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Cavs owner lashes out

CLEVELAND – Angered and feeling betrayed by LeBron James’ decision to leave for Miami, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert accused the NBA’s MVP of quitting during the playoffs. Gilbert, who posted …


Ronny Turiaf going to Knicks

Former GU basketball star Ronny Turiaf is part of a four-player deal that will send him to the New York Knicks.


And the winner is: Miami Heat

LeBron James wanted to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The only place that could happen was Miami. Get ready, NBA: A superstar trio is born.


Chris Bosh to join Dwyane Wade with Heat

Chris Bosh has decided to team up with Dwyane Wade at Miami, The Associated Press reports.


Nowitzki adds name to heady free-agent list

NBA: Add Dirk Nowitzki to the bumper crop of talented free agents. A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Tuesday that Nowitzki has notified the Dallas …


Bouldin gets opportunity

Former Gonzaga guard Matt Bouldin didn’t hear his name called during the NBA draft on Thursday, but there was plenty of activity behind the scenes. Late in the second round, …


Wall, Wildcats dominate draft

NEW YORK – John Wall is heading to Washington, and a record number of Kentucky teammates are following him to the NBA. Wall went to the Wizards with the No. …


Wall, Turner top two

NEW YORK – Like a president-elect awaiting inauguration, John Wall is seemingly just biding his time until he can officially begin cleaning up Washington. Life hasn’t been so simple for …


Omar looking for some love

MINNEAPOLIS – Omar Samhan’s throwback drop-steps in the post and new-age candor with the media made him one of the breakout stars of the NCAA tournament in March. The outspoken …


Ex-NBA player Bol dies at age 47

Manute Bol, who was one of the tallest players in NBA history and gained stature off the court for his efforts to save lives in his homeland of Sudan, has …


Shot-blocker Bol dies at 47

Basketball: Manute Bol, a lithe 7-foot-7 shot-blocker from Sudan who spent 10 seasons in the NBA and was dedicated to humanitarian work in Africa, died Saturday. He was 47. Bol …


Former NBA player Manute Bol dies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An associate of former NBA player Manute Bol says Bol has died at a Virginia hospital, where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble …


Lakers top Celts in a Game 7 to repeat as champs

LOS ANGELES – Purple and gold confetti raining down upon him, Kobe Bryant hopped up on the scorer’s table, shook his fists and extended five fingers. When he hopped down, …


Lakers win NBA crown

The Los Angeles Lakers have won their 16th NBA championship, dramatically rallying from a fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 83-79 Thursday night in Game 7 of the NBA …


This is it for Celts, Lakers

LOS ANGELES – Even when Lamar Odom was a kid with limitless imagination growing up on New York’s playground courts, he thinks he might have dismissed tonight’s season finale as …


Lakers force 7th game

LOS ANGELES – Just a few seconds after seldom-used Boston reserve Shelden Williams missed an uncontested dunk, Kobe Bryant floated to the rim and somehow willed a layup through tight …


Pierce has Celtics win away from title in ‘08 flashback

BOSTON – It’s looking a lot like 2008 again, with Paul Pierce carrying the Boston Celtics to victory in the NBA finals and leading them to the brink of yet …


Celtics even series

Backup Glen “Big Baby” Davis scored half of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Celtics bench as it pulled away from the Los Angeles Lakers to win …


Lakers sizzle, Celtics fizzle

BOSTON – Derek Fisher broke down the court after another Boston miss. Nothing between him and the basket, and nothing – not even three hard-charging Celtics – was going to …


Celtics stifle Lakers

LOS ANGELES – At some point during the second quarter in Game 2 of the NBA finals, Ray Allen slipped into that shooting zone only visited by real-life superstars and …


Lakers batter Celts in opener

LOS ANGELES – So the Celtics want to play rough again? Kobe Bryant and the Lakers look ready this time around, and they barged into an early lead in the …


Lakers take Game 1

Kobe Bryant scored 30 points as Lakers take Game 1 in NBA finals.


Artest shot gives L.A. edge

LOS ANGELES – Ron Artest stumbled into Los Angeles Lakers playoff lore with one remarkable bank shot to beat the Phoenix Suns. Artest rambled into the lane and beat the …


Magic keep hopes alive

ORLANDO, Fla. – Not ready to go home just yet, the only place the Orlando Magic are headed is back to Boston. Halfway to history.


Phoenix reserves too much for Lakers to handle

PHOENIX – The Phoenix bench finally delivered as advertised, and it could hardly have come at a better time. Channing Frye broke out of a horrendous shooting slump by making …


Orlando avoids sweep, goes home for Game 5

BOSTON – Put away the brooms. Hold off on those “Beat L.A!” chants. The Boston Celtics still have some work to do before they can play for their second NBA …


Which way will LeBron James go?

Like many of us from time to time, LeBron James must decide where he is going to work next. This has created a smattering of interest. ESPN, for instance, has …


Stoudemire leads Suns past Lakers

PHOENIX – Amare Stoudemire answered his critics with an exclamation point, and there will be no sweep in the Western Conference finals. Stoudemire matched his career playoff high with 42 …


Lakers beat Suns for 2-0 lead in series

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers are halfway to another NBA finals, and their fans already know who they want their dominant defending champions to play next. Pau Gasol …


Celtics take control

ORLANDO, Fla. – Too slow? Too old? Try two wins from the NBA finals.