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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 Steph Curry celebrates after hitting a 3-point basket against the Minnesota Timberberwolves at Chase Center on Jan. 25. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for the week of Jan. 31, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry celebrates after hitting a 3-point basket against the Minnesota Timberberwolves at Chase Center on Jan. 25. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dons overcome slow start, flatten Santa Clara in second half

A slow start, an ankle injury to Khalil Shabazz and a 17-2…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

USF bounces back with strong second half to defeat Portland 88-64

Five days removed from allowing a season-high 85 points to Gonzaga, the…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers tip-off to the season home opener at Chase Center on January 1, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

No fans, no joy at Chase Center Friday for Warriors

Golden State falls 123-98 to Portland Trailblazers

Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers tip-off to the season home opener at Chase Center on January 1, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
The Golden State Warriors stand to improve in 2021, given the return of superstar Steph Curry, who rarely played in 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Golden State Warriors stand to improve in 2021, given the return of superstar Steph Curry, who rarely played in 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/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)
Junior guard Walter Lum earlier this season. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Lick-Wilmerding advances to quarterfinals

Teams coming off a five-hour bus trip often start the game rusty.…

Junior guard Walter Lum earlier this season. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Mission finishes perfect season in league play, looks ahead to playoffs

Tuesday night’s game at Mission was more of a coronation than a…

PAL basketball tournament roundup

SAN MATEO — After splitting the regular-season series, with the home team…

SFPD plays basketball at June Jordan High after responding to false alarm

San Francisco Police Department officers responded to June Jordan School for Equity…

Chase Center, the Warriors’ highly anticipated waterfront arena in San Francisco, is on pace to open for the beginning of the 2019-20 NBA season. (Courtesy Chase Center)

Warriors arena plan back in court over effort to build in Mission Bay

Oral arguments are expected to be heard Wednesday in the appeal of…

Chase Center, the Warriors’ highly anticipated waterfront arena in San Francisco, is on pace to open for the beginning of the 2019-20 NBA season. (Courtesy Chase Center)
In this May 26, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant watches during the closing minutes of the second half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. Durant and others are ready to decide their NBA futures, with free agency beginning Friday, July 1, 2016. Teams have more cap room than ever, meaning this could be one of the more highly anticipated periods in league history.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Kevin Durant announces he will join Golden State Warriors

Kevin Durant decided his best chance for "growth" means leaving his beloved…

In this May 26, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant watches during the closing minutes of the second half in Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. Durant and others are ready to decide their NBA futures, with free agency beginning Friday, July 1, 2016. Teams have more cap room than ever, meaning this could be one of the more highly anticipated periods in league history.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
(S.F. Examiner file photo)

How to buy Warriors tickets for Game 7 of NBA Finals

Tickets for Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals at Oakland's Oracle…

(S.F. Examiner file photo)
Draymond Green and LeBron James had a dustup in Game 4 of the NBA finals. (Ron Schwane/AP)

Warriors’ Draymond Green suspended for Game 5

Golden State star Draymond Green has been suspended for Game 5 of…

Draymond Green and LeBron James had a dustup in Game 4 of the NBA finals. (Ron Schwane/AP)
In this March 23, 2016 file photo, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr smiles as his team plays the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Oakland, Calif. Steve Kerr is the NBA's coach of the year, after leading to the Golden State Warriors to the best regular season record in league history.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Warriors’ Steve Kerr wins Coach of the Year

Steve Kerr is the NBA's coach of the year, after leading to…

In this March 23, 2016 file photo, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr smiles as his team plays the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Oakland, Calif. Steve Kerr is the NBA's coach of the year, after leading to the Golden State Warriors to the best regular season record in league history.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
In this Sunday, April 24, 2016 photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry carries popcorn as he limps out of the Toyota Center after Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoff series against the Houston Rockets, in Houston. Golden State's record-setting run toward a second consecutive NBA championship may come down to an MRI on the sprained right knee of Stephen Curry. The NBA's reigning MVP missed the second half of a win over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 on Sunday and was expected to have the medical test later Monday. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Stephen Curry out at least 2 weeks with sprained right knee

Stephen Curry will miss at least two weeks for Golden State with…

In this Sunday, April 24, 2016 photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry carries popcorn as he limps out of the Toyota Center after Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoff series against the Houston Rockets, in Houston. Golden State's record-setting run toward a second consecutive NBA championship may come down to an MRI on the sprained right knee of Stephen Curry. The NBA's reigning MVP missed the second half of a win over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 on Sunday and was expected to have the medical test later Monday. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Warriors to celebrate 2015 championship at the White House

The Golden State Warriors will take a trip to the White House…

Cavaliers staggered by blowout loss to champion Warriors

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's locker room finally opened nearly 25 minutes after…