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LeBron James addresses the media after Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Where will LeBron James go, and what’s the impact on the Golden State Warriors?

The Golden State Warriors are champions, and the party in Oakland is…

 

Center Javale McGee drives to the basket for two as the Golden State Warriors take on the San Antonio Spurs in game one of the opening round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena on April 14, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Old Warriors show up, bully Spurs to open title defense

OAKLAND — Less than an hour before the Golden State Warriors began…

 

Forward Kevin Durant puts up two on a pull-up jump shot as the Golden State Warriors take on the San Antonio Spurs in game one of the opening round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena on Saturday, April 14, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors-Spurs Game One 2018 NBA Playoffs

The Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 113-92 in game…

 

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)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) and forward Draymond Green (23) block San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (1) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors rise above undermanned Spurs

OAKLAND — Kawhi Leonard has played fewer than 10 games since he…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) and forward Draymond Green (23) block San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson (1) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr, seen here October 17. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors cruise past Spurs after overcoming 19-point deficit

Three nights after dismantling the Los Angeles Clippers by 28 points, the…

Steve Kerr, seen here October 17. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr watches shootaround in the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Spurs coach expresses sympathy for Steve Kerr

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Spurs head man Gregg Popovich and Golden State…

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr watches shootaround in the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry soars for a layup as Manu Ginobli can only watch. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors headed to third-straight NBA Finals after sweeping West playoffs

Fo’, Fo’, Fo’ equals three SAN ANTONIO — The Golden State Warriors…

Stephen Curry soars for a layup as Manu Ginobli can only watch. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors took care of a shorthanded San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors roll as Popovich plays long game

SAN ANTONIO — Sports can be so simple. For the San Antonio…

Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors took care of a shorthanded San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Kawhi Leonard hobbles down the court after hurting his ankle in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals in Oakland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Kawhi out, Warriors aim to avoid letdown

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is holding…

Kawhi Leonard hobbles down the court after hurting his ankle in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals in Oakland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Gregg Popovich was disappointed in the San Antonio Spurs’ ability to bounce back without Kawhi Leonard. If they can’t reverse that quickly, the Golden State Warriors will have plenty of downtime before the NBA Finals. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Gregg Popovich’s act fails to motivate Kawhi-less Spurs

OAKLAND — When Gregg Popovich put on a show, calling Zaza Pachulia…

Gregg Popovich was disappointed in the San Antonio Spurs’ ability to bounce back without Kawhi Leonard. If they can’t reverse that quickly, the Golden State Warriors will have plenty of downtime before the NBA Finals. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich railed against Zaza Pachulia from the San Antonio Spurs’ hotel in San Francisco on Monday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Is it Dirty Zaza or Unlucky Kawhi? Depends on who you support

OAKLAND — The issue deals with laundry, more specifically uniforms, such as…

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich railed against Zaza Pachulia from the San Antonio Spurs’ hotel in San Francisco on Monday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry reminded the world why they’re former MVPs on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

KD, Steph rescue Warriors in Game 1 comeback

OAKLAND — With just over four minutes to go in the Golden…

Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry reminded the world why they’re former MVPs on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Kawhi Leonard was injured in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, which is an unfortunate situation for everyone — even if his absence did lead to a Warriors win. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Regrettable play leaves Spurs without best player, Warriors defending themselves

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors got blitzed out of the gates…

Kawhi Leonard was injured in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, which is an unfortunate situation for everyone — even if his absence did lead to a Warriors win. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Gregg Popovich made a case that Zaza Pachulia is a dirty player. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Spurs coach furious Warriors center injured Kawhi Leonard

OAKLAND — Kawhi Leonard was hurt in Game 1 of the Western Conference…

Gregg Popovich made a case that Zaza Pachulia is a dirty player. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
The matchup of Kawhi Leonard against Kevin Durant is always entertaining. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

5 things to watch for in Warriors’ overdue series against Spurs

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors welcome their first postseason opponent who…

The matchup of Kawhi Leonard against Kevin Durant is always entertaining. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Gregg Popovich remains a legend. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

WATCH: Gregg Popovich’s pregame comedy routine blasts Trump

OAKLAND — There's no one in pro sports quite like San Antonio…

Gregg Popovich remains a legend. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Kawhi Leonard collects a Golden State Warriors turnover, a sight that was all too common Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State reminded of why you play the games

Very clever of the Warriors, trying to con the NBA into thinking…

Kawhi Leonard collects a Golden State Warriors turnover, a sight that was all too common Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant hits the deck after getting tangled up with San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard following a missed layup during the Golden State Warriors' home opener at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night in Oakland. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

New-look Warriors embarrassed by Spurs in season-opener

OAKLAND — By the time Jay-Z and Beyonce took their courtside seats…

Kevin Durant hits the deck after getting tangled up with San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard following a missed layup during the Golden State Warriors' home opener at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night in Oakland. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mike Brown, second in from right, was on San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich’s staff when Steve Kerr was still a player. Popovich couldn’t help himself from making jokes at both of their expense before Tuesday’s season opener. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Pop guides Steve Kerr in filling vacancy, where to urinate

Last season opener, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was unable…

Mike Brown, second in from right, was on San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich’s staff when Steve Kerr was still a player. Popovich couldn’t help himself from making jokes at both of their expense before Tuesday’s season opener. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)