Aug 8, 2014; Springfield, MA, USA; Six-time NBA all-star Mitch Richmond is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame during the 2014 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield Symphony Hall. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Warriors News Flash: 3 Legends Enshrined, Dubs Play Clippers On Christmas

The Golden State Warriors were well-represented in Springfield Friday during the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, as Mitch Richmond, Sarunas Marciulionis, and Guy Rodgers were enshrined into basketball lore.

Richmond, despite spending only his first three seasons with the Warriors, played an integral role as part of “Run TMC.” An underrated player, Richmond is only one of six players in NBA history to average at least 21 points per game in each of his first 10 seasons.

Marciulionis spent seven years (1989-1997) in the league, the first four with the Warriors. Marciulionis, who Don Nelson called the “toughest player” he’s coached, was one of the first regular international players in the league.

Rodgers, who passed away in 2001, is 16th on the NBA’s career assist leaderboard and was selected by the Veterans Committee to the Hall. Rodgers spent eight seasons with the Warriors, and Al Attles said he was “right there” with the legendary Bob Cousy.

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We will see a re-match of Warriors-Clippers on Christmas night next season, according to the Los Angeles Times. 

In addition to the thrilling first round playoff series these two teams played last year, they also had quite a battle on Christmas. The Warriors edged the Clippers 105-103 in a physical contest that involves several scuffles.

Instead of Oracle Arena, however, next season’s Christmas game will be at Staples Center.

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