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 ...

Warriors’ plan for stopping Kawhi is throw everything at him

Sports 05/29/19, 15:58

Draymond Green believes he's the best defensive player in basketball. Klay Thompson sought inclusion on the NBA's all-defensive team for years. Andre Iguodala, even at 35 years old, can still neutralize just about any opponent.Golden State has some big-time defenders, without question.And they all respect Kawhi Leonard's offensive game.Golden State ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Rockets eager for another chance at the champion Warriors

Basketball 04/27/19, 16:27

From coach Mike D'Antoni to his stars James Harden and Chris Paul and all the rest of the Rockets, another chance at the champion Golden State Warriors has been on their mind for months.Golden State and Houston will face off in the playoffs for the fourth time in five years ...

As Houston waits, Warriors will try again to oust Clippers

Sports 04/25/19, 14:21

Golden State was looking ahead to facing Houston. At least, Klay Thompson acknowledged that was the case.Kevin Durant said he wasn't sure about that.And Stephen Curry flatly dismissed the notion.Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, left, waits for play to resume in the second half in Game 5 of a first-round ...

Lou Williams, Clippers force Game 6 against champ Warriors

Sports 04/25/19, 00:24

Lou Williams hit a fadeaway jumper with 1:29 left and finished with 33 points and 10 assists, the Warriors uncharacteristically clanked shots much of the second half and couldn't make key stops, and the Los Angeles Clippers sent their first-round series back home with a 129-121 Game 5 win over ...

Celtics sweep Pacers; Warriors, Raptors take 3-1 leads

Basketball 04/21/19, 20:43

Gordon Hayward scored 20 points and Marcus Morris started a decisive 3-point flurry late in the fourth quarter Sunday to give the Boston Celtics a series-clinching 110-106 victory at Indiana.It's the first four-game sweep for the Celtics since 2011 and their second since 1986-87, becoming the first team to reach ...

Warriors beat LA 113-105, take 3-1 series lead to Bay Area

Sports 04/21/19, 17:19

Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Klay Thompson added 32 and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 113-105 Sunday to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.Stephen Curry was in foul trouble for the second straight game and finished with 12 points. Andrew Bogut fouled ...

Without tunnel try, Steph Curry will need new pregame shot

Sports 04/15/19, 01:11

Stephen Curry's pregame tunnel heaves have become such a spectacle at Oracle Arena that hundreds of cameras rise in the air to capture the moment.He won't have that anymore when the Warriors move across the bay to San Francisco to Chase Center next season.Everybody figures Curry will come up with ...

Fresh off loss at Golden State, Clippers return for playoffs

Basketball 04/12/19, 18:59

This is such a different time for the Clippers and Warriors from their days as fierce rivals who swung elbows, tussled and trash-talked at every chance.Both franchises were finding themselves then, from a testy Christmas matchup in 2013 in Oakland to a chippy seven-game first-round series just four months later ...

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