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Stephen Curry embraces Warriors’ change, praises Kevin Durant

Stephen Curry knows he and Kevin Durant will reminisce someday about their three insanely successful years together on the Golden State Warriors. For now, Curry is embracing new beginnings as …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George officially join Clippers; Klay Thompson signs Warriors extension

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are officially members of the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers completed their blockbuster trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday to get George, and …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

AP source: Warriors agree to add 2 players, keep Kevon Looney

A person with knowledge of the details says the Golden State Warriors are adding Willie Cauley-Stein and Glenn Robinson III, along with re-signing center Kevon Looney. The moves continue a …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Klay Thompson staying with Warriors for reported $190 million

All-Star guard Klay Thompson says on social media he is staying put with the Golden State Warriors, using a movie clip of Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “The Wolf of …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Damian Lillard gets Supermax, Kevin Durant chooses Brooklyn Nets as NBA free agency period gets underway

Damian Lillard wasn’t a top-five pick. Tobias Harris wasn’t a lottery pick. Khris Middleton wasn’t even a first-rounder. Their bank balances won’t know the difference soon.


Analysis: For Kevin Durant, Kwahi Leonard, the move is to stay put

Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard and Golden State’s Kevin Durant are both very difficult to figure out. They seem to enjoy giving cryptic answers, a minimum of clues, and clearly relish having …


With short window after season’s end, Warriors turn to draft

Warriors general manager Bob Myers is still emotionally spent after watching superstars Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson go down with serious injuries in the last two games of the NBA …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Dieter Kurtenbach: Warriors had the championship heart, just not the championship bodies

The Warriors fought to the end. Man, did they fight.


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Toronto Raptors’ NBA title sees Canada set viewing, spending records

The final numbers are in, and the NBA Finals were a smashing success for Canada all the way around.


No longer champs, injured Warriors brace for unclear summer

Steve Kerr still considers Golden State an ideal fit for Kevin Durant. Whether Durant sees it that way going into free agency next month, Kerr isn’t about to guess. Especially …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 3:35 p.m.

Nick Nurse’s nomadic coaching path takes him to an NBA title

Nick Nurse is a 51-year-old basketball journeyman who has been a coach for no fewer than 13 different teams in four countries over the last 30 years. He is unknown …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

California police say Raptors president Masai Ujiri shoved, hit deputy

A California police agency will pursue a misdemeanor battery charge against Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri after the executive was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff’s deputy in the …


Analysis: A global NBA now has a truly global champion

The Canadian flag, soaked in beer and champagne, was waved in the Toronto locker room. Pascal Siakam wore the flag of Cameroon around his shoulders. Marc Gasol was yelling some …


Klay Thompson sustains torn left ACL in Warriors’ loss

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson sustained a torn left ACL during Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Thompson was hurt late in the third quarter of their 114-110 loss …


Canada celebrates after Raptors win first NBA championship

Fans poured onto the streets and honked horns in Toronto and celebrated throughout Canada after the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA championship. Thousands of spectators who jammed Jurassic Park, …


The injuries pile up, and the Warriors’ reign ends

In the end, they were just battered and broken. And now, they’re beaten. The Golden State Warriors are champions no more. The reign ended Thursday night in the last game …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

King of the North: Kawhi Leonard wins Finals MVP

Kawhi Leonard’s first season with the Toronto Raptors started with his now-infamous laugh. It ended with him getting the last laugh. The best player on the league’s newly crowned best …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Raptors capture first NBA title, beat Warriors in Game 6

Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured Canada’s first NBA championship with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise’s NBA Finals debut, outlasting the battered and depleted two-time …


Raptors say they’re simply staying in the moment heading into Game 6

There was a predictable sting that pained the Toronto Raptors after Game 5 of the NBA Finals. They were so close. And then they had to fly so far. Whatever …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 5:53 p.m.

Warriors play final game at Oracle Arena, trying to force Game 7

Stephen Curry offered a long list of things motivating the Golden State Warriors to extend their season once more and keep alive the chase for a third straight NBA championship.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Warriors forward Kevin Durant undergoes surgery for ruptured Achilles

Kevin Durant says on social media he underwent surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon. Durant announced the news on Instagram, two days after the two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Dave Hyde: Kevin Durant’s injury is all pain, no gain for anyone

Kevin Durant dropped the ball, skipped quickly in pain and dropped to the court Monday night with a sad but fundamental lesson on display for all us: That’s why you …


Much at stake in a last NBA Finals trip to Oracle Arena

The NBA Finals are making one last trip to Oracle Arena. For the Toronto Raptors, it’s a second shot at a first championship. For the Golden State Warriors, it’ll be …


Analysis: Golden State won, but both teams lost Game 5

The scoreboard said Golden State 106, Toronto 105. The reality was that both teams lost. It’s almost unimaginable: an NBA Finals game where neither team felt like celebrating afterward. That …


Warriors hang on to stay alive, win Game 5 of NBA Finals

Stephen Curry scored 31 points, Klay Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving surge that gave the Golden State Warriors a 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday …


UPDATED: Sun., June 9, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Fred VanVleet, Raptors aren’t smiling now, but they might be soon

The Toronto Raptors can become the first team representing Canada to win the NBA championship by beating the Golden State Warriors at home in Game 5 on Monday night.


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

With cracks in a dynasty showing, Warriors are on the brink

The Golden State Warriors have made it clear all along: They knew this formidable roster wouldn’t stay together forever. Now, if the two-time defending champs can’t rally back from a …


With Kawhi Leonard leading way, Raptors on cusp of 1st NBA title

Not long before the postseason started Toronto coach Nick Nurse learned all that he really needed to know about Kawhi Leonard. The conversation was about the 82-game regular season. Leonard …


Analysis: Warriors’ hopes hinge on Kevin Durant coming back

Kevin Durant limped off the floor at Oracle Arena a month ago – Game 5 of the second round – with what the team called a mild calf strain. It’s …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard’s big game moves Toronto one win away from first NBA championship

Kawhi Leonard’s hot hand is sending the Raptors home to Toronto on the cusp of a startling upset for Canada.