By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer
Here they go again.
For the third straight year, it’s Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals. The 2016 champions versus the 2015 champions . The first “threematch” — rematch of a rematch — in league history. It’s the matchup most expected, the matchup most …
Heavener girls coach Paul Moore is leaving to take the head boys’ position at Poteau.
Moore coached the Lady Wolves for six years, going 16-10 this past season, and made it to the area tournament.
Heavener returns four starters next season, losing only Azure Watkins and Jazmine Lopez. Poteau’s boys lose three …
By RAUL DOMINGUEZ, Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals.
Durant is fully aware a tough challenge waits for them. It’s why Durant signed with the Warriors and why Stephen Curry, …
By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) — Leprechauns are imaginary. Celtic pride is very real.
Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer danced on the rim and dropped with less than a second left and Boston, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star Isaiah Thomas, …
POTEAU—The 2017 LeFlore County all-star basketball games are Tuesday at Carl Albert State College.
The girls play at 6:30 p.m. with the boys tipping off at 8 p.m.
Here are the projected rosters:
Cheyenne Crase, Bokoshe
Dakotha Battice, Cameron
Skylar Bell, Panama
McKenzie Harper, Panama
BY RAUL DOMINGUEZ, Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs were injured, but Golden State was expecting a fevered fight on the home floor of the five-time NBA champions.
The Warriors’ depth and talent settled things early.
Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and Golden State beat injury-riddled San Antonio …
By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James will have to settle for trying to win another NBA title. He isn’t even a finalist for the MVP award.
Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard are the three players in the running for the league’s top individual honor.
NEW YORK (AP) — For Cleveland’s LeBron James, there was history.
For Houston’s James Harden, there was affirmation.
And for Indiana’s Paul George and Utah’s Gordon Hayward, a chance at signing contracts exceeding $200 million this summer is gone.
James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled Thursday. James made …
The Rock Island Conference all-tournament teams have been announced.
Four LeFlore County players were named to the Rock Island boys’ and girls’ all-conference teams.
Three LeFlore players Blake Crase, Dawson Warren and Aaron Lloyd were selected to the team along with Ethan Adams of Whitesboro.
For the girls, Shaelyn Green of LeFlore was …
By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer
BOSTON (AP) — So much for the Cavaliers being rusty.
LeBron James embarrassed every defender Boston threw at him and Cleveland picked up where it left off following a long layoff, rolling to a 117-104 victory Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.