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Warriors Eliminate Rockets, End 40-Year NBA Finals Drought

After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again.

Klay Thompson Takes Knee to the Head From Trevor Ariza (VIDEO)

The second half of the Warrior’s Game 5 closeout win was not kind to Klay Thompson. He picked up his fourth and fifth fouls in the first three minutes of The post Klay Thompson Takes Knee to the Head From Trevor Ariza (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Rockets vs. Warriors: Game 5 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 NBA Playoffs

Dwight Howard brought his A-game. James Harden, not so much. In the end, it didn't really matter what the Houston Rockets stars were doing. Stephen Curry had no interest in going back to Houston. Curry scored 25 points and Klay Thompson...Show More Summary

Klay Thompson Leaves for Locker Room After Trevor Ariza Knees Him in Head

During the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday, Golden State Warriors fans had to hold their collective breath once more. Following a pump fake, Trevor Ariza's knee connected with the back of Klay Thompson's head, sending the Warriors 2-guard back to the locker room. Show More Summary

Howard Could Face Suspension if Rockets Force Game 6

Dwight Howard could miss Houston's next playoff game after picking up his seventh technical foul of the playoffs.

Hawks' Korver has surgery; guard Mack is next

Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver is facing a recovery period of three months after having surgery to repair ligament damage in his right ankle.

James Harden Flies Through Lane to Throw Down 1-Handed Dunk over Andrew Bogut

Fear the beard, Andrew Bogut—James Harden isn't afraid of you. The MVP runner-up showed off his elite playmaking abilities when he flew through the lane to throw down a one-handed dunk over Bogut in the second quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Best Potential Trade Destinations for Ty Lawson During 2015 NBA Offseason

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to fire up the trade machine. According to BasketballInsiders.com's Steve Kyler, Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson —and the recently extended Kenneth Faried — has grown displeased with the organization...Show More Summary

Ranking the Atlanta Hawks' Biggest Needs for 2015 NBA Offseason

The Atlanta Hawks now shift their attention to improving themselves in the 2015 offseason after a disappointing end to a historic campaign Tuesday. The Hawks' Eastern Conference Finals sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers was shocking to say the least, but it shouldn't cause management to panic and make drastic changes to the roster. Show More Summary

Stephen Curry Throws Deep Outlet to Harrison Barnes, Who Finishes in Transition

During the first quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday, Stephen Curry again demonstrated just how great he makes those around him. The NBA's Most Valuable Player tossed a beautiful outlet pass to Harrison Barnes, who slammed it in to cut the Houston Rockets' lead to one midway through the quarter. Show More Summary

TNT viewers increase 7 percent from '14 conference finals

Cleveland's four-game sweep of Atlanta in the Eastern Conference finals averaged 6.8 million viewers on TNT, a 7 percent increase from last season's coverage.

Ranking LeBron James' Best Supporting Casts During His 6 NBA Finals Appearances

LeBron James has done it again. He's now set to play in the NBA Finals for the fifth season in a row, something only eight players had done prior to this 2014-15 campaign. And even more impressively, it's the sixth Finals adventure of...Show More Summary

5 NBA Teams That Will Be Prime Free-Agent Destinations During the 2015 Offseason

Singling out the most attractive free-agent destinations involves more than picking NBA team names out of a feather-clad fedora. A lot goes into spotting the hottest locales. Suitors must have ample cap space, for starters. The more they're projected to have, the better. Incumbent talent is equally important. Show More Summary

Should the Boston Celtics Trade Up to Draft Willie Cauley-Stein?

It may come as a shock to many, but thanks to a surprising 40-win season that resulted in a playoff berth, the Boston Celtics do not have a lottery pick in the 2015 draft. Instead, the Celtics will select 16th. However, that does not rule out the possibility of fireworks. According to A. Show More Summary

Basketball Without Borders camps reach new destinations

The NBA says its Basketball Without Borders camps will go to Gran Canaria, Spain, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for the first time.

Curry 'Ready to Go' for Game 5 After Frightening Fall

Golden State star Stephen Curry said he has no lingering effects from his frightening fall and is ready to play Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night.

J.R. Smith's Career Takes Unexpected, Welcome Turn with 2015 NBA Finals Trip

You'll forgive J.R. Smith for savoring his podium moment after the Cleveland Cavaliers punched their ticket to the NBA Finals on Tuesday. He wasn't supposed to be here, and maybe photo documentation helps him cope with the surreality of the past few months. Show More Summary

Magic may hire Scott Skiles as coach

Magic may hire Scott Skiles as coach Here’s the Orlando Sentinel reporting on the Magic, who are in need of a new head coach: If Skiles has maintained that kind of magnetic pull with longtime fans, well, great. Mostly, they should just hope his legendary toughness, intensity and basketball I.Q. as a gritty, sawed-off point guard can be passed [...]

'Inside the NBA' Crew Had Lots of Fun on the Set During the 2014-15 NBA Season

It's safe to say Ernie Johnson and the Inside the NBA crew are already the champions of the 2014-15 NBA season. The Emmy Award-winning show released the above highlights of this season's best moments—or better put, this season's best in-studio shenanigans. Show More Summary

Griner: Fellow WNBA Players Want Her to Appeal Suspension

Brittney Griner has been hearing from players around the WNBA who would like her to change her mind and appeal her seven-game suspension for a domestic violence incident involving her partner Glory Johnson, also a player in the leag...

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