SEE IT: Fans pelt Charles Barkley with t-shirts after Warriors clinch Finals berth — Boston Herald

The Round Mound of Rebound wasn’t having it after Thursday night’s Game 5 of the Wester Conference Finals. During TNT’s “Inside the NBA” post-game coverage outside the Chase Center in San Francisco following the Golden State Warriors 120-110 defeat of the Dallas Mavericks, people in the crowd began throwing t-shirts and other detritus at analyst…

SEE IT: Fans pelt Charles Barkley with t-shirts after Warriors clinch Finals berth — Boston Herald

Kurtenbach: Another NBA Finals trip gives the Warriors a seat atop basketball’s Mt. Olympus — Monterey Herald

SAN FRANCISCO — The Warriors’ rise to prominence came in a flash all those years ago. Golden State’s run to the 2015 NBA Finals stunned the sport’s establishment and ushered in a new era of basketball in the process. Many at that moment believed it was just luck — a flash in the pan. How wrong…

Kurtenbach: Another NBA Finals trip gives the Warriors a seat atop basketball’s Mt. Olympus — Monterey Herald

What Steph, Klay and Draymond are saying about returning to NBA Finals — Chico Enterprise-Record

SAN FRANCISCO — Klay Thompson told the celebrating crowd he wouldn’t get emotional, but the high definition video board at Chase Center couldn’t hide tears swelling in his eyes. “I’m just so happy to be back. I’m so thankful for this team,” Thompson said to TNT host Ernie Johnson with a grin. “I don’t wanna…

What Steph, Klay and Draymond are saying about returning to NBA Finals — Chico Enterprise-Record

Kurtenbach: Andrew Wiggins’ insane dunk on Luka Dončić will forever change his reputation — Chico Enterprise-Record

Andrew Wiggins’ highlight dunk over Luka shows how far he has come as a player and how close the Warriors are to another title.

Kurtenbach: Andrew Wiggins’ insane dunk on Luka Dončić will forever change his reputation — Chico Enterprise-Record

Wiggins puts Doncic in a poster, Warriors put Mavericks on notice with Game 3 win — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Luka Doncic scored 40 but the Warriors are now up 3-0 in the series.

Wiggins puts Doncic in a poster, Warriors put Mavericks on notice with Game 3 win — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Kurtenbach: The Warriors finally look title-worthy — Red Bluff Daily News

SAN FRANCISCO — Had Game 1 of the Warriors and Mavericks’ playoff series come in round one instead of the Western Conference Finals, things might have been different. Instead, this series looks lopsided in favor of the Dubs after only one contest. The Warriors didn’t just beat the Mavericks on Wednesday night in Game 1…

Kurtenbach: The Warriors finally look title-worthy — Red Bluff Daily News

Grizzlies coach doubles down on Jordan Poole comment — East Bay Times

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins on Wednesday doubled down on his post-Game 3 comment during which he insinuated Jordan Poole intentionally injured Ja Morant, who has since been diagnosed with a bone bruise. “That’s what our medical team and Ja said was when the injury was felt was on that play, so I’m…

Grizzlies coach doubles down on Jordan Poole comment — East Bay Times

Steph Curry is the NBA’s most impactful fourth quarter player right now — East Bay Times

SAN FRANCISCO — The Warriors were minutes away from a potentially series-shifting loss. Ja Morant, out for Game 4 with knee soreness, wasn’t standing in their way. A 30-point win in Game 3 wasn’t the momentum shifter it seemed to be. With coach Steve Kerr out due to COVID-19, the Warriors were listless. And down…

Steph Curry is the NBA’s most impactful fourth quarter player right now — East Bay Times

Dillon Brooks on play that injured Gary Payton II: ‘If I were to take it back, I would’ — Marin Independent Journal

SAN FRANCISCO — Dillon Brooks would like to put the play that injured Gary Payton II behind him. “It’s in the past,” he said Monday. “I didn’t mean for it to hurt somebody.” 618 more words

Dillon Brooks on play that injured Gary Payton II: ‘If I were to take it back, I would’ — Marin Independent Journal

Kurtenbach: Warriors-Grizzlies is a war no one will truly win — East Bay Times

The NBA Playoffs have always been a war of attrition. Injuries are inevitable when great teams play intense games. The human body can only handle so much. But this Warriors-Grizzles second-round series has the makings of something even more punishing. If you have been clamoring for the days of the low-skill, all-guts NBA of the…

Kurtenbach: Warriors-Grizzlies is a war no one will truly win — East Bay Times

Warriors give timeline on injuries to Iguodala and Payton — Chico Enterprise-Record

SAN FRANCISCO — Gary Payton II and Andre Iguodala will miss significant time in these playoffs with injuries. Payton, 29, will miss the remainder of the second-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies with a fractured left elbow, the Warriors saying he will be re-evaluated in two weeks. 270 more words

Warriors give timeline on injuries to Iguodala and Payton — Chico Enterprise-Record

What the Warriors are saying about Gary Payton II’s injury and Dillon Brooks’ suspension — Marin Independent Journal

SAN FRANCISCO — The NBA on Thursday suspended the Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks one game for his hard foul on Gary Payton II during Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals that left the Warriors guard with a fractured left elbow. 741 more words

What the Warriors are saying about Gary Payton II’s injury and Dillon Brooks’ suspension — Marin Independent Journal