Raised in Alameda, California. Ph.D. in English from Florida State University (specifically 20th century American literature). BA from University of Texas, MA from Wake Forest University. Currently living in Tallahassee, Florida and teaching college literature and composition courses. Occasional DJ. NBA obsessive. Warriors fan. Author of Golden Age: The Brilliance of the 2018 Champion Golden State Warriors
Season Review: Despite contending with endless gossip and injuries, Kevin Durant played well
Though he has moved east to play for the Brooklyn Nets, the story of the 2018-19 Warriors season would not be complete without accounting for the contributions of Durant.
Saying goodbye to Kevin Durant
As Kevin Durant’s tenure with the Warriors comes to an official end, one GSoM writer reflects on what it all means.
Analysis: Warriors come from behind to earn 73-69 win over Denver Nuggets on Day 6 of Las Vegas Summer League
Overcoming an uneven performance by the entire squad, the Warriors rally from as many as 17 points down to get their third-straight victory in Summer League play.
Analysis: Warriors close out Day 4 of Las Vegas Summer League with 88-80 win over Lakers
With the trio of Poole, Evans, and Smailagic leading the way, the Warriors pick up their second-consecutive win in Las Vegas.
Analysis: Warriors fall short in their title defense, lose 114-110 to Raptors in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals
Playing in their final game at Oracle Arena, the Warriors couldn’t get the victory that would push these Finals to seven games despite a valiant 30 points from Klay Thompson.
Analysis: Warriors show their championship mettle with gutsy 106-105 win over Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals
Three-point shooting, a bounce-back game from DeMarcus Cousins, and an impressive run to close the game allow the Warriors to secure the road victory and extend this series.
Analysis: Curry plays well but the Warriors struggle in Game 3 loss to Toronto
Despite a playoff career-high 47 points from Curry, defensive lapses and a stagnant offense doom the Warriors as they fall behind the Raptors two games to one in the 2019 NBA Finals.
Analysis: Siakam stars as Raptors defeat Warriors 118-109 in Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals
The Warriors can’t contain the Raptors’ third-year player, who scores a team-high 32 points while playing stellar defense as the Eastern Conference champions take a 1-0 series lead in this year’s Finals.
Analysis: Warriors dominate the second half in 114-111 win over Portland
Trailing by as many as 17 points, the Warriors storm back, outscoring the Trail Blazers 64-46 after halftime, to earn the victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
Analysis: Stephen Curry’s three-point shooting leads Warriors to 116-94 win over Portland
The two-time MVP scores 36 points while shooting 9/15 from long distance as the Warriors take the opening game of the Western Conference Finals against the Trail Blazers.