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Tim Duncan tells paper he's returning to Spurs next season

SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan is returning to San Antonio for a 19th season.

Duncan told the San Antonio Express-News that “I’ll be on the court next year.” Until Duncan made his announcement Thursday, there was speculation that he could call it a career after the Spurs lost to the Los Angeles Clippers in a thrilling seven-game series in the first round of the playoffs. 155 more words

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Cavs say Kyrie Irving has fractured left kneecap, will have season-ending surgery

OAKLAND, Calif. — Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has a fractured left kneecap and will have surgery that will end his season.

The Cavaliers said Friday that an MRI exam revealed the injury and that Irving’s projected recovery time was three to four months. 64 more words

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Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

By Antonio Gonzalez

OAKLAND, Calif. — After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball’s biggest stage again. 964 more words

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Warriors Dominate Rockets Take 3-0 Series Lead

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By Jeff Hall

HOUSTON –

The Warriors displayed total  domination in game three and completely outplayed the Houston Rockets on their home floor. 501 more words

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Houston Rockets Avoid Elimination With 124-103 Win Over Clippers

 HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Dwight Howard added 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets bounced back from two lopsided losses to avoid elimination with a 124-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night in the Western Conference semifinals. 90 more words

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Spurs forward Leonard named NBA defensive player of the year

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has been named the NBA defensive player of the year.

The league announced the award on Thursday. Injuries limited Leonard to just 64 games this season. 83 more words

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Warriors fans get Oracle Arena rocking off the hinges before Game 2

New Orleans Pelicans head coach and poor, misguided soul Monty Williams complained about the atmosphere in Oracle Arena, saying that it was so loud that it… 97 more words

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