Stories tagged: nba
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Serge Ibaka scores 23, Raptors win Game 1, beat Wizards 114-106
Serge Ibaka had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Delon Wright scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors snapped a 10-game losing streak in …
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
Kevin Durant, defending champ Warriors get defensive, beat Spurs
Kevin Durant had 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Golden State Warriors returned to their old dominant selves at playoff time to beat the cold-shooting San Antonio …
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Hornets fire coach Steve Clifford after 5 seasons
The Charlotte Hornets have fired coach Steve Clifford after the team failed to reach the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. The move comes after a …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
Moving parts: Cavaliers to use 10-man rotation in 1st round
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue plans to use a 10-man rotation during Cleveland’s opening-round playoff series against Indiana. Because of injuries and trades, Lue has been forced to shuffle his lineups …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
Warriors, Cavs vulnerable, or headed for NBA Finals Round 4?
Maybe this is the year for a new NBA Finals matchup. Golden State starts the playoffs without Stephen Curry or momentum, and with a high-scoring Houston team atop the West. …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 11:41 a.m.
NBA first-round playoff series capsules
Capsule previews for the first round of the NBA playoffs
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Jeff Hornacek fired as Knicks coach after chaotic, 53-loss season
The New York Knicks are searching for their 11th coach since Jeff Van Gundy resigned in the 2001-02 season after firing Jeff Hornacek. Hornacek was ousted shortly after the Knicks …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
Wizards sign G Ty Lawson for depth; last played in China
Free agent guard Ty Lawson has signed a contract with the Washington Wizards. The move gives the Wizards additional depth heading into their first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 8:47 a.m.
Russell Westbrook averages a triple-double for 2nd straight season
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook became the first player to average a triple-double in more than one season. He entered the regular-season finale against the Memphis Grizzlies needing 16 …
Thu., April 12, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
Without Stephen Curry or top seed, Warriors face different playoffs
The Golden State Warriors are used to being the best out West, a top target that everyone in the NBA seeks to unseat. With Stephen Curry out and without the …
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Magic fire coach Frank Vogel after 2 seasons
The Orlando Magic have fired coach Frank Vogel, one day after the team wrapped up its sixth consecutive losing season. Vogel was with the Magic for two years, going 54-110. …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:40 p.m.
It’s playoff time: The NBA’s first-round pairings are set
The brackets for the NBA playoffs are set, and some rematches await – including Golden State vs. San Antonio. All eight first-round matchups were decided on the very last night …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:21 p.m.
NBA Capsules: Timberwolves beat Nuggets in OT to reach playoffs
Jimmy Butler scored 31 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 14 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves ended the NBA’s longest-running playoff drought, beating the Denver Nuggets 112-106 in overtime …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
76ers’ Joel Embiid ‘unlikely’ for playoff Game 1 with eye injury
Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid says it’s unlikely he’ll be available for at least Game 1 of the playoffs this weekend. Embiid wore a black mask that covered the …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 11:20 a.m.
Return to Indiana helps Victor Oladipo deliver breakout season
Victor Oladipo feels right at home in Indiana. He emerged as a top NBA prospect while playing for the Hoosiers. He won over the hearts and minds of this basketball-crazed …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 8:25 a.m.
Villanova guard Jalen Brunson declares for NBA draft
Villanova guard Jalen Brunson has declared for the NBA draft. The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year will forego his final season after helping lead the Wildcats …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
15 in a row: Sixers add new chapter to long, proud history
The Philadelphia 76ers have a long, proud history, but now they’ve accomplished something that’s never been done by this franchise: win 15 games in a row. The Sixers extended their …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 8:16 a.m.
Around the NBA: The MVP votes are due, and let the annual debate begin
The argument happens most every year. Who is the NBA MVP? LeBron James has been the best player for most of his 15 years in the league, and he’s won …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 7:48 a.m.
Cavaliers sign veteran forward Kendrick Perkins
The Cavaliers have signed veteran forward Kendrick Perkins for the playoffs. Perkins was with the Cavs when they made the NBA Finals in 2015. He was also with their in …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 7:28 a.m.
It’s the last day of the NBA season, with much to decide
The final day of the NBA season has arrived, with Minnesota and Denver set to play for the last playoff spot. None of the eight first-round matchups was set before …
Tue., April 10, 2018, 10:16 p.m.
NBA Capsules: 76ers win 15th straight, move closer to No. 3 seed in East
JJ Redick scored 28 points and the surging Philadelphia 76ers set a franchise record with their 15th consecutive victory, holding off the Atlanta Hawks 121-113 Tuesday night to move a …
Tue., April 10, 2018, 2:50 p.m.
‘Minnesota way:’ T-wolves face elimination game vs. Nuggets
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been in control of a spot in the playoffs for the majority of the season, and entering the final game on the schedule they still are. …
Tue., April 10, 2018, 2:47 p.m.
Mitch Kupchak hopes to make Hornets winners with Jordan’s help
Mitch Kupchak is confident Michael Jordan’s Hornets will become an NBA playoff team again soon, possibly even next season. But how he intends to help Charlotte get there remains unclear. …
Tue., April 10, 2018, 1:19 p.m.
NBA teams paying closer attention to players’ wingspan
Wingspan has become as important a measurement for basketball prospects as height or scoring. The NBA playoffs begin this weekend, and one blocked shot, steal or rebound can change a …
Tue., April 10, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
NBA looks for playoffs not marred by more player-ref strife
After a season where ejections were up and tensions were high, the NBA is hoping for calmer relations between players and referees in the playoffs. The NBA has met with …
UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 6:35 p.m.
NBA Playoff Picture: Spurs, Pelicans, Thunder all in; 1 spot left in West race
There’s only one spot left in the NBA playoffs, and it’ll go to either Minnesota or Denver. New Orleans, San Antonio and Oklahoma City all clinched berths on Monday with …
Tue., April 10, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
OKC’s Carmelo Anthony embraces supporting role heading into playoffs
Carmelo Anthony has been his team’s No. 1 option for most of his basketball career. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward is one of the top 20 scorers in NBA history. …
UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 3:13 p.m.
The final two days of the NBA’s regular season will settle what six months could not
The first six months – and 2,442 games – of the NBA’s regular season weren’t enough to complete its playoff picture.
Mon., April 9, 2018, 10:28 p.m.
NBA capsules: Paul George, Russell Westbrook help Thunder clinch playoff spot
Paul George scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook got his 25th triple-double of the season and the Oklahoma City Thunder clinched a playoff spot with a 115-93 win over the Miami …
Sun., April 8, 2018, 9:12 p.m.
NBA capsules: J.J. Redick has 18 points, 76ers beat Mavericks for 14th straight win
J.J. Redick scored 18 points, and the surging Philadelphia 76ers matched a franchise record with their 14th consecutive victory, 109-97 over the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.