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Warriors complete sweep of Spurs to advance to NBA Finals

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors closed out the Western Conference Final against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 victory Monday night, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0.

Raptors’ GM Weltman leaving to join Orlando Magic: report

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors are losing general manager Jeff Weltman to the Orlando Magic.

Thunder’s Enes Kanter says he received death threats for criticizing Turkish government

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Oklahoma City centre Enes Kanter said Monday he routinely received death threats for criticizing the government of his native Turkey, and he may seek an expedited process toward becoming a U.S. citizen.

Celtics complete comeback to stun Cavs at buzzer

Sunday, May 21st, 2017
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Avery Bradley's 3-pointer dropped in with less than a second left and the Boston Celtics, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star Isaiah Thomas, stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 on Sunday night.

Warriors dump Spurs to move within 1 win of NBA Finals

Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs 120-108 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas ruled out of playoffs with hip injury

Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury. The team made the announcement on Saturday, a day after Thomas left Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland in the second half.

Thunder’s Enes Kanter returning to U.S. after being detained at a Romanian airport

Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport. Romanian Border Police spokesman Fabian Badila confirmed to The Associated Press that the player left Romania for the United States via London.

Cavaliers improve on perfection with Game 2 rout of Celtics

Friday, May 19th, 2017
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LeBron James scored 30 points, Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their 13th straight playoff victory.

Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA’s MVP

Friday, May 19th, 2017
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Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard are the finalists for the NBA's MVP award.

Kobe Bryant assists on high schooler’s longshot

Friday, May 19th, 2017
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William Pate told retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant on Twitter that if Bryant gave him a retweet, the students wouldn't have to take a final exam. Bryant came through on Thursday, quoting Pate's request and adding a note, "Hope you have an A in this class."