Kevin Durant

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)

NBA Playoffs: Houston Rockets ride P.J. Tucker to even series with Golden State Warriors

HOUSTON -- When asked what Stephen Curry meant when he said the…

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)
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…

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)
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)
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)

Golden State Warriors advance to Western Conference Finals behind third-quarter blitz

OAKLAND — Less than two minutes into the third quarter, after Kevin…

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)
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala celebrates a three pointer against the San Antonio Spurs during Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on April 16, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors: Gentry calls Warriors ‘Death Lineup’ the Jackson Five

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMY3BfXTchY&width=640&height=360[/embedyt] OAKLAND -- Before Tuesday's Game 5 of the Western Conference…

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala celebrates a three pointer against the San Antonio Spurs during Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on April 16, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Klay Thompson, seen here on April 12, 2018, grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors: Klay Thompson is Golden State’s bridge over troubled waters in Western Conference Semifinal Game 5

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWpfLnmh6Ew&width=500&height=281[/embedyt] OAKLAND -- As Stephen Curry flicked an up-ahead behind-the-head pass…

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

Warriors take commanding 3-1 series lead behind Death Lineup in New Orleans

Steve Kerr has sent out three different starting lineups in the first…

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)
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)

Stephen Curry Injury: Golden State Warriors guard cleared for game 2 against New Orleans Pelicans

OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors have officially announced that guard Stephen…

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 leaves the floor after being ejected in the first half of the Golden State Warriors' 116-107 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors officially surrender No. 1 seed on Kevin Durant’s short night

OAKLAND — After missing the previous six games, Kevin Durant’s return to…

Kevin Durant leaves the floor after being ejected in the first half of the Golden State Warriors' 116-107 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry will be back in action for the Warriors on Friday, barring any unforeseen setbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors ‘comfortable’ in belief they’ll find rhythm for playoffs

The Golden State Warriors are in an interesting position: They’re hurt with…

Stephen Curry will be back in action for the Warriors on Friday, barring any unforeseen setbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry pushes the ball down the court against the LA Clippers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on February 22, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Homecourt advantage doesn’t matter, Warriors getting Steph healthy is top priority

The Golden State Warriors are having another fantastic season, well on their…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry pushes the ball down the court against the LA Clippers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on February 22, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry's, seen here Feb. 24, absence in Sunday's game against the Houston Rockets was strongly felt. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know after another loss for the Curry-less Warriors

The undermanned Golden State Warriors wilted down the stretch and fell further…

Stephen Curry's, seen here Feb. 24, absence in Sunday's game against the Houston Rockets was strongly felt. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)
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 scored 40 points on Friday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant took over after Stephen Curry went down with an injury on Thursday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Another ankle injury for Stephen Curry casts shadow over Warriors’ win and future

OAKLAND — Before the Golden State Warriors’ 110-107 win over the San…

Kevin Durant took over after Stephen Curry went down with an injury on Thursday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Andre Iguodala wasn’t here for the low period of the Warriors. But he’s been an important part of the franchise’s rise in recent years. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors hit 50-win plateau for 5th consecutive season

OAKLAND — Near the close of the opening quarter on Tuesday night,…

Andre Iguodala wasn’t here for the low period of the Warriors. But he’s been an important part of the franchise’s rise in recent years. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here in February, is the odds-on favorite to win the NBA Finals MVP. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors recall time spent in DC with underprivileged youth

WASHINGTON — The Warriors had a day off on Tuesday but didn’t…

Kevin Durant, seen here in February, is the odds-on favorite to win the NBA Finals MVP. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr has been pleased with the Warriors defense since the All Star break. That’s a welcome change for Golden State. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Whatever funk the Warriors were in, they’re out of it now

WASHINGTON — It wasn't a perfect game for the Golden State Warriors. But…

Steve Kerr has been pleased with the Warriors defense since the All Star break. That’s a welcome change for Golden State. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry's, seen here Feb. 24, absence in Sunday's game against the Houston Rockets was strongly felt. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors need roughly 24-percent effort to beat Knicks

NEW YORK — The Warriors followed a familiar script on Monday night…

Stephen Curry's, seen here Feb. 24, absence in Sunday's game against the Houston Rockets was strongly felt. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)
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…

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)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) and forward Draymond Green (23) block San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (1) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors rise above undermanned Spurs

OAKLAND — Kawhi Leonard has played fewer than 10 games since he…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) and forward Draymond Green (23) block San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (1) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)