Stories tagged: basketball
Wed., May 24, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5
The Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason. The recent challenges from the Boston Celtics have sharpened the focus of the defending champs. The chatter …
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Former Gonzaga players band together as ‘Few Good Men’
Dan Dickau doesn’t play much pickup basketball these days.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Irving and LeBron push Cavaliers past Celtics in Game 4
Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an almost inevitable third …
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:43 p.m.
Death threats may prompt NBA’s Enes Kanter to become U.S. citizen
Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter said Monday he routinely received death threats for criticizing the government of his native Turkey, and he may seek an expedited process toward becoming a …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Stephen Curry’s 36 points leads Golden State Warriors to sweep of San Antonio Spurs, 129-115
Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the …
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11 p.m.
‘He’s human’: Cavaliers coach defends LeBron James after ‘weird’ loss
LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile. Just as he did in Game 3.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Avery Bradley sinks winning shot as Celtics rally past Cavs 111-108
Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer danced around the rim and dropped in with less than a second left and the Boston Celtics, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Warriors look to sweep undermanned Spurs
San Antonio’s sense of humor was still there Sunday. Gregg Popovich predicted that Golden State stayed out way late after winning Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, celebrating with …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Jewell Loyd scores 26 points, Storm beat Mystics 81-71
Jewell Loyd scored 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting in the Seattle Storm’s 81-71 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday.
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead
Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs 120-108 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury. The team made the announcement a day after Thomas sat out the second …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
NBA player Enes Kanter heading to US after detained in Romania
Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport. Romanian Border Police spokesman Fabian Badila confirmed to The Associated Press …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0
LeBron James scored 30 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP
Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard are the finalists for the NBA’s MVP award. Leonard’s coach, the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich, was nominated in the Coach of the Year category, …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Zaza Pachulia expected to be enemy No. 1 for Spurs fans
Zaza Pachulia is expected to hear boos from every corner of AT&T Center during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. The Warriors center was involved in the play that …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
David West’s reliable passing off the bench key for Warriors
David West finally got his chance last season to play for the Spurs. He’s now with Golden State and facing his old team. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich believes West …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
GM Dennis Lindsey focused on Jazz retaining their own
The Utah Jazz made big strides this season but general manager Dennis Lindsey knows significant hurdles remain before the team becomes a true contender. His first priority is making sure …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Paging LaMarcus: Ailing Spurs need Aldridge to take charge
The Spurs signed LaMarcus Aldridge two years ago to give them a reliable scorer in the paint to complement Kawhi Leonard on the perimeter. Now, with Leonard is ailing and …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2
LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers’ dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. And he expects to be …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Where’s the drama? Blowouts the rule in these NBA playoffs
Think back to the very first game of this NBA postseason: A one-point nail-biter of a win for Cleveland over Indiana, that outcome not getting decided until the final second.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out
Cleveland’s LeBron James has been named to the All-NBA first team for a record-tying 11th time, and Houston’s James Harden is the lone player to be a unanimous first-team selection …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1
LeBron James had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 117-104 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Kevin Love added …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
LaVar Ball ups shoe deal asking price to $3 billion
LaVar Ball has upped the ante. The outspoken father of former UCLA star Lonzo Ball said Wednesday on Fox Sport 1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” that it will now …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0
The Golden State Warriors’ rare unbeaten start this postseason doesn’t necessarily mean they’re on their way to a title.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again
Still unbeaten, the Golden State Warriors have a few days to see if Andre Iguodala and Zaza Pachulia can heal up. Gregg Popovich’s time will be spent working to get …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead
Stephen Curry had 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in three quarters and the Golden State Warriors trounced on the Spurs missing Kawhi Leonard, running away from San Antonio …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 6:05 p.m.
Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick
The Boston Celtics have won the NBA draft lottery, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago. The Los Angeles Lakers were other big winners. …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Detroit Pistons unveil updated logo
The Detroit Pistons have unveiled an updated logo in advance of their move downtown next season. It’s similar to a logo the team used from 1979-96, with the team’s name …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Favorite Cavs open East finals on road vs. underdog Celtics
The Celtics are heading to the Eastern Conference finals with the No. 1 seed and home court advantage. But they are still very much underdogs to the defending champion Cleveland …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 2 p.m.
Once again, John Wall, Bradley Beal, Wiz look ahead after 2nd-round exit
For the third time in four seasons, John Wall and Bradley Beal exited the playoffs in the second round. The Washington Wizards are in the midst of a nearly four-decade …