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Warriors win 60th, clinch top seed

The Golden State Warriors achieved two impressive milestones with another double-digit win on the road. Now it’s a matter of staying healthy and feeling good going into the postseason for the team with the best record in the NBA. Stephen Curry scored 25 points, and the Warriors clinched the top ...

Cavs put on clinic against Grizzlies

Mar 26, 2015

Cavs put on clinic against Grizzlies

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ recent dominance carried over to a trouncing of one of the best teams in the Western Conference. The Cavaliers built a 29-point lead in the third quarter, maintained the cushion through the fourth and defeated Memphis 111-89 on Wednesday night, handing ...

Warriors win division

Mar 25, 2015

Warriors win division

The music was turned up in the locker room and the mood was festive, but Golden State didn’t overdo the celebration of the team’s first division title in 39 years. These Warriors aren’t done yet. “We might be a little subdued, but I think ...

Forty years later, Golden State fetes last title team

Mar 24, 2015

Forty years later, Golden State fetes last title team

Rick Barry has seen a lot of Golden State Warriors try to accomplish what his team did 40 years ago. He has never seen a group with as good a chance to win another NBA title as the current club. “I hope that they ...

Warriors win 57th in a rout

Mar 24, 2015

Warriors win 57th in a rout

Closing in on the NBA’s top playoff seed, the Golden State Warriors have been at their best. Stephen Curry scored 24 points, and the Warriors used a smothering defensive effort in the third quarter to pound the Washington Wizards 107-76 on Monday night. “I ...

Griffin leads Clippers past Pelicans

Mar 23, 2015

Griffin leads Clippers past Pelicans

Doc Rivers and his Los Angeles Clippers are safely in playoff position, though home-court advantage would be preferred. It’s quite a different story for the New Orleans Pelicans, who are losing ground — and time. Blake Griffin scored 23 points, Chris Paul had 23 ...

Curry back in form as Warriors romp past Jazz

Mar 22, 2015

Curry back in form as Warriors romp past Jazz

With the playoffs approaching, Stephen Curry fully expects more out of Golden State over the next three weeks. That might not be a good sign for the rest of the Western Conference. Curry bounced back from his worst shooting performance of the season to ...

Mar 22, 2015

Two-time NBA MVP Nash retires

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash announced his retirement Saturday, quietly ending a 19-year NBA career that included two MVP awards. After playing in just 65 games over the past three seasons due to injuries, the 41-year-old Canadian playmaker formalized his departure with a ...

Westbrook lifts Thunder over Hawks

Mar 21, 2015

Westbrook lifts Thunder over Hawks

The Thunder keep losing players and finding ways to win. Hours after Oklahoma City learned it might be without reigning MVP Kevin Durant for the rest of the season, Russell Westbrook had yet another triple-double and scored 17 of his 36 points in the ...

Durant possibly out for rest of year

Mar 21, 2015

Durant possibly out for rest of year

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant is unlikely to return to playing this season, dealing a major blow to Oklahoma City’s playoff hopes. Thunder’s general manager Sam Presti said Friday that Durant still has pain in his right foot, well after he was expected to ...

Harden nets career-high 50 in win over Nuggets

Mar 20, 2015

Harden nets career-high 50 in win over Nuggets

Even the biggest stars of the Houston Rockets’ past couldn’t outshine James Harden on Thursday night. Harden scored a career-high 50 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Rockets to a 118-108 win over the Denver Nuggets on a night when the team celebrated ...

Warriors blow away Hawks

Mar 19, 2015

Warriors blow away Hawks

The Golden State Warriors whipped perfect passes through the lane that led to pretty shots and plenty of high-flying dunks. Once unselfish Golden State got it going on both ends, the Hawks had a hard time keeping up in a matchup of the NBA’s ...

Lowly Knicks surprise Spurs in OT

Mar 18, 2015

Lowly Knicks surprise Spurs in OT

The poor passing and sloppy shooting in overtime hurt, though the effort was more disappointing than the execution to Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. “We didn’t respect the game,” he said. “We didn’t respect our opponent. It was a pathetic performance, and I hope every ...