Month: April 2013

GSW: NBA Playoffs: The Importance Of Klay Thompson’s Consistency For The Warriors

Apr 20, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of game one of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 97-95. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 20, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half of game one of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 97-95. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Throughout their playoff series against the Nuggets, there has been one consistent player for the Warriors: Klay Thompson. He has shown the ability to score when the Warriors are struggling offensively, he has hit timely shots, and he has scored at an efficient rate. In two playoff games so far, Thompson is averaging 21.5 points, 3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks on 60% shooting from the field and 63.6% shooting from the three-point line in 40 minutes per game.

Click here to read the rest of the story at Golden Gate Sports.

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GSW: 10 Reasons Why The Golden State Warriors Are Going To The Playoffs

April 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) drives in with the screen by shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) against the San Antonio Spurs during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

April 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) drives in with the screen by shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) against the San Antonio Spurs during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are going to the playoffs for the first time since 2007, and they’re making only their second playoff appearance in 19 seasons. The Warriors can attribute their breakout season to several factors. Here’s a list of 10 reasons why the Warriors are going to the playoffs (not in any particular order).

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SFG: Documenting Pablo Sandoval’s Constant Struggle With His Weight

Mar 20, 2013; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) in the dugout during the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 20, 2013; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) in the dugout during the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Pablo Sandoval has battled weight issues his whole career. He’s never been characterized as “skinny” or “athletic,” but, at the beginning of his career, Sandoval was able to find a way to produce at a high level, despite his weight.

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The Warriors’ Playoff Situation as of Today

First of all, the Warriors lost a huge game to the Lakers Friday night. You can read my post about it on Bay Area Sports Guy.

The Warriors’ current playoff situation is constantly changing. Last night, Houston won and San Antonio lost. Click here to check up on what this means for the Warriors and what their situation is as of today.

Warriors Clinch Playoff Berth

David Lee posted this photo to Instagram after the win against the Timberwolves

David Lee posted this photo to Instagram after the win against the Timberwolves

The Warriors clinched their first playoff berth since 2007 with a win against the Timberwolves on Tuesday. Now that they’re officially going to the playoffs, it’s time to look at why this team has been successful.

Here are two great articles explaining why the Warriors are going back to playoffs.

This first article is written by Matt Steinmetz:
Five reasons why Warriors made playoffs

The second article is written by Adam Lauridsen:
The Top 10 Moves that Brought the Warriors Back to the Playoffs

Enjoy!

SF: 10 Problems the San Francisco 49ers Could Face Next Season

Jan 12, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and tight end Vernon Davis (85) congratulate wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) for scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of the NFC divisional round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 12, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and tight end Vernon Davis (85) congratulate wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) for scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of the NFC divisional round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Next season, the San Francisco 49ers will have a very similar team to last year’s NFC Championship team. However, even a Super Bowl contender can face some issues. Here is a list of problems the 49ers could face next season:

Click here to read the rest of the story at Golden Gate Sports.