Golden State survives Toronto’s late-game surge to stay alive in NBA Finals

AP 06/11/2019

Toronto—Stephen Curry scored 31 points, Klay Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving surge that gave the Golden State Warriors a 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night (Tuesday morning, Philippine time) in Game…

Durant returns for Game 5, then leaves again after getting hurt in 2nd quarter

AP 06/11/2019

  Toronto—Kevin Durant’s comeback game for the Golden State Warriors did not last long. Durant left Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors early in the second quarter, limping off after presumably aggravating the…

NBA Finals Game 5: Raptors can win it all; Durant may return 

AP 06/11/2019

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors can win their first championship and end Golden State’s quest for three in a row with one more victory. The Raptors can do it Monday night (Tuesday morning, Philippine time) in Game…

Analysis: Warriors’ hopes hinge on Durant coming back

AP 06/08/2019

OAKLAND, California — When Game 4 was over, while Toronto fans were waving Canadian flags in celebration inside an otherwise-stunned Oracle Arena, a glum-faced Kevin Durant was outside the Golden State locker room to greet equally glum…

In big trouble: Warriors trail Raptors, 3-1

AP 06/08/2019

OAKLAND, California  — Golden State coach Steve Kerr is fond of saying that the Warriors have seen everything in their five-year run as the best team in the NBA. They are now looking at something they haven’t…

Warriors’ investor banned for 1 year, fined $500,000 for shoving Toronto’s Kyle Lowry

AP 06/07/2019

OAKLAND, California — Toronto guard Kyle Lowry wanted the Golden State Warriors’ executive who shoved him during an NBA Finals game ousted from the league. The NBA decided a one-year ban and $500,000 fine is enough for…

NBA FINALS: Warriors’ Klay Thompson set to return in Game 4

AP 06/07/2019

Finals Recap: (Toronto leads, 2-1) Game 1: *Toronto 118 Golden State 109 Game 2: *Golden State 109 Toronto 104 Game 3: *Toronto 123 Golden State 109 OAKLAND, California  — Everyone knows about Klay Thompson’s ability to get…

Curry’s heroics not enough to save Warriors in Game 3

AP 06/06/2019

OAKLAND, California — Stephen Curry did all he could to lead the injury-depleted Golden State Warriors. It wasn’t enough. Curry scored 47 points — a playoff career-high for the three-time champion — but the Warriors still find…

Toronto Raptors win Game 3 of NBA Finals

AP 06/06/2019

OAKLAND, California  — Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and Kyle Lowry kept finding answers for every big shot by Stephen Curry and the beat-up Warriors, and the Toronto Raptors grabbed a pivotal road win in the NBA Finals…

Kevin Durant out for Game 3 of NBA Finals

AP 06/05/2019

OAKLAND, California — The Golden State Warriors will take the floor once more without two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, counting on their depth and home court to carry them as they try to inch closer…

Thompson questionable for Game 3; Looney out indefinitely

AP 06/04/2019

OAKLAND, California — Golden State guard Klay Thompson has a mild strain in his left hamstring that forced him out of Game 2 in the NBA Finals and he is listed as questionable for Game 3 against…

What went wrong for the Raptors in Game 2?

AP 06/03/2019

TORONTO — It all came apart in about six minutes for the Toronto Raptors. They went scoreless over their first 12 possessions of the second half, a stretch during which what had been a double-digit lead late…

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