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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: 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 …


Orlando Magic hire Steve Clifford as head coach

Steve Clifford was announced Wednesday as the new coach of the Magic, a team that has missed the playoffs in each of the last six years. Clifford – who spent …


76ers GM denies blasting Joel Embiid, others via Twitter accounts

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures.


AP Source: 76ers agree to 3-year extension with Brett Brown

The Philadelphia 76ers will continue to put their trust in coach Brett Brown.


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 …


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

LeBron’s 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not miss. He would not sit out. And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA …


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: Sat., May 26, 2018, 1:18 p.m.

Cavaliers’ Kevin Love to miss Game 7 vs. Celtics with concussion

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love has a concussion and will miss Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics. Love banged heads with Boston rookie Jayson …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Boston bound: LeBron James pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics

LeBron James scored 46 points in 46 minutes, George Hill added 20 and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame the loss of All-Star Kevin Love with a head injury to beat the …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 and take a 3-2 lead …


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: Wed., May 23, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Milwaukee police chief apologizes for arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Bucks guard Sterling Brown for officers’ actions during a January arrest that included use of a stun gun, and said some officers had …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 12:41 p.m.

Clippers, coach Doc Rivers agree to contract extension

The Clippers and coach Doc Rivers have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him around to oversee the post-Lob City era. The team did not disclose terms of …


Rockets to wear patches to honor Santa Fe shooting victims

The Houston Rockets will wear patches on their jerseys to honor the victims of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. The patch will debut Thursday night in Game 5 …


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 …


Celtics hope return home can slow LeBron James, Cavs in Game 5

The Cleveland Cavaliers have found a new gear after back-to-back wins in Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. The series swings back to Boston’s TD Garden for …


Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell unanimous picks for NBA All-Rookie team

Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell have been unanimously voted to the NBA’s All-Rookie team. The two guards received all 100 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers …


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

No contest: LeBron James, Cavs pound Celtics early in Game 3 rout

LeBron James scored 27 points, Cleveland had six players in double figures and the Cavaliers throttled Boston 116-86 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. After being outplayed in …


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 …


Weary king: LeBron James says he loses sleep after playoff losses

LeBron James has twice come back from a 2-0 deficit in the NBA playoffs. He’s going to need to do it three times to make the NBA Finals for the …


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 …