Karl Buscheck

Kevin Durant netted 50 points on Wednesday, but the Golden State Warriors couldn’t beat the Portland Trail Blazers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know from Kevin Durant’s wasted 50-point outing in Portland

Not even Kevin Durant playing with a cheat code could save the…

Kevin Durant netted 50 points on Wednesday, but the Golden State Warriors couldn’t beat the Portland Trail Blazers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green led most of the Golden State Warriors' huddles on Monday against the Phoenix Suns. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Players’ night: Steve Kerr gets creative to wake up the Warriors

OAKLAND — Midway through the opening quarter of the Golden State Warriors’…

Draymond Green led most of the Golden State Warriors' huddles on Monday against the Phoenix Suns. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr got a lot of attention for delegating coaching duties on Monday. But with the buyout market drying up, he also utilized an easy win to get his reserves back in rhythm. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr used automatic win to get Warriors B-team back on track

Lost amid the spectacle that was Steve Kerr handing over the reins…

Steve Kerr got a lot of attention for delegating coaching duties on Monday. But with the buyout market drying up, he also utilized an easy win to get his reserves back in rhythm. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green is out but Patrick McCaw is back for Monday night's game against the Phoenix Suns. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors notebook: Kerr on McCaw’s demotion, the new-look Cavs and underestimating Draymond

OAKLAND — Patrick McCaw will be playing in his fifth game in…

Draymond Green is out but Patrick McCaw is back for Monday night's game against the Phoenix Suns. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Andrew McCutchen brought his smile with him to San Francisco. (Courtesy Terry Foote/Flickr)

Andrew McCutchen rocks fan fest, aces his Giants’ debut

AT&T PARK — Sitting at center stage in between his new manager…

Andrew McCutchen brought his smile with him to San Francisco. (Courtesy Terry Foote/Flickr)
Madison Bumgarner showed up to fan fest without his customary locks, but he said the decision wasn’t symbolic of wanting to move on from his disastrous 2017 season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Madison Bumgarner eyes redemption in 2018, not worried about contract

AT&T PARK — For the first time in three Februarys, Madison Bumgarner…

Madison Bumgarner showed up to fan fest without his customary locks, but he said the decision wasn’t symbolic of wanting to move on from his disastrous 2017 season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Chase Foster has been performing well since being added to the starting lineup. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

What you need to know from USF’s narrow win over Portland

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — Kyle Smith, the head coach of the University…

Chase Foster has been performing well since being added to the starting lineup. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Patrick McCaw has struggled in his sophomore season and will play with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors this weekend. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Trade deadline looms for fringe Warriors

OAKLAND — About 1 p.m. on Wednesday, less than 24 hours before…

Patrick McCaw has struggled in his sophomore season and will play with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors this weekend. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr is coaching game No. 300 on Tuesday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Approaching 300 games, Kerr jokes that he didn’t know what he was doing when he joined Warriors

OAKLAND — Before Steve Kerr coached his 300th NBA game against the Oklahoma…

Steve Kerr is coaching game No. 300 on Tuesday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Russell Westbrook was a blur to the Golden State Warriors defense early in Tuesday’s game in Oakland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Russell Westbrook takes it to the Warriors again

OAKLAND — About seven hours before the tipoff of the Golden State…

Russell Westbrook was a blur to the Golden State Warriors defense early in Tuesday’s game in Oakland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors couldn't overcome a tough travel schedule and win in Denver on Saturday night. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

What you need to know about the Warriors’ late letdown against the Nuggets

The Golden State Warriors stumbled down the stretch against the Denver Nuggets…

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors couldn't overcome a tough travel schedule and win in Denver on Saturday night. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Randy Bennett's team is performing better than ever despite his lofty standard. (Courtesy Tod Fierner/ Saint Mary's Athletics)

Best in the West: Randy Bennett’s Gaels quietly delivering strongest season yet

MORAGA — Tucked into the far corner of McKeon Pavilion, the home…

Randy Bennett's team is performing better than ever despite his lofty standard. (Courtesy Tod Fierner/ Saint Mary's Athletics)
Jordan Ratinho scored the Dons' first basket on Monday and it all went downhill from there for USF. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

What you need to know from USF’s lopsided loss to Saint Mary’s

MORAGA — For the second time in as many games, the University…

Jordan Ratinho scored the Dons' first basket on Monday and it all went downhill from there for USF. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Kevin Durant, seen here Dec. 27, struggled on Tuesday against the Utah Jazz. He finished the game with 17 points and went 0-for-5 from beyond the 3-point line. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know from one of the Warriors’ ugliest losses in years

The Golden State Warriors began their three-game road trip with one of…

Kevin Durant, seen here Dec. 27, struggled on Tuesday against the Utah Jazz. He finished the game with 17 points and went 0-for-5 from beyond the 3-point line. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) hangs out during a time out against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 25, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Don’t look now but Steph Curry is peaking

OAKLAND — Early in November, after Stephen Curry nearly posted a triple…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) hangs out during a time out against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 25, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving put on a show on Saturday at Oracle Arena. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Irving’s Celtics prove worthy rival for ‘goliath’

OAKLAND — Seven-and-a-half-months after Kyrie Irving’s last trip to Oracle Arena, the…

Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving put on a show on Saturday at Oracle Arena. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Frankie Ferrari has settled into a regular role for University of San Francisco in his redshirt junior season. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

After rough start, USF aims to find stability, postseason berth

As the University of San Francisco embarks on the second half of…

Frankie Ferrari has settled into a regular role for University of San Francisco in his redshirt junior season. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Taavi Jurkatamm drives to the basket Thursday. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

What you need to know from USF’s narrow win over Pacific

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — Thanks to an electric first half from the…

Taavi Jurkatamm drives to the basket Thursday. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) cuts to the basket against the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Klay Thompson thrilled to join historic quartet of Warriors All-Stars

OAKLAND — It was only the most Klay Thompson thing that the…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) cuts to the basket against the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a floater against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors aren’t sweating the rising Rockets

OAKLAND — Apprised of the fact that the Houston Rockets are a…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a floater against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)