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May 27

Now Warriors’ All-Star Kevin Durant was once their second choice

Truth be told, Golden State’s former coach wasn’t sure the Warriors needed Kevin Durant.The Warriors were already small-ball sensations, capable of piling up the points with their daring drives and sizzling shooting. So rather than add another scorer, …

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May 25

Cavaliers dispatch Celtics, set up NBA Finals showdown with Warriors

BOSTON >> LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third consecutive Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals.

Kyrie Irving had 24 points and Kevin Love finished with 15 for the Cavs, who never trailed and led by as many as 39 points in one of their most dominating wins of the series.

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May 24

Miller: Warriors too good even for LeBron?

They’re 12-0, have won by an average margin of 16 points and have faced accusations of being so good that, as it relates to the health of their sport, they’re actually bad.During the past six weeks, while matched only against opponents good enough to q…

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May 22

Curry’s 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs

SAN ANTONIO >> 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 12-0.

Golden State led by as many as 22 points in cruising to its third straight NBA Finals.

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May 19

Cavaliers send Celtics to record loss

BOSTON >> 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 straight playoff victory.

Cleveland led by 14 points after one quarter, by a record 41 at the half and by 46 after three.

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May 18

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan selected to All-NBA third team

DeAndre Jordan was the lone Clippers player named to the All-NBA teams, which were announced Thursday. Jordan landed on the All-NBA third team one season after being voted the first-team center.A first-time All-Star in February, Jordan finished his nin…

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May 18

LeBron James, Cavaliers have Celtics in must-win jam

BOSTON >> LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers’ dominating win in Game?1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

He was efficient, scoring from the outside, rolling downhill and getting to the rim at will, passing to teammates and locking down Boston’s scorers when called upon.

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May 16

Clippers enter ‘last frontier’ of NBA equality by unveiling D-League team in Ontario

PLAYA VISTA >> With Monday’s unveiling of a new Development League affiliate in Ontario, Doc Rivers said the Clippers are “now playing on that level playing field that we’ve all been trying to get to.”

With the announcement that the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario will begin play next season, the Clippers became the 26th NBA team with their own affiliate, allowing the organization to build a minor league replica of its NBA franchise.

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May 12

Ontario, are you ready for Clippers (sorta) basketball?

ONTARIO >> A deal that will bring a Los Angeles Clippers development team to Ontario’s Citizens Business Bank Arena is close to being inked, an official involved with negotiations said.

An announcement could come as soon as the end of the month, arena CEO Michael Krouse, said by phone.

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May 11

San Antonio soundly eliminate Houston Rockets

HOUSTON >> San Antonio is heading to the Western Conference finals for the 13th time thanks to a player who has never been there.

The Spurs eliminated sluggish James Harden and the Houston Rockets with a 114-75 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night behind a season-high 34 points from LaMarcus Aldridge in a game they played without All-Star Kawhi Leonard.

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May 10

Clippers close to making Ontario D-League team a reality

The Clippers are on the verge of launching a Development League team based in Ontario, providing the franchise with a direct pipeline of talent from its own minor league affiliate.Expected to be called the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, as first re…

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May 10

Boston Celtics beat Washington Wizards to take 3-2 series lead

BOSTON >> Playing in the Garden has brought out the Boston Celtics’ best basketball this postseason.

Wednesday night it was home to one of the best nights of Avery Bradley’s career.

Bradley scored a playoff career-high 29 points, and the Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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May 10

Podcast: Discussing Kobe Bryant with biographer Roland Lazenby

There may be no more interesting figure in American sports than Kobe Bryant, both for his incredible play on the court and his philosophical nature away from it. We talked about the Los Angeles icon with his biographer, author Roland Lazenby. Lazenby s…

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May 03

Clippers’ Doc Rivers leaves futures of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin open-ended

PLAYA VISTA >> Doc Rivers gives the credit to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. For a franchise with a transient history and no heritage to speak of, those two players have lent the Clippers stability and credibility.

“These guys have been responsible for the birth of our franchise in a lot of ways,” the Clippers coach said Wednesday.

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May 01

Clippers sail into summer of big decisions

A few short years ago they were among the NBA’s most promising and exciting teams. By this season, the calls to disassemble the Clippers began well before they spectacularly bombed out of the postseason”We’ve been reading about our obituary for about t…

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May 01

Whicker: Mend the Clippers, don’t end them

LOS ANGELES >> The act of watching the Clippers lose playoff series is getting old. So are they.

Doc Rivers, the coach, needs to demand a younger, stronger, deeper roster from his director of basketball operations. That argument would be conducted in Rivers’ mirror and therefore would be weird.

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May 01

Clippers fall short in Game 7; Jazz advance

LOS ANGELES >> The door to the losing locker room swung open as Doc Rivers headed for a postgame news conference. The scene inside revealed the latest twist in the Clippers’ wretched reality.

Paul Pierce chuckled about plans for retirement, J.J. Redick’s eyes grew red as he fought back tears, DeAndre Jordan ignored questions about the future.

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Apr 30

Jazz flatten Clippers 104-91, win 1st-round series 4-3

Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and the Utah Jazz easily eliminated the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday with a 104-91 victory, winning the first-round playoff series 4-3.

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Apr 30

Chris Paul can’t carry Clippers again in Game 7 loss

LOS ANGELES >> The smallest man on the court had always carried the biggest load.

Chris Paul made shots when the Clippers needed them. He set up his teammates when they were open. And no sizable lead or nifty defensive coverage ever left the Jazz comfortable they could ever stop the Clippers’ feisty, intelligent and prolific point guard.

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Apr 30

Paul Pierce says goodbye in Clippers playoff loss

LOS ANGELES >> The finale lacked a storybook ending as Clippers forward Paul Pierce nursed the frustration of a 104-91 Game 7 loss to the Utah Jazz on Sunday at Staples Center. With his 19-year NBA career featuring both tears of joy and sorrow, though, the conclusion seemed fitting for Pierce’s last NBA game.

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