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Warriors Durant, Cousins may miss Western Conference Finals

May. 13, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins won't necessarily return from injuries in time to play for the Golden State Warriors during the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers. Durant is likely to miss at least the first two games of the best-of-seven series beginning...

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...

Rockets ousted from playoffs by Warriors again

May. 11, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — 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...

Warriors move to conference finals despite missing Durant

May. 11, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — 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...

Curry, short-handed Warriors knock out Rockets in Game 6

May. 11, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After Stephen Curry bounced back from the first scoreless first half of his playoff career to score 33 points in the last two quarters and help the Golden State Warriors eliminate the Houston Rockets and advance to the Western Conference finals on Friday night, coach Steve Kerr stopped to...

Warriors star Kevin Durant out for rest of West semifinals

May. 9, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors will be without postseason scoring leader Kevin Durant as they try to close out the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals. "Well, we'll just find somebody on the bench who can give us 35 points and two blocks and 11 boards and nine assists,"...

Warriors look to eliminate Rockets on Friday without Durant

May. 9, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In the Western Conference finals last season, the Houston Rockets had home-court advantage and took a 3-2 lead over the Golden State Warriors before Houston star Chris Paul went down with a hamstring injury that kept him out for the rest of the series. As these teams prepare for Game 6 of...

The Latest: Kevin Durant to miss remainder of Houston series

May. 9, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Kevin Durant's injury (all times local): 12:57 p.m. Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of Golden State's Western Conference semifinal against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf. An MRI exam Thursday confirmed the Warriors' diagnosis of the calf injury. The...

Durant goes down, Warriors hold off Rockets in Game 5

May. 9, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have won plenty of games on the postseason stage without their biggest stars. This time, Kevin Durant went down, and Klay Thompson and company found a way when the Warriors desperately needed it. Thompson scored 27 points, including a key layup with 4.1...

Durant-Harden duel may go distance; Bucks can finish Celtics

May. 8, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant vs. James Harden. This duel may just go the distance, and the two stars know it. Everyone figured the Western Conference semifinal between Golden State and Houston had a chance to be more like the NBA Finals in terms of talent on each side, and now it's tied at 2-all....