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Oakland, CA: LeBron James sitting out for Lakers against Warriors

OAKLAND, CA (AP) — LeBron James was ruled out for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Golden State Warriors, two days after he returned from a 17-game absence with a strained left groin he hurt at Oracle Arena on Christmas night. Coach Luke Walton made the announcement about James’ “load management” some 80 minutes before … Continue reading Oakland, CA: LeBron James sitting out for Lakers against Warriors

HOUSTON | Warriors’ Green not apologizing, he and Durant moving on

HOUSTON — Draymond Green isn’t apologizing for his part in a dustup with Kevin Durant that led to a one-game suspension by the Golden State Warriors. But Green vowed Thursday that the Warriors are not imploding, regardless of whatever is, or isn’t happening, following the heated exchange between he and Durant in Monday night’s overtime … Continue reading HOUSTON | Warriors’ Green not apologizing, he and Durant moving on

As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends?

Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out. Cleveland edged Boston in the opening game before Houston ruined Golden State’s championship ring celebration with a victory over the Warriors in the nightcap. Those teams ended up as the last four standing in the 2017-18 season, with both … Continue reading As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends?

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

James, Warriors, Rockets, Celtics highlight NBA TV schedule

NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the All-Star laden lineup of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming Boston Celtics as part of the league’s national television schedule. The NBA released its TV schedule for the first week of the season, … Continue reading James, Warriors, Rockets, Celtics highlight NBA TV schedule

OAKLAND, Calif.  | Warriors add a fifth All-Star in center DeMarcus Cousins

OAKLAND, Calif.  — As he has long desired, DeMarcus Cousins will finally get a chance to play for a winner once he’s healthy from a torn left Achilles tendon. When Boogie returns to the court this season, the volatile big man will give the Golden State Warriors five 2018 All-Stars in their starting lineup to … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif.  | Warriors add a fifth All-Star in center DeMarcus Cousins

CLEVELAND | Warriors, Cavaliers say they’re not going to White House

CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year. No matter whose team wins the NBA championship, neither superstar will be at the White House anytime soon. On the day when the Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be there to commemorate winning the … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Warriors, Cavaliers say they’re not going to White House

OAKLAND, Calif | Warriors not expecting LeBron James and Co. to lose edge

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — All the chatter is that underdog Cleveland could be completely deflated from the way it flopped in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Determined and as motivated as ever might be more appropriate and fitting whenever LeBron James is in the mix. “It’s one of the toughest losses I’ve had in … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Warriors not expecting LeBron James and Co. to lose edge

OAKLAND, Calif. | Warriors await word on top defender Iguodala as LeBron looms

OAKLAND, Calif. —Klay Thompson sat on the floor in the middle of his teammates and pointed to his “2018 NBA FINALS” hat during a locker-room photo. An important face was missing from the moment: Andre Iguodala. In a postseason defined by uncertainty for the defending champions, Golden State could be without one of its top … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Warriors await word on top defender Iguodala as LeBron looms

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

Warriors’ McCaw released from hospital after scary fall

OAKLAND, Calif./April 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw has been released from a hospital following a terrifying fall to the floor during Saturday’s game at Sacramento. The team also said Sunday that preliminary tests showed McCaw has no structural damage or problems with his nervous system after the freak injury. Golden State … Continue reading Warriors’ McCaw released from hospital after scary fall

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

During turbulent time in NBA, Warriors enjoy smooth sailing

January 24, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-Coaches get fired. Players get fired up. A lot happens over the course of the NBA season. In this wacky week, it came in one day. The Cavaliers lost more games and apparently some patience with Kevin Love, and Jason Kidd lost his job in Milwaukee. Not even the stoic Spurs were immune … Continue reading During turbulent time in NBA, Warriors enjoy smooth sailing

Stephen Curry, Warriors use big second half to beat Knicks

OAKLAND, Calif/January 24, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Kevin Durant mouthed off to official James Williams, got tossed late and might have cost himself another assist during a career night of dishing out the ball. “I told him he was wrong,” Durant said afterward of arguing with Williams in the first half over a carry. Stephen Curry scored 17 … Continue reading Stephen Curry, Warriors use big second half to beat Knicks

Warriors, Wolves, Wizards each get 2 NBA All-Star reserves

NEW YORK /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Stephen Curry will be able to stock his All-Star roster with plenty of Golden State teammates. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were chosen as reserves Tuesday, giving the defending NBA champions a record-tying four All-Stars for the second straight year. The Minnesota Timberwolves and Washington Wizards also had … Continue reading Warriors, Wolves, Wizards each get 2 NBA All-Star reserves

Paul has 33, Rockets end Warriors’ streak with 116-108 win

HOUSTON /January 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Chris Paul scored 33 points and 11 rebounds, James Harden had 22 points and the Houston Rockets held off the Golden State Warriors 116-108 on Saturday night to snap their 14-game road winning streak. Harden stepped back from Stephen Curry for a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired to … Continue reading Paul has 33, Rockets end Warriors’ streak with 116-108 win

Durant’s 32 points send Warriors past LeBron, Cavs 118-108

CLEVELAND /January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 23 and the Golden State Warriors extended their road winning streak to 13 games with a 118-108 Martin Luther King holiday victory Monday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, their struggling NBA Finals foes. Durant scored 16 in the third quarter for … Continue reading Durant’s 32 points send Warriors past LeBron, Cavs 118-108

Curry’s effect on Warriors even more apparent since injury

OAKLAND, Calif/January 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Stephen Curry pumped his fists and flexed his biceps. He dangled that signature mouthpiece from his teeth in sheer delight. Oh, and he knocked down some of those familiar way-back 3-pointers, too. Yes, Golden State’s sharp-shooting star is feeling it again, and he’s proud to be, in his words, “that presence that … Continue reading Curry’s effect on Warriors even more apparent since injury

Curry’s 3 lifts Warriors over Mavericks 125-122

DALLAS  /January 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Dallas Mavericks were left shaking their heads at Stephen Curry’s shot-making ability — and how they let him get one last great look at the basket. Curry’s long 3-pointer with three seconds to play allowed the Golden State Warriors to escape with a 125-122 win over the Mavericks … Continue reading Curry’s 3 lifts Warriors over Mavericks 125-122

Stephen Curry returning for Warriors after out 11 games

OAKLAND, Calif/December 30,2017(AP)(STL.News)— Stephen Curry is returning to the court Saturday night against the Memphis Grizzlies after missing 11 games for Golden State with a sprained right ankle. Coach Steve Kerr said his plan would be to play Curry in 6- to 7-minute stretches and aim to keep the two-time MVP below 30 minutes total, … Continue reading Stephen Curry returning for Warriors after out 11 games

Nuggets stop Warriors’ 11-game winning streak, 96-81

OAKLAND, Calif. /December 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn’t see much passion from his team Saturday. Golden State better find some fast for Christmas Day, when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers come to town for a prime-time holiday rematch of the past three NBA Finals. Gary Harris scored 19 points to … Continue reading Nuggets stop Warriors’ 11-game winning streak, 96-81

Thompson, Durant lead injured Warriors to 10th straight win

OAKLAND, Calif. /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Kevin Durant appreciates so many role players doing their part given greater responsibility for the injury-plagued Warriors. Come playoff time, it could make Golden State that much tougher to beat. Klay Thompson scored 27 of his 29 points in the first half and made his first nine field … Continue reading Thompson, Durant lead injured Warriors to 10th straight win

KD shoots Warriors past Lakers 116-114 in OT on Kobe’s night

LOS ANGELES /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — On the night the Los Angeles Lakers retired both of Kobe Bryant’s jerseys, Kevin Durant provided his own tribute with a deadly accurate impression of the Black Mamba. Durant couldn’t hit a shot early on, but simply refused to stop launching. And when the game was finally on … Continue reading KD shoots Warriors past Lakers 116-114 in OT on Kobe’s night

Thompson has 27 points, Warriors rout Magic 133-112

ORLANDO, Fla. NEW YORK /December 2, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — The Golden State Warriors are first in the NBA in so many offensive categories you would think adding another one wouldn’t mean much. This one did. The Warriors had 46 assists, the most by any team in the NBA this season, in a 133-112 romp … Continue reading Thompson has 27 points, Warriors rout Magic 133-112

Durant helps Warriors pull away for 127-108 win over Nuggets – NBA

DENVER/November 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — NBA: The Golden State Warriors took to the road to work out some early season wrinkles in their overall game. Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Stephen Curry had 22 and the Warriors rode a big third quarter to a 127-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night. Klay Thompson … Continue reading Durant helps Warriors pull away for 127-108 win over Nuggets – NBA

Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91 in rematch

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — Now, everybody can sit back for a few months and envision the possibility of another scintillating NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State. LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry for the third straight time, complete with the hard-nosed play of Draymond Green, dazzling dunks from Kevin Durant and sharp shooting from Kyrie … Continue reading Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91 in rematch

Durant, Warriors deliver down stretch to hold off Raptors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — The Golden State Warriors played one of their most dominant quarters to start the game, building a 25-point lead. Then, there were turnovers and second chances for Toronto and they had to hold off the Raptors at the end. Kevin Durant had 22 points, matched his season best with 17 rebounds, and … Continue reading Durant, Warriors deliver down stretch to hold off Raptors