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  • NBA MVP Curry OK after fall as Warriors lose to Rockets

    HOUSTON (AP) — When Golden State’s Stephen Curry crashed into Trevor Ariza’s shoulder, was upended and sent flying toward the court on Monday night against Houston, it felt like forever before he landed. “That was…

  • Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115

    HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston’s embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3. Coach Kevin McHale told him the best thing to do was take that…

  • Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115

    HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Houston Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the Western Conference finals with a 128-115 victory over the Golden…

  • LeBron, Cavaliers limping their way toward NBA Finals

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain. One win from taking the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals, and one step closer to a title he covets more than any…

  • NBA Calendar

    June 4 — NBA Finals begin. June 15 — Draft early entry withdrawal deadline (5 p.m. EDT). June 25 — NBA draft. July 1 — Free agency opens. July 9 — Free agent contracts can…

  • Rockets respond to McHale’s old-school coaching approach

    HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin McHale’s stride is painful to watch. His limp is so pronounced it induces his 6-foot-10 frame into an odd bobbing motion with every deliberate step. And it tells a powerful story.…

  • Hawks cry foul over Horford’s ejection from Game 3

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Al Horford threw an elbow at Matthew Dellavedova during the game. He saved a few more shots for Cleveland’s scrappy guard afterward. Horford was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and tossed from…

  • LeBron’s triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand. He was exhausted and exhilarated — and one win from the NBA Finals. “I gave everything I have,” James…

  • Hawks fight back, lose to Cavs 114-111 in overtime

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks fought as hard as they could, and it still wasn’t enough. They will now have to do even more — and something that’s never been done — to save…

  • NBA Eastern Finals Composite Box

    (Cleveland leads series 3-0) CLEVELAND CAVALIERS FG FT Reb Avg G M-A M-A O-T A Pts James 3 36-85 23-29 10-35 30 32.7 Smith 3 19-38 4-5 2-20 5 18.0 Shumpert 3 12-29 3-6 2-18…

  • Hawks-Cavaliers, Box

    ATLANTA (111) Carroll 4-12 0-0 10, Millsap 5-11 11-11 22, Horford 7-10 0-0 14, Teague 9-23 9-9 30, Bazemore 3-9 6-8 14, Mack 5-10 0-2 13, Scott 3-9 2-2 8, Schroder 0-2 0-0 0, Muscala…

  • Hawks-Cavaliers, Box

    ATLANTA (111) Carroll 4-12 0-0 10, Millsap 5-11 11-11 22, Horford 7-10 0-0 14, Teague 9-23 9-9 30, Bazemore 3-9 6-8 14, Mack 5-10 0-2 13, Scott 3-9 2-2 8, Schroder 0-2 0-0 0, Muscala…

  • Cavs’ Kyrie Irving out for Game 3 with injured knee

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second straight Eastern Conference finals game with an injured left knee. Irving, who has been dealing with tendinitis, was ruled out of Sunday’s…

  • Golden State Warriors 1 win away from NBA Finals

    HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors aren’t worried about a letdown in Game 4 after taking a 3-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference finals. “It’s easy for…

  • NBA Calendar

    June 4 — NBA Finals begin. June 15 — Draft early entry withdrawal deadline (5 p.m. EDT). June 25 — NBA draft.