state of warriors - updates

Rappler's latest stories on state of warriors


Three things the Cavaliers forgot in Game 1

Jun 02, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Here are some of the things the Cleveland Cavaliers forgot to consider and what they have to take note of before Game 2

TEAMWORK. The fans witnessed a three-man show from LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but the Cavs had few contributions from other players. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Easy road? Last 8 of 11 Warriors’ playoff foes had injured starters

May 15, 2017 - 8:43 PM

The Golden State Warriors have faced a number of teams over the past 3 postseasons that were dealing with key injuries

INJURY WOES. Kawhi Leonard injured his left ankle in the third quarter in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America/AFP

Irving hits game-winner as Cavs come back to beat Warriors

Dec 26, 2016 - 6:21 AM

Kyrie Irving hits a turnaround jumper with 3 4 seconds to play as the Cavs come back from down 14 in the fourth quarter to win on Christmas Day

SUMMIT MEETING. LeBron James and the Cavs squeaked out a win at home against the Golden State Warriors, the team which beat them in the NBA Finals two seasons ago before they got their revenge last season. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Champion Cavs host Warriors in NBA holiday treat

Dec 24, 2016 - 12:06 PM

The most heated rivalry in the NBA is renewed on Christmas Day when the Cavs face the Dubs

FAVORED. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are favored to win the upcoming NBA season. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Expectations, pressure come with Golden State Warriors 'super-team' status

Oct 22, 2016 - 5:18 PM

The Golden State Warriors may be the title favorites by adding Kevin Durant but creating a super team brings added pressure and expectations

GOLDEN STAKES. Adding 4-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant to an already stacked team brings elevated expectations for the Golden State Warriors. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

ONE FC: Belingon explains tactical approach against Gafurov

Oct 10, 2016 - 1:42 PM

Belingon defended his tactical approach to the Gafurov fight asserting that he could not afford to give himself room for error

THINKING FIGHTER. Kevin Belingon shies away from his fan-friendly fighting style as he resorts to a more tactical approach against Muin Gafurov. Photo from ONE Championship

Naito spoils Pacio’s bid to become youngest Pinoy MMA champ

Oct 08, 2016 - 12:33 AM

Yoshitaka Naito forces Joshua Pacio to tap out to a rear naked choke in Myanmar

FALLING SHORT. Joshua Pacio is submitted in the third round in Myanmar. File photo by Edward Hilvano IV

Belingon edges Gafurov, gets first ONE FC win in two years

Oct 07, 2016 - 10:56 PM

Kevin Belingon puts his loss to Bibiano Fernandes behind him with a decision win in Myanmar

CAREER REBIRTH. Kevin Belingon resurrected his MMA career with a big win in Myanmar. File photo from ONE Championship

ONE FC: Belingon aims for empathic win against Gafurov

Oct 07, 2016 - 2:00 PM

I’m hungry to get this win for the country says Filipino fighter Kevin Belingon

SHOWDOWN IN MYANMAR. Kevin Belingon is a Wushu Sanshou practitioner looking for his first win in nearly two years. Photo from ONE Championship

ONE FC: Filipino Kevin Belingon in must-win situation vs Muin Gafurov

Oct 06, 2016 - 9:04 PM

Belingon has not won a fight since December of 2014

MUST-WIN SITUATION. Kevin Belingon has a tough assignment against a Tajikistan-based opponent. Photo from ONE Championship

ONE FC: Naito banks on experience against Pacio

Oct 06, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Japanese veteran Yoshitaka Naito doesn t want to be part of Joshua Pacio s history as the Filipino seeks to become the youngest Pinoy MMA champ

TITLE DEFENSE. Yoshitaka Naito will defend his ONE Championship strawweight title vs Filipino Joshua Pacio. Photo by ONE Championship

ONE FC: Muin Gafurov looks to bounce back at Kevin Belingon’s expense

Oct 05, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Gafurov coming off a disappointing defeat in April seeks to redeem himself at the expense of Belingon

BOUNCE BACK. Muin Gafurov looks to recover from a tough loss when he faces Kevin Belingon at ONE: State of Warriors. Photo from ONE Championship

Franklin: Pacio can keep up with experienced Japanese foe

Oct 02, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Pacio is being touted by numerous cageside observers as the most promising young competitor in the Philippine MMA scene today

FIGHTING CHANCE. ONE Championship vice president Rich Franklin believes that Joshua Pacio can find ways to topple Japanese veteran Yoshitaka Naito. Photo by Edward Hilvano IV

Joshua Pacio guns to make history as youngest Pinoy MMA world champ

Sep 30, 2016 - 7:00 PM

A victory over Naito would do wonders for Pacio s budding career

Team Lakay vets see Joshua Pacio copping ONE Championship gold

Sep 22, 2016 - 9:52 PM

Can Pacio make history? His Team Lakay s senior fighters seem to believe so

Naito seeks to exploit Pinoy foe’s ground game; Pacio not worried

Sep 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Naito and Pacio are set to face off in the main event of ONE Championship s State of Warriors card

Filipino Pacio faces Naito for ONE Championship strawweight title

Sep 03, 2016 - 12:09 PM

Joshua Pacio will face Yoshitaka Naito at State of Warriors on October 7 in Myanmar

TITLE SHOT. Joshua Pacio of from Team Lakay will get a shot at the ONE Championship strawweight title. File photo by Edward Hilvano IV

Draymond Green apologizes for posting penis photo on Snapchat

Aug 01, 2016 - 12:21 PM

The Golden State Warriors star says he pushed the wrong button resulting in his penis spending 10 minutes on his social media account

SNAPCHAT CONTROVERSY. Draymond Green has had an interesting last month. File photo by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Warriors' Draymond Green avoids jail time over slap arrest

Jul 23, 2016 - 3:01 AM

Green negotiates his assault charge for allegedly slapping a football player down to a small fine before leaving for the Rio Olympics

COP A PLEA. Draymond Green can now put his off-the-court drama behind him and focus on the Rio Olympics. File photo by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Shock, laughs and intrigue: NBA figures react to Durant joining the Warriors

Jul 05, 2016 - 1:43 AM

Kevin Durant s announcement sends shocks around the league boosting a Warriors squad that was one win away from a second straight title

WARRIORS UP. Kevin Durant shakes up the NBA by joining Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. File photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Frustrated Curry, Warriors on brink of biggest NBA Finals choke

Jun 18, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Unanimous NBA MVP Stephen Curry is feeling the frustration of the Golden State Warriors collapse ahead of Game 7

THE KING KNEELS. LeBron James has been unstoppable over the past two games, while reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry has struggled to make the impact to close out the series. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Steph Curry fined $25K, avoids Game 7 suspension

Jun 18, 2016 - 12:03 AM

Stephen Curry won t be suspended for Game 7 after throwing his mouthguard into the crowd and hitting a fan

NO WORRY FOR CURRY. Both Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr were hit with fines, which was a significantly lower sanction than some had feared. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Curry likely to face fine, not suspension, for tossing mouthpiece

Jun 17, 2016 - 5:30 PM

There are differences between Udonis Haslem s suspension and what Stephen Curry did in Game 6

CHILL PILL. Stephen Curry fouled out, pegged a courtside observer with a mouthpiece and was ejected for the first time in his career in the span of a few seconds during Game 6. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Steph Curry loses temper, hits fan with mouthguard after fouling out

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:44 PM

Stephen Curry was not happy after fouling out of the Warriors Game 6 loss to the Cavaliers

TAKE A CHILL PILL. One lucky fan got a saliva-covered souvenir from Game 6 courtesy of Stephen Curry's temper. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Draymond Green vows to be better teammate to Warriors after suspension

Jun 16, 2016 - 11:58 AM

After describing himself as a bad teammate the Golden State Warriors forward wants to make it up in Game 6 of the NBA Finals

ROLLERCOASTER. Draymond Green believes the Warriors would've won Game 5 had he been in uniform. Photo by John G Mabanglo/EPA

NBA Finals: LeBron laughs off hurt feelings over trash talking

Jun 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM

LeBron James said after Game 4 that he was upset more by what Draymond Green told him than by the groin shot which earned him a flagrant

PART OF THE GAME. LeBron James admits trash talking is part of the game but says players know which lines not to cross. Photo by Bob Donnan/EPA

Defending 'The King,' or understanding the LeBron James hate

Jun 07, 2016 - 9:04 PM

LeBron James has accomplished much in his NBA career but many prefer to highlight his shortcomings instead

KING OF CLEVELAND. LeBron James is the primary target of criticism among NBA fans, and his detractors have gotten louder as the Cavs trail 0-2 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Steph Curry hits dagger 3 to seal NBA Finals return

May 31, 2016 - 1:26 PM

Game 7 came down to one last push by the Golden State Warriors punctuated by one last 3 pointer by the reigning NBA MVP

FINALS BOUND. Stephen Curry was feeling it in Game 7 as the Warriors head back to te NBA Finals. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Steph Curry couldn't get a kiss from Riley after Game 7 win

May 31, 2016 - 12:34 PM

Steph Curry connected on big shots in Game 7 but couldn t connect on a kiss to Riley

DUBBED. Steph Curry (L) could connect on 3-pointers but not on a kiss from daughter Riley Curry. File photo by Monica M. Davey/EPA

Curry scores 40 as Warriors push Blazers to brink of elimination

May 10, 2016 - 5:59 PM

Stephen Curry scores 17 in a clutch overtime performance as the Warriors take a 3 1 lead over the Portland Trail Blazers

GOLDEN RETURN. Stephen Curry scored 17 points in overtime to propel the Warriors to a 3-1 series lead. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Curry to be named NBA MVP for second consecutive season - reports

May 10, 2016 - 7:02 AM

Stephen Curry exceeded his MVP scoring average from last season by over 6 points while leading the Golden State Warriors to an unprecedented 73 9 season record

DOMINANCE. Stephen Curry improved off his offensive statistics from last season, where he was also named MVP. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Warriors sink Blazers to take 2-0 semis series lead

May 04, 2016 - 1:33 PM

The Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers without Stephen Curry to take a commanding series lead

COMMANDING LEAD. Harrison Barnes and the Golden State Warriors sweep the first two games on home court with MVP Stephen Curry out with an injury. Photo by John G Mabanglo/EPA

Steph Curry to be back on court for Game 4

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:40 AM

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will return from injury against the Houston Rockets

BACK IN ACTION. Stephen Curry will return to action in Game 4 as the Warriors look to close out their series against the Rockets. File photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images/AFP

Good news for Steph Curry after ankle scan

Apr 20, 2016 - 7:57 AM

A scan of Stephen Curry s injured right ankle does not reveal anything of concern the Golden State Warriors say

NO BREAKS OR TEARS. Steph Curry is still questionable for Game 3 after tweaking his ankle in Game 1. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

No Curry, no problems as Warriors thump Rockets in Game 2

Apr 19, 2016 - 2:23 PM

The Warriors go up 2 0 on the Rockets as Stephen Curry watches the game in street clothes

EASY NIGHT. The Golden State Warriors didn't need Stephen Curry on the court to beat the Rockets in Game 2. Photo by Monica M. Davey/EPA

Warriors crush Rockets in Game 1 but Curry hurts ankle

Apr 17, 2016 - 7:59 AM

The Warriors pound the Rockets but Stephen Curry leaves the game with an ankle injury

CRUISE CONTROL. The Warriors barely break a sweat against the Rockets but Stephen Curry comes up limping. Photo by Monica E. Davey/EPA

Record-setting Warriors aim for back-to-back titles

Apr 15, 2016 - 1:58 PM

The Golden State Warriors know their regular season record will mean little if they don t win their second straight NBA title

PLAYING FOR KEEPS. Stephen Curry and the Warriors allayed concerns that their quest for 73 wins would leave them game-weary. Photo by Monica M. Davey/EPA

HIGHLIGHTS: Golden State chases history, Kobe's last game

Apr 14, 2016 - 1:12 AM

Follow Golden State s quest for their 73rd win plus the final NBA game of Kobe Bryant

WATCH: Steph Curry hits shot from opponent's 3-point line

Apr 11, 2016 - 10:03 AM

Steph Curry drills a shot from just outside the Spurs 3 point line right after the buzzer to end the third quarter

IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING. Steph Curry adds to his list of incredible highlights this season in a historic victory. File photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Steph Curry gifts Nonito Donaire's sons custom Warriors jerseys

Apr 01, 2016 - 11:49 PM

Reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry did a pretty cool favor for the Filipino Flash on Filipino Heritage Night

GOLDEN STATE GIFT. Stephen Curry gifted Nonito Donaire Jr two custom jerseys for his young sons. Photo from Donaire's Facebook

Warriors inch closer to regular season record with OT win over Jazz

Mar 31, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The Warriors improve to 68 7 and need to win 5 of their last 7 games to break the Chicago Bulls 72 10 regular season record

SHARPSHOOTER. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors pulled out a tough win in Utah. File photo by ELSA/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Steph Curry throws down fastbreak jam

Mar 30, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Stephen Curry leaves the weak stuff at home after being blocked earlier in the game by John Wall

DUB SMASH. Stephen Curry, seen here in a file photo, learned quickly how to avoid being a victim of a chase-down block. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

How did Nike lose Steph Curry? It began with mispronouncing his name

Mar 24, 2016 - 3:54 AM

A lazy PowerPoint presentation and the inability of one Nike exec to say his first name properly are among the reasons why Stephen Curry now wears Under Armour shoes

SAY MY NAME...RIGHT. Under Armour was in the right place at the right time as Stephen Curry evolved into one of the most dominant players in the league. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors blow out Knicks to win 50th straight home game

Mar 17, 2016 - 2:34 PM

Stephen Curry hits for 34 points as the Warriors move to 61 6 on the season

GOLDEN STREAK. The Golden State Warriors continue to be really, really hard to beat at Oracle Arena. Photo by Ezra Shaw/AFP

Steph Curry drops 51 as Warriors beat Magic

Feb 26, 2016 - 10:28 AM

Curry scores 51 points hits 10 3 pointers and records 8 assists plus 7 rebounds as the Dubs improve to 52 5 this NBA season

Warriors remain on pace to pass Bulls' 72-10 record

Feb 11, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The Golden State Warriors top the Phoenix Suns to win their 11th straight as the Warriors move to 48 4 on the season

KLAY COURT. Klay Thompson releases a layup against the Phoenix Suns. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Obama jokes with Golden State Warriors at White House

Feb 05, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Obama said he was disappointed not to see Riley Curry

GOLDEN STATE IN THE WHITE HOUSE. US President Barack Obama jokes with Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr as the team looks on. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Stephen Curry proclaims himself world's best basketball player

Dec 24, 2015 - 2:18 PM

You ve got to be a winner and have all the right trajectory as a player and as a team to back that up Steph Curry adds

CHAMPION MINDSET. Stephen Curry says his mindset of being the best is part of his edge on the court. File photo by Mike Brown/EPA

Warriors coach Kerr hopes to return from surgery in January

Dec 18, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr recuperating from back surgery and sidelined since the start of the NBA season hopes to be back on the bench by early January

IN RECOVERY. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has been off the sidelines during the team's historic run. File photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

Stephen Curry honors father with 28-point third quarter explosion

Dec 03, 2015 - 1:45 PM

The reigning MVP scores 40 as the Warriors move to 20 0 to start the season

UNBEATEN. No NBA team has yet to find an answer for Stephen Curry and the Golden  State Warriors. File photo by Mike Brown/EPA