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Durant, McGee and Curry joking on bench
Four takeaways from Warriors' first-round sweep of Blazers
As the Warriors await their next opponent, Insider Monte Poole highlights the four things we learned from their sweep of the Blazers.
Warriors celebrate Curry's shot
Instant Replay: Warriors torch Blazers, complete first-round sweep
Smelling blood, the Warriors started off hot in Portland Monday night and never let up as they crushed the Blazers to finish off the sweep.
Draymond dunks against Blazers
Gallery: Top highlights from Warriors' series-clinching win vs Blazers
With Kevin Durant back in the lineup, the Warriors got off to a hot start in Game 4 and cruised to a series-clinching win over the Blazers on Monday.
Durant: Warriors knew first punch would overwhelm Blazers
Kevin Durant offers high praise of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum after the Warriors' sweep over the Blazers.
Highlights: Warriors ride historic 1st quarter to sweep
The Warriors scored a franchise-playoff record 45 points in the first quarter on Monday and went on to beat the Blazers in Game 4 to complete the sweep.
Curry discusses why Warriors had sense of urgency in Game 4
Steph Curry addresses looking away before his 3-pointer went in against the Blazers.
Bucket-by-bucket: Durant scores 10 in clincher over Blazers
After missing two games with a strained left calf, Kevin Durant returned to the starting lineup and scored 10 points in the Warriors' win over the Blazers.
Steph-in' Amazing: Curry drops 37 in Warriors' Game 4 win
Steph Curry made 12-of-20 shots as the Warriors knocked the Blazers out of the playoffs for the second straight year.
Curry explains why Warriors were focused early in Game 4
Steph Curry discusses the Warriors' focus level early in Game 4 against the Blazers.
Brown praises foundation laid by Kerr after sweep of Blazers
Mike Brown analyzes the Warriors' hot start in the first quarter of their Game 4 win over the Blazers.
After sweep, KD details what stood out about Warriors' play
Kevin Durant discusses the Warriors' rhythm after playing in first game in seven days.
Shot of the Game: Durant blows by Aminu for huge dunk
In his first game back from a strained left calf, Kevin Durant showed off his explosiveness with a blow-by of Al-Farouq Aminu and monster dunk.
Kerr playing for Blazers in 2001
Prior to Game 4, Blazers send well wishes to Steve Kerr
Even in the midst of a contentious playoff series, the Blazers took a moment to send their regards to ailing Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.
Durant during pregame intros
Durant will play in Game 4 vs Blazers; Livingston, Barnes out
After missing the last two games with a left calf strain, Kevin Durant will play Monday as the Warriors try to close out the Blazers in Game 4.
The Happy Hour: Could back issue force Kerr out of coaching?
On the latest episode of The Happy Hour, Kelli, Papa and Ratto discuss the latest developments with Steve Kerr and what the future holds for the Warriors head coach.
Iguodala on Klay's fashion: 'He doesn't know which way he wants to go'
Andre Iguodala is kind of perplexed by what Klay Thompson wears off the floor...
LeBron James issues get well message to Steve Kerr
The Warriors are a fierce rival to LeBron James, but that doesn't mean the three-time champion can't offer his well wishes...
Mike Brown has one job to do as acting head coach of the Warriors
No matter what you think of Mike Brown as a coach, his ascension in Steve Kerr’s absence does not sink the Warriors' title aspirations...
NBA Gameday: Durant remains questionable for Game 4
Kevin Durant scored a team-high 32 points in Game 1. He did not suit up in Games 2 or 3...
Zaza 'got a little bit emotional' when Kerr told Warriors about chronic pain
On Saturday, Steve Kerr told his players he would not be able to coach in Game 3...
Steve Kerr's absence from Warriors' bench means two things for sure
In an attempt to granularize and overthink what has been a pretty boilerplate playoff series, many have gone to Mike Brown...
This is cruel: Steve Kerr imprisoned by misery that has engulfed his body
Steve Kerr wants nothing more than another Warriors championship and to be pain-free. Who could blame him if he yearns more for the latter...
Poole: Warriors in good hands; Kerr's long-term health
Monte Poole provides his take from Steve Kerr announcing he will not coach the Warriors for an indefinite amount of time.
Kerr explains his reasoning to not coach Warriors in Game 4
Steve Kerr addresses the media on why he cannot coach the Warriors as he deals with chronic pain.
Kerr on missing Game 3: 'It was tough, those are my guys'
Steve Kerr explains why he is unable to physically coach the Warriors at this time.
Steve Kerr straight faced
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr out indefinitely with chronic pain
After missing Game 3 in Portland, Steve Kerr announced that he won't coach Game 4 on Monday night either. His return is unknown...
With Kerr's health, did Warriors target Brown's experience?
Mike Brown isn't new to being a NBA head coach. Did that make him more appealing to the Warriors?
Brown: Kerr's foundation made transition easy in Game 3
Mike Brown stepped in for Steve Kerr as the Warriors' head coach in Game and explains why it was smooth for him in Game 3 vs. the Blazers.
Brown: Rookie McCaw understands how to be a professional
Patrick McCaw was a second-round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft but is playing like a seasoned veteran.
Blazers big man Nurkic ruled out for Game 4 vs Warriors
The Blazers were with center Jusuf Nurkic for the first time in the playoffs on Saturday. Apparently, that won't be the case for Game 4...
Draymond celebrating in Game 3
Implemented by Kerr, 'Warrior Way' fuels Game 3 win in Portland
While Steve Kerr was bedridden by intense pain, the Warriors came back to beat the Blazers, thanks to a philosophy installed by the coach.
Kerr looking down
Sources: In agony, Kerr had difficult time keeping up with Warriors' Game 3 win
While the Warriors roared back to beat the Blazers on Saturday, Steve Kerr was in agony at the team hotel, sources told
Steph Curry explains his mindset to complete Game 3 comeback
What changed for the Warriors late to take down the Blazers? Steph Curry breaks it down.
Highlights: Warriors erase 17-point deficit for 3-0 lead
The Warriors fought their way back in Portland and took down the Blazers, 119-113, in Game 3.
Blazers fans booing Draymond brought out emotions for him
As the fans let Draymond Green have it, he turned up his play in Game 3.
What changed for Klay as he got hot in the third quarter?
If he makes it or misses it, Klay Thompson never loses his confidence as a shooter.
Rookie McCaw: Playoff basketball 'feels a lot easier to me'
Rookie Patrick McCaw is not feeling the pressure in his first playoff run with the Warriors.
Brown hands out praise up and down Warriors' roster
Mike Brown stepped in for Steve Kerr Saturday in Portland. After, he broke down the Warriors' win.
Steph Curry keeps game ball for Steve Kerr after he misses Game 3
Steve Kerr was unable to make it to Game 3 as the Warriors' head coach is dealing with an illness. Steph Curry made sure the team picked Kerr up.
Iguodala: Mike Brown kept Warriors poised in Game 3 win
Andre Iguodala breaks down the Warriors' Game 3 comeback win over the Blazers.
Steph-in' Amazing: Curry cooks with 34 for 3-0 series lead
Steph Curry led the Warriors with 34 for a Game 3 win over the Blazers in Portland.
Instant Replay: Warriors battle Blazers, take commanding 3-0 series lead
Down by 13 points at halftime, an energized Warriors squad came out and fought off the Blazers in Portland for a huge Game 3 win.
Steph Curry steps back for clutch 3-pointer in Game 3
Steph Curry puts the Warriors on his back in Game 3.
Shot of the Game: Iguodala shows he can still get up
Andre Iguodala shows off his hops for a huge dunk in Portland.
Draymond throws it up to JaVale to take the lead in Game 3
Warriors take the lead on Draymond's alley-oop to JaVale in Game 3.
Iguodala flies to tie Game 3, 83-83, against Blazers
Iguodala soars in for monster slam to tie game at 83 points apiece.
JaVale gets up, throws down one-handed alley-oop in Game 3
JaVale McGee throws down one-handed alley-oop on the Blazers.
Curry drains 3-pointer in transition against Blazers
Steph Curry tries to get the Warriors going with a big 3-pointer in Portland.
Ian Clark hits the floor hard and nailing off-balance runner
Warriors guard Ian Clark goes down hard in Game 3.
Warriors swarm Blazers, JaVale flies to the hole
The Warriors get an easy two points thanks to their defense in Game 3.
McCaw swipes Aminu, JaVale throws it down in Portland
Patrick McCaw's steal leads to a soaring JaVale McGee slam dunk.
Gallery: Top highlights from Warriors' Game 3 win over Blazers
The Warriors, once down by as many as 17 points, roared back for a huge Game 3 win over the Blazers in Portland on Saturday night.
Nurkic's size can present problem for Warriors: 'He’s a legit scoring threat'
For the first time in the playoffs, the Warriors will have to go up against Jusuf Nurkic. And, the "Bosnian Beast" can be a handful.
Despite missing Game 3, Durant goes through pregame workout
Kevin Durant will not play in Game 3, but he proved he's feeling much better before the Warriors take on the Blazers.
Durant out for Game 3 vs Blazers, misses second straight with calf strain
The Warriors will be without star forward Kevin Durant yet again Saturday night in Game 3 against the Blazers in Portland...
Lillard driving against Klay
NBA Gameday: In Portland, Warriors look to shake Game 3 blues
The Warriors have accomplished a lot the last two years, but they've had serious issues with Game 3s. On Saturday, they get another chance.
Durant and Evan Turner going for rebound
Durant attends shootaround, but still questionable for Game 3 vs Blazers
Kevin Durant was at Warriors shootaround on Saturday morning, but his status for Game 3 against the Blazers is still up in the air.
Kerr coaching in Game 2
Kerr will not coach Game 3 vs Blazers due to illness
The Warriors take on the Blazers Saturday in Game 3 in Portland, but they will not have head coach Steve Kerr...
Lillard looking at Curry
Lillard ahead of Game 3 vs Warriors: 'We’ve got to get this one'
Back home for Game 3 against the Warriors on Saturday, Damian Lillard and Maurice Harkless know this is a "must-win" for the Blazers.
Griffin playing against Jazz in Game 3
Clippers lose Griffin for rest of postseason due to toe injury
Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the 2017 postseason after the All-Star forward injured the plantar plate in his right big toe on Friday.
Warriors ramping up focus level with recent Game 3 issues: 'Take their heart'
The Warriors have been the most successful team in the NBA recently. But, their biggest struggles have come playing in Game 3.
Questionable for Game 3, Durant understands the big picture, but...
With this injury coming eight days after he returned from a six-week absence, Kevin Durant is eager to return as soon as possible.
With Blazers center Nurkic out, the Warriors are too big to fail
The sweep is on and it’s a shame. This could have been a mildly intriguing series if not for the absence of Jusuf Nurkic...
Durant updates calf injury on YouTube video ahead of Game 3
Kevin Durant's status for Game 3 in Portland is still up in the air. On Thursday, the Warriors' star opened up on his calf injury...
Why the Warriors should not rest Durant vs Blazers if he's fully healthy
It has become fashionable to suggest the Warriors should confine Kevin Durant to the sideline for Games 3 and 4 in Portland...
Warriors' bigs come up huge in Game 2 win over Blazers
Without a couple of key role players, the Warriors needed big contributions from their big men -- and they got just that...
Highlights: Warriors blow out Blazers by 29 in Game 2
The Warriors turned it on the second half and shut down the Blazers for a 110-81 Game 2 victory.
Curry breaks down contribution of Warriors three Bigs
Stephen Curry breaks down the contribution of the Warriors' three Bigs in a Game 2 win over the Blazers Wednesday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland...
Curry: Warriors owned defensive side of the floor in Game 2
Stephen Curry talks Warriors defense and JaVale McGee during Wednesday's Game 2 win over the Blazers at Oracle Arena in Oakland...
Kerr: 'Our defense was excellent, set a good tone' in Game 2
Steve Kerr talks Warriors defense and JaVale McGee during Game 2 of Golden State's series against the Blazers...
Whenever Durant returns, Blazers-Warriors series shouldn't change much
The Warriors are better with Kevin Durant. It's a fact. In their Game 2 blowout of the Blazers, they showed that might not really matter right now.
Was Game 2 vs Blazers McCaw's best game ever? Klay thinks so
Klay Thompson takes the time to compliment Patrick McCaw and his effort against the Trail Blazers during Game 2 of their playoff series Wednesday night at Oracle Arena...
Draymond with McGee to his side: 'He was amazing' vs Blazers
It might have been awkward at first, but Draymond didn't hold back in praising JaVale McGee and his effort against the Trail Blazers Wednesday night at Oracle Arena...
McCaw on his aggression on both ends of the floor vs Blazers
Patrick McCaw got the start without Kevin Durant Wednesday night against the Trail Blazers and the rookie made a huge contribution...
Draymond on centers: 'They all give us something different'
Draymond Green breaks down the Warriors' defensive effort following a domination of the Trail Blazers Wednesday night in Oakland...
Steph-in' Amazing: Curry's 19 leads Warriors, now up 2-0
The Warriors got contributions from all over the place on Wednesday with Stephen Curry and his 19 points leading the charge in a playoff win over the Blazers...
Shot of the Game: Klay goes from block to 3 in one sequence
Draymond Green gets hyped up as Klay Thompson gets it done on both ends of the floor.
Instant Replay: Warriors clamp on down on defense, cruise past Blazers
Even without Durant, Livingston and Barnes, the Warriors made easy work of the Blazers and now lead the series 2-0...
Iguodala spins past defender, slams it down with authority
Iguodala spins past defender for one-handed slam with authority Wednesday night against the Blazers during Game 2 at Oracle Arena...
Curry pulls up for way downtown, nothing but net from deep
Curry pulls up for way downtown, nothing from net from deep Wednesday night against the Blazers in Game 2...
McCaw flies in, rejects Lillard from out of nowhere
McCaw flies in, rejects Lillard from out of nowhere Wednesday night at Oracle Arena vs the Blazers during Game 2...
Curry with the steal, drive and another alley-oop to McGee
Curry with the steal and another alley-oop to McGee Wednesday night vs the Blazers at Oracle Arena in Oakland...
Curry drives, feeds McGee on the lob for the dunk
Curry drives, feed McGee on the lob for the dunk Wednesday night against the Blazers at Oracle Arena...
Gallery: Top highlights from Warriors' Game 2 win vs Blazers
The Warriors, without Kevin Durant and key bench pieces, cruised in the second half to a blowout win over the Blazers in Game 2.
Curry steals it, nails transition 3 during Warriors' run
Curry steals it, nails transition 3 during Warriors' run Wednesday night at Oracle Arena during Game 2 against the Blazers...
With Durant, other Warriors out, Golden State is suddenly in a bind
Steve Kerr didn't mince words -- the absence of Durant, Livingston and Barnes 'changes everything' for Game 2 and possibly beyond...
Durant in street clothes
Kevin Durant out for Game 2 vs Blazers
The Warriors will be shorthanded on Wednesday night as Kevin Durant, Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes were all ruled out for Game 2.
Allen Crabbe shooting against Warriors
Blazers' Crabbe makes personal guarantee for Game 2 vs Warriors
After a poor Game 1, Blazers guard Allen Crabbe has vowed to play better in Game 2 on Wednesday night.
Clark doesn't really have an explanation for his gaudy numbers vs Blazers
When you combine the four regular season matchups and the one playoff game against Portland so far, Ian Clark is dominating. How? Why? 
Patrick McCaw and Kevin Durant
NBA Gameday: Warriors must recall March magic if KD can't go in Game 2
Kevin Durant didn't work out Wednesday morning, suggesting he won't play in Game 2. That means an increased role for Patrick McCaw.
Report: Kevin Durant probably more doubtful than questionable for Game 2
On Tuesday afternoon, the Warriors announced that Kevin Durant is questionable to play in Game 2 against the Blazers...
Kerr outlines Warriors strategy for slowing down Lillard and McCollum
Steve Kerr and the Warriors have a game plan for containing Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, but it's much easier said than done...
Curry, Durant, Draymond and Klay hold All-Star jerseys
After time with LeBron, Kobe, Mike Brown breaks down Warriors' All-Stars
Before joining the Warriors, assistant Mike Brown coached LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. This week, he offered his thoughts on the Warriors' four All-Stars.
The Warriors Insider Podcast: Mike Brown
Assistant coach Mike Brown joins Monte Poole on The Warriors Insider Podcast to make Draymond Green's case for Defensive Player of the Year, reflect on Game 1 of the playoff series against the Trail Blazers...
Draymond defending Kawhi
Mike Brown explains where Draymond has edge over Kawhi defensively
Draymond Green and Kawhi Leonard are two of the best defensive players in the NBA. But what sets one above the other? Mike Brown explains.
Iguodala: Offensively vs Blazers, 'this may not be my series'
Over a 39-game stretch from Jan. 8 to April 8, Andre Iguodala averaged 9.6 points and 3.7 assists per game, while shooting over 58 percent from the field, 41 percent from deep and 77 percent from the free...