Tim Kawakami

Top playoff plus/minus players: Draymond +171, Curry +132, Barnes +100, Klay +93, Shumpert +86, JR Smith +81, Millsap +79, LeBron +78.

Diamond Leung

Dwight Howard: "If there's any doubt or any disbelief in your spirit, then you might as well say we're finished."

Leandro Barbosa

Muito obrigado galera pelas mensagens positivas e todo suporte de vocês #Inspiração #VamoQueVamo #BeepBeep instagram.com/p/3FEbGDnnuV/?…

Diamond Leung

Dwight Howard: "I saw quit from everybody in the arena. We can't have that."

Marcus Thompson

Re-watching Game 3. The Curry way played reminds me of this great @SLAMonline article from a couple years ago bit.ly/17FPPaI

Diamond Leung

Dwight Howard: "I think that's the worst thing you can do whenever you're down and out is just to mope and sulk into the negativity."

Marcus Thompson

Re-watching Game 3. The Curry played reminds me of this great @SLAMonline article from a couple years ago bit.ly/17FPPaI

Diamond Leung

Jason Terry on Stephen Curry: "Oh, what he's done all series, I'm taking it personal."

Tim Kawakami

Do people not understand basketball arrogance? You can't be great if you don't believe fully in what you can do & maybe a little bit more.

Matt Steinmetz

Many things could be done: make dunks worth 3, eliminate corner 3, allow contact after release of 3-pointer, eliminate line entirely.

Tim Kawakami

It's NOT the wrong word. It's YOUR interpretation of the word. twitter.com/willfleet/stat…

Matt Steinmetz

Chamberlain's dominance caused rule changes: Lane widened, off. goaltending, etc. Can envision Curry's 3-pt dominance possibly doing same.

Peter Guber

surrender control and proprietorship of your #story ...your audience has to own it & tell it forward

Tim Kawakami

Remember Kerr is open about how Curry sometimes drives him crazy with the 1-hand passes and over-dribbling. It's the push-pull relationship.

Tim Kawakami

Kerr means the arrogance of "I can hit any shot at any time" or "make any pass" and it's what makes Curry great. twitter.com/JonesOnTheNBA/…

Tim Kawakami

Draymond Green, David Lee and Steve Kerr on the Steph Curry Phenomenon: "It's an incredible combination of con... bayareane.ws/1Sy46e3

Tim Kawakami

David Lee on Curry: "He's the same guy he was was to me four years ago when we were winning 30 games and he had a hurt ankle."

Tim Kawakami

More Kerr: "It's an incredible combination of confidence & humility & the way it manifests itself in the game... it's really fun to watch."

Tim Kawakami

Steve Kerr on Curry: "The beauty of Steph is he is who he is. He's reserved but competitive. He's modest but arrogant...

Tim Kawakami

Draymond: "He's making history and it's fun to be a part of that. Because when you see his highlights, my kids will see me."

Tim Kawakami

More Draymond on Curry: "When you think you've seen it all, he comes with a little bit more. It's fun to watch, it's fun to be out there...

Tim Kawakami

Draymond on #30: "He was in 1 of those modes where I was like, 'I'm going to try to screen but I'm also just trying to get out of his way.'"

Tim Kawakami

Draymond Green on sweep schedule possibilities: "A little rest would be cool, but June 4th, man, that's a long time to just not be playing."

Diamond Leung

Dwight Howard: "He got a rebound." Shakes head, eye roll. "It's basketball, brotha."

Tim Kawakami

Steph Curry, in front of the world, in his own words: "I feel comfortable; I feel ready for the moment": (Fil... bayareane.ws/1SxXegw

Diamond Leung

Dwight: "I didnt even see Curry. My man was out on the perimeter so I just thought nobody was there. When I turned around Curry's up in me."

Diamond Leung

5-7 maybe RT @ntang2 how tall are you Diamond? This will help me assess whether Dwight's statement is true or not

Diamond Leung

Dwight Howard came up to me minutes after rolling eyes @ my Curry question: "He got 1 rebound. 1 rebound, brotha. U can even get 1 rebound."

Tim Kawakami

To avoid more than a week of NO basketball. I'm not saying it's going to happen, I'm saying it's possible. twitter.com/NickInMenner/s…

Tim Kawakami

I asked a Warriors official about that just now and he said he hadn't heard about it, but I think there is a chance this happens.

Tim Kawakami

There is a rumor that--despite what NBA has said (and I've relayed)--they MIGHT move up the finals to June 2 if GSW and CLE both sweep.

Tim Kawakami

So people are angry at me now for... what? I cover what I see. What the hell do you want me to cover? twitter.com/rorylane/statu…

Diamond Leung

Patrick Beverley shooting around wearing a cast.

Tim Kawakami

Steph Curry has turned into a world-wide superstar in the last few months, and he's never felt more comfortable. bayareane.ws/1AnLyax

Marcus Thompson

The Bogut-Ezeli tandem, per @JeffFaraudo, negates the good game by Dwight Howard bayareane.ws/1HqMU1p

Marcus Thompson

Harden knew defensive guru Ron Adams had something up his sleeve. Did he ever | bayareane.ws/1HDqEa2 | @Diamond Leung @JeffFaraudo

Marcus Thompson

When the Warriors play at this level, who can beat them? Nobody, writes @Tim Kawakami | bayareane.ws/1cd9mSZ

Matt Steinmetz

Here's link to @SalandSteiny Podcast No. 24: we talk "inner fire" of D.Howard, J.Smith, D.Green. bit.ly/1F2s5J2

Peter Guber

“it doesn’t matter whether the dow is 5000 or 50,000 if you’re an entrepreneur there is no bad time to start a company” - @guykawasaki

Rusty Simmons

Warriors’ flight delay no biggie: ‘We’re all well-rested’ sfchronicle.com/warriors/artic… via @sfchronicle

Matt Steinmetz

Here's the ITunes site where you can download all @SalandSteiny podcasts. Thanks for listening, all! bit.ly/1ADmF77

Rusty Simmons

View from Houston: Realistically, Rockets are done sfchronicle.com/sports/article… via @sfchronicle

Rusty Simmons

Rockets have no answer for Warriors’ complete play sfchronicle.com/sports/jenkins… via @sfchronicle

Rusty Simmons

Warriors use tag-team approach to stifle James Harden sfchronicle.com/warriors/artic… via @sfchronicle

Rusty Simmons

Warriors’ Curry floats like a butterfly and stings with his 3s sfchronicle.com/sports/ostler/… via @sfchronicle

Rusty Simmons

Warriors put Rockets in 3-0 hole after Game 3 of NBA West finals sfchronicle.com/warriors/artic… via @sfchronicle

Rusty Simmons

The site of the Warriors' Sunday morning practice. http://t.co/UjNYq8rVHB

Tim Kawakami

Killion and Ostler examine Warriors' shoes http://t.co/Rx7OlJD1Ji

Tim Kawakami

Warriors will be practicing here soon http://t.co/xxgBGAJHdl

Matt Steinmetz

No NBA Show this morning on @957thegame. Pre-empted because of A's. Instead, heading into @KTVU to talk Warriors with @sal_castaneda

Monte Poole

ICYMI: Jawing at MVP is a very risky move . . . Warriors' Curry goes off in Houston, silences courtside jester csnbayarea.com/warriors/warri…

Monte Poole

ICYM The Show from Saturday night in Houston . . . Curry puts end to MVP debate with Game 3 performance csnbayarea.com/warriors/curry…

Diamond Leung

Dwight Howard: "They're going to have to take all of us out on a stretcher. We ain't going down like that." insidebayarea.com/warriors/ci_28…

Tim Kawakami

Ron Adams on the Warriors' Game 3 stomping of Houston: The Barnes-Harden match-up, Curry's rebounding and more... bayareane.ws/1Sx9pKB

Tim Kawakami

Great stuff from Sam all playoffs. All season. twitter.com/sam_amick/stat…

Tim Kawakami

Another impressive Game 3 thing about the Warriors: Their post-game spread was catered by Morton's. I know @Calvin Watkins took note.

Leandro Barbosa

Sozinho podemos fazer poucas coisas, juntos podemos ir longe como uma única unidade seremos mais forte!! #BeepBeep instagram.com/p/3EZ0vgHnmu/

Tim Kawakami

Yes, @Marcus Thompson and I are joking that we're alternating write-Steph days. MT's turn yesterday and he nailed it. bayareane.ws/1LtULP5

Tim Kawakami

Late last night, people who know the Warriors very well were happily wondering how they won Game 3 so easily. I kept going back to: #30.

Tim Kawakami

From overnight: The Warriors unleashed their playoff monster. It was something to behold. bayareane.ws/1Fxa08c

Tim Kawakami

Stat requested from the Flying Saucer crowd tonight: NBA teams that go up 3-0 in a series complete the sweep 60% of the time.

Monte Poole

No jewelry (yet) but those paying attention are not surprised by this . . . twitter.com/SportsCenter/s…

Diamond Leung

Photos: Golden State Warriors defeat Houston Rockets 115-80 in NBA Western Conference finals Game 3 photos.mercurynews.com/2015/05/23/pho…

Marcus Thompson

A couple players laughed at Iguodala’s walk-up layup. Said it was like a Marshawn Lynch TD

Monte Poole

MVP loves to zip the lips of doubters & hecklers . . . Warriors' Curry goes off in Houston, silences courtside jester csnbayarea.com/warriors/warri…

Tim Kawakami

But I am entertained by the thought that I could call up the Merc editors and order them to put my column wherever I think it should run.

Marcus Thompson

This series once looked even. Then Stephen Curry, the Warriors show they're a level above James Harden, the Rockets bayareane.ws/1EqAnZz

Tim Kawakami

To the emailer who complained to me because a recent column "wasted" space on the news front, not the sports page: I don't make those calls.

Tim Kawakami

Also, generally: Don't turn it over. TO's feed Houston's offense and unbalance the Warriors transition D.

Tim Kawakami

What have the Warriors figured out about the Rockets? Keep them limited to pull-up jumpers or drives, Bogut said. No squared up 3s.

Tim Kawakami

When the Warriors figure out an opponent, this happens: A Game 3 Houston obliteration by the playoff monster: ... bayareane.ws/1Svof4c

Tim Kawakami

Yep, which is what they'll do vs. LeBron next series. Rotate Barnes, Iguodala, Draymond and even Klay vs. LBJ. twitter.com/KevKugs/status…

Tim Kawakami

Why did the Warriors put Barnes on Harden after Klay guarded him in the first two games? More length and strength, Ron Adams said.

Tim Kawakami

Bogut: "We felt that we didn’t play well the first two games and (Kerr) brought it up to us about a thousand times." bayareane.ws/1envZpq

Tim Kawakami

The Warriors are hungry, and they just turned Houston into so much playoff chum: bayareane.ws/1envZpq

Marreese Speights

Oh yea s/o to the beast aka swag @Festus Ezeli came up big tonight!!!!

Marreese Speights

Blessed great way to take care of business on the road!!!! #WCF 3-0 #dubnation one more to go!!!

Leandro Barbosa

We just love to go out there and compete with team effort!! Lets stay focus, stay hungry!! #LockIn #BeepBeep instagram.com/p/3DR12lHnih/?…

Diamond Leung

Stephen Curry said he told this fan to sit down after hearing a four-letter word vine.co/v/eqw0I6XFATx

Leandro Barbosa

Grande vitória hoje, vamos manter o foco, concentração total e fome de bola!!! #BeepBeep #VamoQueVamo @NBABrasil instagram.com/p/3DR12lHnih/?…

Tim Kawakami

Ron Adams: "“We have a lot of pride defensively in this room & they were disappointed after the first 2 games at home & it showed tonight."

Tim Kawakami

Kerr: "I felt like we were ready to play our 'A' game." I guess he was right.

Marcus Thompson

Steve Kerr: "Steph was Steph."

Tim Kawakami

So you're not ripping them tonight? Come on. twitter.com/ThompsonScribe…

Monte Poole

WIth @Stephen Curry going for 40 points, #Warriors wallop #Rockets 115-80 to take 3-0 series lead in WC Finals.

Matt Steinmetz

Can't wait to dissect Game 3 with @sal_castaneda tomorrow morning on @KTVU. The goal is to try not to mention NBA Finals or Cavaliers.

Marcus Thompson

Bay Area media has been called homers for much of these playoffs. Nation, THAT is what we’ve been watching all year