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2014–15 Golden State Warriors season

2014–15 Golden State Warriors season
NBA champions
Conference champions
Division champions
Head coachSteve Kerr
General managerBob Myers
Owner(s)Peter Guber
Joe Lacob
ArenaOracle Arena
Results
Record67–15 (.817)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Pacific)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finishNBA Champions
(Defeated Cavaliers 4–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionComcast SportsNet Bay Area
RadioKNBR
< 2013–14 2015–16 >

The 2014–15 Golden State Warriors season was the 69th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and their 53rd in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Warriors finished the season 67–15, a new franchise record for wins in a season, clinching their best record in the NBA since they won 59 games in the 1975–76 season. They are the tenth NBA team to win 67 games in a season. Golden State reached the 2015 NBA Finals and defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 4–2, to win their first title in 40 years, and the fourth in franchise history.[1][2] Their 83 total wins for the season was the third most for a team in NBA history, they went 83–20 combining regular season and playoff games.

Under first-year head coach and former NBA player Steve Kerr, the Warriors began the season 10–2, the best start in franchise history. They went 5–0 on the road in November, their second perfect road trip in franchise history, and first since 1978. Between November 13 and December 14, the Warriors won a franchise record 16 games in a row, improving to 21–2 on the season, before the record was snapped by the Memphis Grizzlies. On January 21, the team established a new franchise record of 17 straight home wins, extending the record to 19 before losing to the Chicago Bulls on January 27. With their win against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 24, they clinched the Pacific Division for the first time since the 1975–76 season, also tying the franchise record for road wins in a season with 24. Golden State finished with a road record of 28–13, and a franchise home win-loss record of 39–2, tied for second all-time best home record. On March 28, the Warriors won their 60th game and clinched the best record in the Western Conference and set a franchise record for regular season wins (the 1975–76 Warriors had won 59). They finished the regular season with a record of 67–15.

Numerous Warriors set individual records over the course of the season. Stephen Curry won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, the first Warriors player to win since Wilt Chamberlain in the 1959–60 NBA season, when the franchise was still located in Philadelphia. He also broke his own NBA record for made three-pointers in a season of 272, he finished with 286. On January 23, 2015, Klay Thompson broke the NBA record for most points scored in a quarter with 37; he finished the game with a career high 52 points. On April 15, head coach Steve Kerr won his 63rd game with the Warriors and broke the NBA record for most wins by a rookie head coach. Curry and Thompson, dubbed the "Splash Brothers", broke the single-season record for most three-pointers made by a pair of teammates. Both also made the All-Star team, Curry as a starter and Thompson as a reserve. Together, they sank 525 three-pointers over the course of the season, smashing the prior NBA record of 484 (set by themselves in 2013–14).

Draft

The Warriors did not have a pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

Preseason

2014 pre-season game log
Total: 6–2 (Home: 3-0; Road: 3-2)
2014–15 season schedule

Regular season

Standings

By Division

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
z-Golden State Warriors 67 15 .817 0.0 39–2 28–13 13–3 82
x-Los Angeles Clippers 56 26 .683 11.0 30–11 26–15 12–4 82
Phoenix Suns 39 43 .476 28.0 22–19 17–24 6–10 82
Sacramento Kings 29 53 .354 38.0 18–23 11–30 7–9 82
Los Angeles Lakers 21 61 .256 46.0 12–29 9–32 2–14 82


By Conference

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 z-Golden State Warriors * 67 15 .817 82
2 y-Houston Rockets * 56 26 .683 11.0 82
3 x-Los Angeles Clippers 56 26 .683 11.0 82
4 y-Portland Trail Blazers * 51 31 .622 16.0 82
5 x-Memphis Grizzlies 55 27 .671 12.0 82
6 x-San Antonio Spurs 55 27 .671 12.0 82
7 x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 17.0 82
8 x-New Orleans Pelicans 45 37 .549 22.0 82
9 Oklahoma City Thunder 45 37 .549 22.0 82
10 Phoenix Suns 39 43 .476 28.0 82
11 Utah Jazz 38 44 .463 29.0 82
12 Denver Nuggets 30 52 .366 37.0 82
13 Sacramento Kings 29 53 .354 38.0 82
14 Los Angeles Lakers 21 61 .256 46.0 82
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 16 66 .195 51.0 82

Game log

2014–15 game log
Total: 67–15 (Home: 39–2; Road: 28–13)
2014–15 season schedule

Playoffs

Game log

2015 playoff game log
Total: 16–5 (Home: 9–2; Road: 7–3)
2015 playoff schedule

Player statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Stephen Curry 80 80 32.7 .487 .443 .914 4.3 7.7 2.0 0.2 23.8
Klay Thompson 77 77 31.9 .463 .437 .879 3.2 2.9 1.1 0.8 21.7
Draymond Green 79 79 31.5 .443 .337 .660 8.2 3.7 1.6 1.3 11.7
Harrison Barnes 82 82 28.3 .482 .408 .720 5.5 1.4 0.7 0.2 10.1
Andre Iguodala 77 0 26.9 .466 .349 .596 3.3 3.0 1.2 0.3 7.8
Andrew Bogut 67 65 23.6 .563 .000 .524 8.1 2.7 0.6 1.7 6.3
Shaun Livingston 78 2 18.8 .500 .000 .714 2.2 3.3 0.6 0.3 5.9
David Lee 49 4 18.4 .511 .000 .654 5.2 1.7 0.6 0.5 7.9
Marreese Speights 76 9 15.9 .492 .278 .843 4.3 0.9 0.3 0.4 10.4
Leandro Barbosa 66 1 14.9 .474 .384 .784 1.4 1.5 0.6 0.1 7.1
Justin Holiday 59 4 11.1 .387 .321 .822 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.2 4.3
Festus Ezeli 46 7 11.0 .547 .000 .628 3.4 0.2 0.2 0.9 4.4
James Michael McAdoo 15 0 9.1 .545 .000 .560 2.5 0.1 0.3 0.6 4.1
Brandon Rush 33 0 8.2 .204 .111 .455 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.9
Ognjen Kuzmić 16 0 4.5 .667 .000 1.000 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.1 1.3

Roster

2014–15 Golden State Warriors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 19 Barbosa, Leandro 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1982–11–28 Brazil
F 40 Barnes, Harrison 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1992–05–30 North Carolina
C 12 Bogut, Andrew 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1984–11–28 Utah
G 30 Curry, Stephen (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1988–03–14 Davidson
C 31 Ezeli, Festus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1989–10–21 Vanderbilt
F 23 Green, Draymond 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1990–03–04 Michigan State
G/F 7 Holiday, Justin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1989–04–05 Washington
G/F 9 Iguodala, Andre (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1984–01–28 Arizona
C 1 Kuzmić, Ognjen 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 231 lb (105 kg) 1990–05–16 Bosnia and Herzegovina
F/C 10 Lee, David 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1983–04–29 Florida
G 34 Livingston, Shaun 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1985–09–11 Peoria Central HS (IL)
F 20 McAdoo, James Michael 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1993–01–04 North Carolina
G/F 4 Rush, Brandon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1985–07–07 Kansas
F/C 5 Speights, Marreese 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1987–08–04 Florida
G 11 Thompson, Klay 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1990–02–08 Washington State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Transactions

Free agency

Re-signed

Player Signed
Klay Thompson[3] 4-year maximum contract extension worth $70 million

Additions

Player Signed Former team
Shaun Livingston[4] 3-year contract worth $16 million Brooklyn Nets
Brandon Rush[5] 2-year contract worth $2.5 million Utah Jazz
James Michael McAdoo[6][7][8][9] Santa Cruz Warriors
Ognjen Kuzmic Santa Cruz Warriors
Leandro Barbosa[10] 1-year contract worth $1.5 million Phoenix Suns

Subtractions

Player Reason left New team
Kent Bazemore[11] 2-year contract worth $9.8 million Los Angeles Lakers
James Michael McAdoo[12] Waived Santa Cruz Warriors
Ognjen Kuzmic[13] Waived Santa Cruz Warriors

Awards

Player Award Date awarded Ref.
Klay Thompson Western Conference Player of the Week November 3, 2014 [14]
Stephen Curry Western Conference Player of the Week November 10, 2014 [15]
Stephen Curry Western Conference Player of the Month (November) December 3, 2014 [16]
Klay Thompson Western Conference Player of the Week January 12, 2015 [17]
Klay Thompson Western Conference Player of the Week January 26, 2015 [18]
Steve Kerr Western Conference Coach of the Month (January) February 2, 2015 [19]
Stephen Curry Western Conference Player of the Week March 30, 2015 [20]
Steve Kerr Western Conference Coach of the Month (March) April 1, 2015 [21]
Bob Myers Executive of the Year May 1, 2015 [22]
Stephen Curry Most Valuable Player May 4, 2015 [23]
Andre Iguodala Finals Most Valuable Player June 16, 2015 [24]

References

  1. ^ "Stephen Curry, Warriors cap charmed title run with fitting finish in the Finals". Sports Illustrated. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Golden State Warriors down Cavaliers to win NBA title". CNN. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Warriors sign Klay Thompson to contract extension". nba.com/warriors. October 31, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  4. ^ "Warriors sign free agent Shaun Livingston to contract". nba.com/warriors. July 11, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "Warriors sign free agent Brandon Rush to contract". nba.com/warriors. July 22, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "WWarriors sign Aaron Craft, James Michael Mcadoo & Mitchell Watt to contracts". nba.com/warriors. September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  7. ^ "Warriors sign James Michael McAdoo to 10-day contract". nba.com/warriors. January 19, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  8. ^ "Warriors sign James Michael McAdoo to second 10-day contract". nba.com/warriors. February 2, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  9. ^ "Warriors sign James Michael McAdoo for remainder of the season". nba.com/warriors. February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  10. ^ "Warriors sign Leandro Barbosa to contract". nba.com/warriors. September 10, 2014. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  11. ^ 2012-13 NBA Assignments Archived 2014-03-27 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Warriors waive Craft, Kapono, Kilpatrick, Mcadoo and Watt". nba.com/warriors. October 24, 2014. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  13. ^ "Warriors waive Craft, Kapono, Kilpatrick, Mcadoo and Watt". nba.com/warriors. October 24, 2014. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  14. ^ Bosh, Thompson named Players of the Week
  15. ^ Williams, Curry named Players of the Week
  16. ^ Butler, Curry named Kia Players of the Month
  17. ^ Walker, Thompson named Players of the Week
  18. ^ LeBron, Thompson named Players of the Week
  19. ^ Budenholzer, Kerr named Coaches of the Month
  20. ^ Nets' Lopez, Warriors' Curry named Players of the Week
  21. ^ Cavs' Blatt, Warriors' Kerr named Coaches of the Month
  22. ^ "Warriors General Manager Bob Myers Named 2014-15 NBA Executive of the Year". Archived from the original on 2015-05-04. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  23. ^ Warriors' Stephen Curry wins 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award
  24. ^ Andre Iguodala wins NBA Finals' MVP