NBA playoffs

Doc Rivers coaches the LA Clippers (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Clippers Coach Has A Tough Task

Can the Los Angeles Clippers put aside the controversy swirling around the team’s owner when they face the Warriors in Game Five of their playoff series in L.A. Tuesday night?


Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Oracle Arena on April 24, 2014 in Oakland. (Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Late Rally Not Enough, Warriors Fall To Clippers In Game 3

Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.


Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors dunks against the Charlotte Bobcats on February 4, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The Warriors Limp Into The Playoffs

With their first 50-win season in 20 years, the Warriors have clinched a playoff spot. But they’ll most likely be playing without standout center Andrew Bogut, who fractured a rib near his lung in Sunday’s overtime loss to Portland.


Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs makes a shot with seconds left in the fourth quarter to put his team ahead by four points against LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat during Game One of the 2013 NBA Finals on June 6, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Parker’s Shot Ices Impressive Game 1 Win For Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs beat the Heat 92-88 in Game One of the NBA Finals in Miami Tuesday night after Tony Parker banked in a twisting desperation jumper as the shot clock expired.


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Pacers Focus On LeBron At Own Risk

The Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.


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Report: Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Has Partial Tear In Shoulder

Anthony first hurt his left shoulder on April 14 against the Pacers. Now it seems he played the entire playoff run — 12 games — with a partially torn labrum.


Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates a three-point shot with Stephen Curry #30 and Jarrett Jack #2 against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 8, 2013 in San Antonio. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Warriors Honored By San Francisco Mayor, Curry Given Key To City

The Golden State Warriors and their star point guard Stephen Curry were honored at San Francisco City Hall Tuesday for their run in the NBA playoffs this year, just the franchise’s second postseason appearance in the past 19 years.


David Lee #10 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors cheer on their team from the sideline against the Denver Nuggets in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Captivating Season Gives Warriors Hope For Future

Even though the season ended so painfully, the Warriors will carry more positive memories from the 2012-13 campaign than they ever imagined back in training camp.


Stephen Curry #30 and Richard Jefferson #44 of the Golden State Warriors walk off the court after their team's loss to the San Antonio Spurs in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2013 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Daily Madden: A Long Off-Season Ahead For Resurgent Warriors

The Golden State Warriors’ magical playoff run came to an end in Oakland Thursday night as they lost to the San Antonio Spurs, who won the series 4-2.


Harrison Barnes #40 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after falling and cutting his head against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2013 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Warriors’ Harrison Barnes Gets 6 Stitches After Scary Fall

Golden State Warriors rookie forward Harrison Barnes left a playoff game against San Antonio on Thursday night because of headaches after a hard fall to the court.