NBA Finals

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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Klay Thompson, de los Warriors de Golden State, conduce el balón frente a Danny Green, de los Raptors de Toronto, en el segundo partido de la Final de la NBA, el domingo 2 de junio de 2019 (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 11:48 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State guard Klay Thompson has a mild strain in his left hamstring that forced him out of Game 2 in the NBA Finals and he is listed as questionable for Game 3 against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. In addition, backup big man Kevon Looney suffered a non-...
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Golden State Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins (0) ties up Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 11:37 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors feel good mentally, and they are certainly in better shape physically than the Golden State Warriors. The Raptors know they have outplayed Golden State for perhaps 90 of the 96 minutes of the NBA Finals, and they almost overcame the one brutal stretch where they...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) stretches to keep the ball from Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) as he drives to the net during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 9:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Toronto star Kawhi Leonard filed a federal lawsuit against Nike on Monday, saying the footwear and apparel giant is blocking him from using a logo that he believes he owns. The suit was filed on a travel day for the NBA Finals; Leonard and the Raptors flew to Oakland,...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) looks on as Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins (0) stumbles with the ball during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 12:29 pm
TORONTO (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins says he's good with any workload the Golden State Warriors task him with for the remainder of the NBA Finals. Start, don't start. Play a few minutes, play big minutes. "Whatever's needed," Cousins said. It's looking like plenty will be needed. The Warriors are banged...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) stretches to keep the ball from Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) as he drives to the net during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 12:22 am
TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors relied on a champion's heart to overcome their weary bodies. Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with a hamstring injury, Stephen Curry had 23 and the Warriors ran off the first 18 points of the second half on the way to a 109-104 victory over the...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) loses the ball under pressure from Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) and teammate Andre Iguodala (9) during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 11:39 pm
TORONTO (AP) — It all came apart in about six minutes for the Toronto Raptors. They went scoreless over their first 12 possessions of the second half, a stretch during which what had been a double-digit lead late in the second quarter became a double-digit deficit to the Golden State Warriors. With...
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