Stories tagged: nba
Thu., June 16, 2016, 11:09 p.m.
LeBron James, Cavaliers down Warriors to force Game 7
LeBron James scored 41 points, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers sent the NBA Finals packing for California by beating the rattled Golden State Warriors 115-101 on Thursday …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 11:13 p.m.
LeBron James, Cavaliers pushing for Game 7
LeBron James has watched “The Godfather” trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor – and revenge – soothe and motivate him. He can’t …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 8:09 p.m.
Draymond Green vows to be better for Warriors in Game 6
For all the criticism of Golden State’s Draymond Green and his penchant for committing flagrant fouls during these playoffs, Wednesday may have brought the harshest words yet.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
Craig Sager will work first NBA Finals game
Craig Sager, Turner Sports’ longtime NBA sideline reporter, will join ESPN’s broadcast team for Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, the network announced Wednesday.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 6:09 p.m.
Warriors remain confident of winning second straight title
Stephen Curry sat on the bench and buried his head in his hand. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson wrapped a towel around his face.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving each score 41 as Cavs stave off elimination with 112-97 win over Warriors
LeBron James laughed at Klay Thompson’s comments this week about the NBA being a man’s league. Instead, he thought of a punishment far worse than anything he could say.
Sun., June 12, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
Warriors look to close out Cavs without suspended Green
Steve Kerr could have used a little more notice on this one. A heads-up about Draymond Green’s suspension sure would have been preferable and far more convenient for his planning …
Sat., June 11, 2016, 6:34 p.m.
In the NBA Finals, the losses linger more than the wins
Falling just short after coming so far can be gut-wrenching, an experience that can haunt a player long after his days on the court are over.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 11:08 p.m.
Stephen Curry scores 38 points as Warriors move closer to another NBA title
LeBron James said Game 4 was another “do-or-die” scenario for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 7:25 p.m.
Brooks Thompson, 1st-round NBA pick, dies at 45 in Texas
Brooks Thompson, a first-round NBA draft pick and former Texas-San Antonio men’s basketball coach, has died. He was 45.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 11:14 p.m.
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving power Cavs past Warriors in Game 2
LeBron James scored 32 points, Kyrie Irving added 30 and the Cleveland Cavaliers, pushed for 48 minutes by a delirious, championship-starved crowd, hammered the Golden State Warriors 120-90 in Game …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
Newsmakers: Pelicans hire Danny Ferry as adviser to GM Dell Demps
New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he’s hired former NBA player and front office executive Danny Ferry as a special adviser.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
Newsmakers: Tiger Woods to skip US Open at Oakmont
Tiger Woods said on his website that he is not ready for tournament competition and will skip the U.S. Open next week, along with his Quicken Loans National the following …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Cavaliers may be without Love in Game 3
Already underdogs, the Cavaliers may also be undermanned for Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Sun., June 5, 2016, 11:12 p.m.
Warriors whip Cavaliers 110-77 to take 2-0 NBA Finals lead
Draymond Green had 28 points with five 3-pointers, seven rebounds and five assists, while MVP Stephen Curry scored 18 points despite foul trouble, and Golden State thoroughly overwhelmed Cleveland 110-77 …
Sat., June 4, 2016, 10:20 p.m.
No strangers to adversity, Cavs have more of it in NBA Finals
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers know what’s being whispered – and sometimes shouted – at the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers play in the Eastern Conference, they say. They haven’t …
Fri., June 3, 2016, 10:44 p.m.
Shaun Livingston, close-knit band of backups bring best in Game 1
Shaun Livingston put up nearly 100 free throws at the end of Friday’s NBA Finals practice, and that is somewhere around his norm.
Fri., June 3, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
ABC scores with NBA Finals rating
Game 1 of the NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland was the most-watched and highest-rated opening game on ABC, with 19.2 million people tuning in for an 11.1 U.S. …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 11:11 p.m.
Warriors’ supporting cast leads Game 1 NBA Finals win over Cleveland
Stephen Curry’s “Strength In Numbers” supporting cast made all the timely shots and all the difference for the defending champions in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 7:26 p.m.
Newsmakers: Casey gets 3-year, $18M extension from Raptors
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The AP that the Toronto Raptors have agreed to terms with coach
Thu., June 2, 2016, 7:14 p.m.
Jeff Hornacek hired as Knicks coach
The New York Knicks have hired Jeff Hornacek, who emerged last month as Phil Jackson’s surprising coaching choice.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Newsmakers: Krzyzewski isn’t thinking about retirement
Tue., May 31, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Newsmakers: Ken Hitchcock says 2016-17 will be his last season after signing one-year extension with Blues
The Blues announced that Ken Hitchcock will be back in 2016-17 on a one-year contract extension, and then the head coach made known that it will be his last season …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 11:12 p.m.
Curry and record-setting Warriors headed back to NBA Finals
Stephen Curry dribbled every which way and drained yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters in triumph once …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 11:11 p.m.
NBA Finals rematch set as Warriors, Cavs to meet again
The Golden State Warriors’ historic season goes on, with just one team left to beat.
Sun., May 29, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Agent: Pelicans’ Dejean-Jones in ‘wrong place’ when shot
Bryce Dejean-Jones had a bright future in the NBA, the league commissioner said following the death of the New Orleans Pelicans guard who was shot after kicking down the door …
Sun., May 29, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Digest: Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido kidnapped in border state
Federal and state forces mounted an operation Sunday to find kidnapped Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who was abducted in the crime-plagued northern border state of Tamaulipas.
Sun., May 29, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Antetokounmpo brothers, Porzingis play streetball in Athens
NBA stars Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks battled it out in Athens in a game of streetball Sunday, watched by a …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
Police: Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones fatally shot in Dallas
New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 11:48 p.m.
James scores 33, Cavaliers reach second straight NBA Finals
LeBron James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to their second straight NBA Finals by beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 …