The Warriors advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals after capping their first-round playoff series with a Game 5 win over the Denver Nuggets at Chase Center on Wednesday. Let’s recap the best of what happened for the Dubs this week and take a look at what’s to come in the latest Warriors Weekly.
WARRIORS ADVANCE WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMI-FINALS
The Warriors overcame an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit on the way to a decisive 102-98 win over the Nuggets on Wednesday. The Warriors won the series, 4-1, to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals, where they will face the Grizzlies-Timberwolves series winner. Single-game tickets for the team’s Western Conference Semifinals go on sale to the general public Friday, April 29 at 2 p.m., but Warriors Insiders and Dub Club members can get pre-sale access. right now.
STEPHEN CURRY LAUNCHES ‘CURRY CUP’ FOR JUNIOR GOLFERS
Stephen Curry announced the launch of the “Curry Cup”, in conjunction with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), to expand fairness, access and opportunity for underrepresented players in the game of golf. “Everyone knows I love golf,” Curry shared. “I couldn’t be more excited to extend that love to the best young players across the country.” The two-time MVP said the all-expenses-paid tour will include player travel, accommodations and meals, with the five-event tour beginning in June before concluding with the Tour Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
JORDAN POOLE FINISHES FOURTH IN MOST IMPROVED PLAYER VOTES
Jordan Poole finished fourth in most improved player votes in 2022, with the third-year guard averaging 18.5 points and four assists during the 2021-22 campaign. From March 16 through the Warriors’ season finale on April 10, Poole averaged 26.0 points in 13 games, shooting 42.7 percent from the field during that stretch. During the Dubs’ first-round playoff series against Denver, Poole averaged 21.0 points, shooting 52.2 percent from the field and 45.3 percent from beyond the arc in five games.
AUTISM ACCEPTANCE MONTH: DRAYMOND GREEN
In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, Draymond Green joined Michigan State teammate Anthony Ianni to discuss Ianni’s journey with autism, including the days that preceded his diagnosis and his book, “Centered: Autism, Basketball and One Athlete’s Dream”.
WARRIORS AND RAKUTEN SPORTS ENTER INTO A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO DEVELOP MAJOR APAC MARKETS
The Warriors and Rakuten Sports have entered into a strategic partnership for the business development and acquisition of partners in Japan, Taiwan and Singapore for the promotion and sale of Warriors partnership packages in these three markets. As part of their aligned vision to empower and connect people through sports, Rakuten and the Warriors will continue to support the sports industry through innovative partnerships that contribute to the future development of the sports world. The Warriors are set to travel to Japan this fall for the NBA Japan Games 2022, presented by Rakuten, to play two preseason games against the Washington Wizards at Saitama Super Arena.
WARRIOR SHOP: GOLDEN BLOOD
Gold Blooded, the Warriors’ 2022 Playoffs campaign, was developed in conjunction with Bay Area streetwear brand Adapt, using the brand’s wordmark. Throughout the Dubs playoffs, a limited edition Warriors x Adapt Gold Blooded collection will be available at Warriors Shop stores. “Gold Blooded captures Dub Nation’s love and passion for this team,” said Warriors chief marketing officer Jen Millet. “Throughout the 2022 Playoffs, Gold Blooded will celebrate this bond through activations, merchandise, giveaways, and more.”
WARRIORS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION UNVEILS RENOVATED BASKETBALL COURT AT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS AT WILLIE MAYS CLUBHOUSE IN SAN FRANCISCO
The Warriors have partnered with United Airlines, with help from the Good Tidings Foundation, to reveal a renovated basketball court at the Willie Mays Clubhouse. The renovation marks the Warriors Community Foundation’s 90th renovated basketball court in the Bay Area.