Dieter Kurtenbach, San Jose Mercury News

Dieter Kurtenbach

San Jose Mercury News

Alameda, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Dieter:

Kurtenbach: Five reasons why the Warriors will beat the Mavericks in five games

Golden State Warriors - Dallas Mavericks Western Conference Finals: Steph Curry, Draymond Green and the Warriors are on the verge of returning to the NBA Finals. Standing in their way is Luka Dončić — who should remind the Dubs of an old foe. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The Warriors are old, grouchy, and here to put the NBA’s young guns in their place

Golden State Warriors: The NBA's young guard can wait a while longer, the veteran Warriors — Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson — are making another run at the throne. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The Warriors are a hot mess that can absolutely win it all

The Warriors are four wins away from another trip to the NBA Finals and they haven’t played their best basketball yet. This is the most dangerous team in the tournament. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The deeper meaning behind the Warriors’ embarrassing Game 5 loss

Will Wednesday’s blowout loss be the wake-up call this team needs? → Read More

Kurtenbach: Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins’ ‘curiosity’ is absurd, shameful

Just call him “Curious” Jenkins. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The Warriors channelled the Sacramento Kings in Game 4. That must be a one-off

The Warriors got away with one in Game 4. Now they’re one win away from taking control of the Western Conference bracket once again. → Read More

Watch Ja Morant, Jordan Poole shake hands before Grizzlies-Warriors Game 4

The two star guards upheld the code of good sportsmanship. → Read More

Kurtenbach: Three overshadowed keys to the Warriors’ Game 3 win

Drama aside, the Warriors took an all-important 2-1 series lead on the Grizzlies Saturday. Here’s how: → Read More

Kurtenbach: Warriors-Grizzlies has become soft, petty and embarrassing

Ja Morant’s knee injury is the latest drama in a Warriors-Grizzlies series that has stopped being about basketball. → Read More

Kurtenbach: Warriors-Grizzlies is a war no one will truly win

The Phoenix Suns must be loving this Warriors-Grizzlies series. → Read More

Kurtenbach: One game? Dillon Brooks deserved a longer suspension for his bush-league foul on Gary Payton II

Gary Payton II will likely miss the rest of the postseason with a broken elbow. Dillon Brook, the guy who broke it, will only miss one game. That’s not right. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The Warriors need more from Klay Thompson to beat the Grizzlies

If the old Klay Thompson is still around, he needs to show up for Game 3. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The Grizzlies ‘broke the code’ with dirty play. The Warriors need to make them pay

Dillon Brooks broke Gary Payton II’s elbow with a dirty play, ending his season. Now it’s on the Warriors to ensure that the Grizzlies’ season ends three games from now. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The masters vs. the students — the Warriors’ Game 1 win showed their evolution, Memphis’ threat

Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green have faced all sorts of teams in the NBA Playoffs. But a younger version of themselves? That’s a new kind of battle. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The no-rival Warriors have finally found their match in Memphis

Steve Kerr says the Warriors don’t have a current rival. That should change over the next two weeks. → Read More

Kurtenbach: Grading the 49ers’ Day Three 2022 NFL Draft picks [LIVE]

Sports columnist Dieter Kurtenbach tells you what he likes and what he doesn’t about the 49ers’ second and third-round picks. → Read More

Kurtenbach: Grading the 49ers’ Day Two 2022 NFL Draft picks

49ers 2022 NFL Draft Pick Grades: Sports columnist Dieter Kurtenbach tells you what he likes and what he doesn't about the 49ers' second and third-round picks. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The Warriors can’t become taller, so they’ll have to elevate their game

The Warriors’ lack of size showed in their first-round series against Denver. Could it be this team’s shortcoming? → Read More

Kurtenbach: The Warriors gave us every reason to believe and doubt in their first-round win

It’s anyone’s guess what Warriors team shows up for the second round. → Read More

Kurtenbach: The brilliance of Steph Curry’s leadership is explained by Kevin Durant’s playoff failure

After two lean years Steph Curry's team looks like a title contender again. Meanwhile, Kevin Durant's Nets experiment has more controversies than wins. → Read More