Steve Kerr sets impressive record as Warriors rip Spurs

OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr shouted out Luke Walton for his help reaching 250 coaching victories in record time. Kerr trash talked old coach Phil Jackson, now the second-quickest to 250 wins behind his former Bulls player. Then, Kerr offered credit where he always does: to his uber-talented roster of

Warriors respond in big way after GM calls them out

OAKLAND, Calif. — After getting called out by their general manager, the Warriors got back on track. Stephen Curry had 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and Golden State bounced back from a tough recent stretch to beat the Mavericks 121-103 on Thursday night. Kevin Durant added 24 points,

Draymond Green fined, Kerr rips Warriors’ lack of professionalism

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State forward Draymond Green was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday for directing inappropriate and offensive language toward a game official two days earlier, and he was hardly the only member of the Warriors to lose his cool. Green was ejected with 8:13 remaining

Thunder embarrass defending champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. — Paul George and Russell Westbrook ran Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the Warriors right off the floor from the opening tip. Westbrook had 34 points, nine rebounds and nine assists to get the better of old buddy and teammate Durant, George scored 38 points, and the

Thunder embarrass defending champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. — Paul George and Russell Westbrook ran Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the Warriors right off the floor from the opening tip. Westbrook had 34 points, nine rebounds and nine assists to get the better of old buddy and teammate Durant, George scored 38 points, and the

Warriors fall to a team they should always beat but don’t

DENVER — The Nikola Jokic and Gary Harris combination worked so well that Denver went back to it two days later. It wasn’t scripted, but it paid off anyway. Jokic hit a go-ahead 3-pointer off a missed dunk by Harris, and the Nuggets rallied to beat the Golden State Warriors

LeBron James’ Warriors interest comes with Cavs at rock bottom

If you can’t beat ’em, meet ’em. ESPN.com reports LeBron James is open to sitting down with the Warriors this offseason, when he is expected to decline his $35.6 million player option and hit free agency. The mere possibility of a meeting five months from now is intriguing given

LeBron James’ Warriors interest comes with Cavs at rock bottom

If you can’t beat ’em, meet ’em. ESPN.com reports LeBron James is open to sitting down with the Warriors this offseason, when he is expected to decline his $35.6 million player option and hit free agency. The mere possibility of a meeting five months from now is intriguing given

Steve Kerr rips Warriors for playing “disgusting basketball’

SALT LAKE CITY — Warriors coach Steve Kerr was disgusted by his team’s effort in a 30-point blowout on Tuesday night. For the Jazz, it was the best win of a disappointing season. Ricky Rubio scored 23 points and handed out 11 assists as the Utah Jazz stunned the

Stephen Curry explodes for 49 points as Warriors clip Celtics

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry scored 49 points with 13 of those over the final 1:42 and hit eight 3-pointers, lifting the Golden State Warriors past the Boston Celtics 109-105 on Saturday night in what is already being hyped as a potential NBA Finals matchup come June. Curry made

One Russell Westbrook comment pissed off everyone — except his target

The take-no-prisoners magician on the court may be just as tactically vicious off it. With one comment, Russell Westbrook managed to throw a veiled shot at Kevin Durant’s Warriors, made vague references about many of the All-Star selections, possibly alienating himself with the best players in the world and

Michael Beasley chooses Knicks over Kevin Durant reunion

DENVER — Thanks for the sentiment Kevin Durant, but Michael Beasley seems like he would rather stick with the Knicks next season than bolt to the Warriors’ juggernaut. Kevin Durant talked a lot about his D.C. buddy Beasley in his postgame press conference Tuesday night after the Knicks’ 123-112

Draymond Green blasts “no neck’ ESPN reporter for name drop

Draymond Green’s idea of a night off apparently included no mentions on NBA talk shows. The combative Warriors star, whose team was coming off a win against the Knicks Tuesday night, called out ESPN analyst Brian Windhorst for referencing him in a discussion about player-referee relationships on “NBA Countdown.”

Michael Beasley has a huge fan in Kevin Durant

OAKLAND, Calif — There’s another one to vouch for the Knicks new scoring machine, Michael Beasley. None other than Kevin Durant, who believes his buddy from D.C. never “got a fair chance.’’ Sure, Durant and Beasley are from the same area, but the Warriors superstar said he believes deeply

Kristaps Porzingis-less Knicks outgunned by Curry, Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. — Someone didn’t get the message the Knicks were sacrificing their lone appearance at Oracle Arena. Despite resting Kristaps Porzingis’ irritated knee and keeping out backup center Kyle O’Quinn (calf), the spry Knicks led the entire first half — even by as many as 10 in the

Kristaps Porzingis out after injuring knee in practice

SAN FRANCISCO — There’ll be no Kristaps Porzingis-Draymond Green rematch Tuesday at Oracle Arena. Porzingis will sit out the Golden State game with a left-knee irritation, the Knicks said. Coach Jeff Hornacek said Porzingis hurt his knee at practice Monday at the Olympic Club. Porzingis, who could be named to

Knicks won’t write off Ntilikina’s up-and-down rookie season

SAN FRANCISCO — Knicks rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina knows he’s not the first lottery pick to have an up-and-down first year. “I know it’s going to take time. You see a lot of rookies go through that season where they’re not consistent and show flashes,’’ Ntilikina said. “That’s

Knicks are catching angry Warriors at worst possible time

SAN FRANCISCO — Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek and associate coach Kurt Rambis hopped from player to player Monday after practice, sitting with many of them, looking at video on a laptop one day after the Lakers feasted on the Knicks defense. The attention to detail was at its highest

Rockets snap Warriors’ road streak in statement win

HOUSTON — James Harden felt closer to normal after struggling in his first game back from a hamstring injury, and the Rockets got a big game from Chris Paul to down the Warriors on Saturday night. Paul scored 33 points with 11 rebounds, Harden bested Stephen Curry twice in

Warriors barely escape with win in Stephen Curry’s return

TORONTO — After a huge first half, Stephen Curry and the Warriors had to hold on late to wrap up their eighth straight win over Toronto. Curry returned from a two-game absence to score 24 points, Klay Thompson had 26 and the Warriors blew nearly all of a 27-point

Lou Williams scores 50, spoiling Durant’s milestone night

OAKLAND, Calif. — Lou Williams scored 27 of his career-high 50 points in the third quarter and the Clippers beat the Warriors for the first time in more than three years with a 125-106 win Wednesday that spoiled a milestone night for Kevin Durant. Williams shot 16 for 27

Stephen Curry ruled out after reinjuring ankle

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State star Stephen Curry was out for Wednesday night’s home game against the Clippers after he slipped during the shootaround and re-sprained his troublesome right ankle. The Warriors updated their injury report to include Curry’s status. It’s the same injury that recently sidelined him for

Sneaky MVP candidate and evolution make these Raptors different

We are about halfway through the season, and one of the standard NBA storylines has a different feel to it. For four straight years, DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors have cruised through the regular season, winning between 48 and 56 games and finishing as a top-four team in the

Steve Kerr slams fans obsessed with NBA “Kardashian’ LaVar Ball

Steve Kerr addressed the elephant in the NBA media room. The socially aware Warriors coach gave a broader explanation Monday for the most recent LaVar Ball controversy to rock the league, blaming neither ESPN nor other media companies for giving Ball a platform to spew his opinions, but the

Stephen Curry scores 45 in three quarters in Warriors’ laugher

LOS ANGELES — Points came easily for Steph Curry on Saturday. Eleven in his first five minutes, 17 before the game was 8 1/2 minutes old. “I just wanted to start off the game right,” Curry said. “It’s obviously weird starting a game at 12:30 (p.m.). You’ve got to

Curry delivers dominant outing after 11-game hiatus

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry hoisted his signature tunnel shot, signed a few quick autographs when daughter Riley arrived to greet him and he briefly held his arm around her before turning around to do his all-out hallway sprint as he does night after night. His little girl

Stephen Curry will miss Finals rematch against the Cavaliers

OAKLAND, Calif. — Warriors guard Stephen Curry will miss at least one more week with a sprained right ankle. Curry was evaluated by the team’s training staff Tuesday. The team says the ankle is healing well and Curry has been cleared to do modified on-court workouts. Curry will be