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Warriors down Hornets, finish Summer League perfect

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Warriors down Hornets, finish Summer League perfect

It may only be the Summer League, but the Warriors are thusfar unblemished in the 2012-13 season.The Warriors finished the Summer League 5-0, capping off thesurprising run with an 80-72 victory over the New Orleans Hornets.Golden State opened up a10-point lead by halftime and then cruised to victory.Three Warriors players got into double digits, led byCharles Jenkins with 15 points. Jenkins hit 5-of-9 shots and picked up ateam-high four assists.Harrison Barnes added 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting. Theseventh-overall selection in the 2012 Draft averaged 16.8 points over theSummer League but was inconsistent with his shooting. Barnes hit just 39.5percent of his shots.Kent Bazemore also contributed 13 points on Saturday, butpicked up eight fouls in 33 minutes and 27 seconds.Festus Ezili, the Warriors other first-round selection inthis years draft, scored eight points including a thunderous putback dunk inthe first quarter. Ezili got back in the scoring column after failing to hit ashot in the Warriors past two games.The Warriors other 2012 draft pick playing in the SummerLeague, Draymond Green, added nine points and six rebounds. Greens nine pointstied his high for the Summer League, in which he averaged 6.4 points per game.Klay Thompson did not play in the Summer League finale.The Warriors held the Hornets to 41 percent shooting butshowed some vulnerability around the arc. New Orleans hit 40 percent of its three-point attempts.

Does Harrison Barnes miss the Bay Area? 'I like living in Dallas, but...'

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Does Harrison Barnes miss the Bay Area? 'I like living in Dallas, but...'

After four years in Oakland, Harrison Barnes was forced to leave town when the Warriors signed Kevin Durant last summer.

Barnes just finished the first year of a four-year, $94 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

So, does the former first-round pick miss his old home?

"I like living in Dallas but will always have love for Oakland!!" Barnes said in response to a question on Twitter on Sunday.

Barnes also picked his favorite restaurants in Oakland and San Francisco.

"Belly in Oakland or Amber in SF," Barnes wrote.

Steve Kerr keeping offseason routine in line: 'I'm not Jon Gruden'

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Steve Kerr keeping offseason routine in line: 'I'm not Jon Gruden'

For the third straight summer, Steve Kerr has had a shortened offseason to work with.

While he is working on things for the 2017-18 season, he's not trying to cram as much work into a short period of time. He's taking time to relax and enjoy the summer.

In an interview with The Chronicle's Scott Ostler on Saturday, Kerr pulled back the curtain on how's spending the time before training camp starts.

“I’m on the phone, talking to Bob Myers, talking to our coaches and to different people. Writing down thoughts, putting together plans for our coaching retreat. It might be just something that pops into my head, where I just stop and write something down. But I’m not Jon Gruden, I’m not waking up at five in the morning and going to the film room,” Kerr said.

What could Kerr and Myers possibly talk about every single day?

“We talk about players, talk about roles. We talked a lot about Nick Young and [Omri] Casspi before we signed those guys. Talked a lot about our center position. Bob and I talk every day, kind of the first thing in the morning we check in with each other, usually talk for a half hour. We’re really close. He just got back from a great vacation, in Italy,” Kerr said.

Kerr and the defending champion Warriors get back on the court Sept. 30 in a preseason tilt against the Nuggets in Oakland. Then they head to China to play the Timberwolves twice before returning to face the Kings at home on Oct. 13. Four days later, they raise a banner, get their rings and tip-off the regular season against the Rockets.