Stories tagged: nba
Mon., May 8, 2017, 7:46 p.m.
Draymond Green: ‘Kelly Oubre got suspended for Kelly Olynyk flopping’
The Kelly Olynyk-Kelly Oubre Jr. battle continues to simmer, with the Wizards crowd chanting for the suspended Oubre and booing the non-suspended Olynyk throughout Sunday night’s Game 4. The reverse …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Ex-Sonic Slick Watts older, wiser, but definitely slower
Slick Watts has a dilemma. He owns two Mercedes convertibles — the black one he’s currently driving and the silver one at the auto shop. Despite his best efforts to …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
NBA Playoff Capsules: Lebron James scores 35, leads Cavaliers to sweep over Raptors
LeBron James scored 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a four-game sweep of Toronto, beating the Raptors 109-102 on Sunday to give James his seventh …
Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Warriors’ Steve Kerr underwent spinal cord leak procedure
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has had a spinal cord leak procedure on his back and remains out indefinitely. Owner Joe Lacob updated Kerr’s condition during an interview with …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Kevin Durant scores 38 points, Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead
Kevin Durant had 38 points and 13 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 102-91 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. Game …
Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Wizards’ Kelly Oubre Jr. suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Kelly Olynyk
Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has been suspended for Game 4 for knocking over Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk. The NBA announced the suspension without pay for “charging and …
Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
NBA Tipoff: For LeBron, another Cavs’ sweep is within reach
LeBron James and the Cavs have Toronto on the brink in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. He’s turned 3-0 series leads into a sweep in each of his last seven …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 11:36 p.m.
NBA Playoff Capsules: LeBron James powers Cavaliers to 3-0 series advantage
LeBron James scored 35 points, Kevin Love had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the host Toronto Raptors 115-94 …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 6:59 p.m.
NBA Tipoff: Warriors want to ‘destroy everything’ and limit Jazz rallies
The Golden State Warriors have jumped out to huge leads in both games against the Utah Jazz and are a perfect 6-0 in the playoffs. The next challenge for the …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Transition-oriented Wizards getting physical in postseason
The transition-oriented Wizards are earning a reputation for physical, chippy play after playoff encounters with the Hawks and Celtics. Led by Markieff Morris, Washington has shown an eagerness for hard …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Spurs’ Tony Parker has surgery on ruptured quad tendon
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker has undergone surgery after a season-ending injury to his left thigh. The team called it a successful procedure. The 34-year-old Frenchman ruptured his quadriceps …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Hawks’ Wes Wilcox out as GM, Mike Budenholzer no longer president
Mike Budenholzer is resigning as the Atlanta Hawks’ president of basketball operations and will remain as coach. The Hawks also have removed Wes Wilcox as general manager as part of …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
NBA Playoff Capsules: Wizards beat Celtics 116-89 in technical foul-filled Game 3
John Wall scored 24 points, Isaiah Thomas was held to 13 and the Washington Wizards jumped out to a hot start and rode it to a 116-89 victory over the …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Lonzo Ball’s first signature sneaker to cost $495
Celebrity dad LaVar Ball reportedly had a problem getting a shoe deal from the Big 3 – Under Armour, Nike and Adidas – but he has developed a signature shoe …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
NBA Tipoff: NBA point guards, beware: The injuries are piling up
San Antonio’s Tony Parker needs surgery to fix his left leg and won’t play again until next season. Toronto’s Kyle Lowry is dealing with a nasty sprained ankle. Utah’s George …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Defending Rockets’ James Harden is a chess match worth watching
Oklahoma City swingman Andre Roberson often was praised by his coach and teammates for playing suffocating defense on James Harden during their first-round playoff series. Houston’s MVP candidate still averaged …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Road sweet road: LeBron relishes away games in playoffs
LeBron James is usually at his best on the road in the playoffs. The Cavaliers star has won at least one road game in a record 27 consecutive series, an …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Spurs’ Tony Parker out for rest of playoffs with quad injury
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker will miss the rest of the playoffs after injuring his left leg in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets. …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:31 p.m.
NBA Playoff Capsules: LeBron James guides Cleveland to 2-0 series lead
LeBron James scored 39 points, hopped Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 125-103 blowout over the visiting Toronto Raptors in Game …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
NBA Tipoff: Wall vs. Thomas has been worth the watch in Round 2
The Eastern Conference semifinals showdown between Boston’s Isaiah Thomas and Washington’s John Wall has been every bit as good as advertised, with the point guards trading shots in two thrilling …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas getting help from Kobe Bryant
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is getting some tips on his game from Kobe Bryant and praise from some of basketball’s biggest s tars. The 5-foot-9 Thomas, who has been …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
NBA Playoff Capsules: Thomas scores 53, Celtics beat Wizards 129-119 in OT
Isaiah Thomas scored 53 points – the second-highest total in Celtics playoff history – to help Boston beat the Washington Wizards 129-119 in overtime on Tuesday night and take a …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
NBA Tipoff: It’s only 1-0: Spurs, Raptors look to rebound from routs
Even the San Antonio Spurs get blown out sometimes. So do the Toronto Raptors, every time they play a postseason game in Cleveland.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
NBA capsules: Houston Rockets’ 22 3-pointers dismantle San Antonio Spurs, 126-99 in Game 1
Trevor Ariza scored 23 points, James Harden added 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the visiting Houston Rockets stormed past San Antonio 126-99 on Monday night in Game 1 of …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 6 p.m.
For 2nd time, Hall-of-Famer Larry Bird resigns as Pacers president
Larry Bird made the decision last year. After nearly 40 years in the NBA, he had started plotting an exit strategy. The 60-year-old Hall-of-Famer finally told the rest of the …
Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
We meet again: Cavaliers, Raptors back together in postseason
We The North vs. We Are The Champions. One round earlier than a year ago, Toronto and Cleveland are meeting again in the NBA playoffs.
Sun., April 30, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
NBA capsules: Jazz flatten Clippers 104-91, win 1st-round series 4-3
Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and the Utah Jazz easily eliminated the host Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday with a 104-91 victory, winning the first-round playoff series 4-3.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 11:38 p.m.
NBA Playoff Capsules: Celtics eliminate Bulls, move on to conference semifnals
Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night in Chicago.
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Isaiah Thomas to head to sister’s funeral after Game 6 vs Bulls
Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas plans to attend his sister’s funeral on Saturday without missing any games in Boston’s first-round playoff series against Chicago.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
AP source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the Indiana Pacers. Kevin Pritchard is being elevated from general …