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J.A. Adande | ESPN Senior Writer | 3:13 AM CT
OAKLAND, Calif. — The fascinating thing about this NBA Finals rematch is that while this year’s is a healthier, stronger version of the Cleveland Cavaliers, it’s also a better Golden State Warriors team than we’ve ever seen before.
This team is better than the one that beat the Cavaliers for the championship last year, better than the one that won a record-setting 73rd game in April. The Warriors emerged more confident and resilient than ever after overcoming a 3-1 deficit in the Western Conference finals against an Oklahoma City Thunderteam that seemed to be finally maximizing its potential.
Oh, these Warriors are smarter too.
Evidence of their increased savviness could be found cradled in the arms ofStephen Curry‘s brother, Seth, as he walked through the Oracle Arena hallways not long after the Warriors finished off the Thunder More >
By Jason Patt | May 10, 2016 | 1:28p
Stephen Curry has officially earned his second consecutive MVP award following a historic campaign that saw his Golden State Warriors win an NBA record 73 games. In addition, he became the first unanimous winner in the league’s 61-year history, earning all 131 first-place votes.
Kawhi Leonard edged LeBron James for second place on the list. Russell Westbrook finished fourth and Kevin Durant was fifth.
That did not happen this year, though. Instead, six different players earned second-place votes.
Curry followed up his More >
Ethan Sherwood Strauss, ESPN Staff Writer | 4:22 AM ET
OAKLAND, Calif. — After letting garbage time become crunch time, the Golden State Warriors closed out the Orlando Magic 119-113 for their NBA-record 45th consecutive regular-season home victory. This achievement brings a bifurcated response: There’s an acknowledgement of the incredible accomplishment, then a nod to the issues it’s overshadowing.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr summarized Golden State’s recent run with, “Steph is bailing us out an awful lot.” Monday night was illustrative of that issue, plus a reminder that there are worse bailout plans. As Golden State trundled along sans Andre Iguodala and with an ailing Draymond Green, Curry was a brilliant bulwark against failure. He scored 41 points, claimed 13 boards and hit seven 3-pointers, one of which was his 300th of the season. Curry dropped that one from 28 feet away, after torturing More >
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INDIANAPOLIS — Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors spent the first three quarters playing as flawlessly as their unbeaten record. They spent the last 12 minutes Tuesday night trying to protect their perfect quest.
On a night Thompson scored a season-high 39 points and reigning MVP Stephen Curry nearly had a triple-double, the Warriors improved to 23-0 by stopping Indiana’s furious fourth-quarter comeback and holding off the Pacers 131-123.
“We’ve got to handle the end of the game better. We had a double-digit lead,” Curry said. “You don’t ever want to have to win the game twice or even three times. You want to make things as easy as possible when you have a night like we did for 36 minutes.”
The defending NBA champions have made things look pretty easy in what has already been a milestone season. They have won 27 straight dating to last spring, which More >