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The Houston Rockets shouldn't count on Stephen Curry to have a second off night when the Warriors return home to Oracle Arena on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Gorcey: It’s a fool’s bet to wager against the Warriors

Stephen Curry had just finished the second of his worst two shooting…

 

Klay Thompson, seen here on April 12, 2018, grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: Houston Rockets showed toughness, grit in Game 2; what can we expect in Game 3?

Before Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Houston Rockets head coach…

 

Kevin Durant, seen here on March 30, 2018, scored 29 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals in Houston. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Western Conference Finals: Golden State Warriors steal Game 1 behind Kevin Durant

HOUSTON — When Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was pulled from…

 

Klay Thompson, seen here on April 12, 2018, grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: Golden State Warriors Keys to the Western Conference Finals

Over the weekend, I’m not going to need any caffeine to wake…

Klay Thompson, seen here on April 12, 2018, grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Jordan Bell (2) attempts to block a lay up by Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr accidentally tweets about James Harden, reportedly avoids fine

SACRAMENTO — Steve Kerr made a critical-yet-common mistake that wasn't possible when…

Golden State Warriors forward Jordan Bell (2) attempts to block a lay up by Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a floater against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors aren’t sweating the rising Rockets

OAKLAND — Apprised of the fact that the Houston Rockets are a…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a floater against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Even with the addition of Chris Paul, the Golden State Warriors are blocking James Harden and the Houston Rockets’ path to the NBA Finals. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

CP3 or not, Rockets chasing tails in pursuit of Dubs

Hey, give the Houston Rockets some credit for effort, anyway. While most…

Even with the addition of Chris Paul, the Golden State Warriors are blocking James Harden and the Houston Rockets’ path to the NBA Finals. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here on May 4. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Forget James Harden — Kevin Durant is the real MVP now

Quick — somebody allow me a rewrite of history. There has been a…

Kevin Durant, seen here on May 4. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Klay Thompson (center) was recently criticized by Jason Terry (not pictured) for not being as good as James Harden (left). Nevermind that Thompson outplayed Harden in the 2016 NBA Playoffs. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Klay-brained Jason Terry starts NBA season in style

The NBA regular practice season is only days away, and you know…

Klay Thompson (center) was recently criticized by Jason Terry (not pictured) for not being as good as James Harden (left). Nevermind that Thompson outplayed Harden in the 2016 NBA Playoffs. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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)
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)
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)
Bettors love the even-year theory, making the Giants the team with the most money wagered on it to win the World Series. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Gamblers love the Giants in even years, too

GIANT EXPECTATIONS They’re no sure thing with a cast of new faces…

Bettors love the even-year theory, making the Giants the team with the most money wagered on it to win the World Series. (Jeff Chiu/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
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)
Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton, center, confers with players during a time out against the Denver Nuggets in the game Sunday. Golden State won 118-105. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Proud Warriors disprove the haters

The Vindication Tour rolls on with a vengeance. The Warriors made history…

Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton, center, confers with players during a time out against the Denver Nuggets in the game Sunday. Golden State won 118-105. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York talks to reporters during a break of the NFL owners meeting in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (Richard Drew/AP)

Impeach York? Write on

It sure stinks to be a 49ers’ fan these days. Your team…

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York talks to reporters during a break of the NFL owners meeting in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (Richard Drew/AP)