NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green speaks at a news conference after Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
June 06, 2019 - 6:45 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto's Danny Green couldn't make a shot for about two weeks going into these NBA Finals. Seems like forever ago now. The finals are a happy stage for Green, who has been in the title-deciding series three times now and has put up big numbers in each of those trips. The...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, June 5, 2019, referee Marc Davis, left, gestures toward Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens, partially obscured in blue shirt, during the second half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif. An NBA spokesman said Thursday the conduct of Stevens at Game 3 of the NBA Finals was "beyond unacceptable." NBA Executive Vice President for Communications Mike Bass says that Stevens will not be permitted to attend games until the review of the matter is complete. The Warriors had already said he wouldn't be attending any more games in this series. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 06, 2019 - 5:31 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the incident in which Toronto guard Kyle Lowry was shoved by a courtside Warriors fan (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The NBA has banned Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens from attending games and any Warriors team activities for one year, and has fined...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks on the floor during the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 06, 2019 - 1:07 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry did all he could to lead the injury-depleted Golden State Warriors. It wasn't enough. Curry scored 47 points — a playoff career-high for the three-time champion — but the Warriors still find themselves in some postseason trouble. Missing Klay Thompson, Kevin...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, foreground, reaches for the ball in front of Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala during the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 06, 2019 - 1:03 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For every amazing shot in a career night by Stephen Curry on his home court, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green kept finding dazzling answers of their own. The Toronto Raptors decided to "let it rip," and now they have the momentum again in these back-and-forth NBA...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) dribbles against Golden State Warriors forward Alfonzo McKinnie during the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 05, 2019 - 11:43 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Wednesday's Game 3 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Toronto fended off a playoff-career-high 47 points from Stephen Curry, and beat the Golden State Warriors 123-109 on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals. Kawhi Leonard scored 30...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2012, file photo, former Golden State Warriors players, from left, Mitch Richmond, Chris Mullin and Tim Hardaway pose after a news conference before an NBA basketball game between the Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves, in Oakland, Calif. Chris Mullin and Tim Hardaway spent two seasons as teammates at Oracle Arena, back when it was called the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena. The nostalgia is flooding back this week. The Warriors move across the bay from Oakland to San Francisco next season and start playing their games at the glistening new Chase Center, a building that will open in about three months. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 05, 2019 - 6:11 pm
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Chris Mullin and Tim Hardaway spent two seasons as members of "Run TMC" at Oracle Arena, back when it was called the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena. The nostalgia is flooding back this week. The Golden State Warriors' era in Oakland is ending. Only two or three games...
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June 05, 2019 - 11:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 4 about the Nielsen ratings, The Associated Press erroneously reported the percentage that NBA Finals ratings dropped compared to last year. The correct percentages were 24 percent down in Game 1, compared to 2018, and 26 percent down for Game 2, not 28 percent for...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) acknowledges cheers from the crowd before the start of the final NBA basketball game of his career, against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. William Morrow announced Wednesday, June 5, 2019, that Wade, who retired at the end of the 2018-2019 season, has a memoir coming out called “3 Dimensional,” scheduled for release in October. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 05, 2019 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball great Dwyane Wade, who retired at the end of the 2018-2019 regular season, has a memoir coming out this fall. William Morrow announced Wednesday that the book is called "3 Dimensional" and is scheduled for Oct. 22. It will focus on the "essential principles" of Wade's...
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Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson sits on the bench during practice for the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Game 3 of the NBA Finals is Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 04, 2019 - 6:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors will take the floor once more without two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, counting on their depth and home court to carry them as they try to inch closer to a three-peat. Durant is out for Game 3 of the finals on Wednesday night, still not...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and teammate Fred VanVleet (23) celebrate a point against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 04, 2019 - 5:58 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto star Kawhi Leonard has more than a few things on his mind these days. He'll be a free agent in a few weeks and will decide where he wants to play next season. He's apparently headed to federal court to solve a disagreement with Nike. He's clearly dealing with...
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