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Warriors sink Thunder in Game 7 to reach NBA Finals

May 31, 2016

Warriors sink Thunder in Game 7 to reach NBA Finals

Stephen Curry knocked down yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters in triumph once more. A special, record-setting season saved for the defending champs, with a memorable comeback added to the long ...

Warriors braced for tough test in Game 7

May 30, 2016

Warriors braced for tough test in Game 7

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After a record 73 wins and a memorable Game 6 comeback on the road, the Golden State Warriors’ goal of getting back to the NBA Finals and defending their title comes down to Game 7 at home against the powerful Oklahoma City Thunder. All ...

Pelicans guard Dejean-Jones killed

May 29, 2016

Pelicans guard Dejean-Jones killed

New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday. A man living at the apartment was sleeping when he heard his front door kicked open, Dallas Police Senior Cpl. DeMarquis Black said ...

Cavaliers put away Raptors to reach finals

May 28, 2016

Cavaliers put away Raptors to reach finals

For LeBron James, it’s six straight trips to the NBA Finals. Maybe this one will end Cleveland’s long wait for a championship. James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cavaliers advanced to their second straight finals by ...

May 27, 2016

Rockets, D'Antoni finalize four-year deal: report

Mike D’Antoni is headed to Houston to try his “Seven Seconds or Less” offense with James Harden, one of the NBA’s most explosive offensive threats. D’Antoni reached agreement with the Rockets on a four-year deal on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation ...

May 27, 2016

Curry only unanimous All-NBA pick

Stephen Curry has knocked down another honor. The dead-eye point guard who led the Golden State Warriors to a record 73 wins in the regular season was named to the All-NBA first team Thursday. The league’s MVP was the only player named on all ...

Warriors overcome Thunder to stave off elimination

May 27, 2016

Warriors overcome Thunder to stave off elimination

“We ain’t going home! We’re not going home!” Stephen Curry screamed at the top of his lungs. No, his Golden State Warriors are going back to Oklahoma City, after keeping their title reign and the winningest season in NBA history alive for at least ...

May 26, 2016

Grizzlies offer coaching job to Heat assistant Fizdale: source

The Memphis Grizzlies are ready to make another assistant coach a first-time NBA head coach after offering their job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person said Fizdale met with Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera ...

LeBron, Love help Cavs crush Raptors, take 3-2 series lead

May 26, 2016

LeBron, Love help Cavs crush Raptors, take 3-2 series lead

Back home, the Cavaliers were not hospitable. Just rude. They roughed up the visiting Raptors again. LeBron James scored 23 points then sat the fourth quarter, Kevin Love scored 25, and Cleveland unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference ...

May 26, 2016

Noah vows to leave Bulls: report

Joakim Noah has told teammates in recent weeks that he is finished playing for the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday, saying he has no faith in team executives. The newspaper reported Noah plans to take advantage of free agency because, as one ...

Thunder take control in conference finals

May 25, 2016

Thunder take control in conference finals

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook had his first triple-double of this year’s playoffs, after recording 18 during the regular season, and suddenly, the Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of ...