LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry lets his play do the talking during the NBA season. Give him a mic as host of The ESPYS and some famous folks might finally be hearing trash talk from one of the league's best-liked players.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From the moment all those months ago that Klay Thompson uttered “championship or bust” with his team off to an 18-2 start, the Golden State Warriors seemed set to make good on his lofty proclamation.
The goal was enormous: Return to the NBA’s mountaintop.
And now with that monumental task complete, the NBA champion Golden State Warriors already have a new target: staying up there for a while.
BOSTON (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions once again, topping the Boston Celtics 103-90 on Thursday night for their fourth title in the last eight seasons.
Stephen Curry scored 34 points and was named the NBA Finals MVP as the Warriors claimed the franchise’s seventh championship overall.
BOSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Warriors have been within a game of clinching a championship in three of Golden State’s previous five trips to the NBA Finals during his 13-year NBA career.
Back again and with a 3-2 series lead on the Celtics, Curry says he’ll lean on that experience when he takes the court at Boston’s TD Garden on Thursday night.
Golden State Warriors (53-29, third in the Western Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (51-31, second in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Celtics -4; over/under is 210
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and emotional, do-everything teammate Draymond Green began Golden State’s climb nearly a decade ago, they were still relatively young and each establishing themselves in their careers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Exhibiting a determined confidence and grit all game, Andrew Wiggins single-handedly took the pressure off Stephen Curry and delivered the best game yet of his eight-year career.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the Golden State Warriors made their fourth-quarter push to get back into the NBA Finals, Draymond Green had the unusual role as spectator.
The versatile Green, who has been one of the stalwarts of Golden State’s dynasty, got pulled in crunch time of Game 4 in what was both a shocking — and effective — decision by coach Steve Kerr.
Boston Celtics (51-31, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (53-29, third in the Western Conference)
San Francisco; Monday, 9 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Warriors -3.5; over/under is 212
The streak started a little over nine years ago. A trio of kids — Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green — went into Denver on a cool April night in 2013 and helped Golden State win Game 2 of a Western Conference first-round series.
BOSTON (AP) — Even as he lay on the court, with 240-pound Celtics center Al Horford on top of his recently recovered left ankle, Stephen Curry knew what was wrong.
And as soon as he stood up and took a few steps, he knew he would be OK.
BOSTON (AP) — Bodies were scattered across the parquet floor, diving after a loose ball late in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first sign Game 2 of the NBA Finals was going Golden State’s way came on the first possession.
Boston controlled the opening tap. Marcus Smart dribbled across midcourt and flipped the ball to Jayson Tatum, who quickly tossed it to Al Horford near the top of the key.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Draymond Green believes that he’s the NBA’s best at playing defense.
Except on Twitter. There, he plays offense.
This explains why, on Friday night between Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals, the Golden State forward opened up his Twitter page and let the 1.7 million people who follow him there know what he was thinking.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A peek at Golden State’s practice Saturday wouldn’t have suggested that the Warriors are trailing the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals.
Stephen Curry was making most of his shots, as usual.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the Golden State Warriors look at the tape of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, they’ll see both the present and the past.
They’ll see the Boston Celtics, the 2022 version.
They’ll also see a team that looks a lot like the 2015 Warriors.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Steve Kerr looks at the way the Boston Celtics built a championship-caliber team, he sees plenty of similarities to how his Golden State Warriors got to the NBA Finals in 2015.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew Wiggins hoisted his daughter Amyah into his arms and beamed as the Warriors were crowned Western Conference champions.
Stephen Curry and Draymond Green each had hardware in their hands or they most certainly would have lifted Wiggins into the air to celebrate all he has meant to Golden State's latest postseason run.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Klay Thompson shimmied his way to 32 points and the Golden State Warriors advanced to their sixth NBA Finals in the past eight seasons by beating the Dallas Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Klay Thompson drained the 3-pointers. Draymond Green anchored the defense and even chipped in on the offensive end for a change. Stephen Curry capped off an MVP performance.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the clock ticked down the final seconds, Klay Thompson began dancing on the sideline before nearly being moved to tears during a celebration with his teammates.
After two major surgeries and two years of grueling rehabilitation, Thompson is rounding back into form and shot the Golden State Warriors back into the NBA Finals.
Dallas Mavericks (52-30, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (53-29, third in the Western Conference)
San Francisco; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Warriors -5; over/under is 214.5
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are cherishing this playoff run a little more given they spent the past two years watching the postseason instead of their familiar position chasing championships.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Klay Thompson knocked down eight 3-pointers on the way to 30 points, Stephen Curry scored 29 with six 3s, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the Western Conference finals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 110-96 in Game 6.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Golden State forward Draymond Green was ejected for a flagrant foul shortly before halftime of Game 1 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday.
Green originally was called for a foul on Brandon Clarke with 1:18 left in the second quarter.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies have shown they can finish fourth quarters this postseason.
Well, the Golden State Warriors have been doing this for years, with the championships to prove it.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Klay Thompson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left and the Golden State Warriors overcame Draymond Green’s first-half ejection to edge the Memphis Grizzlies 117-116 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Preview capsule for the Memphis-Golden State Western Conference semifinal series that starts Sunday:
No. 2 MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (56-26, 4-2) vs. No. 3 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (53-29, 4-1)
DENVER (AP) — The Golden State Warriors proved they're good counter punchers, withstanding a fired-up Denver Nuggets team that finally took the fight to them instead of the officials and each other.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Klay Thompson planned to turn on the highlight reel and revel in some of Golden State’s past playoff runs while preparing for this next one, which has been a long time coming for him.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points, Jordan Poole added 22 and the Golden State Warriors held off the Sacramento Kings 109-90 on Sunday night.
Nemanja Bjelica had season highs of 19 points and 12 rebounds to go with his six assists in the Warriors’ second straight win — something they hadn’t done since early March.
Golden State Warriors (49-29, third in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (29-49, 12th in the Western Conference)
Sacramento, California; Sunday, 9 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kings -6.5
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chin-ups, lunges, blaring music and some good-natured banter at 10 p.m.
The Phoenix Suns held off the Golden State Warriors in a hard-fought, playoff-type furious finish, then went right back to work after the final buzzer like they do every game — home and away.
Phoenix Suns (61-14, first in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (48-28, third in the Western Conference)
San Francisco; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix will try to keep its seven-game road win streak alive when the Suns face Golden State.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA fined Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green $25,000 on Tuesday for directing profane language toward a game official.
Green was ejected in the third quarter of the Warriors' game against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night after getting called for two technical fouls in an eight-second span.
Golden State Warriors (47-24, third in the Western Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (19-53, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
Orlando, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors visit Cole Anthony and the Orlando Magic in non-conference action.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry went down with a left foot injury late in the first half and didn’t return as Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics routed the Golden State Warriors 110-88 on Wednesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Draymond Green had been on the court all of 11 seconds when he dished off to Stephen Curry for a 3-pointer.
With Green back beside him and leading the defense again following a 29-game absence, Curry dazzled all night on the way to 47 points on his 34th birthday, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wizards 126-112 on Monday.
Golden State Warriors (43-20, second in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (27-35, ninth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two of the NBA's top scorers, LeBron James and Stephen Curry, meet when Los Angeles and Golden State hit the court.
CLEVELAND (AP) — There were skeptics, and they included pretty much anyone who watched the Cavaliers struggle the past three years, who wondered about the team's “Let ’Em Know” theme heading into the 2021-22 season.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors wanted to go into the All-Star break on a winning note after a tough stretch.
Still, the improved defense against Denver had coach Steve Kerr happy with the strides — even if it turned out Nikola Jokic and Monte Morris were too much of a load to stop down the stretch.
New York Knicks (24-31, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (41-14, second in the Western Conference)
San Francisco; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Warriors -8.5; over/under is 217.5
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball and San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray were named to the NBA All-Star Game on Monday as injury replacements for Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jordan Poole had 31 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 17.9 seconds remaining, and the short-handed Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 124-120 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory.
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 35 points, Mikal Bridges added a season-high 27 and the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns extended their winning streak to 11 games by beating the Brooklyn Nets 121-111 on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Draymond Green is going into TV.
The Golden State Warriors star has received an exclusive multiyear agreement to join Turner Sports as an active player, set to make appearances with the network's Inside the NBA program among other content opportunities with Turner Sports and Bleacher Report.
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-23, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (35-13, second in the Western Conference)
San Francisco; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota faces the Golden State Warriors after Anthony Edwards scored 40 points in the Timberwolves' 109-107 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They call it “The Golden Hour.”
Each day after their film session, an hour goes up on the scoreboard clock and the Golden State Warriors break into small groups to begin working at three separate, 20-minute stations: on the court, in the weight room or with the training staff.