1 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS GAME NOTES WARRIORS (67-15, 15-5) VS. CAVALIERS (53-29, 14-5) TUESDAY, JUNE 16, :00 P.M. (PDT) QUICKEN LOANS ARENA, CLEVELAND, OH NBA FINALS - GAME 6 WARRIORS LEAD SERIES, 3-2 TV: ABC RADIO: KTCT 1050 / KGO 810 / ESPN RADIO LAST GAME S STARTERS: F 9 ANDRE IGUODALA GP/S 20/2 PTS 9.7 REB 4.5 AST 3.5 STL 1.15 FG%.477 3FG%.351 MIN 29.9 LAST GAME: Tallied 14 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals and no turnovers in 42 minutes. Among reserves (min. 40 games off the bench), led the NBA in plus/minus (+5.7) and Net Rating (12.2). Recorded three 20-point games, scoring in double figures 21 times. In his 807th career game (including playoffs), came off the bench for the first time ever on 10/29 at Sacramento. F 40 HARRISON BARNES GP/S 20/20 PTS 10.7 REB 5.4 AST 1.5 STL 0.80 FG%.443 3FG%.328 MIN 32.3 LAST GAME: Scored eight points to go with a 2015 postseason-best 10 rebounds in 29 minutes. Averaged career-highs in points, rebounds, field goal percentage and three-point percentage. One of 11 players in the NBA to start all 82 games in , averaged 10.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists. C 23 DRAYMOND GREEN GP/S 20/20 PTS 13.6 REB 10.1 AST 5.0 STL 1.75 BLK 1.20 FG%.414 MIN 37.1 LAST GAME: Finished with 16 points, nine rebounds, six assists and a plus/minus of +23 in 36 minutes. Averaged career-highs in scoring, rebounds, assists, minutes, field goal and three-point percentage in In 79 games (all starts) in , averaged 11.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.56 steals and 1.25 blocks. Was one of only two players to average at least one block, one steal and one three per game (Danny Green). G 11 KLAY THOMPSON GP/S 20/20 PTS 19.3 REB 3.8 AST 2.6 STL 0.80 FG%.450 3FG%.392 MIN 36.8 LAST GAME: Scored 12 points on 5-of-14 from the field (1-of-4 from three) in 40 minutes. In 77 games (all starts), averaged a career-high 21.7 points to go with 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists. Set an NBA-record with 37 points in the third quarter, hitting an NBA-record nine threes in the third frame in his career-high 52-point effort on 1/23 vs. Sacramento. Named Western Conference Player of the Week three times, the most ever by a Warrior in a single-season. Named to his first NBA All-Star Game, starting the contest alongside Stephen Curry at Madison Square Garden. G 30 STEPHEN CURRY GP/S 20/20 PTS 28.5 REB 5.0 AST 6.3 STL 1.80 FG%.457 3FG%.430 MIN 39.1 LAST GAME: Scored 37 points (most by a Warrior in the Finals since Rick Barry in 1975) and hit seven threes. Named the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the second MVP in team history (Wilt Chamberlain, ). In 80 games (all starts), averaged 23.8 points, 7.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.04 steals in 32.7 minutes. Finished the season with 286 three-pointers, breaking his own NBA-record for most threes in a single season. Is the first player ever to average 23 points, seven assists and hit 40 percent from three in consecutive seasons. Named an All-Star starter for the second consecutive season, leading the NBA in All-Star votes. LAST GAME S INACTIVES: Ognjen Kuzmic, Brandon Rush None. ROSTER NOTES OVERALL HOME ROAD OT PLAYOFF RECORD 15-5 (.750) 9-2 (.818) 6-3 (.667) 2-1 (.667) CURRENT STREAK W2 W1 W1 L1 UPCOMING BROADCAST SCHEDULE DATE OPPONENT TIME (PT) TELEVISION RADIO Game 7: Friday, June 19* CLEVELAND 6:00 p.m. ABC KTCT 1050/KGO 810/ESPN *If necessary PRONUNCIATION GUIDE: Stephen (STEFF-in) Curry, Festus Ezeli (eh-zee-lee), Andre Iguodala (ig-uh-dah-luh), Ognjen (oag-nyen) Kuzmic (KOOZ-mitch) ON TWITTER FOR IN-GAME STATS UPDATES 2015 POSTSEASON SCHEDULE FIRST ROUND Date Opponent Time (PT)/Result 4/18 NEW ORLEANS W, /20 NEW ORLEANS W, Orleans W, (ot) Orleans W, WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Date Opponent Time (PT)/Result 5/3 MEMPHIS W, /5 MEMPHIS L, L, W, /13 MEMPHIS W, W, WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS Date Opponent Time (PT)/Result 5/19 HOUSTON W, /21 HOUSTON W, W, L, /27 HOUSTON W, NBA FINALS Date Opponent Time (PT)/Result 6/4 CLEVELAND W, (ot) 6/7 CLEVELAND L, (ot) L, W, /14 CLEVELAND W, :00 p.m. 6/19* CLEVELAND 6:00 p.m. *If necessary
2 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS ROSTER NO PLAYER POS HT WT BORN PRIOR TO NBA/FROM YEARS 19 Leandro Barbosa G /28/82 Palmeiras/Brazil Harrison Barnes F /30/92 North Carolina/USA 2 12 Andrew Bogut C /28/84 Utah/Australia 9 30 Stephen Curry (C) G /14/88 Davidson/USA 5 31 Festus Ezeli C /21/89 Vanderbilt/Nigeria 2 23 Draymond Green F /4/90 Michigan State/USA 2 7 Justin Holiday G /5/89 Washington/USA 1 9 Andre Iguodala (C) G/F /28/84 Arizona/USA 10 1 Ognjen Kuzmic C /16/90 FIATC Joventut/Bosnia & Herzegovina 1 10 David Lee F/C /29/83 Florida/USA 9 34 Shaun Livingston G /11/85 Peoria Central HS (IL)/USA James Michael McAdoo F /4/93 North Carolina/USA R 4 Brandon Rush G/F /7/85 Kansas/USA 6 5 Marreese Speights F/C /4/87 Florida/USA 6 11 Klay Thompson G /8/90 Washington State/USA 3 (C) Team Captain COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Associate Head Coach: Assistant Coaches: Assistant Coaches For Player Development: Athletic Trainer: Steve Kerr Alvin Gentry Ron Adams Luke Walton Jarron Collins Bruce Fraser JoHan Wang 1...Ognjen Kuzmic 4... Brandon Rush 5... Marreese Speights 7...Justin Holiday 9...Andre Iguodala David Lee Klay Thompson 12...Andrew Bogut Stephen (STEFF-in) Curry Festus Ezeli (eh-zee-lee) NUMERICAL ROSTER PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 19...Leandro Barbosa James Michael McAdoo 23...Draymond Green Stephen Curry 31...Festus Ezeli 34...Shaun Livingston Harrison Barnes Andre Iguodala (ig-uh-dah-luh) Ognjen Kuzmic (oag-nyen KOOZ-mitch)
3 HEAD COACH STEVE KERR A five-time NBA champion during his 15-year playing career, Steve Kerr is in his first season as head coach of the Golden State Warriors. He was named to the position on May 19, 2014, becoming the 25th head coach in franchise history and the 20th since the team moved to the West Coast in Kerr, 49, joined the Warriors owning 26 years of NBA experience as a player, television analyst and front office executive, including a three-year stint ( ) as president of basketball operations and general manager for the Phoenix Suns. During his time as the Suns GM, the club posted a (.630) record and earned a pair of playoff berths, including a trip to the 2010 Western Conference Finals. Having made the playoffs 11 times during his playing career, Kerr is one of only 26 players in NBA history to win five championships, earning three rings with Chicago and two with San Antonio. A key reserve for Chicago during the team s three-peat championship run from , Kerr famously hit the game-winning, title-clinching shot in Game 6 of the 1997 NBA Finals. He won his fourth consecutive championship in 1999 with the San Antonio Spurs to become one of only two non-boston Celtics to win four-straight NBA titles (joining Frank Saul, ). His fifth ring came in his second stint with the Spurs during his final NBA campaign in The NBA s all-time three-point percentage leader, having converted on 45.4 percent (726-of-1599) of his attempts from long range, Kerr amassed career averages of 6.0 points, 1.8 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 910 regular season games with the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs (twice), and Portland Trail Blazers. Kerr was originally drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the second round (50th overall) of the 1988 NBA Draft out of the University of Arizona. Kerr capped his collegiate career as a senior in 1988 by helping lead the Wildcats to their first Final Four appearance in school history. An All-Pac 10 guard in both 1986 and 1988, he remains the school s career leader in three-point field goal percentage (57.3 percent). Kerr was also a member of the USA Basketball team that captured the 1986 World Championship in Madrid, the last American Men s Senior Team composed strictly of amateur players to capture a gold medal. During his playing career, Kerr played for some of the most successful coaches in the history of the game, including Phil Jackson, Gregg Popovich, Lenny Wilkens, Cotton Fitzsimmons and Lute Olson. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, and raised in Pacific Palisades, CA, Kerr was a ballboy in 1978 and 1979 at UCLA, where his late father, Malcolm, was a professor. As a broadcaster, Kerr has served two different four-year stints as a game analyst on TNT s award-winning NBA coverage. In addition to a full slate of regular season games, he also worked TNT s marquee events, including the NBA All-Star Game, playoffs and conference finals. During his most recent stint in broadcasting, beginning in 2010, Kerr also served as an analyst for NCAA Tournament and Final Four coverage on Turner Sports and CBS. Kerr earned a degree in general studies from Arizona with an emphasis in history, sociology and English in 1988 and serves on the board of directors for Peace Players International, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that uses basketball as a means to bridge cultural gaps in areas of political, racial and religious conflict. Born on September 27, 1965, Steve and his wife, Margot, have two sons, Nicholas and Matthew, and one daughter, Madeleine. Nick is a senior at the University of San Diego and plays on the basketball team. Madeleine is a sophomore at the University of California, Berkeley, and plays on the volleyball team. Matthew is a junior in high school. STEVE KERR COACHING RECORD REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS Season Record Win Pct. Finish Record Win Pct st TOTAL
4 NBA FINALS OPPONENT: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE GSW LEADERS DATE LOCATION TIME (PT)/Result PTS REB AST 1/9 Oracle Arena W, Thompson 24 Green 11 Curry 10 2/26 Quicken Loans Arena L, Lee 19 Green 8 Curry/Iguodala 6 ALL-TIME SERIES OVERALL STREAK LAST WIN LAST LOSS OVERALL LOST 1 January 9, 2015 (112-94) February 26, 2015 (99-110) HOME WON 1 January 9, 2015 (112-94) March 14, 2014 (94-103) AWAY LOST 1 December 29, 2013 ( , OT) February 26, 2015 (99-110) CONNECTIONS Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr played three-plus seasons with the Cavaliers from , appearing in 188 games (29 starts) and averaging 6.0 points, 2.7 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 18.4 minutes while converting on 47.2 percent of his three-point attempts, making him the franchise leader in three-point percentage. Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton spent the last season-and-a-half of his career in Cleveland ( ), appearing in 71 games and averaging 3.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 16.3 minutes. Warriors guard Shaun Livingston appeared in 49 games (12 starts) for the Cavaliers in , averaging 7.2 points, 3.6 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 23.2 minutes. Livingston and Cavs swingman Mike Miller were teammates on the Washington Wizards for part of the season. Warriors forward Marreese Speights spent the second half of the season with the Cavs, averaging 10.2 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18.5 minutes over 39 games (one start). The brothers of both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have spent time with the Cavaliers -- Seth Curry in and Mychel Thompson in Curry s father, Dell Curry, spent the season in Cleveland. Warriors guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and Cavs guard Kyrie Irving helped Team USA win gold at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain this past summer. Warriors guard/forward Andre Iguodala was teammates with Cavs center Timofey Mozgov in Denver during the season. Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova attended nearby Saint Mary s College in California... Dellavedova and Bogut, who both attended the Australian Institute of Sport, hail from Victoria, Australia (Bogut from Melbourne and Dellavedova from Maryborough). Warriors guard Leandro Barbosa and Cavs forward Shawn Marion were teammates in Phoenix for four-plus seasons ( ), where Warriors Associate Head Coach Alvin Gentry was an assistant. Cavs assistant Larry Drew was an assistant coach on Alvin Gentry s staff with the Detroit Pistons in Cavaliers assistant director of player development Vitaly Potapenko was an assistant coach for the Warriors D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz in Cavs forwards LeBron James and Kevin Love captured Olympic gold alongside Iguodala on the United States Men s National Team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, leading Team USA to an 8-0 record in the tournament. Iguodala, Love and Curry also won gold at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. Warriors guard Leandro Barbosa and Cavs big man Anderson Varejao both hail from Brazil and have competed at numerous international tournaments as teammates on the Brazilian National Team, including this past summer at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Warriors center Andrew Bogut was coached by Cavs assistant Jim Boylan for four seasons in Milwaukee ( ). Cavaliers Associate Head Coach Tyronn Lue played alongside Bogut in Milwaukee during the season REGULAR SEASON MEETINGS FRIDAY, JANUARY 9 WARRIORS 112, CAVALIERS 94 There were nine lead changes in the first three quarters, with Golden State entering the final frame ahead by eight... Within the first two minutes of the fourth, the Warriors extended their advantage to double digits and never looked back, ultimately earning the 18-point victory and their 14th consecutive home win... The Warriors finished the homestand a perfect 6-0, just the fourth time in franchise history they posted a 6-0 mark or better on a homestand... Klay Thompson, who finished with a team-high 24 points, hit his 645th career three-pointer, surpassing Stephen Curry for the most threes ever by a player in his first four seasons in the league Curry posted 23 points and 10 assists, his tenth double-double (ninth point/assist) and seventh 20/10 game of the season... It was the first time since December 2013 that he recorded consecutive 20 point/10 assist contests Draymond Green logged his ninth double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds to go along with eight assists and three blocks, his seventh-straight game with multiple blocks. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26 CAVALIERS 110, WARRIORS 99 A season-high 42 points from LeBron James propelled the Cavaliers to their 18th win in their last 20 tries, outlasting the Warriors in a back-and-forth duel at Quicken Loans Arena... James hit 15-of-25 from the field and added 11 boards and five assists while Kyrie Irving chipped in 24 points (10-of-10 at the foul line) to hand Golden State its second loss of the team s season-high six-game road trip... The Warriors dished out 32 assists on 39 field goals in the loss, their league-leading 21st game with at least 30 helpers this season, but shot just 42.4 percent in the contest... The Warriors lost despite a bench advantage--including a team-high 19 points from David Lee--losing for the first time this season when their reserves outscored the opposition s (26-1 in those games)... Draymond Green tallied 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists and five steals in the losing effort... Stephen Curry finished with 18 points and six assists... Cleveland shot 35 free throws to Golden State s 19, with the Warriors converting on just 10 of those attempts.
5 NBA FINALS OPPONENT: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 2015 NBA FINALS SCHEDULE GSW LEADERS DATE LOCATION TIME (PT)/Result PTS REB AST 6/4 Oracle Arena W, (OT) Curry 26 Bogut 7 Curry 8 6/7 Oracle Arena L, (OT) Thompson 34 Bogut/Green 10 Curry/Iguodala 5 6/9 Quicken Loans Arena L, Curry 27 Green/Ezeli 7 Curry 6 6/11 Quicken Loans Arena W, Curry/Iguodala 22 Three tied 8 Curry 7 6/14 Oracle Arena W, Curry 37 Barnes 10 Iguodala 7 6/16 Quicken Loans Arena 6:00 p.m. 6/19* Oracle Arena 6:00 p.m. *If necessary SERIES NOTES The 2015 NBA Finals marks the first time Golden State and Cleveland are meeting in the postseason. The Warriors are appearing in their first NBA Finals since 1975 and seventh overall in franchise history... Golden State has snapped a 40-year NBA Finals drought, the longest stretch between two NBA Finals appearances by any franchise in NBA history (1975 to 2015). Golden State is the first team since the Utah Jazz to reach The Finals without using a single player who had previous Finals experience... Conversely, Cleveland s LeBron James is playing in his fifth-straight Finals. Golden State Head Coach Steve Kerr and Cleveland s David Blatt are the first head coaches to meet in The Finals in their first year at the helm since 1947 the league s first season when Eddie Gottlieb s Philadelphia Warriors faced off against Harold Olsen s Chicago Stags. NBA FINALS VS. CLEVELAND GAME 1 - THURSDAY, JUNE 4 WARRIORS 108, CAVALIERS 100 (OT) Appearing in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years, the Warriors protected their home court with an overtime win over the Cavs to jump out to 1-0 series lead... With the game tied at 98 apiece, the Cavaliers had two attempts at winning in regulation that just missed their mark, forcing overtime in Game 1 of the NBA Finals for the first time since The Warriors scored the first 10 points in the extra period and held Cleveland to two points, tied for the lowest overtime total in a Finals game in the Shot Clock Era... The game saw 13 lead changes, more than any other Warriors playoff game in Stephen Curry scored a team-high 26 points to go with eight assists while Klay Thompson had 21 points and hit a playoff career-high 8-of-8 at the foul line... Golden State s bench, buoyed by 15 points from Andre Iguodala, outscored Cleveland s reserves Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr became the first coach to win Game 1 of The Finals in his first season as an NBA head coach since Mike Dunleavy and the Lakers in GAME 2 - SUNDAY, JUNE 7 CAVALIERS 95, WARRIORS 93 (OT) The Cavaliers led by 11 points (83-72), their largest lead of the game, with 3:14 remaining in the fourth quarter when the Warriors went on a 15-4 run to force overtime, the first time in NBA history that the first two games of the NBA Finals went into overtime... Golden State was outscored 8-6 in the extra frame, dropping its first game of The Finals... The Warriors shot 39.8 percent from the field (33-of-83), their lowest field goal percentage of the postseason, while the Cavaliers hit 32.2 percent of their shots (29-of-90), a low for a Warriors opponent this postseason... The Warriors attempted an NBA Finals record 35 three-pointers, connecting on eight from distance (.229)... Klay Thompson scored 34 points, matching his postseason career-high while hitting a playoff career-high 14 field goals and becoming the first Warrior since Rick Barry in 1975 to score 30-plus in an NBA Finals game... LeBron James tallied the fifth triple-double in the NBA Finals of his career, posting game-highs in points (39), rebounds (16) and assists (11) in a 2015 Playoff-high 50 minutes. GAME 3 - TUESDAY, JUNE 9 CAVALIERS 96, WARRIORS 91 The Warriors never led and trailed by as many as 20 points before rallying late in the fourth quarter to cut the Cavs lead to one point, but Cleveland maintained the lead despite a 13-2 Golden State run to open the fourth frame... A fourth quarter advantage couldn t make up for Golden State s 2015 playoff low 37-point first half... LeBron James scored 40 points--his second 40-point game of the series--passing Rick Barry s NBA Finals record for most points through the first three games of a series... Stephen Curry scored 24 points in the second half, tying an NBA Finals record and Warriors postseason record by hitting five threes in the fourth quarter, and finished with 27 points to go with six assists and six rebounds, but the Warriors were unable to top the Cavaliers on their home court... Golden State s bench scored a 2015 postseason high 39 points, including 11 from David Lee in his NBA Finals debut... Golden State played in its franchise-record 18th postseason game, its 100th game overall this season. GAME 4 - THURSDAY, JUNE 11 WARRIORS 103, CAVALIERS 82 The Warriors went small to begin Game 4, inserting Andre Iguodala into the starting lineup for the first time this season (his 96th game this year)... The Cavaliers scored the first seven points before Golden State finished the first frame with a run, the first time this series that the Warriors have led after any quarter in regulation time (31-24) The Warriors never trailed again en route to their 21-point victory, the franchise s largest road win ever in the NBA Finals... With the victory, the Warriors will finish the season without losing three consecutive games at any point in the campaign, the only team in the NBA to accomplish that feat... The Warriors improved to 57-0 this season when leading by at least 15 points at any point during a game... Iguodala tallied a season-high 22 points and playoff-season-high eight rebounds, matching a season-high with four threes (4-of-7 from three-point range)... Shaun Livingston recorded seven points, four assists and a playoff career-high-tying eight rebounds off the bench, posting a game-high +25 on the court. GAME 5 - SUNDAY, JUNE 14 WARRIORS 104, CAVALIERS 91 LeBron James hit a go-ahead three with 7:47 to play, but Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson answered with back-to-back threes and the Warriors closed the game with a rally to take a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals... Curry finished with 37 points--the most by a Warrior in the NBA Finals since Rick Barry scored 38 on May 23, and hit 7-of-13 from three-point range, becoming the first player in NBA Finals history to connect on seven threes in multiple games throughout the series... James tallied his sixth career triple-double in the NBA Finals, finishing with 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to join Jerry West as the only players in Finals history to score 40 points in a triple-double, but his performance wasn t enough to overcome the Warriors, who shot 48.0 percent while holding the Cavs to 39.5 percent from the field... Making his second consecutive start and the 50th of his playoff career, Andre Iguodala tallied 14 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals and no turnovers in 42 minutes.
6 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS OPPONENT: HOUSTON ROCKETS 2015 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS SCHEDULE GSW LEADERS DATE LOCATION RESULT PTS REB AST 5/19 Oracle Arena W, Curry 34 Green 12 Green 8 5/21 Oracle Arena W, Curry 33 Bogut/Green 8 Green 7 5/23 Toyota Center W, Curry 40 Green 13 Curry 7 5/25 Toyota Center L, Thompson 24 Green 15 Three tied 4 5/27 Oracle Arena W, Curry 26 Bogut 14 Curry/Iguodala 6 SERIES NOTES Golden State earned its first NBA Finals berth in 40 years, winning their first Western Conference Championship since 1975 with a 4-1 series victory over the Rockets. The Western Conference Finals marked the first time the Warriors and Rockets met in the postseason... The Warriors appeared in the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1976, while Houston earned its first conference finals berth since 1997 after it became the ninth team in NBA history to rally from a 3-1 series deficit in the Western Conference Semifinals. This series was the first time that the top two vote-getters for Most Valuable Player met in a playoff series since LeBron James, the MVP, and Kevin Durant, the runner-up that season, faced off in the NBA Finals in Stephen Curry became the first Warrior to earn the MVP award since Wilt Chamberlain in , while James Harden finished second in the voting this season. WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS VS. HOUSTON GAME 1 - TUESDAY, MAY 19 WARRIORS 110, ROCKETS 106 In their first conference finals apperance since 1976, the Warriors trailed by 16 in the first half of Game 1 before reeling off a 25-6 run to take a lead into the locker room... The game remained close until Golden State broke a tie with an 11-0 run, which was then quickly countered by a 9-0 Rockets run to pull Houston within two in the game s closing moments... Stephen Curry iced the game with a pair of free throws, giving him a game-high 34 points for his league-leading sixth 30-point game of the postseason... Curry hit 6-of-11 from three-point range to become the eighth player in NBA history to hit at least 50 threes in a single postseason... Shaun Livingston scored a playoff career-high 18 points--the most by a Warriors reserve this season--including a career-half-high 16 points in the first... Draymond Green nearly registered a triple-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in a playoff-careerhigh 43 minutes... James Harden tallied 28 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for Houston in the Rockets first-ever playoff meeting with the Warriors. GAME 2 - THURSDAY, MAY 21 WARRIORS 99, ROCKETS 98 The Warriors led by as many as 17 points in the second quarter, but the Rockets erased the deficit with a 23-6 run to pull even with Golden State at 55-apiece at halftime... Golden State led by one point with 33 seconds remaining, but Houston could not convert on the last possession and the Warriors earned the win and their first 2-0 series advantage in the Western Conference Finals in franchise history... The Warriors won by one point for the third time this season (regular season and playoffs combined)... Stephen Curry finished with his league-best seventh 30-point game of the 2015 Playoffs (12th career postseason 30-point game), recording 33 points to go along with six assists Curry became the first Warrior to score at least 30 points in threestraight playoff games since Jeff Mullins did so in 1968 and the first player in NBA history to hit at least five three-pointers in four-straight games... Andrew Bogut had a playoff career-high five blocks and scored a playoff career-high-tying 14 points, finishing in double figures for the second time this postseason. GAME 3 - SATURDAY, MAY 23 WARRIORS 115, ROCKETS 80 After winning a pair of close games at home, the Warriors earned a 35-point win at the Toyota Center, the team s largest margin of victory in a playoff game since 1964, to take a 3-0 series lead... The win marked the Warriors sixth consecutive playoff win and third-straight road playoff win, both feats that hadn t been accomplished since Stephen Curry scored a game-high 40 points to become the first Warrior since Rick Barry in 1976 to post multiple 40-point games in the same season, and the first to post 30 points in four-straight games since Barry did so in Curry hit 7-of-9 from long distance to give him 64 threes in the 2015 postseason, giving him the most threes in a single postseason in NBA history (breaking Reggie Miller s mark of 58 set in 2000)... The Warriors held the Rockets to 33.7 percent from the field... Draymond Green (17 points, 13 rebounds) and Andrew Bogut (12 points, 12 rebounds) tallied double-doubles, while Festus Ezeli scored a playoff-career-high 10 points to go with six boards in the win. GAME 4 - MONDAY, MAY 25 ROCKETS 128, WARRIORS 115 The Rockets and Warriors combined for an NBA-record 37 three-pointers, the most threes by two teams in a single playoff game in NBA history... The Warriors set a franchise record and tied an NBA record for most threes in a playoff game, connecting on 20-of-46 (.435) from distance, while the Rockets hit 17-of-32 (.531) from three-point range, a postseason record for a Warriors opponent in a single game... Houston scored 45 points in the first quarter, tying an NBA record for most points in the opening frame of a postseason game in the Shot Clock Era (since 1955)... The Rockets hit 10 threes in the first half, the most threes by a Warriors postseason opponent in a half... Stephen Curry left the game with a head contusion in the second quarter but returned in the third frame, scoring 12 second half points and finishing with 23, extending his NBA postseason record by logging his sixth-straight game with at least five three-pointers, hitting 6-of-13 (.462) from three-point range... James Harden scored 45 points, a 2015 postseason NBA single-game high. GAME 5 - WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 WARRIORS 104, ROCKETS 90 The Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years, winning their first Western Conference Championship since 1975 with a 4-1 series victory over the Rockets and clinching their first series of the 2015 Playoffs at home... Houston built an eight-point lead in the first frame, but Golden State outscored the Rockets by 11 points in the second quarter, never trailing again en route to earning its seventh NBA Finals berth in franchise history... Golden State snapped a 40-year NBA Finals drought, the longest stretch between two NBA Finals appearances by any franchise in NBA history... The Warriors earned their 12th victory of the postseason, the team s most wins in a single postseason since Stephen Curry scored a game-high 26 points, hitting three three-pointers to give him 27 for the series, setting a new NBA record for threes in a five-game playoff series Harrison Barnes scored a 2015 Playoff-high 24 points, the fifth 20-point game of his playoff career... Festus Ezeli tallied playoff career-highs with 12 points, nine rebounds and 28 minutes.
7 WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS OPPONENT: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 2015 WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS SCHEDULE GSW LEADERS DATE LOCATION RESULT PTS REB AST 5/3 Oracle Arena W, Curry 22 Bogut 6 Curry 7 5/5 Oracle Arena L, Curry 19 Bogut/Green 12 Curry 6 5/9 FedExForum L, Curry 23 Bogut/Thompson 8 Green 7 5/11 FedExForum W, Curry 33 Green 10 Curry 5 5/13 Oracle Arena W, Thompson 21 Bogut 9 Green 9 5/15 FedExForum W, Curry 32 Green 12 Curry 10 SERIES NOTES The Warriors earned their first Western Conference Finals berth since 1976 with the 4-2 series victory over the Grizzlies. Golden State allowed fewer than 100 points for every game of the series It marked the first time in the West Coast Era that a Warriors opponent did not score at least 100 points in every game of a playoff series (first since 1958 when the team was located in Philadelphia). Golden State held Memphis to less than 40 percent field goal shooting for the final three games of the series, the Warriors longest such streak in the playoffs since holding Chicago to under 40 percent shooting in three-straight games in The Western Conference Semifinals marked the first time Golden State and Memphis met in the postseason... The Warriors are making their third consecutive appearance in the NBA Playoffs, while the Grizzlies played in their franchise-record fifth-straight postseason. WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS VS. MEMPHIS GAME 1 - SUNDAY, MAY 3 WARRIORS 101, GRIZZLIES 86 Memphis connected on the first bucket of the game, a three-pointer (one of three the Grizzlies would make for the contest), but the Warriors scored the next eight points to take the lead and never looked back Golden State led by as many as 20 points in the third quarter, holding Memphis to just 14 points in that frame, en route to its fifth-straight playoff victory, the team s longest postseason winning streak since Per Elias Sports, Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr became the fifth coach in NBA history to win each of his first five playoff games, joining Johnny Kundla (1949 Lakers), Bill Sharman (1967 Warriors), Pat Riley (1982 Lakers) and Mike D Antoni (2005 Suns)... The Warriors won Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals for the first time since April 20, Golden State improved to 44-0 this season when holding its opponents under 100 points... The Grizzlies did not block a shot in the game Per Elias, the Warriors have never had a playoff game in which their opponent had 0 blocks (since blocks were first recorded in ). GAME 2 - TUESDAY, MAY 5 GRIZZLIES 97, WARRIORS 90 The Grizzlies snapped the Warriors 21-game home streak and nine-game overall win streak, handing Golden State its first loss of the 2015 postseason and just the team s third loss all season on its home court... The Warriors hadn t lost at home since an overtime defeat against the Bulls on Jan. 27, and hadn t lost in regulation since falling to the Spurs on Nov The Warriors led just once in the contest--a 4-2 lead they held for 20 seconds--before the Grizzlies took control... After the Warriors cut the Grizzlies lead to two (39-41), Memphis finished the first half with a 9-0 rally to take an 11-point lead into the locker room... After missing Game 1 with a facial injury, Mike Conley led the charge for the Grizzlies, scoring a game-high 22 points on 8-of-12 from the field... Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 19 points while Draymond Green tallied his fifth double-double of the postseason with 14 points and 12 boards... The Warriors lost for the first time all season when holding the opposition to fewer than 100 points (44-1 in those games). GAME 3 - SATURDAY, MAY 9 GRIZZLIES 99, WARRIORS 89 Despite a 20-5 rally to cut Memphis lead down to four points with 3:15 remaining, the Warriors were unable to overcome a deficit that had grown to as many as 19 points, dropping a second consecutive game to Memphis... The Warriors shot 6-of-26 from three-point land for a second-straight game and were held to fewer than 90 points for just the third time all season, including a sub-40-point first half for the second-straight game... Stephen Curry scored a team-high 23 points but was just 2-of-10 from deep, while Klay Thompson scored 20 points to go with eight rebounds... Harrison Barnes hit 7-of-10 from the field on his way to 16 points and Marreese Speights scored nine points in six minutes before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a strained right calf... Both Zach Randolph (22 points, eight rebounds) and Marc Gasol (21 points, 15 rebounds) reached the 20-point mark for Memphis... Golden State, which trails the series 2-1, has not lost three-straight games at any point this season. GAME 4 - MONDAY, MAY 11 WARRIORS 101, GRIZZLIES 84 Trailing 2-1 in the series, the Warriors responded in Memphis by controlling much of Game 4... With the game tied at 18, the Warriors closed the first frame with a 10-2 run and held the lead throughout the remainder of the contest, using a 14-7 spurt at the end of the half to push the lead to 19 at the break... Stephen Curry scored 14 points in eight minutes during the third frame, giving him 21 for the half... The MVP finished with a game-high 33 points to go with eight boards and five assists... With Marreese Speights (moderate right calf strain) out, David Lee logged 15 minutes after previously playing nine total minutes in the 2015 Playoffs entering the contest... Draymond Green tallied a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Harrison Barnes (12 points) and Andre Iguodala (11) also tallied double figures... The Warriors led by as many as 26 in the contest, their largest lead of the postseason, and hit 14-of-33 from long range (.424) after back-to-back games with just six triples... Marc Gasol led Memphis with 19 points. GAME 5 - WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 WARRIORS 98, GRIZZLIES 78 The Warriors trailed by as many as 13 points in the first quarter, but Golden State went on an 11-0 run to end the frame with a one-point lead... The game was tied in the second quarter, but Golden State pulled ahead for good on an Andre Iguodala three-pointer The Warriors led by as many as 24 points on the way to the 20-point win, their largest win of the postseason... Golden State tied a 2015 Playoff-high with 14 three-pointers on 30 attempts The Warriors held Memphis to 78 points, the lowest point total for their opponent in the postseason since the Bulls scored 72 on May 11, Stephen Curry scored 18 points, connecting on six threes and finishing the game with 102 career three-pointers in the playoffs... The MVP became the fastest player to hit 100 threes in the postseason in NBA history, accomplishing the feat in 28 playoff games and besting the mark held by Ray Allen, who hit 100 threes in 35 playoff games... Curry also recorded a playoff career-high six steals, becoming the first player to notch six steals and six threes in a playoff game. GAME 6 - FRIDAY, MAY 15 WARRIORS 108, GRIZZLIES 95 The Warriors earned their first Western Conference Finals berth since 1976 with the victory in Memphis, their first wire-to-wire win of the postseason... Golden State improved to 53-0 this season (6-0 in the playoffs) when leading by at least 15 points at any time in a game... The Warriors connected on a 2015 postseason-high 15 three-pointers on 32 attempts, shooting.469 from distance Stephen Curry tallied a game-high 32 points (including a 62-foot buzzer beater to end the third quarter) to go along with a 2015 playoff-high 10 assists and six boards It was Curry s first 30/10 game of the postseason (third of his playoff career) and first double-double of the postseason (fifth of his playoff career) Curry hit 26 three-pointers in the series, breaking his own record for most three-pointers in a six-game series... Klay Thompson became the 12th player in Warriors franchise history to score 500 points for his postseason career, finishing with 20 points (504 for his playoff career), combining with Curry to score at least 50 points for the seventh time in the playoffs.
8 FIRST ROUND OPPONENT: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 2015 WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND SCHEDULE GSW LEADERS DATE LOCATION RESULT PTS REB AST 4/18 Oracle Arena W, Curry 34 Bogut 34 Green 7 4/20 Oracle Arena W, Thompson 26 Bogut 14 Curry 6 4/23 Smoothie King Center W, (OT) Curry 40 Green 17 Curry 9 4/25 Smoothie King Center W, Curry 39 Green 10 Curry 9 SERIES NOTES The Warriors earned their fifth-ever series sweep with the 4-0 ledger against the Pelicans (second-ever sweep in franchise history in a best-of-seven series)... Golden State moves onto the Western Conference Semifinals for the second time in three seasons. The First Round playoff series marked the first time the Warriors and Pelicans met in the postseason and was the first time the two teams both qualified for the playoffs in the same year. Golden State won the regular season series against New Orleans in (3-1) for the third consecutive year. FIRST ROUND VS. NEW ORLEANS GAME 1 - SATURDAY, APRIL 18 WARRIORS 106, PELICANS 99 After the Pelicans jumped out to a 4-0 lead, the Warriors scored the next 10 points and never trailed again, leading by as many as 25 points in the contest... Golden State held New Orleans to 13 first-quarter points, the fewest they ve allowed in the first quarter of a playoff game in the Shot Clock Era... New Orleans rallied back in the fourth quarter to get to within four points, but the Warriors held on despite 20 fourth quarter points from Anthony Davis, who finished with a game-high 35 in his postseason debut... Stephen Curry paced the Warriors with 34 points as all five Warriors starters scored in double figures, with Draymond Green (15 points, 12 rebounds, playoff career-high seven assists) and Andrew Bogut (12 points, 14 rebounds, five assists), each tallying double-doubles... Klay Thompson had 21 points (3-of-6 from deep) while Harrison Barnes finished with 12 points and eight boards... Golden State improved to 40-2 at home on the season... The Warriors have won six-straight at home against the Pelicans, winning in their first-ever playoff meeting. GAME 2 - MONDAY, APRIL 20 WARRIORS 97, PELICANS 87 The Pelicans raced out to a 13-point advantage in the first quarter, but Golden State outscored New Orleans in the second frame to take a threepoint lead into intermission... The teams were knotted at 71-apiece at the end of the third quarter, and the Warriors held a two-point lead (88-86) with 4:43 remaining when they outscored the Pelicans 9-1 in the final minutes to seal the victory... Golden State took a 2-0 series advantage in the playoffs for the first time since the 1989 Western Conference First Round against Utah... The win marked the Warriors 20th-straight victory at Oracle Arena... It was just the second time this season that Golden State scored fewer than 100 points at home... Klay Thompson scored 26 points (14 in the fourth quarter), the eighth 20-point game of his playoff career, on 11-of-17 shooting (.647) from the field Stephen Curry scored 22 points, his fourth-straight playoff game with at least 20 points, which is a career-best streak... Curry hit three three-pointers, extending his playoff three-point streak to 21-straight games. GAME 3 - THURSDAY, APRIL 23 WARRIORS 123, PELICANS 119 (OT) New Orleans went on a 19-0 run that spanned 5:16 of play over the first and second quarters, turning a deficit into a advantage The Pelicans led by 20 points to start the final frame, but Golden State used a 20-5 rally beginning at the 4:53 mark of the fourth quarter to force overtime, capping the run with a Stephen Curry three-pointer that tied the game at 108-apiece with 2.8 seconds to play The Warriors outscored the Pelicans in the fourth quarter and in the overtime period to earn the 3-0 series advantage, the franchise s first such lead in a best-of-seven series since the 1975 NBA Finals... Golden State became the third team in the Shot Clock Era to overcome a 20-point deficit entering the fourth quarter of a playoff game... Curry posted the second 40-point game of his postseason career, scoring 40 points to go with nine assists and five rebounds and joining Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Paul Arizin and Chris Mullin as the only players in Warriors history to post multiple 40-point games in their postseason careers. GAME 4 - SATURDAY, APRIL 25 WARRIORS 109, PELICANS 98 Golden State and New Orleans traded the lead five times in the first period, with the Warriors pulling ahead on an Andre Iguodala dunk with 2:54 remaining in the frame and never looking back... Golden State led by as many as 24 points in the third quarter en route to its second Western Conference Semifinals berth in the last three seasons, logging the franchise s fifth-ever series sweep (and second in a best-of-seven series)... Steve Kerr became the first coach to earn a playoff sweep in his first season at the helm since New Jersey Nets Head Coach Lawrence Frank in Stephen Curry tallied 39 points, nine assists and a playoff-career-high eight rebounds, finishing the series with 20 threes, an NBA-record for a four-game playoff series...curry became the third player in Warriors history to post consecutive 35-point playoff games on the road, joining Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry Draymond Green had 22 points, 10 rebounds and a playoff career-high eight assists, the first Warrior with four-straight playoff double-doubles since Sleepy Floyd in 1987.
9 APRIL/MAY/JUNE SHOWERS Despite appearing in just their third career postseason, the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, already occupy the top two spots on the Warriors all-time playoff threes list... In the regular season, Curry and Thompson finished first and second in the league in three-pointers made for a second-straight season, combining for an NBA-record 525 threes... Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala join the duo on the team s top five playoff threes list. PLAYOFF 3FG, TEAM HISTORY # Player 3FG 1. Stephen Curry Klay Thompson Harrison Barnes Draymond Green Andre Iguodala POSTSEASON NOTES CURRY IS MVP Stephen Curry was named the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the second player in Warriors history to be named MVP and the first in the team s West Coast Era (since ) joining Wilt Chamberlain, who earned the honor as a rookie with the Philadelphia Warriors in Curry posted averages of 23.8 points (sixth in the NBA), 7.7 assists (sixth), 4.3 rebounds and 2.04 steals (fourth) in 32.7 minutes, the fewest minutes played by an MVP in league history... Curry led the league in three-point field goals for a third consecutive season, hitting 286 threes to break his own NBA-record for single-season three-pointers. MVP, WARRIORS HISTORY Name Year PPG RPG APG MPG Team Record W% Stephen Curry Wilt Chamberlain FINALS BOUND Golden State has earned its first NBA Finals berth in 40 years with its 4-1 series victory over Houston in the Western Conference Finals... The Warriors 40-year NBA Finals drought had been the longest stretch between two Finals appearances by any franchise in NBA history... This series marks the Warriors seventh appearance in The Finals in franchise history. NBA FINALS, GSW HISTORY Year Opponent Result 2015 Cleveland? 1975 Washington Won, Philadelphia Lost, Boston Lost, Ft. Wayne Won, Baltimore Lost, Chicago Won, 4-1 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS, GSW HISTORY Year Opponent Result 2015 Houston Won, Phoenix Lost, Chicago Won, Los Angeles Lost, Los Angeles Lost, St. Louis Won, St. Louis Won, 4-3 FINALS FIRSTS Golden State s Steve Kerr and Cleveland s David Blatt will be the first head coaches to meet in The Finals in their first season as a head coach since 1947 the league s first season when Eddie Gottlieb s Philadelphia Warriors faced off against Harold Olsen s Chicago Stags Kerr and Blatt are the first head coaches to make the NBA Finals in their first season as a head coach since Phoenix s Paul Westphal led the Suns to the 1993 Finals. TWO FIRST YEAR HEAD COACHES, NBA FINALS Year Coaches 2015 Steve Kerr (GSW), David Blatt (CLE) 1947 Eddie Gottlieb (PHI), Harold Olsen (CHI) POSTSEASON DUBS The Warriors have set a franchise record for most wins in a single postseason, surpassing the mark set in 1975 when the team last made an appearance in The Finals. WINS IN A SINGLE POSTSEASON, GSW Year Wins SPLASHING INTO THE POSTSEASON Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson s prolific scoring has continued into the postseason, with each scoring at least 20 points in the same postseason game at least 10 times in their playoff careers. CAREER PLAYOFFS SPRAY CHART When the Splash Brothers: Times Record Both score Both score Both score Combine for Combine for Combine for
10 TRIPLE PLAYOFF Stephen Curry has hit more three-pointers in a single postseason than any player in NBA history, eclipsing the mark previously held by Indiana s Reggie Miller during the 2000 NBA Playoffs... Curry is the eighth player to hit at least 50 threes in a single postseason. 3FG IN A SINGLE POSTSEASON, ALL-TIME # Player 3FG Year Team 1. Stephen Curry GSW 2. Reggie Miller IND 3. Ray Allen MIL 4. Dennis Scott ORL 4. Ray Allen BOS SEEING DOUBLE Draymond Green has joined Nate Thurmond and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in franchise history to record at least 10 double-doubles in a single postseason... Green entered the 2015 Playoffs with four double-doubles for his postseason career. DOUBLE-DOUBLES IN SINGLE PLAYOFFS, GSW # Player Double-Doubles Year 1. Nate Thurmond Wilt Chamberlain Wilt Chamberlain Draymond Green Wilt Chamberlain THIS IS 40 Stephen Curry is the first Warrior to post multiple 40-point games in a single postseason since Rick Barry in Per Elias, Curry joins Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Paul Arizin and Chris Mullin as the only players in Warriors history to post multiple 40-point games in their postseason careers. 40-PT. PLAYOFF GAMES, GSW HISTORY # Player Games 1. Wilt Chamberlain Rick Barry 8 3. Stephen Curry 3 4. Paul Arizin 2 4. Chris Mullin 2 ROAD WELL TRAVELED Since returning to the playoffs in 2013, the Warriors have won at least one road game in each of their last seven playoff series. PLAYOFF GAMES WON ON ROAD, GSW Year Site 2015 New Orleans, Memphis, Houston, Cleveland 2014 L.A. Clippers 2013 Denver, San Antonio 2015 POSTSEASON NOTES SPLASH COUNTER Golden State has connected on more three-pointers in a single postseason than any team in NBA history, surpassing the mark previously set by the San Antonio Spurs in The Warriors are the third team in NBA history to hit more than 200 threes in a single postseason. 3FG IN A SINGLE POSTSEASON, ALL-TIME # Team 3FG Year 1. Golden State San Antonio Orlando Houston Miami SERIES OF SPLASH In the 2015 Playoffs, Stephen Curry set NBA postseason records for three-pointers made in a four-game series (20 vs. New Orleans), five-game series (27 vs. Houston) and six-game series (26 vs. Memphis)... Curry also holds the record for three-pointers attempted in each series with 48 in a four-game series, 55 in a fivegame series and 64 in a six-game series. 3FG, 4-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES, ALL-TIME Player 3FG Series Stephen Curry 20 GSW vs. NOP, 2015 Damon Jones 17 MIA vs. NJN, 2005 Ray Allen 17 BOS vs. NYK, 2011 Klay Thompson 16 GSW vs. NOP, FG, 5-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES, ALL-TIME Player 3FG Series Stephen Curry 27 GSW vs. HOU, 2015 Rex Chapman 22 PHO vs. SEA, 1997 Paul Pierce 20 BOS vs. PHI, 2002 Antoine Walker 20 BOS vs. PHI, FG, 6-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES, ALL-TIME Player 3FG Series Stephen Curry 26 GSW vs. MEM, 2015 Stephen Curry 23 GSW vs. DEN, 2013 Damian Lillard 23 POR vs. HOU, 2014 Kyle Korver 23 ATL vs. BKN, 2015 ROAD CLOSURES The Warriors won five playoff road games in a stretch of six for the first time in franchise history, sweeping New Orleans on the road in two games in the First Round and winning two of three at FedExForum in Memphis in the Western Conference Semifinals... Golden State has clinched two-straight playoff series on the road in the same postseason for the first time since CLINCH CONSECUTIVE SERIES ON ROAD, GSW Year Site 2015 Memphis & New Orleans 1947 New York & St. Louis
11 CALL IT A COMEBACK In Game 3 of the First Round at New Orleans, the Warriors became the third team in the Shot Clock Era (since ) to overcome a 20-point deficit entering the fourth quarter in a playoff game... Per Elias, it marked the first time Golden State overcame a 20-point deficit entering the fourth quarter in the Shot Clock Era in any contest, with the club improving to all-time in those games... In addition, Golden State has mounted multiple comebacks after trailing by at least 13 points at any point in a game in the 2015 Playoffs. 20-PT. FOURTH QTR. PLAYOFF COMEBACKS Team Date Deficit Opponent GSW 4/23/15 20 at NOP LAC 4/29/12 21 at MEM BOS 5/25/02 21 vs. NJN *Shot Clock Era (since ) GSW 13+ POINT COMEBACKS, 2015 PLAYOFFS Date Largest Deficit Opponent 4/23 20 at NOP 5/19 16 vs. HOU 6/4 14 vs. CLE 5/13 13 vs. MEM 4/20 13 vs. NOP HOW SWEEP IT IS The Warriors earned their fifth postseason sweep in franchise history with the 4-0 series win over the New Orleans Pelicans in the First Round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs... It was the club s first sweep in a best-of-seven series since the 1975 NBA Finals, when the Warriors defeated the Washington Bullets 4-0 en route to capturing their lone Championship in the Bay Area. WARRIORS PLAYOFF SWEEPS, ALL-TIME Year Opponent Record Round 2015 New Orleans 4-0 First Round 1989 Utah 3-0 First Round 1975 Washington 4-0 NBA Finals 1967 Los Angeles 3-0 Div. Semifinals 1947 New York 2-0 Semifinals KEEPING IT 100 Stephen Curry became the fastest player in NBA history to hit 100 career postseason threes on 5/13 vs. Memphis... Playing in his 28th playoff game, Curry reached the 100 mark in seven fewer games than Ray Allen, who had previously been the fastest (35 games), and he became the 64th player in NBA history ever to hit that mark. FASTEST TO 100 3FG, NBA PLAYOFF HISTORY # Player Games 1. Stephen Curry Ray Allen Mookie Blaylock Tim Hardaway Reggie Miller POSTSEASON NOTES 35 & OVER Golden State earned a 35-point win over the Rockets in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, tied for the team s second-biggest win in playoff history. LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY, GSW HISTORY Date Opp. Score Margin April 6, 1948 at St. Louis April 3, 1964 vs. St. Louis May 23, 2015 at Houston FINAL MARGIN Golden State earned its largest road victory in the NBA Finals in franchise history in Game 4 at Cleveland, defeating the Cavaliers to even the series... Per ESPN Stats & Info, the 21-point win was tied for the third-largest margin of victory away from home in the NBA Finals... The Game 4 victory marked Golden State s largest win in the NBA Finals since a 24-point home win over Boston on April 22, 1964 (115-91). LARGEST FINALS MARGIN OF VICTORY ON ROAD Date Team Opp. Score Margin 5/9/81 BOS at HOU /9/96 CHI at SEA /26/72 NYK at LAL /11/15 GSW at CLE /12/14 SAS at MIA POSTSEASON ACCOLADES Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have been named to the All-NBA Team, with Curry earning First Team honors and Thompson receiving Third Team recognition... It s the first time that the Warriors have had a pair of teammates named All-NBA in the same season since , when Chris Mullin (First Team) and Tim Hardaway (Second Team) were honored... The duo becomes the first backcourt to earn All-NBA honors in the same season since , when Seattle s Gus Williams and Dennis Johnson both earned All-NBA Second Team accolades... Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut also earned All-Defensive selections, with Green earning First Team honors and Bogut garnering a Second Team selection... Green is the third player in Warriors franchise history to earn First Team honors. MULTIPLE ALL-NBA HONORS, GSW HISTORY Players Season Stephen Curry (First), Klay Thompson (Third) Chris Mullin (First), Tim Hardaway (Second) Rick Barry (First), Phil Smith (Second) Paul Arizin (First), Neil Johnston (Second) Paul Arizin (First), Neil Johnston (First), Jack George (Second) Neil Johnston (First), Andy Phillip (Second) Paul Arizin (First), Andy Phillip (Second) Joe Fulks (First), Howie Dallmar (First) ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM, GSW HISTORY Player Season Draymond Green Andre Iguodala Nate Thurmond Nate Thurmond
12 ON THE BOARDWALK Golden State s NBA Development League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, were crowned NBA D-League Champions on April 26 after a 2-0 Finals sweep of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants... Throughout the season, Golden State s Ognjen Kuzmic (36 total games with Santa Cruz) and James Michael McAdoo (35) contributed to the championship season, with both appearing in the Finals-clinching win... Additionally, Festus Ezeli (two games) and Justin Holiday (one game) spent time on the boardwalk POSTSEASON NOTES A PERFECT START With the First Round sweep of New Orleans and the Game 1 victory of the Western Conference Semifinals, Steve Kerr won each of his first five playoff games at the helm... Kerr is one of five head coaches in NBA history to win his first five postseason games. WIN STREAKS, FIRST PLAYOFF GAMES Year Coach Team Games 1982 Pat Riley LAL Johnny Kundla MNL Steve Kerr GSW Mike D Antoni PHO Bill Sharman SFW out SELLOUT STREAK The Warriors home sellout streak now stands at 134 consecutive capacity crowds at Oracle Arena (including playoffs), dating back to December 18, 2012, the seventh-longest active streak in the league... Golden State sold all 41 regular season home contests in both and
13 REGULAR SEASON TEAM NOTES FRANCHISE FINEST The Warriors set a franchise record for single-season wins, topping the mark set by the defending NBA champions in , becoming the 10th team in NBA history to win 67 games... Golden State has won 50 games for the sixth time in franchise history, marking the first time the team has earned 50 victories in back-toback seasons. 50-WIN SEASONS, GSW HISTORY Year Record Pct. Coach Steve Kerr Alvin Attles Don Nelson Mark Jackson Alvin Attles Don Nelson STRENGTH IN NUMBERS The Warriors are making their third consecutive playoff appearance, marking the first time the franchise has earned three-straight playoff appearances since qualifying for the postseason in 1975, 1976 and 1977, a stretch that included the team s lone Bay Area championship ( )... By virtue of posting the best record in the Western Conference, the Warriors will be the top-seeded team in the West bracket for the first time since The postseason berth is the 31st in franchise history and is Golden State s 19th apperance in the team s West Coast history (since )... All-time, the Warriors are in postseason play, winning 24 of 50 series in franchise history. SINGLE-SEASON WINS, NBA HISTORY Team Year Wins Chicago Chicago L.A. Lakers Boston Philadelphia Golden State Dallas L.A. Lakers Chicago Boston FROM ABOVE The Warriors set a franchise-record by finishing the season at 52 games above the.500 mark, topping the previous franchiserecord of 39 games above.500 set at the conclusion of the seasons (59-23)... Golden State is the first Western Conference team to finish at least 50 games above.500 since the Dallas Mavericks (52 games above, 67-15). FOR STARTERS STEVE S START Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr not only led the Warriors to a franchise-record win total, he also set new marks for a first-year head coach in NBA annals... Kerr s 67 wins are the most-ever by a first-year head coach, surpassing the previous mark of 62 shared by Tom Thibodeau and Paul Westphal, and his winning percentage ranks slightly ahead of Red Auerbach s debut campaign with the Washington Capitols in (.8171 to.8167). FIRST-YEAR HEAD COACH, WIN PCT. Coach Team Year W/L Pct. Steve Kerr GSW Red Auerbach WAS Al Cervi SYR Paul Westphal PHO Tom Thibodeau CHI FIRST-YEAR HEAD COACH, MOST WINS Coach Team Year W/L Pct. Steve Kerr GSW Paul Westphal PHO Tom Thibodeau CHI Bill Russell BOS SELF-IMPROVEMENT The Warriors are one of only six teams in NBA history to follow a 50-win season with a double-digit improvement in the win column... After winning 51 games in , the Warriors set a franchise record by winning 67 games in IMPROVEMENT AMONG 50-WIN TEAMS, NBA Team Season Wins Prev. Year Improvement Golden State Philadelphia Boston San Antonio Detroit Milwaukee When the Warriors had their opening day starting five of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut intact, they posted a 50-7 record in , the team s best five-man unit (min. 20 games) since the NBA began tracking starters in The Warriors starting lineup was the second-best unit in NBA history (min. 40 games) behind only the Chicago Bulls (Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr was a reserve for that team). GSW BEST STARTING 5, SINCE Starting 5 Year Record % Barnes/Bogut/Curry/Green/Thompson Barry/Johnson/Ray/Smith/Wilkes Alexander/Hardaway/Hill/Mullin/Owens Barnett/Lee/Mullins/Russell/Thurmond Bogut/Curry/Iguodala/Lee/Thompson NBA S BEST STARTING 5, SINCE Starting 5 Year Team Record % Harper/Jordan/Longley/Pippen/Rodman CHI Barnes/Bogut/Curry/Green/Thompson GSW Dampier/Harris/Howard/Nowitzki/Terry DAL
14 REGULAR SEASON TEAM NOTES GOING STREAKING The Warriors won a franchise-record 16-straight games from Nov. 13-Dec. 14, going a full month without suffering a loss and besting the club s previous best win streak by five games... Of those 16 games, 10 of them were on the road, giving the Warriors their first double-digit road win streak in franchise history, another franchise record...the Warriors set a new club record with 19-straight home wins from Nov. 13-Jan. 25, and finished the season by winning 18-straight at Oracle, becoming the first team in NBA history to post multiple home win streaks of at least 18 games in the same season... Likewise, Golden State won 12-straight games overall from March 14-April 4, posting multiple double-digit win streaks in the same season for the first time in franchise history. LONGEST WIN STREAKS, GSW HISTORY Streak Dates Coach 16 11/13/14-12/14/14 Kerr 12 3/14/15-4/4/15 Kerr 11 12/29/71-1/22/72 Attles 10 12/21/13-1/7/14 Jackson 10 12/6/75-12/23/75 Attles 10 12/28/59-1/13/60 Johnston HOME WIN STREAKS, FRANCHISE HISTORY Streak Dates Coach 19 11/13/14-1/25/15 Kerr 18 1/31/15 - active Kerr 16 1/10/59-11/14/59 Cervi/Johnston 16 3/1/50-12/19/50 Gottlieb 15 12/13/89-2/15/90 Nelson LONGEST ROAD WIN STREAKS, GSW HISTORY Streak Dates Coach 10 11/16/14-12/14/14 Kerr 7 12/23/13-1/7/14 Jackson 7 1/19/69-2/11/69 Lee ROAD WARRIORS The Warriors set a franchise record with 28 road wins, besting the mark set by the squad and matched last season... Golden State secured a winning record on the road for the ninth time in franchise history... The Warriors have won at least 20 road games and earned a winning record away from home in consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history. ROAD WINS, GSW HISTORY Year Road Wins HISTORY FROM THREE The Warriors hit more than 800 three-pointers in a single season for the first time in club history, setting a franchise mark by hitting 883 triples in , which ranks as the third-highest three-point total in NBA history... Among the top five clubs, the Warriors are the most accurate three-point shooting team. MOST 3FG IN A SINGLE SEASON, NBA HISTORY Rank Team Season 3FG 3FG% 1. HOU NYK GSW HOU ORL ORACLE ADVANTAGE Golden State won a franchise-record 39 games at Oracle Arena, becoming the first Western Conference team in NBA history to win 39 games at home--and just the seventh ever... Golden State won three more home games than its previous franchise-high of 36, set in the season. HOME WINS, GSW HISTORY Year Home Wins SINGLE-SEASON HOME WINS, NBA HISTORY Team Year Wins Boston Golden State Cleveland Chicago Chicago Orlando Boston DIFFERENTIAL MAKERS Golden State led the NBA in point differential (+10.10), becoming just the eighth team in NBA history to outscore the opposition by double-digits over the course of an entire season... The Warriors also led the NBA in point differential at home (+14.6), which was five points more than the next closest home-court differential (San Antonio s +9.6). POINT DIFFERENTIAL, ALL-TIME Rank Team Year Pt. Diff. 1. Los Angeles Lakers Milwaukee Bucks Chicago Bulls Milwaukee Bucks Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls Boston Celtics Golden State Warriors GSW PT. DIFFERENTIAL BY QUARTER, Qtr. Pt. Diff Rank 1st +2.4 T5th 2nd st 3rd st 4th th DUB BLE DIGITS The Warriors won a franchise-record 45 games by double-digits in , leading the league in wins by at least 10 points... Of those double-digit wins, 16 came by at least 20 points, the most in a single season in franchise history and second-most in the NBA behind only the Clippers 17 such victories. DOUBLE-DIGIT WINS, Team Golden State 45 San Antonio 34 L.A. Clippers 33 Games
15 REGULAR SEASON TEAM NOTES ASSISTANCE REQUIRED Golden State dished out 30-plus assists a league-leading and franchise-record 28 times in after recording eight such games last season (the Spurs led the NBA last season with 16 such games last year)... By comparison, Golden State s opponents registered at least 30 assists only one time all season... The Warriors, who went 25-3 on the season in games with at least 30 helpers, set a franchise record for assists this season... The Warriors also led the NBA in secondary assists per game (7.9), with a league-best 65.1 points created by assists each game. GAMES WITH 30+AST, Team Games Golden State 28 Atlanta 18 L.A. Clippers 13 San Antonio 13 SINGLE SEASON ASSISTS, GSW HISTORY Year Assists APG , , , , , HOME SWEEP HOME Golden State posted a perfect 6-0 record on both of its six game homestands, becoming the first team in NBA history to go undefeated in multiple homestands of at least six games in the same season. PERFECT 6-GAME HOMESTANDS, GSW HISTORY Dates Record Opponents 3/14/15-3/23/ NYK, LAL, ATL, NOP, UTA, WAS 12/27/14-1/9/ MIN, PHI, TOR, OKC, IND, CLE 2/11/92-2/21/ WAS, SAS, SEA, LAL, BOS, PHO 1/2/90-1/13/ UTA, MIA, LAL, DEN, DAL, ORL 11/1/75-11/15/ WAS, NYK, LAL, CLE, CHI, KC MARCH MADNESS Golden State won 16 games in the month of March, the most wins in a single month in franchise history, finishing with a 16-2 record that included a perfect 10-0 mark at home. MOST WINS IN A MONTH, GSW HISTORY Month Wins March January November January February January KERR S CALENDAR Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr became the third coach in Warriors history to win a Western Conference Coach of the Month Award by leading the Warriors to a Western Conference-leading 12-3 record in the month of January... Two months later, in leading Golden State to a single-month franchise-record 16 wins in an NBA-best 16-2 March, Kerr became the first coach in club history to win the award twice in the same season. COACH OF THE MONTH, WARRIORS HISTORY Coach Year Steve Kerr March 2015 Steve Kerr January 2015 Don Nelson April 2007 Don Nelson February 1989 George Karl March 1987 EMPIRE STATE WARRIORS Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr and his staff coached the Western Conference All-Stars to a victory in New York over All-Star Weekend... Kerr was the fourth coach in Warriors history to coach the game (first since Don Nelson in 1992) and the first NBA coach to lead an All-Star team in his first season since Indiana s Larry Bird did so in May 19, 2014 June 3, 2014 July 10, 2014 July 22, 2014 July 30, 2014 September 2, 2014 September 8, 2014 October 4, 2014 October 20, 2014 October 24, 2014 October 30, 2014 October 31, 2014 November 11, 2014 January 19, 2015 February 2, 2015 February 19, TRANSACTIONS Named Steve Kerr the 25th head coach in franchise history. Named Alvin Gentry Associate Head Coach, Ron Adams and Luke Walton assistant coaches and Jarron Collins and Bruce Fraser player development coaches. Signed Shaun Livingston as a free agent. Signed Brandon Rush as a free agent. Waived Hilton Armstrong. Signed Aaron Craft, James Michael McAdoo and Mitchell Watt as free agents. Signed Justin Holiday as a free agent. Signed Jason Kapono as a free agent. Signed Sean Kilpatrick as a free agent. Waived Aaron Craft, Jason Kapono, Sean Kilpatrick, James Michael McAdoo and Mitchell Watt. Exercised fourth-year contract options on Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli and did not exercise the thirdyear contract option on Nemanja Nedovic. Signed Klay Thompson to a contract extension. Waived Nemanja Nedovic. Signed James Michael McAdoo to a 10-day contract. Signed James Michael McAdoo to a second 10-day contract. Signed James Michael McAdoo for the remainder of the season.
16 REGULAR SEASON PLAYER NOTES SINGLE-SEASON THREES, NBA HISTORY Rank Player Team Season Threes 1. Stephen Curry GSW Stephen Curry GSW Ray Allen SEA Dennis Scott ORL Stephen Curry GSW CURRY CATCHES CURRY Stephen Curry broke his own single-season NBA-record for three-point field goals by hitting 286 threes in , which is 14 more than his previous NBA-mark of 272 threes set in Curry now owns three of the top five single-season three-point totals in NBA history, posting the second and fifth best three-point seasons in addition to holding the NBA record... Since the NBA All-Star Break, Curry hit 51.7 percent from three-point range and averaged 4.3 made threes per contest. TOP TANDEM The Warriors backcourt tandem of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have combined for at least 480 threes in each of the last three seasons, the top three three-point campaigns by a pair of teammates in NBA history... Curry and Thompson, who combined to hit more threes in than five NBA teams, finished 1-2 in three-pointers for a second-straight season (the duo was the first pair of teammates ever to accomplish the feat last season). TOP 3-PT TANDEMS, NBA HISTORY # Players (3s) Team Season 3FG 1. S. Curry (286) / K. Thompson (239) GSW S. Curry (261) / K. Thompson (223) GSW S. Curry (272) / K. Thompson (211) GSW D. Scott (267) / N. Anderson (168) ORL A. Walker (222) / P. Pierce (210) BOS /20 VISION Both Stephen Curry (23.8 points) and Klay Thompson (21.7) averaged above 20 points per game in , just the fourth backcourt tandem in team history to each average at least 20 points per game... In the NBA, no backcourt mates had accomplished the feat since Devin Harris (21.3 points) and Vince Carter (20.8) for the New Jersey Nets. 20+ PPG, GSW BACKCOURT MATES Backcourt Tandem Year Stephen Curry (23.8)/Klay Thompson (21.7) Baron Davis (21.8)/Monta Ellis (20.2) Latrell Sprewell (20.6)/Tim Hardaway (20.1) Mitch Richmond (23.9)/Tim Hardaway (22.9) SPLASH BROTHERS, COMBINED PTS BY YEAR Year Curry Avg Thompson Avg Total PPG CURRY S COMPANY Stephen Curry averaged over 23 points and seven assists while shooting better than 40 percent from three-point range for a second consecutive season, giving him two of the four such seasons in NBA history. 23 PTS / 7 ASTS / 40% 3FG, NBA HISTORY Player Team Season PTS AST 3FG% Stephen Curry GSW Stephen Curry GSW LeBron James MIA Larry Bird BOS CAREER THREES, GSW HISTORY # Player 3FG 1. Stephen Curry 1, Klay Thompson Jason Richardson Tim Hardaway Chris Mullin 590 WEEKLY WARRIORS Warriors guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were both named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week on multiple occassions in , combining to give the Warriors a franchise-record five weekly honors on the season... Thompson is the first player in Warriors franchise history to earn the accolade three times in one season and is one of only two players in the West to earn the honor twice in the season. MULTIPLE WEEKLY WEST HONORS, Player Team Awards Klay Thompson GSW 3 James Harden HOU 3 Stephen Curry GSW 2 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 2 Damian Lillard POR 2 Russell Westbrook OKC 2 SPLASHING SUCCESS In their fourth season together, the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, emerged as one of the top scoring tandems in the league... Both ranked in the top 10 in the NBA in scoring and became the first Warriors backcourt duo to each average 20 points per game since Baron Davis (21.8) and Monta Ellis (20.2) in CURRY/THOMPSON CAREER SPRAY CHART When the Splash Brothers: Times Record Both score Both score Both score Combine for Combine for Combine for THREES THROUGH FOUR Klay Thompson hit more three-pointers through the first four seasons of his NBA career than any player in league history, eclipsing the mark set by his teammate, Stephen Curry, by 140 threes. MOST 3FG THROUGH FIRST FOUR SEASONS # Player 3FG Seasons 1. Klay Thompson Stephen Curry Nick Van Exel Kyle Korver Ben Gordon
17 REGULAR SEASON PLAYER NOTES THE RATINGS ARE IN The Warriors had the top six players on the NBA s Net Rating leaderboard, led by Stephen Curry s league-best 17.0 (Andre Iguodala led the category among reserves)... Net Rating is the difference in a player s Offensive and Defensive Rating, measuring the amount of points scored and allowed per 100 possessions when he is on the court... In addition to the Net Rating standouts, Andrew Bogut and Draymond Green were both in the top five in Defensive Rating. NBA NET RATING, Rank Player Net Rating 1. Stephen Curry Andrew Bogut Draymond Green Klay Thompson Harrison Barnes Andre Iguodala 12.4 NBA DEFENSIVE RATING, Rank Player Net Rating 1. Kosta Koufos Tony Allen Andrew Bogut Draymond Green Khris Middleton 96.0 GETTING DEFENSIVE The Warriors played defense at an elite level in , with multiple players -- including Andrew Bogut (95.2) and Draymond Green (96.0) -- outpacing the majority of past Defensive Player of the Year recipients in the Defensive Rating category... Among previous award winners in the last 10 years, only Kevin Garnett (94.4) in and Marc Gasol (95.4) in posted a better Defensive Rating than either of Golden State s duo. DEF. PLAYER OF THE YEAR, LAST 10 YEARS Year Player Team Def. Rating Joakim Noah CHI Marc Gasol MEM Tyson Chandler NYK Dwight Howard ORL Dwight Howard ORL Dwight Howard ORL Kevin Garnett BOS Marcus Camby DEN Ben Wallace DET Ben Wallace DET 96.9 PLUS/MINUS REPORT In , Andre Iguodala led the league in plus/minus (+9.0) while Stephen Curry and David Lee finished in the top five... In , three Warriors had a presence on the NBA s top five plus/ minus leaderboard. NBA PLUS/MINUS, Rank Player +/- Per Game 1. Stephen Curry Draymond Green Klay Thompson Chris Paul Blake Griffin +8.7 GROWING GREEN Draymond Green s numbers continued to trend upward in his third NBA season, once again improving his averages in minutes, points, rebounds and assists while also upping his field goal and three-point shooting percentages to career-high levels... On 1/2 vs. Toronto, Green posted his first career triple-double (16 points, career-high 13 assists, 11 rebounds), becoming the 22nd Warriors player in franchise history to join the triple-double club. DRAYMOND GREEN, CAREER Year MIN PTS REB AST 3FG FG% THREES, THEFTS AND THWARTS Draymond Green became the first player in Warriors history to average at least one three-pointer, one steal and one block per game over the course of an entire season... Only Green and San Antonio s Danny Green accomplished the feat in , which only Atlanta s Paul Millsap pulled off in FG, 1 STL & 1 BLK PER GAME, Year TEAM STL BLK 3FG Draymond Green GSW Danny Green SAS SPEIGHTS PER 48 Among players who logged at least 600 minutes as a reserve, Marreese Speights averaged the most points per 48 minutes in Speights was one of only two players to average at least 30 points per 48 minutes in games played off the bench. POINTS PER 48 MINUTES, RESERVES Rank Player Team Pts 1. Marreese Speights GSW Isaiah Thomas PHO/BOS Gerald Green PHO Lou Williams TOR Jamal Crawford LAC 29.0 MO CHARGES Marreese Speights was a major spark off the bench this season, leading the Warriors reserve unit in scoring a team-high 31 times... Speights scored 20-plus points in six games in Per SportVu, Mo Buckets drew 29 charges during the campaign, second-most in the NBA. CHARGES DRAWN, Rank Player Team Charges 1. DeMarcus Cousins SAC Marreese Speights GSW Monta Ellis DAL Kyle Lowry TOR Devin Harris DAL 25
18 REGULAR SEASON PLAYER NOTES 50/50 Per Elias Sports, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are the seventh pair of teammates in NBA history to record 50-point games in the same season and the first duo in 20 years to accomplish the feat... The Splash Brothers are the first tandem to each score more than 50 points in a game in the same season since Larry Bird (60) and Kevin McHale (56) of the Celtics... Curry scored a season-high 51 points on Feb. 4 vs. Dallas and Thompson scored a career-high 52 points (including an NBA-record 37 in the third quarter) on Jan. 23 vs. Sacramento... Curry and Thompson are also the first pair of teammates in NBA history to hit at least 10 three-pointers in a game in the same season... Per STATS Inc., Curry and Thompson own three of the five performances in NBA history with 50+ points and 10+ three-pointers in a game. TEAMMATES WITH 50-POINT GAMES IN SAME SEASON, NBA HISTORY Season Players Team Stephen Curry & Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors Jamal Mashburn & Jim Jackson Dallas Mavericks Dana Barros & Willie Burton Philadelphia 76ers Larry Bird & Kevin McHale Boston Celtics George Gervin & Larry Kenon San Antonio Spurs Bob Pettit & Cliff Hagan St. Louis Hawks Jerry West, Elgin Baylor & Rudy LaRusso Los Angeles Lakers PLAYERS WITH 50+ PTS & 10+ 3FG, NBA HISTORY Player Team Date Pts 3FG Stephen Curry GSW 2/4/15 vs. DAL Kyrie Irving CLE 1/28/15 vs. POR Klay Thompson GSW 1/23/15 vs. SAC Terrence Ross TOR 1/25/14 vs. LAC Stephen Curry GSW 2/27/13 at NY SWISHING AND DISHING Stephen Curry has recorded at least five assists and five threes in an NBA-record 72 games, passing Ray Allen for the most such games in NBA history. 5+ ASTS & 5+ 3FG, NBA HISTORY Rank Player Games 1. Stephen Curry Ray Allen Tim Hardaway Nick Van Exel Mookie Blaylock 36 SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Stephen Curry won the Three-Point Contest at NBA All-Star Saturday Night with an event record score of Curry hit 13 straight threes in the championship round, the second-most consecutive shots made in the event and most in the finals... It was Curry s first win in four career tries, and the first for a member of the Warriors since the event s inception in In the final round, Curry faced off against his backcourt mate, Klay Thompson, who scored 24 in the first round, and Cleveland s Kyrie Irving. HIGHEST 3-PT CONTEST SCORE, ANY ROUND Player Score Round Year Stephen Curry 27 Finals 2015 Craig Hodges 25 Round Jason Kapono 25 Finals 2008 Klay Thompson 24 Round Mark Price 24 Finals 1994 Craig Hodges 24 Semifinals 1991 Hubert Davis 24 Semifinals 1998 MOST CONSECUTIVE 3FG, 3-PT CONTEST Player Threes Round Year Craig Hodges 19 Semifinals 1991 Stephen Curry 13 Finals 2015 Hubert Davis 11 Semifinals 1996 Larry Bird 11 Finals 1986 KING OF THE HILL, TOP OF THE HEAP Stephen Curry was voted by the fans to start the 2015 All-Star Game in New York, giving him his second consecutive All-Star starting assignment... Curry led the league in votes, becoming the first Warrior to do so since Rick Barry in 1976 and the first Warrior to make back-to-back starts since Chris Mullin ( ) NBA ALL-STAR VOTE LEADERS # Player Team Votes 1. Stephen Curry GSW 1,513, LeBron James CLE 1,470, Anthony Davis NOP 1,369, Kobe Bryant LAL 1,152, James Harden HOU 1,069,368 CONSECUTIVE ASG STARTS, GSW HISTORY Player Years Stephen Curry 2014 & 2015 Chris Mullin 1991 & 1992 Rick Barry 1974, 1975 & 1976 Nate Thurmond 1966 & 1967 Wilt Chamberlain 1960, 1961, 1962 & 1963 Paul Arizin 1956 & 1957 SPLASH BROTHERS TAKE NEW YORK Klay Thompson also started the All-Star Game, joining Stephen Curry to give the Warriors two All-Star starters for the first time in nearly 50 years... Curry and Thompson became the first pair of guards from the same team to start an All-Star Game since New York s Walt Frazier and Earl Monroe both started the 1975 NBA All-Star Game. MULTIPLE GSW ALL-STAR STARTERS, ALL-TIME Players Year Stephen Curry & Klay Thompson 2015 Rick Barry & Nate Thurmond 1967 Rick Barry, Guy Rodgers & Nate Thurmond 1966 Paul Arizin & Neil Johnston 1956 Paul Arizin & Andy Phillip 1952 Joe Fulks & Andy Phillip 1951
19 37 KLAY S QUARTER - JAN. 23, 2015 VS. SACRAMENTO Klay Thompson set an NBA record for points in a quarter on Jan. 23 vs. Sacramento with 37 points on a perfect 13-of-13 from the field and 9-of-9 from three-point range in the third frame, besting the previous record of 33 points set by George Gervin (April 9, 1978) and Carmelo Anthony (Dec. 10, 2008) and topping Wilt Chamberlain s franchise record of 31 (set in the fourth quarter of his NBA-record 100-point game on March 2, 1962) Thompson, who finished with a career-high 52 points (the 12th player in Warriors history to score 50-plus in a game), set an NBA record for threes in a quarter with nine, surpassing the previous record of eight set by Michael Redd (Feb. 20, 2002) and Joe Johnson (Dec. 16, 2013) Thompson hit both of his free throws in his perfect third quarter, scoring 37 of the team s 41 points in the frame and giving him 50 points after three frames Thompson finished the game with career highs of 16 field goals made (16-of-25) and 11 three-pointers (11-of-15), equaling Stephen Curry s franchise record for threes in a game (Feb. 27, 2013 at New York), while tying a career-high with nine free throws (9-of-10) The fourth-year guard tied a NBA single-season high with 52 points (since eclipsed) and set a single-season-high with 11 threes (since matched)... Thompson became the first player to score at least 50 points in fewer than 33 minutes since Kobe Bryant did so on Dec. 20, GSW ALL-TIME (NON-WILT) 50-POINT GAMES* # Player Opp. Points Date 1. Rick Barry Portland 64 March 26, Joe Fulks Indianapolis 63 February 10, Purvis Short New Jersey 59 November 17, Purvis Short San Antonio 57 January 7, Rick Barry Cincinnati 57 October 29, Rick Barry New York 57 December 14, Rick Barry New York 55 March 25, Rick Barry Philadelphia 55 January 23, Stephen Curry New York 54 February 27, Klay Thompson Sacramento 52 January 23, Joe Barry Carroll Utah 52 March 5, Rick Barry Chicago 52 February 16, Stephen Curry Dallas 51 February 4, Antawn Jamison L.A. Lakers 51 December 6, Antawn Jamison Seattle 51 December 3, Rick Barry Philadelphia 51 October 29, Phil Smith Houston 51 December 11, Phil Smith Phoenix 51 January 8, Rick Barry Philadelphia 51 February 23, Rick Barry Houston 51 January 17, Jamal Crawford Charlotte 50 December 20, Bernard King Philadelphia 50 January 30, Rick Barry Boston 50 February 14, Rick Barry Detroit 50 January 14, Rick Barry Cincinnati 50 December 25, Rick Barry St. Louis 50 December 8, Neil Johnston Syracuse 50 February 16, 1954 *Wilt Chamberlain scored 50-plus 105 times as a Warrior MOST POINTS IN A QUARTER - NBA HISTORY # Player Team Opp. (Qtr.) Points 1. Klay Thompson GSW 1/23/15 vs. SAC (3) Carmelo Anthony DEN 12/10/08 vs. MIN (3) George Gervin SAS 4/9/78 at NOJ (2) David Thompson DEN 4/9/78 at DET (1) Wilt Chamberlain PHW 3/2/62 vs. NYK (4) 31 MOST THREES IN A QUARTER - NBA HISTORY # Player Team Opp. (Qtr.) 3FG 1. Klay Thompson GSW 1/23/15 vs. SAC (3) 9 2. Joe Johnson BKN 12/16/13 vs. PHI (3) 8 2. Michael Redd MIL 2/20/02 vs. HOU (4) 8 MOST 3FG IN A GAME - GSW HISTORY # Player Opp. 3FG 1. Klay Thompson Jan. 23, 2015 vs. SAC Stephen Curry Feb. 27, 2013 at NY Stephen Curry Feb. 4, 2015 vs. DAL Stephen Curry April 12, 2013 at LAL 9 4. Stephen Curry Oct. 31, 2013 at LAC 9 4. Dorell Wright Nov. 27, 2010 at MIN 9 SINGLE-GAME SCORING HIGHS, # Player Team Opp. Points 1. Kyrie Irving CLE 3/12 at SAS Kyrie Irving CLE 1/28 vs. POR Russell Westbrook OKC 4/12 at IND Klay Thompson GSW 1/23 vs. SAC Mo Williams MIN 1/13 at IND James Harden HOU 4/1 vs. SAC Stephen Curry GSW 2/4 vs. DAL 51 3RD QTR SHOT CHART FG, 9-9 3FG
20 19 G LEANDRO BARBOSA TH YEAR BRAZIL GP/S 20/0 PTS 5.0 REB 1.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.20 FG%.446 3FG%.350 MIN 10.7 LAST 5 MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS 6/14 vs. CLE 17: /11 at CLE 6: /9 at CLE 10: /7 vs. CLE 5: /4 vs. CLE 9: POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE: Scored a postseason-high 14 points in 14 minutes on 5/5 vs. Memphis. Recorded postseason-highs in three-pointers made (2) and minutes (24) on 5/25 at Houston. Scored 12 points on 4/20 vs. New Orleans, his highest scoring output in the playoffs since 5/25/10 with Phoenix against the L.A. Lakers HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE: Scored in double figures 20 times. Scored in double figures three-straight times (3/18-3/21). Tallied a season-high 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting while tying a season-best with three steals on 3/21 vs. Utah POSTSEASON HIGHS CAREER HIGHS Dished out a season-high nine assists on 3/13 at Denver. 14 vs. Memphis (5/5)...PTS... 26, 3x, last vs. L.A. Lakers (4/24/07) Grabbed a season-high six rebounds on 2/9 at Philadelphia. 4 vs. New Orleans (4/18)... REB... 8 at San Antonio (4/19/08) 3 vs. Houston (5/21)...AST... 5 at L.A. Clippers (5/16/06) Scored in double figures in four-straight games (1/30-2/4), his longest 1 at Cleveland (6/9)...BLK...1, 10 times, last at Cleveland (6/9/15) double-figure streak of the season (longest since March 2012), 1, four times, last at Cleveland (6/9)... STL... 3 vs. L.A. Lakers (5/2/07) averaging 13.8 points over that span. 5, three times, last at Houston (5/25)...FGM...11 vs. L.A. Lakers (5/2/07) Earned his first start with the Warriors on 11/9 at Phoenix, scoring 12 2 at Houston (5/25)...3FGM... 5 at L.A. Lakers (4/26/07) 5 vs. Houston (5/27)...FTM...8, twice, last at L.A. Lakers (4/29/07) points in 31 minutes. 24 at Houston (5/25)... MIN at L.A. Lakers (5/4/06) Made his Warriors debut on 10/29 at Sacramento, scoring four points in 14 minutes. Is the first Brazilian-born player to appear in a game for the Warriors. DNP-CD 12 times... Missed one game with a right knee sprain, one game with a viral upper respiratory infection and two games with a sore right Achilles. NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Originally selected by San Antonio as an early entry candidate in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft (28th overall). Signed as a free agent with Golden State on September 10, Named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in , posting career-highs in points (18.1) and assists (4.0) to go along with 2.7 rebounds and 1.20 steals in 32.7 minutes per contest...joins Ricky Pierce, John Starks and Clifford Robinson as former Sixth Man of the Year winners to play for Golden State. 40 F HARRISON BARNES RD YEAR NORTH CAROLINA GP/S 20/20 PTS 10.7 REB 5.4 AST 1.5 STL 0.80 FG%.443 3FG%.328 MIN 32.3 LAST 5 MIN FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OR DR REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS 6/14 vs. CLE 29: /11 at CLE 33: /9 at CLE 19: /7 vs. CLE 41: /4 vs. CLE 39: POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE: Scored a 2015 Playoff-high 24 points on 5/27 vs. Houston, the fifth 20-point game of his playoff career. Scored in double figures seven-straight times (5/3-5/19), tying a playoff career-best streak. Hit his 30th career postseason three-pointer on 4/23 at New Orleans, passing Jason Richardson for third on the franchise s all-time playoffs three-pointers made list (behind only teammates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson)... Blocked a playoff career-high two shots in that contest HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE: Was the only Warrior to appear in all 82 regular season games. Ranked fifth in the NBA in Net Rating (12.6). Posted career-highs in points (10.1), rebounds (5.5), field goal percentage (.482), three-point percentage (.405). Recorded five 20-point games and six double-doubles. Swiped a season-high four steals on 4/4 at Dallas. Hit the game-winning shot with 0.4 seconds remaining on 4/2 vs. Phoenix, his first career game-winner with two seconds or less remaining in the final period. Posted 22 points on 3/20 vs. New Orleans, recording back-to-back 20-point games in the regular season for the first time in his career. 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