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The pain: Despite losing another player (Thompson) to injury, Warriors almost tough it out


Golden State’s Stephen Curry, left, waits out the final seconds of the Warriors’ loss against Toronto in the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Thursday.

OAKLAND » The Warriors fought wild and emotional Game 6, Golden State’s
to the end. 114-110, Thursday to claim the Klay Thompson
Man, did they fight. franchise’s first-ever NBA title. grabs his knee
They showed unspeakable te- The Raptors are worthy after going down
nacity, steely resolve and an un- champions, having outplayed hard after being
quantifiable amount of heart. the Warriors for the vast major- fouled in the
But they didn’t have enough Dieter ity of this series and executing third quarter.
soldiers to win the war. Kurtenbach down the stretch of the fourth Thompson left
Stephen Curry had a chance Columnist quarter of Thursday’s game in the game after
to win it — a clean-as-you-could- a way they couldn’t in Monday’s shooting his free
expect look at the rim from be- Game 5. throws and did
hind the 3-point arc, but his shot in But make no mistake, the Warriors not return.
the final seconds clanked off the front played like champions, too.
of the rim. The Warriors had a chance And though they didn’t achieve their
to get the rebound — they scrambled goal of winning a third-straight title —
on the floor, finally getting to the ball a fourth in five years — they should exit
with 0.9 seconds remaining. But at that the season with their heads held high.
point, there was nothing more that For a lesser team, the compounding
could be done — the Raptors claimed a KURTENBACH » PAGE 6


No beach access? That’ll be $1.6M DA will stop filing

Coastal Commission says charges in most
Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
violated state coastal laws
minor drug cases
By Robert Salonga
of illegal drugs.
By Paul Rogers rsalonga@
Prosecutors say the aim of the change is to keep
one- and two-time offend-
One of Northern California’s most SAN JOSE » In a pivotal pol- ers out of the court system,
exclusive hotels, the Ritz-Carlton icy shift that could go a diverting them instead to
Half Moon Bay, where rooms rent long way toward unclog- drug treatment programs
for $1,000 a night and Silicon Valley ging court dockets and jail and reserving bandwidth
companies regularly hold posh re- cells in the South Bay, the for more serious addic-
treats, agreed Thursday to pay $1.6 Santa Clara County Dis- tion cases that cross over
million in penalties to the California trict Attorney’s Office no to become community nui-
Coastal Commission to settle years longer will file charges sances or public safety con-
of violations of state coastal laws. ARIC CRABB — STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER against most people ar- cerns. That’s why even un-
The penalties, the second-largest Visitors walk along a golf cart path that serves as public access at the rested or cited solely for der the new policy, a third
COAST » PAGE 6 Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay to Cañada Verde Beach Thursday. possessing small amounts POLICY » PAGE 6

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