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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)

Counting down the Top 10 moments at Oracle

What are the most defining moments over the last 47 years of Oracle Arena?

  • Jun 19, 2019
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) dunks the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Five games defined Golden State’s dynasty

From Klay games to the Death Lineup, one can’t tell the story of the dynasty without these games

  • Jun 19, 2019
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers dejectedly slaps hands with fans after the Warriors lost Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Toronto Raptors 114-110 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Golden State draft prospects: Who do the Warriors take?

Who should the Golden State Warriors prioritize in this week’s NBA Draft?

  • Jun 19, 2019
Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers dejectedly slaps hands with fans after the Warriors lost Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Toronto Raptors 114-110 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Warriors off-season primer

Warriors off-season primer

This was always going to be a big offseason for the Golden State Warriors.

Warriors off-season primer
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) sets-up and hits a 3-point basket during the first quarter of Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on June 13, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Klay Thompson suffers torn ACL in Game 6 of NBA Finals

Warriors guard tried to play after tearing his ACL on a dunk in the third quarter

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) sets-up and hits a 3-point basket during the first quarter of Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on June 13, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Warriors dynasty ends in final game at Oracle Arena

Warriors dynasty ends in final game at Oracle Arena

Golden State Warriors close out final game at Oracle Arena with dramatic, but anticlimactic Game 6

Warriors dynasty ends in final game at Oracle Arena
A young fan outside of Oracle Arena holds up a tribute rally towel paying homage to Kevin Durant and the final game at oracle Arena. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

For Oakland: More than just a design for Golden State

Golden State Warriors pay tribute to 47 seasons at Oracle Arena, and Kevin Durant’s sacrifice

A young fan outside of Oracle Arena holds up a tribute rally towel paying homage to Kevin Durant and the final game at oracle Arena. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Golden State Warriors wait for the official’s review of the last play with less than 0.9 seconds left in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on June 13, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

End of an Era: Warriors are victims of their own success

Golden State will look very different moving forward, but such are the perils of changing a league

The Golden State Warriors wait for the official’s review of the last play with less than 0.9 seconds left in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on June 13, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant has surgery on ruptured Achilles

Kevin Durant has surgery on ruptured Achilles

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant reports ruptured Achilles, has it repaired

Kevin Durant has surgery on ruptured Achilles
Stephen Curry (30) of the Golden State Warriors celebrates his teams 106-105 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images/TNS)

Kolsky: Win or lose, these Warriors are giants

After loss of Kevin Durant, with one more game at Oracle, it’s time to appreciate the Warriors

Stephen Curry (30) of the Golden State Warriors celebrates his teams 106-105 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images/TNS)
Kevin Durant suffers Achilles injury in Game 5 of NBA Finals

Kevin Durant suffers Achilles injury in Game 5 of NBA Finals

Kevin Durant has been diagnosed with a potentially career-altering injury

Kevin Durant suffers Achilles injury in Game 5 of NBA Finals
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gets pressure from Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during second quarter of Game 3 of the 2019 NBA West Conference Semifinal Playoffs on May 4, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors escape Toronto with a win, but Durant injured again

Golden State sends series back to Oakland, but have likely lost Kevin Durant for series

  • Jun 10, 2019
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gets pressure from Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during second quarter of Game 3 of the 2019 NBA West Conference Semifinal Playoffs on May 4, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) chats with guard Quinn Cook (4) and forward Jordan Bell (2) before the team practice prior to game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 1, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant will play in Game 5, but how much?

What kind of impact will Kevin Durant have against the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals?

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) chats with guard Quinn Cook (4) and forward Jordan Bell (2) before the team practice prior to game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 1, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gets pressure from Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during second quarter of Game 3 of the 2019 NBA West Conference Semifinal Playoffs on May 4, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant a game-time decision for Game 5

Golden State Warriors could see return of two-time Finals MVP

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gets pressure from Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during second quarter of Game 3 of the 2019 NBA West Conference Semifinal Playoffs on May 4, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) chats with guard Quinn Cook (4) and forward Jordan Bell (2) before the team practice prior to game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 1, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant to practice with Warriors ahead of Game 5

Injured Warriors forward Kevin Durant will practice with Golden State ahead of Game 5 of the Finals

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) chats with guard Quinn Cook (4) and forward Jordan Bell (2) before the team practice prior to game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 1, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins (0) sits on the bench as the team trail behind the Toronto Raptors during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 7, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors battered center rotation struggles to contain Serge Ibaka

DeMarcus Cousins and Kevon Looney, coming off injury, can’t keep up with Toronto’s backup center

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins (0) sits on the bench as the team trail behind the Toronto Raptors during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 7, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) gets double teamed by Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) and guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 7, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors fall into 3-1 series hole despite 28 from Klay Thompson

Warriors have not been in a 3-1 hole since 2016, and Kevin Durant may not be able to save them

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) gets double teamed by Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) and guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 7, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney (5) fouls Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) as both go after a loose basketball during second quarter of Game 3 of the 2019 NBA West Conference Semifinal Playoffs on May 4, 2019 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevon Looney will play in Game 4 of NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors will get one of their top reserves back at crucial time

Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney (5) fouls Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) as both go after a loose basketball during second quarter of Game 3 of the 2019 NBA West Conference Semifinal Playoffs on May 4, 2019 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Durant out for Game 4 of NBA Finals, Thompson will return

Durant out for Game 4 of NBA Finals, Thompson will return

Warriors forward Kevin Durant has not yet been cleared to practice and take contact

Durant out for Game 4 of NBA Finals, Thompson will return
Golden State Warriors fans cheer during Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on June 5, 2019. (Kevin Hume / S.F. Examiner)

Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens banned, fined for shoving Kyle Lowry

Golden State minority shareholder Mark Stevens shoved Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry in Game 3

Golden State Warriors fans cheer during Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on June 5, 2019. (Kevin Hume / S.F. Examiner)