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Live updates: Warriors vs. Rockets

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 25:  James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets agrues a call with NBA official Gary Zielinski during their game against the San Antonio Spurs at the Toyota Center on December 25, 2015 in Houston, Texas (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 25: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets agrues a call with NBA official Gary Zielinski during their game against the San Antonio Spurs at the Toyota Center on December 25, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Get the latest score and analysis during the Warriors’ game Thursday at Houston at 4 p.m. as short-handed Golden State looks to avoid a two-game losing streak.

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Live updates: Warriors vs. Mavericks

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 6: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after scoring against the Brooklyn Nets during the fourth quarter in an NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center on December 6, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Warriors defeated the Nets 114-98. 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. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 6: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after scoring against the Brooklyn Nets during the fourth quarter in an NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center on December 6, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Warriors defeated the Nets 114-98. 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. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Get the latest score and analysis during the Warriors’ game Wednesday night against the Mavericks in Dallas, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Follow Bay Area News Group beat writer Diamond Leung and others here for live updates and commentary on the game.

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Live updates: Warriors battling Jazz

The NBA champion Golden State Warriors are now battling to try to stay unbeaten to start the season, facing the Jazz tonight. The Warriors can go to 19-0 with a win.. Follow Bay Area News Group beat writer Diamond Leung and others here for live updates and commentary on the game.

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Warriors’ Draymond Green ‘pissed off’ about team’s performance in preseason

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) flexes his muscles against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the third quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) flexes his muscles against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the third quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

OAKLAND – Warriors forward Draymond Green is frustrated by the level of play of the defending NBA champions after the first three preseason games.

“We’ve had three games, and I don’t think neither one of them has been us,” Green said Thursday before the Warriors faced the Houston Rockets. “You saw two minutes of us. You saw three minutes of us. But you ain’t see that eight-minute stretch of us, and that’s what pisses me off.

“I think the frustration is stemming from we know what it takes. And regardless yeah it’s preseason or whatever, you know what it takes.”

Calling his own level of energy “awful” and inconsistent, Green was especially upset about the previous two losses and not necessarily because of the final score. It was more so because as Green described it, the Warriors “failed to live up to who we are.”

“It ain’t about a win or loss at this point, but even if we won the games I’d be pissed off because there’s a way to win and there’s a way to lose,” Green said.

“I just don’t think we feel good about ourselves right now, and I’m happy about that because to not feel good about yourself in preseason, I like that.”

Green said the Warriors did not want to stumble into the regular season. He didn’t think the team was necessarily behind in its preparations while coach Steve Kerr was on a leave of absence.

“Is this something to panic over? Absolutely not,” Green said. “Not one bit. Is this something that pisses me off and everybody else? Absolutely.”

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Warriors’ Steve Kerr speaks out on how spinal fluid leak caused indefinite leave of absence

Golden State Warriors new head coach Steve Kerr smiles during a press conference at the Warriors' practice facility in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.  Kerr is currently a TNT commentator, was the general manager of the Phoenix Suns, and was a guard with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs. He is one of two players to win two championships with two different teams. in consecutive seasons. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors new head coach Steve Kerr smiles during a press conference at the Warriors’ practice facility in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Kerr is currently a TNT commentator, was the general manager of the Phoenix Suns, and was a guard with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs. He is one of two players to win two championships with two different teams. in consecutive seasons. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

OAKLAND – Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed that a rare spinal fluid leak resulting from his first offseason back surgery is the cause of continuing headaches that forced him to take a leave of absence.

Eleven days after the Warriors announced Kerr would temporarily step aside to focus on rehabilitation, he gave his first interview Sunday and detailed why he doesn’t know when he will return to coach the team.

“The leak is fixed, but still getting some symptoms,” Kerr said of his follow-up surgery early last month. “And that’s why I’m out.

“And because I’m still having symptoms, it makes it difficult for me to be on the floor. And so the prospects are good. I’m going to heal. The doctor says everybody’s body is different. It’s a matter of your body sort of recalibrating. And unfortunately, it’s not like a sprained ankle, one to two weeks. There’s no telling. It’s a little bit open-ended, but everybody’s very confident everything will be fine.”

Kerr said surgery to repair a ruptured disc in July led to an accidental nick of the dura, which surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It took about a month to learn why he was experiencing symptoms – headaches being the main one.  After the second surgery, he lasted two days of training camp before deciding to go on a leave.

Kerr said he has been balancing his schedule with rehab, exercise, rest, and keeping up with what’s going on with the Warriors. He has attended some practices for part of the time, completely missed others and reviewed game tape of the Warriors’ preseason action. He said he was perhaps “over-reading” on his health situation.

“It’s no fun,” Kerr said. “I want to be here. This is my dream job. These are my guys coming off a title, the season starts in two weeks, it’s unbelievably frustrating. I want to be here, but I also know I’ve got to be careful. But when I’m at home, I’m bored. So, it’s tricky.”

Kerr said he has not questioned his long-term future as a coach going through the grind of an NBA schedule.

“I’m 50 years old,” he said. “I’m in good shape. I’m in good overall health. This is a unique circumstance, and once it’s resolved, I’ll be fine.”

Kerr said he wanted to be upfront with fans and media members about his condition after declining an interview request Friday while attending the Cal volleyball game.

“I’m not going to put a timetable on when I’m going to come back,” Kerr said. “I have to get my health right before I can coach the team, before I can bring the energy that’s necessary to coach the team.

“When you are forced to be away, it hurts.”

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Video: Stephen Curry celebrates 3-pointer with bench … before his shot goes in

Stephen Curry was doing what Stephen Curry does in the Warriors’ preseason opener Monday night.

Curry is already in postseason form, as evidenced by this incredible play during the world champions’ 95-87 victory over Toronto. (The “world champions” part is fun to get used to, eh?)

Curry’s dazzling play begin with his behind-the-back pass to Klay Thompson, who dished inside to Draymond Green, who re-directed the ball to Curry in the corner. The reigning MVP cooly launches a 3-pointer and, while the ball is still in the air, Curry does a Larry Bird-esque celebration and reaches out to high-five teammate Andre Iguodala on the bench. A split second later, the ball lands where everyone figured it would — in the bottom of the net.

Man, did we miss Curry and the Warriors, or what?

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Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams expects Steve Kerr to return ‘in the next few days’

Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams expects to see head coach Steve Kerr back with the team sooner than later.
“Quite frankly, he’s doing pretty well, but he’s having some headaches and some things like that that are dissipating slowly,” Adams told Sirius XM on Friday. “But I anticipate him back in the next few days, so I don’t think this is going to be a very long time period.”
Asked if Kerr would coach the season opener, Adams said, “I think without question…I think he’s going to be fine.”
The Warriors announced Thursday on the third day of training camp that Kerr was taking a leave of absence to recover from two offseason back surgeries and did not provide a timetable.
“The first couple of days of practice I thought he did well establishing our message,” Adams said. “He wasn’t quite himself.”
Lead assistant coach Luke Walton is serving as the interim head coach, and Adams said down the road he would be a potential NBA head coaching candidate.
“Luke is a basketball nut, but someone who does not rub people the wrong way yet, has the skills, and can speak the game well to players, so I think he has a really good combination of skills,” Adams said.