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  • Cavs’ Irving misses shootaround, questionable for Game 2

    ATLANTA (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee. Irving was listed as questionable…

  • Isiah Thomas doesn’t reject idea of eventual return to NBA

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Isiah Thomas said he hasn’t spoken with New York Knicks President Phil Jackson since joining the Liberty as a consultant in February. Thomas didn’t reject the notion that someday he could…

  • Hawks Coach: Carroll’s status vs. Cavs a game-time decision

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll took part in shootaround Friday morning but is still questionable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Coach Mike Budenholzer said Carroll’s…

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    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Washington -280 Philadelphia +240 at Pittsburgh -160 New York +150 at Atlanta -130 Milwaukee +120 at Colorado -105 San Francisco -105 Chicago -140 at Arizona +130 at Los Angeles -180…

  • NBA Calendar

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

  • In this generation, 3-pointers are paramount in the playoffs

    Those notable names of the past, the ones still insisting that NBA playoff offenses must pound the ball inside, have been awfully quiet this week. Perhaps they’ve finally come to accept that the days of…

  • Harden loses ball at end of Rockets’ 99-98 loss to Warriors

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Rockets couldn’t have scripted it any better. James Harden had the ball in his hands in transition with the chance to win the game and tie the Western Conference…

  • Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips — and then he didn’t. Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp. Stephen Curry scored 33 points…

  • Rockets-Warriors, Box

    HOUSTON (98) Ariza 3-8 0-0 7, Smith 5-17 0-0 10, Howard 8-11 3-7 19, Terry 3-7 0-0 9, Harden 13-21 9-10 38, Capela 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 6-12 0-0 12, Prigioni 0-2 0-0 0, Brewer…

  • Rockets-Warriors, Box

    HOUSTON (98) Ariza 3-8 0-0 7, Smith 5-17 0-0 10, Howard 8-11 3-7 19, Terry 3-7 0-0 9, Harden 13-21 9-10 38, Capela 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 6-12 0-0 12, Prigioni 0-2 0-0 0, Brewer…

  • Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 33 points to turn back another spectacular performance by James Harden, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night to take a…

  • Howard in starting lineup for Rockets in Game 2 vs Warriors

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dwight Howard was in the starting lineup for the Houston Rockets against the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. The center had been questionable to play…

  • Gentry interviews with Pelicans, still focused on Warriors

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged Thursday that top assistant Alvin Gentry interviewed for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans’ job. Kerr’s comments came before the Warriors hosted the Houston Rockets…

  • Celtics owner Pagliuca takes over Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid

    BOSTON (AP) — The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, making Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the…

  • Hawks’ Carroll avoids serious injury, listed as questionable

    ATLANTA (AP) — An MRI on DeMarre Carroll’s left knee showed no structural damage, and he hopes to play for Atlanta in Friday night’s Game 2 against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals, Carroll’s agent…