NBA Finals

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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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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Kevin Durant injures his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals
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June 11, 2019 - 10:34 am
Following the Warriors' 106-105 win in Game 5 on Monday night, Bob Myers, the club's GM/president of basketball ops, went to the podium to announce that Kevin Durant sustained an Achillies injury. The full extent of the injury won't be known until Durant undergoes an MRI on Tuesday. Myers, fighting...
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