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Stephen Curry leads Golden State Warriors to sweep of New Orleans Pelicans

13 hours 17 min ago
Stephen Curry scored 39 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 109-98 victory at New Orleans — and a sweep of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.
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Harden scores 42 as Houston takes 3-0 series lead over Dallas

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 16:31
James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Rockets beat the Mavericks 130-128 for a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series.
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Warriors storm back to take 3-0 series lead against New Orleans

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:16
Stephen Curry scored 40 points, including a three-pointer in the final seconds of regulation to complete a 20-point, fourth-quarter comeback, and the Golden State Warriors beat New Orleans 123-119 in overtime Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.
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NBA commissioner doesn’t see league coming to Seattle for several years

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:31
Adam Silver said Thursday that NBA expansion or relocation is unlikely for at least 2 or 3 years, making an NHL-first scenario more likely for Seattle.
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Thunder fires Scott Brooks after seven seasons

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:16
Scott Brooks did everything but win a championship. It wasn’t enough.
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Steve Gordon pleads guilty to federal wire fraud after posing as Steve Ballmer, bankers

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:16
Steve Gordon, who worked for the Sonics and several other NBA teams and longtime friend of Steve Ballmer, enters guilty plea in U.S. District Court.
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Washington Wizards win in Toronto again

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 16:01
John Wall had 26 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 28 points and the Washington Wizards beat the host Toronto Raptors 117-106 to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.
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Jimmy Butler leads Chicago Bulls to victory in playoff game

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 16:01
Jimmy Butler scored 31 points to lead host Chicago to a 91-82 victory over Milwaukee. The Bulls have a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.
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Steve Gordon, Sonics special assistant, charged with federal wire fraud

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 13:01
Steve Gordon has been charged with federal wire fraud for initiating at least $4 million in business deals under false pretenses, including his claim that billionaire Steve Ballmer was his partner.
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Kyrie Irving scores 30 points as Cleveland wins playoff opener

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 16:16
Kyrie Irving, competing in his first playoff game, scored 30 points to help the host Cleveland Cavaliers beat Boston 113-100.
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Golden State opens its playoff season with home victory

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 15:16
Stephen Curry scored 34 points to lead the host Golden State Warriors to a 106-99 victory over New Orleans in the opener of their best-of-seven Western Conference first-round playoff series.
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Cheers for Jordan Spieth, Bud Withers; jeers for Tiger Woods, Michael Bennett: Seattle Times readers sound off

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 09:46
Seattle Times sports letters to the editor for April 19.
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Western Conference teams face perilous path to NBA Finals

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 14:16
The margin for error seemingly will be slim when the Western Conference playoffs start Saturday. Of the eight playoff teams in the West, seven won at least 50 regular-season games.
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Thunder wins but denied spot in playoffs

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 15:46
Russell Westbrook did everything in his power to drag the banged-up Oklahoma City Thunder to the playoffs for a sixth straight season.
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Thabo Sefolosha of Atlanta Hawks blames New York City police for injury

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 16:01
Atlanta Hawks swingman Thabo Sefolosha said police are responsible for the injury he suffered while being arrested in New York City last week. He will not be able to compete in the playoffs.
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Final West playoff berth will come down to last game for Thunder, Pelicans

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 16:46
Oklahoma City and New Orleans won games Monday, meaning their final games will decide which team advances to the Western Conference playoffs. Both are 44-37, but New Orleans owns the tiebreaker.
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Russell Westbrook’s 54-point game isn’t enough for Oklahoma City

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:01
Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 54 points, but Oklahoma City lost 116-104 at Indiana in a matchup of teams competing for playoff berths in different conferences.
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Clang! Magic, Knicks combine for lowest-scoring quarter in NBA history

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 16:01
The Orlando Magic and New York Knicks set a league record for fewest points in a quarter when they combined for 15 in the second quarter of Saturday’s 80-79 Knicks victory. The teams shot a combined 6 of 39 from the field in the quarter.
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Spencer Haywood: At last, the maverick is on the inside

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 13:01
Haywood finally gets elected to Basketball Hall of Fame, decades after his career ended. He was Seattle’s first spro sports phenom.
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