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Warriors rally past Blazers in fourth

The defending champions mounted a remarkable comeback without MVP Stephen Curry. Next game, they might have him back and really get rolling. Klay Thompson scored 27 points and gave Golden State its first lead of the game on a 3-pointer with 5:33 left, and the Warriors rallied to beat the ...

Thunder even series with Spurs despite Aldridge's 41

May 3, 2016

Thunder even series with Spurs despite Aldridge's 41

The Oklahoma City Thunder nearly gave the game away in a wild final sequence that referees acknowledge should have been blown dead before it started. All that matters to the Thunder is that they’re all even with the San Antonio Spurs. Russell Westbrook had ...

Injured Curry resumes light shooting, hopes to return for Game 3

May 2, 2016

Injured Curry resumes light shooting, hopes to return for Game 3

Stephen Curry has resumed light shooting without movement on his injured right knee with the hopes he can get into scrimmages by later next week, perhaps in time to be ready for Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors’ Western Conference semifinal game in ...

Raptors survive rally to eliminate Pacers

May 2, 2016

Raptors survive rally to eliminate Pacers

DeMar DeRozan pushed the Toronto Raptors into the second round — finally. DeRozan scored 30 points and Toronto beat the Indiana Pacers 89-84 on Sunday night in Game 7 to advance to face Miami in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Raptors won a best-of-seven ...

Aldridge has big night as Spurs thrash Thunder in Game 1

May 1, 2016

Aldridge has big night as Spurs thrash Thunder in Game 1

The San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder — in a hurry. LaMarcus Aldridge had 38 points and the Spurs beat the Thunder 124-92 on Saturday night, never trailing in Game 1 of the second-round series. The Spurs scored the most postseason points ...

Pacers rout Raptors, force Game 7

Apr 30, 2016

Pacers rout Raptors, force Game 7

This time, the Indiana Pacers buckled down and fought back. Reeling from a fourth-quarter collapse followed by a sluggish start, the Pacers turned things around just in time with an 18-0 run to save their season. Paul George and George Hill combined for 24 ...

Lakers hire Walton to be head coach

Apr 30, 2016

Lakers hire Walton to be head coach

Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers reached an agreement Friday night with the Golden State assistant to become their head coach, dramatically choosing a leader for their new era after Kobe Bryant. The Lakers grabbed Walton just ...

Drug dealers use Curry's likeness to market heroin

Apr 30, 2016

Drug dealers use Curry's likeness to market heroin

Philadelphia drug dealers looking to market their heroin as top of the line are stamping packets with the likeness of Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry. Regional transit police chief Thomas Nestel tweeted a picture of several packets featuring Curry’s face and name. His ...

Ozzie Silna, Spirits of St. Louis co-owner, dies at 83

Apr 29, 2016

Ozzie Silna, Spirits of St. Louis co-owner, dies at 83

Ozzie Silna, who turned a fading American Basketball Association franchise into a four-decade windfall of nearly $800 million from the NBA in what’s commonly called the greatest deal in sports history, has died at age 83. Silna’s younger brother and Spirits of St. Louis ...

Hawks put away Celtics with Game 6 win

Apr 29, 2016

Hawks put away Celtics with Game 6 win

The Atlanta Hawks had their best regular season in franchise history spoiled last year by a dismal showing against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals. They will get another shot at the Cavs in the second round of this year’s NBA playoffs. Paul Millsap ...

Warriors eliminate Rockets

Apr 28, 2016

Warriors eliminate Rockets

Klay Thompson knew Golden State had to come together, that every player needed to raise his game with Stephen Curry on the sidelines. “None of us can do it alone,” Thompson insisted hours earlier. He sure got things started, scoring 27 points with seven ...