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Steve Kerr of Golden State Warriors not ready to return to bench

OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says it’s unlikely he returns to roaming the sideline in time for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, he didn’t completely rule it out. “As of right now, I will not coach Thursday night,” Kerr said after practice on Monday. […]

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ESPN Forecast predicting who will win NBA Finals MVP

The 2017 NBA Finals between the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the 2015 champion Golden State Warriors will be the most star-studded Finals ever. So which star will shine brightest on the biggest stage this June and win Finals MVP — LeBron? KD? Steph? Here are the predictions from our ESPN Forecast panel of experts, […]

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LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers to lean on past experience in latest NBA Finals ‘challenge’ vs. Golden State Warriors

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — No team in NBA history — not Michael Jordan’s Bulls, not Bill Russell’s Celtics, not Jerry West’s Lakers — has won more regular-season games over a three-year span than the 207 games the Warriors have won since the start of the 2014-15 regular season. The Warriors have a star-studded roster led by […]

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Stephen Curry made pull-up 3 the most important shot in the modern NBA

During Game 3 of their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Golden State Warriors faced their first test en route to what they didn’t yet know would be an undefeated run through the Western Conference playoffs. The Warriors were holding a four-point lead with a minute remaining when rookie Patrick McCaw rebounded an […]

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David Stern says attempts to work Chris Paul-to-Lakers trade ended because Mitch Kupchak ‘panicked’

Former NBA commissioner David Stern, who infamously vetoed a proposed 2011 trade that would have sent All-Star point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, said attempts to rework the deal at the time fell apart because then-Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak “panicked.” Appearing on the “Nunyo & Company” podcast, which was released last […]

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Kevin Pelton’s weekly NBA mailbag, including guarding Steph Curry

This week’s mailbag features your questions on the chances for a LaMarcus Aldridge return to Portland, Stephen Curry’s offensive advantages, the possibilities of a 3-0 comeback and more. You can tweet your questions using the hashtag #peltonmailbag or email them to peltonmailbag@gmail.com. “I was reading Zach Lowe’s article on the dangerous 1-3 pick-and-roll. He mentions […]