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Curry Shrugs Off Crashing Fall to Silence Thunder

Stephen Curry shrugged off a hard fall during Golden State's Western Conference finals Game Two encounter against Oklahoma City on Wednesday and proceeded to dismantle the Thunder with another trademark scoring burst.

Warriors 118, Thunder 91 | Series tied, 1-1: Warriors Even Series With Thunder Behind Stephen Curry’s 28 Points

Curry scored 15 of his points in less than two minutes of the third quarter as Golden State sent the Western Conference finals back to Oklahoma City tied at one game each.

Warriors Even West Finals Behind Curry's Surge

Stephen Curry exploded for 15 of his 28 points over a 1:58 stretch of the third quarter, helping the Golden State Warriors pull away from the Oklahoma Thunder en route to a 118-91 victory that evened the Western Conference finals at one game apiece.

Curry Dazzles Again, Warriors Even Series With Thunder 1-1

Stephen Curry scored 15 straight points in less than 2 minutes during one dazzling third-quarter stretch, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-91 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference final at one game apiece.

Hornacek Emerges as Favorite for Knicks Job: Reports

Jeff Hornacek has emerged as the favorite to take over as the head coach of the New York Knicks, though talks were still at a formative stage, according to local media reports on Wednesday.

On Pro Basketball: Coasting to Victories, James and the Cavaliers Refuse to Let Up

Cleveland, after a nine-day hiatus, dominates in the Eastern Conference finals opener.

Knicks Appear Close to Hiring Jeff Hornacek as Coach

Hornacek, a late entry in the team’s search, was let go by the Phoenix Suns earlier this season.

On Pro Basketball: Top Pick in Draft Could Inspire False Hopes for 76ers

History has show that winning the No. 1 slot in the lottery is no guarantee of titles to come.

Point Man: Irving Shines in Cavs' Demolition of Raptors

Kyrie Irving dribbled behind his back and then behind his back again, leaving Toronto's Corey Joseph grasping at air.

Keeping Score: Steven Adams’s Value to Thunder Begins to Show in Box Score

Adams can be hard to appreciate, but his 16-point, 12-rebound effort on Monday night is what Thunder fans have come to expect.

Cavs Crush Raptors in Eastern Opener

As 3-pointers fell at historic rates through the first two rounds of the postseason, LeBron James' message never changed: The Cleveland Cavaliers are not just a team of jump-shooters.

Cavs Crush Raptors in Eastern Opener

LeBron James made his first nine shots and scored 24 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers hammered the Toronto Raptors 115-84 on Tuesday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals to extend their perfect start to this postseason.

On Pro Basketball: J. R. Smith, a Mischief Maker as a Knick, Learns to Share in Cleveland

Defensive stopper? Judicious shooter? It still depends on the day, but there is little question that Smith has become a steadying force for the Cavaliers.

Cavaliers 115, Raptors 84: Cavaliers Show No Signs of Slowing in Rout of Raptors

Kyrie Irving scored 27 points, and LeBron James added 24 for Cleveland, which has yet to lose a game four weeks into the postseason.

LeBron, Cavs Stay Perfect, Blow Out Raptors 115-84 in Game 1

LeBron James hardly missed and scored 24 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up where they left off before a long layoff by thumping the Toronto Raptors 115-84 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night.

Sixers Win Top Pick in Draft Lottery

The Philadelphia 76ers landed their first No. 1 overall draft pick in 20 years on Tuesday at the NBA’s Draft Lottery. Philadelphia have endured a dreadful three-year stretch that was a part of a rebuilding plan to restock the franchise with top picks.

Bad Call and Thunder’s Moxie Put Warriors in a Hole

Golden State lost Game 1 at home on Monday, with Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook not called for traveling late in the game. But the Warriors are far from sunk.

76ers Win NBA Draft Lottery, Lakers Stay at No. 2, Keep Pick

The Philadelphia 76ers have won the NBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick in June.

Thunder Discover Late-Game Swagger During Postseason

The team that struggled to protect a fourth-quarter lead all season long suddenly has figured out how to stage late comebacks in the postseason — against the toughest teams and in the most hostile environments, no less.

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