Professional basketball

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown poses for photos during NBA basketball team media day in Milwaukee. Newly released police videos showing the stun gun arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down an African American professional basketball player. Brown was arrested for a parking violation in Milwaukee in January.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
June 04, 2018 - 9:26 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Newly released police videos showing the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down an African American professional basketball...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 04, 2018 - 5:12 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry backpedaled in pure joy. He skipped, hollered and let the ball fly from everywhere with that feeling he gets when there's no way it will miss — unwavering even with a defender's hand in his face. Curry dazzled in outdueling LeBron James as the two superstars...
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson laughs at a news conference after Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. The Warriors won 122-103. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 04, 2018 - 2:21 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Draymond Green saw Klay Thompson limping on his tender left ankle a day before Game 2 of the NBA Finals and quickly texted Nick Young to tell him the Golden State Warriors would need big minutes from the backup. But Golden State's most durable player and understated star once...
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Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5) shoots against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and center JaVale McGee during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool)
June 03, 2018 - 11:40 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — J.R. Smith turned from villain to Warriors' fan favorite thanks to his memorable blunder. Unfortunately for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Smith was a nonfactor Sunday night after his late-game mistake in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. After he inexplicably dribbled out the clock at the...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) gestures after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 03, 2018 - 10:29 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NBA Finals from Sunday's Game 2 (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Stephen Curry has tied the NBA Finals record with eight 3-pointers and the Warriors have blown open Game 2. Curry matched the record set by Ray Allen for Boston against the Lakers on June 6, 2010...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James leaves a news conference after Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. The Warriors won 124-114 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 03, 2018 - 4:49 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — All the chatter is that underdog Cleveland could be completely deflated from the way it flopped in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Determined and as motivated as ever might be more appropriate and fitting whenever LeBron James is in the mix. "It's one of the toughest losses I've...
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, bottom, remains on the floor next to Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5) during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 02, 2018 - 6:35 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two days later, there is still no clarity on what J.R. Smith knew when he grabbed that offensive rebound in the final seconds of regulation of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Not even in Smith's own mind. "I can't say I was sure of anything at that point," Smith said. All he and...
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is helped off the floor during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 02, 2018 - 6:24 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State All-Star guard Klay Thompson says he expects to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals after twisting his left ankle in a scary fall during a collision when Cleveland's J.R. Smith slid into him in the first quarter of the series opener Thursday night. The Warriors...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love warms up before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 02, 2018 - 2:36 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — J.R. Smith's blunder, a disputed replay overturn and a key missed free throw dealt the Cleveland Cavaliers an emotionally crushing loss in an opener of the NBA Finals that was ripe to be taken away from the defending champion Golden State Warriors. They finally got a bit of...
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Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson, top, yells at Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, bottom, during overtime of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. The Warriors won 124-114. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 01, 2018 - 8:09 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Time was running out in a game earlier this season that Golden State was going to win by 10 points, and Andre Iguodala decided to take a 3-pointer instead of getting the Warriors charged with a shot-clock violation. The Warriors' opponent that night: Cleveland. If an...
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