and for 40 minutes, they stuck with the home team playing an impressive brand of basketball – but fell just short of getting the win.
Anthony Davis has been unstoppable throughout the first 2 weeks of the season averaging a double double, including putting up more than 30 points per night. Even with these impressive numbers, Davis’ Pelicans have still not been able to register a win so far this season.
Heading into Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors, things were not looking great for the Pelicans, but they but up one hell of a fight.
NBA Basketball is back, and I am now in my second year covering the league for Starting5Online.com! I kicked my season with the Golden State Warriors second home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. With the recent Kevin Durant trade still fresh in everybody’s mind, this was set to be an epic battle with a lot of feelings set to explode on the court – and we weren’t disappointed.