Heat plan to use same starting lineup in Game 6 against Celtics

BOSTON Elimination games sometimes force teams to make big changes to salvage their seasons, but Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra doesn’t think that’s necessary. Despite the starting lineup struggles in the previous two games, Spoelstra plans to stick with the same group to start Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night at … Read more

Mavericks, in a memorable season, answer many questions; now it’s ‘time to go’

Theo Pinson led the final postgame press conference of the season, sitting on the dais in the Chase Center visiting press area and asking questions. The fourth-year veteran, whose contagious positivity prompted Jason Kidd to describe him earlier this season as the team’s “MVP,” immediately made it clear that the Mavericks’ 120-110 loss late in … Read more

The warriors advance to the NBA Finals without the Splash Brother superpowers of the past, which makes it even more impressive.

In November 2018, in the midst of what would become a four-game losing streak and a week after the infamous Draymond Green-Kevin Durant blowout on the bench, Steve Kerr told reporters that his Golden State Warriors were finally testing “the real NBA”. “We’ve had such a lovely existence the last four seasons,” Kerr expanded. “This … Read more

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The Warriors’ return to the NBA Finals is a remarkable feat of regeneration | golden state warriors

WWith their 120-110 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, the Golden State Warriors clinched the Western Conference championship and made their sixth NBA Finals appearance in the past eight years. History will remember this season as a continuation of the Golden State dynasty, especially if they claim their fourth NBA title in less … Read more

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Klay Thompson is still the NBA’s top second star | Bleacher Report

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images During the two seasons Klay Thompson missed with a torn ACL and ruptured Achilles tendon, the Golden State Warriors went 3-8 when Stephen Curry played and failed to get more than 20 points. On Thursday night, in Golden State’s Game 5 against the Dallas Mavericks, Curry was 5-of-17 for 15 points. Thanks … Read more

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