The Golden State Warriors' malaise deepened Sunday with a third straight NBA defeat, the two-time defending champions falling 104-92 to the Spurs in San Antonio.
Los Angeles coach Luke Walton knew it would cost him when he ripped the officiating of the Lakers' 143-142 overtime loss to San Antonio, and the price was a $15,000 fine.
Golden State Warriors All-Star David West announced his retirement from basketball on Thursday after 15 seasons in the NBA.
David West, a power forward who played 15 seasons in the NBA and won titles with Golden State the past two seasons, announced his retirement Thursday on social media.
The Golden State Warriors captured their third NBA title in four seasons Friday, routing the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 to complete a sweep in the best-of-seven NBA Finals.
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James was named to his league-record 12th All-NBA First Team on Thursday, joining Houston Rockets guard James Harden as a unanimous selection.
David Fizdale, fired as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies last November, was named Monday as the new coach of the NBA's struggling New York Knicks.
Defending champion Golden State, on the brink of sweeping out San Antonio in the first round of the NBA playoffs, will welcome back Stephen Curry to modified team workouts starting Saturday.