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NBA suspends Warriors star Green for Game 5

Jun 13, 2016

NBA suspends Warriors star Green for Game 5

Through all of the criticism and accusations of dirty play, Draymond Green vowed to keep pushing as hard as he possibly could to help deliver another championship to Golden State. That win-at-all-costs mentality has suddenly opened the door for LeBron James and the Cleveland ...

Jun 11, 2016

Westbrook, Harden to skip Rio Games

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and Houston Rockets guard James Harden confirmed Friday they have joined the growing list of NBA stars who are backing out on playing for the two-time defending champion U.S. team at the Rio Olympics. Harden, this season’s second-leading ...

Splash Brothers dunk Cavaliers

Jun 11, 2016

Splash Brothers dunk Cavaliers

Stephen Curry got back to dropping deep shots, chomping on that mouthpiece and even barking at LeBron James. Not himself through the first three games of the NBA Finals, Curry arrived in Game 4 — just in time — and pushed the Golden State ...

LeBron, Irving power Cavs in blowout win over Warriors

Jun 9, 2016

LeBron, Irving power Cavs in blowout win over Warriors

Crawling on the floor after a loose ball, LeBron James gathered himself and quickly got to his feet. He stood tall, and so did the Cavaliers. James had 32 points and 11 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 30 points and Cleveland, pushed for 48 minutes ...

Warriors, Cavs aware finals not done deal yet

Jun 8, 2016

Warriors, Cavs aware finals not done deal yet

Golden State has won the first two games of the NBA Finals, both of those wins coming by double figures and with a few dominant stretches of basketball in there. Strange as this sounds, that has the Warriors feeling a bit uneasy. The champions ...

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Stephen Curry has withdrawn from consideration from the Olympics, leaving the U.S. basketball team without the NBA’s MVP.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 ...