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One for the road

OAKLAND, Calif. – Stephen Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over Matthew Dellavedova. He stepped back and swished a 3-pointer, then pounded his chest and …


Warriors ride Curry to 3-2 series lead in NBA Finals

Stephen Curry made seven 3-pointers and scored 37 points, and the Golden State Warriors withstood another brilliant performance from LeBron James to outlast the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-91 on Sunday night …


Warriors look to keep heat on Cavaliers

CLEVELAND – Weaving his way toward Golden State’s locker room, where the Warriors were packing for home, Stephen Curry had to handle one last double-team. Two Cavaliers fans wanted a …


Warriors look to keep heat on Cavaliers

Weaving his way toward Golden State’s locker room, where the Warriors were packing for home, Stephen Curry had to handle one last double-team.


LeBron James says cut a headache, nothing more

CLEVELAND – LeBron James called it a “slight” headache, though nothing involving the game’s best player is ever minor. So when James got a cut on his head after falling …


After Warriors tie up NBA Finals, Cavs look in need of rest

CLEVELAND — The Golden State Warriors looked like the NBA’s best team. The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a tired one.


After 40 years, Warriors fans believe title wait almost over

OAKLAND, Calif. — Gary Liss still has the ticket from Game 2 of the 1975 NBA Finals in his wallet. The seat cost just $10, but watching the Golden State …


LeBron’s ‘slight’ headache a big deal in the NBA Finals

CLEVELAND — LeBron James called it a “slight” headache, though nothing involving the game’s best player is ever minor.


Warriors even NBA Finals, beat Cavaliers 103-82 in Game

CLEVELAND – No panic, no playing around. Just California cool. The Golden State Warriors simply did what they had to do, and now they’re going home in the same shape …


NBA Finals notes: Matthew Dellavedova released from hospital, ready to go

Matthew Dellavedova walked into the interview room double-fisted – with two cups of water. After being hospitalized with dehydration after exhausting himself during Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the …


LeBron, Cavaliers survive Warriors comeback win Game 3 96-91

CLEVELAND – LeBron James came home last summer to win a championship – one like no other. He’s two wins away.


First two games of Cavaliers-Warriors draw large audience

A strong start to the NBA Finals – at least from a television viewer’s standpoint – is working to ABC’s advantage. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ series-tying win over the Golden State …


Matthew Dellavedova a shot in the arm for Kyrie Irving-less Cleveland Cavaliers

OAKLAND, Calif. – If any team around the country should have understood the capability of Matthew Dellavedova in the clutch, it should have been the Golden State Warriors. Dellavedova made …


Injury-riddled Cleveland rocks Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Big Three has faded. The Terrific Two is gone. And the Cleveland Cavaliers are still heading home with the NBA Finals knotted up at a game …


James-led Cavs draw even in NBA Finals

The Big Three has faded. The Terrific Two is gone. Still, the Cleveland Cavaliers are heading home with the NBA Finals knotted up at a game apiece.


Warriors receive boost with Andre Iguodala off bench

OAKLAND, Calif. – Andre Iguodala’s impressive resume heading into this season featured an Olympic gold medal, All-Star appearance and first-team All-NBA defensive team honors. One of the few things Iguodala …


NBA Finals opener a ratings hit

The Golden State Warriors weren’t the only winners Thursday. ABC received a 12.9 overnight rating for Game 1, its highest for an NBA Finals opener, according to Nielsen. The Warriors …


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.


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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 …


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 …


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

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 …