Month: June 2015

SFG: Matt Duffy: The Unexpected Key Contributor

Jun 16, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Matt Duffy (5) celebrates after scoring a run during the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 16, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Matt Duffy (5) celebrates after scoring a run during the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Over the course of three years, Matt Duffy has gone from being an 18th round draft pick (568th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2012 to being a World Series champion at the end of the of the 2014 season to being a player who had to compete for a roster spot in Spring Training earlier this year to now being the Giants’ everyday third baseman.

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SFG: Will Andrew Susac Spark Giants’ Offense with Hunter Pence and Nori Aoki Out?

Jun 3, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac (34) after the top of the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 3, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac (34) after the top of the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants are suddenly facing a shortage of outfielders with Hunter Pence and Nori Aoki both injured. Because of this, the Giants are in need of an offensive spark, and that spark could end up coming from Andrew Susac, not Gregor Blanco and Justin Maxwell, who are filling in for those starting roles.

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GSW: Golden State Warriors Roundtable: 5 Questions About NBA Finals

May 27, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden peightstate Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) and guard Shaun Livingston (34) and guard Stephen Curry (30) react during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets in game five of the Western Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs. at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

May 27, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden peightstate Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) and guard Shaun Livingston (34) and guard Stephen Curry (30) react during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets in game five of the Western Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs. at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA Finals start today, and the Golden State Warriors are making their first Finals appearance in 40 years. The Warriors will represent the Western Conference in this year’s NBA Finals, and they will face the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors will yet again have homecourt advantage in this series.

Now that the NBA Finals are finally here, we will again ask five of our Warriors writers to answer five questions about the Finals, the Warriors’ matchup with the Cavaliers, and more!

Here are the five questions and the responses from our writers.

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