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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 ...

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 ...