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OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 10: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a layup against Joey Dorsey #8 of the Houston Rockets on December 10, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

5 Storylines For Warriors-Rockets Western Conference Finals Showdown

The top-seeded Golden State Warriors find themselves in the NBA Western Conference Finals for the first time in 39 years and are facing a Houston Rockets team that is brimming with confidence.

05/19/2015

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Tale Of Two Eras: 2014-15 Warriors Versus 1975-76 Warriors

It has been 39 years since the Warriors made it to the Western Conference Finals in the NBA playoffs and a lot has changed since 1976.

05/18/2015

Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls. (Brian Drake/NBAE via Getty Images)

5 Best NBA Playoff Game-Winning Buzzer Beaters

Who can ever forget “The Shot” by Michael Jordan over Craig Ehlo. That and four other amazing NBA Playoff game-winners.

05/13/2015

Steve Kerr the head coach of the Golden State Warriors gives encouragement to his team against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game four of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on May 11, 2015 in Memphis. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Warriors Vs. Grizzlies Game 4: Kerr Wins This Round Of The Chess Match

The jumpers fell for the Warriors and they did not for the Grizzlies. That’s pretty much sums up a critical game four in which Golden State evened the series at two games apiece.

05/12/2015

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors high fives teammates after the win against the New Orleans Pelicans Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the NBA Playoffs on April 18, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Oakland, New Orleans Mayors Exchange Friendly Wagers On NBA Playoff Series

The mayor of Oakland and the mayor of New Orleans made a friendly bet Friday on the outcome of the playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans.

04/19/2015

LeBron James (credit: Gary Dineen/NBA/Getty Images)

NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference First Round Preview

The Eastern Conference seems far less interesting than the West, but still some intriguing match-ups in play.

04/17/2015

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NBA Playoffs: Western Conference First Round Preview

The NBA regular season has come to an end and now we’ve got the marathon of playoff basketball to take us to Mid-June. The Western Conference was stacked as usual during the regular season and provides multiple options for teams that could end up representing in the Finals.

04/16/2015

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Ranking The Potential NBA 1st Round Match-Ups

Three weeks left in the regular season, and the NBA playoff picture is starting to shape up. With that in mind let’s look at the potential first round match-ups and rank them from least interesting to most.

03/26/2015

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Is King James’ Crown Melting?

Last night, like every NBA night, morphed into a sweaty, LeBron James symposium. And the firewall between factions is rather defined. He’s either a chump who cheated his team out of a win, or he’s a victim of fate or faulty wiring, a hardwood martyr who can’t get a break.

06/06/2014

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 NBA Finals Predictions

In a rematch of last years final which went 7 games, the San Antonio Spurs square off against the Miami Heat and Tony Parker and company hope to prevent LeBron and the Heat from winning their third consecutive NBA championship.

06/05/2014

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