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Monday, June 6, 2016

Cavaliers appreciate extra day

CLEVELAND - Under the long-used former NBA Finals format, Game 3 of this Golden State-Cleveland matchup would have been played Tuesday night. Not this year, thanks to an extra rest day. And the ...
By Tim Reynolds

Curry won't play in Olympics

Stephen Curry has withdrawn from consideration from the Olympics, leaving the U.S. basketball team without the NBA's MVP.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Warriors overwhelm Cavaliers to take a 2-0 lead

OAKLAND, Calif. - Draymond Green emphatically flexed his bulging biceps with big plays on both ends of the floor, and these determined Golden State Warriors might be far too strong for the ...
By Janie McCauley

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Cavaliers are familiar with adversity this season

Everyone wants to know how the Cavaliers will respond, how will they react after a body blow in Round 1 of the NBA Final at the hands of the Golden State Warriors.
By Jon Krawczynski

Friday, June 3, 2016

Close-knit band of backups give Warriors a boost

Golden State' backups regularly discuss how dependable they must be, telling each other to stay ready for any role. They certainly stepped up big in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
By Janie McCauley

Bench play sparks Warriors to Game 1 victory

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry’s “Strength In Numbers” supporting cast made all the timely shots and all the difference for the defending champions in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
By Janie McCauley

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Knicks hire Hornacek as coach

The New York Knicks have hired Jeff Hornacek, who emerged last month as Phil Jackson's surprising coaching choice.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Warriors, Cavs set for highly-anticipated rematch

OAKLAND, Calif. -LeBron versus Steph. King James versus the Baby-faced Assassin. Any way you slice it, it's a dream matchup for the league in the NBA Finals. Again.
By Jon Krawczynski

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Durant faces free agent decision

One day after the Oklahoma City Thunder's season ended, forward Kevin Durant said he has started to think about his pending free agency.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Warriors complete comeback, return to Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson carried the 73-win Warriors right back to the NBA Finals, as Golden State rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder ...
By Janie McCauley

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Warriors know Game 7 back home for Finals trip won't be easy

OAKLAND, Calif. - 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 ...
By Janie McCauley

Warriors force Game 7

OKLAHOMA CITY — Klay Thompson and the defending champion Golden State Warriors forced a seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on ...

Friday, May 27, 2016

Cavaliers oust Raptors, return to NBA Finals

TORONTO - LeBron James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to their second straight NBA Finals by beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in ...
By Ian Harrison

NBA Warriors stave off elimination

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry scored 31 points, raising his arms in the early moments to awaken Golden State's raucous crowd, and the defending champion Warriors staved off elimination with a ...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cavaliers take 3-2 series lead over Raptors

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 23 points then grabbed a seat, Kevin Love scored 25, and the Cleveland Cavaliers unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference ...

Warriors have backs against the wall

OAKLAND, Calif. - Steve Kerr gave his Golden State players a much-needed mental day off with time to rest their weary bodies, and he got back to work trying to figure out how to save the season.
By Janie McCauley

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Thunder take commanding lead over Warriors

OKLAHOMA CITY - Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western ...

Monday, May 23, 2016

Raptors even series with Cavaliers at 2 games apiece

TORONTO - Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference Finals by beating the Cleveland ...

Warriors' Draymond Green fined but not suspended for groin kick

NEW YORK - Draymond Green was fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA on Monday for kicking Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in the groin.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Duo leads Thunder in rout of Warriors

OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Golden State Warriors 133-105 on Sunday ...

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