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Damian Jones (15) of the Golden State Warriors takes a free throw against of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter on October 12, 2018 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Damian Jones will start at center on Tuesday after a strong performance in preseason finale against Lakers

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Taking…

 

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

Kolsky’s Quick Hits: Warriors and Lakers could be a fun rivalry, MLB playoffs, Drew Brees

Best Coast Rivalry SZN The results of this away-and-away preseason series between…

 

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Lakers edge Warriors in entertaining Las Vegas bout

Shortly after Steve Kerr was discussing the buffets in Las Vegas on…

 

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, seen here on January 25, was injured on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Draymond Green held out of Monday preseason game with knee, but aims for return for Lakers

OAKLAND -- Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green got up shots for…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, seen here on January 25, was injured on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
LeBron James addresses the media after Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Where will LeBron James go, and what’s the impact on the Golden State Warriors?

The Golden State Warriors are champions, and the party in Oakland is…

LeBron James addresses the media after Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Jordan Bell completes a putback slam for the Golden State Warriors during the preseason. He is one of the players likely to participate in summer league action at the California Classic. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors to participate in California Classic Summer League in Sacramento

The Golden State Warriors announced on Monday that they will be participating…

Jordan Bell completes a putback slam for the Golden State Warriors during the preseason. He is one of the players likely to participate in summer league action at the California Classic. (Mira Laing/Special to 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)
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)
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)
It was mostly smiles on the Golden State Warriors bench on Wednesday during their season finale against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

With a completed regular season, all that remains on Warriors’ check-list is ‘win title’

OAKLAND — Whatever doubt that might’ve remained about Kevin Durant’s recovery dissipated…

It was mostly smiles on the Golden State Warriors bench on Wednesday during their season finale against the Los Angeles Lakers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots a three pointer against the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 23, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors crush old assistant and his new team

OAKLAND — After Steph Curry hit three-pointers on back-to-back possessions in the opening…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots a three pointer against the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 23, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Michael Morse reacts after hitting an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. (David J. Phillip/AP)

World Series hero available for hire

Pablo Sandoval isn’t the only member of the even-year teams to struggle…

Michael Morse reacts after hitting an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. (David J. Phillip/AP)
The Oakland Coliseum is the Oakland Coliseum again after Overstock.com declined to renew its naming rights. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Home of the Raiders, A’s to change its name again

Overstock.com opted out of its naming rights on Saturday to Oakland’s NFL…

The Oakland Coliseum is the Oakland Coliseum again after Overstock.com declined to renew its naming rights. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Kobe Bryant, seen here accepting his first NBA All-Star Game MVP, will participate in his last All Star Game on Sunday. (Dan Loh/2002 AP)

It’s Kobe’s world at final All-Star Game

TORONTO — Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about…

Kobe Bryant, seen here accepting his first NBA All-Star Game MVP, will participate in his last All Star Game on Sunday. (Dan Loh/2002 AP)
Stephen Curry, left, fights for control of a loose ball with Denver forward Will Barton during the Warriors’ 112-110 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday night.(David Zalubowski/AP)

Warriors lose, injured Kobe awaits

DENVER — Know the pundits who’ve said Draymond Green is a legitimate…

Stephen Curry, left, fights for control of a loose ball with Denver forward Will Barton during the Warriors’ 112-110 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday night.(David Zalubowski/AP)
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) looks to pass the ball as Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant has decided to retire after this season,…

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) looks to pass the ball as Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after making a 3-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Oakland on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Sweet 16: Warriors make NBA history

The Warriors made more history at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night. They…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after making a 3-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Oakland on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The Golden State Warriors will look to make NBA history by becoming the first team to win 16 consecutive games to start a season. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

As history calls, chill over chatter

The only sensation better than perfection is when it’s done with swag…

The Golden State Warriors will look to make NBA history by becoming the first team to win 16 consecutive games to start a season. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Warriors guard Andre Iguodala (9) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) during the preseason game on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Warriors rout Lakers 136-97 in preseason finale for both

ANAHEIM — Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 24 points and…

Warriors guard Andre Iguodala (9) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) during the preseason game on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)