1. 'And Now for Something Completely Different' Awards: Conference Finals Edition

    We're only a few short weeks from handing out the big one, but until one of the four teams left standing hoists the Larry O'Brien Trophy, we've got some other honors to dispense...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 16 hours ago 27,930 reads 47 comments

  2. Golden State Warriors Facing Terrifying New Brand of Adversity vs. OKC Thunder

    The Golden State Warriors have been down before, but never like this. A 133-105 demolition by the Oklahoma City Thunder has the defending champions in a 2-1 hole that feels distinctly deeper than any the Warriors have faced before...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 day ago 273,242 reads 652 comments

  3. Be Careful, OKC Thunder, You Have the Tiger by the Tail

    Getting the Golden State Warriors ' full attention is the mother of all mixed blessings. For better and worse, the Oklahoma City Thunder have done it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 days ago 70,655 reads 180 comments

  4. Warriors Regain Series Momentum by Channeling Familiar, Dominant Swagger

    In an epic matchup marked by incomprehensible offensive firepower, MVPs on both sides and the defending champs in a desperate spot, the Golden State Warriors did the unthinkable Wednesday during a 118-91 Game 2 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 days ago 98,235 reads 294 comments

  5. Thunder Force Warriors into Unfamiliar Territory with Game 1 Win

    The Oklahoma City Thunder put the Golden State Warriors on notice with a 108-102 Game 1 victory Monday—a loud, startling bulletin proclaiming the Western Conference Finals will be unlike any series the Dubs have yet played...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 8 days ago 139,700 reads 507 comments

  6. 5 Things to Watch in Warriors-OKC Thunder Western Conference Finals

    After a season spent waiting for the inevitable Golden State Warriors - San Antonio Spurs playoff clash, the Oklahoma City Thunder —and not those Spurs—will face the 73-win defending champs with an NBA Finals berth at stake...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 days ago 57,204 reads 224 comments

  7. Trail Blazers' Ceiling Is High Despite Series Loss to Warriors

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Wednesday night's 125-121 conference semifinal loss to the Golden State Warriors marked an end for the Portland Trail Blazers ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 13 days ago 89,453 reads 238 comments

  8. Stephen Curry Somehow Made NBA's Hallowed MVP Award Wholly Inadequate

    Somehow, becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history doesn't feel like enough. Not after Stephen Curry 's season punctuated by paradigm-shifting play and more "there's no way that's true" statistical firsts...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 14 days ago 58,102 reads 242 comments

  9. Stephen Curry's Return Reminds NBA Why Warriors Are Championship Favorites

    It was fun pretending, wasn't it? For two weeks while Stephen Curry rehabilitated his sprained right MCL, we talked ourselves into all this great stuff the Golden State Warriors could still accomplish without their best player...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 15 days ago 173,291 reads 477 comments

  10. Can Portland Trail Blazers Make This a Series Against Golden State Warriors?

    The Portland Trail Blazers will be at home, and that's a start. Free from the Oracle Arena din, where delirious Golden State Warriors fans revel in triumphing over perceived ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 18 days ago 21,133 reads 58 comments

  11. Ranking the Best Head Coach Replacements After Indiana Pacers Let Frank Vogel Go

    It's a whole lot easier to list the teams that should be clamoring to hire recently ousted Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel than it is to come up with superior replacements for his vacated position...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 19 days ago 42,778 reads 81 comments

  12. Good Luck to Whoever Takes Houston Rockets' Coaching Job

    Whomever the Houston Rockets tab as their next head coach had better be exceptional. Because the challenge of leading that team—loaded with a superstar, laden with expectations ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 20 days ago 38,001 reads 118 comments

  13. Warriors Somehow Keep Getting Better Without Stephen Curry

    On a night when Damian Lillard shone and the Golden State Warriors ' most luminous star, Stephen Curry , sat out, the Dubs made up the difference the only way they could. Together...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 21 days ago 105,517 reads 299 comments

  14. Perfect Matchup Means Warriors Can Save Stephen Curry for San Antonio Spurs

    If Stephen Curry suits up at any point in the Golden State Warriors ' second-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers , necessity will have little to do with it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 22 days ago 41,691 reads 65 comments

  15. Raptors on the Brink of Playoff Disaster and Friday NBA Takeaways

    The Toronto Raptors fell 101-83 in Game 6 on Friday, failing to eliminate the Indiana Pacers in panic-inducing fashion...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 25 days ago 23,919 reads 102 comments

  16. 3 Questions We Can't Believe We're Asking from NBA Playoffs' 1st Round

    One thing up front: These are not special-edition NBA playoff hot takes. Think of them more like the questions that, if answered a certain way, could produce hot-take answers...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 26 days ago 155,038 reads 214 comments

  17. Rockets' Disastrous Year Reaches Inevitable End with Plenty of Questions Ahead

    OAKLAND, Calif. — When the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Houston Rockets in last year's Western Conference Finals, there was every reason to be optimistic about the future of James Harden and his team...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 27 days ago 90,849 reads 322 comments

  18. Don't Even Think About Writing Off the Golden State Warriors Yet

    OAKLAND — Even without Stephen Curry , the Golden State Warriors aren't done—thanks partly to the increasingly fickle injury luck knocking down Western Conference stars left and right, but mostly to their fervent belief in themselves...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 28 days ago 83,374 reads 167 comments

  19. Golden State Warriors Need Over-the-Top Confidence More Than Ever

    Stephen Curry returned to play Game 4 against the Houston Rockets Sunday, but the restoration of order that was supposed to accompany him never showed up...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 30 days ago 42,755 reads 135 comments

  20. It's Draymond Green Time Now

    If the Golden State Warriors are going to sort this mini-mess out, if they're going to prove they're more than Stephen Curry , if they're going to stabilize a series that until ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 39,462 reads 160 comments

  21. Warriors Learning What They Must Fix in Stephen Curry's Absence

    Without Stephen Curry , cracks in the Golden State Warriors ' previously unblemished facade were bound to start showing eventually. In a 97-96 loss to the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center in Game 3 Thursday, they finally did...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 83,327 reads 181 comments

  22. Why the Entire NBA Playoffs Could Hinge on Stephen Curry's Ankle

    Stephen Curry 's mysterious ankle is injecting uncertainty into his team, a season and an ongoing playoff race whose fates have felt predetermined since November...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 35,772 reads 110 comments

  23. Warriors Proving They're More Than Just Stephen Curry in Quest for NBA Title

    The Golden State Warriors are worse without Stephen Curry , but Monday's 115-106 Game 2 win over the Houston Rockets proved that's a relative term...

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  24. Golden State Warriors Have Houston Rockets on the Ropes After Just 1 Game

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr has the highest winning percentage of any head coach in NBA history, so we’ll forgive him for his dead-wrong prediction ahead of Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 203,703 reads 297 comments

  25. 2016 NBA Power Rankings: Who's on Top Heading into Playoffs?

    The 2015-16 NBA season concluded with a fever-dream firefight as Kobe Bryant sauntered away, barrels smoking, and the Golden State Warriors lobbed nukes at the record books...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 145,286 reads 275 comments