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Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) gets ready before play begins against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 1st quarter at Chase Center on May 21, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Warriors season ends against Memphis: Five things we learned

The Golden State Warriors saw their season come to an abrupt end…

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) gets ready before play begins against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 1st quarter at Chase Center on May 21, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).
The Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James joins with the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green, middle, and Juan Toscano-Anderson, right, in arguing with referee Josh Tiven (58) during first-half action in a play-in playoff game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Warriors lose to Lakers: Five things we learned

The Golden State Warriors gave the defending-champion Los Angeles Lakers everything they…

The Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James joins with the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green, middle, and Juan Toscano-Anderson, right, in arguing with referee Josh Tiven (58) during first-half action in a play-in playoff game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Forward Andrew Wiggins hits a layback jumper to protect the lead late in the fourth quarter as the Golden State Warriors take on the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Wiggins erupts for 38 points as Warriors rally past Suns 122-116

A night after beating the NBA-leading Utah Jazz, the Golden State Warriors…

Forward Andrew Wiggins hits a layback jumper to protect the lead late in the fourth quarter as the Golden State Warriors take on the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry hit a 3-pointer in the first quarter of Tuesday night’s game against the Mavericks to give the Warriors a 12-11 lead. It didn’t last. (Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Warriors embarrassed by Mavericks, 133-103

Tuesday night marked the third Warriors game that fans were allowed to…

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry hit a 3-pointer in the first quarter of Tuesday night’s game against the Mavericks to give the Warriors a 12-11 lead. It didn’t last. (Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics center fielder Mark Canha (20) singles in the 1st inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum on April , 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Dodgers hammer A’s 10-3, send Oakland to MLB-worst 0-5 record

OAKLAND, Calif. — It would be hard to imagine a worse start…

Oakland Athletics center fielder Mark Canha (20) singles in the 1st inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum on April , 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Matt Chapman’s sacrifice fly was the extent of the A’s offense on Opening Day. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

After 8-1 Opening Day loss, A’s face off against Astros again

10,436-fan ‘sellout’ crowd in attendance at the Coliseum

Matt Chapman’s sacrifice fly was the extent of the A’s offense on Opening Day. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry passed Guy Rodgers for the most assists in Golden State Warriors history Monday, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Lakers. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Curry makes Warriors history in 128-97 loss to Lakers

Stephen Curry passed Guy Rodgers for the most assists in Golden State…

Stephen Curry passed Guy Rodgers for the most assists in Golden State Warriors history Monday, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Lakers. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
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Top-ranked Gonzaga dominates USF, 100-61

The No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs showed why they’re the best team in…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Stanford completes season sweep of rival Cal, 76-70

For the second time in four nights, Stanford earned the upper hand…

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Cal played Stanford at the Walter A. Haas Jr. Pavilion on the UC Berkeley campus Thursday. (Shutterstock)

Shorthanded Stanford powers past Cal 70-55

Pac-12 leading scorer Oscar da Silva poured in 24 points as Stanford…

Cal played Stanford at the Walter A. Haas Jr. Pavilion on the UC Berkeley campus Thursday. (Shutterstock)
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) tallied 26 points and seven assists at Monday night’s game against the Lakers. (Chris Victorio for the S.F. Examiner).

Warriors overcome 19-point deficit to stun defending-champion Lakers 115-113

Ladies and gentlemen, the Golden State Warriors are officially back. Stephen Curry…

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) tallied 26 points and seven assists at Monday night’s game against the Lakers. (Chris Victorio for the S.F. Examiner).
Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22) led with 19 points along with Eric Paschall in Wednesday’s game against the Clippers at Chase Center.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Warriors fall to Clippers, 108-101

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George each scored 21 points and Serge Ibaka…

Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22) led with 19 points along with Eric Paschall in Wednesday’s game against the Clippers at Chase Center.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Stephen Curry led Golden State with 20 points and 10 assists. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images via Tribune News Service)

Warriors struggle against Nets without Draymond Green

Team’s season opens with 125-99 loss to Brooklyn

Stephen Curry led Golden State with 20 points and 10 assists. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images via Tribune News Service)
Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer earned her 1,099th career win on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020, passing legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt for the most in women’s college basketball history. (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)

Stanford’s VanDerveer sets record with 1,099th career win

Tara VanDerveer has long been considered one of the best coaches of…

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer earned her 1,099th career win on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020, passing legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt for the most in women’s college basketball history. (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)
Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22), a former Rookie of the Year, is expected to help make up for the loss of injured shooting guard Klay Thompson this season.<ins></ins>

Warriors tap surprisingly deep roster to fill gap left by Klay Thompson injury as season begins

After a nightmare season marred by a seemingly endless cavalcade of injuries,…

Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22), a former Rookie of the Year, is expected to help make up for the loss of injured shooting guard Klay Thompson this season.<ins></ins>
The Big Game was played Friday at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. (Shutterstock)

Stanford blocks extra point to stun Cal, win 123rd Big Game 24-23

The 123rd edition of the Big Game featured a number of firsts.…

The Big Game was played Friday at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. (Shutterstock)
Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, pictured playing against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on June 3, 2018, has sustained an apparently severe injury. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Klay Thompson injury overshadows anticipated Warriors number two draft pick

Warriors draft high-rated Memphis center James Wiseman

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, pictured playing against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on June 3, 2018, has sustained an apparently severe injury. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco 49ers had 17 players out with injuries and four others on the reserve/COVID-19 list at Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/TNS)

Packers dominate shorthanded 49ers 34-17

This was not the NFC Championship Game rematch the 49ers were hoping…

The San Francisco 49ers had 17 players out with injuries and four others on the reserve/COVID-19 list at Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/TNS)