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Warriors stave off elimination with Game 6 win over Rockets

By the time the first quarter came to a merciful end Saturday night at Oracle Arena, a light chorus of boos was emanating from the sellout crowd. It was Golden State fans’ way of voicing their disapproval over the fact that, in an elimination game, th…

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Houston Rockets show heart, then let big chance slip away in Game 6

The heart was there for three quarters.

Seven Rockets fought to cover up for a missing Chris Paul.

James Harden dropped in 32 points on a night when The Beard had to reclaim his role as The Man.

It st…

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Warriors’ defense staggers, then thrives in Game 6 win

One way to gauge how the Warriors are playing on defense is to watch assistant coach Ron Adams sitting on the bench. He’s an easy-to-read barometer: either a portrait of exasperation or beaming like a proud parent.

Adams, one of the N…

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Spiritual connections could be key in Game 6

This has become a series of the wounded. The Game 6 mood swings could be traced to a moment, a glimpse, even a gesture among injured players.

In the end, Saturday night’s game will come down to Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Duran…

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Warriors’ Andre Iguodala ruled out for Game 6 vs. Rockets

Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been ruled out for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals Saturday night against the Rockets with a left lateral leg contusion.

“He’s still just day-to-day,” Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said…

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Warriors to activate Patrick McCaw for Game 6 of Western Conference finals

Warriors guard Patrick McCaw will be active for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals Saturday night against Houston, Patrick’s father, Jeff McCaw, has confirmed with The Chronicle.

Yahoo Sports was first to report the news.

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Warriors game day: Can Golden State stave off elimination vs. Rockets?

Warriors vs. Rockets, Game 6 of Western Conference finals

Time: 6 p.m. PT

Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland

Coaches: Steve Kerr, 4t…

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Steve Kerr doesn’t regret playing Quinn Cook in crunch time of Game 5

HOUSTON — After the Warriors’ Game 5 loss Thursday night to the Rockets, Quinn Cook — a reserve guard who spent much of the season in the G League — was trending on Twitter.

Minutes earlier, with Golden State trailing by one and 42.7…

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Chris Paul injury gives Warriors more reason to be confident in Game 6

To ensure that his team is well-rested for Saturday’s Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gave his players Friday off. Their instructions were simple: Do anything that makes you happy, whether that be golfing, hangi…

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NBA, TNT and Intel broadcasting Warriors-Rockets in virtual reality

The NBA is broadcasting the Western Conference finals in virtual reality, and it’s an amazing experience.

I watched part of an earlier playoff game from the press box at Oracle Arena with a “VR” headset on and it felt like I was stand…

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Rockets’ Chris Paul will miss Game 6 with hamstring injury

HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets are one win away from the NBA Finals. But they won’t have the services of Chris Paul, at least during their first attempt to get there.

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Warriors’ Andre Iguodala listed as questionable for Game 6 vs. Rockets

HOUSTON — Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is listed as questionable for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals Saturday night against the Rockets with a left lateral leg contusion.

“I have no idea,” Golden State head coach Steve Ker…

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Rockets’ Chris Paul to miss Game 6 vs. Warriors with hamstring injury

HOUSTON — The Rockets have ruled out guard Chris Paul for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals Saturday night with a right hamstring strain.

Paul sustained the injury after missing a runner in the lane with 51.7 seconds left in Ho…

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Steve Kerr used a story about Michael Jordan to motivate Kevin Durant

During the Warriors’ Game 5 loss to the Rockets, Steve Kerr used a story about his former teammate Michael Jordan to motivate Kevin Durant.

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Rockets ‘found a way,’ used their toughness to beat Warriors

They won it with toughness.

They took it with defense.

They even lost Chris Paul in the final, tight seconds.

And now the Rockets are just one win from the NBA Finals.

From down 2-1…

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Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson find their shots but can’t save Warriors

HOUSTON — In many ways, this was the enduring image from Game 5 of the Western Conference finals: Houston guard Chris Paul giving Stephen Curry a mock shimmy as they trotted back downcourt in the third quarter.

That’s right, Paul — af…

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Warriors facing elimination after heartbreaking Game 5 loss to Rockets

HOUSTON — Unlike most teams, which fume as they filter out of the showers after a loss, the Warriors tend to take solace in a fundamental truth: They are expertly equipped to bounce back because, well, they are the most talented team in the league.

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Warriors’ Andre Iguodala ruled out for Game 5 vs. Rockets

HOUSTON — Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been ruled out for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night against the Rockets.

“He’s not healthy enough to play,” Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said of Iguodala, who …

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Steve Kerr slams NFL for “idiotic” anthem policy

HOUSTON — Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, outspoken as usual, harshly criticized the NFL for its new policy prohibiting players from kneeling during the national anthem.

Kerr, speaking at Toyota Center after his team’s shootaround in …

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Warriors game day: Will fatigue be a factor in Game 5 vs. Rockets?

Warriors vs. Rockets, Game 5 of Western Conference finals

Time: 6 p.m. PT

Where: Toyota Center, Houston

Coaches: Steve Kerr, 4…

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