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Spurs rout Rockets to advance to West finals

/ May 12, 2017

Spurs rout Rockets to advance to West finals

San Antonio is heading to the Western Conference finals for the 13th time thanks to a player who has never been there. The Spurs eliminated the sluggish James Harden and the Houston Rockets with a 114-75 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night behind ...

Former NBA coach George Irvine dies at 69

/ May 11, 2017

Former NBA coach George Irvine dies at 69

George Irvine, who coached nearly 200 games for the Indiana Pacers in the 1980s before working in the front office, has died after battling cancer. He was 69. The Pacers announced the death Tuesday after speaking with Irvine’s family. Irvine had been living near ...

Celtics bounce back in style

/ May 11, 2017

Celtics bounce back in style

Playing in the Garden has brought out the Boston Celtics’ best basketball this postseason. Wednesday night it was home to one of the best nights of Avery Bradley’s career. Bradley scored a playoff career-high 29 points, and the Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 ...

Warriors complete four-game sweep of Jazz

/ May 9, 2017

Warriors complete four-game sweep of Jazz

The Splash Brothers provided the fast start, and the Golden State Warriors made it a quick finish to the second round. They’re four wins from another NBA Finals appearance, and so far nobody can slow them down. Stephen Curry scored 30 points and the ...

LeBron, Cavaliers complete sweep of Raptors

/ May 8, 2017

LeBron, Cavaliers complete sweep of Raptors

LeBron James and the Cavaliers are headed back to a familiar place after sweeping aside another overmatched opponent. James scored 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 27 and Cleveland swept Toronto, beating the Raptors 109-102 on Sunday to give James his seventh consecutive trip to ...

Durant carries Warriors past Jazz in Game 3

/ May 7, 2017

Durant carries Warriors past Jazz in Game 3

The Golden State Warriors gave another big example why they signed Kevin Durant during the offseason, and why others around the NBA were dismayed with the addition. Durant had 38 points and 13 rebounds and the Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 102-91 on Saturday ...

Budenholzer pares down role; Hawks GM resigns

/ May 6, 2017

Budenholzer pares down role; Hawks GM resigns

The Atlanta Hawks’ next general manager will have total authority of personnel decisions following moves on Friday, which dismantled the two-tier management team of Mike Budenholzer and Wes Wilcox. Budenholzer resigned as the Hawks’ president of basketball operations and will remain as coach, and ...

LeBron leads way as Cavs go up 2-0 on Raptors

/ May 4, 2017

LeBron leads way as Cavs go up 2-0 on Raptors

Unstoppable. Untouchable. Undefeated. Back on the playoff stage, where he’s starred so many times before, LeBron James is making things look easy. James scored 39 points, hopped past Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 125-103 ...