Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder bench could only watch as Andre Iguodala's (not pictured) defense set up scoring runs by the Splash Brothers. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Iguodala bolsters rep as postseason stopper

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Splash Brothers will get most of the credit…

The Thunder bench could only watch as Andre Iguodala's (not pictured) defense set up scoring runs by the Splash Brothers. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
Klay Thompson, above, soars to dunk the ball in the fourth quarter of Game 6 on Saturday in Oklahoma City.  (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Klay Thompson’s 41 equals 7

OKLAHOMA CITY — Klay Thompson made a playoff-record 11 3-pointers and scored…

Klay Thompson, above, soars to dunk the ball in the fourth quarter of Game 6 on Saturday in Oklahoma City.  (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) celebrates after scoring against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the Western Conference finals Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Dubs welcome back vintage Draymond

Hi, Draymond, and welcome back to our world, really to your world,…

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) celebrates after scoring against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the Western Conference finals Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Anchored by a resurgent Andrew Bogut, the Golden State Warriors' defense was much improved in Game 5 on Thursday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Golden State’s quest for title No. 5 survives Game 5

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors extended their season at least one…

Anchored by a resurgent Andrew Bogut, the Golden State Warriors' defense was much improved in Game 5 on Thursday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Stephen Curry and the Warriors have to win on Thursday to avoid being crowned too early as the best team of all time. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Warriors must take care of business at home to avoid historic letdown

OAKLAND — The Warriors’ dream season has taken a nightmarish turn in…

Stephen Curry and the Warriors have to win on Thursday to avoid being crowned too early as the best team of all time. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Klay Thompson (11) reacts in the final moments against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The Thunder won 118-94. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

For stumbling Warriors, it’s back to drawing board

Five takeaways from Game 4 of The Blowout Formerly Known As The…

Klay Thompson (11) reacts in the final moments against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The Thunder won 118-94. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates against the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Golden State blown out in back-to-back contests in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY — It was a disastrous trip to Oklahoma City for…

Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates against the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
Draymond Green avoided a suspension on Monday and will play Game 4 in Oklahoma City. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Green granted reprieve, will play Game 4

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Golden State Warriors received some good news a…

Draymond Green avoided a suspension on Monday and will play Game 4 in Oklahoma City. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
Draymond Green and Stephen Curry can only watch after the Oklahoma City Thunder opened up a huge lead in Game 3 on Sunday. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Lame Warriors appear for Game 3

Three takeaways from Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday…

Draymond Green and Stephen Curry can only watch after the Oklahoma City Thunder opened up a huge lead in Game 3 on Sunday. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
The Oklahoma City Thunder dominated Game 3 from the opening tip to the final buzzer. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

OKC stars return heavy punch in Game 3 against Warriors

OKLAHOMA CITY — After absorbing the first blowout of the series, the…

The Oklahoma City Thunder dominated Game 3 from the opening tip to the final buzzer. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
The Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder return to the southwest for Game 3 today. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Western Conference Finals shifts to enemy territory

The Golden State Warriors return to Oklahoma City tonight for the first…

The Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder return to the southwest for Game 3 today. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
The Golden State Warriors effectively contained Kevin Durant in the second half by sending multiple defenders at him. The former MVP finished the contest with eight turnovers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Dominating after halftime keys Champs’ equalizer

OAKLAND — Win the third quarter, win the game. That’s been the…

The Golden State Warriors effectively contained Kevin Durant in the second half by sending multiple defenders at him. The former MVP finished the contest with eight turnovers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
The Thunder dominated the second half of Game 1 by forcing turnovers and disrupting the Warriors’ offense. The Dubs said Tuesday that the problem is execution, not design. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Warriors determined to return to their signature style in Game 2

Since Steve Kerr took over two seasons ago, the Golden State Warriors…

The Thunder dominated the second half of Game 1 by forcing turnovers and disrupting the Warriors’ offense. The Dubs said Tuesday that the problem is execution, not design. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Russell Westbrook’s overwhelming third quarter spurred the Thunder to a Game 1 win over the Golden State Warriors. He finished with 27 points, 12 assists and seven steals. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Warriors in uncharted territory under Kerr after Game 1 defeat

OAKLAND — In a season full of firsts for the Golden State…

Russell Westbrook’s overwhelming third quarter spurred the Thunder to a Game 1 win over the Golden State Warriors. He finished with 27 points, 12 assists and seven steals. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Draymond Green pledges to cut down on technicals

Draymond Green pledges to cut down on technicals

OAKLAND — Stunningly, Draymond Green kept his mouth shut on the court…

Draymond Green pledges to cut down on technicals
The excitement of the NBA Playoffs can finally get under way with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors ready to do battle in the Western Conference Finals. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

’Bout time: NBA needs Thunder-Warriors clash

OK, now that the jayvee games are over finally, can we start…

The excitement of the NBA Playoffs can finally get under way with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors ready to do battle in the Western Conference Finals. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder enter the Western Conference Finals red hot. (Alonzo Adams/AP)

Thunder rolling into the Bay Area

After getting blown out and buried by the media following Game 1,…

Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder enter the Western Conference Finals red hot. (Alonzo Adams/AP)
Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry also provides the by far most value per buck in the league. (Ben Margot/AP)

As money player, Curry is in league of his own

We all know about the cold-blooded 3-pointers, killer cross-overs and ridiculous circus…

Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry also provides the by far most value per buck in the league. (Ben Margot/AP)
Gregg Popovich and most NBA fans were dismayed with the way Game 1 of that series ended. But, it’s all business as usual for the league. (Eric Gay/AP)

NBA or WWE? Blown calls leave many to wonder again

For the longest time, Balls wasn’t into conspiracy theories. Preposterous, it thought…

Gregg Popovich and most NBA fans were dismayed with the way Game 1 of that series ended. But, it’s all business as usual for the league. (Eric Gay/AP)
Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers  during a news conference at Warriors headquarters in Oakland. (Paul Sakuma/2012 AP)

Warriors GM reveals what is ‘the worst’ part of his job

It was the game that dominated conversations in the Bay Area and…

Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers  during a news conference at Warriors headquarters in Oakland. (Paul Sakuma/2012 AP)