Damian Lillard

Kevin Durant scored 40 points on Friday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know from the Warriors missed chance to catch the Rockets

For the second time in as many trips to the Moda Center,…

 

Kevin Durant netted 50 points on Wednesday, but the Golden State Warriors couldn’t beat the Portland Trail Blazers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know from Kevin Durant’s wasted 50-point outing in Portland

Not even Kevin Durant playing with a cheat code could save the…

 

Refs break up a Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers get in a tussle at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 21, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors have plenty of margin for error, Blazers don’t

OAKLAND — After being eliminated in Game 5 of the second round…

 

The Golden State Warriors have always played well at the Moda Center. That trend continued Tuesday night. (David Heiling/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors submit first complete performance of new season in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s been a balancing act of sorts for the new-look…

The Golden State Warriors have always played well at the Moda Center. That trend continued Tuesday night. (David Heiling/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Damian Lillard after playing the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Playoffs. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland native, Damian Lillard, drops debut album

Damian Lillard is many things: A top-10 point guard in the NBA. A…

Damian Lillard after playing the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Playoffs. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates after scoring against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half Wednesday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Seasoned Warriors vanquish Portland’s band of upstarts

OAKLAND — The big-little brother dynamic is alive and well in the…

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates after scoring against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half Wednesday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Let Draymond Green tell it, and the Golden State Warriors' series with the Portland Trail Blazers won't last much longer. (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP)

Extra rest on Dubs’ horizon as long as they take care of business today

The Western Conference Finals everyone’s been expecting since the Golden State Warriors…

Let Draymond Green tell it, and the Golden State Warriors' series with the Portland Trail Blazers won't last much longer. (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP)
San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford has been named the NBA's executive of the year, the league announced Monday, May 9, 2016. It's the second time Buford has received the honor. He previously won it in the 2013-14 season. (Eric Gay/AP File)

2016’s most contentious award: Executive of the Year

Bob Myers was so effective crafting the 73 Dubs two offseasons ago,…

San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford has been named the NBA's executive of the year, the league announced Monday, May 9, 2016. It's the second time Buford has received the honor. He previously won it in the 2013-14 season. (Eric Gay/AP File)
Oakland native Damian Lillard had plenty to celebrate in Game 3, when he scored 40 points — going eight-for-13 from 3-point range — with 10 assists and five rebounds. (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP)

Blazers roll over Warriors, make it a series

PORTLAND, Ore. — After outplaying the Golden State Warriors for the first…

Oakland native Damian Lillard had plenty to celebrate in Game 3, when he scored 40 points — going eight-for-13 from 3-point range — with 10 assists and five rebounds. (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP)
It's been a tough series for Damian Lillard so far. The series returns to Portland where he'll ensure his team isn't swept. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

#They might be Warriors

Oakland native and Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard loves it when you…

It's been a tough series for Damian Lillard so far. The series returns to Portland where he'll ensure his team isn't swept. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) drives to the basket during the first half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool)

Warriors complete Herculean comeback, take 2-0 series lead

OAKLAND — It certainly wasn’t boring. Before Tuesday, the last six contests…

Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) drives to the basket during the first half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool)
In Stephen Curry’s absence, Klay Thompson led all scorers with 37 points on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Thompson hit seven 3-pointers for the third-straight game. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Klay and Dray’s day: Warriors’ other stars ensure 1-0 series lead over Portland

OAKLAND — It wasn’t supposed to get easier. Sure, the Golden State…

In Stephen Curry’s absence, Klay Thompson led all scorers with 37 points on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Thompson hit seven 3-pointers for the third-straight game. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Can you even tell these men apart? You might be surprised to find out one is Raiders owner Mark Davis and the other is international superstar David Beckham. But to the naked eye, they might as well be twins. (John Lochner/AP)

Viva Las Raid-as

Raiders owner Mark Davis told a stadium commission Thursday that not only…

Can you even tell these men apart? You might be surprised to find out one is Raiders owner Mark Davis and the other is international superstar David Beckham. But to the naked eye, they might as well be twins. (John Lochner/AP)
Saint Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli looks up at the scoreboard in a game against Virginia Commonwealth during the championship game of the Atlantic 10 men's tournament. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Saint Joseph’s coach didn’t waste his time scouting Pac-12

Saint Joseph’s men’s basketball coach Phil Martelli is like your East Coast…

Saint Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli looks up at the scoreboard in a game against Virginia Commonwealth during the championship game of the Atlantic 10 men's tournament. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, and Andre Iguodala celebrate a score against the Portland Trail Blazers during Friday's game in Oakland. (Ben Margot/AP)

Threes rain as Warriors exact revenge on Blazers

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Klay Thompson had 37 and the…

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, and Andre Iguodala celebrate a score against the Portland Trail Blazers during Friday's game in Oakland. (Ben Margot/AP)
Klay Thompson looks to pass the ball during a U.S. men’s basketball team intrasquad game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (David Becker/2015 AP

Klay Thompson, Draymond Green no lock for Olympics

In another Olympic sport, the U.S. might be dreaming of a gold-silver-bronze…

Klay Thompson looks to pass the ball during a U.S. men’s basketball team intrasquad game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (David Becker/2015 AP
Ross D. Franklin/AP file photoBlazers guard Damian Lillard

Oakland's Lillard replaces Clippers' Griffin in All-Star Game

NEW YORK — Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been added to…

Ross D. Franklin/AP file photoBlazers guard Damian Lillard