Durant leads Warriors to 110-102 win vs Cavs

Kevin Durant scored a playoff career-high 43 points, including a long clinching 3-pointer, Stephen Curry ended a nightmarish night with five straight to give Golden State the lead for good, and the Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals with a 110-102 victory over Cleveland. “The shot clock was running down, I was…

With a push, Durant gets Warriors over the line

HOUSTON — Kevin Durant waited for the ball to come his way and it never reached his outstretched hand. James Harden knew where Draymond Green wanted to go with the ball, jumped the pass, knocked the ball ahead and scooped it up for an emphatic, one-handed jam that put the Houston Rockets up 15 points…

The Celtics take Game 5 from LeBron and the out-of-gas Cavs

Jayson Tatum has come a loooooooong way since that follow-back request, man. The 20-year-old forward turned in the most impressive game of what’s been a tremendous first run through the NBA playoffs, scoring 24 points with seven rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks to lead the Boston Celtics to a 96-83 win over…

LeBron James hangs 44 more on the Celtics as the Cavs win Game 4

Even after the Boston Celtics held serve at home to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals last week, LeBron James didn’t seem overly concerned with how things were shaping up for his Cleveland Cavaliers. When he got back to Northeast Ohio, he showed us why. James followed up an efficient outing in…

Stephen Curry explodes in third quarter, Warriors deal Rockets their worst playoff loss ever, 126-85, to take 2-1 series lead

The most prolific shooter in NBA history made just three of his 20 three-point attempts through two-and-a-half games of the Western Conference Finals. But great shooters always find a way out of slumps, and great doesn’t even begin to describe Stephen Curry’s third quarter Sunday night. The Warriors’ superstar point guard dazzled Oracle Arena to…

It’s a series! Rockets launch back into West finals

HOUSTON — Eric Gordon tried to bait Draymond Green with his dribble, but the ball kept slipping from his hands until he was in a race against the shot clock. Green surrendered no ground and suddenly was towering over Gordon above the 3-point line, daring the reigning Sixth Man of the Year to do something.…

LeBron James ejected for first time in NBA career

LeBron James was ejected from a game for the first time in his NBA career during a 108-97 win for his Cleveland Cavaliers against the Miami Heat. James was shown the exit in the third quarter after arguing with referee Kane Fitzgerald at not being awarded a foul on a drive to the basket. “I…

No more East vs. West as NBA revamps All-Star Game format

NEW YORK — The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today a new All-Star Game format for NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles.  This will mark the NBA’s first All-Star Game without a matchup between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. Under the revamped format, two captains will draft the 2018 All-Star…