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Clippers bounce back to beat Spurs, even series 2-2

Apr 27, 2015

Clippers bounce back to beat Spurs, even series 2-2

The Los Angeles Clippers answered their worst loss in playoff history with one of their most uplifting victories. Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-105 on ...

Curry shines as Warriors complete sweep of Pelicans

Apr 26, 2015

Curry shines as Warriors complete sweep of Pelicans

Stephen Curry wasn’t about to say that shooting over Anthony Davis was easy. The Warriors’ prolific scorer was just crafty enough to make it look that way sometimes. Equally devastating from long range and on drives to the hoop, Curry scored 39 points, and ...

Spurs rout Clips, take 2-1 lead

Apr 25, 2015

Spurs rout Clips, take 2-1 lead

Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in dominating the Los Angeles Clippers 100-73 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. The Clippers scored a franchise postseason low and their 11 ...

Warriors top Pels in OT

Apr 24, 2015

Warriors top Pels in OT

Stephen Curry wasn’t about to turn down the music, or put any kind of damper on a giddy locker room celebration that seemed more reminiscent of a series-clinching triumph. The Golden State Warriors still need one more victory to close out their first-round playoff ...

Spurs outlast Clips in OT

Apr 23, 2015

Spurs outlast Clips in OT

Three days from his 39th birthday, Tim Duncan keeps getting better with age. He smartly stayed on the court while playing the last eight minutes with five fouls, and recovered from a woeful fourth quarter to steady the Spurs in overtime. Duncan scored 28 ...

Apr 23, 2015

Thunder dismiss coach Brooks after 7 seasons

Scott Brooks did everything but win a championship. It wasn’t enough. The Oklahoma City Thunder fired their coach on Wednesday, parting ways with a former NBA coach of the year who led the team to three conference finals in four years, only to falter ...

LeBron closes door on Celtics in Game 2

Apr 22, 2015

LeBron closes door on Celtics in Game 2

The Celtics wouldn’t go away, and then LeBron James finished them off. James scored 30 points — 15 in the fourth quarter — and Kyrie Irving added 26 as the Cleveland Cavaliers finally shook off Boston in the fourth quarter for a 99-91 victory ...

Warriors rally past Pelicans

Apr 21, 2015

Warriors rally past Pelicans

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr likes to say his team teeters on “explosive and careless” basketball, pulling off an astonishing play one moment and a perplexing one the next. Kerr saw both extremes Monday night. And the better half was just good enough ...

Clippers overwhelm Spurs

Apr 20, 2015

Clippers overwhelm Spurs

Blake Griffin accelerated through the paint and threw down a vicious dunk right on Aron Baynes’ head in the third quarter. A few minutes later, Griffin did it again to the same poor San Antonio center. After three years of early-round failures, the Los ...

Top-seeded Warriors beat Pelicans in playoff opener

Apr 19, 2015

Top-seeded Warriors beat Pelicans in playoff opener

Stephen Curry carried the Golden State Warriors to a huge lead, waving his arms and flexing his muscles with one acrobatic shot after another. Every time the New Orleans Pelicans pulled closer, Curry came back even better. Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy ...

'King James' eyes NBA crown

Apr 18, 2015

'King James' eyes NBA crown

For LeBron James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one. The fourth is about to begin. The only one that matters. James has his sights set on another NBA title, and if he ...

Apr 18, 2015

Hawks' Sefolosha has surgery on leg

Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha is recovering from surgery on his right leg, which he says was injured during his arrest by New York police last week. The team says Sefolosha had surgery Thursday to repair a fractured fibula and ligament damage. The operation was ...