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UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Dynasty in making? Golden State Warriors chase third NBA title in 4 years

Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr’s Golden State Warriors have repeatedly said they want to build something special for the long haul, to compete for championships year after year. LeBron …


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Stephen Curry dazzles from deep, Warriors take 2-0 NBA Finals lead

Stephen Curry hit an NBA Finals-record nine 3-pointers and scored 33 points, mixing in big shots with clever celebratory moves while leading the Golden State Warriors to a 122-103 victory …


After Game 1 gaffe, Cleveland Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith seeking a bounce-back effort

Two days later, there is still no clarity on what J.R. Smith knew when he grabbed that offensive rebound in the final seconds of regulation of Game 1 of the …


Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson expects to play Finals Game 2 with sore ankle

Golden State All-Star guard Klay Thompson expects to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals after spraining his left ankle in a scary fall during a collision when Cleveland’s …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

Cavaliers’ Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson avoid suspension for Game 1 altercation

J.R. Smith’s blunder, a disputed replay overturn and a key missed free throw dealt the Cleveland Cavaliers an emotionally crushing loss in an opener of the NBA Finals that was …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

Ralph Walter: Magic of ‘What if’ keeps SuperSonics in Seattle, gives Gonzaga a football team

“What if?” When it comes to sports, it’s hard to find two words as compelling. And it’s the inspiration behind an occasional new series that we’ll kick off this Sunday …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Warriors withstand LeBron James’ 51 points to win NBA Finals Game 1

Stephen Curry scored 29 points and the Golden State Warriors capitalized on a Cavaliers blunder that sent the game into overtime, withstanding a brilliant 51-point performance by LeBron James to …


Kevin Love cleared to play in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Cleveland forward Kevin Love has completed the NBA’s concussion protocols and is cleared to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Golden State on Thursday night.


Andre Iguodala out for Golden State in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Golden State forward Andre Iguodala will be out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night as he recovers from a bone bruise in his left knee that …


Round 4: It’s Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors, again in NBA Finals

Cleveland and Golden State will meet for the fourth straight year in the NBA Finals, the Warriors looking for a third championship in that span and LeBron James and the …


Warriors reach fourth straight NBA Finals with win over Houston

Stephen Curry and Golden State turned all those Houston bricks into a road back to the NBA Finals.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Klay Thompson scores 35, Golden State Warriors force Game 7 in West finals against Houston Rockets

Klay Thompson hit nine 3-pointers and scored 35 points, the Warriors held James Harden down in the second half, and Golden State rallied from an early 17-point deficit to stave …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 1:29 p.m.

Houston’s Chris Paul out for Game 6 vs Warriors with injury

The Houston Rockets will be without star guard Chris Paul for Game 6 because of a strained hamstring. This is a huge blow for a team trying to close out …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Eric Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State’s last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Houston Rockets a …


Rockets return home for Game 5 against Warriors

The Houston Rockets have a chance to take their first lead in the Western Conference finals with a win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. To do that …


Golden State’s Andre Iguodala still struggling with bruised knee

Andre Iguodala’s bruised left knee had improved, but he was still listed as questionable for the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

James Harden scores 30, Houston Rockets even series at 2 games apiece with Golden State Warriors

James Harden scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 27 and the Houston Rockets sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, evening the Western Conference finals at two games apiece …


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Stephen Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a …


Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss

One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State. The Warriors got it in Game 2 at Houston, and now the defending champions plan to do …


Stephen Curry, Warriors unconcerned about MVP’s shooting

Stephen Curry has just one 3-pointer in each of the first two games of the Warriors’ Western Conference finals series with the Rockets as the best-of-seven showdown shifts to Oracle …


Rockets head into Game 3 confident after big win in Game 2

The Rockets have reason to feel good. They’re tied with Golden State after winning Game 2 in a rout in the Western Conference finals. But they also know a big …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Greg Cote: Why the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers are likely to force Game 7s in conference finals

Narratives in a best-of-seven playoff series tend to pivot and change faster than a liar’s recollection. It only takes one game, one result, to flip the script, as we are …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Balanced Rockets tie Warriors in Western Conference finals

James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points to lead a balanced attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the …


Rockets have much to improve heading into Game 2 vs Warriors

The Houston Rockets have plenty to fix after squandering their coveted home-court advantage in the Western Conference finals. The list includes limiting turnovers, eliminating open 3s and making things tougher …


Klay Thompson scores 28, Kevin Durant 37 as Warriors beat Rockets in opener

Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Klay Thompson added 28 to lead Golden State to a 119-106 win in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Golden chances: Kerith Burke’s broadcasting career started at WSU and has taken her from one basketball dynasty to another

It wasn’t long ago that Kerith Burke was spending her days at a Whole Foods grocery store. Now she’s working the sideline for the defending NBA champions.


Rockets’ Mike D’Antoni, king of the 3, draws singular praise

Golden State stars Stephen Curry and Draymond Green admire Houston coach Mike D’Antoni from afar. They like how he empowers all his players to be scorers. Just let it fly …


NBA Conference Finals preview capsules

Capsules for NBA’s conference finals that start Sunday in the East, Monday in the West


Draymond Green elevates game, brings it on both ends for W’s

Draymond Green’s postseason has featured Charles Barkley declaring he’d like to punch the emotional Golden State star in the face, a death threat from a fan whom Green encouraged to …


The NBA’s Final Four: Cavs, Celtics, Warriors, Rockets

The NBA’s Final Four is set, and it is star-studded: LeBron, the champs, the top overall seed and Celtic Pride. The conference finals start Sunday in Houston, and the East …