By Connor Letourneau

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Feb 19

LeBron James calls reunion with Kyrie Irving ‘phenomenal’

LOS ANGELES — One of the more intriguing subplots in Sunday’s All-Star Game was that two pairs of former teammates with much-publicized rifts — LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook — were all on the court again as memb…

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Feb 19

Kevin Durant gets bragging rights over Warriors’ teammates in All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES — With his team nursing a two-point lead at the start of the third quarter Sunday night, Stephen Curry took his seat on the bench, grabbed a box of popcorn and munched his favorite snack.

A short clip of the scene rippled …

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Feb 18

Warriors’ Klay Thompson finishes second in 3-point contest

LOS ANGELES — For the second straight year, Warriors guard Klay Thompson arrived at the three-point contest as the prohibitive favorite, only to watch a new champion hoist the trophy.

Suns guard Devin Booker drained 20 of his 25 three…

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Feb 18

Kevin Durant on relationship with Russell Westbrook: ‘It’s all love’

LOS ANGELES — A year after his rift with Russell Westbrook dominated All-Star Weekend, Kevin Durant’s relationship with Westbrook appears to have thawed.

The two superstars, who are both on “Team LeBron” for Sunday evening’s All-Star …

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Feb 17

Klay Thompson readies for ‘pinch-myself moment’ at All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES — Classes seemed painfully long to Klay Thompson on days when the Lakers had home games because the eighth-grader knew what awaited after that final bell rang: Rides to Staples Center with his father, Lakers radio analyst Mychal Thompson.

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Feb 17

Kevin Durant calls Laura Ingraham’s commentary ‘racist’

LOS ANGELES — Speaking at an NBA Cares event Friday at All-Star Weekend, Warriors forward Kevin Durant took issue with a recent Fox News segment in which host Laura Ingraham called for Durant and LeBron James to “shut up and dribble” rather than criti…

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Feb 17

Warriors’ 4 All-Stars try not to overload themselves in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Intent on maximizing his first All-Star Weekend two years ago, Warriors forward Draymond Green seldom said no. Those four days in Toronto were a blur of promotional events, photo shoots, media availabilities, after-parties — anything he …

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Feb 16

Kevin Durant: ‘Our team, as a country, is not run by a great coach’

LOS ANGELES — Speaking with ESPN’s Cari Champion in a segment taped for UNINTERRUPTED in January, Warriors forward Kevin Durant and Cavaliers forward LeBron James were both highly critical of President Donald Trump.

“What’s going on i…

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Feb 15

A look at Warriors’ All-Star break to-do list

PORTLAND, Ore. — More than two-thirds of the way through their six-month prelude to the playoffs, the Warriors are well-positioned to make another deep postseason run.

Missing Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green because of …

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Feb 15

Kevin Durant scores 50, but Warriors fall in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — In a team sport like basketball, Kevin Durant is the rare player adept at wiping away others’ shortcomings with a workhorse performance. Few defenses have an answer when one of the best scorers in NBA history is intent on willing his …

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Feb 15

Steve Kerr calls Trump administration’s handling of gun violence ‘disgusting’

PORTLAND, Ore. — In the wake of another mass shooting, at a high school outside Miami, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr spoke out passionately Wednesday night about finding a way to curtail gun violence in the United States.

“Nothing ha…

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Feb 14

Warriors’ Steve Kerr on criticism of coaching tactic: ‘I don’t care’

PORTLAND, Ore. — After turning his team huddles over to players in Monday night’s rout of the Suns, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr drew plenty of criticism. Some viewed Kerr’s approach as disrespectful to Phoenix. Others saw it as demeaning to the coa…

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Feb 14

Warriors game day: Can Golden State limit Portland’s backcourt?

Warriors at Trail Blazers

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Moda Center; Portland, Ore.

Coaches: Steve Kerr, 4th season with Warriors (2…

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Feb 14

Warriors’ Patrick McCaw to miss 4 weeks with wrist injury

PORTLAND, Ore. — Warriors guard Patrick McCaw will miss at least four weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist, a team source has confirmed.

ESPN was first to report the news.

McCaw, who didn’t travel wit…

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Feb 14

Warriors’ Patrick McCaw seeing benefits of G League stints

PORTLAND, Ore. — Life in the G League is stripped of the NBA’s perks. Professional basketball’s striving class curls into coach seats on commercial flights, sleeps in budget hotels in such outposts as Sioux Falls, S.D., and Erie, Pa., and spends meage…

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Feb 14

Warriors’ Draymond Green questionable for Portland game

PORTLAND, Ore. — Warriors forward Draymond Green is listed as questionable for Wednesday night’s game against Portland with a sprained left index finger.

Sidelined for Monday’s rout of Phoenix, Green made the most of the fact that hea…

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Feb 13

Warriors’ Omri Casspi relishes memorable night against Suns

PORTLAND, Ore. — Early in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 129-83 rout of Phoenix, forward Omri Casspi drained a wide-open three-pointer from the top of the arc. It was a forgettable play in a game already rid of suspense.

That is,…

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Feb 13

Steve Kerr turns over huddle to players as Warriors rout Suns

After calling his first timeout Monday night midway through the first quarter, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr handed forward Andre Iguodala a black marker and a clipboard, stuck his hands in his pockets and stared at the floor as Iguodala addressed th…

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Feb 13

Warriors meet with officials to discuss rules, other topics

Ahead of Monday night’s game against the Suns, the Warriors met with Monty McCutchen — the NBA’s vice president of referee training and development — and several officials to discuss rules interpretations, on-court conduct and the expectations of offi…

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Feb 13

Warriors’ Omri Casspi to start at PF vs. Suns

The Warriors’ Omri Casspi will start at power forward Monday night against Phoenix in place of the injured Draymond Green, head coach Steve Kerr said.

Casspi, who will get his seventh start this season, has fallen out of the rotation …

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