Raptors capture first NBA title, beat Warriors in Game 6

U.S. 06/14/19, 01:23

Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada's first NBA championship. "We the North!" is now "We the Champs!" Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured the country's first major title in 26 years with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise's NBA Finals debut, outlasting the battered ...

Things to know about these most-international NBA Finals

Sports 05/30/19, 01:42

Sometime in the next couple weeks, either the Toronto Raptors or Golden State Warriors will proclaim themselves to be world champions.They won't be true "world" champions, of course.But these NBA Finals have a very distinct international feel.Golden State Warriors basketball guard Stephen Curry takes part in practice for the NBA ...

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 ...

Warriors embrace a new NBA Finals challenge with Raptors

Sports 05/27/19, 19:17

After four straight years of facing LeBron James and Cleveland in the NBA Finals, this feels refreshing for the two-time defending champion Warriors."For sure," Shaun Livingston said with a smile of taking on the upstart Raptors, "for sure, we'll leave it right there."Off to Toronto, finally a fresh team that's ...

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 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, ...

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, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Harden helps Rockets tie up series with Warriors

Basketball 05/07/19, 02:24

James Harden scored 38 points and the Houston Rockets held on for a 112-108 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night to even their Western Conference semifinals series at 2-2.The Rockets were up by nine before the Golden State scored the next seven points, capped by a 3 ...

Harden scores 38 as Rockets even series with Warriors

Sports 05/06/19, 23:20

James Harden scored 38 points and the Houston Rockets held on for a 112-108 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night to even their Western Conference semifinals series at 2-2.The Rockets were up by nine before the Golden State scored the next seven points, capped by a 3 ...

Harden scores 41 as Rockets outlast Warriors 126-121 in OT

Basketball 05/05/19, 02:19

James Harden made a 3-pointer to finish off the Golden State Warriors in overtime. Eric Gordon helped the Rockets get to that point with the best playoff performance of his career. Harden scored 41 points, and Houston outlasted the Warriors 126-121 on Saturday night to cut the deficit in the Western Conference ...

Officiating becomes focus of Warriors-Rockets Game 1

Basketball 04/29/19, 17:39

Stephen Curry made a point Monday of studying all 16 3-pointers James Harden attempted in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.He wants to be better prepared to defend the Houston star who has such a knack of drawing his man in to generate contact as he jumps forward to ...

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