Basketball

Jun 13, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) lifts up the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after defeating Golden State Warriors for the NBA Championship in game six of the 2019 NBA Finals
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Zack Duarte
June 14, 2019 - 2:03 pm
The landscape of the NBA looks vastly different than it did two weeks ago.
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Tobin, Leroy & Beast
June 11, 2019 - 12:35 pm
LISTEN TO HOUR 1 Game 5 last night. Tobin makes bet with Leroy and Beast that Wei-Yin Chen will never start for the Marlins again. KD Achilles Fallout. Tobin not putting his whale outfit this offseason. Crying Bob Myers. LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Classless Canadian fans. Was David Ortiz part of a hit?...
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USA TODAY Sports
June 10, 2019 - 4:40 pm
Kevin Durant is a game-time decision for Game 5, head coach Steve Kerr said after shootaround on Monday morning. But the superstar is very much expected to take part in the must-win tilt, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole. Poole reports Durant will be "full go"...
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Jun 7, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) reacts after a play during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors in game four of the 2019 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena.
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Tobin, Leroy & Beast
June 10, 2019 - 2:25 pm
The Game 5 spread shifted from Golden State -4.5 to -5 on Friday.
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Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors is defended by Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors during Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
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June 07, 2019 - 1:27 pm
Golden State Warriors wing Klay Thompson (hamstring) was ruled out just over two hours before Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, and the line movement reflected heavy interest on the Raptors as a result. The Warriors were seen as high as a six-point favorite on Monday, but the spread...
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June 07, 2019 - 10:14 am
The NBA and the Golden State Warriors have banned Mark Stevens, a part-owner of the team, for one year and fined him $500,000 in the wake of the NBA Finals Game 3 incident in which the billionaire investor shoved Kyle Lowry after the Toronto Raptors guard crashed into the courtside seats. Here's...
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Andre Iguodala celebrates a basket late in the Golden State Warriors' win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
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June 05, 2019 - 11:38 am
The Golden State Warriors held off the Toronto Raptors in the waning seconds of Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night thanks to Andre Iguodala’s game-clinching 3-pointer. The 15-year veteran finished with eight points, eight rebounds and six assists. Igoudala also provided sound on-ball defense...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard stretches to keep the ball from Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut as he drives to the net during Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
The Canadian Press via AP
June 05, 2019 - 11:37 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard filed a federal lawsuit against Nike on Monday, saying the footwear and apparel giant is blocking him from using a logo that he believes he owns. The suit was filed on a travel day for the NBA Finals; Leonard and the Raptors flew to Oakland,...
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Anthony Davis sits glumly on the New Orleans Pelicans bench in street clothes.
USA Today Sports
June 05, 2019 - 11:37 am
The Anthony Davis sweepstakes are back on. The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Tuesday that New Orleans Pelicans vice president of basketball operations David Griffin has started fielding calls from teams interested in trading for the All-Star power forward. That's potentially good news for the...
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Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors warms up before Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
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June 05, 2019 - 11:30 am
The Golden State Warriors will be without Kevin Durant in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, and they could be without Klay Thompson, too . If the Warriors are indeed without both superstars, can they beat the Toronto Raptors? "Oh, man, that's a lot," NBA champion Antonio Daniels said on "...
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