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Warriors struck down by stomach bug

Preparing to try and bounce back from their fourth straight home defeat last weekend, and their eighth loss from 12 matches this season, four Warriors players missed Tuesday's training with a stomach bug.

Coach Stephen Kearney has confirmed those players were key playmaker Blake Green, veteran hooker Issac Luke, in-form utility player Karl Lawton and outside back Blake Ayshford.

"Yea, they've come down with a bout of gastro. We'll have to see how they pull up over the next little period," Kearney said.

Warriors part-owner shoved Lowry

The Warriors confirmed as such on Thursday, while issuing an apology for Stevens' actions.

Toronto's Lowry flew into the seats while chasing after the ball early in the fourth quarter, landing on several courtside spectators.

He was trying to regain his balance when Stevens reached over two seats and shoved the Raptors star.

"Mr. Stevens' behaviour last night did not reflect the high standards that we hope to exemplify as an organisation," the Warriors' statement read.

Durant out of Finals opener

Durant has been out since straining his calf in Golden State's Game 5 win over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semi-finals. 

The Warriors went on to close out Houston in six games before sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals.

Durant was having a stellar postseason before the injury. He averaged 34.2 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 51.3 per cent from the field in 11 playoff games.

And Kerr confirmed that two-time NBA Finals MVP Durant will not be fit to play Thursday's opener.

Warriors advance to NBA Finals

Two-time reigning champions the Warriors outlasted the Trail Blazers 119-117 in overtime to seal a 4-0 Western Conference Finals victory on Monday.

Stephen Curry and Draymond Green became the first team-mates in playoff history to both record triple-doubles in the same game.

Curry posted 37 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, while Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists on the road in Game 4.

Kearney coy on Nikorima joining Warriors

Nikorima has been left out of the Broncos side to play South Sydney tomorrow with Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold saying he needed time to ponder his future.

Seibold has said he couldn't guarantee the out of form Nikorima a future at the NRL club beyond 2020.

An announcement on Nikorima's early release from the Broncos is believed to be imminent and Kearney confirmed the Warriors had offered Nikorima a four year deal from 2020 but Brisbane appear ready to let him go sooner although Kearney was sensitive about discussing Nikorima's immediate future.

Nikorima given time to think about future

Nikorima has been left out of the Broncos lineup to play Souths on Thursday night with the NRL club giving the 25 year old time to consider a possible move.

Earlier this week The Courier Mail reported the Warriors are seeking the services of the 13-Test veteran after a groin injury to veteran Blake Green exposed their lack of playmaking depth.

The Broncos coach Anthony Seibold has decided to leave him out of this week's side because of speculation about the Kiwis playing future.

Refs cost Warriors win over Melbourne NRL confirm

The Warriors were penalised for holding on to Storm prop Jesse Bromwich in the play the ball, which allowed the Storm to even up the scores before kicking the winning field goal.

But NRL head of football Graham Annesley said a scrum should have been called because Bromwich did not play the ball correctly and Cameron Smith knocked on.

 

     

Three Warriors fined for comments

The NBA announced on Tuesday that Green has been fined $35,000, Curry $25,000 and Durant $15,000.

Green was punished for Twitter posts which may have been referencing Tim Donaghy, who was involved in a betting scandal that rocked the sport.

He simply dropped the initials "TD" right before "MK.", which could have been in reference to official Marat Kogut - who was working the game against the Timberwolves.

Durant specifically mentioned Kogut after the match.

Manly thump Warriors

The Sea Eagles led 24-12 at half time and scored eight tries to two.

Daly Cherry-Evans scored twice for Manly and kicked seven goals.

Isaiah Papali'i and Issac Luke scored first half tries for the Warriors.

It's the first win of the season for Manly, while it's the second straight loss for the Warriors.

     

Added security for NRL match

Top-flight sport returns to the city on Saturday when Manly stage a "home" match at Christchurch Stadium a fortnight after the mass shootings at two mosques which claimed 50 lives.

New Zealand has been placed on a high threat alert since and police have reminded event organisers nationwide to be aware that a proliferation of memorial events has the potential to stretch law enforcement resources.

However, a large police presence remains in Christchurch and will be out in force at Friday's National Remembrance Service at Hagley Park.