Stories tagged: nba
Sun., June 4, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
Former NBA player and coach Derek Fisher arrested on suspicion of drunken driving
Derek Fisher was arrested Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving after the former NBA player and coach flipped his vehicle on a California freeway.
Sat., June 3, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Cavs try to adjust on both ends after Game 1 beating
Tyronn Lue has a new No. 1 priority for LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals: Stop the ball. First and foremost, then make …
Sat., June 3, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Klay Thompson makes up for shooting slump on defensive end
The Golden State Warriors won’t worry about how many shots Klay Thompson misses as long as he keep preventing his opponent from making them on the other end of the …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Golden State’s Stephen Curry urged teammates to just be themselves vs Cavaliers
Stephen Curry spoke up, just in case his Golden State Warriors needed another reminder from their MVP and leader. His message as the NBA Finals began: Be yourselves.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
AP Source: Chris Bosh, Miami Heat reach agreement to part ways
A person with knowledge of the situation says that Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat have agreed on the next steps to remove him from the roster and the team’s …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1, 113-91
Kevin Durant finished with 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in his first NBA Finals for Golden State and leading the Warriors past LeBron James and the defending champion …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III
The NBA Finals are right back where they ended last June after a summer highlighted by Kevin Durant’s decision to leave Oklahoma City for the star-laden Golden State Warriors, a …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Newcomers to Cavs-Warriors rivalry embrace Finals
Kevin Durant is far from the only newcomer to Part 3 of the Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals trilogy. There are a dozen newcomers since last year and many are expected to …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
49ers’ NaVorro Bowman remembers urging Golden State’s Kevin Durant to shoot in middle school
Imagine Kevin Durant as a skinny, timid teen being told to shoot by his middle school point guard who saw so much potential all those years ago.
Tue., May 30, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Position-by-position matchups for the NBA Finals
In a position-by-position look at the matchups in the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors get the edge at power forward, shooting guard, point …
Tue., May 30, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Why the Cleveland Cavaliers will win the NBA Finals
Why will the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in the three-match of the NBA Finals?
Tue., May 30, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals
Defense has been the question for the Cavaliers all season. That is why Golden State is my pick to win the NBA championship.
UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr not well yet, but hasn’t ruled himself out for Game 1
Steve Kerr expects to decide soon whether he will coach the Golden State Warriors at all in the NBA Finals, saying Monday he is not yet ready but hasn’t ruled …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Monster mash: LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors
There’s a four-headed, shot-making, scoreboard-breaking monster out West awaiting LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
Fri., May 26, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he’ll need hip surgery
Celtics star Isaiah Thomas says it’s too early to tell if he needs surgery on his right hip. The swelling must go down before there can be a decision on …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
LeBron passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win
LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to claim their third …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return to bench
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is not yet ready to return to the bench as the franchise prepares for its third straight trip to the NBA Finals. General manager …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:16 a.m.
Hawks hire Warriors’ Travis Schlenk as general manager
The Atlanta Hawks have hired Travis Schlenk as general manager and head of basketball operations, giving the Golden State assistant GM control of personnel decisions. Schlenk succeeds Wes Wilcox, who …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 3:33 p.m.
Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5
The Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason. The recent challenges from the Boston Celtics have sharpened the focus of the defending champs. The chatter …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
NBA announces 2019 All-Star game will held in Charlotte
The NBA will hold its 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte. The game will be played at Spectrum Center, home of the Michael Jordan’s Hornets. The All-Star game had been set …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Irving and LeBron push Cavaliers past Celtics in Game 4
Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an almost inevitable third …
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:43 p.m.
Death threats may prompt NBA’s Enes Kanter to become U.S. citizen
Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter said Monday he routinely received death threats for criticizing the government of his native Turkey, and he may seek an expedited process toward becoming a …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Stephen Curry’s 36 points leads Golden State Warriors to sweep of San Antonio Spurs, 129-115
Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Column: NBA short on drama, but long on conspiracy theories
Did you know NBA commissioner Adam Silver was so worried about the league’s TV ratings that he rang up LeBron James and told him to take it easy on the …
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11 p.m.
‘He’s human’: Cavaliers coach defends LeBron James after ‘weird’ loss
LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile. Just as he did in Game 3.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
Norman Chad: Covering sports isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
I had an epiphany in 1983, watching Texas Rangers manager Doug Rader eating barbecue ribs while wearing nothing but a jockstrap. But I’ll get back to that later. To many …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Warriors look to sweep undermanned Spurs
San Antonio’s sense of humor was still there Sunday. Gregg Popovich predicted that Golden State stayed out way late after winning Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, celebrating with …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead
Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs 120-108 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury. The team made the announcement a day after Thomas sat out the second …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
NBA player Enes Kanter heading to US after detained in Romania
Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport. Romanian Border Police spokesman Fabian Badila confirmed to The Associated Press …