Thompson diagnosed with concussion

May 30, 2015

Thompson diagnosed with concussion

The initial hit caused Klay Thompson plenty of pain. The final diagnosis delivered another blow to him and the Golden State Warriors as they prepare for the NBA Finals. Two days after he got kneed in the head by Houston’s Trevor Ariza, the Warriors ...

May 29, 2015

Former Bay Area sports writer Bergman dies at 80

Longtime Bay Area sports writer and former Associated Press writer Ron Bergman has died. He was 80. Bergman died Thursday, according to his daughter Anne. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He worked for the AP in the 1960s and covered the Beatles’ ...

Warriors back in NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years

May 28, 2015

Warriors back in NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years

After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball’s biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time ...

Harden's 45 carry Rockets

May 26, 2015

Harden's 45 carry Rockets

James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston’s embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3. Coach Kevin McHale told him the best thing to do was take that frustration out on the other team. Harden did just that, scoring a ...

Warriors fire on all cylinders in Game 3

May 24, 2015

Warriors fire on all cylinders in Game 3

Golden State coach Steve Kerr described Stephen Curry’s performance Saturday night simply. “Steph was Steph,” Kerr said. Indeed. The MVP did what he does best, using his extraordinary 3-point shooting to power a 40-point game and the Warriors made it look easy against Houston, ...

Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets

May 22, 2015

Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets

James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips — and then he didn’t. Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp. Stephen Curry scored 33 points before Harden lost the ball in the closing seconds to end a spectacular ...

Hoop hero Okayama reflects on lost chance

May 20, 2015

Hoop hero Okayama reflects on lost chance

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Long before recent international Japanese basketball stars like Yuta Tabuse, Yuki Togashi and Yuta Watanabe, there was Yasutaka Okayama, who might have made a name for himself the same way they did. Okayama, who stands 230 cm — which allegedly makes him the tallest ...

Warriors rally to take Game 1

May 20, 2015

Warriors rally to take Game 1

Down big at home, the Golden State Warriors went small. It turned out to make a huge difference. Stephen Curry hit two free throws in the final seconds to finish with 34 points, and the Warriors rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second ...

Warriors coach Kerr coming through in playoffs again

May 18, 2015

Warriors coach Kerr coming through in playoffs again

With the stakes high and fans ready to question and critique every move, Steve Kerr knew he’d be in the spotlight no matter how things played out this postseason. That’s just the reality of being a rookie coach with the NBA MVP and the ...

Curry, Warriors even series

May 12, 2015

Curry, Warriors even series

Steve Kerr challenged his Golden State Warriors to ratchet up the intensity to playoff-level. With MVP Stephen Curry leading the way, they responded and looked like the team that cruised through the regular season. Curry scored 21 of his 33 points by halftime, and ...

Randolph, Gasol guide Grizzlies past Warriors in Game 3

May 10, 2015

Randolph, Gasol guide Grizzlies past Warriors in Game 3

Steve Kerr says his Golden State Warriors are going through a learning process as a very young team. The Memphis Grizzlies are using their hefty postseason experience to make the lesson as painful as possible. Zach Randolph scored 22 points and Marc Gasol added ...

Conley returns to lead Grizzlies past Warriors

May 6, 2015

Conley returns to lead Grizzlies past Warriors

The masked man came to the rescue for the Memphis Grizzlies. Mike Conley returned just eight days after having facial surgery to score 22 points, and the Grizzlies used a smothering defensive effort to beat the Golden State Warriors 97-90 on Tuesday night, evening ...