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Jared Goff said on the eve of the draft that he expects to be compared to Carson Wentz for the rest of his career. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Goff knows his career will be linked to Wentz’s

Soon-to-be top pick Jared Goff said Wednesday he’s excited for the NFL…

Jared Goff said on the eve of the draft that he expects to be compared to Carson Wentz for the rest of his career. (Darron Cummings/AP)
Even with the MVP yukking it up on the bench in a suit, the Rockets couldn't slow down the Warriors' other stars like Draymond Green. (Ben Margot/AP)

Warriors send hapless Rockets home with Curry wearing a suit coat

The next round won’t be this easy. It can’t be. The Warriors…

Even with the MVP yukking it up on the bench in a suit, the Rockets couldn't slow down the Warriors' other stars like Draymond Green. (Ben Margot/AP)
Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson, left, passes the ball as Houston Rockets' Donatas Motiejunas watches during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Curry hurts knee but Warriors beat Rockets 121-94 in Game 4

HOUSTON — Stephen Curry sat on the bench with his head in…

Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson, left, passes the ball as Houston Rockets' Donatas Motiejunas watches during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry heads off the court and to the locker room at the start of the second half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on  Sunday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Curry to have MRI Monday on his sprained his right knee

HOUSTON — Golden State's Stephen Curry will have an MRI on Monday…

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry heads off the court and to the locker room at the start of the second half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on  Sunday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Stephen Curry sat out Game 2, and in all likelihood, the Warriors won’t need him to win their series against the Rockets. (Ben Margot/AP)

Curry improves, remains questionable for Game 3

HOUSTON — Stephen Curry’s sprained right ankle is feeling better but he…

Stephen Curry sat out Game 2, and in all likelihood, the Warriors won’t need him to win their series against the Rockets. (Ben Margot/AP)
The Warriors made a statement on Monday by sitting Stephen Curry and still dominating the Houston Rockets. (Ben Margot/AP)

Houston has a problem

OAKLAND — Dwight Howard downplays any perceived discord on the court for…

The Warriors made a statement on Monday by sitting Stephen Curry and still dominating the Houston Rockets. (Ben Margot/AP)
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, center, and coach Steve Kerr smile during a timeout during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Monday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Warriors win without Curry in Game 2, beat Rockets 115-106

OAKLAND — As Stephen Curry emphatically waved his arms to ignite the…

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, center, and coach Steve Kerr smile during a timeout during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Monday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Klay Thompson (11) led in scoring against the Houston Rockets on Monday night in Stephen Curry's absence. The Warriors won, 115-106. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

With Steph, without Steph, Warriors win as a team

They missed Steph Curry. What, you thought the Warriors wouldn’t? But the…

Klay Thompson (11) led in scoring against the Houston Rockets on Monday night in Stephen Curry's absence. The Warriors won, 115-106. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
It remains unclear whether Stephen Curry will be able to play on Monday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Curry remains questionable for Game 2

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors are preparing to play without NBA…

It remains unclear whether Stephen Curry will be able to play on Monday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Patrick Beverley, left, took a cheap shot at Stephen Curry on Saturday. The Warriors will beat the Rockets either way, so the Dubs might as well sit Curry to protect him from further injury. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Best to sit Curry, discourage dirty Houston Rockets

The first games of playoff series are supposed to be statement games,…

Patrick Beverley, left, took a cheap shot at Stephen Curry on Saturday. The Warriors will beat the Rockets either way, so the Dubs might as well sit Curry to protect him from further injury. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry and Patrick Beverley get into a skirmish on the court during the first game of the 2016 NBA Playoffs between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena. Warriors GM Bob Myers, far left, looks on nervously. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors dominate Rockets despite Curry tweaking ankle

OAKLAND — The goal of winning 73 has been replaced by 16, and…

Stephen Curry and Patrick Beverley get into a skirmish on the court during the first game of the 2016 NBA Playoffs between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena. Warriors GM Bob Myers, far left, looks on nervously. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry sat on the bench for the second straight night with a bruised lower leg Thursday, as the Warriors took down the Houston Rockets 114-110 at the Toyota Center. Curry could return to play as soon as Saturday. (David J. Phillip/AP)

For Curry, health trumps all now

He may play basketball like he’s supernatural, or E.T. on PEDs, but…

Stephen Curry sat on the bench for the second straight night with a bruised lower leg Thursday, as the Warriors took down the Houston Rockets 114-110 at the Toyota Center. Curry could return to play as soon as Saturday. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, front, fields pass as Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay, center, defends during the first half Sunday in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Warriors savoring historic run

DENVER — Who’s counting? The Warriors certainly are. The wins are piling…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, front, fields pass as Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay, center, defends during the first half Sunday in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Stephen Curry, left, will face Ty Lawson and his new team, the Houston Rockets, in a rematch of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Mouthy Lawson awaits Curry

The Warriors are headed to Houston for a date with the Rockets…

Stephen Curry, left, will face Ty Lawson and his new team, the Houston Rockets, in a rematch of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)
Head coach Steve Kerr is expected to rejoin the Warriors in Southern California during the team’s upcoming road trip.

Kerr, Warriors take turn for better

Maybe it was the good news on the Steve Kerr front. Or…

Head coach Steve Kerr is expected to rejoin the Warriors in Southern California during the team’s upcoming road trip.
AP Photo/Ben MargotHouston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and center Clint Capela (15) try to get to a loose ball over Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland

Balls: Warriors coaches defuse blasted Rockets

Houston Rockets loose cannon James Harden was so bad in the final…

AP Photo/Ben MargotHouston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and center Clint Capela (15) try to get to a loose ball over Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland
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Ben Margot/APRockets guard James Harden struggled during Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors defense.

Spander: Mysterious Harden bows out with abysmal (13 turnovers) night

OAKLAND — There they were, the MVP and the almost MVP, hugging.…

Ben Margot/APRockets guard James Harden struggled during Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors defense.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe league may be getting a little too 3-pointer happy

Balls: Three-point contests have got to go

That wasn't a playoff game the Warriors lost in Houston on Monday…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe league may be getting a little too 3-pointer happy
David J. Phillip/AP File photoWith question marks surrounding the status of MVP Stephen Curry

Barry: Warriors poised to get it done

I am not a gambler. I don't like games of chance. I…

David J. Phillip/AP File photoWith question marks surrounding the status of MVP Stephen Curry