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Seattle Storm Take a Progressive Tack With Planned Parenthood

The W.N.B.A. franchise, one of the few professional teams owned by women, will donate part of the proceeds from a July home game against the Chicago Sky to a chapter of the organization.

W.N.B.A. Players Union Leader Takes a Thoughtful Approach

Players say Nneka Ogwumike, who ran uncontested, takes notes first, and takes action later.

The N.B.A. Finals’ Big Moment Finds Andre Iguodala, an Unselfish Warrior

Iguodala, a former All-Star, came off the bench to score 20 points as Golden State claimed the championship in Game 5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Will Warriors Visit the White House? First, They Have to Be Invited

On Tuesday, the N.B.A. champions said no decision had been made, despite unattributed reports to the contrary on Twitter.

After Loss, LeBron James Faces the Future: Warriors Are ‘Built to Last’

After Cleveland’s loss to Golden State in Game 5 of the N.B.A. finals, James acknowledged that the Warriors “don’t show any signs of slowing down.”

Warriors 129, Cavaliers 120: Warriors Win N.B.A. Title, and Avenge Themselves Against the Cavaliers

Golden State defeated Cleveland, four games to one, dominating the team that rallied to stun them in last year’s finals. Kevin Durant was named the most valuable player of the series.

N.B.A. Finals Game 5: Cavs vs. Warriors Top Story Lines

The Cavaliers looked strong in Game 4, but need three straight victories over the Warriors to repeat as N.B.A. champs. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

Sebastian Telfair, Former N.B.A. Guard, Is Arrested on Gun Charges

The police said Mr. Telfair, 32, had a bulletproof vest and several handguns during a traffic stop in Brooklyn.

On Pro Basketball: J.R. Smith Is a Dangerous Man on a Team With Nothing to Lose

One loss from losing in the N.B.A. finals, the Cavaliers cannot compete without contributions from role players like Smith, who has shone in wins over the Warriors.

On Pro Basketball: Way Below N.B.A. Powerhouses, It’s Still High Picks and Distant Hopes

The Warriors and the Cavs, both seasoned teams, are the latest lesson to others: There is little chance to move up via the draft anytime soon.

Keeping Score: In Cavs’ Game 4 Victory, the Early Minutes Mattered Most

Cleveland scored 49 points in the first quarter, throwing a haymaker from which Golden State could never quite recover.

Sports of The Times: Cavaliers Offer a Glimpse of an Alternative Universe

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving led Cleveland to an utterly dominating victory in Game 4 of the N.B.A. finals, but it may not be enough to breathe life into their title hopes.

Cavaliers 137, Warriors 116 | Golden State Leads Series, 3-1: Cavaliers Explode, Refusing to Go Quietly Against the Warriors

Cleveland, the defending N.B.A. champion, put up 49 points in the first quarter and ended Golden State’s undefeated playoff run.

N.B.A. Finals Game 4: Cavs vs. Warriors Top Story Lines

After stunning the Cavs at the end of Game 3, the Warriors are one win away from hoisting the trophy. Stay here for live scores, updates and analysis.

Oracle Arena vs. Quicken Loans: Like Night and Day (or Warriors and Cavs)

Oracle Arena in Oakland and Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland reflect the character and ethos of two very different cities and teams, and their passionate fans.

Draymond Green, Heart of the Warriors, Has a Quieter Beat

The forward has not seemed as visible as he was in last year’s N.B.A. finals, but that is because he has learned to refine his leadership.

Golden State Warriors Are Closing In on History

If the Warriors win on Friday, they would complete back-to-back memorable seasons. Their playoff run would stand as probably the greatest in any sport.

On Pro Basketball: Kevin Durant Outplays, Outlasts and Outmaneuvers LeBron James

Durant’s much-debated and derided move to the Warriors from Oklahoma City dramatically rewrote the sport’s competitive equation.

The Warriors’ Stunning Finish, Shot by Shot

With two and a half minutes left in Game 3 of the N.B.A. finals, Cleveland led by 6 points and was poised to get back in the series. Then it all went wrong.

Warriors 118, Cavaliers 113 | Golden State leads series, 3-0: Warriors Are Almost Perfect for Postseason. Cavs Almost Were for a Night.

Kevin Durant’s go-ahead 3-pointer gave Golden State the victory over the Cavaliers. If the Warriors win Friday, they will finish the playoffs with a 16-0 record.

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