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NBA MVP Curry won't play for U.S. at Rio Olympics

Jun 7, 2016

NBA MVP Curry won't play for U.S. at Rio Olympics

Stephen Curry has withdrawn from consideration from the Olympics, leaving the U.S. basketball team without the NBA’s MVP. Curry said Monday in a statement that he has decided to pull out for “several factors — including recent ankle and knee injuries.” He didn’t say ...

Warriors thrash Cavs to take commanding finals lead

Jun 6, 2016

Warriors thrash Cavs to take commanding finals lead

Golden State’s quest for back-to-back championships after a record-setting season moved a step closer as the Warriors ran away in the second half to beat Cleveland 110-77 on Sunday, taking a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals. Draymond Green scored 28 points and Stephen ...

Cavs looking to move ball in Game 2

Jun 4, 2016

Cavs looking to move ball in Game 2

As gifted as LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are with the ball in their hands and one defender to beat, that is not what got the Cleveland Cavaliers to a second straight NBA Finals. The Cavs are at their best when the ball is ...

Jun 3, 2016

Knicks appoint Hornacek as new coach

The New York Knicks have hired Jeff Hornacek, who emerged last month as Phil Jackson’s surprising coaching choice. Jackson went with the former Phoenix Suns coach over anyone who had played or worked under him, even though he had said after the season he ...

Warriors roll past Cavaliers

Jun 3, 2016

Warriors roll past Cavaliers

Stephen Curry’s “Strength In Numbers” supporting cast made all the timely shots and all the difference for the defending champions in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Draymond Green had 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, Shaun Livingston scored a personal postseason best ...

Jun 2, 2016

Celtics hand Ainge, Stevens extended deals

Establishing continuity has always been at the core of the Boston Celtics’ 17 NBA championships. The Celtics hope their latest moves in that regard will be a step toward reaching No. 18. The team announced Wednesday that it has extended the contracts of coach ...

LeBron, Curry set to square off again in finals

Jun 2, 2016

LeBron, Curry set to square off again in finals

LeBron versus Steph. King James versus the Baby-faced Assassin. Any way you slice it, it’s a dream matchup for the league in the NBA Finals. Again. A second straight championship showdown between LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry and the Golden ...

Healthy Curry ready for NBA FInals

Jun 1, 2016

Healthy Curry ready for NBA FInals

Fresh charcoal gray NBA Finals cap on backward and wearing a wide grin, Stephen Curry summed up his wild, up-and-down postseason so far and reminded everybody he’s not close to done. The MVP’s got his groove back, all right — looking healthy again at ...

Warriors sink Thunder in Game 7 to reach NBA Finals

May 31, 2016

Warriors sink Thunder in Game 7 to reach NBA Finals

Stephen Curry knocked down yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters in triumph once more. A special, record-setting season saved for the defending champs, with a memorable comeback added to the long ...

Warriors braced for tough test in Game 7

May 30, 2016

Warriors braced for tough test in Game 7

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After a record 73 wins and a memorable Game 6 comeback on the road, the Golden State Warriors’ goal of getting back to the NBA Finals and defending their title comes down to Game 7 at home against the powerful Oklahoma City Thunder. All ...

Pelicans guard Dejean-Jones killed

May 29, 2016

Pelicans guard Dejean-Jones killed

New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday. A man living at the apartment was sleeping when he heard his front door kicked open, Dallas Police Senior Cpl. DeMarquis Black said ...