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Thompson diagnosed with concussion

May 30, 2015

Thompson diagnosed with concussion

The initial hit caused Klay Thompson plenty of pain. The final diagnosis delivered another blow to him and the Golden State Warriors as they prepare for the NBA Finals. Two days after he got kneed in the head by Houston’s Trevor Ariza, the Warriors ...

May 29, 2015

Heat, Wade at 'an impasse' in contract talks: source

For the first time, the relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat seems murky at best. And his future with the team is now in doubt. Contract talks between Wade and the Heat are at “an impasse” and the three-time NBA champion is ...

Bulls fire Thibodeau

May 29, 2015

Bulls fire Thibodeau

In five seasons under Tom Thibodeau, the Chicago Bulls soared to heights they had not reached since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were collecting championships. They never got to the top with him and now he is out. The Bulls fired Thibodeau on Thursday, ...

Warriors back in NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years

May 28, 2015

Warriors back in NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years

After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball’s biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time ...

Cavs advance to NBA Finals

May 27, 2015

Cavs advance to NBA Finals

LeBron James knew what he left behind when he bolted to Miami five years ago. He broke hearts at home, where generations of Cleveland fans only know championships through stories told by their fathers, yellowed newspaper clippings or grainy black-and-white film. James had to ...

Harden's 45 carry Rockets

May 26, 2015

Harden's 45 carry Rockets

James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston’s embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3. Coach Kevin McHale told him the best thing to do was take that frustration out on the other team. Harden did just that, scoring a ...

LeBron records triple-double as Cavaliers top Hawks

May 25, 2015

LeBron records triple-double as Cavaliers top Hawks

LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand. He was exhausted and exhilarated — and one win from the NBA Finals. “I gave everything I have,” James said. James shook off an atrocious shooting start, withstood Atlanta’s gritty comeback ...

Warriors fire on all cylinders in Game 3

May 24, 2015

Warriors fire on all cylinders in Game 3

Golden State coach Steve Kerr described Stephen Curry’s performance Saturday night simply. “Steph was Steph,” Kerr said. Indeed. The MVP did what he does best, using his extraordinary 3-point shooting to power a 40-point game and the Warriors made it look easy against Houston, ...

LeBron sparks Cavs to 2-0 lead

May 23, 2015

LeBron sparks Cavs to 2-0 lead

Forget the Big Three. One is enough for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as long as it’s the King. LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, beating the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 ...

Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets

May 22, 2015

Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets

James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips — and then he didn’t. Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp. Stephen Curry scored 33 points before Harden lost the ball in the closing seconds to end a spectacular ...

Hot-shooting Smith lifts Cavs past Hawks

May 21, 2015

Hot-shooting Smith lifts Cavs past Hawks

J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol. Yep, Smith was that hot. While LeBron James ...