Something happened after Game 5 to the Warriors that snapped them out of the funk that Toronto put them in. Even though the Raptors came out on fire in the first quarter of Game 6, the Warriors had broken free… Continue Reading →
by: Chris L — Mercury News: Fast Break 13 Jun
1. Most important is that the W’s be themselves. 2. Use the emotion, yes. But don’t over-manufacture it. You must also be clinical. 3. And “being yourself” means ball movement, poise, and tied-together defense. 4. Help Steph and Klay. Don’t…...
by: Adam Lauridsen — Mercury News: Fast Break 12 Jun
What is there after winning? For Warriors fans of a certain era, that’s an unimaginable question. For decades, winning was just a fantasy that other teams and fans got to enjoy. A championship was some mythical basketball afterlife, where the…...
by: Chris L — Mercury News: Fast Break 11 Jun
Last night’s game must’ve been a jarring mix for almost everyone. And in my case I came upon it directly from having just spent two days back in the mountains of Big Sur again. And it’s an odd juxtaposition to… Continue Reading →
by: viggy — Mercury News: Fast Break 8 Jun
Midway through the second half, I turned to my neighbor in press row, shook my head, and voiced my frustration – “horrible.” Minutes later, I did it again – “terrible.” Minutes later, again – “pathetic.” Minutes later – “putrid.” Shortly… Continue...
by: viggy — Mercury News: Fast Break 6 Jun
Years from now, when I’m a wizened old codger sitting in my La-Z-Boy rocker shouting mindless profanity into a 16K television set as the Warriors lose their 30th consecutive game, my grandkids will come up to me and ask me… Continue Reading →
by: Chris L — Mercury News: Fast Break 3 Jun
Sometimes—in advance, before the end—I try to imagine what the meta-narrative of a W’s season might retrospectively turn out to be. Most likely it’s a fiction writer’s game. Trying out possible endings. Holding in mind the already existing threads in…
by: RobertL — Mercury News: Fast Break 31 May
Recently, the film A Star is Born came out in theaters and received critical acclaim. Though it was well received by audiences, the movie just wasn’t my cup of tea. Last night, we all saw a different version of the… Continue Reading →
by: viggy — Mercury News: Fast Break 30 May
The Fast Break gang breaks down the 2019 NBA Finals… Who is your X-factor for the Warriors? Robert: I was really glad to hear that Andre Iguodala is ready for Game 1. While it is imperative that Draymond, Klay, and… Continue Reading →
by: RobertL — Mercury News: Fast Break 24 May
Rachel Nichols aptly commented after the Warriors swept the Blazers on Monday night that this series evinced just how much of a sacrifice Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Andre Iguodala have made with Durant on the team. She…...
by: Chris L — Mercury News: Fast Break 21 May
What’s virtually impossible to wrap my mind around is how wildly different the teams in the W’s three rounds of the western conference playoffs have been. You think I’m talking about the W’s opponents. But I’m not. I’m talking about… Continue...
by: viggy — Mercury News: Fast Break 17 May
News broke pregame that Kevin Durant will not be traveling to the Rose City for Games 3 and 4 of this series – with the logical implication being, he isn’t yet close to ready. Same too for DeMarcus Cousins, who… Continue Reading →