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In this photo taken Wednesday, June 5, 2019, referee Marc Davis, left, gestures toward Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens, partially obscured in blue shirt, during the second half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif. An NBA spokesman said Thursday the conduct of Stevens at Game 3 of the NBA Finals was "beyond unacceptable." NBA Executive Vice President for Communications Mike Bass says that Stevens will not be permitted to attend games until the review of the matter is complete. The Warriors had already said he wouldn't be attending any more games in this series. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 06, 2019 - 5:12 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto guard Kyle Lowry wanted the Golden State Warriors' executive who shoved him during an NBA Finals game ousted from the league. The NBA decided a one-year ban and $500,000 fine is enough for now. Mark Stevens, a Warriors' investor and a member of the team's executive...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends against Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the second half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 2:30 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the incident during which Toronto guard Kyle Lowry was shoved by a courtside Warriors' fan (all times local): 12:20 p.m. An NBA spokesman says the conduct of Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens at Game 3 of the NBA Finals was "beyond unacceptable." NBA...
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Former University of Arizona assistant men's basketball coach Emanuel Richardson leaves Manhattan federal court in New York, after he was sentenced on a bribery conspiracy charge in the college basketball recruiting scandal that hit major schools, Thursday, June 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 06, 2019 - 1:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach at the University of Arizona was sentenced to three months in prison and two years of probation on Thursday for his role in a college hoops corruption scandal. Before hearing his sentence in federal court in Manhattan, Emanuel "Book" Richardson...
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) defends against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the first half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 9:22 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Wednesday's Game 3 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Kyle Lowry has 15 points, Pascal Siakam has 14 and the Toronto Raptors lead the Golden State Warriors 60-52 at halftime of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. All five Raptors starters have at least eight...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) acknowledges cheers from the crowd before the start of the final NBA basketball game of his career, against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. William Morrow announced Wednesday, June 5, 2019, that Wade, who retired at the end of the 2018-2019 season, has a memoir coming out called “3 Dimensional,” scheduled for release in October. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 05, 2019 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball great Dwyane Wade, who retired at the end of the 2018-2019 regular season, has a memoir coming out this fall. William Morrow announced Wednesday that the book is called "3 Dimensional" and is scheduled for Oct. 22. It will focus on the "essential principles" of Wade's...
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Klay Thompson, de los Warriors de Golden State, conduce el balón frente a Danny Green, de los Raptors de Toronto, en el segundo partido de la Final de la NBA, el domingo 2 de junio de 2019 (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 10:36 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State guard Klay Thompson has a mild strain in his left hamstring that forced him out of Game 2 in the NBA Finals and he is listed as questionable for Game 3 against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. In addition, backup big man Kevon Looney suffered a non-...
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) stretches to keep the ball from Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) as he drives to the net during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 11:00 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors relied on a champion's heart to overcome their weary bodies. Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with a hamstring injury, Stephen Curry had 23 and the Warriors ran off the first 18 points of the second half on the way to a 109-104 victory over the...
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Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) pressures Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) as he drives down court during the first half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 9:17 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest from Sunday's Game 2 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Klay Thompson has limped to the Golden State locker room. The Warriors guard got hurt early in the fourth quarter and tried to get teammates to take a foul at the Toronto end in order to stop the game so...
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Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant watches during basketball practice at the NBA Finals in Toronto, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 1:19 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Tuesday is the next telltale day in Golden State star Kevin Durant's recovery process from a calf injury. The Warriors are scheduled to arrive home from Toronto early Monday and will get the rest of the day off. Practice resumes Tuesday, and what happens then will determine if Durant...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a news conference before Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 02, 2019 - 10:36 am
TORONTO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he has already offered presumed No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson advice on enjoying the process of entering the league. Silver, who appears on the latest episode of PodcastOne Sports Now with AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds, also says he...
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