1. 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 3 months ago 41,735 reads 65 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 23,947 reads 102 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 155,309 reads 214 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 90,915 reads 321 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 83,443 reads 167 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 42,797 reads 135 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 39,658 reads 160 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 83,362 reads 181 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 35,943 reads 110 comments

  10. 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...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 113,004 reads 221 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 203,751 reads 297 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 146,217 reads 275 comments

  13. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Warriors Officially Own 'Best Team Ever' with 73 Wins

    The Golden State Warriors ' record-setting 73rd regular-season win changes everything. It redefines the ceiling for NBA success, forcing us all to consider whether the sport we've been watching for years has been holding out on us until now...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 60,334 reads 243 comments

  14. Rockets Officially Control Their Own Playoff Destiny and Monday NBA Takeaways

    The Houston Rockets tore the Minnesota Timberwolves apart Monday and, in the process, kept their playoff plans together...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 79,653 reads 197 comments

  15. Sunday NBA Roundup: Warriors Banish Demons While Making History

    The Golden State Warriors checked off a whole bunch of boxes on their history-making NBA to-do list with a 92-86 win over the San Antonio Spurs Sunday. And now, there's only one left: victory No...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 109,812 reads 242 comments

  16. Warriors' Situation May Be Too Perfect for Luke Walton to Leave It Behind

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton will have a shot at a head coaching gig as soon as this summer, but one of the NBA 's hottest prospective ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 51,240 reads 80 comments

  17. Golden State Warriors' Statement Win Sets Up Push for NBA History

    OAKLAND, Calif. — In win No. 70 on the season, a 112-101 home victory over the San Antonio Spurs , the Golden State Warriors didn't find the spellbinding level of play that had been eluding them for weeks...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 51,120 reads 125 comments

  18. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Mavs' Resiliency Saving Them in Chaotic West Playoff Race

    Dirk Nowitzki , mired in a horrible shooting slump, shot the ball eight times and made just two field goals in the biggest game of the Dallas Mavericks ' season...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 11,613 reads 40 comments

  19. Golden State Warriors' Dominant Season Required More Luck Than You Think

    By shifting paradigms throughout their historic season, the Golden State Warriors have redefined NBA norms on everything from shot selection to switch-heavy defensive schemes...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 32,545 reads 179 comments

  20. Are the Golden State Warriors Pushing Too Hard?

    There's a tinge of concern tainting the Golden State Warriors ' pursuit of NBA history. As the Dubs draw closer to 73 regular-season wins, they're also butting up against the mounting evidence linking fatigue and injury, much of which ESPN...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 40,217 reads 113 comments

  21. Warriors Regain Edge Needed to Make History and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    Sharper than they've been in weeks, the Golden State Warriors appear ready to complete a historically successful regular season...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 46,475 reads 152 comments

  22. 2016 NBA Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Shake out in Early April

    April is the end of the line for the NBA regular season. By May, not only will the 14 lottery squads be bored at home, but there'll also be another eight first-round ousters heading into the offseason unfulfilled...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 112,746 reads 260 comments

  23. Wednesday NBA Roundup: Warriors' Latest Escape Keeps Wins Record Within Reach

    The Golden State Warriors have made it their business this year to win games they have no business winning, and Wednesday's 103-96 overtime escape against the Utah Jazz was the latest example...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 74,498 reads 156 comments

  24. Sentimental Kobe Bryant Is Not Who We'll Remember When Farewell Tour Concludes

    Pretend you don't know it actually happened for real Monday, and try to imagine, hypothetically, what it would look like if Kobe Bryant lost an NBA basketball game by 48 points...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 29,267 reads 58 comments

  25. Monday NBA Roundup: Raptors Nearing Postseason with Past Ghosts Looming

    The Toronto Raptors are on pace for a franchise-best win total and, at worst, will finish with the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 4 months ago 47,135 reads 103 comments