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Live reactions: Stephen Curry MVP press conference, 2 p.m.

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) talks to the media with his daughter Riley after their 104-90 win against the Houston Rockets for Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif, on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) talks to the media with his daughter Riley after their 104-90 win against the Houston Rockets for Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference finals at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif, on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Get live updates and reaction when Warriors star Stephen Curry officially receives his second consecutive Most Valuable Player award on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

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Stephen Curry’s family offers emotional congratulations on unanimous MVP award

Stephen Curry makes his whole family laugh, from left, sister Sydel Curry, wife Ayesha Alexander, daughter Riley Curry, mother Sonya and Father Dell during his acceptance speech for the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, May 4, 2015.  (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

Stephen Curry makes his whole family laugh, from left, sister Sydel Curry, wife Ayesha Alexander, daughter Riley Curry, mother Sonya and Father Dell during his acceptance speech for the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, May 4, 2015. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

Sydel Curry was emotional upon learning her older brother, Stephen, was the NBA’s first unanimous MVP.

The problem was that the Elon volleyball player was in the middle of preparing for final exams.

“In my bathroom crying like I don’t have a presentation in 10 min lol,” Sydel tweeted. “Man I wish I was in the bay with my fam celebrating. This is amazin.”

The Curry family is expected to join Stephen today at his 2 p.m. press conference at Oracle Arena.

Family was one of the things Curry focused on at last year’s festivities. His voice cracked as he spoke to his father about how meaningful it was to follow in Dell’s footsteps.

“Congrats to my MVP @stephencurry30 on being named the leagues MVP for a second year in a row,” Curry’s wife, Ayesha, wrote on Instragram. “And unanimously at that… I am so proud of you my love. You deserve this.

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Draymond Green’s plan not to give bulletin board material backfired, so he changed course, got Warriors back on track

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) disputes a call against him with official Bill Kennedy (55) during their game against the Portland Trail Blazers in the third quarter of Game 3 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, May 7, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) disputes a call against him with official Bill Kennedy (55) during their game against the Portland Trail Blazers in the third quarter of Game 3 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, May 7, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Draymond Green was relatively quiet on the eve of Game 3. His pregame interview lasted only about three minutes. He fielded questions about trash talking on the court, and they didn’t produce anything particularly noteworthy.

It was all by design, and it backfired as the Warriors lost the game and didn’t show a sense of urgency.

“I knew the (Trail Blazers) needed something to grab hold to (down 0-2 in the series), so I told our team, ‘Don’t give ’em any bulletin board material,'” Green said after the Warriors’ Game 4 win. “And everybody looked at me crazy like, ‘What? Who is this saying this? Like, what’s going on?’ I’m usually the guy to do that, and I’m telling everybody else not to do it? And I thought that worked against us the other night because I felt like we played soft, and I was the catalyst of us playing soft.”

Green changed his tone immediately after the Game 3 loss, essentially guaranteeing a win in Game 4 if the Warriors came to play and noting that the Trail Blazers had shown doubt. He had Damian Lillard wondering what mind games he was playing.

“I wanted to give them bulletin board material,” Green said.

“It wasn’t no disrespect to them. It was more so at my guys to make our guys respond to what I’m saying.”

Green said he also made comments to motivate himself, and that worked. He had a career-high seven blocks in Game 4.

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Live playoff updates tonight: Warriors vs. Blazers, Game 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) leaves practice the day before Game 4 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, May 8, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) leaves practice the day before Game 4 of the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, May 8, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Get live scoring updates and analysis during Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals in Portland Monday at 7:30 p.m. as the Warriors hold a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-7 series.

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Live playoff updates tonight: Warriors vs. Blazers in Game 3 in Portland

PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH, MIGHT BE USED FOR 1A CP. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr fires up  form the sideline against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first half of a NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, April 9, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH, MIGHT BE USED FOR 1A CP. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr fires up form the sideline against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first half of a NBA game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, April 9, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Get live scoring updates and analysis during Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals as the Warriors look to grab a 3-0 lead over the Blazers in Portland beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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Story of how Warriors’ Steve Kerr was transformed by father’s death wins prestigious award

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Bay Area News Group sportswriter Jon Wilner was announced Friday as the winner for Best Feature Story of 2015 in judging by the Associated Press Sports Editors.

Wilner’s entry told the story of Warriors coach Steve Kerr and the life lessons provided by his father before his murder in 1984. Kerr had spoken sparingly about the tragedy in the 30 years that ensued.

Runners-up included entries from the New York Times, the Washington Post, ESPN, and USA Today.

It is the second year in a row that the Bay Area News Group has won the Features category — widely considered the toughest to win. No news organization had produced back-to-back winners since the Washington Post in 2005-06. Daniel Brown was the 2015 winner for his story on the friendship between a young cancer patient and San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo.

Mark Conley served as editor on both stories. Conley also served as lead editor on the MLB Preview magazine that won top honors from APSE as Best Special Section.

Courtney Cronin, who recently joined the Bay Area News Group from the Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.), won first place in APSE for Long Video for her series on the recruitment of Mississippi high school star Malik Newman. Cronin also took third place in beat writing.

In another contest, Best of the West, Brown won first place Features (non-Sports) for his story on Taylor Swift and her secret following of macho men.

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry out for Game 3, ‘maybe a slight chance’ of playing Game 4 against Portland Trail Blazers

Golden State Warriors' Festus Ezeli (31) sits next to teammate Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) on the bench as they play the Portland Trail Blazers in the second quarter of Game 2 during the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Golden State Warriors’ Festus Ezeli (31) sits next to teammate Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) on the bench as they play the Portland Trail Blazers in the second quarter of Game 2 during the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Stephen Curry will not play in Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers and has “maybe a slight chance” of returning for Game 4, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Friday.

“He hasn’t practiced with us yet, so Game 3 tomorrow, he’s not going to play,” Kerr said on The Dan Patrick Show. “He’s getting better every day, but until he’s out on the floor with our team and scrimmaging and we’re seeing him move, and trainers say, ‘it’s a go,’ we’ll just keep doing what we’re doing. But no way tomorrow, and I would say maybe a slight chance on Monday if he gets great work in the next few days.”

Kerr on Thursday had left the door open to Curry returning for the Western Conference Finals as the series shifts to Portland. He said it was conceivable Curry could still test his sprained right knee before Game 3, practice Sunday and play in Game 4 on Monday.