Cleveland Cavaliers

The Rockets, led by James Harden, are undefeated against the Warrriors this season — but there still isn’t any reason for concern for the odds-on favorites. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A comprehensive rundown of the teams that could challenge the Warriors’ supremacy — but won’t

The Golden State Warriors are 0-1. Putting that relatively meaningless binary distinction…

The Rockets, led by James Harden, are undefeated against the Warrriors this season — but there still isn’t any reason for concern for the odds-on favorites. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A Golden State Warriors fan celebrates a Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) three pointer during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors get their way with schedule for title defense

The Golden State Warriors play their first game, defending their title second…

A Golden State Warriors fan celebrates a Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) three pointer during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a basket as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) looks on during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steph roasts LeBron — babies miss the point, get mad online

Stephen Curry is a two-time NBA MVP, a two-time NBA Champion, a…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a basket as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) looks on during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) celebrates the Golden State Warriors becoming NBA Champions after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Andre Iguodala plays critical role in Dubs title — again

OAKLAND — Kevin Durant was the clear choice for Finals MVP, but…

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) celebrates the Golden State Warriors becoming NBA Champions after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Sweet redemption: Warriors become first Bay Area team to win title at home since 1974

OAKLAND — Now inevitability was about to become reality. Fewer  than four…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Confetti falls as the Golden State Warriors celebrate beating the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals to become NBA Champions at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors complete most successful NBA playoffs run in history

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry dribbled out the shot clock in the final…

Confetti falls as the Golden State Warriors celebrate beating the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals to become NBA Champions at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a foul called while defending Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors redeem themselves against Cavs, win second title in last three years

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry dribbled out the clock of Game 5 of…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a foul called while defending Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Draymond stands by his comments saying people from Cleveland aren’t sharp

OAKLAND — Draymond Green gets a positive reception in two NBA markets:…

Draymond Green. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and Draymond Green react after a first quarter foul call in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)

Cavaliers end Warriors’ pursuit of a perfect postseason

CLEVELAND — The Golden State Warriors took the Cleveland Cavaliers’ best punch…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and Draymond Green react after a first quarter foul call in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green argues with Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James while Stephen Curry shoots foul shots during the second quarter in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.  (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal)

Cavs beat Warriors by going bonkers from deep, an unsustainable approach

CLEVELAND — Going 16-0 in the postseason was never the goal for…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green argues with Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James while Stephen Curry shoots foul shots during the second quarter in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.  (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal)
The Cleveland Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert is hammered inside by the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant during the fourth quarter on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Warriors won, 118-113, for a 3-0 series lead. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

KD drains cold-blooded 3, snatches souls of Cavs fans everywhere

CLEVELAND — Midwesterners view sports differently than Californians. Sure, West Coast fans are…

The Cleveland Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert is hammered inside by the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant during the fourth quarter on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Warriors won, 118-113, for a 3-0 series lead. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)
Steph Curry. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Steph Curry. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Who will win their first Finals MVP this year? Kevin Durant is leading the race right now, but Stephen Curry could win it with a big Game 4. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Who is the Warriors’ Finals MVP?

CLEVELAND — Soon, the Golden State Warriors will win their second title…

Who will win their first Finals MVP this year? Kevin Durant is leading the race right now, but Stephen Curry could win it with a big Game 4. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a basket as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) looks on during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cavs have no answers for Steph and KD, again

OAKLAND — Less than three minutes into the second half of the…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a basket as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) looks on during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr calls out plays during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Return of Kerr, Klay’s shooting are welcome sights for Warriors

OAKLAND — One of them hadn’t been seen. The other hadn’t been…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr calls out plays during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a loss against the Golden State Warriors during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors can’t stop LeBron, settle for Cavs teammates

OAKLAND — How do you stop LeBron James, the unstoppable force of…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a loss against the Golden State Warriors during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles behind his back as Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert (4) reaches for the ball during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors claim 2-0 lead in Finals thanks to yet another 3rd-quarter burst

OAKLAND — Less than three minutes into the second half of the Golden…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles behind his back as Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert (4) reaches for the ball during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr will be back on the sidelines for the Golden State Warriors. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors get Steve Kerr back for Game 2 of the NBA Finals

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr will be back on the sidelines for the…

Steve Kerr will be back on the sidelines for the Golden State Warriors. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Lue on Kerr: 'It's just great to see him back'

Lue on Kerr: ‘It’s just great to see him back’

OAKLAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers will be facing yet another hurdle as…

Lue on Kerr: 'It's just great to see him back'
Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson (24) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors expect Cavs to change gameplan — Cleveland vet disagrees

OAKLAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers said after Game 1 that it was…

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson (24) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)