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Stephen Curry optimistic he'll return earlier than expected

usatoday.com — Stephen Curry spoke to reporters for the first time since his Toyota Center tumble on Sunday that put the Golden State Warriors' title defense in danger, and his massive fanbase had to like what it heard. The reigning MVP who spoke at the team's practice facility in Oakland, Calif.

Kings doing due diligence in coaching search

usatoday.com — The NBA's coaching carousel is starting to speed up. And the Sacramento Kings, who have been on this ride so often during what has been a disastrous decade, won't be getting off anytime soon.

After disappointing season, what's next for the Rockets?

usatoday.com — OAKLAND - Truth is always hard to come by in a season-ending locker room. After so many months of game-related questions for players that are easy to process and address, the scope immediately shifts to the big picture. What went wrong? Why didn't you guys click? What happens next?

Klay Thompson, Warriors rout Rockets to advance to second round

usatoday.com — OAKLAND - The sign was clearly made hours, if not days, in advance. Midway up the lower concourse at Oracle Arena, where the letters in so many vibrant colors could be seen next to the tropical birds on the posterboard, the middle-aged man in the backwards baseball cap and the "73" t-shirt held it up with effusing pride as his undermanned Golden State Warriors surged into the second round on Wednesday.

Warriors grant Luke Walton permission to interview with Lakers

usatoday.com — OAKLAND - Lute Olson will be proud of Luke Walton no matter what happens in these next few months. But if the University of Arizona icon gets his way, he'll be visiting his former player in Los Angeles next season rather than the Golden State Warriors facilities in Oakland where he spent the past few days.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr wins NBA coach of the year

azcentral.com — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is the NBA's coach of the year, a person with knowledge of the voting confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the selection had not yet been announced.

With Chris Paul out for playoffs, how far can Clippers go

kgw.com — Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is likely to miss the remainder of the playoffs after breaking the third metacarpal in his right hand on Monday night.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr wins NBA's coach of the year

usatoday.com — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is the NBA's coach of the year, a person with knowledge of the voting confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the selection had not yet been announced.

With Chris Paul likely out for playoffs, how far can Clippers go?

usatoday.com — Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is likely to miss the remainder of the playoffs after breaking the third metacarpal in his right hand on Monday night.

Stephen Curry's injury could change everything for playoffs

usatoday.com — Before Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry took the floor at the Toyota Center on Sunday, a song played inside the Houston Rockets' arena that said everything about the modern-day magnitude of the reigning MVP's reach.
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RT @DarnellMayberry: Kanter just sagging off West/Aldridge. I don't get it. They're only 2 of the best mid-range shooters of, oh, I don't know, the last 20 years

Apr 30, 2016

And with Kawhi on Russ and Danny on KD on the other end, that D is intense. What a start for San Antonio twitter.com/jmcdonald_saen…

Apr 30, 2016

RT @GreggDoyelStar: Game 6 was the finest moment of season for Pacers, their fans, their embattled coach. Behind the scenes with Vogel: httindystar.com/story/sports/c…s://t.co/YzEDABk4yP

Apr 29, 2016

RT @usatodaynba: Inadvertent elbow sends a bloody Austin Rivers to the locker room usat.ly/26CTUb1 vine.co/v/iPT7azqw7ZB

Apr 29, 2016

The Lakers plan, it seems, was to try and convince Luke Walton 1st. Without a commitment, off to San Antonio to meet with Ettore Messina.The Lakers plan, it seems, was to try and convince Luke Walton 1st. Without a commitment, off to San Antonio to meet with Ettore Messina.

Apr 29, 2016

The Lakers, who went to Oakland yesterday to connect with Luke Walton, waste no time in nabbing their new head coach.The Lakers, who went to Oakland yesterday to connect with Luke Walton, waste no time in nabbing their new head coach.

Apr 29, 2016

Steph Curry spoke at Warriors practice today - a breakdown on his status & hopes of returning before expected here httpusatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Apr 29, 2016

RT @JoshuaBRobbins: In this NBA notes column, I explain why I think it's unlikely the Magic will enter the Dwight Howard sweepstakes: httpsthesent.nl/1YWxjk1//t.co/9RjjNFX4Id


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