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  • Booed no more, Warriors owner relishing NBA Finals berth

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Wearing a black NBA Finals cap and white team T-shirt, Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob waved to a cheering crowd at Oracle Arena as confetti fell all around. Lacob, booed…

  • Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

    Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season’s brightest stars, are taking basketball’s biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience…

  • 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 be signed.…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Swiss prosecutors say FIFA raids coordinated with US for maximum effect BERN, Switzerland (AP) — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world.…

  • 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…