Western Conference

Westbrook Signs 3-Year Extension with Oklahoma City

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The rumor mill has one less superstar to churn through. Russell Westbrook ended any speculation about his future in Oklahoma City by signing a contract paying him $85.7 million over the next three seasons, bypassing an opportunity to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Exactly one month after Kevin Durant departed for Golden State, the Thunder convinced its other …

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Durant Opts for Golden State in Free Agency

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Kevin Durant took a drastic step to fix the one glaring omission on his Hall-of-Fame resume. Independence Day marked a new beginning for the four-time scoring champion, as he concluded to join the Warriors in an effort to secure his first NBA championship. Individual accolades — which Durant has plenty of — have piled up since he was selected by Oklahoma City …

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Payne Sinks Dallas at the Buzzer in Summer League Opener

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Cameron Payne didn’t wait long to impress during his Summer League debut. The 14th overall pick proved capable of thriving at either guard position, running the point during a dominant stretch in the opening quarter then closing out the game with a clutch jumper at shooting guard. The 16 point, seven rebound, four assist, two steal performance from Payne is the type of …

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Warriors Need a Fast Start from Curry

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The Warriors aren’t accustomed to their shots not falling. The greatest 3-point shooting team the league has ever seen, as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to sink more shots from beyond the arc than 13 teams in the league did during the regular season, has gone cold over the last six quarters of play. Ever since pushing the Cavaliers …

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Flagrant Foul Draws Suspension in Game 5 for Green

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Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue finally persuaded the officials to give his team a call. An hour after been accessed a $25,000 fine for criticizing the performance of the referees in during a 108-97 Cavaliers loss in Game 4, the league reached a crucial decision before Monday’s potential elimination game in Oracle Arena. Golden State forward Draymond Green was accessed a Flagrant …

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Curry Erases Any Questions About His MVP Status in Game 4

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The credentials of the NBA’s first unanimous MVP were beginning to be scrutinized following a lackluster performance during the first thee games of the NBA Finals. One vintage performance from Stephen Curry silenced any critics, as his exceptional 3-point shooting moved Golden State one win away from becoming the seventh team in league history to capture consecutive championships with a 108-97 …

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Thompson and Love Looming Over the 2016 NBA Finals

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Golden State was on the verge of completing a deal to bring in the most dominant rebounder the league has seen in decades. Intense debates internally among members of the Warriors front office, as arguments became so intense NBA legend and Golden State consultant Jerry West threatened to resign if a deal was completed. Ultimately, the Warriors opted against dealing …

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Cleveland Has No Answers for Green

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It’s no wonder how the Warriors set the NBA record for most 3-point field goals made in a single season during their 73 victory campaign. On any night, a different player is capable of altering the entire defensive philosiphy of their opponent. And with Golden State’s exceptional ball movement, as the team dished out 28.9 assists per game — the highest …

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Different Back Court Combination Lifts Golden State in Game 1

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Once again it was the back court duo that proved to be the difference for Golden State. Only during a 104-89 victory over the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals, it wasn’t the All-Star combination of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson carried the offense. Instead, Shaun Livingston and Leandro Barbosa — the backup guards for the vaunted Splash Brothers …

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Curry Propels Golden State into the 2016 NBA Finals

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The Warriors had no interest in becoming the first team to win 70 or more regular season games only to be eliminated from championship contention. Instead, behind the precision shooting of Stephen Curry, the team became just the 10th in league history ever to erase a 3-1 playoff series deficit. The NBA MVP for each of the past two seasons …

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