This was a collective legacy game. Losing on the raucous homecourt for a second time this series would have been the worst way go out for the Warriors. But not so fast. It’s going back to OKC.
Stephen Curry scores 31 points, and the defending champion Warriors stave off elimination with a 120-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
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Should DeMarcus Cousins have garnered more respect? He lost out on the first team to Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. Check out a side-by-side comparison.
You would expect a high degree of buy-in on a team with a new coaching staff, but the 49ers’ enthusiasm is notable given that new coach Chip Kelly didn’t arrive with a sterling reputation among NFL players, writes The Bee’s Matt Barrows.
Sheldon’s 2-1 win over Tracy caps a repeat section title quest and marks the seventh time Sheldon has giddily hoisted the blue banner, all since 2002, and all with Mary Jo Truesdale in charge.
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals sends the franchise to the Stanley Cup Final, in which they will meet the San Jose Sharks, for the first time since 2009.
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