Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green argues with Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James while Stephen Curry shoots foul shots during the second quarter in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.  (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal)

Cavs beat Warriors by going bonkers from deep, an unsustainable approach

CLEVELAND — Going 16-0 in the postseason was never the goal for…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green argues with Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James while Stephen Curry shoots foul shots during the second quarter in Game 4 of the NBA Finals Friday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.  (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal)
The Cleveland Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert is hammered inside by the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant during the fourth quarter on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Warriors won, 118-113, for a 3-0 series lead. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

KD drains cold-blooded 3, snatches souls of Cavs fans everywhere

CLEVELAND — Midwesterners view sports differently than Californians. Sure, West Coast fans are…

The Cleveland Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert is hammered inside by the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant during the fourth quarter on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Warriors won, 118-113, for a 3-0 series lead. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)
Steph Curry. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Steph Curry. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Who will win their first Finals MVP this year? Kevin Durant is leading the race right now, but Stephen Curry could win it with a big Game 4. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Who is the Warriors’ Finals MVP?

CLEVELAND — Soon, the Golden State Warriors will win their second title…

Who will win their first Finals MVP this year? Kevin Durant is leading the race right now, but Stephen Curry could win it with a big Game 4. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a basket as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) looks on during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cavs have no answers for Steph and KD, again

OAKLAND — Less than three minutes into the second half of the…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a basket as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) looks on during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr calls out plays during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Return of Kerr, Klay’s shooting are welcome sights for Warriors

OAKLAND — One of them hadn’t been seen. The other hadn’t been…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr calls out plays during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a loss against the Golden State Warriors during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors can’t stop LeBron, settle for Cavs teammates

OAKLAND — How do you stop LeBron James, the unstoppable force of…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a loss against the Golden State Warriors during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles behind his back as Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert (4) reaches for the ball during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors claim 2-0 lead in Finals thanks to yet another 3rd-quarter burst

OAKLAND — Less than three minutes into the second half of the Golden…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles behind his back as Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert (4) reaches for the ball during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson (24) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors expect Cavs to change gameplan — Cleveland vet disagrees

OAKLAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers said after Game 1 that it was…

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson (24) during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 1, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a three pointer against the Utah Jazz during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

How does Warriors-Cavs rank as an all-time NBA rivalry?

Highly — but don’t ask LeBron, Steph about it OAKLAND — When…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a three pointer against the Utah Jazz during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to 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)
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)
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)
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)
Stephen Curry and Emma Booth play a brutal couple in the worthy “Hounds of Love.” (Courtesy Jean-Paul Horre)

‘Hounds of Love’ a serial killer picture with depth

“Hounds of Love” centers on two serial killers and their latest schoolgirl…

Stephen Curry and Emma Booth play a brutal couple in the worthy “Hounds of Love.” (Courtesy Jean-Paul Horre)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates a three pointer during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Draymond, Steph enjoy ‘carte blanche’ freedom with Warriors

OAKLAND — Just inside the opening minute of the Golden State Warriors’…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates a three pointer during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Fans cheer for Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) after he makes a jumper against the Utah Jazz during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jazz’s best doesn’t matter against Warriors

OAKLAND — The Utah Jazz got what they needed desperately: Their two…

Fans cheer for Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) after he makes a jumper against the Utah Jazz during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) takes the ball to the basket against the Utah Jazz during Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors use speed to grow quick lead against Jazz

Golden State lands early blow in clash of styles with Jazz OAKLAND…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) takes the ball to the basket against the Utah Jazz during Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and the Warriors asserted their will from the opening tip on Monday, completing their sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors leave no room for doubt, sweep Blazers

Dubs blitz Blazers, cruise to some well-deserved time off PORTLAND, Ore. —…

Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and the Warriors asserted their will from the opening tip on Monday, completing their sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)