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The moment we’ve all been waiting for has officially arrived. The first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs begins this week as the No. 3-seeded Warriors host the sixth-seeded Denver Nuggets at Chase Center for Games 1 and 2, starting Saturday, April 16. at 5:30 p.m. This will be the first-ever playoff run at Chase Center and the Warriors’ first playoff appearance since 2019. As we look forward to an action-packed postseason, let’s recap the best of what happened. for the Dubs this week and let’s take a look at what’s to come in the latest Warriors Weekly.

WARRIORS FACE NUGGETS IN 2022 NBA PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND
The Warriors concluded the 2021-22 regular season with a 53-29 record, good for third place in the Western Conference. As the No. 3 seed, the Dubs will face the sixth-seeded Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs with Game 1 this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Chase Center. It will be the team’s first playoff appearance since 2019 and the eighth playoff appearance in the past 10 years, a streak that began in 2013 when the Dubs beat the Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs.

The NBA recently released the remaining schedule for the Warriors’ first-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets. Tickets for the Warriors’ first three home games of the 2022 NBA Playoffs are on sale now. » Warriors Playoff Tickets


DUBS ANNOUNCES 2022 ‘GOLD BLOODED’ PLAYOFF CAMPAIGN AND SPECIAL ACTIVITIES LIST
The Warriors announced their “Gold Blooded” campaign for the 2022 Playoffs, presented by Kaiser Permanente, to celebrate the team’s first post-season run at Chase Center. The campaign, developed in collaboration with streetwear brand Bay Area Adapt, uses the brand’s wordmark. Throughout the playoffs, all fans in attendance at Chase Center will receive a custom Gold Blooded jersey with unique designs. Interactive fan activations around the venue will include Gold Blooded photo murals throughout the arena, commemorative ticket photo opportunities and a Chase lounge in the plaza for all Chase cardholders. A limited edition Warriors x Adapt Gold Blooded Collection will be available at select Warriors Shop stores.

During each away game, the Warriors and Chase will host Playoff Watch Parties at West Plaza in Thrive City. Watch parties are free and open to the public, and will include a variety of activations including live entertainment, beer garden, photo ops, kids’ zone, lounge seating and more. Chase credit and debit cardholders will also have access to the Chase Lounge for a VIP experience with exclusive gifts. » Game 3 Watch Party Info | Game 4 Watch Party Info


STEPHEN CURRY PROVIDES INJURY UPDATE
Stephen Curry, who missed the team’s last 12 regular season games after sustaining a ligament sprain and bone bruise in his left foot, continues to make good progress in his recovery process after participating in a team scrimmage Thursday. Curry’s eventual return to the game and ability to play this weekend is undetermined and will be based on his continued progress.


CURRY JOINS “THE DRAYMOND GREEN SHOW” PODCAST
Draymond Green hosted teammate Stephen Curry on his podcast, The Draymond Green Show, where the three-time NBA champions discussed a variety of topics including their story projects, a franchise trade in 2012 and setting up a his Underrated Tour. Curry also addressed LeBron James’ recent comment naming the two-time MVP as the current NBA player he’d most want to play with and what the Dubs team needs to make the playoffs a success.


THE BAY AREA CELEBRATES BLUE AND GOLD DAY
Today marks Blue and Gold Day in the Bay, as the town halls of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose raise Warriors flags in support of the Dubs’ playoff run. Local landmarks such as San Francisco City Hall, Coit Tower, San Francisco International Airport, San Jose City Hall and Chase Center will be illuminated in blue and gold. Along with these activations, city mayors are urging all Warriors fans to wear blue and gold in an effort to announce the Warriors’ 2022 NBA Playoff run. “There’s no better place to be during the playoffs than the Bay Area,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed said. “I can’t wait to put on my Warriors gear and ask all San Franciscans to join me as our Dubs make another NBA title run. Come on Warriors!”


DUBS ANNOUNCES 2022 PLAYOFF NFT COLLECTION WITH FTX
The Warriors announced their second NFT retirement to commemorate the team’s 2022 NBA playoff run, becoming the first professional team to release a responsive NFT collection for fans motivated by on-court performance. The Golden State Warriors 2022 Playoff NFT Collection expands as the team’s playoff run extends, unlocking new utilities and perks for NFT owners. Depending on the rarity of each NFT, fans have the opportunity to unlock prizes including NBA Finals tickets, autographed items, Warriors NBA championship rings, additional NFTs, exclusive merchandise and more . Additionally, each NFT Playoff is a digital collectible that doubles as a pass to the GSW community on Discord. NFTs give fans access to member-only benefits, exclusive Warriors swag, and whitelist access for future NFT releases. ” Learn more

The Golden State Warriors 2022 Playoff NFT Collection is available in Mint, exclusively on the FTX US NFT Marketplace. Fans must have an FTX US account to create and participate in the 1-on-1 auction. Fans and bidders can view the full collection of NFTs at gswnft.com.


BEST GAMES FROM EVERY WARRIOR IN THE 2021-22 SEASON
From triple records to light forehands from the bank, relive the clutch plays of every Dub on the roster during the regular season as the Warriors prepare for the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs.


WARRIORS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION UNVEILS RENOVATED BASKETBALL COURT
The Warriors, in partnership with PepsiCo., the Good Tidings Foundation and nonprofit youth organization Play Marin, recently unveiled a renovated basketball court at Marin City Recreation Center as part of the Makin’ Hoops program. The Makin’ Hoops program, created 25 years ago by the Warriors Community Foundation and the Good Tidings Foundation, has restored more than 80 basketball courts in the Bay Area. The Marin City Recreation Center caters to a large majority of Marin City youth and the renovations included painting the walls of the gymnasium, removing and replacing all damaged hardwood, and installing a new carpet. Additionally, a new LIFEWTR-inspired mural was painted and installed by artist The Apexer. Warriors legend and Hall of Famer Chris Mullin was on hand for the court reveal ceremony, marking the Warriors Community Foundation’s 89th renovated basketball court.


Cory E. Barnes

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