McCaw's late heroics lead Warriors past Nuggets in OT

McCaw's late heroics lead Warriors past Nuggets in OT


Patrick McCaw did it to the Nuggets once. And then he did it to them twice. 

The Warriors rookie hit an overtime game-winner to lead the Warriors past the Nuggets 129-128. It was part of an 18-point performance on the night. 

Five minutes before, McCaw hit a game-tying three-pointer to send the game into overtime.

McCaw was one of five Warriors in double figures -- with Stephen Curry and his 22 points (in 27 minutes) leading the way. He also recorded nine rebounds. Kevin Durant scored 19 points and Klay Thompson added 17. 

The Warriors shots 40 percent from beyond the arc and 45 percent for the game. They were out-rebounded 60-52. 

The Warriors improved to 3-1 in the preseason (1-1 on the road) with tonight’s win.

Golden State trailed by as many as 15 points in regulation before coming back to force overtime. Golden State outscored Denver 22-7 in the final 5:39 of regulation.

The Warriors went to overtime in the preseason for the first time since 2010 (a 105-102 loss to the Lakers), winning a preseason overtime game for the first time since Oct. 23, 2007 at Seattle (126-122).

After seven days off prior to tonight’s contest, Golden State will complete its only back-to-back set of the preseason tomorrow night in Las Vegas against the LA Lakers.

Report: Curry aiming to return to lineup on Friday


Report: Curry aiming to return to lineup on Friday

After playing without any of their All-Stars during much of Monday night's loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Stephen Curry is reportedly aiming to return to the Warriors' lineup on Friday against the Atlanta Hawks.

Curry will try to play on Friday, barring any setbacks when his right ankle is reevaluated on Tuesday, ESPN reported late Monday evening, citing league sources. The two-time MVP has not played since spraining that ankle on Mar. 9 against the Spurs. 

In six games without Curry, the Warriors are just 2-4. Fellow All-Stars Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson have missed three and four of those games, respectively, while Draymond Green left Monday night's loss with a pelvic contusion and did not return. 

This season, Curry is averaging 26.3 points, 6.2 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game. 

Draymond Green knocked out of game vs Spurs with pelvic contusion


Draymond Green knocked out of game vs Spurs with pelvic contusion

Already down three All-Stars, the Warriors lost their fourth midway through the first half on Monday night.

With just over nine minutes remaining in the second quarter against the Spurs, Draymond Green took a knee from a driving Danny Green.

Draymond was in immediate pain and left the court for the locker room.

Just before the end of the first half, NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke reported that Green was ruled out for the rest of the game with a "midsection issue."

Early in the second half, the Warriors diagnosed that Green suffered a pelvic contusion and that x-rays were negative.

The Warriors are currently playing without Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant. All three are dealing with injuries that will keep them out several games.