Golden State Warriors in History

Events in Sport


Sport awardGolf Tournament

1946-09-02 American golfer Ben Hogan wins the Golden State Open at California CC in Los Angeles; his 3rd consecutive PGA event and 11th title of the season; 2nd time that year he wins 3 straight tournaments

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1972-03-19 LA Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, by then record 63 pts
  • 1974-02-02 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
  • 1980-01-12 Phoenix point guard Mike Bratz begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games during a 107-96 loss at the Golden State Warriors
  • 1980-01-28 New York coach Red Holzman wins his 600th NBA game, only the second (after Red Auerbach) coach at the time to reach the plateau, as the Knicks beat Golden State, 107-103
  • 1981-04-24 San Antonio blocks 20 Golden State shots to set NBA reg game record
  • 1983-01-18 Dick Motta becomes the 5th NBA coach to record 600 wins as his Dallas Mavericks defeat the Golden State Warriors, 112-102 in Oakland
  • 1984-11-17 Golden State Warrior Purvis Short scores career high 59 points though team loses to NJ Nets 124-110

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1985-01-10 Lenny Wilkens becomes first to coach in 1,000 NBA games when his Seattle SuperSonics defeat the Golden State Warriors, 89-86

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • 1989-11-03 Šarūnas Marčiulionis and Alexander Volkov become first Russians to play in a regular season NBA game; Marciulionis scores 19 as Golden State lose 136-106 to Phoenix; Volkov held scoreless in Atlanta's 126-103 defeat by Indiana
  • 1990-01-15 Golden State coach Don Nelson becomes 2nd man in NBA history to appear in 1,000 games both as a player and coach (joining Lenny Wilkens) as the Warriors lose to the Indiana Pacers, 144-105
  • 1990-11-02 Golden State Warriors register a 162-158 win over the Denver Nuggets at McNichols Arena, with the 320 total points setting an NBA record for most points scored by 2 teams in a non-overtime game
  • 1993-06-30 NBA Draft: Michigan center Chris Webber first pick by Orlando Magic (traded to Golden State)
  • 1995-06-28 NBA draft: Maryland power forward Joe Smith first pick by Golden State Warriors
  • 1996-01-30 Future Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson comes out of a 5 year retirement; helps LA Lakers to 128-118 win over Golden State at the Great Western Forum with 19 points, 8 rebounds & 10 assists
  • 1997-12-01 Golden State Warriors NBA guard Latrell Sprewell assaults head coach P.J. Carlesimo; suspended for 10 games

  • 1997-12-03 Golden State Warriors terminates guard Latrell Sprewell's four-year, $32 million NBA contract for attacking coach P.J. Carlesimo
  • 1997-12-04 NBA suspends former Golden State Warriors guard Latrell Sprewell for 1 year for attacking coach P.J. Carlesimo

Sports record brokenNBA Record

2012-01-17 LeBron James becomes youngest player in NBA history to record 20,000 career points during the Miami Heat's 92-75 victory over Golden State; James, 28 years, 17 days, passes Kobe Bryant, 29 years, 122 days

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 2015-01-23 Golden State guard Klay Thompson scores the most NBA points in a quarter (37) and most 3-pointers in a quarter (9) in Warrior's 126-101 win over Sacramento Kings

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2015-05-04 Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry is named MVP for the 2014-15 NBA season

Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry
Basketball Superstar
Stephen Curry
  • 2015-05-27 Golden State Warriors win the NBA Western Conference
  • 2015-06-16 69th NBA Championship: Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 games to 2
  • 2016-04-01 The Golden State Warriors NBA record winning home run ends at 54 games with a 109-106 defeat to the Boston Celtics; the loss at Oracle Arena was the Warriors’ first since January 2015
  • 2016-06-19 NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers win first title beating defending champion Golden State Warriors, 93-89 for a 4–3 series victory; 1st team to overcome 3–1 deficit; MVP LeBron James 27 points
  • 2017-06-12 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors beat defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120 for a 4-1 series victory; MVP Kevin Durant scores 39 points

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2017-09-23 US President Donald Trump withdraws invitation to the White House for NBA champions Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry says he doesn't want to attend

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry
Basketball Superstar
Stephen Curry
  • 2018-06-03 Golden State guard Stephen Curry breaks Ray Allen's NBA Finals record for most 3-pointers with 9 in the Warriors 122-103 Game 2 win over Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2018-06-06 LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in Cleveland Cavaliers' 110-102 Game 3 Finals loss to Golden State Warriors
  • 2018-06-08 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors win their 3rd title in 4 years with a 108-85 over the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 4-nil sweep. Kevin Durant MVP
  • 2018-10-29 Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson breaks NBA record previously held by teammate Stephen Curry for most 3-pointers in a game with 14 in Warriors' 149-124 win over the Bulls in Chicago
  • 2019-01-05 Golden State and Sacramento combine for 41 3-pointers in Warriors' 127-123 win; set new NBA record for 3s in a game; Stephen Curry hits 10 triples while Buddy Hield leads Kings with 8, Justin Jackson adds 5
  • 2019-01-16 Golden State Warriors break 2 franchise records in 142-111 win over Denver Nuggets; in 1st quarter, record 10 three-point field goals on way to franchise best 51 points in the period
  • 2019-01-16 Golden State guard Stephen Curry first player in NBA history to hit 8+ three-point FGs in 3 consecutive games; goes 9-of- 17 three's in Warriors' 147-140 win over New Orleans; teams combine for NBA record 43 3-pointers
  • 2019-01-21 Golden State guard Klay Thompson sets an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range as the Warriors beat the LA Lakers, 130-111; Thompson scores 44 points
  • 2019-02-17 NBA All Star Game, Spectrum Centre, Charlotte, NC: Team LeBron beats Team Giannis, 178-164; MVP: Kevin Durant GS Warriors, F
  • 2019-04-15 Los Angeles Clippers overcome an NBA record 31-point deficit to score an improbable 135-131 Game 2 playoff victory over the Golden State Warriors in Oakland; shooting guard Lou Williams 36 points
  • 2019-06-13 NBA Finals: Toronto Raptors beat defending champion Golden State Warriors, 114-110 to win franchise's first Championship; last game at Oracle Arena, Oakland; Kawhi Leonard MVP

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2019-06-30 Brooklyn Nets load up on elite NBA talent on first day of free agency; sign Kevin Durant from Golden State, Kyrie Irving from Boston and DeAndre Jordan from NY Knicks

NBA Player Kyrie Irving
NBA Player
Kyrie Irving

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1936-11-07 Al Attles, American NBA point guard and coach (SF/GS Warriors), born in Newark, New Jersey

Person of interestRick Barry

1944-03-28 Rick Barry, Basketball forward (NY Nets, Golden State Warriors), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • 1952-03-01 Brian Winters, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1976, 78; Milwaukee Bucks) and coach (Vancouver Grizzlies, GS Warriors), born in Rockaway, New York
  • 1953-05-02 Jamaal Wilkes, American NBA forward (Golden State-Rookie of Yr 1975), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1953-10-10 Gus Williams, American NBA guard (Golden State, Seattle, Washington), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1953-10-31 John Lucas, NBA guard (Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1953-12-09 World B. Free [Lloyd Bernard Free], American NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1960-07-07 Ralph Sampson, American basketball center (NBA All-Star 1984–87; Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets), born in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • 1962-06-26 Jerome Kersey, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers), born in Clarksville, Virginia (d. 2015)
  • 1962-10-16 Manute Bol, NBA center (Golden State Warriors)
  • 1965-04-01 Mark Jackson, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1989; Rookie of the Year 1988; NY Knicks), coach (Golden State Warriors) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-05-10 Rony Seikaly, NBA center (Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors)
  • 1965-09-27 Steve Kerr, American basketball guard, head coach (5 NBA titles as player Chicago Bulls, SA Spurs - 3 as coach GS Warriors), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1965-10-16 Tom Tolbert, American sports broadcaster (KNBR SF-'The Razor & Mr. T'; NBC, ESPN, ABC) and basketball forward (GS Warriors, Orlando Magic, LA Clippers), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1968-04-22 Bimbo Coles, NBA guard (Golden State Warriors)
  • 1969-07-25 Jon Barry, American NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors), born in Oakland, California
  • 1973-05-18 Donyell Marshall, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)
  • 1975-07-26 Joe Smith, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1978-12-02 Jarron Collins, American basketball center (Utah Jazz; assistant coach GS Warriors NBA C'ships 2015, 17-18), born in Northridge, California
  • 1985-10-26 Monta Ellis, American basketball player (Golden State Warriors), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1986-04-02 Andris Biedriņš, Latvian basketball center (Golden State Warriors 2004-13; 510 games), born in Riga, Latvia

Person of interestStephen Curry

1988-03-14 Stephen Curry, American basketball guard (NBA MVP 2015-16; Golden State Warriors), born in Akron, Ohio

Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry
Basketball Superstar
Stephen Curry
  • 1988-09-29 Kevin Durant, American basketball forward (2-time NBA Finals MVP 2017-18 Golden State Warriors), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1990-02-08 Klay Thompson, American basketball guard (3-time NBA champion GS Warriors 2015, 17, 18, Olympic gold 2016), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1990-03-04 Draymond Green, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Deaths in Sport

  • 2015-02-18 Jerome Kersey, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 52