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Warriors' Varejao says no intent to trip Henderson

On the play, Varejao was bumped by Henderson and Varejao's leg swiped backward and tripped Henderson, who quickly initiated a confrontation. Good."Varejao is the second Warriors player to be retroactively assessed a flagrant foul during the postseason. That's all."Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts welcomed the news when told that Varejao was hit with a flagrant foul: "Was he. If a player accumulates four points during the playoffs, he will get a one-game suspension.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
17 Points

Stephen Curry's return in Saturday-Monday range

OAKLAND -- Warriors general manager Bob Myers expects Stephen Curry to return from a sprained knee "somewhere around" the team's two-week timetable, but said Tuesday doesn't know for sure."I don't know that it'll be before," Myers told 95.7 The Game.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
11 Points

Draymond Green agrees with 'best all-around' assessment

OAKLAND -- Warriors forward Draymond Green is embracing the praise he's getting from Andrew Bogut for being one of the best if not the best all-around player in the NBA."I agree," Green said Tuesday, smiling.Green had a triple-double in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers after notching 13 of them in the regular season.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
4 Points

Warriors' Varejao says no intent to trip Henderson

On the play, Varejao was bumped by Henderson and Varejao's leg swiped backward and tripped Henderson, who quickly initiated a confrontation. Good."Varejao is the second Warriors player to be retroactively assessed a flagrant foul during the postseason. That's all."Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts welcomed the news when told that Varejao was hit with a flagrant foul: "Was he. If a player accumulates four points during the playoffs, he will get a one-game suspension.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
3 Points
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Sports Warriors determined to set defensive tone again in Game 2

"They're a first-quarter team. They're the best in the league at getting off to good starts. So, we have to be able to match that."Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. They know their offense will come given this team's depth and many playmakers."It's very important we don't give up just layups early in the game," Bogut said. Andrew Bogut has taken to publicly calling himself unflattering names.Such was his mood Monday when someone inquired about the Golden State center often appearing mean and nasty.
USA Today
03/05
22 Points
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Sports Around the NBA playoffs: injuries, luck, new chapter, contracts

The NBA playoffs never seem to cooperate.For months and months, we play all the best-case scenarios out in our heads . In all, the Warriors’ defensive rating (91.2 points allowed per 100 possessions, according to NBA.com/stats) is tied for tops among playoffs teams with San Antonio (91.2 entering Monday). DeRozan, of course, will be the top priority this summer when the Raptors hope to keep him from heading elsewhere in free agency.The quickest way to do just that.
USA Today
03/05
11 Points

Despite Stephen Curry's absence, Warriors still winning

"They still move the ball really well."They do a great job of sharing the ball. there's a lot of shots out there, and Klay, he's the obvious guy to take some of those that are available," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "We want him being as aggressive as possible, and he's been fantastic. If you allow them to be comfortable, you allow them to get those perimeter shots comfortably, being close to them isn't close enough.
San Jose Mercury News
03/05
7 Points

Warriors' Curry won't play in Game 2

OAKLAND -- Stephen Curry will not play in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said."I'll just say he's doubtful just so we give everybody something to chew on," Kerr said Monday, grinning. With the team expected to take Wednesday off after Game 2 on Tuesday night, the next opportunity for Curry to resume 5-on-5 work would be Thursday."Hopefully he'll be a part of it," Kerr said.
San Jose Mercury News
03/05
5 Points

Sports Stephen Curry aiming to play in Game 3

The Warriors offered a rough two-week timeline for Curry to return to basketball activities after an MRI exam revealed a Grade 1 MCL sprain."Thanks for all the messages and positive energy this past week," Curry wrote on Instgram on Saturday.Curry was thanking soccer star Lionel Messi for sending him an autographed jersey.
San Jose Mercury News
02/05
19 Points

Sports Warriors' Varejao, Blazers' Henderson ejected

Henderson shot into the lane and bumped into Varejao, the Warriors' reserve center.Varejao's whipped his left leg back after the bump and tripped Henderson, who didn't take kindly to it and shot back up to confront Varejao."I bumped him, not on purpose," Henderson said of the incident. Eventually, after Varejao had already been substituted out, there was continued discussion across the court and official Monty McCutchen ejected them both."I wasn't looking at the scrum," Kerr said.
San Jose Mercury News
02/05
6 Points
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Klay Thompson proves Warriors can survive without Steph Curry for now

 from point-blank range.The injured MVP was sitting at his locker when it happened, chatting with Thompson about how the Warriors dominated yet again without him in a 118-106 win that put them up 1-0 in the Western Conference Semifinals. That same summer, even the Warriors were guilty of not fully knowing what they had.As has been well-chronicled, they gave serious thought to trading Thompson to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a deal that would have landed them Kevin Love.
USA Today
02/05
16 Points

Draymond Green does it all against Blazers -- again

Just as he did in the final two close-out victories against the Houston Rockets, Green kept his turnovers down in the 118-106 win. "I've never been one that's too comfortable with much. You'll never hear me call myself that, but if they are going to call me that, I'll take it. I'm not going to shy away from it."Green didn't shy away from much in this game. OAKLAND -- The Portland Trail Blazers clearly have a Draymond Green problem.
San Jose Mercury News
02/05
5 Points
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Sports Draymond Green leads Warriors to Game 1 rout

The Warriors, who have the long and versatile Shaun Livingston in Curry’s spot, have taken their defense to a new level in these past few weeks. And as they already knew and as the Blazers were reminded in the series opener, this harmonious hoops team known as the Warriors goes well beyond Curry and his transcendent talent.Klay Thompson, Curry’s fellow Splash Brother and one of the most understated stars in today’s game, had 37 points to lead the Game 1 win.
USA Today
02/05
2 Points
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Sports Klay Thompson, Draymond Green give Warriors comfortable halftime lead

The Golden State Warriors need their other key players to step up in Stephen Curry's absence. McCollum combined to score just 14 points on 3-for-19 shooting in the first half.Follow AJ Neuharth-Keusch on Twitter @tweetAJNK. So far in Game 1 against the Portland Trail Blazers, those players have been Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.Thompson .
USA Today
01/05
9 Points
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