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Kevin Durant’s Nets move changes everything except the Knicks’ incompetence

Within hours of NBA free-agency starting, the NBA’s landscape changed. So it’s reassuring that the Knicks still have no idea how to run a basketball teamKevin Durant is taking his talents to Brooklyn. His time as a star on the most dominant NBA team of…

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Kevin Durant to join Nets in shock move with Kyrie Irving reported to follow

Former NBA MVP joins Brooklyn after titles with WarriorsESPN report Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan to followDurant like to miss entire 2019-20 season with torn achillesThe Brooklyn Nets appear to have turned themselves from outsiders to NBA contenders…

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Nick Nurse: the NBA champion coach who learned his trade in … Britain?

Before he coached the Raptors to an improbable NBA title, Nurse honed his craft in the British Basketball LeagueAs Nick Nurse went through some final preparations on Thursday night, a message came through on his phone from an old friend.“I get in touch…

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How did the Golden State Warriors become the team no one likes?

The Warriors still want to be the newcomers, the radicals shaking up the sport. But they’re the establishment nowAfter Detroit’s Chauncey Billups-inspired demolition of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2004 finals, perhaps the NBA’s greatest post-season u…

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‘Drake curse’: Canadian star vindicated after Raptors’ NBA championship win

Prior to the victory over the Golden State Warriors, many had fallen victim to the music star’s reputation for bringing bad luckHis repeated interactions with athletes before critical games – and their subsequent losses – have earned Drake the unfortun…

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In the era of player power, the Raptors’ NBA dynasty may be over before it begins

Toronto brought in Kawhi Leonard to win a title quickly, and he could be gone by the end of the summer. Other teams will be willing to take similar risksIt took titanic performances from Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam, and Kawhi Leonard doing Kawhi Leona…

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Raptors send Toronto into raptures as they beat Warriors to take first NBA title

Raptors win 114-110 over Warriors in dramatic Game 6Thompson (30 points) sidelined by injury in third quarterLowry and Siakam lead way for Toronto with 26 apieceKawhi Leonard named NBA finals Most Valuable PlayerAs it happened: Raptors beat Warriors to…

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Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors: NBA finals Game 6 – live!

Email Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFeltDurant undergoes surgery for ruptured achilles tendon 1.06am BST PreambleSomehow, we’ve reached Game 6 of one of the oddest and most impossible to predict NBA Finals I can remember in a long while. It…

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Kevin Durant’s injury is proof: Athletes need their own doctors | Etan Thomas

Throughout my NBA career, I watched too many teammates pay dearly for playing through pain at the urging of doctors who put the interests of the team before the welfare of the athleteOn Monday night, NBA fans around the world tuned in to what should ha…

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Kevin Durant’s injury is proof: Athletes need their own doctors | Etan Thomas

Throughout my NBA career, I watched too many teammates pay dearly for playing through pain at the urging of doctors who put the interests of the team before the welfare of the athleteOn Monday night, NBA fans around the world tuned in to what should ha…

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The Raptors froze against the Warriors, but the title stays theirs to lose

A head-scratching timeout by Toronto coach Nick Nurse may have swung the outcome of Game 5, but the Raptors remain favorites to win the NBA title with Kevin Durant gone for goodIt took a shooting barrage for Golden State to overcome the Raptors, 106-10…

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The Raptors froze against the Warriors, but the title stays theirs to lose

A head-scratching timeout by Toronto coach Nick Nurse may have swung the outcome of Game 5, but the Raptors remain favorites to win the NBA title with Kevin Durant gone for goodIt took a shooting barrage for Golden State to overcome the Raptors, 106-10…

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Warriors believe Kevin Durant suffered achilles tear during Game 5

Durant’s season clearly over after suffering injury in Game 5Two-time NBA finals MVP had just returned from calf injuryWarriors prevailed 106-105, cutting Toronto’s series lead to 3-2Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right achilles, a ma…

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NBA finals: Warriors beat Raptors in Game 5 thriller to keep series alive

As it happened: Golden State Warriors 106-105 Toronto RaptorsRaptors blow late lead as Warriors secure vital winToronto lead best-of-seven series 3-2 as teams head to OaklandKevin Durant returns but limps out of game in first-halfThe Toronto Raptors bl…

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Golden State Warriors v Toronto Raptors: NBA finals Game 5 – live!

Toronto lead best-of-seven series 3-1 heading into fifth gameEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFeltSteve Kerr confirms Kevin Durant will return for Game 5 1.26am BST Email from Damian Burns: Alright Hunter, on the tarmac at Montreal Airpo…

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Golden State Warriors v Toronto Raptors: NBA finals Game 5 – live!

Toronto lead best-of-seven series 3-1 heading into fifth gameEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFeltSteve Kerr confirms Kevin Durant will return for Game 5 1.26am BST Email from Damian Burns: Alright Hunter, on the tarmac at Montreal Airpo…

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Kevin Durant plans to make NBA finals return for Warriors, according to report

Two-time NBA finals MVP has missed entire series so farESPN reports Durant plans to play in Game 5 on Monday nightGolden State are 3-1 down to Toronto in best-of-seven series Kevin Durant practiced on Monday morning but the Golden State Warriors will w…

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Raptors handle Warriors in Game 4 to move within victory of first NBA title

Kawhi (36 points, 12 rebounds) leads Raptors in Game 4 winToronto take 3-1 series lead as series returns to CanadaToronto Raptors 105-92 Golden State Warriors – as it happenedThe Toronto Raptors accomplished the improbable, beating the two-time defendi…

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NBA finals Game 4: Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors – live!

Raptors look to take commanding 3-1 series lead in OaklandTweet Hunter at @HunterFelt or email him 1.16am BST In one respect, the Toronto Raptors have only done what they absolutely had to do to have a realistic shot of winning the NBA Finals. In a str…

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‘The heart is here’: why the Warriors’ success is more bitter than sweet

Although the team’s move to San Francisco is only across the Bay, longtime Warriors fans based in Oakland are feeling left behindAs fans streamed into the Oracle Arena in Oakland for the third game of the NBA Finals, the excitement for the Golden State…