By Connor Letourneau

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Nov 24

Warriors’ Jordan Bell poised to show Bulls what could have been

OKLAHOMA CITY — News that Warriors forwards Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle) and Draymond Green (rest) will miss Friday night’s matchup with the Bulls brought an intriguing subplot: Rookie Jordan Bell, inactive in four of his past five games, will g…

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Nov 24

Warriors game day: Can Golden State cut down on turnovers vs. Bulls?

Warriors vs. Bulls

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland

Coaches: Steve Kerr, 4th season with Warriors (220-44 with War…

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Nov 24

For Warriors’ David West, age is just a number

OKLAHOMA CITY — Warriors center David West is an anomaly in a league in which the average career spans less than five years. In his 15th NBA season, West, 37, is not only still hanging around, he’s getting better.

“We call him Benjami…

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Nov 23

Warriors have no answer for Russell Westbrook, Thunder in blowout loss

OKLAHOMA CITY — Warriors forward Kevin Durant wants his fans and critics to believe that there is nothing special about his games against his former team. Sixteen months after he left the Thunder for Golden State, the eight-time All-Star is trying to …

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Nov 23

Jordan Bell getting ‘rookie treatment’ with Warriors

OKLAHOMA CITY — It wasn’t long ago that Warriors rookie Jordan Bell was an early-season revelation. Now, he is struggling to get on the floor. With Kevin Durant back in the lineup Wednesday night against the Thunder, Bell will be on t…

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Nov 23

Warriors’ Kevin Durant cleared to play vs. Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY — Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been cleared to play Wednesday night against the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said.

Durant sprained his left ankle in the first quarter of Sat…

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Nov 22

Kevin Durant says he’s done talking about his time with Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY — Seven hours before his nationally televised showdown Wednesday against his former team, Warriors forward Kevin Durant made one thing certain: He is done rehashing the eight years he spent with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Nov 22

Warriors’ Kevin Durant upgraded to probable for Thunder game

OKLAHOMA CITY — Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday night’s game at Oklahoma City with a sprained left ankle. “I feel good right now,” Durant said after shoot-around at Chesapeake Energy Arena. “I…

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Nov 22

Warriors game day: Will Kevin Durant play vs. Thunder?

Warriors at Thunder

Time: 5 p.m. PT

Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City

Coaches: Steve Kerr, 4th season with Warrior…

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Nov 21

Warriors’ Kevin Durant questionable for Thunder game

NEW YORK — Warriors forward Kevin Durant is questionable with a sprained left ankle for Wednesday night’s game at Oklahoma City.

“We’ll see how I feel in the morning,” Durant said after practice Tuesday at St. John’s University. “Righ…

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Nov 21

Chris Mullin uses Warriors as a coaching tool at St. John’s

NEW YORK — To rebuild the St. John’s basketball program, Chris Mullin has needed patience, loaded recruiting classes and plenty of video of the team that hangs his No. 17 jersey from Oracle Arena’s rafters.

Mullin, in his third seas…

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Nov 21

Ex-Warrior David Lee retires from NBA

NEW YORK — Former Warriors forward David Lee has retired from the NBA, the two-time All-Star announced Sunday on Instagram.

Lee, 34, played for 12 years, most recently with the Spurs last season. The high point was with the Warriors,…

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Nov 20

Warriors’ Omri Casspi impresses in fill-in start

NEW YORK — Warriors head coach Steve Kerr made a somewhat surprising call on replacing Kevin Durant, out with a sprained left ankle, in the starting lineup Sunday: forward Omri Casspi.

In his first start in 11 months, Casspi was a two…

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Nov 20

Without Kevin Durant, Warriors weather rough 2nd half to beat Nets

NEW YORK — Twenty years from now, when NBA historians debate the greatest team ever, the Warriors should boast a few unique distinctions: the most dominant three-year stretch in league history, possibly four Hall of Famers — including two MVPs — in th…

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Nov 19

Steve Kerr wants LaVar Ball, Donald Trump to ‘be quiet’

NEW YORK — Count Warriors head coach Steve Kerr among those who are getting weary of hearing about LaVar Ball and President Donald Trump.

Asked before Sunday night’s game against the Nets about President Trump’s recent spat with Ball,…

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Nov 19

With Kevin Durant out, Omri Casspi to start for Warriors vs. Nets

NEW YORK — Warriors forward Omri Casspi will start in place of the injured Kevin Durant on Sunday night against the Nets, Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said.

Durant is sidelined with a sprained left ankle he sustained early in Sa…

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Nov 19

Warriors game day: How will Golden State handle Durant’s absence vs. Nets?

Warriors at Nets

Time: 3:00 p.m. PT

Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn

Coaches: Steve Kerr, 4th season with Warriors (219-43 wit…

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Nov 19

Warriors’ Kevin Durant to miss Nets game with sprained left ankle

PHILADELPHIA — Warriors forward Kevin Durant will miss Golden State’s game Sunday night against the Brooklyn Nets with a sprained left ankle, the team announced.

It is unclear exactly when Durant sustained the injury, but a team sourc…

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Nov 19

Warriors ride 47-point third quarter to win over 76ers

PHILADELPHIA — The exodus came midway through the fourth quarter. With the Warriors well on their way to a 124-116 win Saturday night over the 76ers at Wells Fargo Center, blue- and red-clad fans began filing toward the exits en masse.

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Nov 19

Stephen Curry clarifies Warriors-Celtics Finals prediction

PHILADELPHIA — After his team’s 124-116 win over the 76ers on Saturday night, Warriors guard Stephen Curry took issue with a quote that went viral after Thursday’s loss to the Celtics.

Asked if Golden State would see Boston in the Fin…

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