5:39 AM EDT, Tue May 26, 2015
Houston Chronicle 7 hours ago

Stephen Curry takes hard fall on Toyota Center court

Stephen Curry hit the deck hard in the second quarter of Game 4. Trevor Ariza caught a pass under the basket and Curry went up for a block. Problem is, Ariza was only pump faking and when he actually did go up for the shot, Curry was on his back. He laid on the court […]
Rusty Simmons / San Francisco Chronicle 5 hours ago

Warriors’ bid for sweep denied by Rockets

The Rockets trimmed their Western Conference finals’ deficit to 3-1 with a 128-115 victory on the 40th anniversary of the Warriors’ last championship win, but the score seemed insignificant when Stephen Curry lied face down for several minutes on the Toyota Center baseline. Curry’s father, Dell,...
Houston Chronicle 4 hours ago

Stephen Curry’s fall sends chills throughout Toyota Center

Steph Curry went skyward. His left arm shot upward, his right found Trevor Ariza’s body. Then the Rockets forward ducked and the NBA’s MVP kept flying. Curry’s slight 6-foot-3, 195-pound tumbled through empty space and contorted. Then it cracked. Only the Toyota Center hardwood stopped the Warriors...
San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

Warriors lose game, but don’t lose Stephen Curry

In the second quarter, Stephen Curry flipped over the back of Houston player Trevor Ariza and slammed to the floor. Was the Warriors’ best player seriously injured? The man who has led the team to the brink of the NBA Finals, the little spark who has ignited fan interest, was he at risk? Monday...
Rusty Simmons / San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

Warriors’ Thompson finds his shooting touch

Warriors’ Thompson finds his shooting touch HOUSTON — Klay Thompson kept saying it was only a matter of time before his shots started to fall again. With Warriors guard Stephen Curry in the bowels of the Toyota Center on Monday night, being tested for a possible concussion, Thompson found his stroke. Thompson...
Akron Beacon Journal 6 hours ago
LeBron James physically battered, not beaten in quest for NBA title

LeBron James physically battered, not beaten in quest for NBA title

INDEPENDENCE: He knew this would be the biggest challenge of his career and it has been, but maybe for not the reasons LeBron James was intending. The Cavaliers enter Tuesday one victory away from an Eastern Conference championship and NBA Finals appearance regardless of the path taken.James knew he would be guiding a relatively young and inexperienced roster; what he wasn’t expecting were all the injuries. First to himself, then to his two All-Star running mates in Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. He lost Love almost immediately at the start of these playoffs and now he’s about to close out...
Columbus Dispatch 6 hours ago

Cavaliers' LeBron James blocks pain in pursuit of sweep

LeBron James moved slowly one day after his brilliant performance in Game 3 lifted Cleveland to a 114-111 win over the Atlanta Hawks in overtime, moving the Cavs within a victory of their first Finals appearance since 2007.
Chronicle-Telegram 3 hours ago

LeBron put up NBA’s best postseason performance in Game 3

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James ventured into Wilt Chamberlain territory Sunday night in the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks. James had 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists in the Cavs’ 114-111 overtime win in Game 3, numbers that had never been posted in a playoff game. The last...
Plain Dealer 10 hours ago

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and the conundrum of playing through pain in the playoffs

The Cavaliers are walking a fine line when they praise each other for playing injured while Kyrie Irving sits with knee tendinitis.
Chris Manning / Fear The Sword 10 hours ago

LeBron James says Tristan Thompson should 'probably be a Cavalier his entire career'

If LeBron James has anything to say about it, Tristan Thompson will be in Cleveland for the long haul. If LeBron James has his way, Tristan Thompson will be a Cleveland Cavalier for a long time. Speaking with the media today, LeBron had spoke on Thompson's impending restricted free agency and said...
Kyrie Irving questionable for Game 4

Kyrie Irving questionable for Game 4

It looks as if it'll be another game time decision for Kyrie Irving in Game 4. Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is listed as questionable for tomorrow's Game 4 vs. the Atlanta Hawks. Cavs coach David Blatt told the media in attendance at today's practice that Irving will be game time decision tomorrow and need to have consecutive good days in order to be cleared to play. Blatt says Kyrie remains a gametime decision for Game 4. Said the medical staff wants Irving to have repeated good days before clearing him — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 25, 2015 Kyrie Irving getting in...
News-Herald 11 hours ago

Cleveland Cavaliers notes: Kyrie Irving questionable for Game 4 vs. Hawks

Guard Kyrie Irving remains questionable for Game 4 with tendinitis in his left knee.The Cavs want to see Irving have repeated good days before they consider putting him back on the court. It might make sense to rest him in Game 4, then he could rest until the NBA Finals on June 4."We need Kyrie on the...
San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago
NBA West finals Game 4 by the numbers

NBA West finals Game 4 by the numbers

Points for Houston guard James Harden, a career high in the postseason. Points for the Rockets in the first quarter, equaling the record (done twice before) for most in the opening quarter of an NBA playoff game. Consecutive shots made by the Rockets during a 6:37 stretch of the first quarter. The Warriors’ deficit after the first quarter, the franchise’s largest after the opening quarter of a postseason game in the shot clock era. NBA-record combined three-pointers in a playoff game — the Warriors’ 20 are the most ever, the Rockets’ 17 the second most. Consecutive wins by the...
Oakland Tribune 4 hours ago

Speights getting closer to returning to Warriors

Golden State's Game 4 loss to the Houston Rockets was the seventh straight game Marreese Speights missed because of a leg injury
Houston Chronicle 8 hours ago

James Harden may be struggling due to a Bay Area hex

The Rockets and James Harden may have got the bad-luck bug due to theft. Lil B — the Bay Area rapper, producer, artist and trend setter — may be to blame. The rapper claims Harden’s “stirring the pot” celebration is actually his and the reason the Rockets are on the brink of elimination is because […]
Houston Chronicle 4 hours ago

James Harden takes Game 3 frustration out on Warriors in Game 4

James Harden was unhappy after the Game 3 loss to the Warriors on Saturday night. Instead of taking it out on his coaches or his teammates, his family or his friends, Harden took his frustration out on the Warriors. After a poor shooting performance on Saturday, Harden exploded for a playoff career high 45 points, […]
Bullets Forever 14 hours ago
Paul Pierce may opt out of his Wizards contract to play for the Clippers in 2015-16

Paul Pierce may opt out of his Wizards contract to play for the Clippers in 2015-16

The Truth made a big impact in D.C. during the 2014-15 season, but it's not like the Wizards desperately need him in order to make another Eastern Conference semifinals appearance in 2015-16. One of the biggest questions surrounding the Wizards' offseason surrounds on what Paul Pierce will do this offseason. After their Game 6 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the playoffs, it seemed as if he would retire, based on what he said in postgame interviews. However, now that he has had a little time to reflect on things, The Truth may play next season after all. But it appears that...
CelticsBlog 9 hours ago

NBA free agent rumor: Sources say the Clippers could be an option for Paul Pierce

A lot was made of Celtics guard Avery Bradley’s comments concerning Paul Pierce last Monday. In an interview with 98.5 the Sports Hub, Boston’s longest tenured member said: I would love that (a Pierce return). To me, Paul is always going to be a Boston Celtic. The things that he’s been able...

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Should the Trail Blazers re-sign Wesley Matthews? You be the GM

Do you want Iron Man back with the Blazers? Can he return to the player he was before suffering the Achilles injury? Cast your vote and post your comments on why Wesley Matthews should stay or go.
San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

Buoyant Warriors fans hang onto their optimism after Game 4

San Francisco’s a baseball and football town, but for three hours Monday night, basketball was the only game that mattered. In pubs and coffeehouses, sports bars and sit-down restaurants, just about every public television in the city — and across the rest of the Bay Area — was tuned in to the Warriors’ attempt to clinch a spot in the NBA finals for the first time in 40 years. The Warriors failed to grab their fourth win in the Western Conference finals Monday. “Hitting his head and spine, and his arm folded under him — that wasn’t good,” said Bryan Lawrence, 34, who...
Chronicle-Telegram 4 hours ago

Cavs notes: Dellavedova is inside Hawks’ heads

INDEPENDENCE — Matthew Dellavedova has the Atlanta Hawks thinking. What they’re thinking isn’t warm and fuzzy. Atlanta players stopped short of calling the Cavaliers point guard a dirty player, but several — Al Horford, DeMarre Carroll, Kent Bazemore — expressed displeasure with his aggressive nature. The Cavs, up 3-0 in the Eastern Conference finals heading Read More...The post Cavs notes: Dellavedova is inside Hawks’ heads appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for...
Oakland Tribune 4 hours ago

Thompson: Stephen Curry's fall shows quickly fortunes can change

When Stephen Curry took a scary fall in the second quarter, it was easy to see how fragile the Golden State Warriors' NBA title hopes could be.
Oakland Tribune 4 hours ago

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry able to return after hard fall

Curry returns in the middle of the third quarter after it was determined he had suffered no more than a contusion to his head.
Oakland Tribune 4 hours ago

Kawakami: Warriors' dream season almost crashed to a halt

After seeing NBA MVP Stephen Curry crash to the floor, the Golden State Warriors could see their dream of an NBA championship fading away
San Francisco Chronicle 5 hours ago

Assistant coach Luke Walton is Warriors’ know-it-all on Cavs

Assistant coach Luke Walton is Warriors’ know-it-all on Cavs Head coach Steve Kerr said he’s spent very little time looking at the Eastern Conference finals, where Cleveland holds a 3-0 lead over Atlanta. He was the advance scout of the Cavaliers during the regular season and would be the coach leading the film session if the Warriors do, indeed, face the Cavaliers. “In the regular season, the advance scout watches the last five games of the team we’re playing, to get a glimpse of how that team is playing at a particular moment,” Walton said. Before each series, the Warriors...

NBA decides to stick with June 4 start for Finals

HOUSTON — After considering the possibility of moving up the start of the NBA Finals to June 2, the league has decided to stick with its original schedule — playing Thursdays, Sundays and Tuesdays beginning June 4. The Warriors and Cavaliers both took 3-0 series leads, which raised the possibility of sweeps in both conference finals for the first time since the NBA moved to a best-of-seven format. Ultimately, the NBA decided that TV, hotel and travel commitments made the move to June 2 impractical. Marreese Speights (right calf) is running stairs and is expected to get on the court...
Toronto Sun 6 hours ago
Raptors' season-ending survey - Have your say

Raptors' season-ending survey - Have your say

Masai Ujiri has had some time to think about Toronto’s disappointing four-game sweep at the hands of the Washington Wizards and Raptors fans have as well.

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