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NBA free agency opens Thursday, starting deal-making season

Jun. 29, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

Let the talking begin. The trading, too, and eventually the signing. Free agency officially opens Thursday in the NBA, with teams able to begin negotiating at 6 p.m. Eastern with players who are not under contract — although, in reality, free agency and the slew of offseason...

Champion Warriors celebrate fourth title in eight seasons

Jun. 20, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From the moment all those months ago that Klay Thompson uttered “championship or bust” with his team off to an 18-2 start, the Golden State Warriors seemed set to make good on his lofty proclamation. It took Thompson getting healthy at last, then Draymond...

Wiggins delivers on both ends, Warriors lead NBA Finals 3-2

Jun. 14, 2022 01:25 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Exhibiting a determined confidence and grit all game, Andrew Wiggins single-handedly took the pressure off Stephen Curry and delivered the best game yet of his eight-year career. Now, the first-time All-Star is on the cusp of becoming a first-time NBA champion...

Celtics beat Warriors 116-100, take 2-1 lead in NBA Finals

Jun. 09, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Throughout the postseason, the Boston Celtics had played their best basketball away from home. Not anymore. Jaylen Brown scored 27 points, Jayson Tatum added 26 and the Celtics rode the energy of a raucous TD Garden crowd to beat back another...

Celtics have huge 4th, beat Warriors in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Jun. 03, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Once Boston’s balanced roster of NBA Finals first-timers found a groove from long range, the determined Celtics delivered a memorable comeback and rallied past Stephen Curry and the Golden State old guard. Jaylen Brown fueled the late charge and scored 24...

Warriors, Celtics built Finals teams through draft

Jun. 01, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Steve Kerr looks at the way the Boston Celtics built a championship-caliber team, he sees plenty of similarities to how his Golden State Warriors got to the NBA Finals in 2015. Boston built a core through the draft by taking Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and...

NBA Finals preview: Breaking down Celtics-Warriors matchup

Jun. 01, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Preview capsule for the NBA Finals, which start Thursday: East No. 2 BOSTON CELTICS (51-31, 12-6) vs. West No. 3 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (53-29, 12-4) Season series: Tied, 1-1. Golden State won at Boston 111-107 on Dec. 17. The Celtics rolled on...

Three Warriors make progress toward NBA Finals returns

May. 29, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gary Payton II is expected to return for the Golden State Warriors at some point during the NBA Finals from a broken left elbow that he injured when Grizzlies star Dillon Brooks committed a hard foul across Payton's head on a layup attempt during the playoffs' second round. ...

Warriors beat Mavericks 120-110 to return to NBA Finals

May. 27, 2022 01:16 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the clock ticked down the final seconds, Klay Thompson began dancing on the sideline before nearly being moved to tears during a celebration with his teammates. After two major surgeries and two years of grueling rehabilitation, Thompson is rounding back...

Doncic, Mavs avoid sweep with 119-109 win over Warriors

May. 25, 2022 01:29 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks had to wait out a rain delay in the middle of the game and sweat out some tense moments near the end. Once they did, they avoided a sweep and were still alive in the Western Conference finals. Doncic had 30 points...