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As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends?

Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out. The four teams who played ended up the last four standing in the 2017-18 …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

NBA Preview: It’s the Warriors, then everyone else

The NBA’s 73rd season starts Tuesday night, beginning a year where LeBron James will play for the Los Angeles Lakers, where Carmelo Anthony will aim to push the Houston Rockets …


Norman Chad’s NBA preview, such as it is

Today, through the magnanimous support of Nike, Sprite, Kia Motors, Blaze Pizza and Beats by Dre, we are able to bring you a LeBron James-free preview of the impending NBA …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Johnathan Williams brings strong work ethic from Gonzaga to the Los Angeles Lakers

Now, the former Bulldog who went undrafted in June and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in July is hoping it’s been enough to land him a roster spot when …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Tex Winter, innovative basketball coach, dead at 96

Tex Winter, the innovative “Triangle Offense” pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Kansas State …


Phoenix Suns fire general manager Ryan McDonough

The Phoenix Suns fired general manager Ryan McDonough on Monday, eight days before the season begins.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Spurs guard Dejounte Murray has torn ACL

Dejounte Murray was driving past James Harden and on his way to the basket, showing one of the skills that made the San Antonio Spurs convinced he’s the right point …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

A Sonic’s homecoming: Fans pack KeyArena to see Kevin Durant play again

Kevin Durant got nostalgic when he came out for player introductions wearing green-and-gold sneakers and an old-school No. 40 Shawn Kemp jersey before addressing the soldout crowd that also wore …


As NBA training camps open, many stories worth noting

Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, Jimmy Butler’s situation in Minnesota is among 10 items of note as the league heads into …


Welcome to camp: NBA teams starting their new seasons

There were some Larry O’Brien trophies on display at Golden State’s media day on Monday, shiny golden reminders of the three championships that the Warriors have picked up over the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

AP Source: Karl-Anthony Towns getting $190 million extension from Wolves

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns is getting a $190 million extension from the Wolves. The deal comes as the Timberwolves are working to resolve …


From G League to GM, 76ers turn franchise over to Elton Brand

The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Elton Brand as general manager. The 39-year-old Brand is only two years out of the league. The Sixers are confident Brand can help steady a …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 4:08 p.m.

Mavs owner Mark Cuban donates $10M after workplace probe

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women’s causes and domestic violence awareness as part of the NBA’s investigation into workplace conditions at his franchise. …


Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix

The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA have argued for years in court that expanding legal betting will lead to more game-fixing. The pro leagues have sought, unsuccessfully …


Not done: Dwyane Wade decides to keep playing, will return to Heat

Dwyane Wade’s Hall of Fame career is not over yet. Wade has decided to return to the Miami Heat and play a 16th NBA season, making his announcement Sunday night. …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Idaho Vandals Hall of Fame basketball player Don Newman dies at age 60

Don Newman set the tone in his two seasons as Idaho climbed the Big Sky Conference ladder by winning 11 and 17 games, respectively, setting the table for coach Don …


Russell Westbrook has procedure on knee; status for opener in doubt

Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. That puts his availability for the season opener on Oct. 16 against the Golden State Warriors in …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Thirteen join Basketball Hall of Fame

Lefty Driesell had the crowd laughing. Dino Radja fought back tears. Blue Devils and Tar Heels brought their rivalry to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and Ray Allen made a …


AP source: Udonis Haslem, Heat agree on 1-year deal for 16th season

A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Udonis Haslem and the Miami Heat have agreed on a one-year, $2.4 million contract that will keep him with his hometown team …


Lakers waive F Luol Deng midway through $72 million deal

The Los Angeles Lakers waived forward Luol Deng on Saturday, just over two years after signing him to a four-year, $72 million free-agent contract.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Manu Ginobili, a 4-time champion with Spurs, retires at 41

Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobili announced his decision to retire Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 4:50 p.m.

NBA player arrested during Los Angeles traffic stop

Los Angeles police say NBA free agent Nick Young was arrested in Hollywood during a late-night stop for a routine traffic violation.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 1:17 p.m.

Celtics’ Kyrie Irving honored by mother’s Sioux tribe

Standing on a bison pelt, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving was smudged with sacred grasses, presented with traditional quilts and eagle feathers and given a Lakota name that means “Little …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Carmelo Anthony signs 1-year, $2.4 million deal with Houston Rockets

Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday.


Dwyane Wade says if he plays, he’ll be with Heat this season

Dwyane Wade still isn’t sure if he will be back on the floor this season. But if he returns, he’s still saying it will be only for the Miami Heat. …


LeBron James to make Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18

LeBron James will make his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers at Portland on Oct. 18 and play in front of the home fans for the first time two days …


LeBron James returns to Cleveland with Lakers on Nov. 21

LeBron James will make his one and only visit to Cleveland on Nov. 21 when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Cavaliers in the four-time MVP’s home state. The NBA …


LeBron James, Warriors, Rockets, Celtics highlight NBA TV schedule

NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, Kevin Durant and the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for draft, recruiting

College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The …


Cavs acquire forward Sam Dekker from Clippers

Dekker, a first-round pick by Houston in 2015, averaged 4.2 points and 2.4 rebounds as a reserve in 73 games last season for the Clippers. The 6-foot-9 Dekker figures to …