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The game had been set for Charlotte last February, but the N.B.A. moved it because of a state law restricting the rights of LGBT people.
Irving and LeBron James combined for 76 points as Cleveland moved to within one game of returning to the finals.
After 15 seasons in San Antonio, Ginobili, 39, said he would weigh retirement in the coming weeks.
Stephen Curry scored 36 points, and Kevin Durant had 29 points and 12 rebounds, as Golden State advanced to the N.B.A.’s championship series to face either Cleveland, for the third straight time, or Boston.
Kanter, a center for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was stuck at a Bucharest airport for hours because Turkey had canceled his travel documents.
Longstaff was a favorite of the Knicks’ young star Kristaps Porzingis, who is on rocky terrain with the team after he skipped his exit meeting last month.
Boston trails the Cavaliers by only two games to one, but before you make plans for a Game 7, consider the unusual events that led to Sunday’s surprising win.
Boston trailed by 21 in the third quarter and won on Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer with less than a second to go. The Celtics held LeBron James to 11 points.
If so, they were wrong. All the new pieces have fit nicely, and now Golden State is on the verge of sweeping the Spurs and roaring into the N.B.A. finals.
San Antonio lost David Lee in the first quarter when he hurt his left knee, and Coach Gregg Popovich relied heavily on a bench that could not keep up with Golden State.
Rowe, a veteran sideline reporter who was diagnosed with melanoma, said of being on the air, “I don’t think about having cancer when I’m out here.”
As the Cleveland Cavaliers blow through the N.B.A. playoffs, it’s time to admit that James has reached the same celestial level of a certain “Space Jam” star, an achievement worth celebrating.
The league is increasing training for referees after missed calls in last season’s playoffs led to widespread criticism.
Isaiah Thomas was lost to a strained right hip for the second half, but the game had already been decided. Cleveland’s halftime lead set an N.B.A. playoff record.
Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard are on the short list for the award.
West, a 14-year veteran, played for San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich last year. Now he’s in Golden State’s star-studded lineup, providing assists off the bench.
The San Antonio Spurs are listing Leonard, their injured star, as “questionable” for Game 3 on Saturday night.
With their regular-season blips behind them, both teams are tearing through the playoffs and seem headed toward a Finals rematch.
James tied a record shared by Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone, while joining James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis as a first-team choice.
Despite its depth at guard, the Stars took 5-foot-8 Kelsey Plum with its No. 1 draft pick, making for a size-disadvantaged, but promising, team.