OAKLAND - Pointing out a weak area on a 25-1 team seems like the definition of "hating." But the Warriors have been lacquered with so much praise, it's OK to point out the piece of lint on their shoulder.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco defensive back Jimmie Ward and Cincinnati quarterback AJ McCarron have been friends since their childhood in Mobile, Alabama. They will be facing each other as rivals for the first time on Sunday.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Ahmad Brooks sees no need for a chat with 49ers coach Jim Tomsula after the linebacker's suggestion that San Francisco overlooked Cleveland last week and might have been "big-headed."
OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 27 of his season-high 43 points in the third quarter and the Golden State Warriors responded after their first loss following a record 24-0 start by beating the Phoenix Suns 128-103 on Wednesday night.