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  • Curry keen to avoid another Game Seven letdown
    Curry keen to avoid another Game Seven letdown Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 2:44 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Stephen Curry will get the chance to make up for one of the few disappointments of his career on Monday when the Golden State Warriors take on Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Seven of the Western Conference finals. Curry, who became the first unanimous winner of the NBA's Most Valuable Player award when he picked up the highest individual honor for a second straight season, lost his only previous appearance in a Game Seven in 2014. The Warriors were beaten 126-121 by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of that year's playoffs, with Curry scoring 33 points. More »

  • Thompson, Curry rally Warriors to force game 7 with Thunder
    Thompson, Curry rally Warriors to force game 7 with Thunder AFP News - Sun, May 29, 2016 1:42 PM SGT

    Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry saved the season for defending NBA champion Golden State, sparking a stunning fourth-quarter rally to beat host Oklahoma City 108-101 and avoid playoff elimination. Thompson scored a career playoff high 41 points, including an NBA one-game playoff record 11 3-pointers in 18 attempts, and NBA Most Valuable Player Curry added 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as the Warriors leveled the best-of-seven Western Conference final at three wins each. "I'm so proud of everybody," Thompson said. More »

  • NBA-Thompson, Warriors shock Thunder, force Game 7
    NBA-Thompson, Warriors shock Thunder, force Game 7 Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 12:33 PM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - Klay Thompson scored 41 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. Thompson hit 11 of 18 from 3-point range to set a new NBA playoff record. Steph Curry scored 29 to go along with 10 rebounds and nine assists. More »

  • LeBron, Cavs confident, healthy as they return to NBA Finals
    LeBron, Cavs confident, healthy as they return to NBA Finals Associated Press - Sat, May 28, 2016 4:06 PM SGT

    TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James isn't just going back to the NBA Finals. He's returning with a team that's healthy and whole, which makes this trip unlike last year. More »

  • James scores 33, Cavaliers reach second straight NBA Finals
    James scores 33, Cavaliers reach second straight NBA Finals Associated Press - Sat, May 28, 2016 1:16 PM SGT

    For LeBron James, it's six straight trips to the NBA Finals. Maybe this one will end Cleveland's long wait for a championship. James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the ... More »

  • Cleveland Cavaliers beat Toronto Raptors to reach NBA finals
    Cleveland Cavaliers beat Toronto Raptors to reach NBA finals AFP News - Sat, May 28, 2016 12:50 PM SGT

    LeBron James scored 33 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers booked their place in the NBA finals with a 113-87 victory over the Toronto Raptors. James contributed six assists and 11 rebounds as the Cavs completed a 4-2 series victory to advance to the finals for a second year running. The Cavaliers will face either the Golden State Warriors or the Oklahoma City Thunder in next week's finals. More »

  • King James targets six of the best for his Cavaliers
    King James targets six of the best for his Cavaliers Reuters - Sat, May 28, 2016 12:15 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - LeBron James is planning to "appreciate" a sixth consecutive NBA Finals appearance after the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame the Toronto Raptors on Friday to seal victory in their Eastern Conference final series. In his second season back with his hometown team, James scored 33 points as the Cavaliers thumped the Raptors 113-87 in Toronto to seal a 4-2 victory in the best-of-seven series. More »

  • Cavs punch ticket to NBA Finals
    Cavs punch ticket to NBA Finals Reuters - Sat, May 28, 2016 11:31 AM SGT

    (The Sports Xchange) - LeBron James scored 33 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors 113-87 on Friday to win the Eastern Conference. It was the first game in the series won by the visiting team and the Cavaliers will play in the NBA Finals for the second year in a row. The Cavaliers led by as many as 14 points in the first half and had a 21-point lead during the third quarter. More »

  • NBA's Thunder targeted by deceased McClendon's creditors
    NBA's Thunder targeted by deceased McClendon's creditors Reuters - Sat, May 28, 2016 8:56 AM SGT

    By Jessica DiNapoli NEW YORK (Reuters) - This weekend, the Oklahoma City Thunder stands one game away from clinching a surprising spot in the NBA finals. At stake is a roughly 20 percent interest in the Thunder held by Aubrey McClendon, the indebted Oklahoma energy magnate who died in a car crash on March 2. Some of McClendon's creditors want a say over how the stake will be disposed of by his estate, viewing the basketball team as one of his few assets of value, according to a copy of a transcript from a May 13 hearing in probate court. More »

  • Desperate Warriors beat Thunder to stay alive
    Desperate Warriors beat Thunder to stay alive AFP News - Fri, May 27, 2016 1:34 PM SGT

    Stephen Curry scored 31 points as the defending champion Golden State Warriors kept their record-setting season alive with a 120-111 win over Oklahoma City in game five of their Western Conference playoff. After a record-setting 73 regular season wins, desperation set in for Golden State on Thursday as they trimmed the Thunder's lead to 3-2 in the series. The Warriors have a daunting task ahead of them when the teams square off for game six Saturday in Oklahoma City as just nine NBA teams have rallied from being down 3-1 to win a playoff series. More »

  • AP Source: Rockets, D'Antoni agree on 4-year deal
    AP Source: Rockets, D'Antoni agree on 4-year deal Associated Press - Fri, May 27, 2016 9:16 AM SGT

    Coach Mike D'Antoni is headed to Houston to try his "Seven Seconds or Less" offense with James Harden, one of the NBA's most explosive offensive threats. More »

  • Khloe Kardashian files to divorce Lamar Odom - again
    Khloe Kardashian files to divorce Lamar Odom - again Associated Press - Fri, May 27, 2016 7:31 AM SGT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Khloe Kardashian is once again seeking to end her marriage to former NBA player Lamar Odom. More »

  • MVP Curry, LeBron pace All-NBA First Team lineup
    MVP Curry, LeBron pace All-NBA First Team lineup AFP News - Fri, May 27, 2016 4:01 AM SGT

    NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James led selections named Thursday for the All-NBA First Team announced by the league. Curry, who sparked the Warriors to last year's NBA crown and the best record in league history this season at 73-9, was a unanimous pick with all 129 voters in a media panel that decided the lineup. James, trying to reach the NBA Finals for the sixth season in a row, was selected to the All-NBA First Team for the 10th time, matching the second-most appearances on the list in league history, with 125 votes. More »

  • Former NBA executive hired as CONCACAF chief
    Former NBA executive hired as CONCACAF chief AFP News - Fri, May 27, 2016 3:53 AM SGT

    Former NBA executive Philippe Moggio has been appointed as the new general secretary of CONCACAF, it was announced Thursday, in the latest move designed to help improve the scandal-tainted organization's image. Moggio, the NBA's former senior vice president and managing director for Latin America, will also serve as CONCACAF's chief executive when he starts work on June 13, a statement said. CONCACAF, the governing body for football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, has been battered by allegations of corruption in the year since US justice authorities launched a series of raids targeting graft in world football. More »

  • Off the boil Curry is fine, says Kerr
    Off the boil Curry is fine, says Kerr Reuters - Thu, May 26, 2016 1:28 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has played down suggestions that point guard Stephen Curry is nursing an injury that is hampering his performances in the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors, who set an NBA record of 73 wins in the regular season, trail the best-of-seven series 3-1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have overpowered the defending champions. Curry injured his right knee last month and website Yahoo Sports, citing an unnamed source, reported early on Wednesday the reigning Most Valuable Player is no more than 70 percent healthy, though Kerr later dismissed the report. More »

  • Cavaliers rebound at home to rout Raptors
    Cavaliers rebound at home to rout Raptors AFP News - Thu, May 26, 2016 1:11 PM SGT

    LeBron James tallied 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one victory of reaching the NBA finals with a 116-78 blowout home triumph over the Toronto Raptors. James, who is seeking his sixth straight appearance in the NBA championship series, also had six rebounds and eight assists for the Cavaliers, who lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals three games to two. "I've been in some pressure situations before and I wanted to have that confidence around these guys who have never been in that situation before, and it paid off." Kyrie Irving added 23 points in the Cavaliers' most lopsided playoff victory in franchise history, eclipsing their 31-point victory at home in the series opener. More »

  • AP Source: Grizzlies offer coaching job to David Fizdale
    AP Source: Grizzlies offer coaching job to David Fizdale Associated Press - Thu, May 26, 2016 7:40 AM SGT

    The Memphis Grizzlies are ready to make another assistant coach a first-time NBA head coach after offering their job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. More »

  • Kermit Washington accused of stealing from his charity
    Kermit Washington accused of stealing from his charity Associated Press - Thu, May 26, 2016 6:43 AM SGT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed charges against former NBA forward Kermit Washington, accusing him of embezzling about a half-million dollars in charitable donations meant to help the needy in Africa and spending it on jewelry, vacations and other things. More »

  • Villanova, Oregon boosted by players turning down NBA Draft
    Villanova, Oregon boosted by players turning down NBA Draft Associated Press - Thu, May 26, 2016 4:51 AM SGT

    The NBA's decision to extend the deadline for withdrawing from its draft until Wednesday gave college basketball's top players more time to make up their minds. More »

  • Warriors facing long odds down 3-1, but it has been done
    Warriors facing long odds down 3-1, but it has been done Associated Press - Wed, May 25, 2016 8:05 PM SGT

    Here's good news for Golden State: It's not over. Close, but not over. There are nine teams in NBA history who have successfully overcome 3-1 deficits to win a series, which is the task the defending champion ... More »