Stories tagged: nba
Mon., April 25, 2016, 8:23 a.m.
LeBron James says no Olympic commitment yet
LeBron James says he has not committed to play for the United States at the Olympics.
Sun., April 24, 2016, 10 p.m.
Spurs finish 4-0 sweep of depleted Griz
The San Antonio Spurs have swept their way into the Western Conference semifinals after an almost perfunctory, yet very physical test from the most injury-depleted team ever in the NBA …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 10:10 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Penguins close out Rangers in Game 5 rout
Pittsburgh ended its postseason hex against the New York Rangers emphatically Saturday, lighting up Henrik Lundqvist in a remarkably easy 6-3 rout in Game 5 to win the series 4-1 …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 5:14 p.m.
Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas avoids suspension for swipe at Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas says he hasn’t been suspended for taking a swing at Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder during Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 10:42 p.m.
Digest: Sharks blow 3-goal lead, but rally to eliminate Kings 6-3
Joonas Donskoi broke a tie with his second goal early in the third period, and the San Jose Sharks blew a three-goal lead before rallying to wrap up their first-round …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 6:11 p.m.
Stephen Curry claims he’ll be surprised if he doesn’t play Game 4
Stephen Curry said Friday that he’ll be very surprised if his sprained right ankle keeps him out in Game 4 of the Golden State Warriors’ first-round playoff series against the …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Blazers’ McCollum wins NBA’s Most Improved Player
Portland guard CJ McCollum won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award in his first season as a starter for the Trail Blazers, dramatically improving his scoring average by more than …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 8:37 p.m.
Kevin Durant bounced back from the worst shooting game of his playoff career with 34 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder retook control of their first-round series with a 131-102 …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 6:52 p.m.
Wizards reportedly hire Scott Brooks to coach
Scott Brooks is on his way to Washington, the latest move made by the Wizards that could have the added benefit of enticing Kevin Durant to return home this summer.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
Digest: Cavaliers score 20 3-pointers in Game 2 win over Pistons
LeBron James scored 27 points, J.R. Smith made seven of Cleveland’s NBA playoff record-tying 20 3-pointers, and the Cavaliers opened a 2-0 lead in their series with a 107-90 victory …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 8:15 p.m.
Newsmakers: NIC guard Angola-Rodas to attend Florida State
Junior college star Braian Angola-Rodas has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Florida State.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 5 p.m.
Timberwolves hire Tom Thibodeau as coach and president
The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired former Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau to be the team’s new coach and president of basketball operations,
Wed., April 20, 2016, 8:26 a.m.
Former Syracuse star Pearl Washington dies at 52
Dwayne “Pearl” Washington, who went from New York City playground wonder to Big East star for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, has died. He was 52.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 9:57 p.m.
Digest: Hawks stifle Boston in 1st quarter, lead opening series 2-0
The Atlanta Hawks held the visiting Celtics to the lowest-scoring first quarter in the playoffs since the NBA went to the shot clock, building a 21-point lead and beating Boston …
Tue., April 19, 2016, 7:27 p.m.
Newsmakers: Boxer Terence Crawford accused of damaging lift at body shop
WBO super lightweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford is accused of causing $5,000 in damage to a hydraulic lift during a dispute with a body shop owner in Omaha, Nebraska.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 3:22 p.m.
Jamal Crawford is 1st 3-time winner of NBA’s Sixth Man Award
Jamal Crawford needs to make more room at home for another trophy.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:09 p.m.
Mavericks hold off Thunder, tie series
The Thunder thought they had stolen one. The home fans were celebrating, streamers were falling onto the court and Oklahoma City appeared to have taken a 2-0 lead in its …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
Couch Slouch: How to beat the Warriors
So can these 73-9 Golden State Warriors be vanquished this postseason? Of course they can. Heck, Oscar Robertson would tell you that a starting five of Kevin Hart, Justin Bieber, …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Kawhi Leonard repeats as NBA Defensive Player of the Year
Kawhi Leonard tends to shrug off all the accolades for his defensive prowess. He will almost always credit his teammates and coach for any praise he receives.
Sun., April 17, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Warriors may have to play Game 2 without Curry
The Golden State Warriors are preparing to play without NBA MVP Stephen Curry for Game 2 of their playoff series against Houston as he nurses an ankle injury.
Sat., April 16, 2016, 10:02 p.m.
Digest: Hawks survive comeback to beat Celtics
Jeff Teague stymied another big Boston comeback, taking matters into his own hands in the closing minutes to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 102-101 victory over the Celtics in …
Fri., April 15, 2016, 7:58 p.m.
Newsmakers: Villanova’s Jenkins has ‘every intention of returning’
Villanova junior forward Kris Jenkins, who hit the game-winning 3-point basket in the national championship game, said Friday he has “every intention” of returning to school for his senior year …
Fri., April 15, 2016, 7:53 p.m.
NBA to begin selling jersey sponsorships in 2017-18
NEW YORK – The NBA will begin putting sponsorship logos on player uniforms in 2017-18, a move that could generate at least $100 million annually and a step that the …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 9:50 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Rams acquire the No. 1 overall pick
The Rams acquired the No. 1 overall pick from the Tennessee Titans, giving up six draft picks over the next two seasons in exchange for three choices.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
Newsmakers: Memphis hires Tubby Smith as Tigers’ new basketball coach
Memphis is turning to Tubby Smith to get the Tigers back to the NCAA Tournament, something the veteran coach already has done at five other schools.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 6:32 p.m.
Sacramento Kings fire George Karl
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento Kings fired coach George Karl on Thursday after his first full season with the team, setting the stage for the team to hire its ninth …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 10:54 p.m.
Warriors set NBA record with 73rd victory
History well in hand, Stephen Curry sat on the bench throughout the entire fourth quarter and surveyed the scene until the final buzzer.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 10:35 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Leonard scores 26, helps Spurs beat Thunder in OT, 102-98
Kawhi Leonard had 26 points and the host San Antonio Spurs had to rally to beat the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder 102-98 in overtime Tuesday night to finish 40-1 at …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
Kobe Bryant says farewell after 20 years with the LA Lakers
Kobe Bryant is down to one last shot, and everybody knows he’s going to take it.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 6:51 p.m.
Newsmakers: Ottawa fires coach Dave Cameron