The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. Founded in 1946 in Philadelphia, the Warriors relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1962 and took the city’s name, before changing its geographic moniker to Golden State in 1971. They play their home games at the Chase Center.
The Warriors won the inaugural Basketball Association of America (BAA) championship in 1947 and won its second championship in 1956, led by Hall of Fame trio Paul Arizin, Tom Gola, and Neil Johnston.
However, the Warriors would not return to similar heights in Philadelphia, and after a brief rebuilding period following the trade of star Wilt Chamberlain, they relocated to San Francisco. With star players Jamaal Wilkes and Rick Barry, the Warriors returned to title contention, eventually winning their third championship in 1975, in what is considered one of the biggest upsets in NBA history.
This would precede another period of struggling in the 1980s, before becoming playoff regulars at the turn of the decade with stars Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and Chris Mullin. After failing to capture a championship, the team entered another rebuilding phase in the 2000s. The Warriors returned to prominence in 2014, after signing Kevin Durant as a free agent, and won their fourth title in 2015.
The Golden State Warriors have a long and storied rivalry with the Boston Celtics. The two teams have met in the playoffs six times, with the Celtics winning four of those matchups. The most recent meeting was in the 2017 NBA Finals, where the Warriors would emerge victorious in five games.
How to watch Golden State Warriors live games online?
You can watch live Golden State Warriors games online here. NBA BEAST is an online streaming service that offers live and on-demand streams of a variety of sports, including basketball. With NBA BEAST, you can watch all Warriors games both home and away. There is no cable or satellite required, and you can watch on your computer, phone, or other streaming devices.