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May 13, 2016

Magic coach Skiles resigns after one season in charge

Scott Skiles surprisingly resigned as coach of the Orlando Magic after just one season and team executives insist they never saw it coming. The Magic were busy Thursday trying to play spin control while also trying to make sense of the seemingly sudden decision ...

Thunder oust Spurs to reach West finals

May 13, 2016

Thunder oust Spurs to reach West finals

The Thunder flipped the script, and now they’re heading to the Western Conference finals. Tim Duncan doesn’t know yet where he’s headed as the San Antonio Spurs face an uncertain future. Kevin Durant scored 37 points, Russell Westbrook added 28, and Oklahoma City beat ...

Alvark, Brex enter NBL playoffs as top teams

May 12, 2016

Alvark, Brex enter NBL playoffs as top teams

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Before the B. League, a brand-new men’s top hoop circuit in Japan, tips off next season, the NBL launches its playoffs this weekend. The Toyota Alvark and Link Tochigi Brex, who battled for the top spot in the standings throughout the regular season, are ...

Splash Brothers lead way as Warriors finish off Blazers

May 12, 2016

Splash Brothers lead way as Warriors finish off Blazers

Stephen Curry raised his left arm in triumph and cradled the game ball in his right as yellow confetti fell. The Splash Brothers are taking defending champion Golden State back to the Western Conference finals for a second straight year. Klay Thompson’s sweet shooting ...

Hachimura cleared to enroll at Gonzaga

May 11, 2016

Hachimura cleared to enroll at Gonzaga

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Japanese basketball standout Rui Hachimura announced on Wednesday that he has met the academic requirements to enroll at Gonzaga University and could begin playing for the school’s basketball team as early as this fall. Hachimura, who committed to the Bulldogs last year, said that ...

Westbrook leads Thunder past Spurs for 3-2 lead in series

May 11, 2016

Westbrook leads Thunder past Spurs for 3-2 lead in series

Russell Westbrook couldn’t be stopped down the stretch, not even when the San Antonio Spurs were trying to foul him. Westbrook had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Spurs 95-91 ...

May 10, 2016

San Antonio GM Buford named NBA's top executive

R.C. Buford is the last person to take a victory lap, especially when the San Antonio Spurs are in the middle of a second-round playoff fight with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Spurs GM won’t be extolling his virtues or patting himself on the ...

Curry dazzles in OT victory

May 10, 2016

Curry dazzles in OT victory

Stephen Curry nailed a 3-pointer in overtime and gestured to the crowd, exclaiming over and over: “I’m back! I’m back!” Golden State’s superstar certainly was. Curry returned from a sprained right knee to score an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, finishing with 40 as ...