1. 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 12 months ago 57,607 reads 224 comments

  2. 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 12 months ago 89,668 reads 237 comments

  3. 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 12 months ago 58,263 reads 242 comments

  4. 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 12 months ago 173,506 reads 477 comments

  5. 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 12 months ago 21,289 reads 58 comments

  6. 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 12 months ago 42,925 reads 81 comments

  7. 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 12 months ago 38,613 reads 118 comments

  8. 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 12 months ago 105,644 reads 299 comments

  9. 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 12 months ago 41,815 reads 65 comments

  10. 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 12 months ago 24,029 reads 102 comments

  11. 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 12 months ago 155,383 reads 213 comments

  12. 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 12 months ago 90,939 reads 321 comments

  13. 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 12 months ago 83,602 reads 167 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 42,877 reads 135 comments

  15. 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 year ago 40,006 reads 160 comments

  16. 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 year ago 83,439 reads 181 comments

  17. 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 year ago 36,504 reads 110 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 113,084 reads 221 comments

  19. 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 year ago 203,787 reads 297 comments

  20. 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 year ago 146,503 reads 275 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 60,383 reads 243 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 79,707 reads 197 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 109,895 reads 242 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 51,866 reads 80 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 51,273 reads 125 comments