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In N.B.A. Draft Lottery, Teams Expect Nos. 1 and 2 to Be a Win-Win

Duke’s Brandon Ingram and L.S.U.’s Ben Simmons are considered to be franchise-shaping players, coveted for different reasons.

Cleveland's Passion Rubbing Off on Cavs Guard J.R. Smith

Like one of his 3-pointers, Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has fallen for Cleveland.

Thunder’s Comeback Puts Warriors in Unfamiliar Territory

Losing Game 1 at home in a seven-game series is not ideal, but also not the end of the world for Golden State.

Dominant Westbrook Steals Curry's Thunder

Russell Westbrook's refusal to bow down to league darling Stephen Curry helped Oklahoma City to stand tall and send a strong opening message in their Western Conference finals clash.

Plenty of Star Power Remains at Point Guard in NBA Playoffs

LeBron James is fond of saying that today's NBA is driven by point guards.

Stotts Agrees Contract Extension With Trail Blazers: Reports

Coach Terry Stotts has agreed with the Portland Trail Blazers on a contract extension, according to multiple reports on Monday.

Thunder Steal Game 1 From Warriors

Oklahoma center Steven Adams converted an errant pass by team mate Russell Westbrook into two critical free throws with 1:01 left on Monday to short-circuit a Golden State rally and help the Thunder to a 108-102 Game 1 victory in the Western Conference finals.

Thunder 108, Warriors 102 | Oklahoma City leads series, 1-0: Oklahoma City Thunder Surprise Golden State Warriors in Game 1 Win

Russell Westbrook leads a second-half flurry, scoring 24 of his 27 points after halftime, and Oklahoma City is unexpectedly ahead in the Western Conference finals.

Durant, Westbrook Power Thunder Past Warriors 108-102

Kevin Durant scored 26 points, including a key 17-foot jumper with 30.7 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 108-102 on their home floor in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Monday night.

Blazers Coach Terry Stotts Agrees to 3-Year Extension

Terry Stotts, who coached the Portland Trail Blazers to the second round of the playoffs, has agreed to a three-year contract extension, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.

Rookie Nets Coach Kenny Atkinson Was Shaped by a Globe-Trotting Career

Before Atkinson was an assistant with the Knicks, the Rockets and the Hawks, he played for nearly 20 international basketball franchises.

After Lots of Losing, 76ers Hope to Win Big in NBA Lottery

The Philadelphia 76ers lost plenty the previous two seasons, though never managed to lose the most.

Capsule Preview of the Cavaliers-Raptors East Finals

A look at the Eastern Conference finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors (with regular-season and playoff records):

Timberwolves' Towns Is Unanimous Rookie of the Year Pick

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns is the unanimous winner of the NBA Rookie of the Year award.

Liberty 79, Wings 71: Liberty Win Their Home Opener, Sending a Message

The team, which is aiming to win the title this season, beat the Dallas Stars.

Billy Donovan, in First Season With Thunder, Has No Trouble Adapting

Donovan, used to do-or-die N.C.A.A. tournament games, took advantage of a longer N.B.A. playoff series, with his adjustments helping produce a win over the Spurs.

Wait Over for LeBron, Cavaliers as Raptors Advance in East

LeBron James watched the final seconds turns to zeroes in Toronto, walked onto the practice floor and got real serious.

Raptors Beat Heat in Game 7, Earn Showdown With Cavaliers

Kyle Lowry scored 35 points and added nine assists and seven rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 116-89 on Sunday in the seventh game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Lowry Scores 35, DeRozan Has 28, Raptors Beat Heat 116-89

Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, DeMar DeRozan had 28 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 116-89 on Sunday in Game 7 to reach the conference finals for the first time in franchise history.

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