TORONTO (AP) — Jubilant Raptors fans decked out in team gear are jamming downtown Toronto for a parade for the NBA champions. Crowds packed the route and the square outside City Hall where the march is to end in the afternoon. Fans, many skipping school and work, filled the streets and subways as early as […]

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On the eve of the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend this Sunday, it seems appropriate to recognize Bill Russell, arguably the best NBA center to ever play the game and certainly the league’s most-winningest player. Russell helped elevate the Boston Celtics with his imposing defense and feel for the game en route to becoming one of the […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — You learn a lot about people when they’re down, President Barack Obama declared Thursday, and he wasn’t talking about an election. Obama saluted the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers for rallying from behind to defeat the Golden State Warriors and end a Cleveland pro sports title drought stretching back to 1964. Obama honored the […]

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry is adding a second straight MVP award to his record-setting season. A person with knowledge of the award says Curry will be announced as the winner perhaps as soon as Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NBA has not revealed the winner. With his unmatched […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Kerr wouldn’t be eligible to coach in the All-Star Game. The NBA hasn’t determined if Luke Walton would. League spokesman Tim Frank says it’s “premature” to address whether the interim coach of the undefeated Golden State Warriors could lead the Western Conference if Kerr hasn’t returned following back surgery. The […]

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Golden State Warriors followed the script perfectly for three quarters Tuesday night. Then things got a bit more interesting. The defending NBA champions improved to 23-0, with Klay Thompson scoring a season-high 39 points and Stephen Curry adding 29 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists in a 131-123 victory over the […]

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry was held in relative check for most of Monday night. The reigning MVP and NBA’s leading scorer had 16 points through three quarters as Draymond Green and other teammates did the heavy lifting. Then came the fourth quarter. Curry scored 10 of his 26 points in the final […]

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry came off the plane, lifted the Larry O’Brien Trophy as he walked down the mobile staircase and let the gold award shine in the California sun. For the first time in 40 years, the NBA champions are back in the Bay Area. With more than 100 team employees in […]

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Fans screamed “Go Spurs Go!” in unison at the slightest glimpse of a San Antonio Spurs’ player or coach floating down the River Walk. It was reminiscent of last season when the Spurs walked off their team charter to those chants, except the tone Wednesday night was much sweeter. The victory […]