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DeMarcus Cousins addresses the media during Golden State Warriors Media Day on Sept. 23, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors looking for statement win over Pelicans

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- Even though won’t…

 

Kevin Durant, seen here on March 30, 2018, scored 29 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals in Houston. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors take commanding 3-1 series lead behind Death Lineup in New Orleans

Steve Kerr has sent out three different starting lineups in the first…

 

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…

 

Warriors forward Kevin Durant hangs off the rim after dunking the ball as the Warriors take on the New Orleans Pelicans in game one of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena on Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors defeat Pelicans to open Western Conference Semifinals

The Golden State Warriors used a huge second quarter to defeat the…

Warriors forward Kevin Durant hangs off the rim after dunking the ball as the Warriors take on the New Orleans Pelicans in game one of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena on Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Steph Curry wasn’t surprised to hear members of the Houston Rockets claim they’ll be able to topple the Warriors in the playoffs. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Is Houston actually a problem for Golden State?

As the Warriors completed their last East Coast road trip of the…

Steph Curry wasn’t surprised to hear members of the Houston Rockets claim they’ll be able to topple the Warriors in the playoffs. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here Dec. 3, was ejected from Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

Warriors roar back from being down 21 but Curry sprains ankle

The Golden State Warriors surmounted a 21-point first-half deficit but lost Stephen…

Kevin Durant, seen here Dec. 3, was ejected from Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)
Kevin Durant returned to action for the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors win easily in KD’s return

OAKLAND — The game at Oracle Arena was largely meaningless: The Golden…

Kevin Durant returned to action for the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
DeMarcus Cousins has a new home. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Kevin Durant says Pelicans’ Cousins-Davis pairing could be ‘legendary’

OAKLAND — Asked about the DeMarcus Cousins trade to the New Orleans Pelicans,…

DeMarcus Cousins has a new home. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Steve Kerr and Alvin Gentry aren't worried about Klay Thompson in the long run. Overcoming the Pelicans' injuries on the other hand is a different story. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors, Pelicans not fretting over small-sample anomalies

OAKLAND — A pair of unsustainable trends have emerged for the Golden…

Steve Kerr and Alvin Gentry aren't worried about Klay Thompson in the long run. Overcoming the Pelicans' injuries on the other hand is a different story. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw, seen here on October 21, sprained his ankle in New Orleans on Friday and will be evaluated when the team returns to the Bay Area. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors finish one cupcake, prepare for another

Dubs will be without McCaw for rest of road trip The Golden…

Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw, seen here on October 21, sprained his ankle in New Orleans on Friday and will be evaluated when the team returns to the Bay Area. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)
To gain control of the NBA Finals, Klay Thompson (11) and the Warriors will need to reignite their stagnant offense, which has been slowed down by the physical Cavaliers. Ben Margot/AP File Photo

Back to drawing board for Curry, Warriors

Your turn, Alvin Gentry and Steve Kerr. The NBA playoffs are a…

To gain control of the NBA Finals, Klay Thompson (11) and the Warriors will need to reignite their stagnant offense, which has been slowed down by the physical Cavaliers. Ben Margot/AP File Photo
BEN MARGOT/AP FILE PHOTO

Back to drawing board for Curry, Warriors

Your turn, Alvin Gentry and Steve Kerr. The NBA playoffs are a…

BEN MARGOT/AP FILE PHOTO
Gerald Herbert/APWarriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates after his 3-pointer late in regulation tied the game. The Warriors won in overtime.

Curry's last gasp helps Warriors survive in OT, take 3-0 series lead

NEW ORLEANS — Stephen Curry scored 40 points, including a 3-pointer in…

Gerald Herbert/APWarriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates after his 3-pointer late in regulation tied the game. The Warriors won in overtime.
Gerald Herbert/APThe Warriors’ Stephen Curry celebrates his tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation Thursday. Curry scored 40 points as the Warriors grabbed a 3-0 series lead.

Mariotti: 'A miracle' as Curry's prayer caps historic comeback for Warriors in OT win

NEW ORLEANS — The casino is over by the river, not far…

Gerald Herbert/APThe Warriors’ Stephen Curry celebrates his tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation Thursday. Curry scored 40 points as the Warriors grabbed a 3-0 series lead.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP FIle PhotoCoach Steve Kerr will need to get the Warriors playing better or it could be a short playoff run.

Dickey: Warriors better pick up pace, or failure ahead

The current Warriors team is trying to become the second NBA champion…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP FIle PhotoCoach Steve Kerr will need to get the Warriors playing better or it could be a short playoff run.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP FIle PhotoThe Warriors Draymond Green has become the heartbeat of the Warriors and their success.

Green comes through loud and clear

OAKLAND — With every passing game, every fourth-quarter stonewalling and outshining of…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP FIle PhotoThe Warriors Draymond Green has become the heartbeat of the Warriors and their success.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Warriors’ Andrew Bogut

Spander: No secrets: Better, smarter, stingier team won

OAKLAND — It took so long this time. The Warriors won it,…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Warriors’ Andrew Bogut
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APIt wasn’t hard to get the loud Warriors crowd into Game 2 Monday

The Full Monty: Defense fuels Warriors in Game 2 after Pelicans coach ignites crowd

OAKLAND — This wasn't just any rookie playoff mistake, the view voiced…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APIt wasn’t hard to get the loud Warriors crowd into Game 2 Monday
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Warriors' Festus Ezeli

Warriors hang on, grab 2-0 series lead

OAKLAND — First, Coach of the Year. Now, Steve Kerr turns into…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Warriors' Festus Ezeli