Jun 28, 2016

NBA stars Durant, Anthony headline 12-man U.S. Olympic team

Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics. James isn’t going to Rio, and neither are many more of basketball’s best players. The Americans think they’ll be just fine with ...

Disappointed Warriors vow to return even stronger

Jun 21, 2016

Disappointed Warriors vow to return even stronger

Draymond Green wants to maintain the momentum from a special season that fell short by competing in the Rio Olympics. Klay Thompson plans to take his mind off basketball and missed chances entirely and go watch brother Trayce play baseball for the Los Angeles ...

No need for Warriors to panic despite Game 7 loss

| Jun 21, 2016

No need for Warriors to panic despite Game 7 loss

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Well, as Ron Harper famously told the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, “Don’t mean a thing without the ring.” That was the last season rallying cry/plea when the Bulls were clearly on the way toward a then record breaking 72-win season. Coach Phil Jackson had tried ...

Cavaliers hold off Warriors to capture first NBA crown

Jun 20, 2016

Cavaliers hold off Warriors to capture first NBA crown

LeBron James cradled the shiny gold trophy and struggled to sum up what might be his sweetest championship yet, the one he is so proudly bringing home to his native northeast Ohio just as he promised to do when he returned to the Cavaliers ...

Irving, James help Cavaliers stay alive in NBA Finals

Jun 14, 2016

Irving, James help Cavaliers stay alive in NBA Finals

Booed every time he touched the ball, LeBron James cut through Golden State’s defense and made layups look easy, and dunks and 3-pointers so smooth. Kyrie Irving also completely had his way with the Warriors. King James and Irving thoroughly overpowered the defending champions ...

Splash Brothers dunk Cavaliers

Jun 11, 2016

Splash Brothers dunk Cavaliers

Stephen Curry got back to dropping deep shots, chomping on that mouthpiece and even barking at LeBron James. Not himself through the first three games of the NBA Finals, Curry arrived in Game 4 — just in time — and pushed the Golden State ...

LeBron, Irving power Cavs in blowout win over Warriors

Jun 9, 2016

LeBron, Irving power Cavs in blowout win over Warriors

Crawling on the floor after a loose ball, LeBron James gathered himself and quickly got to his feet. He stood tall, and so did the Cavaliers. James had 32 points and 11 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 30 points and Cleveland, pushed for 48 minutes ...

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 ...

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 ...

Curry dazzles again; Warriors even series

May 19, 2016

Curry dazzles again; Warriors even series

Once Stephen Curry finally gathered himself and got up following a scary first-quarter dive into the stands, fans inside Oracle Area could take a breath, sit back and watch the MVP put on a spectacular shooting show. Puffy right elbow and all. “The elbow’s ...