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LeBron carries Cavaliers past Warriors in Game 2

Jun 8, 2015

LeBron carries Cavaliers past Warriors in Game 2

The Big Three has faded. The Terrific Two is gone. And the Cleveland Cavaliers are still heading home with the NBA Finals knotted up at a game apiece. All thanks to the Chosen One. LeBron James turned in a triple-double to remember, Matthew Dellavedova ...

Announcer Breen's love of game carried him to top of profession

Jun 7, 2015

Announcer Breen's love of game carried him to top of profession

Mike Breen recalls the riveting Game 7s, still marvels at some memorable performances. It’s a lot of NBA Finals basketball to think about — more than anyone else who has sat in his center court seat. While Stephen Curry and LeBron James are squaring ...

Injured Irving out for rest of NBA Finals

Jun 6, 2015

Injured Irving out for rest of NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has a fractured left kneecap and will have surgery that rules him out of the rest of the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers said Friday that an MRI exam at Stanford Sports Medicine Clinic revealed the injury and that Irving’s ...

Warriors get by Cavaliers in OT thriller

Jun 5, 2015

Warriors get by Cavaliers in OT thriller

After an eight-day break, the NBA’s top teams and biggest stars put on quite a show. Only one kept it up for 53 minutes. And only one survived without a serious injury. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight assists, and the Golden State ...

LeBron a favorite in Vegas even if Cavs are not

Jun 4, 2015

LeBron a favorite in Vegas even if Cavs are not

LeBron James will do more than just make a lot of people in Cleveland happy if he can find a way to lead the Cavaliers over Golden State in the NBA Finals. He’ll also make a lot of people a pretty good return on ...

Bulls introduce Hoiberg as new coach

Jun 3, 2015

Bulls introduce Hoiberg as new coach

Fred Hoiberg looked at Chicago and saw a deep and talented roster with a chance to contend for a championship — an opportunity that was too good to pass up. The long-rumored pairing of Hoiberg and the Chicago Bulls became official on Tuesday when ...

Warriors mull ways to stop LeBron

Jun 3, 2015

Warriors mull ways to stop LeBron

LeBron James believes there is nobody in the world who can stop him. He is too strong, too fast, too skilled. For the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA title, they will need to get past James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the ...

Thompson practicing again after concussion

Jun 2, 2015

Thompson practicing again after concussion

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is one step away from being cleared to play in the NBA Finals. Thompson returned to practice Monday, a major step in the All-Star shooting guard’s recovery. Thompson said he feels great and is just waiting on final ...

Injured Love expects to be back in Cleveland next season

Jun 1, 2015

Injured Love expects to be back in Cleveland next season

The pain in Kevin Love’s surgically repaired left shoulder has become manageable. Now the Cleveland forward is dealing with a different ache — the sting of sitting and watching the NBA Finals. Knocked out of his first postseason in the opening round by injury, ...

Pelicans hire Gentry as next coach

May 31, 2015

Pelicans hire Gentry as next coach

The New Orleans Pelicans have decided that 60-year-old NBA coaching veteran Alvin Gentry is the best candidate to mold a young roster featuring 22-year-old budding superstar Anthony Davis. Gentry, who is currently a top Golden State Warriors assistant, has been hired as New Orleans’ ...

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 ...