7:53 AM EDT, Sat May 23, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle 6 hours ago

James powers Cavs to 2-0 lead over Hawks in East finals

James powers Cavs to 2-0 lead over Hawks in East finals LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference finals even without injured star Kyrie Irving, beating the Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio. “How much does it help to have LeBron on your team?” Cleveland head coach David Blatt said, repeating a question incredulously. James scored 11 points, the Hawks shot just 32 percent (7-for-22), and Cleveland led by as many as 20. The final margin, with backups on the court, was as close as the Hawks had...

Rotation strings more zeroes, Belt hits tape measure shot and Giants endure long ninth in victory over Rockies

Running game story... DENVER – The Giants are piecing together another historically stingy run of pitching. The way their rotation is executing on the mound, even at Coors Field, it might only require one wall scraper to win. Brandon Belt’s… Continue Reading → The post Rotation strings more zeroes, Belt hits tape measure shot and Giants endure long ninth in victory over Rockies appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Francisco Chronicle 6 hours ago

Rangers top Lightning, even East finals

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Rick Nash had two goals and an assist, and former Lightning captain Martin St. Louis ended a playoff scoring drought with a third-period goal for New York, which evened the best-of-seven series 2-2. Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos scored for the third straight game, briefly making it 1-1 before New York’s Chris Kreider and Keith Yandle struck in a two-minute span for a 3-1 Rangers lead. The...
San Francisco Chronicle 7 hours ago

Rockets out to show that Houston is still Clutch City

The Houston Rockets are down two games to none to the Warriors. The Rockets seem to thrive when the heat and airlessness in a series become suffocating. The Rockets rallied back from the dead against the Clippers. 17 months earlier the Oilers blew a 32-point lead in the NFL playoffs, losing to the Buffalo Bills in overtime. The catchphrase is even emblazoned on a T-shirt that is an unabashed ripoff of the classic Warriors “The City” logo. Nothing has come easily for the Warriors, who spent so much of the regular season on cruise control. The key for us going into the next game is...
San Jose Mercury News 7 hours ago

Giants in rain delay, leading Rockies 11-5 in 9th inning

Behind Brandon Belt and Ryan Vogelsong, the San Francisco Giants had a 11-5 lead in bottom of the ninth inning over the Colorado Rockies before the game was halted by a rain delay
San Francisco Chronicle 8 hours ago

Tidbits from tonight’s A’s loss at Tampa Bay

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Tropicana Field Are there any positives for the A’s at all these days? Well, only a few, but sure, Ben Zobrist comes back Monday (he’s walked, singled and driven in a run so far tonight for Triple-A Nashville) and Sean Doolittle won’t be too far behind him. And Stephen Vogt hit his career-high 10th homer tonight. His 10 homers before the end of May tie an Oakland record set by Earl Williams and Dave Duncan. Sam Fuld, meanwhile, had two outfield assists for the first time in his career, kind of hard to believe considering his excellence in the...
San Jose Mercury News 9 hours ago

For Oakland A's, another loss, another error

Ron Washington's now on board as a coach, and he sees the A's lose, struggle on offense and commit another miscue on defense.
Los Angeles Times 10 hours ago

Ex-Clipper Shaun Livingston has rebuilt knee and career with Warriors

The Golden State Warriors were in trouble the other night in Game 1 of their playoffs with the Houston Rockets.

Live scoring updates, analysis from Warriors-Rockets Game 3, Saturday at 6 p.m.

Need to find the latest Warriors score? Away from your TV and need a Dubs update? Follow the action through the eyes of our experts Saturday at 6 in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors and… Continue Reading → The post Live scoring updates, analysis from Warriors-Rockets Game 3, Saturday at 6 p.m. appeared first on Inside the Warriors.
Oakland Tribune 11 hours ago

Curry on brink of another 3-point record

Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry needs one 3-pointer to tie Reggie Miller's NBA record for a single postseason, and can do it in nine fewer games.
Oakland Tribune 11 hours ago

Kawakami: Toughness gets Warriors through playoffs

The Golden State Warriors are showing that they can take a punch on their tough road through the NBA playoffs.

Warriors: Big matchup pits Bogut vs. Howard

Big matchup pits Bogut vs. HOUSTON — If you were mesmerized following the ball on the perimeter Thursday night and tracking the back-and-forth scoring outbursts of Stephen Curry and James Harden, you missed an equally fascinating show in the paint. In a reversal of Game 1, which was dominated by small ball, Game 2 showcased two of the league’s best centers in action similar to a street fight — something that may get even more intense as the teams’ big men get healthier. If you didn’t know Bogut and Howard were ailing, you certainly couldn’t tell by their play in Game...

Giants notes: Hunter Strickland has "glowing" reports, Matt Cain to face batters, Giants match Miracle Mets, etc.

DENVER – A well-placed source informs me that the Giants are calling up right-hander Hunter Strickland to be the bonus 26th man for Saturday’s doubleheader at Coors Field. OK, so the source is Strickland. And the information is something less… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Hunter Strickland has "glowing" reports, Matt Cain to face batters, Giants match Miracle Mets, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Jose Mercury News 12 hours ago

Essential Warriors vs. Rockets Game 3 information: Game time, where's the best place to watch?

What you need to know about Game 3 of the Warriors vs. Rockets Western Conference Finals.
San Jose Mercury News 12 hours ago

Washington back with A's, helping Semien find 'rhythm'

Four hours before the first pitch, Ron Washington was once again back on the field, doing what he does best, teaching baseball.

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