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Stephen Curry, seen here Jan. 17, had a rough night in Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

What you need to know from the Warriors’ first road loss in 3 months

The Golden State Warriors’ 14-game road winning streak came to an end…

Stephen Curry, seen here Jan. 17, had a rough night in Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Souley Boum was a standout guard for Oakland Tech before becoming University of San Francisco’s leading scorer this season. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)

Oakland-bred point guard Souley Boum forced into starring role as a freshman at USF

'We live in a tough city, so basketball is actually easy' Souley…

Souley Boum was a standout guard for Oakland Tech before becoming University of San Francisco’s leading scorer this season. (Courtesy Christina Leung/USF Athletics)
Kyle Smith. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know about USF’s failed rally against Santa Clara

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — After an unsightly first half, the University of…

Kyle Smith. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

What you need to know from the Warriors record-tying win over the Bulls

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for 68 points, propelling the Golden…

Stephen Curry scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James defends Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant in the third quarter Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers lost to the Warriors 118-108.  (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

What you need to know from the Warriors beating the Cavs — again

After a suspect first-half showing, the Golden State Warriors sprinted past the…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James defends Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant in the third quarter Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers lost to the Warriors 118-108.  (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)
Kevin Durant, seen here Nov. 13th, saved the day for the Warriors on Saturday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What we learned from the Warriors’ thrilling win over the Raptors

After stunning the Toronto Raptors with an 81-point first half, the Golden…

Kevin Durant, seen here Nov. 13th, saved the day for the Warriors on Saturday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
David West regularly provides business advice to his teammates on the Warriors. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

David West talks mentorship, bitcoin-strategy and life after basketball

Now more than halfway through his 15th NBA season, David West plays…

David West regularly provides business advice to his teammates on the Warriors. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here Dec. 27, carried the Warriors to victory on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know from the Warriors pulling away from the Bucks

Kevin Durant hit a 27-foot dagger with just over two minutes to…

Kevin Durant, seen here Dec. 27, carried the Warriors to victory on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry. shown on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, sprained his right ankle again on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kerr doesn’t think Curry’s ankle sprain is ‘serious,’ no need for MRI

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, didn’t sound…

Stephen Curry. shown on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, sprained his right ankle again on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant received a standing ovation from the crowd at Oracle Arena on Wednesday after becoming the second-youngest player in NBA history to reach 20,000. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant ascends into legendary company in loss

OAKLAND — Kevin Durant glided down the floor, crossed over Montrezl Harrell,…

Kevin Durant received a standing ovation from the crowd at Oracle Arena on Wednesday after becoming the second-youngest player in NBA history to reach 20,000. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jon Gruden, left, is introduced as the Oakland Raiders' new head coach in January of 2018, alongside owner Mark Davis. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Money be damned, Raiders owner finally gets his guy in Jon Gruden

ALAMEDA — Sitting on the dais at the front of the Oakland…

Jon Gruden, left, is introduced as the Oakland Raiders' new head coach in January of 2018, alongside owner Mark Davis. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Draymond Green scored a season high on Monday against the Denver Nuggets. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Draymond Green keeps his cool, gets hot from the floor

OAKLAND — About six hours after the NBA served Draymond Green with…

Draymond Green scored a season high on Monday against the Denver Nuggets. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry, shown on Jan. 3, punctuated his spectacular road trip with a 45-point onslaught on Saturday afternoon. (Andy Jacobsohn/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

What you need to know from the Warriors’ lopsided win over the Clippers

Stephen Curry dropped 45 points on the Los Angeles Clippers and the…

Stephen Curry, shown on Jan. 3, punctuated his spectacular road trip with a 45-point onslaught on Saturday afternoon. (Andy Jacobsohn/Dallas Morning News/TNS)
Jon Gruden is coming to Oakland on a reported $100-million deal thanks partly to his agent who got his start in the Bay Area. (Brian Blanco/Bradenton Herald/TNS)

The double agent: Meet the power broker behind Jon Gruden’s $100M deal with Raiders

Around 4:30 p.m. last Sunday afternoon, when the Oakland Raiders were putting…

Jon Gruden is coming to Oakland on a reported $100-million deal thanks partly to his agent who got his start in the Bay Area. (Brian Blanco/Bradenton Herald/TNS)
Stephen Curry, seen here Oct. 17, continued his incredible play since returning from injury against the Houston Rockets on Thursday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know from the Warriors’ frenetic win over the Rockets

Even with Kevin Durant and James Harden missing out, the Golden State…

Stephen Curry, seen here Oct. 17, continued his incredible play since returning from injury against the Houston Rockets on Thursday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry hit the game winner in another incredible performance coming off injury, but it wasn’t all pretty for the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday in Dallas. (Andy Jacobsohn/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

What you need to know from the Warriors’ precarious win over the Mavs

Even after the Golden State Warriors squandered a 10-point advantage in the…

Stephen Curry hit the game winner in another incredible performance coming off injury, but it wasn’t all pretty for the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday in Dallas. (Andy Jacobsohn/Dallas Morning News/TNS)
The Chargers’ Keenan Allen runs for a touchdown after recovering a fumble in the first quarter of Los Angeles’ 30-10 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Just like Sunday’s contest, most of the Raiders were no-shows on Monday when the team was scheduled to be available to the media. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

All quiet on a Raider Black Monday

ALAMEDA — Sitting on the bench directly in front of Derek Carr’s…

The Chargers’ Keenan Allen runs for a touchdown after recovering a fumble in the first quarter of Los Angeles’ 30-10 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Just like Sunday’s contest, most of the Raiders were no-shows on Monday when the team was scheduled to be available to the media. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Jack Del Rio was fired by the Oakland Raiders after they finished the season 6-10 on Sunday. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Takeaways from a wild Week 17: Raiders axe Del Rio after losing big, zero in on Gruden

The Oakland Raiders’ 2017 ended in bizarre fashion on Sunday afternoon. The…

Jack Del Rio was fired by the Oakland Raiders after they finished the season 6-10 on Sunday. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Stephen Curry. shown on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, sprained his right ankle again on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Curry lights up Oracle Arena on 1st day back at school

OAKLAND — On Stephen Curry’s way to Oracle Arena, where he’d drop…

Stephen Curry. shown on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, sprained his right ankle again on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) prepares to shoot during pregame of an NBA basketball game against Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kerr on Curry: ‘I think he’s done everything possible to get himself ready’

OAKALND — With Stephen Curry’s near-month long absence set to conclude, his…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) prepares to shoot during pregame of an NBA basketball game against Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)