NBA Finals

Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan on NBA scoring list at Target Center
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January 26, 2020 - 8:32 pm
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were killed Sunday when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity transcended...
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Kobe Bryant facing Timberwolves
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January 26, 2020 - 7:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with both his sublime skills and his unquenchable competitive fire. He also earned Los Angeles’ eternal adoration during his two decades as the fierce soul of the city’s beloved Lakers. Less than four years into...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, right, dunks against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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December 29, 2019 - 12:02 pm
He left Cleveland for Miami, finally became a champion, went back to his beloved northeast Ohio, delivered on another title promise, then left for the Los Angeles Lakers and the next challenge. He played in eight straight finals. No NBA player won more games or more MVP awards over the last 10...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 5, 2014 file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives against Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) in the first quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake up of top point guards and a move that reunites Westbrook with James Harden, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
July 11, 2019 - 10:35 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul in a swapping of top point guards. The...
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June 14, 2019 - 12:17 am
The Raptors are NBA champions for the first time, and Kawhi Leonard is now among NBA legends. Toronto defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Raptors won the series 4-2. The Warriors failed to capture a third straight championship. THAT...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard holds the NBA Finals MVP trophy after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 12:16 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard's first season with the Toronto Raptors started with his now-infamous laugh. It ended with him getting the last laugh. The best player on the league's newly crowned best team is an NBA Finals MVP for the second time. Toronto finally sits atop the basketball...
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June 13, 2019 - 11:33 pm
The Warriors were down three with 2:22 left in the third quarter, their season on the line in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Klay Thompson drove to the basket and was fouled, hitting the floor in a scary fall. It forced him to leave the floor — and valiently came back to make two free throws. Was this...
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June 13, 2019 - 2:43 pm
The Warriors and Raptors are both coming off an emotional Game 5. Golden State lost Kevin Durant to a devastating ruptured Achilles, and the Raptors just missed clinching their first NBA championship in a 106-105 loss. Game 6 on Thursday night should be just as intense as the Warriors continue to...
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Raptors Warriors NBA Finals
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June 11, 2019 - 5:38 pm
With 3:05 left in Game 5, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse called a timeout with Toronto possessing a six-point cushion. The Warriors live moneyline was +890 (betting $100 to win a $990 net profit) at the time, and keep in mind, they opened the seriesat -330 to win the NBA title.
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