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The Warriors Still Have Championship DNA, but Also an Uncertain Future

As the last seconds of the Warriors’ season ticked off the clock, Stephen Curry sat along the home baseline with a towel over his head. When the buzzer sounded on a 117-112 loss to the Grizzlies in the final round of the play-in tournament, Curry got up and exchanged obligatory pleasantries with the victors, before crossing paths with Draymond Green, his partner in chips. After trying one last time to carry their undermanned squad, the two healthy pillars of the Warriors’ dynasty then walked toward the locker room for the last time this season.
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Golden State Warriors' season 'something to build on,' Steve Kerr says

SAN FRANCISCO -- After the Golden State Warriors failed to qualify for the postseason for the second consecutive season, forward Draymond Green acknowledged the organization is "a ways away" from getting back into title contention after a disappointing 117-112 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night in the final play-in game for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

Draymond Green: Warriors 'Clearly A Ways Away' From Winning Title

Draymond Green said that the Golden State Warriors were "a ways away" from winning the title, but could be on the right path with some tweaks to the roster. "We're not in the playoffs, so we're a ways away ... so we got a ways to go because we're not in the playoffs -- so we're far away. Because in order to win a championship, you got to be in the playoffs. So we're clearly a ways away -- a few tweaks here and there, and we're not that far. But right now we're a ways away because we're not in the playoffs," said Green following the Warriors' 117-112 loss to the Grizzlies in the play-in game.

Steph says Warriors will be team 'you don't want to see'

Steph Curry wasn't satisfied by the way the 2020-21 NBA season ended for the Warriors, but he sounds eager to come back with a vengeance next year. "It just didn't go our way, I don't how many different ways to say it, it was a special year all things considered," Curry told reporters after Friday's 117-112 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in the play-in tournament. "And a new experience for me, Draymond and Loon, try to make the most of it. Come back, bottle this up, everybody make the right strides, take advantage of the summer and you don't want to see us next year."

Warriors Season Ends on Second Straight Nail-Biting Defeat in Play-In

For the second Play-In game in a row, an opponent made a go-ahead 3-pointer to beat the shot clock buzzer in the final minutes and the Warriors were unable to answer. Only on Friday night, it resulted in a season-ending 117-112 overtime loss to the Grizzlies at Chase Center. The...

Game Preview: Warriors vs. Grizzlies - 5/21/21

After Wednesday’s narrow defeat in Los Angels on Wednesday, the Warriors return home with another shot at making the NBA Playoffs when they host the Memphis Grizzlies for round two of the Play-In Tournament. This rematch of the final game of the regular season will have dire consequences: the winner will advance to the playoffs as the No. 8 seed while the loser is eliminated and their season is over. The Warriors won the regular season series between the two clubs at 2-1, capped off with a 46-point performance by Stephen Curry with three clutch splashes in the final minutes.

Warriors Announce 2021 NBA Play-In Tournament Game Ticket On-Sale Information

The Golden State Warriors announced today that single game tickets for the team’s 2021 NBA Play-In Tournament game, scheduled for Friday, May 21 at 6 p.m. against the Memphis Grizzlies, will go on sale tomorrow, May 20, through exclusive presale events before they become available to the general public at 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by visiting Warriors.com or calling 1-888-GSW-HOOP.

Game Preview: Warriors vs. Grizzlies - 5/16/21

After weeks of a back-and-forth race to settle seeding in the Play-In Tournament, the ongoing battle between the Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies will finally be decided Sunday afternoon as the two teams go head-to-head in the regular season finale. At stake on Sunday is eighth place in the West, which comes with the more favorable position in the Play-In Tournament, needing only one win to get a playoff spot. The loser of Sunday’s showdown will fall to ninth place, and that team will need to win twice in order to grab the final playoff spot in the West. Both teams go into Sunday as winners of five straight, the longest active streaks in the NBA, and both clubs are 38-33, which adds only more intrigue to what’s set up to be the most dramatic regular season finale in recent Warriors history. Read more on the Warriors’ playoff/play-in picture.

Stephen Curry, Warriors hitting stride at perfect time for play-in matchup with LeBron James' Lakers

SAN FRANCISCO -- In an homage to Baron Davis, the leader of the bygone "We Believe" Warriors, Steph Curry yanked up his home, white jersey to expose his heart -- and his chiseled abdomen -- to the 4,416 fans in attendance at Chase Center on Sunday afternoon. Both aspects of Curry's anatomy symbolize so much about this 2020-21 Golden State Warriors regular season, which officially ended with a 113-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies to earn the Warriors the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, and two chances to advance to a playoff series.

The Warriors Might Not Be A Superteam Anymore, But Steph And Draymond Still Make Them Dangerous

The Golden State Warriors had just about as inauspicious a beginning to their 2020-21 season as possible. Golden State was demolished by the Brooklyn Nets on opening night, appearing severely out-classed in a 125-99 defeat that did not feel as close as the final score. Things got even worse on Christmas Day, with the Warriors falling 138-99 to the Milwaukee Bucks. The combined 65-point margin of defeat made for the second-worst two-game start in NBA history, behind only the 1987-88 Los Angeles Clippers — a team that would ultimately finish the season with a 17-65 record.

Game Preview: Warriors vs. Suns - 5/11/21

The Warriors have little time to celebrate Monday’s win over Utah Jazz as they roll right into a Tuesday matchup against another top contender from the Western Conference in the second place Phoenix Suns. The Warriors have lost both of the teams’ previous meetings in the 2020-21 campaign, most recently dropping their March 4 matchup 120-98. But neither Stephen Curry nor Draymond Green were active in that game, and both are expected to be active on Tuesday.

Game Preview: Warriors vs. Thunder - 5/8/21

The Warriors play the Oklahoma City Thunder for a third and final time on Saturday, which also marks the Dubs’ final two-game set against the same team for the 2020-21 season. These two squads went head-to-head on Thursday night in a contest the Warriors took soundly 118-97 on the heels of a Stephen Curry 34-point night and career-high seven splashes from Mychal Mulder.