Durant travels with the Warriors to Toronto ahead of finals

Sports 05/28/19, 18:01

Kevin Durant is traveling with the Golden State Warriors to Toronto for the first two games of the NBA Finals, leaving open the chance he could be ready to return from a strained right calf in time for Game 2.Durant, the two-time reigning Finals MVP who has missed the past ...

‘The job’s not done’: Raptors reset, as NBA Finals loom

Sports 05/28/19, 16:25

The parade that the Toronto Raptors enjoyed last week was an impromptu and quick one.A chance at the real parade awaits.There is a clear back-to-work vibe coming from the Raptors as they get ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors on ...

Klay Thompson adds meditation to his mental preparation

Sports 05/28/19, 00:02

Klay Thompson craved a little calm.The Golden State guard needed something more to balance out his basketball routine, so he added meditation to help him get centered before games and better deal with the pressures of NBA life. Flip on some classical music or nature sounds and he's ready to ...

Matchups for the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Raptors

Basketball 05/26/19, 13:51

The position matchup breakdown for the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors:STARTING GUARDSGolden State: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry reacts in the finals seconds of Game 6 of the team's NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals against the Milwaukee Bucks on ...

NBA Finals are set: reigning Warriors vs newcomer Raptors

Sports 05/25/19, 22:47

The first NBA game was in Toronto.And now, the NBA Finals are headed there.Finally.Toronto Raptors fans react as they watch Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals between the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks, on a screen outside Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto on Saturday, May 25, 2019. (Chris ...

Leonard scores 27, Raptors advance to first NBA Finals

Basketball 05/25/19, 22:32

Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors into the NBA Finals for the first time with a 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.The Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit to win the series in six games and will host the Golden State ...

Blazers coach Stotts signs extension through 2021-22 season

Basketball 05/24/19, 16:45

The Portland Trail Blazers have formally announced that coach Terry Stotts signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 season.The extension was first revealed the day after the Trail Blazers were eliminated from the postseason by the Golden State Warriors, but terms were not released.Stotts, Portland's coach since 2012, led the ...

Warriors know this is something special, uncertainty ahead

Sports 05/24/19, 12:30

Stephen Curry hears the dynasty discussion about his Golden State Warriors during another postseason run.Draymond Green realizes special teams only stay together for so long before something breaks them apart.That's why the Warriors decided from Day 1 of training camp to cherish this season.Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, ...

Trail Blazers’ cohesiveness helped them to conference finals

Basketball 05/21/19, 18:58

The Portland Trail Blazers faced a number of challenges on the journey to their first Western Conference finals in 19 years.But there was one they couldn't overcome: The Golden State Warriors.Portland's run in the playoffs, which captured fans' imaginations after Damian Lillard's buzzer-beating 3-pointer to clinch the opening-round series over ...

A break, then NBA Finals: Warriors eager for some time off

Basketball 05/21/19, 02:13

And now, they wait.Again.The Golden State Warriors have gotten used to going to the NBA Finals, and their win in Portland on Monday night clinched their fifth consecutive trip. They've also gotten used to waiting for those finals to begin, with long layoffs after the Western Conference finals having become ...

Warriors beat Blazers 119-117 in OT for NBA Finals berth

Sports 05/20/19, 23:04

Draymond Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, and made a key 3-pointer in overtime as the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year with a 119-117 victory on Monday night to sweep the Portland Trail Blazers.Stephen Curry added 37 points, 12 ...

Green shows a more mature side for the Warriors

Sports 05/19/19, 18:34

Draymond Green would rather do more playing than complaining these days.Known at times for his temper and tangles with officials, a more mature Green has the Golden State Warriors on the brink of a fifth straight trip to the NBA Finals."I realized I got to a point where I was ...

Lillard says he has separated ribs, will play through pain

Sports 05/19/19, 15:28

Portland's Damian Lillard says separated his ribs in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.Lillard confirmed the injury on Sunday, a day after the Trail Blazers lost 110-99 in Game 3. Lillard was 5-of-18 from the floor and finished with 19 points as Golden State ...

Green, Warriors beat Blazers for 3-0 lead in West finals

Basketball 05/18/19, 22:58

Draymond Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 on Saturday night for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.Green had his seventh career postseason triple-double and Stephen Curry scored 36 points for Golden State, which moved ...

Not every NBA player will put body on line to take a charge

Basketball 05/17/19, 11:26

Toronto guard Kyle Lowry squarely planted his feet and braced for contact with Milwaukee Bucks athletic big man Giannis Antetokounmpo barreling down on him.Lowry, one of the best in basketball at taking a charge, absorbed the punishment and drew a foul against the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo. These days, not everybody is ...

Warriors rally from 15 down at halftime, hold off Blazers

Sports 05/16/19, 23:02

Stephen Curry scored 37 points, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit before holding off the Portland Trail Blazers for a 114-111 win Thursday night and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.CJ McCollum missed a driving jumper with 32 seconds left and Draymond Green ...

Warriors look to build off strong, well-balanced Game 1

Sports 05/15/19, 18:13

The Golden State Warriors displayed that familiar swagger, celebrated in front of the home crowd as they so love to do and got contributions on both ends of the floor from up and down the roster.They were playing with the kind of joy coach Steve Kerr talks about when things ...

Curry, Warriors take Game 1 of Western Conference finals

Sports 05/14/19, 22:48

Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 36 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-94 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals while playing without injured star Kevin Durant once again.Curry shot 12 for 23 in his fourth 30-point performance this ...

US senator seeks safe passage for Blazers star Enes Kanter

Sports 05/14/19, 18:11

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter, a Turkish star whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against the Toronto RaptorsThe Oregon senator wrote Tuesday ...

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