NBA Finals

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Brooklyn Nets' Caris LeVert (22) defends against Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York. Durant and Kyrie Irving gave the Nets two big victories in one night. In the first hours of free agency, the team added two of the best players available to a young roster that made the playoffs, giving them hope of not only contention for an NBA title, but to be the biggest basketball team in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
July 15, 2019 - 4:03 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Myers has accepted Kevin Durant's departure for the Brooklyn Nets with an appreciation for all the superstar forward accomplished with the franchise, even if the Golden State general manager would have loved to keep KD around a little longer. "I have a peace about it,"...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant dunks as San Antonio Spurs' Rudy Gay (22) watches during the the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio. Just three seasons ago, the Brooklyn Nets were the worst team in the NBA. On Sunday, June 30, 2019, they were the story of the league. They agreed to deals with superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as part of a sensational start to free agency, giving the longtime No. 2 team in New York top billing in the Big Apple. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
July 01, 2019 - 3:44 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob is showing his appreciation for Kevin Durant's contributions to three successful seasons by promising that no other player will wear jersey No. 35 as long as Lacob is team chairman. Lacob released a statement Monday thanking Durant, the...
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Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse takes questions from the media in Toronto on Sunday, June 16, 2019. The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 8:47 am
Nick Nurse has been in a parade, mingled with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and played guitar onstage with the Arkells since leading the Toronto Raptors to the NBA championship. Now the Raptors coach tells PodcastOne Sports Now co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg that he has one more item to make...
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CORRECTS BYLINE TO CHRIS PIZZELLO INSTEAD OF RICHARD SHOTWELL - NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, reacts as he accepts the most valuable player award at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 25, 2019 - 2:03 am
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals. They won big at the NBA Awards. A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors, Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year, and Jon Horst took Executive of the Year on Monday night in Santa...
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Golden State Warriors NBA basketball draft pick Jordan Poole, center, speaks with reporters on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Fellow incoming Warriors Alen Smailagic, left, and Eric Paschall, right, flank Poole. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
June 24, 2019 - 5:08 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State general manager Bob Myers plans to meet with both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson ahead of the start of free agency this weekend. "Yes," Myers answered succinctly Monday when asked about sit-downs with both free agents, each injured for the runner-up Warriors...
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June 17, 2019 - 4:40 pm
By Eli Hershkovich When the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released next season’s initial NBA title odds, the Lakers were positioned at 20-1 — tied for the eighth-lowest with the Raptors (20-1). Fast-forward over a month. Frank Vogel’s squad boasts the league’s lowest odds (3-1), thanks to Los...
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June 14, 2019 - 4:19 pm
The Warriors were down three with 2:22 left in the third quarter, their season on the line in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Klay Thompson drove to the basket and was fouled, hitting the floor in a scary fall. It forced him to leave the floor — and valiently came back to make two free throws. Was this...
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June 14, 2019 - 4:18 pm
The Raptors are NBA champions for the first time, and Kawhi Leonard is now among NBA legends. Toronto defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Raptors won the series 4-2. The Warriors failed to capture a third straight championship. THAT...
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Stephen Curry drives against the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
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June 13, 2019 - 2:41 pm
The Warriors and Raptors are both coming off an emotional Game 5. Golden State lost Kevin Durant to a devastating ruptured Achilles, and the Raptors just missed clinching their first NBA championship in a 106-105 loss. Game 6 on Thursday night should be just as intense as the Warriors continue to...
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June 12, 2019 - 3:02 pm
With 3:05 left in Game 5, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse called a timeout with Toronto possessing a six-point cushion. The Warriors live moneyline was +890 (betting $100 to win a $990 net profit) at the time, and keep in mind, they opened the seriesat -330 to win the NBA title.
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