Stephen Curry of Golden State Warriors admits team talks about three-peat

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry admits that talk of a potential three-peat is something he and his teammates have discussed as they get set to open the 2018-19 season. “We talk about the three-peat just because it’s in front of us,” Curry said. “I don’t think that’s something that’s repeated every […]

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Draymond Green says Golden State Warriors ‘at our best when we feel threatened’

OAKLAND, Calif. — After the Golden State Warriors suffered a 22-point blowout loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, Draymond Green said he expects his team to have an edge heading into Game 3 on Sunday. “I think we’re at our best when we feel threatened,” Green said following […]

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LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers says he ‘loses sleep’ after playoff losses

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Only 6 percent of teams to trail 0-2 in an NBA playoff series have come back to win. LeBron James’ teams have performed markedly better, under those circumstances, winning 33 percent of the time (2-for-4) after being in a 0-2 hole. The Boston Celtics acknowledge the powerhouse that is LeBron James, and […]

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Jayson Tatum gratefully accepts advice from Kobe Bryant on how to improve

CLEVELAND — Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum said he’s already watched Kobe Bryant’s “Detail” video critiquing his game about “25 times” and is eager to take his advice to the court. In his latest video for ESPN+, Bryant highlighted areas of Tatum’s postseason play that could be improved. The 20-year-old Tatum, the No. 3 pick […]

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Zach Lowe on Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets

One thing I’m watching for on each end as the most anticipated series of the playoffs resumes: Stephen Curry’s defense We know the Rockets are hunting Stephen Curry. That is not novel, and not something to do just because Curry is recovering from another ill-timed knee injury. The Cavaliers mastered this. It is a way […]

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Sports world reacts to deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul turned his attention Friday to offering condolences to the victims of a mass shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, that left 10 dead, saying the attack overshadows his typical focus on the NBA playoffs. “First and foremost, aside from the playoffs going on, which is minor compared to what is […]

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Trae Young believes unequivocally he is the best in the 2018 draft

CHICAGO — Trae Young believes he’s not just the best scorer in the NBA draft this year, he’s the best player. Asked Friday whether he felt he was the best scorer in this year’s class of potential picks, the Oklahoma guard felt he needed to add a little more to the description. Saying he is […]

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Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough ‘certainly open’ to dealing No. 1 pick

Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough says he is open to relinquishing his prized place in the NBA draft’s catbird seat — for the right return. McDonough, in an interview on ESPN2’s NBA Draft Combine special on Friday, said the Suns haven’t ruled out the option of dealing away the No. 1 pick in June’s […]

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Stephen Curry of Golden State Warriors isn’t worried about offensive struggles

OAKLAND, Calif. — Although Stephen Curry is shooting 2-for-13 from beyond the arc in the Western Conference finals, he says he’s not “losing any sleep” over his offensive struggles. “I’ve gone 0-for-11 before shooting 3s and 1-for-8, whatever the case is,” Curry said after practice Friday. “I always shoot that next shot with the optimism […]

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