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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) yells at referee David Jones (36) after being fouled at the rim by the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on February 8, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Draymond Green, Warriors technically have a problem

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors lead the NBA in technical fouls…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) yells at referee David Jones (36) after being fouled at the rim by the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on February 8, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors have struggled on the defensive side of the ball lately and there’s no easy solution to that problem. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors struggling isn’t unprecedented — not having an excuse is

The NBA — the one that was ruined by the dominance of…

Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors have struggled on the defensive side of the ball lately and there’s no easy solution to that problem. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green addresses the media on Thursday at shootaround. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

While rest of NBA buzzes, Warriors stay pat at trade deadline

OAKLAND — With the NBA trade deadline over by a matter of…

Draymond Green addresses the media on Thursday at shootaround. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Russell Westbrook was a blur to the Golden State Warriors defense early in Tuesday’s game in Oakland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Russell Westbrook takes it to the Warriors again

OAKLAND — About seven hours before the tipoff of the Golden State…

Russell Westbrook was a blur to the Golden State Warriors defense early in Tuesday’s game in Oakland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) watches a three point shot swish against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

KD, Warriors have little interest in talking Thunder

OAKLAND — Kevin Durant doesn't much feel like rehashing his departure from…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) watches a three point shot swish against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 3, 2016. (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)
The Sacramento Kings' De'Aaron Fox (5) drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) in the first quarter at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Warriors win ugly in Sacramento, yearn for All Star break

SACRAMENTO — It wasn't pretty. The nasty test left from the worst…

The Sacramento Kings' De'Aaron Fox (5) drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) in the first quarter at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Relations between NBA players and officials have devolved this season and the league wants to fix that. But it might be time to accept it as a part of the game. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA attempts to solve its most intractable problem

The NBA has an officiating problem. That isn’t news. It has for…

Relations between NBA players and officials have devolved this season and the league wants to fix that. But it might be time to accept it as a part of the game. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) talks with referee James Williams (60) after being given a technical foul against the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant fined just $15k for publicly criticizing officials

OAKLAND — Let this be a lesson to all the kids out…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) talks with referee James Williams (60) after being given a technical foul against the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates a made basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 25, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors boat race Timberwolves with room for improvement

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr wasn’t happy with the Golden State Warriors after…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates a made basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 25, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a three pointer against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 25, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors set new season-high for 3-pointers made

OAKLAND — The Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t have Jimmy Butler on Thursday against…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a three pointer against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 25, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) is ejected from the game against the New York Knicks after receiving two technical fouls at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant’s criticism exposes NBA’s officiating problem

The Warriors-Knicks game provided us with the latest salvo in an increasingly…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) is ejected from the game against the New York Knicks after receiving two technical fouls at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
You can trace how engaged the Golden State Warriors are directly to Draymond Green’s effort level. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors’ energy directly tied to Draymond Green’s

The Warriors’ Tuesday night win followed what has become a familiar script…

You can trace how engaged the Golden State Warriors are directly to Draymond Green’s effort level. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) high fives teammates during pre-game ceremonies before taking on the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors have four All Stars again

OAKLAND — As a captain in the upcoming All Star Game, Stephen…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) high fives teammates during pre-game ceremonies before taking on the Houston Rockets 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)
Stephen Curry confirmed on Wednesday that he was donating $10,000 to the United Playaz as a part of Colin Kaepernick’s “Million Dollar Pledge.” (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

Pair of Warriors join final stretch of Kaepernick’s ‘Million Dollar Pledge’

Colin Kaepernick announced Wednesday a plan for how he would finalize his…

Stephen Curry confirmed on Wednesday that he was donating $10,000 to the United Playaz as a part of Colin Kaepernick’s “Million Dollar Pledge.” (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James defends Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant in the third quarter Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers lost to the Warriors 118-108.  (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

What you need to know from the Warriors beating the Cavs — again

After a suspect first-half showing, the Golden State Warriors sprinted past the…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James defends Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant in the third quarter Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers lost to the Warriors 118-108.  (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) (left) celebrates with San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Brock Coyle (50) after making a defensive stop against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Weekend wrap: Making sense of Reuben Foster’s arrest, the unfocused Warriors and inactive Giants

Quick hits with Kolsky In the local football world, 49ers LB Reuben…

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) (left) celebrates with San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Brock Coyle (50) after making a defensive stop against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here Nov. 13th, saved the day for the Warriors on Saturday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What we learned from the Warriors’ thrilling win over the Raptors

After stunning the Toronto Raptors with an 81-point first half, the Golden…

Kevin Durant, seen here Nov. 13th, saved the day for the Warriors on Saturday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here Dec. 27, carried the Warriors to victory on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know from the Warriors pulling away from the Bucks

Kevin Durant hit a 27-foot dagger with just over two minutes to…

Kevin Durant, seen here Dec. 27, carried the Warriors to victory on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)