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Thunder-Warriors Preview (Yahoo Sports)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 28: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors gestures during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder in game six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 28, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

After a record 73 wins and a memorable Game 6 comeback on the road, the Golden State Warriors’ goal of getting back to the NBA Finals and defending their title comes down to Game 7 at home against the powerful Oklahoma City Thunder. All along, the Warriors have said the numerous team milestones and personal accomplishments they set during this special season won’t matter a bit unless they repeat as champions. ”I’ve learned that our players are tough, they’re mentally tough,” Coach of the Year Steve Kerr said Sunday, when his team took a day off from film and practice.


Posted on 30 May 2016 @ 1:39 am

Agent: Pelicans’ Dejean-Jones in ‘wrong place’ when shot (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - MAY 28, 2016: According to reports, Bryce Dejean-Jones died after a fatal gunshot wound to his abdomen on May 28, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 21: Bryce Dejean-Jones #31 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots a free throw against the Orlando Magic during a preseason game on October 21, 2015 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bryce Dejean-Jones had a bright future in the NBA, the league commissioner said following the death of the New Orleans Pelicans guard who was shot after kicking down the door of what he mistakenly thought was his girlfriend’s apartment in Dallas. Dallas police said Sunday they would not have more information about the incident until after the holiday and did not answer The Associated Press’ question regarding whether the man who shot Dejean-Jones would face charges. ”He has had so many things that have happened to him along his path,” said K.C. Jones at his home in Inglewood, California, where Dejean-Jones grew up.


Posted on 29 May 2016 @ 9:38 pm

Grizzlies announce David Fizdale as their new coach (Yahoo Sports)

Memphis announced Sunday that Fizdale has been hired as the Grizzlies new coach and will introduce him at a news conference Tuesday. ”David’s achievements throughout his career, his reputation as a strong tactician, his leadership with player development, and his ability to communicate and build strong relationships with his players make him the clear choice to guide the Grizzlies on and off the court, as we move forward and collectively build on the consistent success we have attained over the last several years,” Wallace said in a statement.

Posted on 29 May 2016 @ 8:42 pm

Antetokounmpo brothers, Porzingis play streetball in Athens (Yahoo Sports)

NBA stars Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks battled it out in Athens in a game of streetball Sunday, watched by a crowd of 5,000. Porzingis scored 21 points but was overshadowed by team member Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Giannis’ older brother, who scored 69. The two had played for a few games together last season, when Thanasis was signed by the Knicks on a 10-day contract.

Posted on 29 May 2016 @ 6:52 pm

Free agency beckoning, DeRozan sounds happy with Raptors (Yahoo Sports)

For a guy about to hit free agency for the first time, DeMar DeRozan doesn’t sound as if he’s looking for a change of scenery. A day after the deepest playoff run in Toronto Raptors history ended in a Game 6 loss that sent LeBron James and Cleveland to the NBA Finals, DeRozan spoke glowingly about the growth he’s witnessed with the only NBA team he’s played for. DeRozan averaged a career-best 23.5 points in his seventh season with the Raptors.

Posted on 28 May 2016 @ 9:49 pm

LeBron, Cavs confident, healthy as they return to NBA Finals (Yahoo Sports)

James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night, winning the series 4-2. Kyrie Irving had 30 points and J.R. Smith added 15 for the Cavaliers, who will face the winner of the Golden State-Oklahoma City series beginning Thursday. Cleveland would open at home against the Thunder but would be on the road against the 73-win Warriors, who trail 3-2 against Oklahoma City heading into Saturday’s Game 6.

Posted on 28 May 2016 @ 8:07 am

AP Source: Rockets, D’Antoni agree on 4-year deal (Yahoo Sports)

SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 30: Mike D'Antoni head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers gets ready to take on the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena on December 30 2015 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mike D’Antoni is taking his ”Seven Seconds or Less” offense to Houston, where James Harden is waiting to give his new coach the kind of weapon that could be a perfect fit for his system. D’Antoni reached agreement with the Rockets on a four-year deal on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. In some ways, both D’Antoni and the Rockets are looking for redemption.


Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 3:34 am


ESPN – United States

Carlesimo won't pursue 76ers job, sources say

Carlesimo won't pursue 76ers job, sources say

Posted on 30 May 2016 @ 4:47 am

Hot ticket: 2 Game 7 floor seats sell for $29K each

Hot ticket: 2 Game 7 floor seats sell for $29K each

Posted on 30 May 2016 @ 2:44 am

Thunder upbeat day after loss: 'We let that go'

Thunder upbeat day after loss: 'We let that go'

Posted on 30 May 2016 @ 12:53 am

Antetokounmpos, Porzingis play in exhibition tilt

Antetokounmpos, Porzingis play in exhibition tilt

Posted on 30 May 2016 @ 12:18 am

Griz announce Heat assistant Fizdale as coach

Griz announce Heat assistant Fizdale as coach

Posted on 29 May 2016 @ 9:07 pm

Cavs pay respects to departed 'Game of Thrones' character

Cavs pay respects to departed 'Game of Thrones' character

Posted on 29 May 2016 @ 8:45 pm

NBA teams' BPI chances in the playoffs

NBA teams' BPI chances in the playoffs

Posted on 29 May 2016 @ 12:45 pm

Inside Hoops – United States

Warriors in good shape to achieve rare comeback

Mere days ago, the Warriors were down 3-1 to the Thunder and looked overmatched. They weren’t playing up to the level we’ve come to expect from them. Stephen Curry’s shot wasn’t golden. Draymond Green was erratic and not helping the squad. But then the efficient, effective Warriors that we’re used to seeing returned for Game […]

Posted on 30 May 2016 @ 1:25 am

Grizzlies hire David Fizdale as head coach

Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today named David Fizdale as the team’s new head coach.
Here is what the Grizzlies say about Fizdale:
Considered one of the rising stars in NBA coaching ranks, Fizdale comes to Memphis after spending eight seasons (2008-16) with the Miami Heat, including the last two as the assistant head coach and […]

Posted on 29 May 2016 @ 7:53 pm

Late turnovers hurt Thunder in Game 6 loss

A few days ago, the Thunder had a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference Finals series against the Warriors. But after last night it’s a tied series, with Game 7 in Oakland on Monday. Here’s the Oklahoman reporting on some key late turnovers that helped seal OKC’s fate last night:

Forget the Thunder’s disappointing 55-win record this season […]

Posted on 29 May 2016 @ 3:40 pm

Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones shot to death in Dallas

Tragedy has struck the New Orleans Pelicans and the league. Here’s the New Orleans Times-Picayune reporting:

New Orleans Pelicans player Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot to death in Dallas after he mistakenly entered the wrong apartment, his agent told CNN on Saturday (May 28).
Scott Nichols told the news network that Dejean-Jones was in Dallas to visit his girlfriend […]

Posted on 29 May 2016 @ 1:09 am

Thunder-Warriors Game 5 provides much-needed drama

With many recent playoff games coming by way of blowout rather than dramatic close victory, fans need all the thrilling games they can get. And Thunder at Warriors Game 5 Thursday night provided just that. Here’s CSN Bay Area reporting:

Finally, the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder provided a game that more completely explains why there […]

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 2:48 pm

Andre Roberson steps up big in Game 4

The Thunder beat the Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference Finals series. OKC shooting guard Andre Roberson, who generally plays as limited a role a starter on a good team can play, stepped up in dramatic fashion and was one of the best players on either squad. It […]

Posted on 25 May 2016 @ 1:45 pm

Klay Thompson erupts in 3rd quarter but Warriors still lose Game 4

There were very few bright spots for the Warriors on Tuesday, but if you forced us to pick one it was awesome third quarter play from shooting guard Klay Thompson, helped make a game out of this thing. For a stretch, at least. But the Thunder were collectively the clearly stronger squad last night. Here’s […]

Posted on 25 May 2016 @ 1:29 pm

NBA – United States

Agent: Dejean-Jones in ‘wrong place’ when shot

Bryce Dejean-Jones had a bright future in the NBA, the league commissioner said following the death of the New Orleans Pelicans guard who was shot after kicking down the door of what he mistakenly thought was his girlfriend’s apartment in Dallas.

Posted on 29 May 2016 @ 9:51 pm

Grizzlies announce David Fizdale as their new coach

The Grizzlies have hired another first-time head coach, and general manager Chris Wallace thinks David Fizdale’s resume working with the Miami Heat has him primed to continue Memphis’ recent success

Posted on 29 May 2016 @ 8:55 pm

Grizzlies name David Fizdale head coach

Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today named David Fizdale as the team’s new head coach. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Posted on 29 May 2016 @ 7:17 pm

Raptors’ Biyombo faces Game 7 suspension after flagrant

Raptors center Bismack Biyombo faces a suspension for a potential Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals after picking up a flagrant foul in the first quarter of Game 6 on Friday night.

Posted on 28 May 2016 @ 1:45 am

Top NBA Finals moments

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Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 1:48 pm

Fifty-seven early entries withdraw from NBA Draft

Fifty-seven players have notified the NBA that they wish to be removed from the list of “early entry” players eligible for selection in the 2016 NBA Draft presented by State Farm. Following the NBA’s early entry withdrawal deadline of 5 p.m. ET on June 13, 2016, a comprehensive release will be distributed listing the additional players who provided the NBA with timely notice that they wish to be removed from the list of “early entry” players eligible for selection in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 1:39 pm

The Top 25 NBA Finals moments

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Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 12:26 pm


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