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Why you should expect Steph Curry to have big Game 5 for Warriors

Why you should expect Steph Curry to have big Game 5 for Warriors

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders tonight at 6, streaming live on the MyTeams app.

Steph Curry did not shoot the ball well in the Warriors' Game 4 win at the Clippers. The two-time NBA MVP shot 3 of 14 overall and 1 of 9 from deep, scoring just 12 points.

It was the 22nd time in the Warriors star’s career that he registered fewer than 20 points in a playoff game.

So, why should you expect a big game from Curry in Game 5 on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena?

Because the prior 21 times in which he didn't score at least 20, he averaged 27.8 points in the next game.

After scoring just 11 points in Game 3 of last year's NBA Finals against the Cavs, he racked up 37 points in the Game 4 closeout.

Speaking of "closeout games," here are Curry's numbers the last eight times the Warriors had the opportunity to end a series:
— Game 4 at Portland in 2017 = 37 points, eight assists
— Game 4 at Utah in 2017 = 30 points, seven assists
— Game 4 at San Antonio in 2017 = 36 points, six assists
— Game 4 at Cleveland in 2017 = 14 points, 10 assists
— Game 5 vs Cleveland in 2017 = 34 points, 10 assists 
— Game 5 vs New Orleans in 2018 = 28 points, eight assists
— Game 7 at Houston in 2018 = 27 points, 10 assists
— Game 4 at Cleveland in 2018 = 37 points, four assists

That's an average of 30.4 points and 7.9 assists per game.

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As you’re well aware, Golden State would advance to the Western Conference semifinals with a win over the Clippers.

Also, it's safe to assume that Curry watched what Damian Lillard did Tuesday night and is champing at the bit to take the floor.

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Andrew Bogut thanks Warriors, Oakland for welcoming him back to team

Andrew Bogut thanks Warriors, Oakland for welcoming him back to team

Andrew Bogut ended his first tenure as a Warrior with sour grapes. His second didn't end with a title like he hoped, though he's certainly thankful. 

The big man thanked the Warriors and the City of Oakland Monday for welcoming him back with open arms. 

Bogut, 34, signed with the Warriors for the rest of the 2019 season on March 6. The center was back in the Bay after last playing for Golden State in the 2015-16 season. 

He signed on with the Warriors after starring for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League in his native Australia. Bogut was named MVP of the league after averaging 11.4 points and 11.6 rebounds per game in 30 games. 

Bogut played 11 regular-season games for the Warriors this year, averaging 3.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. He appeared in 19 playoff games -- starting six of those -- and averaged 2.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game over 9.4 minutes per game. 

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The veteran former No. 1 overall pick from the 2005 NBA Draft is set to re-join the Sydney Kings for their upcoming season.

NBA mock draft: How Anthony Davis trade affects teams' first-round picks

NBA mock draft: How Anthony Davis trade affects teams' first-round picks

It’s draft time!

With the 2019 NBA Draft just days away, a slightly clearer picture has developed. The top three picks are close to a lock, but with the huge trade over the weekend between the Pelicans and Lakers, the draft board could get very interesting at the No. 4 pick.

Anthony Davis being traded to the Lakers changes the whole league, and yes, the draft as well.

Teams are wrapping up their last draft workouts early this week and then they’ll enter the war room phase of the offseason.

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There are a handful of teams with multiple picks and it should be an active evening as teams prep for what lies ahead this summer. 

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