Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Warroirs vs. Hornets

from Warriors.com

The Warriors play their second game of this four game homestand tonight against the New Orleans Hornets. After winning two of three, Golden State had a 100-87 loss to Memphis on Saturday. Jason Richardson had his right hand examined by Dr. Norm Zemel, a hand specilaist at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles on Monday and it was determined that he does not need surgery and has been cleared to play with no restrictions. While the hand injury will cause Richardson discomfort, the good news for the Warriors at the shooting guard position is that Mickael Pietrus was activated on Saturday and can help ease the load on Richardson.

Warriors Activate Mickael Pietrus

from Warriors.com

The Golden State Warriors have activated guard Mickael Pietrus from the injured list prior to this evening’s game versus Memphis, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Mullin announced today. In a related move, the team also placed center Andris Biedrins on the injured list with a strained left hamstring.

Pietrus, who was placed on the injured list on November 1, has missed the first nine games of the season recovering from left shoulder surgery. He also missed the entire preseason after originally suffering a dislocated left shoulder during the first quarter of Golden State’s initial summer league game versus San Antonio on July 12 in Long Beach. Pietrus underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to repair the dislocated shoulder on Tuesday, July 20. Last season, he appeared in 53 games (22 starts), averaging 5.3 points and 2.2 rebounds in 14.1 minutes.

Biedrins has appeared in three games this season, averaging 1.3 points in 4.0 minutes per contest. The 18-year-old rookie became the youngest player in team history to play in a game when he made his NBA debut on November 5 versus Utah. He is currently the youngest player in the NBA.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Warriors Close Preseason With Win

From NBA.com

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 27 (Ticker) -- Troy Murphy helped the Golden State Warriors end their preseason on a winning note.

Murphy recorded his third double-double of the preseason with 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Warriors posted an 82-78 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Warriors finished their exhibition schedule with a 5-3 mark, winning three of their last four.

Murphy, who averaged a double-double two seasons ago before enduring an injury-plagued 2003-04 campaign, had four points during Golden State's 13-2 game-opening run. The Warriors built their largest lead, 30-13, on a three-point play by Calbert Cheaney early in the second quarter.

Jason Richardson scored 19 points and Speedy Claxton added 11, including a pair of free throws with 18 seconds left to help Golden State hang on.

After opening a 25-11 lead after one quarter, the Warriors saw their advantage shrink to eight at halftime and five by the end of the third period.

Mikki Moore had his finest outing of the preseason for the Clippers, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds off the bench. Moore made a jumper with 4:01 remaining to pull Los Angeles within 72-70.

The Clippers wrap up their exhibition season at home vs. Phoenix on Thursday.