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Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

Stephen Curry tucked a celebratory cigar into his right sock for safekeeping as he handled all of his post-championship obligations.


UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

No longer NBA champions, Cavaliers are now chasing Warriors

Once he congratulated Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, LeBron James left the floor following Game 5 and found Kyrie Irving waiting for him.


Marcus Thompson: Stephen Curry, the Warriors’ cornerstone, finds the redemption he sought

Stephen Curry, with his youngest daughter in his arms, ran onto the championship podium. Screaming into the sea of yellow, bouncing with joy.


UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Kevin Durant leads way as Golden State Warriors capture second NBA title in three years

Kevin Durant scored 39 points, Stephen Curry added 34 and the Golden State Warriors won their second NBA championship in three seasons with a 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers …


Kyrie Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination

OAKLAND, Calif. – Whether it’s his lightning-quick dribble, supreme confidence that doesn’t seem to waver or ability to score from almost anywhere on the court, Kyrie Irving seems to be …


UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Kevin Durant’s dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs in Game 3

Kevin Durant dropped a 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds left as the Golden State Warriors rallied for 118-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The …


Cavaliers won’t slow down, sticking to plan against Golden State

LeBron James isn’t changing his game, Tyronn Lue isn’t changing his lineup. The Cavaliers aren’t slowing down.


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Golden State Warriors roll again, take 2-0 NBA Finals lead over Cleveland Cavaliers

Stephen Curry had a triple double with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Kevin Durant scored 33 and the Golden State Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the NBA …


Golden State’s Stephen Curry urged teammates to just be themselves vs Cavaliers

Stephen Curry spoke up, just in case his Golden State Warriors needed another reminder from their MVP and leader. His message as the NBA Finals began: Be yourselves.


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 7:15 p.m.

49ers’ NaVorro Bowman remembers urging Golden State’s Kevin Durant to shoot in middle school

Imagine Kevin Durant as a skinny, timid teen being told to shoot by his middle school point guard who saw so much potential all those years ago.


Monster mash: LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors

There’s a four-headed, shot-making, scoreboard-breaking monster out West awaiting LeBron James and the Cavaliers.


Jeff Miller: Are Golden State Warriors too good even for LeBron James?

They’re 12-0, have won by an average margin of 16 points and have faced accusations of being so good that, as it relates to the health of their sport, they’re …


LeBron James will come to play, without pressure of Cleveland title

Right near the start Saturday, LeBron James faced a question about whether his legacy might be riding on Game 7 of these NBA Finals. “No,” he said, straight-faced.


Warriors limp to finish, hope home court helps in Game 7

The level of tension is growing rapidly for the Golden State Warriors. Someone gets suspended, someone gets hurt, someone gets ejected, and lots of someones make no effort to hide …


LeBron James, Cavaliers down Warriors to force Game 7

LeBron James scored 41 points, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers sent the NBA Finals packing for California by beating the rattled Golden State Warriors 115-101 on Thursday …


Draymond Green vows to be better for Warriors in Game 6

For all the criticism of Golden State’s Draymond Green and his penchant for committing flagrant fouls during these playoffs, Wednesday may have brought the harshest words yet.


Craig Sager will work first NBA Finals game

Craig Sager, Turner Sports’ longtime NBA sideline reporter, will join ESPN’s broadcast team for Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, the network announced Wednesday.


LeBron James, Kyrie Irving each score 41 as Cavs stave off elimination with 112-97 win over Warriors

LeBron James laughed at Klay Thompson’s comments this week about the NBA being a man’s league. Instead, he thought of a punishment far worse than anything he could say.


In the NBA Finals, the losses linger more than the wins

Falling just short after coming so far can be gut-wrenching, an experience that can haunt a player long after his days on the court are over.


Stephen Curry scores 38 points as Warriors move closer to another NBA title

LeBron James said Game 4 was another “do-or-die” scenario for the Cleveland Cavaliers.


LeBron James, Kyrie Irving power Cavs past Warriors in Game 2

LeBron James scored 32 points, Kyrie Irving added 30 and the Cleveland Cavaliers, pushed for 48 minutes by a delirious, championship-starved crowd, hammered the Golden State Warriors 120-90 in Game …


Cavs’ Kevin Love out for Game 3 of NBA Finals with concussion

Kevin Love can’t help the Cleveland Cavaliers climb back into the NBA Finals just yet.


Cavaliers may be without Love in Game 3

Already underdogs, the Cavaliers may also be undermanned for Game 3 of the NBA Finals.


Shaun Livingston, close-knit band of backups bring best in Game 1

Shaun Livingston put up nearly 100 free throws at the end of Friday’s NBA Finals practice, and that is somewhere around his norm.


ABC scores with NBA Finals rating

Game 1 of the NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland was the most-watched and highest-rated opening game on ABC, with 19.2 million people tuning in for an 11.1 U.S. …


Warriors’ supporting cast leads Game 1 NBA Finals win over Cleveland

Stephen Curry’s “Strength In Numbers” supporting cast made all the timely shots and all the difference for the defending champions in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.


Andre Iguodala’s defense keys Warriors’ return to NBA Finals

All season long, MVP Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green drew the attention and accolades.


Healthy again at last, MVP Stephen Curry chases second title

Fresh charcoal gray NBA Finals cap on backward and wearing a wide grin, Stephen Curry summed up his wild, up-and-down postseason so far and reminded everybody he’s not close to …


Warriors win NBA title as Iguodala named MVP

CLEVELAND – As the final seconds ticked off and the Golden State Warriors began bouncing in celebration on their bench, Stephen Curry looked up and saw LeBron James coming at …


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2015, 10:36 p.m.

Warriors win NBA title, down LeBron, Cavs 105-97 in Game 6

CLEVELAND — As the final seconds ticked off and the Golden State Warriors began bouncing in celebration on their bench, Stephen Curry looked up and saw LeBron James coming at …