Portland Trail Blazers

Oakland native Damian Lillard had plenty to celebrate in Game 3, when he scored 40 points — going eight-for-13 from 3-point range — with 10 assists and five rebounds. (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP)

Blazers roll over Warriors, make it a series

PORTLAND, Ore. — After outplaying the Golden State Warriors for the first…

Oakland native Damian Lillard had plenty to celebrate in Game 3, when he scored 40 points — going eight-for-13 from 3-point range — with 10 assists and five rebounds. (Craig Mitchelldyer/AP)
It's been a tough series for Damian Lillard so far. The series returns to Portland where he'll ensure his team isn't swept. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

#They might be Warriors

Oakland native and Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard loves it when you…

It's been a tough series for Damian Lillard so far. The series returns to Portland where he'll ensure his team isn't swept. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Draymond Green has filled in as the leader of the Warriors in Stephen Curry’s absence. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Draymond Green drives Warriors to expect more

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry might be the face of the Warriors with…

Draymond Green has filled in as the leader of the Warriors in Stephen Curry’s absence. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/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' Klay Thompson (11) drives to the basket during the first half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool)

Warriors complete Herculean comeback, take 2-0 series lead

OAKLAND — It certainly wasn’t boring. Before Tuesday, the last six contests…

Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) drives to the basket during the first half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool)
Pablo Sandoval looks to be ending his 2016 season without a hit. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

Pablo Sandoval’s season over before it ever started

The Boston Red Sox announced on Monday that former Even Year hero…

Pablo Sandoval looks to be ending his 2016 season without a hit. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
The Warriors' defense, led by Andrew Bogut, has taken the spotlight in Stephen Curry's absence. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Warriors hope to continue defensive showcase

OAKLAND — Andrew Bogut has taken to publicly calling himself unflattering names.…

The Warriors' defense, led by Andrew Bogut, has taken the spotlight in Stephen Curry's absence. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
In Stephen Curry’s absence, Klay Thompson led all scorers with 37 points on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Thompson hit seven 3-pointers for the third-straight game. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Klay and Dray’s day: Warriors’ other stars ensure 1-0 series lead over Portland

OAKLAND — It wasn’t supposed to get easier. Sure, the Golden State…

In Stephen Curry’s absence, Klay Thompson led all scorers with 37 points on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Thompson hit seven 3-pointers for the third-straight game. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Even with the MVP yukking it up on the bench in a suit, the Rockets couldn't slow down the Warriors' other stars like Draymond Green. (Ben Margot/AP)

Warriors send hapless Rockets home with Curry wearing a suit coat

The next round won’t be this easy. It can’t be. The Warriors…

Even with the MVP yukking it up on the bench in a suit, the Rockets couldn't slow down the Warriors' other stars like Draymond Green. (Ben Margot/AP)
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors reminded everyone they’re still the best team in the league on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Dubs overcame an early deficit to win 136-111. (Ben Margot/AP)

Oracle magic restored: Warriors log win No. 69 by trouncing Trail Blazers

OAKLAND — The sky isn’t falling for the Golden State Warriors after…

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors reminded everyone they’re still the best team in the league on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Dubs overcame an early deficit to win 136-111. (Ben Margot/AP)
Saint Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli looks up at the scoreboard in a game against Virginia Commonwealth during the championship game of the Atlantic 10 men's tournament. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Saint Joseph’s coach didn’t waste his time scouting Pac-12

Saint Joseph’s men’s basketball coach Phil Martelli is like your East Coast…

Saint Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli looks up at the scoreboard in a game against Virginia Commonwealth during the championship game of the Atlantic 10 men's tournament. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, and Andre Iguodala celebrate a score against the Portland Trail Blazers during Friday's game in Oakland. (Ben Margot/AP)

Threes rain as Warriors exact revenge on Blazers

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Klay Thompson had 37 and the…

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, and Andre Iguodala celebrate a score against the Portland Trail Blazers during Friday's game in Oakland. (Ben Margot/AP)
Ben Margot/APThe Warriors' Stephen Curry guards the Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard during Golden States win Thursday.

Curry breaks 3-point record, Warriors beat Blazers

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry eclipsed his own NBA record for most 3-pointers…

Ben Margot/APThe Warriors' Stephen Curry guards the Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard during Golden States win Thursday.
Greg Wahl-Stephens/APThe Warriors' Stephen Curry scored a game-high 33 points in Golden State's win over the Blazers.

Warriors clinch division with 122-108 victory over Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. — Stephen Curry had 33 points and 10 assists and…

Greg Wahl-Stephens/APThe Warriors' Stephen Curry scored a game-high 33 points in Golden State's win over the Blazers.
Ross D. Franklin/AP file photoBlazers guard Damian Lillard

Oakland's Lillard replaces Clippers' Griffin in All-Star Game

NEW YORK — Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been added to…

Ross D. Franklin/AP file photoBlazers guard Damian Lillard
Don Ryan/APThe Warriors' Klay Thompson

Thompson's late hoop gives Warriors win over Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Klay Thompson scored 29 points, including a go-ahead jumper…

Don Ryan/APThe Warriors' Klay Thompson
AP Photo/Steve DykesGolden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland

Curry has 47, but Warriors fall 119-117 to Blazers

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points, including the go-ahead jumper in overtime, and…

AP Photo/Steve DykesGolden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland
AP Photo/Don RyanGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry

Curry, Thompson lift Warriors past Trail Blazers

Stephen Curry scored 28 of his 37 points in the second half…

AP Photo/Don RyanGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry
AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezPortland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) goes up for a shot next to Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday

Curry leads Warriors past Trail Blazers, 103-88

Stephen Curry had 38 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and the…

AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezPortland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) goes up for a shot next to Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday
Ben Margot/APPortland Trail Blazers' Mo Williams

Warriors lose third straight game after scuffle swings momentum

OAKLAND -- The referees threw Mo Williams and Wesley Matthews out of…

Ben Margot/APPortland Trail Blazers' Mo Williams