For Warriors, no more excuses as playoffs open

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SFGate—Thirty minutes after enduring a 40-point beating Tuesday night in Salt Lake City, Warriors point guard Quinn Cook filtered out from the showers and glanced at a TV mounted on the far wall. On the screen was Houston's Chris Paul lacing a dribble between Lakers center Ivica Zubac's legs before Paul knifed through the key for an uncontested layup. "Damn," Cook said, shaking his head as he turned toward his locker stall. It was a sobering reminder of how much has...

Warriors reassert dominance in playoff-opening blowout of Spurs. A 7-10 finish to the regular season left some wondering if the Warriors could turn things around when the playoffs began. Consider that question answered with a resounding yes after a 21-point win in Game 1 over the Spurs.