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in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Intensity Of NBA Playoffs Makes It A Different Game

The Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 on Saturday in their playoff opener. Coach Madden said the Warriors played great and he never felt they were in too much jeopardy.

04/21/2014

Warriors-Clippers Game One

Preview: 5 Keys To The Warriors Taking Game 2 In LA

The Warriors proved resilient in rallying from a 12-1 deficit to start Saturday’s game, and then withstood the Clippers’ fourth-quarter comeback that tied the game with 1 ½ minutes left. What will they need to do Monday night?

04/21/2014

Jordan Crawford #55 of the Golden State Warriors. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Beat Nuggets To End Regular Season, Face Clippers In 1st Round Of Playoffs

Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and Harrison Barnes added 30 as a squad of Golden State backups beat the Denver Nuggets 116-112 Wednesday night.

04/16/2014

Kentucky 54 v UConn 60

How To Win The CBS National Bracket Challenge? Listen To Dad, And Trust Your Gut

The second place national winner for the CBS Local Bracket Challenge in the NCAA Tournament had actually never done any kind of brackets before, but Lija Koch listened to her dad growing up, and apparently had the instincts to win the second biggest prize in the nation.

04/15/2014

Head coach Cuonzo Martin of the Tennessee Volunteers looks on from the bench in the first half against the Mercer Bears during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 23, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Cal Nabs Tennessee Head Coach To Lead Men’s Basketball Program

Martin replaces Mike Montgomery, who retired last month after six seasons in Berkeley. Martin went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee, including a 24-13 mark and an appearance in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament this season. He also was previously the coach at Missouri State.

04/15/2014

Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against Gorgui Dieng #5 of the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 14, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Defeat T-Wolves To Secure 6th Playoff Seed

Stephen Curry had 32 points and 15 assists, and the reeling Golden State Warriors rallied from 19 points down in the first half to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-120 on Monday night.

04/14/2014

Andrew Bogut of the Golden State Warriors. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors’ Bogut Out Indefinitely With Rib Fracture

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut has a fractured right rib that could keep him out for the start of the playoffs — and possibly all of the postseason.

04/14/2014

Chiney Ogwumike #13 of the Stanford Cardinal (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike Selected With Top Pick In WNBA Draft

Chiney Ogwumike was selected No. 1 by the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA draft Monday night. Ogwumike joined her sister Nneka, drafted by Los Angeles in 2012, as the only siblings to be chosen first in the WNBA.

04/14/2014

PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 13: Jordan Crawford #55 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against the Portland Trail Blazers on April 13, 2014 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Trail Blazers Pull Ahead In Overtime To Defeat Warriors, 119-117

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points, including the go-ahead jumper in overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Warriors 119-117 despite a season-high 47 points from Golden State’s Stephen Curry.

04/13/2014

Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors dunks against the Denver Nuggets on April 10, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Give Up Early 20 Point Lead In Loss To Nuggets

Kenneth Faried made a turnaround hook shot over Draymond Green with a half-second remaining, and the Denver Nuggets made Golden State wait at least one more game to secure a playoff berth with a stunning 100-99 win over the Warriors on Thursday night.

04/10/2014

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