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Cleveland Cavaliers lose Kyrie Irving for rest of NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Cleveland Cavaliers finished off Chicago and swept past Atlanta, even when Kyrie Irving wasn’t available. Now they have to find their way past the Golden State …


Golden State takes Game 1 by dominating Cavs in overtime

OAKLAND, Calif. – 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.


UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2015, 10:24 p.m.

Warriors hold off LeBron James, Cavs for OT win in Game 1

OAKLAND, Calif. — 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 …


Stephen Curry set for his NBA Finals moment against LeBron James, Cavs

OAKLAND, Calif. – Stephen Curry was early in his career, a long way from even thinking about the NBA Finals. His Golden State Warriors were in Cleveland, where LeBron James …


Warriors’ Steve Kerr expects Klay Thompson to play in Game 1 of finals

OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is so confident Klay Thompson will be cleared for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Cleveland that he isn’t preparing …


Klay Thompson has concussion, must pass protocol

Two days after he got kneed in the head by Houston’s Trevor Ariza, the Warriors said Friday that Klay Thompson has a concussion and will not return to practice until …


NBA opens postseason with no clear favorite

Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now. “We had a great home record and …


NBA, NHL ratings up

Nearly 18 million viewers tuned in to watch the San Antonio Spurs clinch the NBA championship in Game 5 on Sunday night. That’s a 10 percent increase from Game 5 …


Leonard, Spurs’ youngest star, wins finals MVP

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs’ youngest star is only getting started. Kawhi Leonard is a champion now, with the Spurs beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night …


Spurs rout Heat again, win fifth NBA title

SAN ANTONIO – Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, the winningest trio in NBA postseason history, shared hugs. Players wrapped themselves in flags from around world, a reminder that …


Spurs rout Heat again, win fifth NBA title

The Spurs finished off a dominant run to their fifth NBA championship Sunday night, ending the Heat’s two-year title reign with a 104-87 victory that wrapped up the NBA Finals …


Miami must overcome long odds, Spurs to repeat as champs

SAN ANTONIO – Early Sunday evening, LeBron James will gather his Miami Heat teammates around him and offer a few final words of wisdom before they try to extend their …


A long, painful night for LeBron and Heat

MIAMI – LeBron James had a pained expression on his face during warmups and left the court twice in the early going, once to get his ankle re-taped and another …


Spurs rout Heat again to take 3-1 lead

MIAMI – The San Antonio Spurs have three more chances to grab the championship trophy that slipped away last year. The way they’re dominating the Miami Heat, they might need …


UPDATED: Thu., June 12, 2014, 9:22 p.m.

Spurs take 3-1 lead in NBA Finals with victory over Heat

Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs dominated the Miami Heat again in a 107-86 victory Thursday night to take a commanding 3-1 lead …


Heat turn to the tape to make fixes before NBA Finals Game 4

MIAMI – LeBron James has learned an important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session. “Let …


Heat turn to the tape to make fixes before Game 4

LeBron James has learned an important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session.


In brief: Heat cooled

MIAMI – History would suggest they did everything right. Since LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh teamed up for the “Big 3” era with the Miami Heat, there had …


UPDATED: Tue., June 10, 2014, 9:22 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard, record half help Spurs roll in Game 3 on NBA Finals

Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 29 points, and the San Antonio Spurs made an NBA Finals-record 75.8 percent of their shots in the first half in a 111-92 victory over …


Heat and Spurs resume NBA Finals battle in Miami for Game 3

MIAMI – Dwyane Wade thinks there’s no one better than the Miami Heat at dealing with the mental challenge of the playoffs. In his eyes, only one other team might …


NBA Finals Game 2 ratings increase over last year

NEW YORK – The NBA Finals rematch is drawing a higher television audience than the first go-around between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. Nielsen said Game 2 …


James gets Heat even with Spurs

SAN ANTONIO – No cramps, no problems for LeBron James. And with their superstar making it to the finish this time, the Miami Heat bounced back from a loss, just …


LeBron James scores cool 35 in Heat win

LeBron James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful comeback from the cramps that knocked him out of the opener, as the Heat tied the NBA Finals with …


Spurs’ Tim Duncan harbors secret wish to play point guard

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs are on an unprecedented postseason roll that not even a boatload of turnovers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals could stop. They …


Gatorade apologizes over LeBron-related tweets

SAN ANTONIO – Gatorade apologized Friday for comments posted to the company’s Twitter feed after Miami Heat star LeBron James cramped up and had to leave Game 1 of the …


Spurs handle Heat, win NBA Finals Game 1

The San Antonio Spurs handled the Heat, and the heat, during a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.


Spurs’ Tony Parker is a go for Game 1 of the finals

Tony Parker’s left ankle is ready for the NBA Finals. The San Antonio point guard pronounced himself ready to go for tonight’s Game 1 of the title series against the …


James still appreciates Finals excitement

LeBron James should be used to the NBA Finals by now. After five trips to the championship series in eight years, it would make sense if he had a been-there, …


An over the top finals

MIAMI – Over the last 10 seasons, only one NBA player has been part of more wins than LeBron James. His name is Tim Duncan.


James, Duncan square off again

Over the last 10 seasons, only one NBA player has been part of more wins than LeBron James. His name is Tim Duncan.