Kevin Durant

The Golden State Warriors score fewer points when Kevin Durant is expected to lead the offense. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

3 things to watch for as the Warriors look to rebound against the Bucks

The Golden State Warriors’ last road trip of the season longer than…

The Golden State Warriors score fewer points when Kevin Durant is expected to lead the offense. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant received a standing ovation from the crowd at Oracle Arena on Wednesday after becoming the second-youngest player in NBA history to reach 20,000. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant ascends into legendary company in loss

OAKLAND — Kevin Durant glided down the floor, crossed over Montrezl Harrell,…

Kevin Durant received a standing ovation from the crowd at Oracle Arena on Wednesday after becoming the second-youngest player in NBA history to reach 20,000. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
After cheering on his teammates from the second row of the bench for the last couple weeks, Stephen Curry is set to return to action on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors fall flat on Curry Eve

OAKLAND — Before the Golden State Warriors slumped to a 111-100 loss…

After cheering on his teammates from the second row of the bench for the last couple weeks, Stephen Curry is set to return to action on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green doesn't care for the NBA's last two-minute reports. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Draymond Green blasts NBA’s last two-minute reports

The Golden State Warriors and the NBA’s officials haven’t agreed on much…

Draymond Green doesn't care for the NBA's last two-minute reports. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant argues with an official during Monday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

KDefense: Durant’s growth as shotblocker empowers Golden State

OAKLAND — The way Kevin Durant sees it, LeBron James is always going…

Kevin Durant argues with an official during Monday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry warmed up but didn’t play on Christmas, when the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors make most of Curry-less Christmas

OAKLAND — As Kevin Durant lined up a 26-footer late in the…

Stephen Curry warmed up but didn’t play on Christmas, when the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Injuries are limiting both rosters, giving viewers a chance to see Kevin Durant play top dog against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Injury-riddled Warriors-Cavs game is the gift you didn’t know you wanted

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet today in a woulda-coulda-shoulda…

Injuries are limiting both rosters, giving viewers a chance to see Kevin Durant play top dog against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Golden State Warriors lead the NBA in blocked shots and have stepped up their defense as they deal with injuries. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors ratchet up focus on defense with stars out

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors have gotten pretty good at playing without…

The Golden State Warriors lead the NBA in blocked shots and have stepped up their defense as they deal with injuries. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (24) drives the lane against Golden State Warriors defenders Klay Thompson and David Lee, left, at Staples Center in Los Angeles on October 9. 2014. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

What you need to know from Warriors’ win on Kobe’s night

The Los Angeles Lakers retired Kobe Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24…

The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (24) drives the lane against Golden State Warriors defenders Klay Thompson and David Lee, left, at Staples Center in Los Angeles on October 9. 2014. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Kevin Durant, seen here on November 13th. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant kisses fan who was hit by basketball at Warriors game (VIDEO)

One of the Golden State Warriors' 16 turnovers on Thursday night hurt…

Kevin Durant, seen here on November 13th. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Klay Thompson, seen here Oct. 17, scored 25 points for the Warriors on Thursday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors extend win streak to eight by clamping down on Mavs

The Warriors’ offense is missing Stephen Curry. Entering Thursday’s 112-97 win over…

Klay Thompson, seen here Oct. 17, scored 25 points for the Warriors on Thursday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
David West dunked all over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, when the Warriors were able to win despite missing several starters. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors hold off Blazers to open homestand on winning note

OAKLAND — Playing without sixty percent of the starting five, the Golden…

David West dunked all over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, when the Warriors were able to win despite missing several starters. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry scored 30 points on Sunday, when the Golden State Warriors blew out the Miami Heat. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

Warriors soak up the sun, cool the Heat

It’s a familiar story for the 2017-18 Golden State Warriors: On Sunday,…

Stephen Curry scored 30 points on Sunday, when the Golden State Warriors blew out the Miami Heat. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)
Stephen Curry, seen here Nov. 11, improved his jump shot in overtime after struggling for most of the contest on Wednesday. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors, Steph Curry hit shots when they need to, beat tough Lakers squad

Two shots was all Stephen Curry needed. The former back-to-back MVP made…

Stephen Curry, seen here Nov. 11, improved his jump shot in overtime after struggling for most of the contest on Wednesday. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Warriors are experimenting with rotations and will play Jordan Bell more in the future. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors utilize early season to take ‘Strength in Numbers’ to new level

OAKLAND — When you’ve been to the NBA Finals for three straight…

The Warriors are experimenting with rotations and will play Jordan Bell more in the future. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry, shown on Saturday, November 11, 2017, went for 33 against the Bulls. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Curry’s emphatic 2nd quarter powers Warriors to easy win over Bulls

OAKLAND — Even before the 28-footer had crashed through the net, Stephen Curry…

Stephen Curry, shown on Saturday, November 11, 2017, went for 33 against the Bulls. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant and Draymond Green are out on Friday night. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Durant sits out with ankle sprain, as rest grows on Draymond

OAKLAND — The Warriors will be hosting the Chicago Bulls sans Kevin…

Kevin Durant and Draymond Green are out on Friday night. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
It’s must-see TV every time the Warriors play in Oklahoma City, even before Kevin Durant spurned the Thunder fanbase. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can the Warriors deliver another signature moment in Oklahoma City?

The game between the Golden State Warriors and their rival Oklahoma City…

It’s must-see TV every time the Warriors play in Oklahoma City, even before Kevin Durant spurned the Thunder fanbase. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr is coaching game No. 300 on Tuesday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steph Curry, Warriors barrel past 76ers thanks to explosive 3rd quarter

The Golden State Warriors outscored the Philadelphia 76ers by 32 points in…

Steve Kerr is coaching game No. 300 on Tuesday night. (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)

Warriors roll past Magic as Curry rests

OAKLAND — On a night when Stephen Curry never emerged from the locker…

Kevin Durant, seen here Nov. 13th, saved the day for the Warriors on Saturday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)