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Warriors complete four-game sweep of Jazz

/ May 9, 2017

Warriors complete four-game sweep of Jazz

The Splash Brothers provided the fast start, and the Golden State Warriors made it a quick finish to the second round. They’re four wins from another NBA Finals appearance, and so far nobody can slow them down. Stephen Curry scored 30 points and the ...

LeBron, Cavaliers complete sweep of Raptors

/ May 8, 2017

LeBron, Cavaliers complete sweep of Raptors

LeBron James and the Cavaliers are headed back to a familiar place after sweeping aside another overmatched opponent. James scored 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 27 and Cleveland swept Toronto, beating the Raptors 109-102 on Sunday to give James his seventh consecutive trip to ...

Durant carries Warriors past Jazz in Game 3

/ May 7, 2017

Durant carries Warriors past Jazz in Game 3

The Golden State Warriors gave another big example why they signed Kevin Durant during the offseason, and why others around the NBA were dismayed with the addition. Durant had 38 points and 13 rebounds and the Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 102-91 on Saturday ...

Budenholzer pares down role; Hawks GM resigns

/ May 6, 2017

Budenholzer pares down role; Hawks GM resigns

The Atlanta Hawks’ next general manager will have total authority of personnel decisions following moves on Friday, which dismantled the two-tier management team of Mike Budenholzer and Wes Wilcox. Budenholzer resigned as the Hawks’ president of basketball operations and will remain as coach, and ...

LeBron leads way as Cavs go up 2-0 on Raptors

/ May 4, 2017

LeBron leads way as Cavs go up 2-0 on Raptors

Unstoppable. Untouchable. Undefeated. Back on the playoff stage, where he’s starred so many times before, LeBron James is making things look easy. James scored 39 points, hopped past Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 125-103 ...

Bird says decision to step down was planned

/ May 2, 2017

Bird says decision to step down was planned

Larry Bird made the decision last year. After nearly 40 years in the NBA, he had started plotting an exit strategy. The 60-year-old Hall-of-Famer finally told the rest of the world Monday: He was stepping down as Indiana’s president of basketball operations, turning the ...

Rockets demolish Spurs with barrage of 3-pointers

/ May 2, 2017

Rockets demolish Spurs with barrage of 3-pointers

The Houston Rockets were willing to take whatever the Spurs gave them in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Houston ended up with a record-setting offensive performance, a huge boost in confidence and home-court advantage. Trevor Ariza scored 23 points, James Harden added ...

Grieving Thomas carries Celtics in Game 1

/ May 1, 2017

Grieving Thomas carries Celtics in Game 1

Nothing it seems can stop Isaiah Thomas this postseason — be it pains big or small. The All-Star led the Celtics to a first-round win over Chicago in a haze after learning the day before that series began that his younger sister, Chyna Thomas, ...

Celtics close out Bulls with rout

/ Apr 29, 2017

Celtics close out Bulls with rout

The Boston Celtics kept reminding each other not to let up as they closed in on a lopsided victory and a trip to the Eastern Conference semifinals. No need to worry about that. Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Celtics pounded the ...