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Klay Thompson Breaks NBA Playoff Record with 11 3-Pointers vs. Thunder

The Golden State Warriors salvaged their historic season Saturday thanks in large part to Klay Thompson, who set an NBA playoff record with 11 trifectas, per ESPN Stats & Info.<p>Thompson went 11-of-18 from long distance to finish with 41 points. His Warriors came back to win 108-101 over the Oklahoma …

Stephen Curry

Steph Curry forces Game 7 with an insane bank shot

Though the Warriors were down against the Thunder in Game 6, they were always within reach of the lead. That's mostly due to Klay Thompson and his stellar shooting, breaking a playoff three-point record in the process.<p>And once the Warriors had the lead with only seconds left in the fourth quarter, …

Stephen Curry

Warriors keep season alive, force Game 7

The Warriors kept their record-setting season alive with a riveting 108-101 Game 6 road win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, forcing a winner-take-all Game 7 on Monday night.<p>Klay Thompson had a game-high 41 points and drained 11 three-pointers, while his fellow Splash Brother Steph Curry staved off …

Stephen Curry

For elite recruits, it's the 'little things' that matter most on college visits

Trae Young (middle) said he’s watching everything on visits. (Photo: 247 Sports)<p><b>SUWANEE, Ga.</b> – Like any other elite high school basketball player, …

LeBron James Makes Sixth Straight N.B.A. Finals With Cavaliers’ Rout

TORONTO — LeBron James scored 33 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to their second straight N.B.A. finals on Friday by beating the Toronto Raptors, 113-87, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.<p>It is the third overall finals appearance for the Cavaliers. Cleveland lost to the Golden …

Lebron James

Stephen Curry Doesn’t Have His Shot Back

Thursday night, the record-setting Golden State Warriors avoided playoff elimination, taking Game 5 of the Western Conference finals from the …

WATCH: Curry shouts message to #DubNation

ABS-CBN News<p>Posted at May 27 2016 06:46 PM<p>Watch how a hyped-up Steph Curry sealed the deal for the Golden State Warriors as they averted what could …

Luke Walton, L.A. Lakers Need to Get This Coaching Staff Right

The Los Angeles Lakers are pressing ahead during the offseason, preparing for the NBA draft and putting together a staff for newly hired head coach Luke Walton.<p>Walton himself is doing double duty—assisting Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors as they attempt to dig out of a hole in the Western …

Los Angeles

The correct road travelled got the Raptors to this point

I don’t know if tonight will be the final basketball game played at the Air Canada Centre this season or not and since no one can figure this Eastern …

Defending champion Warriors stave off elimination, beat OKC

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 31 points, raising his arms in the early moments to awaken Golden State's raucous crowd, and the defending champion Warriors staved off elimination with a 120-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference …

Golden State Warriors

Houston Rockets Hiring Mike D'Antoni Comes with Curious Questions​

Mike D'Antoni occupies a complicated space in the NBA landscape, so his agreement to become the Houston Rockets' next head coach, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, raises appropriately complicated issues.<p>After spearheading an offensive revolution with the Phoenix Suns and …

Houston Rockets

The Cavaliers' best lineup features LeBron James and 4 bench players

Cleveland has its own version of a "death lineup," and it doesn't include Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love.<p>No five-man unit was as famous in the NBA in the past two seasons as Golden State's "Death Lineup." The combination of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Draymond …

Lebron James

Teddy Bridgewater surprises 6-year-old who invited him to his birthday party

MINNEAPOLIS -- Just more than a year ago, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater surprised a Louisville fan by showing up at her doorstep to …

Kevin Love is destroying the Raptors, one bullet pass at a time

As the first quarter came to a close, Game 5 between the Cavaliers and Raptors was dominated by Cleveland's shooting percentage. While almost everything was going in for LeBron James and company, quite the opposite was going down with Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan.<p>But in the midst of stellar …

Kevin Love

‘We won’t care’: Toronto Raptors not interested in hearing from people who wrote them off

CLEVELAND — The Toronto Raptors say they weren’t paying attention when Stephen A. Smith wrote them off.<p>‘It’s about time’: Canadian athletes all-in as …

Canada

Joakim Noah Rumors: Bulls Star Reportedly Told Teammates of Desire to Move on

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah reportedly revealed to a teammate that he would be leaving the organization and signing elsewhere in free agency this summer, according to Joe Cowley of the <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i>.<p>The unnamed Bulls player told Cowley that Noah said he “has no trust in the front office …

Joakim Noah

The Death of the Golden State Warriors

Steph Curry and Co. get thumped by the Thunder yet again – is this the end of their beautiful basketball dream?<p>This is what it's like to witness the implosion of an idea: Every time you thought the Golden State Warriors might claw their way back in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, they …

Golden State Warriors

Charles Barkley sounds off: 'I’ve never seen the NBA as bad as it is’

In a year that the Golden State Warriors broke the single-season wins record, TNT analyst and basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has never seen the NBA worse off.<p>Barkley joined <i>Bickley and Marotta</i> on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Tuesday and sounded off on the current state of the NBA.<p>He’s not happy …

Charles Barkley

The brilliance of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook is blinding the Warriors

It shouldn't be as huge a surprise given their top-5 status, but KD and Russ have been the best players on the court in this series. Sometimes, it's that simple.<p>OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have grown up since coming together in Oklahoma City eight years ago, from the …

Kevin Durant

Warriors vs. Thunder 2016 final score: Oklahoma City overpowers Golden State to take 3-1 series lead

The Thunder's athleticism was once again too much for the Warriors as Oklahoma City rolled to a 118-94 win in Game 4.<p>The Oklahoma City Thunder have made mortals out of the Golden State Warriors. On Tuesday, they dismantled a team that won 73 regular season games in a 118-94 win to take a commanding …

Oklahoma City

Cavaliers Haven't Lost Control, but They've Given Raptors Reason to Believe

TORONTO — LeBron James is a man of many and varied talents. Playmaker. Scorer. Leader. Pitchman. On Saturday night, he was a jukebox.<p>One moment, he was singing a cheesy 1980s pop song. Minutes later, he was quoting a Jay Z lyric.<p>So, no, the first sign of playoff distress did not seem to be having …

Jay-Z

The Thunder’s athleticism is spooking the Warriors

The Warriors have never faced an opponent as physically intimidating as the Thunder. It's showing.<p>There's something beautiful about the way the Warriors play basketball, with tons of ball movement, unselfish play, picture-perfect jumpers and a perpetual search for the best possible look. Basketball …

Stephen Curry

The Historically Great Warriors Got Historically Crushed

In the NBA playoffs, No. 1 seeds have a special air of authority about them. Since the league expanded to a 16-team playoff format in 1984, …

Los Angeles Lakers

Cavaliers vs. Raptors 2016 results: Toronto survives Cleveland rally to take Game 4

Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan had huge games as the Raptors won 105-99 to even the series at 2-2.<p>The Toronto Raptors are for real. They survived a furious second-half comeback from the Cleveland Cavaliers and held on to win Game 4, 105-99, to even the Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2.<p>Kyle Lowry had …

Channing Frye

Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder in blowout win over Warriors

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Golden State Warriors 133-105 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.<p>Serge Ibaka added 14 points and eight …

Russell Westbrook

Snoop Dogg helps Flint, says: 'I wish I could have played for Coach Izzo'

Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg paid his respects to Flint water crisis victims Saturday by playing in a "Hoop for Water" charity game meant to raise …

Snoop Dogg

Bo Kimble watched Hank Gathers die. Now he wants Chris Bosh to retire.

Miami Heat officials are reportedly not sure that Chris Bosh, who has endured multiple blood clotting issues over the past two seasons, can ever play again. For his part, the veteran forward repeatedly indicated that he wanted to return this past season, after having been sidelined for a second …

Chris Bosh

Billy Donovan's leadership earning Thunder players' respect

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Billy Donovan has a line he likes to repeat when he's talking about his philosophy with the Oklahoma City Thunder.<p><i>How can I bring</i> …

Leadership

NBA playoff teams' BPI chances to advance

Below are the NBA playoff teams' Basketball Power Index chances of advancing in their series.<p>Numbers updated daily.<p>ESPN's NBA Basketball Power Index …

Statistics

David Blatt wants to get back into coaching

TORONTO -- Just a few kilometers from Air Canada Center at the old, historic Maple Leaf Gardens and just minutes before the Toronto Raptors played the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, former Cavs David Blatt talked at a Canada Basketball coaching …

Basketball