That Silver outline the range of sanctions that might be meted out against Sterling if the tape proves to be authentic.
That the commissioner promise to include the players' association as "full partners" in the investigation.
That Silver carries out the process swiftly and decisively.
In the locker rooms, players on both teams still sounded aggrieved Sunday.
"It kind of goes back to the old saying: You're good enough to pick the cotton, but you're not good enough to eat at the dinner table," Golden State's Jermaine O'Neal said. "So you're good enough to build a business, but not good enough to be around the people that's close to you."
MORE THAN ONE CENTER
The broken rib suffered by center Andrew Bogut has forced the Warriors to make adjustments inside, and coach Mark Jackson continued to tinker Sunday. That included some playing time for little-used Hilton Armstrong, who scored four quick points.
"He comes up to me before we leave the court and said, 'Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for trusting me,' " Jackson recounted. "It goes a long way, man."
The Warriors' 15-point lead at the end of the first quarter was their largest at that stage of a playoff game since May 12, 1976, when they went up 40-24 over the Phoenix Suns.