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Vytis writes for several ESPN TrueHoop blogs, including Warriors World, Roundball Mining Company and HoopChalk. You can contact him on Twitter @VytisLasaitis

Number of Entries : 37

Inside The Scope: Golden State Warriors x Oklahoma City Thunder

  Golden State Warriors have packed their bags and will spend their Friday evening taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder. This promises to be a great game, as the teams have split the season series so far, winning one game each. Both games were very close and were decided by just one point, with one of them also going into overtime. Keys to the game/Players to watch Off Eff: Warriors: 103.5 (14th) Thunde ...

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Inside The Warriors: Meet Jordan Crawford

After scavenging the league for backup point guards, the Golden State Warriors ended up shipping Toney Douglas out of town and addressed the issue by adding Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks. Whether or not Crawford can be a solid backup for Stephen Curry remains to be seen, but there was certainly nothing wrong with the deal. The Warriors gave up Douglas who, let's be honest, wasn't getting the job done, ...

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Inside The Scope: Golden State Warriors x Denver Nuggets

Following a tiresome road trip and a thriller of a game at home against the Boston Celtics last Friday, the Golden State Warriors have enjoyed some well-deserved rest. They will return to action against none other than the Denver Nuggets. The two teams last met in late December and Andre Iguodala will be facing his former team yet again. Keys to the game Off Eff: Warriors: 103.5 (13th) Nuggets: 104.3 (11th) ...

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Inside The Warriors: A Closer Look At The Streak

Ultimately the Golden State Warriors succumbed to the human flaw that is fatigue and failed to make NBA history. On the second night of a back-to-back, having arrived late at night, the presumably sleep deprived Warriors team wasn't quite as alert as they've previously been during their 10-game winning streak. As the game progressed, the legs gave in a little, shots were rimming out and bad decision led to ...

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Inside The Scope: Golden State Warriors x Brooklyn Nets

  The Golden State Warriors are rolling. Tuesday night the team stretched their winning streak to double-digits after dismantling the Milwaukee Bucks. Wednesday evening the Brooklyn Nets are on the menu. Brooklyn will be without Deron Williams, who is having issues with his ankles, and Brook Lopez, who is out for the season. Surprisingly, the Nets are actually riding one of their more positive waves of ...

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Inside The Scope: Golden State Warriors x Milwaukee Bucks

The Golden State Warriors have thrashed every Eastern Conference team that has been put in front of them over the current road trip, and Tuesday evening they will look to extend their winning streak to double-digits. The Milwaukee Bucks, who have positioned themselves at the very bottom of the dismal trench that it the Eastern Conference, will of course attempt to cool down the hottest team in the league. K ...

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Inside The Scope: Golden State Warriors x Washington Wizards

After taking down the reigning NBA champions in impressive fashion and beating the Atlanta Hawks through an Andre Iguodala buzzer-beater, the Golden State Warriors will attempt to continue their demolition job of the Eastern Conference Sunday evening. The Dubs are a perfect 4-0 on their road trip and are on an eight-game winning streak. #FullSquad has all of a sudden become the hottest hashtag on Twitter an ...

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Inside The Warriors: Transition Defense

(By @VytisLasaitis) When Mark Jackson was named head coach of the Golden State Warriors back in 2011, he emphasized his intentions to change the culture of one of the worst defensive teams in the league. Since then the team has acquired some solid defensive players in an attempt to follow that "defense first" model. One part of the Warriors' defense that has been particularly impressive this year is their a ...

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