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Stephen Curry is not going to let any slight slide. (Ron Schwane/AP)

Newton’s other law: Warriors in 5

Stephen Curry has no tolerance for your jokes online. The back-to-back MVP…

Stephen Curry is not going to let any slight slide. (Ron Schwane/AP)
Draymond Green and LeBron James had a dustup in Game 4 of the NBA finals. (Ron Schwane/AP)

More Green nonsense arises as Warriors take 3-1 series lead

CLEVELAND — This is a day the Warriors and their fans should be…

Draymond Green and LeBron James had a dustup in Game 4 of the NBA finals. (Ron Schwane/AP)
A man cheers after walking through an inflatable shark outside SAP Center before the start of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Monday, June 6, 2016. (Eric Risberg/AP)

San Who-Dey Is Big Loser in Stanley Cup Final

CLEVELAND - There are a number of real hockey markets that deserve…

A man cheers after walking through an inflatable shark outside SAP Center before the start of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Monday, June 6, 2016. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Stephen Curry played so poorly in Game 3, head coach Steve Kerr at one point asked him if he was feeling OK. (Tony Dejak/AP)

Dubs need Curry to be King

It’s your turn to step up, Stephen Curry, Mr. Unanimous Most Valuable…

Stephen Curry played so poorly in Game 3, head coach Steve Kerr at one point asked him if he was feeling OK. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Stephen Curry sits on the bench during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Tony Dejak/AP)

‘Soft’ Warriors learn hard way in blowout loss

CLEVELAND — The Warriors had the Cleveland Cavaliers in more than a…

Stephen Curry sits on the bench during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Cleveland fans didn't have a lot to cheer in the first two games of the NBA Finals. (Phil Long/AP)

Warriors aim to break streak of lost Game 3s

Don’t expect the rest of the NBA Finals to play anything like…

Cleveland fans didn't have a lot to cheer in the first two games of the NBA Finals. (Phil Long/AP)
A trainer checks on Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, bottom, as forward LeBron James (23) and guard Kyrie Irving watch during the first half of a Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 5, 2016. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Love’s status uncertain for Game 3

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love was cleared to fly. His playing status remains…

A trainer checks on Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, bottom, as forward LeBron James (23) and guard Kyrie Irving watch during the first half of a Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 5, 2016. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green celebrates during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Draymond assumes role of star in latest installment of Warriors’ tour de force

Strength in numbers, indeed. If it isn’t Steph, it’s Klay. If it…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green celebrates during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and forward Andre Iguodala (9) celebrate during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Dubs submit all-time performance to take 2-0 series lead

OAKLAND — Golden State Warriors fans have gotten accustomed to what happened…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and forward Andre Iguodala (9) celebrate during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Harrison Barnes and the Golden State Warriors just might have stolen Game 1 of the NBA Finals from the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

What will it be, Dubs — short series or long one?

Thoughts on Game 2 of the NBA Finals while Balls tries to…

Harrison Barnes and the Golden State Warriors just might have stolen Game 1 of the NBA Finals from the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. (Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool)

Iguodala emerges as star of series opener

So why should we be surprised by anything — and that’s anything…

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. (Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool)
Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Livingston paces Dubs in drubbing of Cavs

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors didn’t win 73 regular season games…

Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Stephen Curry dunks during practice on Wednesday. The Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Champs face tougher challenge in LeBron, Cavs this time

You wanted it. ABC wanted it. The NBA sure as heck wanted…

Stephen Curry dunks during practice on Wednesday. The Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Klay Thompson has been one of the best players in this postseason. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Klay Thompson poised to be the key to Dubs repeat

OAKLAND — On paper, the NBA Finals matchup is the same as…

Klay Thompson has been one of the best players in this postseason. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
LeBron James and others had jokes on Wednesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Players, coaches keep it loose day before Finals

The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers met with the media…

LeBron James and others had jokes on Wednesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
LeBron James and Stephen Curry headline a repeat of last year's finals. (Tony Dejak/AP)

NBA Finals tale of the tape: Warriors vs. Cavs part 2

After completing the best regular season in history, the Golden State Warriors…

LeBron James and Stephen Curry headline a repeat of last year's finals. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams during the second half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Curry punishes OKC big men, Dubs advance

OAKLAND — The days of successfully switching a big man onto Stephen…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams during the second half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Familiar feeling returns to Warriors fans at Oracle

It was Steph. It was defense. It was Shaun. It was the…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The excitement of the NBA Playoffs can finally get under way with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors ready to do battle in the Western Conference Finals. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

’Bout time: NBA needs Thunder-Warriors clash

OK, now that the jayvee games are over finally, can we start…

The excitement of the NBA Playoffs can finally get under way with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors ready to do battle in the Western Conference Finals. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Gregg Popovich and most NBA fans were dismayed with the way Game 1 of that series ended. But, it’s all business as usual for the league. (Eric Gay/AP)

NBA or WWE? Blown calls leave many to wonder again

For the longest time, Balls wasn’t into conspiracy theories. Preposterous, it thought…

Gregg Popovich and most NBA fans were dismayed with the way Game 1 of that series ended. But, it’s all business as usual for the league. (Eric Gay/AP)