Stories tagged: nba
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 …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
NBA Playoff Capsules: Spurs advance: San Antonio beats Grizzlies 103-96 in Game 6
Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, and the San Antonio Spurs advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 103-96 Thursday night to take the series 4-2.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
NBA Tipoff: Top-seeded Celtics headline trio of elimination games
The top-seeded Boston Celtics are back from the brink of disaster. They have dug themselves out of an 0-2 hole against the Chicago Bulls to take the lead in the …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
NBA Playoff Capsules: Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series
Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley scored 24 points apiece to help the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Russell Westbrook does it all to no avail for Thunder
Russell Westbrook made it perfectly clear in his record-setting season that he can do pretty much anything on a basketball court. But he can’t do everything.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
NBA Tipoff: Spurs, Raptors try to move on to second-round showdowns
LeBron James and the champs are ready for their next challenger. James Harden and the Rockets are getting revved up in Texas. With their opponents waiting, Toronto and San Antonio …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
NBA fines Rockets owner $100,000 for confronting referee
Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action. The incident occurred Tuesday in Game 5 of the Rockets’ …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Young Bucks hope they’ve learned lessons in time for Game 6
Sometimes, a young team needs to learn from failure to get better.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
Work load: LeBron not slowing as playoff minutes increase
LeBron James isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. After leading the league in minutes per game during the regular season, the 32-year-old averaged nearly 44 minutes in Cleveland’s four-game …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
Rockets determined to play better in conference semis
James Harden and the Houston Rockets are feeling great heading into the Western Conference semifinals for one big reason. They don’t believe they played well so far despite downing the …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
NBA Playoff Capsules: James Harden leads way as Houston Rockets eliminate Oklahoma City
James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped Houston overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over visiting Oklahoma City on Tuesday night …
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
NBA capsules: Golden State Warriors move on with a sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers
Stephen Curry had 37 points before sitting out the final quarter and the Golden State Warriors welcomed back teammate Kevin Durant with a 128-103 victory over the host Portland Trail …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:04 p.m.
Larry Bird delivers Pacers’ 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy car
Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it – in an Indy car. Bird drove four blocks down Fifth Avenue in his specially themed car …
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
NBA capsules: LeBron James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round
LeBron James made a 3-pointer with 68 seconds left Sunday and the Cleveland Cavaliers hung on for a 106-102 series-clinching victory over Indiana in Indianapolis.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
NBA Playoff Capsules: Marc Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs 110-108 in OT
Marc Gasol hit a 12-foot floater with 0.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-108 Saturday night in Memphis, Tennessee, to even up …