NBA Playoffs

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) handles the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the Western Semifinals in Oakland, California, on May 1, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors pull away from New Orleans Pelicans behind returning Stephen Curry

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry was standing in front of the Golden State…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) handles the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the Western Semifinals in Oakland, California, on May 1, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) yells at referee David Jones (36) after being fouled at the rim by the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on February 8, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Draymond Green addresses Russell Westbrook’s comments on fan taunting

Twice on Saturday, Russell Westbrook encountered what he termed "vulgar ... truly…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) yells at referee David Jones (36) after being fouled at the rim by the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on February 8, 2018. (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)

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)
Forward Kevin Durant puts up two on a pull-up jump shot 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 Saturday, April 14, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors-Spurs Game One 2018 NBA Playoffs

The Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 113-92 in game…

Forward Kevin Durant puts up two on a pull-up jump shot 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 Saturday, April 14, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green poses with a fan holding a LeBron James cutout during the Golden State Warriors’ victory parade through downtown Oakland. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors take victory lap around Oakland

OAKLAND — Three days after winning the 2017 NBA title, the typically…

Draymond Green poses with a fan holding a LeBron James cutout during the Golden State Warriors’ victory parade through downtown Oakland. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
From left, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc were big parts of Chicago Bulls teams that won three straight NBA titles from 1996 to 1998. Jordan and Pippen were members of the first “three-peat” team, which won titles from 1991 to 1993. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Durant’s Dubs close gap, but Jordan’s Bulls still greatest

It’s 2017, a time when great simply isn’t good enough. We want…

From left, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc were big parts of Chicago Bulls teams that won three straight NBA titles from 1996 to 1998. Jordan and Pippen were members of the first “three-peat” team, which won titles from 1991 to 1993. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Confetti falls as the Golden State Warriors celebrate beating the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals to become NBA Champions at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

From Hamptons to Champions: Key dates that made the 2016-17 Warriors what they are

At this time last year, general manager Bob Myers was admitting to…

Confetti falls as the Golden State Warriors celebrate beating the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals to become NBA Champions at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) lays the ball up against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mr. Reliable: KD-Warriors marriage works better than ever could’ve been imagined

OAKLAND — Three of Kevin Durant’s four best performances of the 2016-17 season…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) lays the ball up against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) celebrates the Golden State Warriors becoming NBA Champions after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Now and next: The players who carried Golden State to its second title in three years

The Golden State Warriors mantra of “Strength in Numbers” has been repeated…

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) celebrates the Golden State Warriors becoming NBA Champions after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Before Steve Kerr led the Warriors to two titles, he was a role player on the Chicago Bulls. A single shot in the Finals cemented his NBA legacy forever. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr reflects on the shot that changed his life

By K.C. Johnson | Chicago Tribune Twenty years. When you’re young, that…

Before Steve Kerr led the Warriors to two titles, he was a role player on the Chicago Bulls. A single shot in the Finals cemented his NBA legacy forever. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) celebrates the Golden State Warriors becoming NBA Champions after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Andre Iguodala plays critical role in Dubs title — again

OAKLAND — Kevin Durant was the clear choice for Finals MVP, but…

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) celebrates the Golden State Warriors becoming NBA Champions after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Sweet redemption: Warriors become first Bay Area team to win title at home since 1974

OAKLAND — Now inevitability was about to become reality. Fewer  than four…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Confetti falls as the Golden State Warriors celebrate beating the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals to become NBA Champions at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors complete most successful NBA playoffs run in history

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry dribbled out the shot clock in the final…

Confetti falls as the Golden State Warriors celebrate beating the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals to become NBA Champions at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a foul called while defending Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors redeem themselves against Cavs, win second title in last three years

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry dribbled out the clock of Game 5 of…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a foul called while defending Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and Draymond Green react after a first quarter foul call in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)

Cavaliers end Warriors’ pursuit of a perfect postseason

CLEVELAND — The Golden State Warriors took the Cleveland Cavaliers’ best punch…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and Draymond Green react after a first quarter foul call in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green argues with Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James while Stephen Curry shoots foul shots during the second quarter in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.  (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal)

Cavs beat Warriors by going bonkers from deep, an unsustainable approach

CLEVELAND — Going 16-0 in the postseason was never the goal for…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green argues with Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James while Stephen Curry shoots foul shots during the second quarter in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.  (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal)
The Cleveland Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert is hammered inside by the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant during the fourth quarter on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Warriors won, 118-113, for a 3-0 series lead. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

KD drains cold-blooded 3, snatches souls of Cavs fans everywhere

CLEVELAND — Midwesterners view sports differently than Californians. Sure, West Coast fans are…

The Cleveland Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert is hammered inside by the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant during the fourth quarter on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Warriors won, 118-113, for a 3-0 series lead. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)
Steph Curry. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Steph Curry. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Who will win their first Finals MVP this year? Kevin Durant is leading the race right now, but Stephen Curry could win it with a big Game 4. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Who is the Warriors’ Finals MVP?

CLEVELAND — Soon, the Golden State Warriors will win their second title…

Who will win their first Finals MVP this year? Kevin Durant is leading the race right now, but Stephen Curry could win it with a big Game 4. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)