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  • Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball’s biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24…

  • Warriors G Klay Thompson suffers concussion

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State guard Klay Thompson has a concussion after getting kneed in the side of the head by Houston’s Trevor Ariza. Thompson was injured after he faked a shot and Ariza…

  • Harden loses handle on ball in Rockets’ season-ending loss

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After carrying Houston to the Western Conference finals, James Harden couldn’t even hold onto the ball when the Rockets needed him most. Harden set a playoff record with 13 turnovers and…

  • NBA Western Finals Composite Box

    (Golden State wins series 4-1) HOUSTON ROCKETS FG FT Reb Avg G M-A M-A O-T A Pts Harden 5 42-90 46-53 7-39 32 28.4 Smith 5 27-69 10-24 3-26 17 14.8 Howard 5 28-51 16-39…

  • Rockets-Warriors, Box

    HOUSTON (90) Ariza 5-9 4-4 15, Smith 3-14 3-6 11, Howard 5-13 8-13 18, Terry 6-13 2-2 16, Harden 2-11 10-13 14, Jones 0-3 0-0 0, Prigioni 0-1 0-0 0, Brewer 5-10 6-6 16, Capela…

  • Rockets-Warriors, Box

    HOUSTON (90) Ariza 5-9 4-4 15, Smith 3-14 3-6 11, Howard 5-13 8-13 18, Terry 6-13 2-2 16, Harden 2-11 10-13 14, Jones 0-3 0-0 0, Prigioni 0-1 0-0 0, Brewer 5-10 6-6 16, Capela…

  • AP Source: Pelicans interview Jeff Van Gundy

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have interviewed Jeff Van Gundy for the club’s vacant head coaching job, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press…

  • Howard could face suspension if Rockets force Game 6

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dwight Howard could miss Houston’s next playoff game after picking up his seventh technical foul of the playoffs. Howard and Golden State’s Andrew Bogut were called for a double technical in…

  • Curry ‘ready to go’ for Game 5 after frightening fall

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State star Stephen Curry said he had no lingering effects from his frightening fall before Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night. Curry took part in the Warriors’…

  • Hawks’ Korver has surgery to repair ankle ligament damage

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver is facing a recovery period of three months after having surgery to repair ligament damage in his right ankle. The Hawks say Wednesday’s surgery was performed in…

  • Hawks point to bright future even after playoff rout by Cavs

    ATLANTA (AP) — The season didn’t end like they wanted. Not even close. But, after shaking off the sting from a humiliating playoff defeat, the Atlanta Hawks feel like they’re closer than ever to winning…

  • With 4 picks in draft, Celtics have to cast wide net

    WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Celtics are working out potential draft picks this week at the team’s training facility. The team has four picks in next month’s draft. They have two in the first…

  • Glantz-Culver Line Update

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Cincinnati -155 Colorado +145 at Pittsburgh -220 Miami +200 at New York -170 Philadelphia +160 at Milwaukee -125 San Francisco +115 Washington -110 at Chicago +100 at St. Louis -165…

  • Better than ever, LeBron leads Cavaliers into NBA Finals

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Escorted by family members and friends, LeBron James walked out of Quicken Loans Arena cradling his sleepy youngest son with his left arm while clutching an expensive bottle of champagne in his…

  • LeBron, Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knew what he left behind when he bolted to Miami five years ago. He broke hearts at home, where generations of Cleveland fans only know championships through stories told by…