Golden State Warriors by BruceM

Champion(s):

CastagnaP


Runner(s)-Up:

helitzur


Quiz Description

On the eve of the 2015-16 NBA season, this quiz is themed on the defending champions.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 29 72 22 22 36 50 15 08 33 15 36 22
1 CastagnaP 386 98 15
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2 helitzur 382 94 15
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3 ChernicoffS 361 91 15
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4 kanyewesteros 360 87 15
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5 JWright 317 80 15
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5 GrahamJ 317 80 15
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5 Neil 317 80 15
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8 GoodmanDL 310 73 15
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9 ThompsonA 303 69 15
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10 Consigliari 289 66 15
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11 HightB 288 62 15
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12 LujanP 287 58 15
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13 ParkS 252 55 00
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14 MatherV 245 51 15
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15 peeksr 242 48 15
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16 davedean 240 44 15
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17 WeikleB 238 41 15
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18 HallR 234 37 15
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19 Commodore 204 33 00
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20 quarterrican 198 30 00
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21 twarner50 197 26 00
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22 FrankensteinP 193 23 00
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23 BeningoS 178 19 15
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24 Matto 172 16 00
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25 ChrisRosenberg 162 12 15
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26 randalleng 156 8 00
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27 BoyerA 134 5 15
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28 PrestonC 125 1 00
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Questions:

(Two answers required.) Name BOTH the city that the Warriors called home from 1946 until the team moved to San Francisco (following the 1961-62 season), AND the city that hosted a March 1962 "home" game (on a neutral court) in which Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Warriors against the Knicks.

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Philadelphia, Hershey

Which Villanova alumnus, the Warriors' first pick in the 1950 draft, had been third in the NBA in points scored (16,266) as of his retirement? He helped the Warriors to the 1956 title, along with fellow HOFers Tom Gola and Neil Johnston, but retired rather than moving west.

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Paul Arazin

What facility with a Daly City address hosted most of the San Francisco Warriors' home games from 1962 to 1964? The San Jose Sharks played here from 1991 to 1993, and in 1964 this facility hosted both the Republican convention and the first concert on The Beatles' first North America tour.

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Cow Palace

What small forward out of the University of Miami was the second non-territorial pick of the 1965 NBA draft? This member of the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team was key to the Warriors' 1975 championship. (Fred Hetzel, whom the Warriors drafted ahead of this guy, was not.)

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Rick Barry

What center from Purdue did the Warriors pick #1 overall in 1980? Part of his reputation as a spectacular bust comes from the Warriors having traded both Robert Parish and the pick that became Kevin McHale for the pick that became him.

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Joe Barry Carroll

Which point guard set an NBA playoff record with 29 points in the fourth quarter of a 1987 playoff game against the Lakers? (Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal is now widely known by this man's name.)

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(Eric) "Sleepy" Floyd

(Two answers required.) Name ANY TWO of the three Warriors -- a point guard from UTEP, a shooting guard from Kansas State, and a small forward from St. Johns -- who were known as "Run TMC" when they were the NBA's highest scoring trio in 1991. (Note that the "TMC" part comes from their first names.) (edited at 8:09 pm, October 23, 2015 (EDT))

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Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, Chris Mullen

(Two answers required.) Name BOTH the player the Warriors suspended after a December 1997 practice AND the head coach that player tried to choke. The player left the NBA after declining a contract offer from the 2005 Minnesota Timberwolves; the coach won three rings in the 2000s as a San Antonio Spurs assistant and was later interim coach of the Brookyln Nets.

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Latrell Sprewell, P.J. Carlesimo

Which Western Conference team had the #1 seed in the 2007 NBA playoffs, but lost to Baron Davis and the 42-40, eighth-seeded, "We Believe" Warriors in the first round?

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Dallas Mavericks

What Southern Confierence school (that subsequently jumped to the Atlantic 10) did Steph Curry lead to the 2008 NCAA men's basketball "elite eight"? Coincidentally this is also the alma mater of Fred Hetzel, the #1 pick mentioned in question 5.

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Davidson

Which teammate of Steph Curry set an NBA record with 37 points in the third quarter of a January 2015 game against the Sacramento Kings?

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Klay Thompson

What software billionaire (remember we want the person, not the company) is co-founder and CEO of the company that bought the naming rights to Oakland Arena? This third-wealthiest American also bankrolled the team that won the most recent (2013) America's Cup.

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Larry Ellison