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New blood: Cavaliers add 3 first-round picks in NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have given rookie coach John Beilein some first-year projects. Looking to accelerate their roster rebuild following a dismal 19-win season, which was followed by Beilein's surprising hire, the Cavs added three first-round draft picks on Thursday night in the NBA draft....

Trail Blazers' cohesiveness helped them to conference finals

May. 21, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers faced a number of challenges on the journey to their first Western Conference finals in 19 years. But there was one they couldn't overcome: The Golden State Warriors. Portland's run in the playoffs, which captured fans' imaginations after Damian Lillard's...

Warriors beat Blazers 119-117 in OT for NBA Finals berth

May. 21, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Experience bred confidence for the Golden State Warriors, even when challenged by the upstart Portland Trail Blazers. No matter how far they were down, they've been through too much to ever think they're out. "We just really understand what we're capable of on both sides of the...

Green, Warriors beat Blazers for 3-0 lead in West finals

May. 19, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With Kevin Durant out, Draymond Green has taken it upon himself to boost Golden State. And boy, has he. Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 on Saturday night for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Green had...

Blazers head home for Game 3, down 2-0 to Golden State

May. 18, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard says Golden State did its job and protected home court. Now it's time for the Trail Blazers to do the same. The Western Conference finals between the upstart Blazers and the defending champion Warriors shifts to Portland on Saturday with Golden State holding a 2-0...

Warriors rally from 15 down at halftime, hold off Blazers

May. 17, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — These Golden State Warriors have long been able to score in fabulous, jaw-dropping flurries. Down by eight to the Portland Trail Blazers at home with 4½ minutes to go, they needed every last burst, perfect pass, driving layup and dunk. "Our experience really paid off for us...

Warriors look to build off strong, well-balanced Game 1

May. 15, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — 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 just...

Curry, Warriors take Game 1 of Western Conference finals

May. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had all kinds of room for a change and capitalized, finding his shooting touch in a hurry to get Golden State on a roll. Portland's defenders were too far back in the paint or a step behind all night. "Practice shots," Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard said of Curry's...

Correction: Curry Family Playoff Run story

May. 14, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

In a story May 13 about the Curry family, The Associated Press misspelled the name of Seth Curry's fiance. Her name is Callie Rivers, not Callie Rogers. A corrected version of the story is below: Steph or Seth? Coin flip to decide who mom, dad represent Steph or Seth? Coin flip to decide who mom, dad will...

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

May. 13, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — 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 and 2...