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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) handles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 16, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

4 things to watch for in the NBA Finals that are finally here

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors experienced an eight-day layover before their…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) handles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 16, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a three pointer against the Utah Jazz during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

How does Warriors-Cavs rank as an all-time NBA rivalry?

Highly — but don’t ask LeBron, Steph about it OAKLAND — When…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a three pointer against the Utah Jazz during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are on a crash course for the NBA Finals. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Are Cavs, Warriors too good for NBA’s own good?

It’s not often that TNT blowhard Charles Barkley has something good to…

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are on a crash course for the NBA Finals. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Could the Cavs' Kevin Love be on the move? The Warriors say they don't care. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors can’t help but listen to trade rumors flying around Cavs

OAKLAND — Ask Draymond Green about the trade rumors swirling around the Cleveland…

Could the Cavs' Kevin Love be on the move? The Warriors say they don't care. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Former Golden State Warriors center Anderson Varejao (18) plays defense against the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 23, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors shuffle roster: In with Briante, out with Andy V

Leaving as he came, Anderson Varejao was waived by the Golden State…

Former Golden State Warriors center Anderson Varejao (18) plays defense against the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 23, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Not even a questionable flagrant foul on Draymond Green could derail the Warriors on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors beat brakes off Cavs, Steve Kerr slams brakes on its importance

OAKLAND — LeBron James played his role to perfection when he saw…

Not even a questionable flagrant foul on Draymond Green could derail the Warriors on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) draws a foul by Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver (26) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 28, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Stephen Curry says Cavs’ acquisition of Kyle Korver means nothing to Warriors

OAKLAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers will have a new weapon when they visit…

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) draws a foul by Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver (26) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 28, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Quicken Arena on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Kyrie Irving, Cavs teach the Warriors a lesson on Christmas

Closer look at some of the Dubs best moments from today's matchup…

Quicken Arena on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Transcript of Steve Kerr’s comments before Christmas game vs. Cleveland

Golden State head coach addresses Cavs rivalry, Steph's slump and more CLEVELAND…

Steve Kerr (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Golden State Warriors were selected to win the 2017 NBA Finals by GMs in the league. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors picked to win it all by NBA GMs

NBA general managers, they’re just like us! At least when it comes…

The Golden State Warriors were selected to win the 2017 NBA Finals by GMs in the league. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Adam Silver suggested Kevin Durant teaming up with the Warriors was wrong. He must not be paying attention to his own league’s history. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Warriors are too good? Silver needs to do his homework

So Adam Silver doesn’t like the idea of a Warriors super team,…

Adam Silver suggested Kevin Durant teaming up with the Warriors was wrong. He must not be paying attention to his own league’s history. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
The Warriors will bring Shaun Livingston back for the final year of his contract. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Report: Livingston’s spot with Warriors is safe

Golden State Warriors super sub Shaun Livingston will be back with the…

The Warriors will bring Shaun Livingston back for the final year of his contract. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
They didn't win it all, but Stephen Curry and the 73 Dubs should always be remembered as great. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

It’s still a good day to be a Warriors fan

The 2015-16 Golden State Warriors ended their season as victims of their…

They didn't win it all, but Stephen Curry and the 73 Dubs should always be remembered as great. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Draymond Green played well in Game 7 on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to overcome the LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

In the grand scheme, Game 7 loss a mere setback to Dubs’ dynasty dreams

The Golden State Warriors went from potentially the greatest of all time…

Draymond Green played well in Game 7 on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to overcome the LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors came up short in their quest to become the greatest NBA team of all time. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Mission unaccomplished: Warriors fall to Cavs in Game 7

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors were the subject of another historic…

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors came up short in their quest to become the greatest NBA team of all time. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dunks against the Golden State Warriors during Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland on Friday. (Bob Donnan/Pool Photo via AP)

High stakes for Warriors, Cavaliers in Game 7 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry knows that the record-setting 73 wins, awards and…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dunks against the Golden State Warriors during Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland on Friday. (Bob Donnan/Pool Photo via AP)
Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Thursday, June 16, 2016. (Ron Schwane/AP)

Curry remarks are no fix for Warriors’ problems

OK, Charles Barkley, are you happy now? How ’bout you, Doc Rivers?…

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Thursday, June 16, 2016. (Ron Schwane/AP)
Draymond Green took the blame for the Warriors losing Game 5. (Tony Dejak/AP)

Draymond free, Bogut out

Draymond Green will be back for Game 6. Andrew Bogut will not.…

Draymond Green took the blame for the Warriors losing Game 5. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks on the floor during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Fans’ faith not enough against rejuvenated Cavs

The crowd had come for a coronation, a celebration, an evening of…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks on the floor during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving splits Klay Thompson, left, and Festus Ezeli during his game-high 41-point performance to lead the Cavs over the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Irving’s 41-point performance gives Cleveland new life

OAKLAND — Delay the parade. Temporarily, at least. With Draymond Green across…

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving splits Klay Thompson, left, and Festus Ezeli during his game-high 41-point performance to lead the Cavs over the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)