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Harrison Barnes and the Golden State Warriors just might have stolen Game 1 of the NBA Finals from the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

What will it be, Dubs — short series or long one?

Thoughts on Game 2 of the NBA Finals while Balls tries to…

Harrison Barnes and the Golden State Warriors just might have stolen Game 1 of the NBA Finals from the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. (Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool)

Iguodala emerges as star of series opener

So why should we be surprised by anything — and that’s anything…

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. (Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool)
Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Livingston paces Dubs in drubbing of Cavs

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors didn’t win 73 regular season games…

Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Stephen Curry dunks during practice on Wednesday. The Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Champs face tougher challenge in LeBron, Cavs this time

You wanted it. ABC wanted it. The NBA sure as heck wanted…

Stephen Curry dunks during practice on Wednesday. The Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Klay Thompson has been one of the best players in this postseason. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Klay Thompson poised to be the key to Dubs repeat

OAKLAND — On paper, the NBA Finals matchup is the same as…

Klay Thompson has been one of the best players in this postseason. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
LeBron James and Stephen Curry headline a repeat of last year's finals. (Tony Dejak/AP)

NBA Finals tale of the tape: Warriors vs. Cavs part 2

After completing the best regular season in history, the Golden State Warriors…

LeBron James and Stephen Curry headline a repeat of last year's finals. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Biologically speaking, this activity makes no sense. (Ben Margot/AP, File)

It’s not surfing, it’s the Titans of Mavericks

The Titans of Mavericks surfing competition at Half Moon Bay got the…

Biologically speaking, this activity makes no sense. (Ben Margot/AP, File)
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was fired Friday. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Blatt fired after Warriors drubbing

CLEVELAND — David Blatt's second NBA season seemed to be going better…

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was fired Friday. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Warriors general manager Bob Myers, left, talks with Draymond Green at a news conference on Thursday, during which the team formally announced Green's five-year, $85 million deal. (Eric Risberg/AP)

With bold moves by Spurs, no summer rest for Myers

Even in the offseason, there are no off days for Bob Myers,…

Warriors general manager Bob Myers, left, talks with Draymond Green at a news conference on Thursday, during which the team formally announced Green's five-year, $85 million deal. (Eric Risberg/AP)
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Matthew Dellavedova, left, had some moments against Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals, but now he’s out of a job. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Unsigned Delly open for business

In the last exciting adventure of Matthew Dellavedova, Underdog, the Cleveland Cavaliers’…

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Matthew Dellavedova, left, had some moments against Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals, but now he’s out of a job. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) looks to pass during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston. Love, whose arm was yanked from the socket on Sunday by Boston's Kelly Olynyk during Game 4, had the operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Love opts out of Cavs contract

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love is about to find out how much the…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) looks to pass during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston. Love, whose arm was yanked from the socket on Sunday by Boston's Kelly Olynyk during Game 4, had the operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
With a young core, starting with MVP Stephen Curry, the Warriors could be at the beginning of a dynasty with the 2015 NBA title.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Dub dynasty? Pieces are in place

The only one still recalling the goofy, pitiable past is Bob Myers,…

With a young core, starting with MVP Stephen Curry, the Warriors could be at the beginning of a dynasty with the 2015 NBA title.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
LeBron James' 2-4 record in the NBA Finals may tarnish an otherwise glowing career. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Finals loss has LeBron’s legacy open for debate

CLEVELAND — LeBron James overachieved in the 2015-season, a position that he…

LeBron James' 2-4 record in the NBA Finals may tarnish an otherwise glowing career. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
League MVP Stephen Curry, center, is poised to lead the Golden State Warriors to future championships — if the team's core can stay healthy and in tact. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Potential exists for extended run

Andre Iguodala gets told he’s being yanked from the starting lineup for…

League MVP Stephen Curry, center, is poised to lead the Golden State Warriors to future championships — if the team's core can stay healthy and in tact. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
If core players such as Draymond Green, above, remain healthy and hungry, the Warriors should be able to contend for the Finals again next year and years to come. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Warriors don’t look like one-hit wonders

Wait ’til 2055?! Well, since an NBA championship comes to the Bay…

If core players such as Draymond Green, above, remain healthy and hungry, the Warriors should be able to contend for the Finals again next year and years to come. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Steve Kerr smiles as he walks past team employees after landing in Oakland on Wednesday, one day after his Warriors won the NBA Finals in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

New age, old school: Kerr a revelation

CLEVELAND — The cop wasn’t letting the youngster onto the court, not…

Steve Kerr smiles as he walks past team employees after landing in Oakland on Wednesday, one day after his Warriors won the NBA Finals in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The Golden State Warriors could meet LeBron James (23) in future NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Warriors vs. LeBron: Rematch in ’16?

This one was for Purvis Short and Sonny Parker, and even for…

The Golden State Warriors could meet LeBron James (23) in future NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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LeBron beyond epic, but MVP is Curry’s (Iguodala’s?) to win

CLEVELAND — We are watching an unprecedented storm, a LeBronathon powered by…

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James is King among paupers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the first team to win an NBA Finals…

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James is King among paupers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the first team to win an NBA Finals…

Ben Margot/AP Photo