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Damian Jones (15) of the Golden State Warriors takes a free throw against of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter on October 12, 2018 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Damian Jones will start at center on Tuesday after a strong performance in preseason finale against Lakers

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Taking…

 

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Lakers edge Warriors in entertaining Las Vegas bout

Shortly after Steve Kerr was discussing the buffets in Las Vegas on…

 

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) blocks a lay up by Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Free Agency: JaVale McGee will reportedly sign with Los Angeles Lakers

JaVale McGee -- one of the keys to the Golden State Warriors'…

 

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) scores a basket against the Houston Rockets during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018.(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Three takeaways from Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee’s JugLife celebrity softball event

Oakland — With two outs in the top of the second inning,…

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) scores a basket against the Houston Rockets during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018.(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones (15) defends Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on March 29, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors will embark on youth movement to remake the bench in 2018

Minutes after the Golden State Warriors secured back-to-back titles and their third…

Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones (15) defends Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on March 29, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) takes the ball to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: Warriors take 3-0 series lead behind a massive night from Kevin Durant

CLEVELAND -- The Golden State Warriors had a lot of warts and…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) takes the ball to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee slams the ball in against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game two of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on June 3, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: JaVale McGee holds LeBron James in check again, adds scoring punch against Cleveland Cavaliers

OAKLAND -- Before Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors…

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee slams the ball in against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game two of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on June 3, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry buries a three-pointer from beyond the arc against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game two of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on June 3, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: Stephen Curry goes off for 16 in fourth quarter as Warriors take 2-0 lead

OAKLAND -- In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James was transcendent.…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry buries a three-pointer from beyond the arc against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game two of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on June 3, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three pointer against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: Iguodala is out, Klay Thompson a game-time decision for Golden State Warriors in Game 2

OAKLAND -- Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (left lateral leg contusion,…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots a three pointer against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 31, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) scores a basket against the Houston Rockets during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018.(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: On a night where LeBron James went off, one man, JaVale McGee, was able to stop him

OAKLAND -- It's took no amount of imagination to think that without…

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) scores a basket against the Houston Rockets during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018.(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry returned to the starting lineup on Friday, but scored just 19 points in the Warriors' loss. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry returned to the starting lineup on Friday, but scored just 19 points in the Warriors' loss. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Center Javale McGee drives to the basket for two as the Golden State Warriors take on the San Antonio Spurs in game one of the opening round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena on April 14, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Old Warriors show up, bully Spurs to open title defense

OAKLAND — Less than an hour before the Golden State Warriors began…

Center Javale McGee drives to the basket for two as the Golden State Warriors take on the San Antonio Spurs in game one of the opening round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena on April 14, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) is challenged by LA Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace (12) at the basket at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on February 22, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

With JaVale rising and Bell returning, Zaza may be out of luck

OAKLAND — With 1:11 left in the opening quarter on Thursday night,…

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) is challenged by LA Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace (12) at the basket at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on February 22, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr got a lot of attention for delegating coaching duties on Monday. But with the buyout market drying up, he also utilized an easy win to get his reserves back in rhythm. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr used automatic win to get Warriors B-team back on track

Lost amid the spectacle that was Steve Kerr handing over the reins…

Steve Kerr got a lot of attention for delegating coaching duties on Monday. But with the buyout market drying up, he also utilized an easy win to get his reserves back in rhythm. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Patrick McCaw has struggled in his sophomore season and will play with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors this weekend. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Trade deadline looms for fringe Warriors

OAKLAND — About 1 p.m. on Wednesday, less than 24 hours before…

Patrick McCaw has struggled in his sophomore season and will play with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors this weekend. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors couldn't overcome a tough travel schedule and win in Denver on Saturday night. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

What you need to know about the Warriors’ late letdown against the Nuggets

The Golden State Warriors stumbled down the stretch against the Denver Nuggets…

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors couldn't overcome a tough travel schedule and win in Denver on Saturday night. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Kevin Durant, seen here Dec. 27, struggled on Tuesday against the Utah Jazz. He finished the game with 17 points and went 0-for-5 from beyond the 3-point line. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know from one of the Warriors’ ugliest losses in years

The Golden State Warriors began their three-game road trip with one of…

Kevin Durant, seen here Dec. 27, struggled on Tuesday against the Utah Jazz. He finished the game with 17 points and went 0-for-5 from beyond the 3-point line. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry, shown on Jan. 3, punctuated his spectacular road trip with a 45-point onslaught on Saturday afternoon. (Andy Jacobsohn/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

What you need to know from the Warriors’ lopsided win over the Clippers

Stephen Curry dropped 45 points on the Los Angeles Clippers and the…

Stephen Curry, shown on Jan. 3, punctuated his spectacular road trip with a 45-point onslaught on Saturday afternoon. (Andy Jacobsohn/Dallas Morning News/TNS)
Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant (35)  signals to his teammates during a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Detroit Pistons in Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Sunday, October 29, 2017. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors weather late storm to conclude club’s 1st 6-0 road trip

Kevin Durant produced such a virtuoso performance that Stephen Curry had to…

Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant (35)  signals to his teammates during a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Detroit Pistons in Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Sunday, October 29, 2017. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here Dec. 3, was ejected from Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

Warriors roar back from being down 21 but Curry sprains ankle

The Golden State Warriors surmounted a 21-point first-half deficit but lost Stephen…

Kevin Durant, seen here Dec. 3, was ejected from Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)