Warriors lose to Knicks 119-112

San Francisco – Warriors lost a tough one to start the three-game homestand. Golden State’s 119-112 loss to the New York Knicks was disappointing as the Knicks got off to a great start early. The Warriors played catch-up the whole game. They fell to 17-18 at home and have lost four of their last five contests at Chase Center.

Tonight’s loss marks the second time since the 2011-12 season (21 home losses) that Golden State had lost at least 18 games at home (2019-20 season – 26 homes losses). The Warriors and New York split the season series 1-1, with each team winning away from home.

Steve Kerr

Golden State reserves outscored the opponent’s bench, 60-15, marking the 46th time this season the Warriors reserves have outscored the opponent’s.

Trayce Jackson-Davis scored a career-high tying 19 points (1/10 vs. NOP). He made a career-high tying nine field goals (1/10 vs. NOP). Jackson-Davis tallied his 13th  multi-block game, the most by a Warriors rookie since Festus Ezeli recorded 18-such games during the 2012-13 season.

Jackson-Davis became the first Warriors rookie in the shot clock era (1954-55) to go 9-of-9 or-better from the field in a game… He became the eighth player in franchise history to accomplish the feat overall.  Jonathan Kuminga also recorded such a game earlier this season (11-11 FG on 1/24/24 vs. ATL).

“I think the biggest thing was they got comfortable early,” said Jackson-Davis. “Miles McBride hit a few early ones, got them going. Then with (Jalen) Brunson we tried not to foul, we did a pretty good job but still eight free throws. Then most of them were late, fouling shooters, coach (Steve Kerr) was – big emphasis on that before the game, especially with him. So those two things really hurt us I think.

Their coach did a really good job of calling timeouts, he used all of them every time we got a little bit of momentum. But at the same time you got to overcome, especially when you’re at home, just got to keep the momentum going, make plays, and play hard.”

Gary Payton II

Klay Thompson had 18 points off the bench. In 11 games as a reserve this season, Thompson is averaging 20.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists in 27.0 minutes per game. Thompsontallied his 19th game of the season with five-or-more threes, the third most such games this season (Stephen Curry – 32 and Luka Dončić – 20 game with five-plus threes). He dished out a career-high tying eight assists (done five times).

“I mean it’s a challenge, obviously you know he is the greatest shooter in history,” Miles McBride on guarding Curry. “People don’t understand that he is pretty strong. He is moving off those screens really fast and his teammates know what they are doing obviously so it was a great challenge for me and the rest of our guys.”

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry scored a team-high 27 points, his 41st game of 25-or-more points on the season. With his second point in the first quarter, he moved into 30th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, passing Robert Parish (23,334).

Up Next: The Warriors host the Grizzlies on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. PDT.


Warriors welcome Oakland High School Wildcats girls basketball team

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr held his usual pregame press conference. After he acknowledged Oakland High School Wildcats for winning the CIF State Championship on March 8, 2024 for the second time in 9 years with Nita Simpson as head coach.

Nita Simpson

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Malaika Bobino

Malaika Bobino, an Oakland, California native, is a Bay Area sports journalism powerhouse and influencer. With nearly two decades of experience at both the Oakland Post and the Huffington Post, she is always on the front lines of the iconic Bay Area sports scene. Bobino covered the Oakland A’s postseason trips, all three of the San Francisco Giants World Series, was present for all three Golden State Warriors three NBA Championships and covered the 49ers last two Super Bowl appearances

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