ESPN.com "Looking ahead to the NBA Finals for the first time since the Golden State Warriors clinched their place as the Cleveland Cavaliers' championship opponent, LeBron James was asked Friday what it will take to slow down league MVP Stephen Curry. "Well, the same way you slow me down," James said...." May 30
San Francisco Chronicle "On the day that Dwight Howard was suspended for a game without pay for collecting his fourth flagrant foul of the postseason, Andrew Bogut took a parting shot at the Houston center. “There was some physicality there (with Houston), like any playoff series, but the Memphis series was more..." May 30
Real GM Basketball "Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion. Thompson was hit in the head by Trevor Ariza during Game 5 and developed symptoms that evening." May 30
LeBron when asked how do you slow down Steph Curry: "The same way you slow me down ... You can't."
Warriors get good news, as Klay Thompson's agent, Bill Duffy, tells @USATODAYsports the guard cleared tests & did not have concussion.
CSN Bay Area "Stephen Curry, MVP and leader of the Warriors, came out for tipoff with a cut on his head and a protective sleeve covering his bruised right elbow. Fellow guard Klay Thompson dropped to the floor early in the fourth quarter, after the side of his head was hit with such force by the knee of..." May 28
Oakland Tribune "After 40 years of suffering and waiting, the Warriors are back in the NBA Finals. Confetti rained down on Oracle Arena after they became Western Conference champions, having defeated the Houston Rockets 104-90 on Wednesday to claim a 4-1 semifinal series victory. Yet in the locker room,..." May 28
ESPN.com "Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson developed concussion-like symptoms after Wednesday night's series-clinching Game 5 win over the Houston Rockets, the team announced. Thompson left the game with a lacerated ear after being accidentally kneed in the head by the Rockets' Trevor..." May 28
Mychal Thompson to Yahoo on his son Klay’s concussion: "He said he just needs a good night's sleep. Threw up & says he feels a lot better."
USA Today "Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars taking basketball's biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience playing this time of year. James does, getting ready to appear in..." May 28
TMZ.com "There could be a slurricane heading for Oakland ... 'cause rap legend E-40 says if the Golden State Warriors squad wins the NBA title, they'll get UNLIMITED booze from his winery for the rest of the year!!! FYI -- E-40 is a major player in the booze biz ... he's the owner of the Earl Stevens..." May 27
CSN Washington "Here's a league-wide list of all NBA Free Agents in 2015. Various team and player options must be declared before free agency begins July 1. More on several of these options as possible fits for the Wizards in the coming weeks. KEY: (T) = Team option. (P); (P) = Player option; (R) = Restricted..." May 27
ESPN.com "Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry wore a sleeve on his right arm to protect an elbow injury during the team's shootaround Wednesday morning and is expected to wear the sleeve in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, a reminder of the lingering damage from the harrowing spill he took..." May 27
Houston Chronicle "Stephen Curry’s harrowing fall Monday night in Houston did more than scare his teammates and Warriors fans – it also re-ignited the conversation about concussions in sports. Most chatter in recent years has focused on the long-term risks for football players who sustain head injuries. But as..." May 27
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets were miserable. They were angry and frustrated as they never had been before, sickened as they reconvened at Toyota Center to pick up the pieces. They had been routed in this post-season even before they were demolished in Game 3 on Saturday. They were upset with losses along the..." May 26
ESPN.com "Warriors star and NBA MVP Stephen Curry missed the equivalent of a quarter after taking a hard fall on his head, neck and back area near the basket in the second quarter of Monday night's 128-115 loss to the Rockets. The Warriors said that after a series of tests, it was determined Curry had no..." May 26
Pro Basketball Talk "Well, this was a scary moment. In the second quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Houston, Stephen Curry jumped to defend Trevor Ariza but took a fall over Ariza’s back on the play. He stayed down for several minutes." May 25
The NBA has determined that move-up option is not logistically possible, league source says. NBA Finals begin June 4.
Sporting News "No one can seem to get enough of Stephen Curry's adorable daughter, Riley. No one, that is, except Charles Barkley. The Basketball Hall of Famer and TNT analyst said he would rather not have players bring their kids to post-game news conferences. “Reporters are there trying to do their job,”..." May 25
San Jose Mercury News "No, I guess the stage isn't too big, the pressure isn't too oppressive, and the Western Conference finals aren't too much for Stephen Curry. It's the other way around: As the games have gotten bigger and the media attention has mushroomed, Curry has found a calm, casual brilliance in this..." May 25
San Jose Mercury News "Charles Barkley's favorite 3-point shooting team was 4 for 15 from beyond the arc in the first half, and somehow the Warriors had forged a 25-point lead against the Houston Rockets. Credit Golden State's tag-team center duo of Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli, who tugged on Superman's cape and..." May 24
San Francisco Chronicle "Stephen Curry made the most of the Warriors’ flight delay Friday, hitting the driving range for a while and then spending three hours at home with his family. The Warriors arrived for Saturday morning’s shootaround and acted as if nothing happened the day before, when their flight was delayed..." May 24
San Francisco Chronicle "Stephen Curry made the most of the Warriors’ flight delay Friday, hitting the driving range for a while and then spending three hours at home with his family. The Warriors arrived for Saturday morning’s shootaround and acted as if nothing happened the day before, when there flight was delayed..." May 24
There is a rumor that--despite what NBA has said (and I've relayed)--they MIGHT move up the finals to June 2 if GSW and CLE both sweep.
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets are down to the oldest, most desperate of clichés: Win one game or go home. But even a single victory, Rockets guard Jason Terry said in the wake of Houston’s Game 3 blowout loss, is a challenge for this team at this time. The Rockets face more elemental challenges, he said, if they..." May 24
ESPN.com "The Golden State Warriors are taking care of business on the court in the Western Conference Finals, but the team is also focused on taking care of business in court. The Warriors responded on Friday to a lawsuit brought against the team and Ticketmaster by ticket resale site StubHub, accusing..." May 24
CSN Bay Area "For all the wailing and gnashing of teeth about James Harden this and Dwight Howard that, the one question the Golden State Warriors were not asked before Game 3 of the Western Conference Final was this: “So what do the Rockets do when Stephen Curry and the rest of the rotation sucks the oxygen..." May 24
CSN Bay Area "When the Warriors hired Steve Kerr to be their head coach last May, he wasted little time recruiting veteran coach Alvin Gentry from the bench of the Los Angeles Clippers. Gentry was influenced by a variety of factors in taking the job. There was his relationship with Kerr, which dates back to..." May 22
CSN Bay Area "With the game in the balance, a Warriors team that punished itself with turnovers forced one from the Houston Rockets to secure a hard-fought 99-98 win Thursday night at Oracle Arena. After Harrison Barnes missed an acrobatic layup with 7.9 seconds the play, the ball found the hands Rockets..." May 22
ESPN Los Angeles "While Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry weren't in full agreement Wednesday on the genesis of a play that resulted in the MVP's $5,000 fine, they both were adamant it wasn't worth the league's time or discipline. The Golden State Warriors coach and guard said his fall after a shot Tuesday was a..." May 21
NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans might not have to do much courting with Golden State Warriors lead assistant Alvin Gentry, who has emerged as a leading candidate for the team's vacancy at head coach. Gentry, who was interviewed by Pelicans executive vice president Mickey Loomis and general manager..." May 21
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson said he has not contacted by the New Orleans Pelicans for their vacant head coaching job. When asked if he has any interest in the opening, Jackson says he is happy with his job as an NBA analyst for ESPN. ''I'm having a time of my life calling..." May 21
Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21
CSN Bay Area "In their first Western Conference Finals appearance since 1976, the Warriors did what they usually do when things turned tight this season. They locked down on defense and leaned on MVP Stephen Curry. Curry scored 34 points and the Warriors held the Rockets to 42.2 percent shooting over the..." May 20
NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the league in both blocks per game (2.9) and total blocked shots (200). Additionally, Davis..." May 20
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Golden State Warriors lead assistant Alvin Gentry has emerged as the first candidate granted permission to be interviewed for the New Orleans Pelicans' vacant head coaching job, league sources confirmed on Monday afternoon. Gentry, 60, could emerge as one of the frontrunners to replace Monty..." May 19
Forbes.com "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19
ESPN.com "The Golden State Warriors have emerged as the odds-on favorites to win the NBA title. Heading into the conference finals, the Warriors are 4-7 favorites to win the championship at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The Cleveland Cavaliers are next at 5-2, followed by the Atlanta Hawks at 8-1 and..." May 18
No official Marreese Speights (right calf) update from the Warriors, but Steve Kerr said the reserve forward won't play Tuesday.
CSN Bay Area "For the first time since Gerald Rudolph Ford occupied the White House, the Warriors are in the Western Conference finals. With Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson leading the way, the Warriors on Friday night posted a 108-95 Game 6 victory over the Grizzlies at FedEx Forum to win..." May 16
CSN Bay Area "The Warriors are one win away from advancing to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1976. With MVP Stephen Curry leading the way, the Warriors rolled to a 98-78 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 Wednesday night at Oracle Arena, taking a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven..." May 14
Steve Kerr said Mo Speights (calf) won't play in this series, even if it goes to a Game 7.
San Francisco Chronicle "Andrew Bogut said his ribs are fine. In fact, his post-Game 4 X-ray was on his left knee, and that checked out OK, too. “Everything is good,” the Warriors’ center said after Wednesday’s shootaround. “No problems.” Bogut did grab at his right ribs a couple of times during the second half of..." May 13
San Francisco Chronicle "One benefit of adversity: It inspires creativity. Just ask Steve Kerr. The Warriors coach was asked today about the defensive adjustments his team made in a 101-84 win at Memphis on Monday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals. What inspired those moves, coach? Kerr..." May 13
San Francisco Chronicle "All is right with the world again. The MVP returned to form, and the Warriors’ coaching staff made the most impactful adjustment of the series to win 101-84 on Monday at the FedExForum and even the series 2-2. Game 5 of the best-of-seven, Western Conference semifinal series is at 7:30 p.m...." May 12
San Francisco Chronicle "Warriors reserve forward Marreese Speights addressed the media a day after an MRI exam revealed a moderately strained right calf that will keep him sidelined for at least a week and expressed doubt that he’ll play again in the Western Conference semifinal series. “It’s very disappointing, but..." May 12
ESPN.com "Golden State Warriors big man Marreese Speights is out at least one week after an MRI examination Sunday revealed a moderate right calf strain. The Warriors announced Sunday that Speights has officially been ruled out for Monday night's Game 4 and will be re-evaluated in a week. The injury..." May 11
Marreese Speights (sprained calf) is going for an MRI but a Warriors source said it doesn't look like he'll play in Game 4.
Fox Sports Tennessee "After checking the Warriors for ticks, again, the Grizzlies stamped their style all over Game 3 of this Western Conference semifinal and took a 2-1 series lead with a 99-89 win against Golden State. And Memphis, it still doesn't care about the national opinion. THREE-POINT TAKE 1. GRIZZLIES..." May 10