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LeBron gears up for major challenge

There’s a four-headed, shot-making, scoreboard-breaking monster out West awaiting LeBron James and the Cavaliers. The Warriors are stomach-churning scary. James, though, can’t run or hide. With eight NBA Finals appearances under his belt, he is ready to face a team he’s called “a beast.” After all, he has slayed behemoths ...

Brex claim first B. League title

/ May 27, 2017

Brex claim first B. League title

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An exciting new era for pro basketball in Japan produced an appropriate final chapter to close out its inaugural season on Saturday afternoon. The first B. League Championship final delivered a tight duel between the Kawasaki Brave Thunders, last season’s NBL champion, and the ...

Kanter lashes out over Turkish arrest warrant

/ May 27, 2017

Kanter lashes out over Turkish arrest warrant

Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday expressed disdain on social media at reports that Turkey’s government had issued a warrant for his arrest. “You can’t catch me. Don’t waste your breath. I will come on ...

Cavaliers throttle Celtics, book trip back to NBA Finals

/ May 26, 2017

Cavaliers throttle Celtics, book trip back to NBA Finals

The NBA Finals has its first “three-match,” courtesy of a King who passed His Airness. 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 on Thursday night ...

Weltman steps in to lead Magic

/ May 25, 2017

Weltman steps in to lead Magic

Jeff Weltman was perfectly content as the general manager of the Toronto Raptors two weeks ago. He was working alongside someone he considers a close friend, the ownership was first rate and his family was enjoying life in Toronto. A call from Orlando Magic ...

Irving leads Cavaliers to brink of NBA Finals

/ May 24, 2017

Irving leads Cavaliers to brink of NBA Finals

Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet. The pain couldn’t stop him. The Celtics couldn’t either. Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points despite playing on a tender ankle, LeBron James ...

Warriors sweep away Spurs, make NBA Finals again

/ May 23, 2017

Warriors sweep away Spurs, make NBA Finals again

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 Western Conference finals. Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Golden State beat injury-ravaged San ...

Gutsy Celtics rally for stunning win over Cavs

/ May 22, 2017

Gutsy Celtics rally for stunning win over Cavs

Leprechauns are imaginary. Celtic pride is very real. Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer danced on the rim and dropped with less than a second left and Boston, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star Isaiah Thomas, stunned ...

Warriors pounce on injury-plagued Spurs

/ May 21, 2017

Warriors pounce on injury-plagued Spurs

The Spurs were injured but Golden State was expecting a fevered fight on the home floor of the five-time NBA champions. The Warriors’ depth and talent settled things early. Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds as Golden State beat injury-riddled San Antonio ...