After blowing a 16-point lead with four minutes to go in Game 1, the young Warriors had every right to be completely rattled. They just watched a 1-0 series lead slip through their fingers because of missed free throws, turnovers, bad defense and generally stupid basketball.
Some merchants in the Mission District plan to join the party if the San Francisco 49ers win the Super Bowl this Sunday, even as several make plans to board up windows and guard their stores in case the fans start to run wild.
Midseason acquisitions Hunter Pence and Marco Scutaro each hit two-run homers in the second inning to back Barry Zito, and the NL West champion San Francisco Giants beat Arizona 7-3 Thursday in their regular-season home finale.
Democrat Barbara Boxer has won her fourth term in the U.S. Senate, dashing GOP hopes of removing the liberal icon with a strong challenge from former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina.