Bay Area Buzz 12/1: Warriors Win, Kings Lose, Jon Lester


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Warriors Win

"It’s almost as if they’ve forgotten how to lose.With a 104-93 victory over the Pistons on Sunday afternoon, the Warriors claimed their ninth straight win and swept a five-game road trip for the first time since 1978.Draymond Green led the Warriors with 20 points, knocking down five 3-pointers in his return to his hometown of Michigan. Stephen Curry, who saw out a majority of the fourth quarter, chipped in 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting. Klay Thompson finished with 15, and Marreese Speights scored 11 off the bench."

Eric He, Blue Man Hoop

Kings Lose

"Once again, with no DeMarcus Cousins, the Kings (9-8) faced the best team in the West, the Memphis Grizzlies (15-2) for the first time since their last controversial ending in Memphis, but once again it would be the Grizzlies getting the better of the Kings, winning 97-85, in a well-rounded performance from Memphis was too much for the Kings and the Grizzlies clawed their way to a victory.Zach Randolph would lead the charge with 22 points and 12 rebounds and Marc Gasol would add 18. With no Cousins, the Kings looked to Ryan Hollins once again, but when he was ejected due to two technical fouls the Kings received an unexpected boost from veteran Reggie Evans.All heart and hustle was Evans on his way to 17 points and 20 rebounds. Rudy Gay added 20 points, but once again, the Kings were over-matched and outplayed by sure to contend opponent. Although the Kings battled from a 21-point early deficit, they couldn’t keep up with the Grizzlies on their way to a third straight loss.The Kings never led in the game, and committed 23 turnovers in the game, compared to just 16 assists."

Nick Avila, A Royal Pain

Jon Lester

"Free agent starting pitcher Jon Lester has the Chicago Cubs interested in signing him, as well as the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees.This group of MLB free agents is known for a strong group of starting pitchers. Max Scherzer is in line to make the most money of the group, but rather than him signing first to set the market for everybody else, it sounds like left-handed stud Jon Lester is going to find a new team first.Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Cubs are ‘very serious’ about Lester, with the Giants and Yankees also looming as possible landing spots for Lester:According to major league sources, the Cubs are very serious about Lester. The Giants are becoming more serious about him. An elite lefty at Yankee Stadium? The Yankees are contemplating a move but haven’t committed to one.Lester has long been linked to the Cubs this off-season due to his familiarity with general manager Theo Epstein and Chicago’s ability to spend. The Giants are an interesting possibility with the departure of Pablo Sandoval and the payroll that has therefore been freed up; imagine the duo of Madison Bumgarner and Lester at the top of a rotation."

Hayden Kane, Fansided