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Fans cheer for Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) after he makes a jumper against the Utah Jazz during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jazz’s best doesn’t matter against Warriors

OAKLAND — The Utah Jazz got what they needed desperately: Their two…

Fans cheer for Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) after he makes a jumper against the Utah Jazz during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and the Warriors asserted their will from the opening tip on Monday, completing their sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors leave no room for doubt, sweep Blazers

Dubs blitz Blazers, cruise to some well-deserved time off PORTLAND, Ore. —…

Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and the Warriors asserted their will from the opening tip on Monday, completing their sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) congratulates Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) after dunking in the first quarter of Game 2 of the First Round of the Western Conference 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Depth overcomes lack of KD, Warriors roll Blazers in Game 2

OAKLAND — Undeterred by a gutting Game 7 in the NBA Finals…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) congratulates Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (1) after dunking in the first quarter of Game 2 of the First Round of the Western Conference 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant returned to action for the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors win easily in KD’s return

OAKLAND — The game at Oracle Arena was largely meaningless: The Golden…

Kevin Durant returned to action for the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson led the Golden State Warriors past the Minnesota Timberwolves with a huge third quarter on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Sun shines on Golden State: Splash Bros break game against T’Wolves open in third

OAKLAND — Less than 30 seconds after hitting his second 3-pointer of…

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson led the Golden State Warriors past the Minnesota Timberwolves with a huge third quarter on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward David West, seen here on Sunday, March 26, played a season-high minutes on Wednesday against San Antonio. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Warriors do the Texas two-win by beating San Antonio

What started as a 15-point deficit for the Golden State Warriors, ended…

Golden State Warriors forward David West, seen here on Sunday, March 26, played a season-high minutes on Wednesday against San Antonio. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) high five after dunked during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies at Oracle Arena on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. Warriors win 106 to 94. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Andre Iguodala settling into familiar role for Warriors: Being important and impactful however he can

He’s the man who goes unnoticed until you can’t stop watching him,…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) high five after dunked during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies at Oracle Arena on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. Warriors win 106 to 94. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry is just four 3-pointers away from claiming the second-best shooting season in NBA history. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Klay Thompson, Steph Curry splash the Warriors past the Grizzlies

OAKLAND — You didn’t have to convince Memphis Grizzlies head coach David…

Stephen Curry is just four 3-pointers away from claiming the second-best shooting season in NBA history. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) taks to referee Sean Corbin (33) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr confident NBA will solve circumstances that lead to stars resting

OAKLAND — Resting stars has been a major talking point about the…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) taks to referee Sean Corbin (33) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) stretches for a rebound against the Philadelphia 76ers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on March 14, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Grinding through adversity, drained Warriors not going to ‘panic’ — fans shouldn’t either

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors are dealing with real regular-season adversity…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) stretches for a rebound against the Philadelphia 76ers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on March 14, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley hangs on the rim after dunking an offensive rebound against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on March 8, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State suffers lowest scoring output of season against Boston

OAKLAND — Right before the third-quarter buzzer sounded on Wednesday night, Stephen…

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley hangs on the rim after dunking an offensive rebound against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on March 8, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after being fouled by Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) during a buzzer beating three pointer in the second quarter at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 25, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No KD, no problem as Curry, Warriors dispatch the Nets

Oakland — In the closing seconds of the first half on Saturday…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after being fouled by Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) during a buzzer beating three pointer in the second quarter at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 25, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers hands out All Star jerseys before the NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

How the Warriors’ perfect timing, adaptation to a changing league led to another new height for organization

It’s hard to believe the Golden State Warriors are what they are…

Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers hands out All Star jerseys before the NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shown shooting a  3-pointer against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 25, 2016, lost the 3-point contest on Saturday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Klay Thompson knocked out in opening round of 3-point contest

There was no repeat for Klay Thompson, the reigning champion of the…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shown shooting a  3-pointer against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 25, 2016, lost the 3-point contest on Saturday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) drives the ball down the court during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. Warriors won 109-86. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Warriors smash the Kings to head into the break

OAKLAND — Draymond Green earned himself an early start to the All-Star…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) drives the ball down the court during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. Warriors won 109-86. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) pushes the ball down the court against the Charlotte Hornets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr knows some games mean less, Weber gets another 10-day, Klay sells chocolate milk

Hopes that the Warriors would repeat their 73-win season were given a…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) pushes the ball down the court against the Charlotte Hornets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Draymond has all-time performance against Grizzlies

The Golden State Warriors avoided losing for the third time this season…

Steve Kerr, seen here on Wednesday, was ejected from the Golden State Warriors’ game against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr tossed as Warriors fall to Kings in OT

SACRAMENTO — After Draymond Green drew a technical foul late in the…

Steve Kerr, seen here on Wednesday, was ejected from the Golden State Warriors’ game against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) high five at half court during a game against the Charlotte Hornets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steph, KD named co-Western Conference Players of the Month

Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have earned Kia…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) high five at half court during a game against the Charlotte Hornets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) attacks the basket against the Charlotte Hornets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Splash Bros go off as Warriors jump the Hornets

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors ambushed the Charlotte Hornets with nine…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) attacks the basket against the Charlotte Hornets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on February 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)