After a generation of wishing and waiting, Golden State finally returns to basketball’s biggest stage. Stephen Curry has 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes scores 24 points and the Warriors advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory over the Houston Rockets.
Ryan Vogelsong (4-2) allows one run in six innings to win his third straight start, Joe Panik hit a two-run homer and the Giants stay hot with a three-game sweep in Milwaukee. The team hosts the Atlanta Braves on Thursday (7:15 p.m., CSNBA, 680) with a major-league leading 19 wins for the month.
Tigers slugger Yoenis Cespedes hits a three-run homer against his former team and A’s starter Scott Kazmir leaves after just three innings because of tightness in his shoulder, and the A’s lose 3-2. Manager Bob Melvin says it’s too early to tell if the left-hander will need to go on the DL. The team begins a four-game homestand against the Yankees at 7:05 Thursday (CSNCA, 950, 1140).
Adnan Gabeljic gets a hat trick and Octavio Guzman, Tommy Stewart, Zev Taublieb and Rodrigo Lopez add goals to lead Republic FC to a 7-3 win over Chula Vista FC in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup at Bonney Field. The win sets up a rematch with the San Jose Earthquakes in the next round.
Jake Peavy, on a rehab loan from the Giants, allowed nine hits and six runs in less than five innings of work in the River Cats’ 11-4 loss to the Nashville Sounds. They’ll wrap up the series against the A’s Triple-A squad with a 12:05 p.m. start Thursday.
Ray McDonald, a former 49ers player, is arrested for the second time in less than a week after police said he was arrested for violating a restraining order by being at a residence in Santa Clara. The former defensive end’s attorney, Steve DeFilippis, said late Wednesday that neither he nor his client had been notified about the restraining order.
Plenty of shad activity on the American, Sacramento, Feather and Yuba rivers, while largemouth bass are the top dog in the San Joaquin River.
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