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Big Win Won’t Define Warriors, but Golden State Has Begun Banishing Demons

OAKLAND, Calif. — A half-hour after entering the Bridge Club—Oracle Arena's swanky restaurant and bar typically reserved for VIPs—Golden State owner Joe Lacob made his way down the hall to the Warriors' quiet and calm locker room. First up was Kevin ... (Continue reading)

Warriors, Cavaliers Renew Rivalry with New Looks and New Faces

OAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James says it's not a rivalry. Everyone else—from Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to Tyronn Lue, his own coach—might well disagree. Regardless of where you fall on this issue of semantics, it's an inarguable certainty that the Golden ... (Continue reading)

Zaza Pachulia Is No All-Star, but His Value to Golden State Warriors Is Clear

Twitter can be a deplorable place where fun suffers a slow death as you're bombarded with a never-ending cascade of news ranging from simply bad to positively soul-crushing. And then Zaza Pachulia comes along. More precisely, Pachulia and his hilariously high All-Star ... (Continue reading)

Golden State Warriors Moving Forward in Wake of Christmas Day Collapse

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors' downtown Oakland practice facility was, by all outward appearances, imbued with the very sense of joyfulness and camaraderie that has become standard operating procedure in the Steve Kerr era.  Stephen Curry faux-karate kicking an assistant ... (Continue reading)

How the Golden State Warriors Rebuilt Their Elite Defense

When Golden State Warriors fans go to that dark place where they ponder the living nightmare that was Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, a few images invariably stand out: LeBron James' block on Andre Iguodala. ... (Continue reading)

Q&A: Warriors GM Bob Myers on Draymond Green, Steve Kerr, Kevin Durant and More

OAKLAND, Calif. — Just a few minutes before the Golden State Warriors pounded the Indiana Pacers 142-106 on Monday night, spurred on by Klay Thompson's inexplicable 60 points through just 29 minutes, Warriors general manager Bob Myers sat in a suite ... (Continue reading)

NBA Coaches Continue to Lead Conversations on Society’s Uncomfortable Issues

Less than a week had gone by since the Golden State Warriors lost Game 7 of the Finals, and head coach Steve Kerr was going all-in on police shootings and the need for sensible gun control. After talking at length about ... (Continue reading)

Draymond Green Ensuring the Warriors Defense Remains Dangerous

It's exceedingly rare that any Golden State Warriors player shows up for a postgame press conference still in his uniform. Usually, they first take a shower, check their phones and maybe catch up with some family members meandering about the ... (Continue reading)

Criticize Warriors If You Want; Historically Great Offense Only Getting Better

The prevailing Golden State Warriors story—despite 12 wins in 14 games and a starting lineup filled to the brim with All-Stars—has been about defense. And for good reason, too. Head coach Steve Kerr's group is giving up 103.6 points per 100 possessions, a defensive ... (Continue reading)

After Lost Season, Kevon Looney Could Be Warriors’ Next Dual-Threat Star

OAKLAND, Calif. — For a first-round pick hoping to make his mark in the NBA, Kevon Looney had to adjust to a new way of life. But not in the way he was expecting. The gifted 6'9" forward left UCLA after his ... (Continue reading)