Stories tagged: nba
Sun., June 12, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
Warriors look to close out Cavs without suspended Green
Steve Kerr could have used a little more notice on this one. A heads-up about Draymond Green’s suspension sure would have been preferable and far more convenient for his planning …
Sat., June 11, 2016, 6:34 p.m.
In the NBA Finals, the losses linger more than the wins
Falling just short after coming so far can be gut-wrenching, an experience that can haunt a player long after his days on the court are over.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 11:08 p.m.
Stephen Curry scores 38 points as Warriors move closer to another NBA title
LeBron James said Game 4 was another “do-or-die” scenario for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 7:25 p.m.
Brooks Thompson, 1st-round NBA pick, dies at 45 in Texas
Brooks Thompson, a first-round NBA draft pick and former Texas-San Antonio men’s basketball coach, has died. He was 45.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving power Cavs past Warriors in Game 2
LeBron James scored 32 points, Kyrie Irving added 30 and the Cleveland Cavaliers, pushed for 48 minutes by a delirious, championship-starved crowd, hammered the Golden State Warriors 120-90 in Game …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
Newsmakers: Pelicans hire Danny Ferry as adviser to GM Dell Demps
New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he’s hired former NBA player and front office executive Danny Ferry as a special adviser.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
Newsmakers: Tiger Woods to skip US Open at Oakmont
Tiger Woods said on his website that he is not ready for tournament competition and will skip the U.S. Open next week, along with his Quicken Loans National the following …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Cavaliers may be without Love in Game 3
Already underdogs, the Cavaliers may also be undermanned for Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Sun., June 5, 2016, 11:12 p.m.
Warriors whip Cavaliers 110-77 to take 2-0 NBA Finals lead
Draymond Green had 28 points with five 3-pointers, seven rebounds and five assists, while MVP Stephen Curry scored 18 points despite foul trouble, and Golden State thoroughly overwhelmed Cleveland 110-77 …
Sat., June 4, 2016, 10:20 p.m.
No strangers to adversity, Cavs have more of it in NBA Finals
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers know what’s being whispered – and sometimes shouted – at the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers play in the Eastern Conference, they say. They haven’t …
Fri., June 3, 2016, 10:44 p.m.
Shaun Livingston, close-knit band of backups bring best in Game 1
Shaun Livingston put up nearly 100 free throws at the end of Friday’s NBA Finals practice, and that is somewhere around his norm.
Fri., June 3, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
ABC scores with NBA Finals rating
Game 1 of the NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland was the most-watched and highest-rated opening game on ABC, with 19.2 million people tuning in for an 11.1 U.S. …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 11:11 p.m.
Warriors’ supporting cast leads Game 1 NBA Finals win over Cleveland
Stephen Curry’s “Strength In Numbers” supporting cast made all the timely shots and all the difference for the defending champions in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 7:26 p.m.
Newsmakers: Casey gets 3-year, $18M extension from Raptors
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The AP that the Toronto Raptors have agreed to terms with coach
Thu., June 2, 2016, 7:14 p.m.
Jeff Hornacek hired as Knicks coach
The New York Knicks have hired Jeff Hornacek, who emerged last month as Phil Jackson’s surprising coaching choice.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Newsmakers: Krzyzewski isn’t thinking about retirement
Tue., May 31, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Newsmakers: Ken Hitchcock says 2016-17 will be his last season after signing one-year extension with Blues
The Blues announced that Ken Hitchcock will be back in 2016-17 on a one-year contract extension, and then the head coach made known that it will be his last season …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 11:12 p.m.
Curry and record-setting Warriors headed back to NBA Finals
Stephen Curry dribbled every which way and drained yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters in triumph once …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 11:11 p.m.
NBA Finals rematch set as Warriors, Cavs to meet again
The Golden State Warriors’ historic season goes on, with just one team left to beat.
Sun., May 29, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Agent: Pelicans’ Dejean-Jones in ‘wrong place’ when shot
Bryce Dejean-Jones had a bright future in the NBA, the league commissioner said following the death of the New Orleans Pelicans guard who was shot after kicking down the door …
Sun., May 29, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Digest: Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido kidnapped in border state
Federal and state forces mounted an operation Sunday to find kidnapped Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who was abducted in the crime-plagued northern border state of Tamaulipas.
Sun., May 29, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Antetokounmpo brothers, Porzingis play streetball in Athens
NBA stars Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks battled it out in Athens in a game of streetball Sunday, watched by a …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
Police: Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones fatally shot in Dallas
New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 11:48 p.m.
James scores 33, Cavaliers reach second straight NBA Finals
LeBron James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to their second straight NBA Finals by beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
Defending champion Warriors stave off elimination, beat OKC
“We ain’t going home! We’re not going home!” Stephen Curry screamed at the top of his lungs.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 10:04 p.m.
In Brief: Penguins win, advance to Stanley Cup
Bryan Rust scored a pair of second-period goals and Matt Murray stopped 16 shots to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
AP Source: Rockets, Mike D’Antoni agree on 4-year deal
Mike D’Antoni is headed to Houston to try his “Seven Seconds or Less” offense with James Harden, one of the NBA’s most explosive offensive threats.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 9:01 p.m.
In Brief: LeBron, Love power Cavs to game 5 rout
LeBron James scored 23 points then grabbed a seat, Kevin Love scored 25, and the Cleveland Cavaliers unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference finals …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 7:52 p.m.
AP Source: Grizzlies offer coaching job to David Fizdale
The Memphis Grizzlies are ready to make another assistant coach a first-time NBA head coach after offering their job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale, according to a person familiar …
Tue., May 24, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
In Brief: Warriors on brink of elimination
Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City to take a …