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Couch Slouch: Musings on LeBron, Steph and the 76ers

Couch Slouch: LeBron James will not play in a ninth consecutive NBA Finals, and according to many pundits, it is because he moved to Los Angeles and went Hollywood. I …


Rui’s greatest hits: Four games that cemented a Gonzaga legacy

A look back at some of Rui Hachimura’s finest moments as a Zag. On Monday, Hachimura became the ninth player in Gonzaga history to declare early for the NBA draft.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura declares for NBA Draft with history on horizon

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has declared for the NBA Draft, the school announced. Hachimura made it official Monday, but the announcement isn’t a surprise. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from …


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks pound Pistons 121-86 in playoff opener

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks showed they were serious about making a playoff run with a 121-86 rout …


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 3:58 p.m.

AP source: Luke Walton reaches agreement to be Kings coach

A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, just a day after parting ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Shorter season? Shorter games? Adam Silver ponders NBA format

Commissioner Adam Silver mentioned shorter games or a shorter season as ways the NBA could make its future product better for players and fans. Silver again talked Friday about the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

AP sources: Pelicans hiring former Cavs GM David Griffin

Three people familiar with the situation say the Pelicans have reached an agreement to make former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin New Orleans’ new executive vice president of basketball …


Thunder’s Paul George could sit Game 1 with sore shoulder

Thunder All-Star forward Paul George could miss Sunday’s playoff opener at Portland with right shoulder soreness. Coach Billy Donovan says George is considered day-to-day. George finished second in the league …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Luke Walton out as Lakers coach after 3 losing seasons

Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after three losing seasons. The former Lakers forward went 98-148 in his first permanent head coaching job. Walton was …


Pistons say Blake Griffin still day to day with troublesome knee

Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey says star forward Blake Griffin is still day to day heading into the postseason. Detroit opens its series at top-seeded Milwaukee on Sunday night. Griffin, …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

Cavs no longer chasing NBA title, pursuing coach for future

Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman says he’s planning a thorough, open-minded search to find the next coach. The Cavs are looking for their fifth coach since 2013 after parting with …


Playoff time: 10 things to know for the NBA postseason

Here are some nuggets going into the NBA playoffs: Golden State is trying to reach its fifth straight NBA Finals, which would put the Warriors in a select club. Milwaukee’s …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

Warriors start playoff road, without LeBron there at the end

The Golden State Warriors are set to begin their quest for a third straight title, and this time it’s up to someone else to try to stop them.


Back as a 3 seed, Portland looks to avoid another early exit

For the second straight season the Portland Trail Blazers earned the third seed in the West and home-court for the playoffs. This year, they’re hoping for a better outcome than …


Duke’s Cam Reddish turns pro, hires agent

Cam Reddish is the latest Duke freshman to leave school for the NBA draft. Reddish announced his decision on social media Thursday, the day after teammate RJ Barrett said he …


Nuggets roar into playoffs for first time in 6 years

The Denver Nuggets are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2012-13. They’re not just sneaking into the postseason party, either. They’re the No. 2 seed behind the …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 3:58 p.m.

Cavs begin coaching search after parting ways with Larry Drew

The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking for a new coach. The team is not bringing back Larry Drew for a second season after winning just 19 games this year. Drew took …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 3:11 p.m.

Grizzlies fire coach J.B. Bickerstaff, reassign GM to scout

The Memphis Grizzlies fired coach J.B. Bickerstaff as part of a front-office shake-up in which general manager Chris Wallace was demoted to a scout. The Grizzlies announced the moves only …


Spurs’ Derrick White takes leadership role into playoffs

Derrick White is coming off a breakout year at point guard for the San Antonio Spurs. His first postseason start comes Saturday in his native Colorado as the seventh-seeded Spurs …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Sacramento Kings fire coach Dave Joerger 3 losing seasons

The Sacramento Kings have fired coach Dave Joerger after three losing seasons. The team announced the decision one day after finishing its 13th straight losing season – the NBA’s longest …


Kings extend contract of GM Vlade Divac for 4 seasons

The Sacramento Kings have extended general manager Vlade Divac’s contract through the 2022-23 season. The team announced the decision one day after finishing its 13th straight losing season. Owner Vivek …


NBA sets record with 760 sellouts during 2018-19 season

The NBA sold out a record 760 games in 2018-19, including a Nets crowd that included LeBron James on the final night of the season. The league says the final …


Celtics: Marcus Smart out 4-6 weeks partially torn oblique muscle

The Boston Celtics say guard Marcus Smart will be sidelined 4 to 6 weeks after being diagnosed with a partial tear to his left oblique abdominal muscle. The injury was …


The field is set: NBA matchups for 2019 playoffs finalized

The last spot in the NBA playoffs went to the Detroit Pistons. Their reward: A series against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The drama of the regular season went …


NBA roundup: Pistons top Knicks 115-89, clinch final playoff spot in East

Luke Kennard scored 27 points, Reggie Jackson had 21 and Andre Drummond added 20 points and 18 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons locked up the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot …


Arizona State’s Luguentz Dort declares for NBA draft

Arizona State freshman guard Luguentz Dort has declared for the NBA draft and will sign with an agent. Dort announced his decision on Twitter. Dort averaged 16.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 9:44 a.m.

RJ Barrett to enter NBA draft after one season at Duke

Duke freshman forward RJ Barrett announced his decision in a video posted on social media. He calls playing at Duke a dream and adds that “it’s also a dream of …


NBA roundup: Dwyane Wade scores 30 in last game in Miami; Heat top 76ers 122-99

Dwyane Wade scored 30 points in the tribute-filled final home game of his career, and the Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-99 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Magic Johnson abruptly resigns as Lakers’ president

Magic Johnson has abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations. The Hall of Fame point guard cited his desire to get back to the simpler life …


NBA roundup: Bucks beat Hawks 115-107 for 60th win

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and Khris Middleton added 21 to send Milwaukee to a methodical 115-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night, giving the Bucks 60 wins …