Golden State Warriors

Andrew Bogut rejoining Warriors, adds depth at center

OAKLAND, Calif.  (AP) — Andrew Bogut is rejoining the Golden State Warriors after being cleared by his Australian team, the Sydney Kings. Golden State had an open roster spot and chose to use it at center. The Warriors lost Damian Jones in December, and he underwent surgery for a torn left pectoral muscle. Bogut, the 2005 … Continue reading Andrew Bogut rejoining Warriors, adds depth at center

Curry scores 28, carries Warriors to 120-117 win over 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Curry has done it all in the NBA, so when he shook off foul trouble to score the decisive points down the stretch to again rally Golden State, the feat was met with not much more than a shrug. It’s what Curry does. But maybe that greatness is sometimes taken for … Continue reading Curry scores 28, carries Warriors to 120-117 win over 76ers

Warriors host some kids from Stoneman Douglas for practice

MIAMI — Stephen Curry would ordinarily be getting off his feet as fast as possible after a morning shootaround practice, saving his legs for the looming game that night. Wednesday, however, wasn’t ordinary. Golden State coach Steve Kerr invited some students — including ones from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, the school in Parkland where 17 students … Continue reading Warriors host some kids from Stoneman Douglas for practice

OAKLAND, Calif | Without ill James Harden, Rockets hold off Warriors 118-112

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Eric Gordon scored 25 points with four 3-pointers, Chris Paul converted two free throws with 1:08 left on the way to 23, and the Houston Rockets outplayed the Golden State Warriors without ill NBA scoring leader James Harden for a 118-112 victory Saturday night. Stephen Curry’s 3 with 1:57 to play … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Without ill James Harden, Rockets hold off Warriors 118-112

OAKLAND, Calif | Curry scores 36 as Warriors hold off Kings 125-123

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 36 points, hitting 10 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors survived a hectic finish to beat the Sacramento Kings 125-123 on Thursday night. Kevin Durant added 28 points, nine rebounds and tied his career-high with seven blocks. DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points and 10 rebounds in his first … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Curry scores 36 as Warriors hold off Kings 125-123

OAKLAND, Calif | Durant lets loose after Warriors beat Spurs 141-102

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant wants everyone to forget the free agency chatter and speculation about where he might play next season, calling it “unnecessary.” That’s still months away and he is trying to win another championship with the Golden State Warriors. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP wants no part of any association … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Durant lets loose after Warriors beat Spurs 141-102

OAKLAND, Calif  | Klay Thompson torches Bulls again in Warriors 146-109 win

OAKLAND, Calif — January 11, 2019—  Klay Thompson picked up where he left off on his record-setting night in Chicago earlier this season, making seven more 3-pointers and scoring 30 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 146-109 victory over the Bulls on Friday night. Thompson set an NBA mark in the first meeting between … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif  | Klay Thompson torches Bulls again in Warriors 146-109 win

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. | James’ MRI shows groin strain, Lakers say he’s day to day

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — LeBron James got good news Wednesday on his injured groin. An MRI exam showed that the four-time NBA MVP merely strained his left groin in the Los Angeles Lakers’ win over the Golden State Warriors on Christmas night. James will likely be dealing with soreness for several days, and the Lakers … Continue reading EL SEGUNDO, Calif. | James’ MRI shows groin strain, Lakers say he’s day to day

OAKLAND, Calif. | Leonard sits with bruised hip as Raptors rout Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif.— Kawhi Leonard sat out Toronto’s showdown against the Golden State Warriors because of a bruised right hip. The star forward was inactive for the second straight game Wednesday night, but the Raptors cruised to a 113-93 win at Golden State. Earlier in the day, Leonard was deemed questionable while getting treatment on his … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Leonard sits with bruised hip as Raptors rout Warriors

NBA Preview: It’s the Warriors, and then everyone else

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, handing the Golden State Warriors what will be their third set of championship rings from the last four seasons. A banner will be displayed. Highlights will be shown. And then the Warriors will have to start all over again. The NBA’s 73rd season … Continue reading NBA Preview: It’s the Warriors, and then everyone else

OKLAHOMA CITY | Westbrook has procedure on knee; status for opener in doubt

OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee on Wednesday, putting his availability for the season opener against the Golden State Warriors in doubt. The team says Westbrook decided after suffering from inflammation in the knee this past weekend that he’d have the procedure. He’ll be re-evaluated … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | Westbrook has procedure on knee; status for opener in doubt

HAYWARD, Calif. | Stephen Curry shoots 86, finishes last in Web.com event

HAYWARD, Calif.  — Stephen Curry dropped 11 strokes to par on the first eight holes and shot a/an 16-over 86 on Friday to finish last in the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic. The Golden State Warriors star, making his second appearance in the event at TPC Stonebrae, finished at 17-over 157 after opening with a … Continue reading HAYWARD, Calif. | Stephen Curry shoots 86, finishes last in Web.com event

CLEVELAND | LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers

CLEVELAND — LeBron James is leaving home for Hollywood and an iconic team. The Los Angeles Lakers have a new superstar — L.A.-Bron. The NBA’s best player announced Sunday night that he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, joining one of the league’s most storied franchises and switching conferences to … Continue reading CLEVELAND | LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers

It begins: Free agency in NBA starts with a flourish

Kevin Durant is staying put for now.  So are Paul George and Chris Paul. Meanwhile, LeBron James‘ next move remains unclear. Durant has decided to sign a two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal cannot become official … Continue reading It begins: Free agency in NBA starts with a flourish

CLEVELAND | Guessing game: Cavs enter NBA draft unsure of LeBron’s plans

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James won’t be picking any players during Thursday’s NBA draft. At least not directly. With the trajectory of their franchise riding on where he decides to play next season and beyond, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter this year’s draft not knowing if they’re choosing a player to help them — and … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Guessing game: Cavs enter NBA draft unsure of LeBron’s plans

OAKLAND, Calif | Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight year, throngs of fans celebrated the Golden State Warriors with a parade for a team some are calling a basketball dynasty. Throngs of fans in gold and blue T-shirts and holding signs that read “Dynasty” and “Back to Back Champions” have taken their places behind barriers set … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif.  | Klay Thompson plays through pain in Game 2 win for Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif.  — Draymond Green saw Klay Thompson limping on his tender left ankle a day before Game 2 of the NBA Finals and quickly texted Nick Young to tell him the Golden State Warriors would need big minutes from the backup. But Golden State’s most durable player and understated star once again managed to … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif.  | Klay Thompson plays through pain in Game 2 win for Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif | After Game 1 gaffe, J.R. Smith seeking a bounce-back effort

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two days later, there is still no clarity on what J.R. Smith knew when he grabbed that offensive rebound in the final seconds of regulation of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Not even in Smith’s own mind. “I can’t say I was sure of anything at that point,” Smith said. … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | After Game 1 gaffe, J.R. Smith seeking a bounce-back effort

HOUSTON | Rockets lament missed chances after losing to Warriors

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets were up by 14 in the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors when they started missing from 3-point range. They shot themselves all the way from prime position to advance to the NBA Finals to the end of a solid season. James Harden was the first to miss. … Continue reading HOUSTON | Rockets lament missed chances after losing to Warriors

Western Conference Finals: Warriors, Rockets set for Game 7 in West finals

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Golden State Warriors lost Game 5 of the Western Conference finals to the Rockets on Thursday night to send them to the brink of elimination they vowed to be back in Houston for Game 7. After a resounding win in Game 6 that’s exactly where the defending champions are, preparing … Continue reading Western Conference Finals: Warriors, Rockets set for Game 7 in West finals

HOUSTON | Rockets lose ailing Chris Paul, vow to dig in for Game 6

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets will be without star guard Chris Paul for Game 6 because of a strained hamstring, a huge blow for a team trying to close out the Golden State Warriors. Paul was injured in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s victory that gave the Rockets a 3-2 lead in the … Continue reading HOUSTON | Rockets lose ailing Chris Paul, vow to dig in for Game 6

HOUSTON | Houston’s Chris Paul out for Game 6 vs Warriors with injury

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s Chris Paul will miss Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night because of a hamstring injury. Paul was injured in the fourth quarter of Houston’s win over the Warriors on Thursday night. The win gave the Rockets a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven … Continue reading HOUSTON | Houston’s Chris Paul out for Game 6 vs Warriors with injury

HOUSTON | Rockets have much to improve heading into Game 2 vs Warriors

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have plenty of things to fix after squandering their coveted home-court advantage in the Western Conference finals. Tops on their list: limiting turnovers, eliminating open 3s and making things tougher on the Golden State Warriors — particularly Kevin Durant. “Kevin Durant and (Stephen) Curry, they’re good. So they’re going … Continue reading HOUSTON | Rockets have much to improve heading into Game 2 vs Warriors

HOUSTON | Rockets, Warriors look to advance to conference finals

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul is a win away from finally reaching the Western Conference finals in his 10th season in the playoffs. But the Houston guard isn’t looking ahead to what most expect will be a showdown with the defending champion Golden State Warriors in the next round. After all, he’s been in this … Continue reading HOUSTON | Rockets, Warriors look to advance to conference finals

OAKLAND, Calif | Durant, defending champ Warriors get defensive, beat Spurs

OAKLAND, Calif | April 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Kevin Durant helped the defending champions get defensive in a hurry, finishing with 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as the Golden State Warriors returned to their old dominant selves at playoff time to beat the cold-shooting San Antonio Spurs 113-92 on Saturday. Durant, Draymond Green and … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Durant, defending champ Warriors get defensive, beat Spurs

SALT LAKE CITY | Jazz in position to claim 3 seed after beating Warriors

SALT LAKE CITY|  April 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Utah has a chance to write one more chapter to an improbable comeback story. The Jazz put themselves in position to claim the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference after cruising to a 119-79 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. Utah did not waste … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Jazz in position to claim 3 seed after beating Warriors

SALT LAKE CITY | Jazz cruise to 119-79 win over Warriors

SALT LAKE CITY | April 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points and set an NBA rookie record for 3-pointers, Derrick Favors added 16 points and nine rebounds, and the Utah Jazz cruised to a 119-79 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. Jonas Jerebko scored 14 points, and Rudy Gobert and … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Jazz cruise to 119-79 win over Warriors

Kings support protesters marching over man shot by police

SACRAMENTO, Calif./March 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The struggling Sacramento Kings find themselves in the national spotlight and it has nothing to do with another disappointing NBA season in their sparkling new two-year-old arena. Instead of looking ahead to the draft lottery as they wind down their 12th consecutive losing season, the Kings — like many … Continue reading Kings support protesters marching over man shot by police

Kings take shot at bringing NBA All-Star game to Sacramento

/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California’s capital for the first time. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and tourism officials are set to detail plans for the bid for the game in 2022 or ’23 on Thursday and submit an application to the … Continue reading Kings take shot at bringing NBA All-Star game to Sacramento

Durant scores 33, Warriors hold off Kings 119-104

SACRAMENTO, Calif./February 03, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the second quarter and matched his season-high with six 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 119-104 on Friday night. Three nights after getting blown out in Utah while suffering their worst loss of the season, the … Continue reading Durant scores 33, Warriors hold off Kings 119-104