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Giants Party, Warriors Win and Kings Fall


 

CARL LANDRY CARRIES THE WARRIORS TO VICTORY IN THE

SEASON OPENER IN PHOENIX

 

(AP) - Carl Landry scored 12 of his 17 points in the
fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors overcame an awful
post-contract night by Stephen (STEH'-fihn) Curry to beat the
Phoenix Suns 87-85 in the teams' season opener Wednesday.
     Curry, who earlier in the day agreed to a four-year, $44 million
extension with the Warriors, missed his first 10 shots from the
field and wound up 2 of 14 with five points. He missed two free
throws with 4.4 seconds left to allow the Suns a chance at a
game-winning shot, but Sebastian Telfair's 3-point attempt came
after the buzzer, and misfired anyway.
     Goran Dragic (GOHR'-uhn DRAH'-gitch) had 17 points and Luis
Scola added 15 points and 11 rebounds in the Suns' first game in
the post-Steve Nash era.

 

(AP) - Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen
(STEH'-fihn) Curry has signed a $44 million, four-year contract
extension that will keep him with the club through the 2016-17
season.
     The team announced a multiyear deal with Curry before Wednesday
night's season opener at the Phoenix Suns. It was the final day
Golden State could sign Curry to an extension or he would become a
restricted free agent next summer.
     Curry missed 40 of 66 games last season and sprained his
twice-surgically repaired right ankle again in the preseason. New
Warriors general manager Bob Myers and owners Joe Lacob and Peter
Guber felt the point guard was still worth the risk given his
production when healthy.
     The Warriors are counting on Curry to team with new center
Andrew Bogut for years to come.

 

 

(AP) - Joakim Noah scored 23 points and grabbed 10
rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls got off to a good start without
Derrick Rose, beating the Sacramento Kings 93-87 Wednesday night in
the season opener.
     Richard Hamilton added 19 points, while Carlos Boozer chipped in
with 18 points and eight rebounds.
     The Bulls are out to show they can get by while their superstar
recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee,
and this was promising even if it was a struggle.
     Chicago led by 14 after a 10-0 run in the third quarter and hung
on in the fourth after the Kings closed within three several times.

 

(AP) - Tens of thousands of people decked out in
orange and black packed the streets of San Francisco Wednesday for
a confetti-drenched parade and rally honoring the World Series
champion Giants.
     Giants Manager Bruce Bochy credited fans and his players'
"unselfish play" for helping to lift San Francisco to its second
World Series victory in three years. He hoisted the World Series
trophy from the back of a gold Rolls Royce during most of the 1
1/2-mile procession.
     Bochy told fans gathered for the rally in Civic Center Plaza the
tagline of the 2012 Giants was "never say die," a reference to
the team's come-from-behind, post-season dominance.
     San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee handed Giants President Larry Baer a
ceremonial metal "broom to the city" for their four-game sweep of
the Detroit Tigers along with the customary key.
     Police say a handful of people was arrested for public
intoxication and officers issued a few citations for fighting, but
the crowds generally were cooperative.


    

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