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Thompson hot hand carries Warriors into Game 7 with Rockets

May. 27, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson flashed back to a night he left the arena still in uniform, furious about his forgettable performance against Denver. It used to be he struggled to shake off a bad night, or even a bad start to a game. Now, he just keeps shooting. Whenever he feels like it, from...

Klay Thompson has 35, Warriors force Game 7 in West finals

May. 27, 2018 12:49 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An awful start followed by three quarters of utter dominance, spot-on shot-making and beautiful defense — even against one of the game's greatest and hardest to stop in James Harden. That's the way it's been for these up-and-down, uber-talented Warriors, who leave even their...

Paul receiving regular treatment to return for Rockets

May. 26, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rockets star Chris Paul is receiving treatment "around the clock" on his injured right hamstring and coach Mike D'Antoni hopes it will only be a matter of days before he is healthy enough to play again. The timeline remained unclear whether Paul might be fine to play a possible Game...

LeBron, back in Boston, for another Cavs farewell

May. 26, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James and the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers won't get any sympathy from the Celtics when they return to Boston for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. Already laboring to reach his eighth straight NBA Finals with a supporting crew made mostly of cast-offs and throw-ins, James lost...

NBA group volunteers with grieving kids over Memorial Day

May. 26, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rodney McGruder went home for Memorial Day weekend, for reasons that didn't include barbecues and beach time. He paid tribute to people he never met. The Miami Heat guard was part of an NBA contingent that volunteered to spend time in the Washington area with about 500 children who are part of...

Cavs' Kevin Love to miss Game 7 vs. Celtics with concussion

May. 26, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love won't be able to help LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 7 against the Celtics. Love was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol and the All-Star forward will miss Sunday's series finale of the Eastern Conference finals, a personal blow and yet another challenge for...

Hurricanes' Huell to skip draft and return for junior season

May. 26, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes forward Dewan Huell has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to school for his junior season. Huell said Saturday he made the decision after receiving feedback from NBA teams and discussing his options with his family and coaches. He declared for the draft...

Boston bound: LeBron pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics

May. 26, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James chose Boston as the place he'll play next. Game 7 is on. And any talk about James' future is on hold. Delivering another performance for the ages, James scored 46 points and preserved his reign atop the Eastern Conference for at least one more game as the Cleveland Cavaliers...

Cavs All-Star Love sustains head injury in Game 6

May. 25, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love will miss the remainder of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals after banging heads with Boston's Jayson Tatum. Love and Tatum inadvertently collided midway through the quarter and both dropped to the floor. Love, who missed a March 28 game at...

GM says 'overwhelming likelihood' Suns will keep No. 1 pick

May. 25, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said the "overwhelming likelihood" is that the team will keep its No. 1 overall pick and not trade it away. McDonough made the comment Friday after the first of what will be many pre-draft workouts of players on the Suns' practice court. The...