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Curry slated to return when Warriors host Hawks

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors will have an old look but a new goal when they resurface from a three-day break to host the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.The Warriors are expecting All-Star point guard Stephen Curry to return from his six-game absence because of a sprained right

The Utah Jazz Might Just Be For Real

Embed Code <iframe frameborder="0" width="100%" height="180" style="margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;" scrolling="no" src=""></iframe>Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (March 22, 2018), Neil, Chris and Kyle break down the Houston Rockets’ potential. Has James Harden all but locked up the MVP award this year? And is a

Source: Warriors, Curry aiming for Friday return

The Warriors have been without Stephen Curry for six full games and all but the first two minutes of a seventh. The last three were less out of medical necessity than an abundance of caution.Curry could, however, return as soon as Friday when the Atlanta Hawks visit Oracle Arena, multiple

Sources: Klay to miss at least the next four games

OAKLAND -- Add Klay Thompson to the list of All-Stars unavailable to the Warriors when they face the Lakers Wednesday night.And like his backcourt mate Stephen Curry, Thompson will be out of the lineup for at least another full week and probably longer, multiple sources confirmed to NBC Sports Bay

Spurs faced with missing first postseason in two decades

HOUSTON -- No Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Manu Ginobili meant no chance Monday in Houston for the San Antonio Spurs, who closed out a brutal three-game road trip with a third consecutive loss, falling 109-93 to the? Rockets. Veteran point guard Tony Parker leaned back against a grease board in

Rockets’ Harden should be back on floor against Spurs

HOUSTON -- For one unsightly stretch in the second quarter on Sunday night in Dallas, the Houston Rockets presented a strong case for James Harden as league MVP, stumbling about against the lowly Dallas Mavericks while coughing up what was once a 15-point lead.That span was fleeting.The Rockets (52-14) rebounded

Spurs, Thunder could use a win in playoff race

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The San Antonio Spurs aren't used to this.The Spurs (37-28) have been the model of consistency in the NBA, making the playoffs in each of Gregg Popovich's 20 full seasons at the helm, winning at least 50 games each season and never finishing below second in their

Blazers beat Warriors 125-108 for 9th straight victory

[embedded content][embedded content]PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The key to the Portland Trail Blazers’ nine-game winning streak starts behind the scenes.“I think we’ve done a great job of being sharp in practices and when we go in the film room, we’ve been taking our game seriously – not that we haven’t

Stephen Curry scores 34 points, leads Warriors past Nets

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- With the start of the playoffs just more than a month away, the defending champions are still trying to find consistency for 48 minutes.Nobody is overly concerned. Not yet. Not with this superstar roster capable of scoring in bunches even after the mind-boggling stretches on both

Tony Parker propels Spurs past Grizzlies 100-98

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Spurs leaned on their championship pedigree, and Tony Parker turned back the clock.Parker had 23 points, sparking San Antonio to a needed 100-98 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night before embarking on a difficult road trip.Parker, the Spurs' starting point guard since his

Blazers, Lakers collide riding season-highs

The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers are playing their best basketball of the season heading into their game Monday night at Staples Center.The Trail Blazers have won a season-high six in a row and the Lakers a season-best five straight. Portland has won 14 consecutive games overall against

NBA Standings

Mar 4 (OPTA) - Standings from the NBA on Sunday EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Toronto 44 17 .721 - 2. Boston 44 20 .688 1 1/2 3. Philadelphia 34 27 .557 10 4. New York 24 39 .381 21 5. Brooklyn 20 43 .317 25

Warriors’ meeting with Wizards trumps off-court activity

WASHINGTON -- Though the focus has been on their non-trip to the White House, the Golden State Warriors have a basketball game to play while they're in Washington.After visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture with children from Prince George's County -- the home of Kevin Durant

A visual history of Zaza Pachulia cheap shots

On Saturday night, Warriors center Zaza Pachulia, in the process of pretending he was actually going to play basketball for a second, threw his 6' 11" carcass softly to the Oracle Arena floor, a flop of Shakespearean proportions from the The Association's very own Tybalt. Typically, this wouldn't even be