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Can Warriors beat New Orleans? Here are 5 keys to next round

OAKLAND — They feature red-hot big man Anthony Davis and free-wheeling point guard Rajon Rondo. They have the NBA’s best midseason acquisition in …

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Draymond Green to Chris Webber: “My jewelry fits well”

OAKLAND – Warriors forward Draymond Green has never been one to hold back a rebuttal.<p>Following Tuesday’s 99-91 Game 5 victory over the San Antonio …

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Warriors find defense focus in first round matchup against Spurs

OAKLAND – Shortly after a 119-79 season-ending loss to the Utah Jazz, the Golden State Warriors vowed to change their defensive ways.<p>Thus far, the …

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Watch: Security video shows TV personality taking jacket belonging to Warriors official

Security video, presumably showing KGO-TV sports anchor Mike Shumann taking the jacket of a Warriors’ official in San Antonio last week, has …

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Warriors’ Kevin Durant up for NBA honor and he needs your vote

Kevin Durant is moving onto the finals.<p>In a related development, the Warriors open the second round of the playoffs on Saturday.<p>But enough about …

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Warriors beat Spurs, then salute them: ‘Pop, if you’re watching out there, we love you’

OAKLAND — Draymond Green was midway through an answer about whether he was underrated, a topic that might normally have him yammering until the …

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Kurtenbach: What we learned in the Warriors’ series win over the Spurs

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device</i><p>OAKLAND — It might not have looked pretty, but the Warriors …

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Kurtenbach: The first round showed how much the Warriors miss Stephen Curry

OAKLAND — The Warriors finally won their series against the tough-as-nails Spurs.<p>It took a little longer than it should have, and Game 5 provided …

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What Steve Kerr said to Manu Ginobili after Game 5

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr and Manu Ginobili locked in an embrace Tuesday night shortly after the final horn sounded on the Warriors’s series against the …

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Draymond Green comments on stolen jacket fiasco: “It’s unfortunate”

OAKLAND – After the Warriors’ first-round series-clinching Game 5 win over San Antonio on Wednesday, Draymond Green was asked for his thoughts on …

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Klay Thompson on Draymond Green: “He’s been rebounding like a beast”

Steve Kerr calls Draymond Green the heart and soul of the Warriors.<p>But in Tuesday’s series-clinching Game 5 win over the San Antonio Spurs, he was …

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NBA playoffs: Warriors edge Spurs to advance to second round

OAKLAND – The Warriors love Klay Thompson partly because of his low-maintenance. So it hardly seems surprising Thompson only needed a tune-up to fix …

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Warriors claim 49-38 lead as the first half of Game 5 comes to an end

The Golden State Warriors powered out to a 7-0 run to start Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday evening, April 24, 2018. …

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Kurtenbach: Want to understand what makes the Warriors great? Just count the passes

OAKLAND — After the Warriors’ 103-90 Game 4 loss to the Spurs, Steve Kerr decried his team’s lack of effort to start the contest, its lack of …

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Steve Kerr says he’s not making any predictions on when Steph Curry will return

OAKLAND – Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr was asked Tuesday if there’s any chance Stephen Curry would play this weekend if the Warriors advance to the …

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The Warriors warm up prior to pivotal Game 5 against the Spurs at Oracle Arena

The Golden State Warriors prepared for their Game 5 matchup with the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday evening with a morning shoot-around at their downtown …

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Quinn Cook used to study video of Tony Parker when he was a child

OAKLAND – When Quinn Cook was a child, he bought a DVD called ‘Ankle Breakers’ so he could study the NBA players he admired.<p>One of those videos had …

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Warriors encouraged with G-League salary increases

<i>Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter.</i><p>OAKLAND — Even as he experienced roster cuts, signed 10-day contracts …

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Live playoff updates: Warriors vs. Spurs, Game 5 Tuesday

Get live playoff updates, news and analysis on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. as the Warriors hope to rebound from a Game 4 flop and finish off the San Antonio …

Kevin Durant: “I can’t win a game by myself or lose it by myself”

<i>Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter.</i><p>OAKLAND — The ball will often be in Kevin Durant’s hands as he scores, …

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Durant finds himself in another social media skirmish with old pal Westbrook

Kevin Durant earned $25 million this NBA season. That’s more than enough to afford the social media monitor he so desperately needs.<p>Don’t play dumb. …

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Warriors Tonight: Golden State has let this go far enough!

THE ESSENTIALS<p><b>Game 5 Tipoff:</b> 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oracle Arena. <b>TV:</b> TNT and NBC Sports Bay Area. <b>Radio:</b> KGMZ 95.7 “The Game” in Oakland and San …

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Kurtenbach: The Warriors need Klay Thompson to bounce back to beat the Spurs

OAKLAND — There’s a purity to Klay Thompson’s game.<p>The Warriors’ shooting guard has perhaps the purest jump shot in the history of the sport — it’s …

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Warriors’ Steve Kerr blames himself for poor start in Game 4 loss to Spurs

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Dubs Rewind: Poor shooting dooms Warriors in Game 4 loss to the Spurs

Entering Sunday, the Warriors had a chance to sweep the San Antonio Spurs for the second consecutive season. However, the Spurs had other ideas, …

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A Game 5 might not be the worst thing in the world for the Warriors

OAKLAND – So much for the Warriors sweeping the Spurs out of their first-round playoff series.<p>Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr joked Monday that he should …

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Warriors guard Stephen Curry inks production deal with entertainment giant.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry is getting into the entertainment business.<p>According to The Hollywood Reporter, Curry has finalized a deal with Sony …

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JaVale McGee to host charity softball game in Oakland for second straight year

The event, which is in its fourth year, is aimed to raise money for McGee’s JugLife Foundation, which the Warriors’ center founded in 2014 alongside …

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Report: KGO-TV sports anchor called home after taking jacket of Warriors official

Mike Shumann, KGO-TV sports anchor, was called home from San Antonio by the station last week after being caught on video taking a jacket belonging …

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