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Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins (0) looks back to the ref looking for a foul during a loose ball rebound during the first quarter of Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on June 5, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cousins takes step back in Game 3 of NBA Finals

DeMarcus Cousins, now faced with more playing time with an injury to Kevon Looney, regressed

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins (0) looks back to the ref looking for a foul during a loose ball rebound during the first quarter of Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on June 5, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Warriors choose to sit Thompson, drop Game 3 at home despite Curry flurry

Warriors choose to sit Thompson, drop Game 3 at home despite Curry flurry

Stephen Curry scores 47, but Golden State falls to 3-6 without both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson

Warriors choose to sit Thompson, drop Game 3 at home despite Curry flurry
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)

Klay Thompson still questionable, Durant could play as early as Friday

Klay Thompson was still an unknown before Game 3 of the Finals, but Durant could return soon

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)
Warriors guard Klay Thompson dribbles the ball at Oracle Arena during a practice on June 4, 2019, before Game 3 of the NBA Finals. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Kolsky: The Beautiful lie of Strength in Numbers

Sketching out what Game 3 looks like after the first two games of the NBA Finals

Warriors guard Klay Thompson dribbles the ball at Oracle Arena during a practice on June 4, 2019, before Game 3 of the NBA Finals. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins practices at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on June 4, 2019, before Game 3 of the NBA Finals. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

DeMarcus Cousins has one goal in mind after returning from quad tear

Having spent 12 months rehabbing and six more weeks injured, Cousins is ready for Finals closeup

Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins practices at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on June 4, 2019, before Game 3 of the NBA Finals. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Klay Thompson readies to put up a shot during practice at Oracle Arena on June 4, 2019, ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Warriors’ Durant ruled out for Game 3; Thompson questionable

Andre Iguodala will play, but Kevon Looney has been ruled out for the series

Klay Thompson readies to put up a shot during practice at Oracle Arena on June 4, 2019, ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
the third quarter of Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 2, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)                                Klay Thompson guards Kawhi Leonard in the third quarter of Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 2, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Injury update: Kevon Looney, Klay Thompson undergo MRIs

Kevon Looney is out indefinitely after an upper-torso injury, Klay Thompson listed as questionable

the third quarter of Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 2, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)                                Klay Thompson guards Kawhi Leonard in the third quarter of Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 2, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook (4) sets-up for a jump shot in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on June 2, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State gets big contributions from bench in Game 2 win

Bogut and Cook provide important minutes as Warriors get 25 points from reserves

  • Jun 2, 2019
Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook (4) sets-up for a jump shot in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on June 2, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) sets-up for a 3-point basket attempt before Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) can reach to try to block the shot during the first quarter of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 2, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney injured in Game 2

Golden State returns to Oakland battered, with both Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney nursing injuries

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) sets-up for a 3-point basket attempt before Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) can reach to try to block the shot during the first quarter of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 2, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) gets chased around on offense by Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first quarter of Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 2, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State takes Game 2 of NBA Finals, but Thompson injury lingers

Warriors return to Oakland with a split in Toronto, but Klay Thompson’s injury looms

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) gets chased around on offense by Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first quarter of Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 2, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr addresses the media before Game 2 of the NBA Finals on June 2, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Kerr makes familiar statement with Vote For Our Lives t-shirt

Steve Kerr, a the son of a victim of gun violence, makes statement before Game 2

Steve Kerr addresses the media before Game 2 of the NBA Finals on June 2, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) presses Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) as the fourth quarter clock winds down its final seconds during Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals on May 16, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Andre Iguodala will start for Golden State in Game 2

Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is recovered from calf tightness, will play against Raptors

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) presses Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) as the fourth quarter clock winds down its final seconds during Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals on May 16, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry wins Al Attles Award

Stephen Curry wins Al Attles Award

Stephen Curry wins award for community service ahead of Game 2

Stephen Curry wins Al Attles Award
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks to the media before Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on May 30, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Experts at bouncing back, Finals are a different matter for Warriors

With a track record of rebounding from losses, Golden State has never dropped Game 1 of the Finals

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks to the media before Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on May 30, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (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)

Durant not cleared for contact, could he play in Game 3?

Could Kevin Durant possibly play as early as Game 3 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)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) tries to block a lay-up drive by Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the 1st quarter of Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals on May 30, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State has met the enemy, and it’s them

Toronto Raptors bear striking similarities to first Warriors title team

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) tries to block a lay-up drive by Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the 1st quarter of Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals on May 30, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Golden State Warriors unveil their 2017-18 NBA Championship banner before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

On Sports Media: Jackson, Gundy wax nostalgic about end of Oracle

For Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy the last NBA Finals at Oracle is special

  • Jun 2, 2019
The Golden State Warriors unveil their 2017-18 NBA Championship banner before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors center Draymond Green (23) grins as he misses a practice shot before the start Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on May 30, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

For Golden State to beat Raptors, Green has to live up to own billing

Golden State’s transition defense needs to improve, and that starts with Draymond Green

Golden State Warriors center Draymond Green (23) grins as he misses a practice shot before the start Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on May 30, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) attempt a 3-point score over Jazz guard kyle Korver (26) during the third quarter of the game on February 12, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Andre Iguodala MRI comes back clean, but will he play Game 2?

Andre Iguodala injured his left leg late in Thursday’s Game 1 loss in the NBA Finals, underwent MRI

Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) attempt a 3-point score over Jazz guard kyle Korver (26) during the third quarter of the game on February 12, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari (8) is fouled by the Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant while driving to the basket in the second quarter during Game 6 of the first-round playoff series at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Kevin Durant nears return, but it won’t be in Game 2

After a Game 1 that showed Golden State’s weaknesses without Kevin Durant, he’s ruled out of Game 2

The Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari (8) is fouled by the Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant while driving to the basket in the second quarter during Game 6 of the first-round playoff series at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)