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NBA schedule 2019-20: Warriors game dates, start times, TV/stream info

NBA schedule 2019-20: Warriors game dates, start times, TV/stream info

Out with Oracle Arena, and in with Chase Center …

The Warriors officially will open their new arena Oct. 24 against the Clippers, the NBA announced in its regular-season release Monday.

The Clippers draw opening night honors because they’re the new NBA championship favorites – a title previously well worn by the Warriors. The teams won’t meet again after the opener until Jan. 10, with other matchups set for March 10 and April 11.

The Warriors will face the Lakers on Nov. 13, Feb. 8, Feb. 27 and April 9. They’ll draw the Rockets twice in the early going, with meetings on Nov. 6 and Christmas Day, then again on Feb. 20 and April 2.

Kevin Durant left the Warriors for the Nets in free agency, and while he won’t play for his new team this season because of an Achilles injury, it’s quite possible he could pay his old teammates a visit when the squads meet Feb. 5 in Brooklyn and March 12 in the Bay. 

Four days after that second meeting with the Nets, the Warriors will be in Toronto, where they’ll stare into the Scotiabank Arena rafters and see the NBA championship banner that could’ve been theirs, not the Raptors’, last June. Of course, the Raptors they’ll play that day won’t be the same, with NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard in LA. But the emotions are sure to be there.

Most Warriors games can be seen on NBC Sports Bay Area, with Bob Fitzgerald and Kelenna Azubuike on the call, and live-streamed on the MyTeams app and on NBCSportsBayArea.com.

Here’s the Warriors’ entire 2019-20 schedule:

Warriors' Steve Kerr shares childhood story that explains competitiveness

Warriors' Steve Kerr shares childhood story that explains competitiveness

Steve Kerr and Draymond Green have had their fair share of verbal altercations over the years.

Everybody remembers what happened in the locker room at halftime of the Warriors' win in Oklahoma City on Feb. 27, 2016.

But do you remember what Kerr said to Draymond during his NBA Coach of the Year press conference in April 2016?

"Draymond -- don't ever change. Keep yelling at me, I'm gonna keep yelling at you," he said. "It's the best. He provides the edge that this team needs. Without Draymond, we'd be in trouble. We would be too quiet, and too nice."

Kerr recently sat down with NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke and Logan Murdock for a conversation on the "Runnin' Plays" podcast, and discussed how he and the three-time NBA champion are similar. In the process, he told an amazing story.

"We are equally as competitive and we are equally as likely to blow up," Kerr explained. "Either one of us will snap -- he'll get a "T" (technical foul), I'll break a clipboard. It's just the way we're built. That's how much it means to us.

"My family would tell you a story -- when I was about six years old, we had an Easter egg hunt at my cousin's house. They had all the eggs laid out and they had one big golden egg that was the big prize. I didn't find it, and when I saw somebody else found it ... I lost it. I completely lost it -- crying. My poor mom and dad, they were so embarrassed.

"And this kind of stuff used to happen all the time. If I didn't do well in sports ... pitching, if I gave up a hit, I'd throw my glove on the ground. I would snap.

"That's how Draymond is, right? We bonded over our ability to snap."

[REWINDNo more 3-pointers for Draymond? Steve Kerr's mom ...]

Are you also laughing hysterically thinking about little six-year-old Stephen Douglas Kerr throwing a temper tantrum?

Awesome stuff.

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Steph Curry scored 42 points after 18 holes of golf, Andre Iguodala says

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Steph Curry scored 42 points after 18 holes of golf, Andre Iguodala says

Steph Curry is not of this world. but you probably already knew that.

The Warriors superstar is the greatest shooter the NBA has ever seen, helping transform the way the game has played over the past five seasons. When he is red-hot, Curry is a spectacle the likes of which the NBA has never seen. He's so unstoppable that even playing 18 holes in the middle of a back-to-back couldn't stop him from going off.

Andre Iguodala sat down with Erik Anders Lang to discuss golf and meditation and told the story of how he and Curry hit the links prior to the second game of a back-to-back and the two-time NBA MVP still went supernova.

"Like, we got a game tomorrow and it's important for him to play well," Iguodala told Anders Lang. "If I don't play well, it's whatever they ain't going to blame me. But he played great that day. He shot in the 70s like he always does ... I shot OK. I shot in the 80s so I was happy around that time. So I might have broke 90 that day and I was happy. I didn't play well that night because I was like, 'Whatever.'

"But he had like 40 that night. He had 40 that night. He killed them. And I was joking with him, 'If anyone on our team knew what we did today ...' Because nobody knew. Steve [Kerr] knew though. Steve was like, 'You guys better play good today.' Then he was like, 'Steph you should play golf every day."

The game occurred April 5, 2017, when Curry, Iguodala and the Dubs beat the Suns 120-111 and Talking Stick Resort Arena. Curry, fresh off a crisp round in the 70s, dropped 42 points and dished out 11 assists. The day before, Curry and the Warriors beat the Timberwolves 121-107 in Minnesota.

[RELATED: 'Authentic' political voice reaches Dubs players, Kerr says]

Maybe Steph should golf before every game once he returns from his broken hand.