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  • The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick: Jamal Crawford

    The three-time Sixth Man of the Year talks openly after being eliminated from the playoffs.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Summer agenda: Chicago Bulls

    With the right plan in place, Jimmy Butler and the Bulls could return to the playoffs.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Rewind: Draymond's amped-up echo of Kerr fuels Game 1 win

    OAKLAND Sensing the troops needed to unite ever more tightly in the absence of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green held court. Greens message was simple, an amped-up echo of that put forth earlier by coach Steve Kerr. Green urged his teammates to focus on defense and only defense.

    Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
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    Why a Spurs series rout could lead Kevin Durant to leave Thunder

    The free agent-to-be could be forced to leave Oklahoma City if he wants to play for a true West contender.

    Yahoo Sports
    Mon, May 2
    9:30 PM EDT
    Oklahoma City at San Antonio
    Preview Game
  • NBA-DeRozan, Raptors shoot past Pacers in Game 7

    Dwane Casey read the reviews of the Toronto Raptors' decisive Game 6 loss to the Indiana Pacers. "I think everybody wrote us off and gave us up for dead," Casey said. "I love that because I thought our guys used it as motivation." DeMar DeRozan, who had struggled in the playoffs, took matters into…

    Reuters
    Sun, May 1
    Indiana84 - 89Toronto
    Game Recap
  • Why Luke Walton took Lakers job: 'I feel part of that family'

    Luke Walton knew what his father would think, that the old man would point out the advantages of being part of a winning team and the disadvantages of being chiefly responsible for rebuilding a loser. Bill Walton has been outspoken about his son remaining with the successful Warriors, who followed…

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  • Heat off to the second round, and Deng a big reason why

    Luol Deng's role with the Miami Heat changed out of necessity in February, when the team lost Chris Bosh for the second consecutive season to a blood clot at the All-Star break. Deng was one of many heroes for the Heat in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. It could be argued that…

    The Associated Press
  • Oklahoma City still embarrassed by lopsided loss

    The Oklahoma City Thunder were still embarrassed, shocked, frustrated and angry the morning after a horrendous loss to the San Antonio Spurs in their series opener. ''All the negative ones you can think of,'' Oklahoma City center Stephen Adams said of the collective mood. Oklahoma City must play a…

    The Associated Press
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    Jefferson Responds to Barkely

    The Cavaliers' Richard Jefferson responds to Charles Barkley's comments from last week.

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  • Dose: Second Round Set

    The Heat and Raptors are set to meet in a second-round matchup, and the Dubs continue to roast teams sans Stephen Curry.

    Rotoworld
  • Report: Kings to interview Patrick Ewing for head coaching job

    The Kings are continuing their search for a new head coach after letting go of George Karl. Patrick Ewing, who's the current associate head coach for the Charlotte Hornets, will interview for the Kings' head coaching vacancy, according to a national report. The Hornets play the Heat in Game 7 of…

    CSN Bay Area
  • Capsule preview of the Cavaliers-Hawks second-round series

    Cleveland had a pair of double-digit wins at home and pulled out a two-point overtime victory at Atlanta, sweeping the regular-season series for the first time since 2004-05. LeBron James averaged 27.3 points and shot 58 percent, adding 11 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game. The Hawks shot better…

    The Associated Press
    Mon, May 2
    7:00 PM EDT
    Atlanta at Cleveland
    Preview Game
  • Sixers 2015-16 player evaluation: Ish Smith

    Smith made a splash in his return to the Wells Fargo Center as a member of the Sixers. Smith recorded a 21-point, 11-assist double-double in a 109-99 victory. Smith was one of the Sixers strongest additions of the season.

    Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
  • How Lillard used Oakland roots to make Trail Blazers a team

    OAKLAND When Damian Lillard returns to Oakland this weekend for the Western Conference semifinals, he doesnt want it to be a storyline about his homecoming. Before the playoffs started, he repeatedly answered questions about himself by interjecting his teammates, or using pronouns like we and us.

    Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
  • Warriors display greatness, dominance even without Curry

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- The excellence known as the Golden State Warriors was on full display Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals as the shooting of Klay Thompson, the play-making of Draymond Green and the collective Warriors defense rolled to a 118-106 victory over the Trail Blazers…

    Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
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    Assist of the Night: Tony Parker

    Tony Parker brings the ball up the court before whipping the dime to the cutting Danny Green for the layup.

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  • Stephen Curry resumes light shooting on injured right knee

    Stephen Curry has resumed light shooting without movement on his injured right knee with the hopes he can get into scrimmages by later next week, perhaps in time to be ready for Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors' Western Conference semifinals at Portland. Coach Steve Kerr said before Sunday's…

    The Associated Press
  • Back to the drawing board for Thunder against Spurs

    There was a possession where LaMarcus Aldridge grabbed a defense rebound, outlet-passed to Manu Ginobili, who then turned and fired a 70-foot strike to Kawhi Leonard for a dunk. Not everything came that easily for San Antonio in the opener of the Spurs' Western Conference semifinal series against…

    The Associated Press
  • No time to revel in Game 7 wins for Raptors and Heat

    The exhilaration of winning Game 7s was short-lived for Toronto and Miami. The Raptors play host to the Heat in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup in Toronto on Tuesday night, a series that starts a mere two days after both teams survived elimination games on their respective home…

    The Associated Press
  • Rivers: Clippers will not trade Paul, Griffin or Jordan

    Doc Rivers said Monday that he would not break up the Los Angeles Clippers' big three of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and D'Andre Jordan during the offseason - regardless of any trade offers that may arise. ''I like our core and I like our bench, which was really good this year,'' Rivers said three…

    The Associated Press