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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 …


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: 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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

LeBron James scores 44 as Cavs even series with Celtics

LeBron James scored 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 on Monday night with a 111-102 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Backcourt blues: Cavs guards J.R. Smith, George Hill horrible in Game 2

Cleveland’s starting guards need to shake off an awful performance against Boston in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. J.R. Smith and George Hill were outscored 41-3 by Boston …


Celtics’ Marcus Smart has been unflappable against Cavaliers

Since returning from thumb surgery late in the first round of the NBA playoffs, Marcus Smart has been unflappable and Boston’s unquestioned deacon of toughness. The proud everyman for a …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron James, down Cavs 107-94

Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics withstood a 42-point night by LeBron James to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-94 on Tuesday night and take a 2-0 lead …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Celtics take Game 1 of East finals, beating Cavaliers 108-83

Marcus Morris scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds while pestering LeBron James into a playoff-high seven turnovers – and a playoff-low 15 points – and the Celtics opened a …


Cavs, Celtics ready for Eastern Conference finals rematch

The Eastern Conference’s representative in the NBA Finals will again come from either Cleveland or Boston. This is the eighth playoff matchup between the teams overall, with Boston leading 4-3. …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Point grad: Cavs’ George Hill receives diploma during NBA playoffs

Cleveland Cavaliers guard George Hill had a good excuse for missing practice – he graduated. While his teammates were getting in a last workout before facing Boston in the Eastern …


NBA Conference Finals preview capsules

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


Wicked good: LeBron James undaunted by Boston, Celtics’ mystique

LeBron James has been deflating to Boston basketball. The Cleveland star has eliminated the Celtics in four straight postseason series and he’ll try to make it five when the Cavaliers …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 2:07 p.m.

Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after another sweep by Cavs

Two days after being honored as coach of the year by the National Basketball Coaches Association, Dwane Casey was fired by the Toronto Raptors after the team was swept in …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Connected at hip: Cavs, Celtics intertwined since big trade

In October, the Celtics and Cavaliers were favored to make the Eastern Conference finals. They did, but only after both teams overcame injuries and other adversity. Boston lost All-Stars Gordon …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 2:53 p.m.

Cavs laugh off Rodney Hood’s apology for not entering Game 4

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Rodney Hood has apologized to his teammates after refusing to check into Game 4 against Toronto. Hood didn’t check in during the blowout after being told 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 …