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Curry voted Most Valuable Player

May 5, 2015

Curry voted Most Valuable Player

His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried. He had felt this way in the past — when he barely received any university scholarship offers out of high school, when some questioned whether his game could translate to the ...

Warriors guard Curry reportedly wins MVP

May 4, 2015

Warriors guard Curry reportedly wins MVP

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award, a person familiar with the decision said Sunday. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because the league has not released the voting results. An official announcement ...

Beal steps up to help Wizards beat Hawks

May 4, 2015

Beal steps up to help Wizards beat Hawks

After resting up for the past week, the Washington Wizards merely had to withstand Atlanta’s early pace. Once the Hawks ran out of gas, Bradley Beal and the Wizards took control. Just call them the road warriors. Beal shook off a sprained ankle to ...

Clippers eliminate Spurs in thrilling Game 7

May 3, 2015

Clippers eliminate Spurs in thrilling Game 7

It figured that the most entertaining first-round series in the NBA playoffs would come down to a play involving Chris Paul and Tim Duncan. Paul, who willed himself back from an early hamstring injury, banked in a shot over Duncan with a second left ...

Hawks finish off Nets

May 2, 2015

Hawks finish off Nets

Being tied after four games of the first round brought out the best in the Atlanta Hawks. And as they showed in delivering a devastating third-quarter knockout, their best was better than anyone else in the Eastern Conference this season. Paul Millsap had 25 ...

May 2, 2015

Mavericks' Parsons has knee surgery

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons has undergone knee surgery, and there is no timetable for his return. Parsons had cartilage damage in his right knee. The arthroscopic procedure Friday was done by team physician Dr. T.O. Souryal. Parsons just finished the first season of a ...

Clippers battle past Spurs, force Game 7

May 1, 2015

Clippers battle past Spurs, force Game 7

The Los Angeles Clippers are aware their toughness, resolve and focus have been questioned for years. They also know there is only one way to silence that talk. Los Angeles proved its mettle against the veteran San Antonio Spurs again, overcoming another disappointing loss ...

May 1, 2015

Thunder hire Donovan

The Thunder hired Florida’s Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City. “We warmly welcome Billy and his family to Oklahoma City,” team chairman Clayton Bennett said. “He is the perfect fit for ...

Grizzlies put Trail Blazers away, advance to Western semis

Apr 30, 2015

Grizzlies put Trail Blazers away, advance to Western semis

The Memphis Grizzlies missed one chance to finish off their first-round series and get some much-needed rest before facing the Golden State Warriors. They didn’t waste a second, especially on their own court. Marc Gasol had 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Grizzlies ...

Spurs edge Clippers in Game 5 after pivotal late call

Apr 29, 2015

Spurs edge Clippers in Game 5 after pivotal late call

The ball bounced delicately around the rim, and the pivotal fifth game of a thrilling first-round series teetered along with it. DeAndre Jordan leaped up and tapped it in — an instant too early. The San Antonio Spurs got the biggest bounce in a ...

Nets even series with Hawks

Apr 28, 2015

Nets even series with Hawks

Deron Williams finally delivered the game that’s expected of him, and he wasn’t going to let the Nets lose it. And after he finished carrying them into a 2-2 tie with the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed, the guy who had been being beaten ...