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LeBron's 38 carries Cavaliers past Bulls

May 13, 2015

LeBron's 38 carries Cavaliers past Bulls

With the “Big 3″ reduced to the “Banged-Up 2,” LeBron James again showed why he’s Cleveland’s one and only. James scored 38 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cavaliers held off Chicago’s charge in the fourth quarter for a 106-101 victory over the ...

Pelicans fire Williams

May 13, 2015

Pelicans fire Williams

The New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams on Tuesday, parting ways with a coach who has a strong relationship with the franchise’s marquee player, Anthony Davis. General manager Dell Demps, who’ll lead the search for a new coach, said he informed Davis ...

Curry, Warriors even series

May 12, 2015

Curry, Warriors even series

Steve Kerr challenged his Golden State Warriors to ratchet up the intensity to playoff-level. With MVP Stephen Curry leading the way, they responded and looked like the team that cruised through the regular season. Curry scored 21 of his 33 points by halftime, and ...

LeBron lifts Cavs over Bulls

May 11, 2015

LeBron lifts Cavs over Bulls

LeBron James watched his coach draw up the final play — and then drew one up of his own. “Give me the ball and get out of the way,” he said. James overruled Cleveland coach David Blatt’s idea for a last-second inbounds play and ...

Randolph, Gasol guide Grizzlies past Warriors in Game 3

May 10, 2015

Randolph, Gasol guide Grizzlies past Warriors in Game 3

Steve Kerr says his Golden State Warriors are going through a learning process as a very young team. The Memphis Grizzlies are using their hefty postseason experience to make the lesson as painful as possible. Zach Randolph scored 22 points and Marc Gasol added ...

Rose wins it at buzzer

May 9, 2015

Rose wins it at buzzer

Derrick Rose wanted to make one thing clear about his winning 3-pointer. He did not call glass. Rose banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 30 points Friday night to give the Chicago Bulls a 99-96 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers and ...

Harden, Rockets even series

May 7, 2015

Harden, Rockets even series

Stuck on the bench with four fouls for most of the third quarter, James Harden knew he would have to make up for lost time when he got back on the floor. Harden scored 16 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to ...

Conley returns to lead Grizzlies past Warriors

May 6, 2015

Conley returns to lead Grizzlies past Warriors

The masked man came to the rescue for the Memphis Grizzlies. Mike Conley returned just eight days after having facial surgery to score 22 points, and the Grizzlies used a smothering defensive effort to beat the Golden State Warriors 97-90 on Tuesday night, evening ...

Rose, Gasol spark Bulls

May 5, 2015

Rose, Gasol spark Bulls

The Chicago Bulls came in oozing with confidence, unafraid of LeBron James and convinced they could keep their playoff momentum rolling. Derrick Rose made sure they did. Looking like the league MVP he was before being slowed by knee injuries, Rose scored 25 points, ...

Curry voted Most Valuable Player

May 5, 2015

Curry voted Most Valuable Player

His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried. He had felt this way in the past — when he barely received any university scholarship offers out of high school, when some questioned whether his game could translate to the ...

Warriors guard Curry reportedly wins MVP

May 4, 2015

Warriors guard Curry reportedly wins MVP

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award, a person familiar with the decision said Sunday. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because the league has not released the voting results. An official announcement ...