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Warriors can only settle for moral victory against Celtics

BY MASON BISSADA If Warriors fans are willing to count moral victories from this lost season in order to ease their collective psyche just a tad, then throw tonight’s 105-100 loss to the Boston Celtics at the Chase Center into the win column. Golden State held their own against the …

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Game effort by Warriors MASH unit falls short against Hornets

BY MASON BISSADA Stephen Curry. D’Angelo Russell. Klay Thompson. Draymond Green. Kevon Looney. Sounds like a pretty formidable starting five, right ? Many teams in the league would kill for any one of those five names, including the Golden State Warriors. Unfortunately, that lineup was just a fantasy for Golden …

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What Curry’s Broken Hand Means for the Warriors Season

BY MASON BISSADA Warriors guard Steph Curry broke his left hand Wednesday night during the third quarter of a game against the Phoenix Suns. Curry was going up for a layup before he collided with Suns center Aron Baynes. Curry landed hand-first before Baynes landed directly on his hand at …

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Astros rebuilding model just a game away from second title

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ From 2011 through 2013, the Houston Astros were the worst team in baseball. They lost 106, 107 and 111 games in that three year stretch, going a combined 162-324. Those results were not entirely unexpected, as the franchise embarked upon a “rebuilding” process that would begin in …

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New look Warriors entering 2019-20 season in uncharted waters

BY MASON BISSADA The Golden State Warriors are walking into foreign territory, entering the 2019-20 NBA season as anything other than the championship favorites for the first time in three years. The postseason and offseason were not kind to Golden State, as only two of the five players that make …

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D’Angelo Russell is a Perplexing Puzzle Piece for the Warriors

By MASON BISSADA It goes without saying that D’Angelo Russell was not an initial target of the Golden State Warriors prior to the 2019 NBA offseason. Russell was a restricted free agent looking to garner a max-contract who played the same position as Steph Curry. The Warriors were instead focused …

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Lakers A-Team spoils Warriors Chase Center debut 123-101

BY MASON BISSADA  The Los Angeles Lakers spoiled the Golden State Warriors’ first ever preseason game at the new Chase Arena, dominating them from the jump by a final score of 123-101 Saturday evening.  Essentially, two 24-minute games were played: the first by each team’s A-squad and the second by …

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