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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers on October 12, 2018 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors set to open season with ring night, banner raising

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- For the third…

 

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (0) lays on the ground as Golden State Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia (27) and Nick Young (6) get up during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Russ/Zaza drama is an unfortunate byproduct of Warriors turning it on against the Thunder

The Golden State Warriors finally solved the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday night,…

 

Russell Westbrook was a blur to the Golden State Warriors defense early in Tuesday’s game in Oakland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Russell Westbrook takes it to the Warriors again

OAKLAND — About seven hours before the tipoff of the Golden State…

 

Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder had plenty to smile about on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors hit new low in loss to Thunder

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors never led in their game against…

Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder had plenty to smile about on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) watches a three point shot swish against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

KD, Warriors have little interest in talking Thunder

OAKLAND — Kevin Durant doesn't much feel like rehashing his departure from…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) watches a three point shot swish against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers hands out All Star jerseys before the NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

KD and Russ ‘break the ice’ at All-Star game

Midway through the first quarter of the All-Star game on Sunday night,…

Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers hands out All Star jerseys before the NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) takes a charge on Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr won’t say if KD and Westbrook will share the floor in All-Star game

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr hasn't spent any time wondering what it will be…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) takes a charge on Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here in January, and his former teammate Andre Roberson exchanged words Saturday in Oklahoma City. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors thrive in front of angry OKC crowd

After the Oklahoma City Thunder drained back-to-back 3-pointers late in the third…

Kevin Durant, seen here in January, and his former teammate Andre Roberson exchanged words Saturday in Oklahoma City. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant being on the Golden State Warriors is a sore spot for some of his old teammates. But at least Russell Westbrook is keeping the budding rivalry fun. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

First chapter of Russ/KD rivalry made fun by Westbrook

Surely by now you’ve heard that tonight’s Golden State Warriors game has…

Kevin Durant being on the Golden State Warriors is a sore spot for some of his old teammates. But at least Russell Westbrook is keeping the budding rivalry fun. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates after scoring a three pointer against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No revenge for Thunder: Warriors blow out KD’s old team

OAKLAND — Kevin Durant's first game against his old team was dominated…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates after scoring a three pointer against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on November 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams during the second half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Curry punishes OKC big men, Dubs advance

OAKLAND — The days of successfully switching a big man onto Stephen…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams during the second half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Familiar feeling returns to Warriors fans at Oracle

It was Steph. It was defense. It was Shaun. It was the…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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)
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)
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)