2018–19 Golden State Warriors season

The 2018–19 Golden State Warriors season was the 73rd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and its 57th in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Warriors entered the season as the two-time defending NBA champions, having won back-to-back NBA championships. This was the Warriors' final season at Oracle Arena in Oakland, before moving to the new Chase Center in San Francisco, beginning with the 2019–20 NBA season.[1] The Warriors won the Pacific Division title and Western Conference Championship for the fifth consecutive season. They finished with the best record in the Western Conference, with a record of 57–25. Golden State made the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season, a new franchise record. The previous record was six, in the team's first six years of existence between 1947 and 1952.[2] Golden State recorded 50 wins for the sixth consecutive season, a franchise record.[2] In the postseason, the Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 4–2 in First Round, the Houston Rockets 4–2 in the Western Conference Semifinals, and swept the Portland Trail Blazers 4–0 in the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors' run ended in the NBA Finals, where they lost 4–2 to the Toronto Raptors. Golden State made their fifth consecutive Finals appearance and are the second team in NBA history to achieve this feat after the Boston Celtics made ten straight between 19571966.[a] The Warriors playoff run was riddled with injuries, with DeMarcus Cousins (quadricep tear in the First Round), Stephen Curry (dislocated finger in the Semifinals), Kevin Durant (calf strain in the Semifinals, ruptured achilles in the Finals), Andre Iguodala (calf strain in the Western Conference Finals), Klay Thompson (hamstring strain and a torn ACL in the Finals), and Kevon Looney (fractured collar bone in the Finals) all missing a combined total of 26 games.[4][5][6][7]

Klay Thompson broke the NBA record for three-pointers made in a game with 14, surpassing the 13 made by teammate Stephen Curry in the 2016–17 season.[2] Curry broke the NBA record for most three-pointers made in the playoffs with 470.[8] The record was held by Ray Allen, who had 385.[8] This season Curry also moved into third on the all-time career three-point scoring list with 2,483; only Ray Allen and Reggie Miller having made more three-pointers during the regular season in NBA history.[9] Curry, Durant, and Thompson were all named to the All-Star Game. Durant was named MVP of the game, the fourth time a Warrior player has won the award and first since 1967.[2] Curry and Durant were named to the All-NBA Team. Green and Thompson were named to All-Defensive Team, it was Green's fifth consecutive selection which tied Nate Thurmond for the most selections in franchise history. With the addition of free agent DeMarcus Cousins in the off-season, the Warriors had five All-Stars on their roster that were named to the 2018 All-Star Game.[10] This is the sixth time in NBA history a team has had five All-Stars from the previous season, and the first since the Boston Celtics in 1976.[11] From November 15 to 21, the Warriors lost four games in a row for the first time since the 2012–13 season, and for the first time under the tenure of Steve Kerr.

2018–19 Golden State Warriors season
Conference champions
Division champions
Head coachSteve Kerr
General managerBob Myers
Owner(s)Joe Lacob
Peter Guber
ArenaOracle Arena
Results
Record57–25 (.695)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Pacific)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finishNBA Finals
(Lost to Raptors 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionNBC Sports Bay Area
Radio95.7 The Game

Draft

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School / club team
1 28 Jacob Evans SG  United States Cincinnati

Roster

2018–19 Golden State Warriors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 2 Bell, Jordan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 224 lb (102 kg) 1995–01–07 Oregon
C 12 Bogut, Andrew 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1984–11–28 Utah
G 4 Cook, Quinn 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 179 lb (81 kg) 1993–03–23 Duke
C 0 Cousins, DeMarcus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 270 lb (122 kg) 1990–08–13 Kentucky
G 30 Curry, Stephen (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1988–03–14 Davidson
F 32 Derrickson, Marcus (TW) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 249 lb (113 kg) 1996–02–01 Georgetown
F 35 Durant, Kevin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1988–09–29 Texas
G 10 Evans, Jacob 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1997–06–18 Cincinnati
F 23 Green, Draymond 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1990–03–04 Michigan State
G/F 9 Iguodala, Andre 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1984–01–28 Arizona
F 21 Jerebko, Jonas 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 231 lb (105 kg) 1987–03–02 Sweden
C 15 Jones, Damian 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1995–06–30 Vanderbilt
G 1 Lee, Damion (TW) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1992–10–21 Louisville
G 34 Livingston, Shaun 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1985–09–11 Peoria HS (IL)
F/C 5 Looney, Kevon 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1996–02–06 UCLA
F 28 McKinnie, Alfonzo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1992–09–17 Green Bay
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
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Records

See also: NBA regular season records and NBA post-season records.
Klay Thompson vs. Jared Dudley (cropped)
Klay Thompson set an NBA record for most three-pointers made in a game with fourteen.[2]
Stephen Curry dribbling 2016 (cropped)
Stephen Curry set the all-time NBA record for most three-pointers made in the playoffs with 470.[8]

NBA records

As of June 13, 2019

Individual

Regular season

  • Most three-pointers made in game: 14 (Klay Thompson, vs Chicago Bulls on October 29, 2018[2]
  • Most games with 10+ three-pointers in a season: 6, (Stephen Curry, up to and including game against Minnesota Timberwolves on March 29, 2019. He's made 10+ 15 times in his career)[2]
  • Most three-pointers made in a half: 10, (Klay Thompson, tied with Chandler Parsons)[2]
  • Most three-pointers made without missing: 10, (Klay Thompson, 10 of 10 3FG vs Los Angeles Lakers on January 21, 2019)[2]
  • Most consecutive games with at least five three-pointers: 7, (Stephen Curry, first seven games of the season)[2]
  • Most games with 11+ three-pointers: 13, (Stephen Curry, up to and including game against Minnesota Timberwolves on March 29, 2019)[2]
  • Most three-pointers made in the first four games of the season: 22, (Stephen Curry, broke his own record of 21 in the 2015–16 season)[2]

Postseason

  • Most three-pointers made in the playoffs: 470 (Stephen Curry, surpassed Ray Allen's 385 for the NBA record)[8]
  • Most points in a four-game playoff series: 146 (Stephen Curry against Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals. Previous record of 145 was held by Shaquille O'Neal)[2]
  • Most three-pointers made in a four-game playoff series: 26 (Stephen Curry against Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals. He broke his own record of 22)[2]
  • Most consecutive playoff games with a made three-pointer: 112 - ongoing streak (Stephen Curry, has made a three-pointer in every playoff game he's played in)[2]
  • Most consecutive playoff games with a made three-pointer at home: 58 - ongoing streak (Stephen Curry)[2]
  • Most consecutive playoff games with a made three-pointer on the road: 54 - ongoing streak (Stephen Curry)[2]
  • Most points scored in a first half in a playoff game: 38, (Kevin Durant, tied with Charles Barkley)[2]
  • First teammates to both have a triple-double in the same postseason game: Draymond Green and Stephen Curry (against Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4)[2]

Team

Regular season

  • Most points scored in a first quarter: 51, (vs the Denver Nuggets on January 15, 2019)[2]
  • Most three-pointers made in a half: 17, (17 of 27 3FG vs Chicago Bulls on October 29, 2018)[2]
  • Most combined three-pointers made in a game: 43, (vs New Orleans Pelicans on January 16, 2019. Warriors made 24, Pelicans made 19)[2]

Postseason

  • Most consecutive playoff series with a road win: 23 (surpassed the Miami Heat who had 19. The Warriors have won a game on the road in every series since they played the Denver Nuggets in the First Round of the 2012–13 season.)[2]
  • Longest unanswered run in an NBA Finals game: 20 (vs Toronto Raptors on June 2, 2019, Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals. The Warriors went on a 20-0 run. The streak started at 4.1 seconds left in the 2nd quarter until 6:58 left in the 3rd quarter.)[12]

Franchise records

Draymond Green at Warriors open practice
Draymond Green has the most triple-doubles in franchise history, with 22 in the regular season and 10 in the postseason.[12]

Individual

Regular season

Postseason

  • Most triple-doubles in the postseason: 10 (Draymond Green. Green is tied fourth all-time for most triple doubles in the playoffs)[2]
  • Most playoff games played: 123 (Klay Thompson, missed his first ever playoff game in the NBA Finals, Game 3)[2]

Team

Regular season

  • Most three-pointers in a game: 24 (twice this season, vs Chicago Bulls on October 29, 2018 and vs New Orleans Pelicans on January 16, 2019[2]
  • Most points in a half: 92, vs Chicago Bulls on October 29, 2018. 92 is the second most points in a first half in NBA history, behind the Phoenix Suns 107 in 1990. 92 is the fifth most points in any half in NBA history, again behind the Suns 107[2]
  • Most three-pointers in a quarter: 10, (10 of 14 3FG vs the Denver Nuggets on January 15, 2019)[2]
  • Most three-pointers made in a season: 1,078[2]
  • Most consecutive 50+ win seasons: Six (The Warriors had only reached 50 wins four times in the previous five decades, in 1971–72, 1975–76, 1991–92, and 1993–94)[2]

Postseason

  • Most consecutive NBA Finals appearances: Five (Only the Boston Celtics have appeared in more consecutively in NBA history. They appeared in ten straight between 1957 and 1966)[2]
  • Most consecutive Western Conference Finals appearances: Five (only the Los Angeles Lakers have appeared in more consecutive Finals, with eight between 1982–89)[2]
  • Most consecutive playoff series wins: Nine (longest streak since the Miami Heat won eleven in a row)[2]
  • Most consecutive playoff appearances: Seven (The previous record was six, in the team's first six years of existence between 1947 and 1952)[2]

Standings

Division

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
c – Golden State Warriors 57 25 .695 0.0 30–11 27–14 13–3 82
xLos Angeles Clippers 48 34 .585 9.0 26–15 22–19 11–5 82
Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 18.0 24–17 15–26 4–12 82
Los Angeles Lakers 37 45 .451 20.0 22–19 15–26 9–7 82
Phoenix Suns 19 63 .232 38.0 12–29 7–34 3–13 82

Conference

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 c – Golden State Warriors * 57 25 .695 82
2 yDenver Nuggets * 54 28 .659 3.0 82
3 xPortland Trail Blazers 53 29 .646 4.0 82
4 yHouston Rockets * 53 29 .646 4.0 82
5 xUtah Jazz 50 32 .610 7.0 82
6 xOklahoma City Thunder 49 33 .598 8.0 82
7 xSan Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 9.0 82
8 xLos Angeles Clippers 48 34 .585 9.0 82
9 Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 18.0 82
10 Los Angeles Lakers 37 45 .451 20.0 82
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 36 46 .439 21.0 82
12 Memphis Grizzlies 33 49 .402 24.0 82
13 New Orleans Pelicans 33 49 .402 24.0 82
14 Dallas Mavericks 33 49 .402 24.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 19 63 .232 38.0 82

Game log

Preseason

2018 preseason game log
Total: 1–4 (Home: 1–3; Road: 0–1)
2018–19 season schedule

Regular season

2018–19 game log
Total: 57–25 (Home: 30–11; Road: 27–14)
2018–19 season schedule

Playoffs

2019 playoff game log
Total: 14–8 (Home: 6–5; Road: 8–3)

Transactions

Free agency

Re-signed

Player Signed
Kevin Durant[13] 2-year contract worth $61.5 million
Kevon Looney[14] 1-year contract worth $1.5 million

Additions

Player Signed Former team
DeMarcus Cousins[15] 1-year contract worth $5.3 million New Orleans Pelicans
Jonas Jerebko[16] 1-year contract worth $1.5 million Utah Jazz
Damion Lee[17] Two-way contract Atlanta Hawks
Marcus Derrickson[18] Two-way contract Georgetown Hoyas
Alfonzo McKinnie 2-year contract worth $2.7 million Toronto Raptors
Andrew Bogut[19] 1-year contract worth $486,892 Australia Sydney Kings

Subtractions

Player Reason left New team
Chris Boucher[20] Waived Toronto Raptors
JaVale McGee[21] 1-year contract worth $2.4 million Los Angeles Lakers
Omri Casspi[22] 1-year contract worth $2.1 million Memphis Grizzlies
Zaza Pachulia[23] 1-year contract worth $2.4 million Detroit Pistons
David West[24] Retired
Nick Young[25] 1-year contract worth $1.6 million Denver Nuggets
Patrick McCaw[26] 2-year contract worth $6 million Cleveland Cavaliers

Notes

  1. ^ The Celtics advanced 10 straight times, winning nine, including eight consecutive.[3]

References

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  21. ^ "Lakers Sign JaVale McGee". NBA.com/lakers. July 10, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
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Recipient Award Date awarded Ref.
Stephen Curry Western Conference Player of the Week October 22–28 [27]
Stephen Curry Western Conference Player of the Week December 3–9 [28]
Steve Kerr Western Conference Coach of the Month January [29]
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