Special Report: Mavericks’ ‘Pants DJ’ retained job despite porn use in office, co-workers say

His co-workers called him “Pants DJ.” He would sit at his desk in the Dallas Mavericks ticket sales office, stare at pornographic images on his cellphone or computer and rub himself below his belt line.He’d often call co-workers over to show them pictu…

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Klay Thompson saves Warriors' season with familiar Game 6 heroics

Klay Thompson poured in 35 points and nine 3s in a performance similar to a season-saving game two years ago in the Western Conference finals.

      

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Klay goes off and gets loud in Game 6 win

Klay Thompson got loud. "I just wanted to play with as much passion as I could tonight," the normally stoic Thompson said. In a Game 6 the Warriors had to win to keep their season alive, Thompson poured in 35 points, 21 in the decisive second…

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James Harden says ‘there’s no pressure’ on Rockets, calls Game 7 at home ‘an opportunity’

Houston Rockets star James Harden took a big-picture view in the wake of a blowout Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night that evened the Western Conference finals. Harden harkened back to a team-bonding trip the Rockets took to the Bahamas over the summer, saying he would have readily accepted at the time an opportunity to play a Game 7 at home with a chance to advance to the NBA Finals. “We’ll take that,” Harden said after Houston’s 115-86 loss to the Warriors at Oracle Arena.

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Backs against wall down 17, Warriors crank up defense, rain threes, force Game 7

What is it going to take to get Golden State to truly focus and play up to their potential? Apparently, the answer is going down 17 to the Houston Rockets in a playoff elimination game. Houston entered Oracle Saturday night playing smart and with energ…

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Draymond Green, Charles Barkley make amends after high-profile war of words

Draymond Green joined the TNT set and hashed things out with Charles Barkley after the analyst said he wanted to punch the Warriors star in the face.

      

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Nick Young credits his defensive improvement to Dennis Rodman visiting him in a dream

Warriors guard Nick Young saw a drastic improvement in play from earlier in the series, and credits a dream involving Dennis Rodman for the change.

      

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Warriors stave off elimination with Game 6 win over Rockets

By the time the first quarter came to a merciful end Saturday night at Oracle Arena, a light chorus of boos was emanating from the sellout crowd. It was Golden State fans’ way of voicing their disapproval over the fact that, in an elimination game, th…

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Houston Rockets show heart, then let big chance slip away in Game 6

The heart was there for three quarters.

Seven Rockets fought to cover up for a missing Chris Paul.

James Harden dropped in 32 points on a night when The Beard had to reclaim his role as The Man.

It st…

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Thompson hot hand carries Warriors into Game 7 with Rockets

Klay Thompson flashed back to a night he left the arena still in uniform, furious about his forgettable performance against Denver. The Warriors’ season lives on largely thanks to Thompson’s shooting touch. Golden State is one win from a fourth straight NBA Finals, headed back to Houston for Monday night’s Game 7.

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Warriors’ defense staggers, then thrives in Game 6 win

One way to gauge how the Warriors are playing on defense is to watch assistant coach Ron Adams sitting on the bench. He’s an easy-to-read barometer: either a portrait of exasperation or beaming like a proud parent.

Adams, one of the N…

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Warriors force Game 7 as Finals berth slips through Rockets’ grasp

The Houston Rockets looked like they were on their way to the NBA Finals Saturday evening, taking an early 17-point lead over the reigning champion Golden State Warriors on their home court. After trailing by 10 at the half, the Warriors throttled the Rockets in the final 24 minutes, outscoring the Houston 64-25 after the intermission. Fueled by the hot shooting of Klay Thompson, Golden State opened the third quarter with that eight point burst, before Mike D’Antoni called a timeout.

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The Warriors had plenty of postgame fun after crushing the Rockets

Steph Curry overcame a slow shooting start to eventually burst out with 29 points and a game-best 32-minus rating. KD says “I can’t wait till Tuesday.” Steph says, “Monday. Klay Thompson led the Warriors in scoring with 35 points while shooting 9-of-14 from 3-point range.

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In every way possible, Warriors-Rockets has been the emotional roller coaster we needed

The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets are finished with the drunken-sailors-on-leave portion of the Western Conference Finals, and now return to Houston for the gamiest Game 7 in recent NBA playoff history. In Houston, the games have at least m…

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Klay Thompson has 35, Warriors force Game 7 in West finals

”I have no clue why our team is like this,” Steve Kerr said. Klay Thompson knocked down nine 3-pointers on the way to 35 points, the Warriors held Harden down in the second half, and Golden State rallied from an early 17-point deficit to stave off elimination with a 115-86 victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night to force a deciding Game 7 in the Western Conference finals. Stephen Curry added 29 points and five 3s on a night Harden dazzled for long stretches with 32 points, nine assists and seven rebounds while backcourt mate Chris Paul sat out sidelined by a strained right hamstring.

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A Boston win Sunday will send Al Horford to his first Finals – and exorcise his Cleveland demons

In the spring of 2015, Al Horford believed he had a shot at his first NBA finals. Horford’s Atlanta Hawks finished the season with 60 wins, powered past Brooklyn and Washington, and entered the Eastern Conference finals with home-court advantage. There…

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Could Tayshaun Prince emerge in new Detroit Pistons front office?

Tayshaun Prince could be among the bright, young minds the Detroit Pistons want in their restructured front office.

       

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Warriors crush Rockets to force game seven in West

The Golden State Warriors showed their championship mettle Saturday, roaring back to rout the Houston Rockets 115-86 to force a decisive game seven in the NBA Western Conference finals. Klay Thompson scored 35 points, Stephen Curry scored 29 and Kevin Durant added 23 as the Warriors rallied from a 17-point first-quarter deficit to knot the best-of-seven series at 3-3 — and keep their bid to reach a fourth straight championship series alive. “I don’t want to go home,” said Thompson, who made nine three-pointers.

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Must-see moments from Warriors' huge Game 6 win over Rockets

The Golden State Warriors were down, but thanks to Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, they were the furthest thing from out.

      

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Warriors' Splash Brothers light up Rockets to force Game 7 in Houston

The Warriors clawed back from a 17-point deficit to force a Game 7 on Monday night.

       

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