Curry, Golden State pull ahead 3-0

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Stephen Curry scores 40 points and the Warriors make it look easy against Houston to take a commanding lead in the Western Conference finals.

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Could both NBA conference finals series be sweeps?

Could both NBA conference finals series be sweeps?

It’s sure starting to look the way.

Hawks’ Kyle Korver out for rest of NBA playoffs with ‘severe right sprained ankle’

Hawks’ Kyle Korver out for rest of NBA playoffs with ‘severe right sprained ankle’

Things just got a whole lot harder for Atlanta, who currently trail the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals.

LeBron James is making a Cleveland trip to the Finals look very possible

LeBron James is making a Cleveland trip to the Finals look very possible

After stealing two games on the road from the East’s No. 1 seed, LeBron James and Cleveland must be feeling good about their chances of reaching the NBA Finals.

Brave new world: Mystics to test ‘analytic’ scrimmage at Verizon Center

Brave new world: Mystics to test ‘analytic’ scrimmage at Verizon Center

The NBA may be all about advanced analytics these days, but the men’s game still hasn’t done what a couple WNBA teams are set to do Tuesday.

Hall of Fame Harlem Globetrotter Marques Haynes dies at 89

Hall of Fame Harlem Globetrotter Marques Haynes dies at 89

Haynes was considered one of the best dribblers in the game.

Hawks beg rapper Lil B to spare them from his curse

Hawks beg rapper Lil B to spare them from his curse

The Hawks want no part of Lil B’s curses.

Wizards teammates angry John Wall left off all-NBA teams

Wizards teammates angry John Wall left off all-NBA teams

Teammates take to Twitter to wonder why Washington’s point guard didn’t make the all-NBA teams.

Wizards wait on Pierce’s decision

Wizards wait on Pierce’s decision

Washington is hoping that Paul Pierce decides to return for his 18th NBA season.

Steph Curry is getting too many open looks against Rockets

Steph Curry is getting too many open looks against Rockets

Curry was given 12 open looks in Game 2 and made eight of them.

It was close (again), but Steph Curry showed (again) why he, not James Harden, is the NBA’s MVP

It was close (again), but Steph Curry showed (again) why he, not James Harden, is the NBA’s MVP

Game 2 of the Western Conference finals played out similarly to game 1, right down to the Warriors guard doing just a bit more than his Rockets counterpart.

Allen Iverson admits one of his tattoos is just covering up an older, less interesting tattoo

Allen Iverson admits one of his tattoos is just covering up an older, less interesting tattoo

It was supposed to be a cool skeleton, but a close friend kept teasing the Answer that it looked more like a ‘flying monkey.’

Isiah Thomas returns to a cool welcome in New York

Isiah Thomas returns to a cool welcome in New York

It wasn’t exactly a “kumbaya” start.

Why John Wall deserved a spot on the all-NBA team

Why John Wall deserved a spot on the all-NBA team

After you account for team strength and strength of schedule, the Wizards star’s case becomes more clear.

Wall is left off all-NBA teams

Wall is left off all-NBA teams

John Wall was an all-star starter but placed in seventh in voting among guards for all-NBA recognition.

The bottom of the All-NBA voting results was kind of silly

Someone voted for Carmelo Anthony, for instance.

Kyle Korver, Hawks want no part of a LeBron James dunk

Kyle Korver, Hawks want no part of a LeBron James dunk

Actually, we call this a smart move.

J.R. Smith gives LeBron James the help he needed to beat the Hawks

J.R. Smith gives LeBron James the help he needed to beat the Hawks

If the Hawks are going to stop Smith in Game 2, they must limit his catch-and-shoot opportunities.

Floyd Mayweather did NOT injure LeBron James’ ankle

Floyd Mayweather did NOT injure LeBron James’ ankle

(But it did look weirdly like a “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episode.)

Breaking down Bradley Beal’s contract situation

Breaking down Bradley Beal’s contract situation

Beal is eligible for a four-year contract extension this summer.

Top NBA prospect Jahlil Okafor would rather land on the right team than be drafted first

Top NBA prospect Jahlil Okafor would rather land on the right team than be drafted first

If Okafor doesn’t go first it will likely be ex-Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns.

Rockets’ Dwight Howard placed in another difficult spot

Rockets’ Dwight Howard placed in another difficult spot

Houston’s star center was crafting a redemption story this postseason until his injury put his team at a disadvantage in the conference finals.

A different role likely for Nene next season

A different role likely for Nene next season

Nene could spend significantly more time at center.

Mallory Edens calls out columnist for ‘trophy GF’ comment

Daughter of Bucks owner has the perfect response.

Wall earns NBA defensive honors

Wall earns NBA defensive honors

The Wizards point guard is the ninth player in franchise history named to an all-defensive squad with his inclusion on the second team.

Riley Curry’s dad fined $5,000 for flopping

Riley Curry’s dad fined $5,000 for flopping

Stephen Curry committed the offense in Game 1.

Stephen Curry’s daughter Riley sparks discussion about kids at the podium

Steph Curry’s young daughter Riley stole the postgame show on Tuesday, but not everyone was happy about it.

Scott Brooks isn’t expected to coach an NBA team next season

Scott Brooks isn’t expected to coach an NBA team next season

He’s going to get paid anyway, so why not just relax?

What happened to the Hawks’ offense?

What happened to the Hawks’ offense?

Every player in Atlanta’s playoff rotation is having a significantly tougher time scoring on their own in the playoffs.

Who’s done the best and worst with their NBA draft lottery picks

Who’s done the best and worst with their NBA draft lottery picks

The reward for the Timberwolves losing 66 games during the 2014-15 season was getting the top pick of the 2015 NBA draft in the league’s annual lottery.

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