Stories tagged: nba
Tue., June 11, 2019, 8 a.m.
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 …
Mon., June 10, 2019, 9:59 p.m.
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: Mon., June 10, 2019, 11:38 p.m.
I’m going to say this one time and one time only: EVERYONE – I BEG OF YOU! – SHUT UP ABOUT LeBRON.
UPDATED: Sun., June 9, 2019, 10:13 p.m.
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.
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 …
Sat., June 8, 2019, 11:04 a.m.
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 …
Sat., June 8, 2019, 10:20 a.m.
Retired Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki looks relaxed and happy about two months after wrapping up his record 21st season with the same franchise. The big German has been traveling …
Sat., June 8, 2019, 8 a.m.
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 hot hand is sending the Raptors home to Toronto on the cusp of a startling upset for Canada.
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 6:21 p.m.
A person with knowledge of the details says the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to trade guard Allen Crabbe and two first-round picks to the Atlanta Hawks in a deal that …
Thu., June 6, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Toronto’s Danny Green couldn’t make a shot for about two weeks going into the NBA Finals. Seems like forever ago now. The finals are a happy stage for Green, who …
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 4 p.m.
Two-time reigning finals MVP Kevin Durant remains out, however. Durant strained his right calf on May 8 in the Western Conference semifinals. Toronto leads the best-of-seven finals 2-1.
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
The Golden State Warriors’ executive who shoved Kyle Lowry has been banned for one-year and fined $500,000 by the NBA. The Toronto Raptors guard wanted Mark Stevens ousted from the …
Thu., June 6, 2019, 8 a.m.
Toronto coach Nick Nurse plays to the beats of his own drum. And that’s not even one of the instruments that he’s trying to master with these days. Nurse says …
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 9:39 p.m.
Toronto fended off a playoff career-high 47 points from Stephen Curry and beat the Golden State Warriors 123-109 on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals.
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 5:20 p.m.
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert remains hospitalized while recovering from a stroke. Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner said Gilbert’s family reported he “maintains his strong sense of humor and focus on …
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 6:35 p.m.
40 years ago, an unheralded group of Sonics brought Seattle its only NBA title. Here’s how they did it.
40 years ago, a team composed of young, unheralded players came together to win the 1979 NBA Finals, bringing Seattle its first and only NBA title.
Wed., June 5, 2019, 1:23 p.m.
Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge spoke to reporters for the first time since his second heart attack and vowed “my role’s not going to change.” Ainge says he will …
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:27 p.m.
Chris Mullin and Tim Hardaway spent two seasons as members of “Run TMC” and six years as teammates at Oracle Arena, back when it was called the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum …
Tue., June 4, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
Toronto star Kawhi Leonard has more than a few things on his mind these days. He’ll be a free agent in a few weeks and will decide where he wants …
UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:53 p.m.
Kevin Durant still isn’t ready to return for the Golden State Warriors as he works back from a strained right calf he suffered during the Western Conference semifinals.
Mon., June 3, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has a mild strain in his left hamstring that forced him out of Game 2 in the NBA Finals and he is listed as …
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 7:51 p.m.
The Toronto Raptors feel good mentally, and they are certainly in better shape physically than the Golden State Warriors.
UPDATED: Sun., June 2, 2019, 9:23 p.m.
Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with a hamstring injury, Stephen Curry had 23 and the Golden State Warriors ran off the first 18 points of the second half …
UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Hate to turn this column into a visitors bureau pitch, but you should know something: It has been amazing to experience the first NBA Finals in this pulsating city.
UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
The path to the best NBA Finals debut in seven years began in Cameroon and has stretched from New Mexico to the suburbs of Toronto.
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 10:22 p.m.
Pascal Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points and the Toronto Raptors won the first NBA Finals game played outside the U.S., beating the Golden State Warriors 118-109.
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 6:47 p.m.
Matt Calkins: Breaking down why Jaylen Nowell opted for a shot in NBA draft over another season with Huskies
If you look at the mock NBA drafts, Nowell is a late second-rounder at best. And the Huskies could be amazing next season.
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 6:52 p.m.
Klay Thompson is a five-time NBA All-Star who has won three championships with Golden State, but whether he’ll come back to Pullman this winter with his fourth NBA ring will …
Wed., May 29, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
The Golden State Warriors’ road to a fifth straight NBA Finals has detoured to a new destination – and this one requires a passport. The Toronto Raptors, a team that …