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UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

NBA mock draft 2018: Deandre Ayton to go No. 1 … but then what?

While Arizona center DeAndre Ayton seems to be emerging as a consensus choice for the top pick, after that, things are completely wide open.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 2:50 p.m.

Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

For the second straight year, throngs of fans celebrated the Golden State Warriors with a parade for a team some are calling a basketball dynasty.


AP source: Toronto assistant Nick Nurse to coach Raptors

Nick Nurse has agreed to become the next coach of the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the hire told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Nurse will be …


Pistons land ex-Raptors coach Dwane Casey with five-year deal

Dwane Casey lost his job in Toronto because the Raptors wanted to advance further in the playoffs.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

With 2 titles at Golden State, Finals MVP Kevin Durant gets the last word

Kevin Durant had a simple message for his critics: “Thanks.”


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Facing NBA Finals sweep, Cleveland’s LeBron James praises ‘stacked’ Warriors

LeBron James was relaxed, reflective and even resigned to his fate. The end of the series, season and maybe his second stint in Cleveland, are near.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president

Bryan Colangelo resigned Thursday as president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers in the wake of what an investigation found was “careless and in some instances reckless” share of …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Kevin Durant has 43, Warriors take 3-0 NBA Finals lead over Cavaliers

Kevin Durant pushed the Golden State Warriors to dynasty’s doorstep. LeBron James may be at the door.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 2:48 p.m.

Deandre Ayton works out for Suns, says ‘I know I’m going No. 1’

Deandre Ayton has gone through what he said would be his only pre-draft workout and expressed supreme confidence that the Phoenix Suns will use the No. 1 overall pick to …


Warriors expect Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of finals

The Golden State Warriors expect Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. Iguodala has been dealing with a bone bruise around his left …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 3:05 p.m.

Mood swing: LeBron James, Cavaliers home looking to turn around NBA Finals

LeBron James laughed as he came around the backstage partition after arriving fashionably late for his crowded, post-practice news conference.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Shaun Livingston, JaVale McGee giving Warriors big lift in finals vs Cavs

For as spectacular as LeBron James has been in the first two games, his Cleveland Cavaliers are down 2-0 against Golden State largely because the Warriors’ supporting cast members like …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 3:07 p.m.

Gamer: LeBron James appearing on cover of NBA 2K video game

LeBron James is a gamer – on and off the floor. Cleveland’s star is being honored for his skills by appearing on the cover of NBA 2K’s 20th anniversary edition. …


Ratings for Game 2 of NBA Finals down slightly

Ratings for ABC’s broadcast of Game 2 of the NBA Finals were down slightly from last year. Game 2 between Golden State and Cleveland drew a peak audience of 22.5 …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Dynasty in making? Golden State Warriors chase third NBA title in 4 years

Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr’s Golden State Warriors have repeatedly said they want to build something special for the long haul, to compete for championships year after year. LeBron …


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Stephen Curry dazzles from deep, Warriors take 2-0 NBA Finals lead

Stephen Curry hit an NBA Finals-record nine 3-pointers and scored 33 points, mixing in big shots with clever celebratory moves while leading the Golden State Warriors to a 122-103 victory …


Jess Walter: Looking at the great ‘what if’ had the SuperSonics stayed in Seattle

It’s been 10 years since the Seattle SuperSonics left the Northwest to become the Oklahoma City (Stolen) Thunder. That’s 10 years of fans like me praying for a new NBA …


After Game 1 gaffe, Cleveland Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith seeking a bounce-back effort

Two days later, there is still no clarity on what J.R. Smith knew when he grabbed that offensive rebound in the final seconds of regulation of Game 1 of the …


Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson expects to play Finals Game 2 with sore ankle

Golden State All-Star guard Klay Thompson expects to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals after spraining his left ankle in a scary fall during a collision when Cleveland’s …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

Cavaliers’ Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson avoid suspension for Game 1 altercation

J.R. Smith’s blunder, a disputed replay overturn and a key missed free throw dealt the Cleveland Cavaliers an emotionally crushing loss in an opener of the NBA Finals that was …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Warriors withstand LeBron James’ 51 points to win NBA Finals Game 1

Stephen Curry scored 29 points and the Golden State Warriors capitalized on a Cavaliers blunder that sent the game into overtime, withstanding a brilliant 51-point performance by LeBron James to …


Kevin Love cleared to play in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Cleveland forward Kevin Love has completed the NBA’s concussion protocols and is cleared to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Golden State on Thursday night.


Andre Iguodala out for Golden State in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Golden State forward Andre Iguodala will be out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night as he recovers from a bone bruise in his left knee that …


Orlando Magic hire Steve Clifford as head coach

Steve Clifford was announced Wednesday as the new coach of the Magic, a team that has missed the playoffs in each of the last six years. Clifford – who spent …


76ers GM denies blasting Joel Embiid, others via Twitter accounts

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo is denying a report connecting the executive to Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other NBA figures.


AP Source: 76ers agree to 3-year extension with Brett Brown

The Philadelphia 76ers will continue to put their trust in coach Brett Brown.


Round 4: It’s Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors, again in NBA Finals

Cleveland and Golden State will meet for the fourth straight year in the NBA Finals, the Warriors looking for a third championship in that span and LeBron James and the …


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

LeBron’s 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not miss. He would not sit out. And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Klay Thompson scores 35, Golden State Warriors force Game 7 in West finals against Houston Rockets

Klay Thompson hit nine 3-pointers and scored 35 points, the Warriors held James Harden down in the second half, and Golden State rallied from an early 17-point deficit to stave …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 1:18 p.m.

Cavaliers’ Kevin Love to miss Game 7 vs. Celtics with concussion

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love has a concussion and will miss Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics. Love banged heads with Boston rookie Jayson …