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May 23

Elena Delle Donne returns for showdown against Sky

When former Sky star Elena Delle Donne arrived in Chicago earlier this week, her plans included taking in a Cubs game, eating at some of her favorite restaurants and earning a victory against her former team Wednesday.After she was drafted out of D…

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May 23

Steve Kerr reportedly still in a lot of pain, is undecided on returning for NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors on Monday became the first team in NBA history to start a postseason with 12 consecutive victories, completing their third straight four-game sweep with a 129-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference fi…

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May 23

Yes, these NBA playoffs have stunk so far. So what?

The only thing more predictable than this NBA postseason has been the reaction to its predictability. Those who bellyached last July over Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors’ funhouse are snarling and belting out “I told you s…

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May 23

Top NBA prospect Josh Jackson must go to anger management classes

Former Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson must attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year as part of a diversion agreement arising from his confrontation with a Jayh…

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May 23

Stephen Curry’s 36 points lead Warriors to sweep over Spurs

Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors closed out the Western Conference Final against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 victory Monday night, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 1…

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May 22

Cavs coach defends LeBron James after ‘weird’ loss to Celtics

LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile. Just as he did in Game 3. James did not address the media Monday, hours after one of the worst postseason games of his career, an 11-point, six-turnover, head-sc…

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May 22

LeBron James’ lesson for Michael Jordan fans

You know who needed that big Celtics comeback in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday?

A lot of insecure Michael Jordan fans, that’s who.

The Cavs had won nine straight playoff games this year — 12 in a row if you go back to last year’s NBA title. The Jordan-identified social media…

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May 22

Avery Bradley’s last-second shot gives Celtics 111-108 Game 3 win over Cavaliers

Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer danced around the rim and dropped in with less than a second left and the Boston Celtics, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star Isaiah Thomas, stunned the Cleveland Cava…

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May 21

Stefanie Dolson helps Sky pull away late, beat Dream 75-71

Stefanie Dolson tied her career high with 23 points, on 10-of 13 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked five shots and the Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 75-71 on Sunday.

Cappie Pondexter added 20 points with 11 assists — her first double-double since July 6, 2014 — and Jessica Breland had a…

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May 21

LeBron James edges Jimmy Butler, other finalists, for NBA citizenship award

The NBA and Professional Basketball Writers Association on Sunday named LeBron James winner of their annual J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship award, for which the Bulls’ Jimmy Butler was one of five finalists. The award, named after the league’s second…

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May 21

Romanian foreign minister defends detaining Thunder’s Enes Kanter

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport. Romanian Border Police spokesman Fabian Badila confirmed to The Associated Press that the player left Romania for the United Stat…

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May 21

Warriors continue undefeated postseason with 120-108 Game 3 win over Spurs

Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs 120-108 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. Golden State has a chance to complete its third straig…

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May 20

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas ruled out for remainder of playoffs with hip injury

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury, further damaging — if not outright dooming — the team’s chances in the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland.

The Celtics made the announcement Saturday, a day after Thomas left Game 2 at halftime….

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May 20

Thunder’s Enes Kanter returning to U.S. after being detained in Romanian airport

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport. Romanian Border Police spokesman Fabian Badila confirmed to The Associated Press that the player left Romania for the United Stat…

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May 20

In home opener for Sky and new coach Amber Stocks, Dream pull away for 91-83 win

Curiosity dogged Alaina Coates. The Sky rookie didn’t travel with the team to its first game of the season and wasn’t sure what to expect out of its first-year coach. So, sidelined with an injury, Coates used Friday night’s home opener to decipher …

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May 20

Sky coach Amber Stocks on 91-83 loss to Dream in home opener

Sky coach Amber Stocks reacts after the 91-83 loss to the Dream in the Sky’s home opener on Friday, May 19, 2017. (Terrin Waack/Chicago Tribune)

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May 20

Cavaliers rout Celtics 130-86 in record-breaking performance, lead series 2-0

LeBron James scored 30 points, Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their 13th str…

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May 20

Dream 91, Sky 83

Photos from the Sky-Dream game on Friday, May 19, 2017, at Allstate Arena.

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May 20

Sky rookie center Alaina Coates on her recovery from ankle injury

Sky center Alaina Coates, the No. 2 pick in the 2017 WNBA draft, says there’s no set timeline for her return from an ankle injury on Friday, May 19, 2017. (Terrin Waack/Chicago Tribune)

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May 19

Evaluating the young Bulls: Paul Zipser

The sixth and final in a week-long look at the Bulls’ younger players, who will be counted on to play important roles next year and beyond. Paul Zipser Contract status Signed through 2019-20 2016-17 season recap He averaged 5.5 points and 2.8 rebou…

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