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Join us for live news and analysis Saturday at 5:30 p.m. as the Warriors look to get back on track in Texas when they play the Mavericks in Dallas.

Golden State (12-4) has lost three of its last five games, including a one-sided loss to the Rockets in Houston on Thursday night when Kevin Durant and Draymond Green shared the same floor for the first time since their on-court spat on Monday. Neither Warriors All-Star played well in the 107-86 defeat in Houston.

Part of the issue in Houston was the Warriors’ inability to keep pace with the Rockets’ 3-point efforts. Houston made 16 of its 47 3-point attempts while the Warriors made just 4-of-18, including 3-of-4 for backup Quinn Cook. Durant, Green and Klay Thompson combined to go 0-for-9 from distance. Thompson was 0-for-5 and was held without a 3-pointer for the third time in 16 games after getting shut out from distance just three times all last season.

The Warriors will again be without Stephen Curry, who is recovering from an adductor strain that hasn’t healed completely.

Dallas (6-8) is last in the Southwest Division, but it has two of the most exciting young players around in second-year point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and rookie Luka Doncic (19.1 points per game). Plus, Dallas is fresh off one of the most one-sided games in its history in Wednesday’s 118-68 victory over the Jazz.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

      

These are the 7 best Black Friday gaming deals you’ll find in stores

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Black Friday is fast approaching and it’s the season for holiday deals on video games.

As the current generation of consoles reaches the end of its life span, now is a great time to invest in an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 for cheap and start building a library of great games.

This year seems to have surprisingly few exclusive deals, with gaming products from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo carrying nearly identical discounts across major retailers. We scrubbed early Black Friday ads from Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Newegg and more to find the most essential video game deals for the holiday.

SEE ALSO: The 3 biggest games on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this holiday season

PlayStation 4 Slim with “Marvel’s Spider-Man” – $200

The PlayStation 4 is the most popular video game console on the market and Sony is offering the slim redesigned model with the year’s most popular PS4 exclusive. “Marvel’s Spider-Man” broke sales records with a massive launch in September and the PlayStation 4 recently reached 500 million unites sold worldwide.

$100 off PlayStation VR Bundles

The PlayStation VR is one of the most well-received virtual reality headsets, and it’s reached its lowest price point so far. There are a few PSVR bundles out there offering different games, but I’d recommend the “Astrobot: Rescue Mission” and Moss” bundle pictured above. Both games came out this year and offer a wonderfully immersive VR experience. Keep in mind that the headset must be hooked up to a PlayStation 4 to work.

Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle – $200

While the Xbox One is a bit behind the PlayStation 4 in sales, it’s still one of the best home-theater devices on the market. Unlike the standard PS4, the Xbox One S offers 4K playback and added compatibility with smart home devices and cable boxes.

If …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

I’ve tried every single iPhone currently available — here’s my ranking of the 7 iPhones you can buy right now (AAPL)

iPhone XS

If you want to buy an iPhone right now, you have seven different options to choose from.

From the brand-new, futuristic iPhone XS to the old-but-good iPhone 7, the current iPhone lineup has a range of devices and price points.

At this point, I’ve tried all seven of Apple’s current iPhones. And although the iPhone XS is gorgeous and powerful, it’s not the phone I would recommend to most people.

It’s worth noting that in September, Apple discontinued a bunch of its older phones, including the iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and iPhone X. If you’re curious about any of those devices, you can still see how they ranked last year.

Here’s my ranking of all the iPhones you can buy today:

SEE ALSO: I spent a day taking photos with the iPhone XS Max — and it’s hard not to be impressed with what this thing can do

7. iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus is in a weird position. It’s only a 1-year-old phone, but there’s not much incentive to buy it.

The device has some solid features — wireless charging, Apple’s year-old A11 chip, and a top-of-the-line camera — but it’s certainly not a bargain, especially compared to the iPhone XR, which you can get for only $50 more.

Price: Starts at $699

6. iPhone XS Max

The iPhone XS Max is an absolutely beautiful device, but it’s cursed by two things: its giant size and its giant price tag.

The phone starts at $1,099, but can cost as much as $1,449 if you max out the capacity.

And while the screen is the biggest on any iPhone, ever, that’s not always a great thing. It’s impossible to use one-handed — even with reachability enabled.

Still, the iPhone XS …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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