Klay Thompson

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

Bonta Hill: Houston Rockets showed toughness, grit in Game 2; what can we expect in Game 3?

Before Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Houston Rockets head coach…

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)

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)
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)
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)
Draymond Green throws down a dunk in the Warriors' 123-101 win over the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena on Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Draymond, Klay bury Pelicans as Curry rests

OAKLAND — Midway through the second quarter of the Warriors’ Game 1…

Draymond Green throws down a dunk in the Warriors' 123-101 win over the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena on Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/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 guard Klay Thompson (11) cuts to the basket against the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors get back to winning ways against last-place Suns

Sunday was the type of game the Golden State Warriors and their…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) cuts to the basket against the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (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)
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 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)
Patrick McCaw has had a rough sophomore season. On Wednesday, the Warriors announced he would be out for at least four weeks with a broken left wrist. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Patrick McCaw to miss four weeks with broken wrist

The Golden State Warriors will be without Patrick McCaw for at least…

Patrick McCaw has had a rough sophomore season. On Wednesday, the Warriors announced he would be out for at least four weeks with a broken left wrist. (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)
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)
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)