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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Another spectacular passing performance earned Steve Kerrs postgame praise, yet there was little else the coach liked about his heavy-legged, December-weary Warriors after an exhausting road trip.Klay Thompson scored 25 points, JaVale McGee added a season-best 17 and Golden State beat the undermanned New York Knicks 103-90 on Thursday night.But at the end of an emotional day for the NBA, news of the death of good friend and colorful sideline reporter Craig Sager made it hard for Kerr and everybody else on the court to focus on basketball.Craigs death and the news today far outweighs anything that happens in the gym, Kerr said.Kevin Durant had 15 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, and Stephen Curry pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds to go with eight points and eight assists against a New York team missing stars Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose.We kept the ball moving and made them chase the ball all night and got layups, Durant said. And we didnt really shoot the ball that well.The Warriors had 36 assists on their initial 36 baskets -- 26 in the first half -- and all 11 players who appeared in the first half scored in Golden States fifth straight win over New York. The Warriors wound up with 41 assists and held a 57-49 rebounding advantage.Justin Holiday had 15 points off the bench for the late-arriving Knicks, whose second bus was delayed coming from San Francisco in a downpour.New York couldnt overcome a slow start from the field, going 4 for 15 to fall behind in a hurry. The Knicks shot 40.9 percent overall and 5 for 21 from 3-point range.Theyre running in transition, theyre throwing up 3s, theyre hitting open guys and playing fast, Knicks guard Courtney Lee said. You can get caught up in that, and thats not our style of game.Golden State had its third game this season with 40 or more assists, the first team to do that since the Chicago Bulls in 1996-97. The Warriors had a franchise-record 47 assists Nov. 23 against the Lakers.Thats the beauty of our team -- we dont worry about the numbers, Thompson said. When we move the ball, whoevers open, shoot the ball.TIP-INSKnicks: Anthony said he bruised his shoulder diving for a ball against the Lakers on Sunday in Los Angeles. Rose had a sore lower back. Both might need a couple more days of rest. ... New York, which hosts the Warriors on March 5, has been swept in the season series the past two years and hasnt won a season series against Golden State since 2000-01.Warriors: An MRI on C Zaza Pachulias injured right wrist showed a bruise. He missed his fourth straight game. ... Golden State had more than 30 assists for the 19th time. ... F David West bruised his right hip early in the fourth and didnt return. He will have an MRI on Friday. ... Curry sported special Oakland Strong sneakers in tribute to the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire Dec. 2 nearby in Oakland -- with the footwear featuring initials of the 36 lives lost. He posted a photo on Twitter of another colorful pair and has plans to auction them both off to aid fire relief.SAGER STRONG, MOMENT OF JOYKerr -- wearing a colorful, Sager-inspired tie -- took the microphone before tipoff, invited the Knicks to join Golden State and offered a heartfelt tribute to Sager. Rather than a moment of silence, he said it was more fitting in Sagers honor to hold a moment of joy.And the sellout crowd stood for a prolonged ovation and extended applause.The beloved sideline reporter died from leukemia at age 65.He was an amazing guy. The courage that he showed the last few years was incredible in his fight, Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, said of his former TV colleague. Its just a tough day. ... He had a spirit and an energy that very few people Ive ever met possess.RINGIN ITAt halftime, Durant, Draymond Green and Thompson received their USA Basketball Olympic champion rings from their winning run in Rio de Janeiro.UP NEXTKnicks: At Denver on Saturday looking to snap an eight-game road losing streak to the Nuggets and a three-game skid overall.Warriors: Host Portland on Saturday in a rematch of last seasons Western Conference semifinal and seeking a fourth straight victory over the Trail Blazers. Niklas Kronwall Red Wings Jersey . Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. Steve Yzerman Jersey . Blackwood, 28, has played the last three seasons in the San Diego Padres system, including the past two summers with Class AA San Antonio of the Texas League. http://www.redwingshockeyauthentic.com/ted-lindsay-jersey/ . Once again, DeLaet finished tied for second at a PGA Tour stop on the weekend, this time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The pride of Weyburn, Sask. Darren Helm Jersey . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. Sergei Fedorov Red Wings Jersey . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. The Los Angeles Sparks are reeling from back-to-back losses as they prepare to visit the Seattle Storm on Saturday at KeyArena in Seattle, Wash.Los Angeles (24-7) is second in the WNBAs Western Conference. The Sparks have fallen 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Minnesota Lynx. They are 3-4 since the month-long Olympic break after going 21-3 before the break.Seattle (14-17) is third in the Western Conference, 10 games behind the Sparks. The Storm has won three in a row and five of seven since the break.Under the WNBAs new playoff format, the top eight teams regardless of conference will qualify for the postseason. The top two teams receive a bye to the semifinals. The third and fourth seeds receive a bye to the second round.Los Angeles is second in the playoff standings, three games ahead of the New York Liberty. Seattle is seventh, a half-game ahead of the Phoenix Mercury and 1 1/2 games ahead of the Washington Mystics.The Sparks suffered a 77-74 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday and an 86-81 loss to the Atlanta Dream on Thursday. The Spaarks trailed 67-49 before rallying to cut the deficit to two with 59 seconds to play, but the Dream held on to win.dddddddddddd Angel McCoughtry had 32 points and 11 rebounds for Atlanta. Candace Parker, Chelsea Gray and Essence Carson scored 16 points apiece for Los Angeles.The Storm is coming off an 81-76 victory over Washington, a big win in a battle between teams that are fighting for the last playoff spot. Breanna Stewart had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Seattle. Sue Bird had 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. The Storm shot 54.5 percent from the field while holding the Mystics to 38.4-percent shooting.Los Angeles is led by MVP candidate Nneka Ogwumike, who is third in the WNBA in scoring and rebounding, averaging 19.6 points and nine rebounds per game.Seattle is led by Stewart, who is sixth in the league in scoring and second in rebounding, averaging 18.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per contest. ' ' '

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