Stories tagged: nba
Thu., May 26, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
AP Source: Rockets, Mike D’Antoni agree on 4-year deal
Mike D’Antoni is headed to Houston to try his “Seven Seconds or Less” offense with James Harden, one of the NBA’s most explosive offensive threats.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 9:01 p.m.
In Brief: LeBron, Love power Cavs to game 5 rout
LeBron James scored 23 points then grabbed a seat, Kevin Love scored 25, and the Cleveland Cavaliers unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference finals …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 7:52 p.m.
AP Source: Grizzlies offer coaching job to David Fizdale
The Memphis Grizzlies are ready to make another assistant coach a first-time NBA head coach after offering their job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale, according to a person familiar …
Tue., May 24, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
In Brief: Warriors on brink of elimination
Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City to take a …
Sun., May 22, 2016, 8:54 p.m.
In Brief: Alaphilippe wins Tour of California
It took Julian Alaphilippe just a bit longer than he hoped to top the podium at the Tour of California.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
In Brief: Raptors hand Cavaliers first loss of this postseason
DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Bismack Biyombo set a Toronto playoff record with 26 rebounds and the Raptors beat Cleveland 99-84 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 11:31 p.m.
Digest: Lightning beat Penguins 4-3, even Eastern Conference finals
Ryan Callahan provided an early spark, Andrei Vasilevskiy made two big saves in the closing minutes to avoid a total third-period collapse and the Tampa Bay Lightning held on for …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 10:57 p.m.
Klay Thompson has carried Warriors this postseason
OAKLAND, Calif. – A far cry from his brash, former basketball-playing father, Klay Thompson is perfectly content to be the soft-spoken, second superstar behind MVP Stephen Curry. He is more …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
In Brief: Cavs down Raptors to stay unbeaten
LeBron James had a triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed postseason perfect through 10 games with a 108-89 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night in Game 2 of …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 7:28 p.m.
Orlando Magic will hire Frank Vogel as next coach
The Orlando Magic moved quickly to fill their coaching vacancy, agreeing to a deal with Frank Vogel just a week after the position suddenly became available.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 10:08 p.m.
Digest: Curry dazzles again, Warriors even series with Thunder 1-1
Stephen Curry scored 15 straight points in less than 2 minutes during one dazzling third-quarter stretch, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-91 on Wednesday night.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 9:42 p.m.
In Brief: Cavs blow out Raptors 115-84 in Game 1
LeBron James hardly missed and scored 24 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 27 and the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up where they left off before a long layoff by …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 7:17 p.m.
Raptors, Toronto mayor upset over snub
These Raptors want to make it clear they are not extinct.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
Thunder’s Steven Adams apologizes for ‘monkeys’ comment
Oklahoma City center Steven Adams understands that he has to live with the fallout of using a derogatory term to describe Golden State’s guards.
Mon., May 16, 2016, 11:06 p.m.
Crosby’s OT goal draws Penguins even
Sydney Crosby’s shot sailed high and hard over Andrei Vasilevskiy’s stick 40 seconds into overtime on Monday night, lifting the host Penguins to a 3-2 victory and tying the best-of-seven …
Sun., May 15, 2016, 10:27 p.m.
Raptors beat Heat to advance in NBA playoffs
Toronto fans chanted `We Want Cleveland!’ in the final seconds. They got it.
Sun., May 15, 2016, 10:26 p.m.
Commentary: ‘Stewie’ already making a name with Storm
Get anywhere even close to the Seattle Storm’s practice gym and you hear repeated shouts of “Stewie.”
Sun., May 15, 2016, 6:33 p.m.
AP Source: Karl-Anthony Towns is NBA Rookie of the Year
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been voted the NBA’s Rookie of the Year, according to a person with direct knowledge of the award.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 9:41 p.m.
Digest: Lightning lose Ben Bishop but top Penguins 3-1 in Game 1
The Tampa Bay Lightning’s 3-1 victory over the host Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night may have come at a heavy price.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 9:48 p.m.
In Brief: OKC advances to Western Conference Finals
Kevin Durant scored 37 points, Russell Westbrook added 28, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-99 on Thursday night to win the Western Conference semifinal series …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 7:44 p.m.
Scott Skiles one-and-done as Magic coach
Scott Skiles surprisingly resigned as coach of the Orlando Magic after just one season and team executives insist they never saw it coming.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Scott Skiles out as coach of Orlando Magic
Scott Skiles has stepped down as coach of the Orlando Magic.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 2:12 p.m.
LeBron says his retirement from NBA is ‘up to my kids’
LeBron James will soon face a triple-team he can’t beat.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 11 p.m.
Digest: Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette retiring
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette is retiring six months after suffering a serious neck injury in a game at Dallas.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 7:35 p.m.
LeBron says Curry deserves MVP, debates meaning of award
LeBron James won’t debate whether Golden State’s Stephen Curry should be the NBA’s MVP this season. That’s an indisputable slam dunk.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 7:15 p.m.
Newsmakers: Minnesota picks Mark Coyle from Syracuse as new AD
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Wed., May 11, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
Best record rarely translates to playoff success
Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals became the latest in a long line of NHL teams to discover regular-season dominance doesn’t translate into playoff prominence.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 10:12 p.m.
In Brief: Thunder rally past Spurs for 3-2 series lead
Russell Westbrook had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-91 on Tuesday night, …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 5:36 p.m.
An NBA MVP vote is finally unanimous, and Steph stands alone
Here’s Stephen Curry’s year in a nutshell. A record 402 3-pointers, all 131 MVP first-place votes, and zero doubt.
Mon., May 9, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
San Antonio’s R.C. Buford named NBA Executive of the Year
San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford has been named the NBA’s Executive of the Year.