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Grizzlies center Gasol to consider free agency

May 19, 2015

Grizzlies center Gasol to consider free agency

The Memphis Grizzlies head into the offseason with a major goal: re-signing their free agent All-Star center. Marc Gasol is in no hurry, he’s on his own timetable. He plans to take as much time as possible to consider all his options as one ...

May 19, 2015

Pelicans invite He to Summer League

The New Orleans Pelicans have invited Chinese forward He Tianju to attend the NBA Summer League in July with an eye on drafting him. He’s Chinese club Liaoning published the invite letter from Pelicans’ director of player personnel David Booth on Tuesday, asking the ...

Warriors coach Kerr coming through in playoffs again

May 18, 2015

Warriors coach Kerr coming through in playoffs again

With the stakes high and fans ready to question and critique every move, Steve Kerr knew he’d be in the spotlight no matter how things played out this postseason. That’s just the reality of being a rookie coach with the NBA MVP and the ...

Rockets oust Clippers

May 18, 2015

Rockets oust Clippers

The Houston Rockets are heading to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers. “It’s the ultimate confidence-booster,” James Harden said. “There’s only a handful of teams that’s done ...

Replay sends Hawks into Eastern final

May 16, 2015

Replay sends Hawks into Eastern final

Atlanta advanced to the NBA Eastern Conference finals for the first time when an apparent tying basket at the buzzer was ruled out, giving the Hawks a 94-91 win at Washington on Friday and a 4-2 series victory. Washington’s Paul Pierce, who sank the ...

Cavs finish Bulls in rout

May 15, 2015

Cavs finish Bulls in rout

LeBron James struggled to score 15 points and Kyrie Irving limped off the court, but the Cleveland Cavaliers still beat the Chicago Bulls 94-73 to clinch their semifinal series in six games. Matthew Dellavedova scored 19 points and Tristan Thompson added 13 points and ...

Horford puts Hawks on top

May 14, 2015

Horford puts Hawks on top

With their magical season on the brink, the Atlanta Hawks needed someone to come up big. Al Horford wasn’t supposed to be the guy. He would not be denied. The Hawks center swooped in to snatch an offensive rebound and dropped in a shot ...

LeBron's 38 carries Cavaliers past Bulls

May 13, 2015

LeBron's 38 carries Cavaliers past Bulls

With the “Big 3″ reduced to the “Banged-Up 2,” LeBron James again showed why he’s Cleveland’s one and only. James scored 38 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cavaliers held off Chicago’s charge in the fourth quarter for a 106-101 victory over the ...

Pelicans fire Williams

May 13, 2015

Pelicans fire Williams

The New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams on Tuesday, parting ways with a coach who has a strong relationship with the franchise’s marquee player, Anthony Davis. General manager Dell Demps, who’ll lead the search for a new coach, said he informed Davis ...

Curry, Warriors even series

May 12, 2015

Curry, Warriors even series

Steve Kerr challenged his Golden State Warriors to ratchet up the intensity to playoff-level. With MVP Stephen Curry leading the way, they responded and looked like the team that cruised through the regular season. Curry scored 21 of his 33 points by halftime, and ...

LeBron lifts Cavs over Bulls

May 11, 2015

LeBron lifts Cavs over Bulls

LeBron James watched his coach draw up the final play — and then drew one up of his own. “Give me the ball and get out of the way,” he said. James overruled Cleveland coach David Blatt’s idea for a last-second inbounds play and ...