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Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson (24) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors expect Cavs to change gameplan — Cleveland vet disagrees

OAKLAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers said after Game 1 that it was…

 

Draymond Green played well in Game 7 on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to overcome the LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

In the grand scheme, Game 7 loss a mere setback to Dubs’ dynasty dreams

The Golden State Warriors went from potentially the greatest of all time…

 

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors came up short in their quest to become the greatest NBA team of all time. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Mission unaccomplished: Warriors fall to Cavs in Game 7

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors were the subject of another historic…

 

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks on the floor during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Fans’ faith not enough against rejuvenated Cavs

The crowd had come for a coronation, a celebration, an evening of…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks on the floor during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving splits Klay Thompson, left, and Festus Ezeli during his game-high 41-point performance to lead the Cavs over the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Irving’s 41-point performance gives Cleveland new life

OAKLAND — Delay the parade. Temporarily, at least. With Draymond Green across…

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving splits Klay Thompson, left, and Festus Ezeli during his game-high 41-point performance to lead the Cavs over the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Stephen Curry shot the Warriors to a 3-1 series lead on Friday. (Tony Dejak/AP)

Return of the Splash

CLEVELAND — Stephen Curry got back to dropping deep shots, chomping on…

Stephen Curry shot the Warriors to a 3-1 series lead on Friday. (Tony Dejak/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)
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)
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)