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Cavs pick up Mozgov's 2016 option

Jun 24, 2015

Cavs pick up Mozgov's 2016 option

The Cavaliers have made their first, and easiest, move of the summer. As expected, the team picked up the $5 million option on center Timofey Mozgov’s contract for next season on Tuesday. There was never a doubt the Cavs would bring back the 216-cm ...

Jun 21, 2015

Potential No. 1 pick Towns works out for Timberwolves

Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, less than a week before the Wolves pick first in the NBA draft. Towns arrived in the Twin Cities on Friday night. He took a tour of the Wolves’ new $25 ...

Oakland fetes champ Warriors

Jun 20, 2015

Oakland fetes champ Warriors

The streets of Oakland were awash in yellow and blue as hundreds of thousands of fans watched and cheered the Golden State Warriors victory parade, which has been 40 years in the making. In a rare moment of glory, Oakland — a city that ...

Warriors make triumphant return to Bay Area

Jun 18, 2015

Warriors make triumphant return to Bay Area

Stephen Curry came off the plane, lifted the Larry O’Brien Trophy as he walked down the mobile staircase and let the gold award shine in the California sun. For the first time in 40 years, the NBA champions are back in the Bay Area. ...

Jun 18, 2015

Bulls name Boylen as lead assistant

The Chicago Bulls have hired Jim Boylen as new coach Fred Hoiberg’s top assistant. Boylen has 29 years of coaching experience — 17 in the NBA. He will serve as Chicago’s associate head coach. He spent the past two seasons on Gregg Popovich’s staff ...

Deep, versatile Warriors show how to build champion

Jun 17, 2015

Deep, versatile Warriors show how to build champion

Andre Iguodala was more than just a key player on a team that beat LeBron James and Cleveland. Turns out he used to beat up on Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. “We beat the first unit more times than they beat us, and I ...

Warriors down Cavs in Game 6 to claim NBA title

Jun 17, 2015

Warriors down Cavs in Game 6 to claim NBA title

As the final seconds ticked off and the Warriors began bouncing in celebration on their bench, Stephen Curry looked up and saw LeBron James coming at him. James could do nothing more. He extended a conceding hand and congratulations. Moments later, Curry was hoisting ...

Jun 16, 2015

Malone named Nuggets coach

The Denver Nuggets have hired Michael Malone as their new coach, the team announced on Monday. The Malone got the job over Melvin Hunt, who served as interim coach after Brian Shaw was fired on March 3. The players lobbied for the Nuggets to ...

Curry, Warriors overcome LeBron to move to brink of NBA title

Jun 15, 2015

Curry, Warriors overcome LeBron to move to brink of NBA title

Stephen Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over Matthew Dellavedova. He stepped back and swished a 3-pointer, then pounded his chest and pointed to the roof, seemingly controlling the sellout crowd of 19,596 on his fingertips. One more win ...

Warriors at peace heading into Game 5

Jun 14, 2015

Warriors at peace heading into Game 5

The media crush that descended upon the Golden State Warriors’ practice facility Saturday forced Stephen Curry to shoot on the far court, where a billboard that honors the 1974-75 championship team hangs on the wall. As if Curry and the Warriors needed a reminder, ...

LeBron says bench needs action

Jun 13, 2015

LeBron says bench needs action

LeBron James says the weary Cleveland Cavaliers could use more playing time for reserves who have seldom seen playoff action now that the NBA Finals are at a crucial stage. The best-of-seven series against Golden State is level at 2-2 with Game 5 on ...