2012–13 Golden State Warriors season
|2012–13 Golden State Warriors season|
|Head coach||Mark Jackson|
|General manager||Bob Myers|
|Place||Division: 2nd (Pacific)|
Conference: 6th (Western)
|Playoff finish||Conference Semifinals|
(Lost to Spurs 2–4)
The team finished with a record of 47-35 (.573), and finished the season as the number-six seed, clinching a playoff berth for the first time since 2007. The team had a winning record for the first time since 2008. This season included the first playoff series victory for the first time since 2007, as most of the squad experienced postseason play for the first time.
The Warriors had four draft picks in the 2012 NBA Draft, a decisive draft year that was vital for a potential future for the team. The picks included Harrison Barnes with the 7th pick, Festus Ezeli with the 30th pick, Draymond Green with the 35th pick, and Ognjen Kuzmic with the 52nd pick. With Brandon Rush and his season-ending injury, Barnes was placed in the starting lineup and became crucial in bringing the team back to the playoffs for the first time in six years. Another injury mid-season from Andrew Bogut also affected the team with the lack of a true center for a majority of the season.
Notable highlights from the season included Stephen Curry breaking the record for three-point field goals made in a single season with 272, thus eclipsing Ray Allen's then-seven-year-old record of 269 made, and Curry and Klay Thompson's rise to NBA dominance as one of the greatest three-point-shooting duos in history, coining the term "Splash Brothers" for their abilities to shoot beyond the arc in record-breaking numbers. A seven-game Eastern Conference road trip featured a 6-1 record, including a close win against the defending champion Miami Heat. David Lee was named as an All-Star in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, and thus became the first Warrior since Latrell Sprewell in 1997 to be named an All-Star. Lee also led the league in double-doubles. The Warriors returned to the playoffs for the first time in six years; for most players the first time experiencing postseason play except Bogut. After a 4-2 series win against the number-three seed Denver Nuggets in the first round, the Warriors won a playoff series for the first time since 2007. In the Conference Semifinal, the Warriors faced the number two-seed San Antonio Spurs. Curry scored 44 points in a double-overtime loss in Game 1, but the team pulled off a 100-91 Game 2 win, which was the first Warriors victory, playoff or regular season, in San Antonio since February 1997, to tie the series at one game apiece. However, despite the willingness to fight, the inexperience and youth of the Warrior squad resulted in defeat as the Warriors lost to the eventual Western Conference Champion Spurs in six games.
|Round||Pick||Player||Position||Nationality||School / club team|
|1||7||Harrison Barnes||SF||United States||North Carolina|
|2||35||Draymond Green||PF||United States||Michigan State|
|2||52||Ognjen Kuzmić||C||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Clinicas Rincón|
|y-Los Angeles Clippers||56||26||.683||–||32–9||24–17||11–5||82|
|x-Golden State Warriors||47||35||.573||9||28–13||19–22||9–7||82|
|x-Los Angeles Lakers||45||37||.549||11||29–12||16–25||8–8||82|
|1||c-Oklahoma City Thunder *||60||22||.732||–||82|
|2||y-San Antonio Spurs *||58||24||.707||2.0||82|
|3||x-Denver Nuggets *||57||25||.695||3.0||82|
|4||y-Los Angeles Clippers||56||26||.683||4.0||82|
|6||x-Golden State Warriors||47||35||.573||13.0||82|
|7||x-Los Angeles Lakers||45||37||.549||15.0||82|
|11||Portland Trail Blazers||33||49||.402||27.0||82|
|14||New Orleans Hornets||27||55||.329||33.0||82|
|2012–13 game log|
Total: 47–35 (Home: 28–13; Road: 19–22)
November : 8–6 (Home: 5–2; Road: 3–4)
December : 12–4 (Home: 5–2; Road: 7–2)
January : 8–7 (Home: 5–2; Road: 3–5)
February : 4–8 (Home: 3–1; Road: 1–7)
March : 9–7 (Home: 7–4; Road: 2–3)
April : 5–3 (Home: 3–2; Road: 2–1)
|2012–13 season schedule|
|2013 playoff game log|
Total: 6–6 (Home: 4–2; Road: 2–4)
First Round: 4–2 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–2)
Conference Semifinals: 2–4 (Home: 1–2; Road: 1–2)
|2013 playoff schedule|
|2012–13 Golden State Warriors roster|
|July 11, 2012
||To Golden State Warriors
Jarrett Jack (from New Orleans)
|To New Orleans Pelicans
Draft rights to Edin Bavčić (from Philadelphia)
|To Philadelphia 76ers|
Daryl Watkins (from New Orleans)
Dorell Wright (from Golden State)
|Brandon Rush||2-year contract worth $8 million|
|Stephen Curry||4-year contract extension worth $44 million|
|Kent Bazemore||2-year contract worth $1.2 million||Old Dominion University|
|Carl Landry||2-year contract worth $8 million||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Dwayne Jones||Texas Legends|
|Scott Machado||Santa Cruz Warriors|
|Player||Reason left||New team|
|Nate Robinson||1-year contract worth $1.1 million||Chicago Bulls|
|Mickell Gladness||—||Miami Heat|
|Dominic McGuire||—||Toronto Raptors|
|Chris Wright||—||Toronto Raptors|
|Keith Benson||—||Atlanta Hawks|
|Mikki Moore||—||Philadelphia 76ers|
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- "Warriors sign free agent forward/center Dwayne Jones". nba.com/warriors. April 17, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2013.
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- "Warriors sign Scott Machado for remainder of season". nba.com/warriors. April 17, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2013.
- "Bulls sign free agent guard Nate Robinson". nba.com/bulls. July 31, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
- "Heat sign Varnado and Gladness". nba.com/heat. September 7, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
- "Raptors sign Dominic McGuire". nba.com/raptors. September 12, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2012.