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Curry leads second-half blitz as Warriors move within one game of NBA finals

Golden State beat Portland 110-99 to go 3-0 up in seriesBlazers led by 13 points at half-time before comebackDraymond Green notches triple-double; Curry scores 36 pointsDraymond Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Golden State Warr…

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Curry soars as Warriors rally from 15-point deficit to Trail Blazers in Game 2

Curry pours in 37 points as Warriors take 2-0 series leadCJ McCollum misses driving jumper with 32 seconds leftThese Golden State Warriors have long been able to score in fabulous, jaw-dropping flurries. Down by eight to the Portland Trail Blazers at h…

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Warriors thrash ‘terrible’ Blazers in NBA Western Conference finals opener

Portland Trail Blazers 94-116 Golden State WarriorsSteph Curry finds shooting touch and scores 36 pointsWarriors win easily despite continued absence of Kevin DurantStephen Curry had all kinds of room for a change and capitalized, finding his shooting …

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US senator asks Canada to protect Erdo?an critic Kanter during NBA finals

Trail Blazers player is an opponent of Turkish presidentBlazers could travel to play Toronto Raptors in finalsThe NBA playoffs have been swept up in diplomatic drama, with US senator Ron Wyden expressing concern for the safety of Portland Trail Blazers…

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NBA Conference finals: Curry brothers face off as Antetokounmpo waits

It’s Golden State v Portland in the West, and Toronto v Milwaukee in the East. We look at the factors that will decide the teams for the NBA finalsAfter Sunday’s two tightly contested Game 7s, the NBA Conference finals are finally set. The well-rested …

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Trail Blazers beat Nuggets to set up NBA Western Conference final with Warriors

Portland win Game 7 on road in Denver to take seriesNuggets miss 11 free-throws and blow 17-point leadCJ McCollum scored 37 points and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to beat the Denver Nuggets 100-96 on Sunday to adva…

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Slumping Ben Simmons comes to life as Sixers force Game 7 against Raptors

Butler scores 25 in leading 76ers past Raptors to force Game 7Lillard pours in 32 to help Trail Blazers stave off eliminationJimmy Butler lived up to his Jimmy Buckets nickname.With “Jimmy! Butler!” chants ringing from the rafters, he helped Philadelph…

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NBA playoffs: Jokic leads Nuggets over Blazers as 76ers strike back against Raptors

Denver take series opener against Portland 121-113Philadelphia level series with Toronto at 1-1Nikola Jokic scored 37 points and the Denver Nuggets withstood Damian Lillard’s 39-point game in a 121-113 win over the Trail Blazers in the opener of their …

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NBA playoff power rankings: Warriors still top as Celtics rise in the East

The first round of the NBA playoffs are over and the second round is already underway. The Rockets are dangerous despite a Game 1 loss while the 76ers have problemsIt wasn’t the most exciting first round of the NBA playoffs. In fact, there were exactly…

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Lillard’s 37-foot buzzer-beater seals Blazers’ NBA playoff series over Thunder

Portland send Oklahoma City out of postseason in five games76ers and Raptors also seal playoff series on Tuesday nightDamian Lillard hit a 37-footer at the buzzer and finished with career playoff-high 50 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers elimin…

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The NBA playoffs: all 16 contenders reviewed and ranked

As the postseason tips off over the weekend, will the Warriors take a third straight title or can Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks step up?It feels incredibly strange to look at the NBA playoffs and realize that, for the first time what seems like a lifet…

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Jusuf Nurkic suffers ‘devastating’ compound fractures during Blazers’ win

Portland center hurt after leg bends awkwardly on reboundInjury comes as Trailblazers secure NBA playoff spotThey had just clinched a playoff spot, though there were no cheers or celebrations from the Portland Trail Blazers. Instead, just silence and p…

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Steve Kerr ejected as Warriors’ winning streak ends at hands of Blazers

Golden State Warriors 107-129 Portland Trail BlazersIsaiah Thomas makes long-awaited NBA return for NuggetsWith a drama-filled victory over the Warriors that included the ejection of Golden State coach Steve Kerr, the Portland Trail Blazers got a confi…

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LeBron’s Lakers to competitive balance: NBA free agency winners and losers

A look back at the wildest few days of free agency in recent history: the winners (the Warriors, again), the losers (the Cavaliers, again) and all things King JamesAfter the Golden State Warriors swept to this year’s title, the joke was that the real N…

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Series sweeps show Warriors and Cavaliers are still the teams to beat

Golden State and Cleveland didn’t always play their best basketball in the first round, but they’re favorites for a reason, and another finals match-up looks likely

The game was almost over before it ever really began. Seven minutes into game four in Portland on Monday night, the Warriors built a 30-7 lead over the Trail Blazers – and from there, Portland never stood a chance of winning. The Warriors eventually prevailed 128-103, completing a four-game sweep that ended the Trail Blazers’ season.

Related: ‘That was unbelievable’: Warriors score 45 in first quarter to sweep Blazers

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‘Coach is going through a lot’: Ailing Steve Kerr to miss Warriors’ Game 4

  • Golden State take 3-0 lead over Portland in NBA playoff series
  • Coach Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant both absent from 119-113 victory

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won’t be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers because of symptoms stemming from back surgery.

Kerr stayed behind at the team hotel for Saturday night’s Game 3 at Portland’s Moda Center. Assistant Mike Brown took over and the Warriors overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to win 119-113 and go up 3-0 in the first-round series. Golden State can sweep with a victory Monday night.

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‘Coach is going through a lot’: Ailing Steve Kerr to miss Warriors’ Game 4

  • Golden State take 3-0 lead over Portland in NBA playoff series
  • Coach Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant both absent from 119-113 victory

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won’t be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers because of symptoms stemming from back surgery.

Kerr stayed behind at the team hotel for Saturday night’s Game 3 at Portland’s Moda Center. Assistant Mike Brown took over and the Warriors overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to win 119-113 and go up 3-0 in the first-round series. Golden State can sweep with a victory Monday night.

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Durant and Curry too hot for Portland as Warriors blaze trail in NBA

Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts seemed to concede defeat before tipoff, and Golden State duly recorded the biggest victory in the NBA this season

The Golden State Warriors thrashed the Portland Trail Blazers 135-90 on Saturday night – the largest margin of victory in the NBA this season – to cement the top spot in the league.

Related: The Golden State Warriors have improved, but so has the rest of the NBA

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NBA free agency winners and losers: the Warriors’ title hopes and KD’s likeability

Kevin Durant has made the Golden State Warriors the biggest winners of free agency, who were the others?

This offseason was always going to hinge on what Kevin Durant would do when he hit free agency. Durant’s surprise decision to sign a two-year, $54.3m deal with the Golden State Warriors could end up altering the league just as much as LeBron James’s decision to join the Miami Heat back in 2010. Durant’s shocking announcement came while the league was still adjusting to the new realities brought about by a salary cap. Some have found their situations greatly improved by the events of the last few days. Others, particularly those who hail from the Oklahoma City area, not so much.

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The Hunters 2016: a look back on a thrilling NBA season

Hunter Felt reflects on the Warriors’ record-breaking regular season, a huge playoff performance from LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant’s endless farewell tour

As we mentioned last year, the Guardian prefers to wait until the end of the playoffs before handing out our NBA awards. This season ended up being a perfect example of why we wait. Prior to the NBA finals, this year was all about the Golden State Warriors’ quest to put together the greatest season in NBA history. Instead, they ended up being the heavies in the story of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ remarkable comeback.

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