Klay Thompson

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)

Klay Thompson thrilled to join historic quartet of Warriors All-Stars

OAKLAND — It was only the most Klay Thompson thing that the…

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)
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)
Stephen Curry scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

What you need to know from the Warriors record-tying win over the Bulls

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for 68 points, propelling the Golden…

Stephen Curry scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
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)
Stephen Curry. shown on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, sprained his right ankle again on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kerr doesn’t think Curry’s ankle sprain is ‘serious,’ no need for MRI

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, didn’t sound…

Stephen Curry. shown on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, sprained his right ankle again on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/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)
Stephen Curry, shown on Jan. 3, punctuated his spectacular road trip with a 45-point onslaught on Saturday afternoon. (Andy Jacobsohn/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

What you need to know from the Warriors’ lopsided win over the Clippers

Stephen Curry dropped 45 points on the Los Angeles Clippers and the…

Stephen Curry, shown on Jan. 3, punctuated his spectacular road trip with a 45-point onslaught on Saturday afternoon. (Andy Jacobsohn/Dallas Morning News/TNS)
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)
Klay Thompson, seen here Dec. 21, played in front of his father, Mychal, on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Splash Father: Mychal Thompson keeps tabs on Klay from afar

OAKLAND — The night before the Golden State Warriors held off the…

Klay Thompson, seen here Dec. 21, played in front of his father, Mychal, on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) reacts to a three pointer against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Is Klay switching it up with Steph out? Steve Kerr says absolutely not

He's the man famous for saying he wasn't going to "sacrifice shit"…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) reacts to a three pointer against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/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)
Willie Cauley-Stein dunks during the second half of the Sacramento Kings VS Golden State Warriors game at Oakland's Oracle Arena on Monday, November 27th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors’ loss to Kings opens Steve Kerr to poorly conceived criticism

OAKLAND — Amazing what can happen when a team is without its…

Willie Cauley-Stein dunks during the second half of the Sacramento Kings VS Golden State Warriors game at Oakland's Oracle Arena on Monday, November 27th, 2017. (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)
Boston Celtics forward Al Horford celebrates late in the game against the Orlando Magic on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Boston won the game, 104-88. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

Warriors surrender pair of 17-point leads as 7-game win streak ends in Boston

On a night when the Golden State Warriors were held to a…

Boston Celtics forward Al Horford celebrates late in the game against the Orlando Magic on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Boston won the game, 104-88. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)
Kevon Looney (5) has looked like a totally different player for the Golden State Warriors this season. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Rise of Warriors’ young big men leads to unexpected dilemma for Steve Kerr

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr finds himself confronting an unusual problem in the…

Kevon Looney (5) has looked like a totally different player for the Golden State Warriors this season. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry rises for a layup against the Miami Heat on Monday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr defends Steph Curry’s merits as a ‘two-way player’

Asked whether Stephen Curry, the two-time MVP, who’s famous for his long-range…

Stephen Curry rises for a layup against the Miami Heat on Monday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr, seen here October 17. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors cruise past Spurs after overcoming 19-point deficit

Three nights after dismantling the Los Angeles Clippers by 28 points, the…

Steve Kerr, seen here October 17. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Klay Thompson has been the most consistent member of the Golden State Warriors, according to his head coach. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Klay Thompson’s game, approach to being a pro matures

OAKLAND — A little more than an hour before the Golden State…

Klay Thompson has been the most consistent member of the Golden State Warriors, according to his head coach. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (30) shoots for two points during a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Detroit Pistons in Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Sunday, October 29, 2017. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors come up short in 4th-quarter rescue attempt

OAKLAND — After commanding a 14-point advantage in the first half, the Golden…

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (30) shoots for two points during a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Detroit Pistons in Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Sunday, October 29, 2017. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) after his lay up during fourth half of an NBA basketball game against Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors rally past Wizards after Draymond’s ejection

OAKLAND — Trailing by as much as 18 points in the second half,…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) after his lay up during fourth half of an NBA basketball game against Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)