Update: Kerr indicates Durant won’t play before Game 3

Sports 05/30/19, 13:26

The Latest from the NBA Finals and Thursday's Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors (all times local):2:25 p.m.Golden State star Kevin Durant will miss Game 1 of the NBA Finals with his strained calf muscle, and Game 2 might not be in his plans either.Warriors coach ...

Analysis: Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals

Sports 05/30/19, 01:45

Golden State coach Steve Kerr dropped the hint eight months ago that this season may be the end of the Warriors, at least as the team is currently configured.He was speaking of the Warriors' run atop the NBA, with three titles in four years."It's not going to last forever," Kerr ...

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 ...

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 ...

Analysis: NBA Finals will decide a champion, and much more

Sports 05/27/19, 10:45

It all comes down to this.No, really.It ALL comes down to this.Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) reacts as Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) looks on following the Raptors win Game 3 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals in Toronto on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The ...

Kevin Durant won’t return in time for Game 1 of NBA Finals

Sports 05/23/19, 16:17

Kevin Durant won't be ready to play in time for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 30.The two-time reigning finals MVP has yet to return to on-court work while recovering from a strained right calf.Big man DeMarcus Cousins might be healthy for Golden State's series opener against either ...

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 remain optimistic Durant will return in postseason

Sports 05/17/19, 17:25

Steve Kerr remains optimistic Kevin Durant will return from a right calf injury to play for Golden State at some point this postseason but isn't guessing when that might be."There's definitely some gray area with any injury but with a calf injury like that especially," Kerr said Friday before the ...

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 ...

Warriors Durant, Cousins may miss Western Conference Finals

Basketball 05/13/19, 19:11

Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins won't necessarily return from injuries in time to play for the Golden State Warriors during the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers.Durant is likely to miss at least the first two games of the best-of-seven series beginning Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. Coach ...

Warriors’ Durant likely out for Games 1 and 2 vs Blazers

Basketball 05/13/19, 18:38

Kevin Durant watched from home in the Bay Area as the Golden State Warriors finished off James Harden and the Houston Rockets on the road.The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP has a bit more cheerleading to do before he gets back on the court.Durant is likely to miss Games 1 ...

Rockets ousted from playoffs by Warriors again

Basketball 05/11/19, 17:47

James Harden and the Houston Rockets were eliminated by the Golden State Warriors yet again.Now the Rockets are left to ponder how they'll get over the hump and past the Warriors to contend for a title.The two-time defending champion Warriors beat Houston 118-113 in Game 6 of the Western Conference ...

Warriors move to conference finals despite missing Durant

Basketball 05/11/19, 02:01

The Golden State Warriors still have plenty of work to do if they hope to win their third straight championship.But after fending off the Houston Rockets on Friday night without leading playoff scorer Kevin Durant to advance to the Western Conference finals, they did take a moment to celebrate the ...

Curry, short-handed Warriors knock out Rockets in Game 6

Sports 05/10/19, 23:10

Stephen Curry scored all 33 of his points in the second half and the Golden State Warriors overcame Kevin Durant's absence to finish off Houston in six games, beating the Rockets 118-113 on Friday night to advance to the Western Conference finals.Klay Thompson added 27 points to help the two-time ...

Warriors look to eliminate Rockets on Friday without Durant

Sports 05/09/19, 17:11

In the Western Conference finals last season, the Houston Rockets had home-court advantage and took a 3-2 lead over the Golden State Warriors before Houston star Chris Paul went down with a hamstring injury that kept him out for the rest of the series.As these teams prepare for Game 6 ...

Update: Kevin Durant to miss remainder of Houston series

Basketball 05/09/19, 15:02

The Latest on Kevin Durant's injury (all times local): 12:57 p.m. Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of Golden State's Western Conference semifinal against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf. Houston Rockets' James Harden, second from left, drives the ball against Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson, left, Kevon Looney, and Kevin ...

On Basketball: Has Kyrie played his last game for Celtics?

Basketball 05/09/19, 01:08

It begins.When the buzzer sounded in Milwaukee on Wednesday night, the question immediately became this: Has Kyrie Irving played his last game for the Boston Celtics?It's very possible.Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks' Nikola Mirotic during the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball ...

Durant goes down, Warriors hold off Rockets in Game 5

Sports 05/09/19, 00:37

Klay Thompson scored 27 points, including a key layup with 4.1 seconds left, and the Golden State Warriors overcame Kevin Durant's calf injury to beat the Houston Rockets 104-99 on Wednesday night for a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.Durant strained his right calf late in the third quarter. ...

Warriors star Kevin Durant leaves with calf injury

Basketball 05/08/19, 23:47

Golden State star Kevin Durant has left Game 5 of the Warriors' playoff series against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf.Durant limped to the locker room after landing awkwardly on his right foot following a baseline jumper with 2:11 left in the third quarter. The team says he ...

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