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Warriors-Cavaliers are the 14th NBA Finals rematch

MIAMI (AP) — It’ll either be repeat or redemption. A rematch will decide. Cleveland and Golden State are about to reunite in the NBA Finals, starting Thursday night in Oakland, California. It’s the 14th Finals rematch. A good sign for Cleveland, which lost to Golden State last season: Six of the last seven teams that lost the Finals one year won the rematch encounter. A good sign for Golden State: The only exception to that trend came in 1997 and 1998, when Utah Jazz lost back-to-back to the Chicago Bulls — a team that featured current Warriors coach Steve...

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Westbrook leads Thunder past Spurs, 95-91, for 3-2 lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Russell Westbrook couldn’t be stopped down the stretch, not even when the San Antonio Spurs were trying to foul him. Westbrook had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Spurs 95-91 on Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals. “We got stops and Russ was a maniac tonight, keeping us in it,” Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant said. Durant added 23 points as the Thunder won for the second time in San Antonio in the series. Oklahoma...

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Spurs cruise to 94-68 victory over Grizzlies

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The more things change the more the San Antonio Spurs remain constant. Twelve years to the day after holding Memphis to franchise lows in total points and points in a quarter, San Antonio put another stranglehold on the Grizzlies. Patty Mills had 16 points, Kawhi Leonard added 13 and San Antonio never trailed in beating Memphis 94-68 on Tuesday night to sweep the first two games of the first-round series in imposing fashion. The Grizzlies’ lowest postseason production came two days after they suffered their largest postseason defeat. “We’re coming to a gunfight with some...

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Warriors tie record with 72nd win, end Spurs’ home streak

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors got a momentous victory in the one place they hadn’t won in nearly two decades. Now, they’re one victory away from topping Michael Jordan and the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. Stephen Curry had 37 points and the Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 92-86 on Sunday night for their 72nd victory, tying Jordan’s Bulls for the season record. “We can get to 73,” forward Draymond Green said. “That’s the significance for me of 72.” The defending champions will finish the regular season at home against Memphis on Wednesday night. “Obviously, we’re in...

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Spurs clinch postseason berth with 29th straight home win

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A month away from home did little to slow the San Antonio Spurs. Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 23 points and 10 rebounds as the Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 97-81 on Wednesday night to clinch their 19th straight playoff berth. “(Kawhi) and LaMarcus were really offensive juggernauts for us,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “They did a great job.” San Antonio won its 29th straight home game to open the season in its first game following a month-long road trip brought on by the San Antonio Stock Show and...

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