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Curry dazzles in OT victory

May 10, 2016

Curry dazzles in OT victory

Stephen Curry nailed a 3-pointer in overtime and gestured to the crowd, exclaiming over and over: “I’m back! I’m back!” Golden State’s superstar certainly was. Curry returned from a sprained right knee to score an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, finishing with 40 as ...

Cavs sweep past Hawks to reach conference finals

May 9, 2016

Cavs sweep past Hawks to reach conference finals

Cleveland’s Big Three is on quite a roll. Two playoff series, two sweeps. Now, the Cavaliers get to rest up for the Eastern Conference finals. Kevin Love scored 27 points, LeBron James knocked down a huge shot with 39.2 seconds to go, and Kyrie ...

Frye shines as Cavs go up 3-0 on Hawks

May 7, 2016

Frye shines as Cavs go up 3-0 on Hawks

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving had their usual stellar performances. Kevin Love came up big, too. But when Channing Frye turned in the best playoff game of his career, the Atlanta Hawks didn’t have a chance. Frye scored 27 points and the Cavaliers kept ...

May 6, 2016

Wizards star Wall has knee surgery

Washington Wizards All-Star guard John Wall underwent left knee surgery and is expected to be ready for the start of next season. The team said Wall had a procedure done to remove calcium deposits in his left knee to eliminate pain and help him ...

Raptors outlast Heat in OT to even series

May 6, 2016

Raptors outlast Heat in OT to even series

DeMarre Carroll scored 21 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 96-92 in overtime on Thursday night to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece. Valanciunas had 11 points and seven rebounds ...

May 6, 2016

Bird won't bring Vogel back as coach of Pacers

Larry Bird has never cared about popularity contests. All he ever wanted to do was win. So on Thursday, the Indiana Pacers’ president of basketball operations announced he would not re-sign Frank Vogel to a new contract despite five trips to the playoffs, including ...

Cavaliers make record 25 3-pointers in Game 2 rout of Hawks

May 5, 2016

Cavaliers make record 25 3-pointers in Game 2 rout of Hawks

Your shot, Warriors. Dropping jumpers from every corner and angle, the Cleveland Cavaliers drained an NBA record 25 3-pointers — the most in any regular season or playoff game — during a 123-98 runaway win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night in Game ...

Warriors rally past Blazers in fourth

May 4, 2016

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 ...

May 3, 2016

Wade 'honored' to be Prince's favorite player

Dwyane Wade says he’s feeling “all kinds of emotions” after hearing that he was Prince’s favorite basketball player. The Miami Heat star took to Twitter after hearing Prince’s comments in a 2012 Australian radio interview the late pop icon conducted with model Damaris Lewis. ...

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 ...