Basketball Topics

May 27, 2016

Curry only unanimous All-NBA pick

Stephen Curry has knocked down another honor. The dead-eye point guard who led the Golden State Warriors to a record 73 wins in the regular season was named to the All-NBA first team Thursday. The league’s MVP was the only player named on all ...

Warriors overcome Thunder to stave off elimination

May 27, 2016

Warriors overcome Thunder to stave off elimination

“We ain’t going home! We’re not going home!” Stephen Curry screamed at the top of his lungs. No, his Golden State Warriors are going back to Oklahoma City, after keeping their title reign and the winningest season in NBA history alive for at least ...

May 26, 2016

Grizzlies offer coaching job to Heat assistant Fizdale: source

The Memphis Grizzlies are ready to make another assistant coach a first-time NBA head coach after offering their job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person said Fizdale met with Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera ...

LeBron, Love help Cavs crush Raptors, take 3-2 series lead

May 26, 2016

LeBron, Love help Cavs crush Raptors, take 3-2 series lead

Back home, the Cavaliers were not hospitable. Just rude. They roughed up the visiting Raptors again. LeBron James scored 23 points then sat the fourth quarter, Kevin Love scored 25, and Cleveland unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference ...

May 26, 2016

Noah vows to leave Bulls: report

Joakim Noah has told teammates in recent weeks that he is finished playing for the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday, saying he has no faith in team executives. The newspaper reported Noah plans to take advantage of free agency because, as one ...

Thunder take control in conference finals

May 25, 2016

Thunder take control in conference finals

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook had his first triple-double of this year’s playoffs, after recording 18 during the regular season, and suddenly, the Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of ...

May 24, 2016

Warriors' Green fined $25,000, not suspended

Draymond Green was fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA on Monday for kicking Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in the groin. The league also upgraded the foul to a flagrant 2, which would have resulted in an automatic ejection had officials given ...

Lowry, DeRozan shine as Raptors get even

May 24, 2016

Lowry, DeRozan shine as Raptors get even

A series that once looked lopsided is now even. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference Finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 in Game ...

Thunder dominate Warriors in Game 3

May 23, 2016

Thunder dominate Warriors in Game 3

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder gave the Warriors as complete a beating as they experienced during their record-setting season. Suddenly, a second straight title seems to be anything but a given for Golden State. Now the Warriors are just trying to survive. ...

Raptors come up big to end Cavaliers' playoff streak

May 22, 2016

Raptors come up big to end Cavaliers' playoff streak

Cleveland’s perfect playoff run went south in the north. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Bismack Biyombo set a Toronto playoff record with 26 rebounds, and the Raptors beat Cleveland 99-84 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers ...

Thunder looking to bounce back after big loss against Warriors

May 21, 2016

Thunder looking to bounce back after big loss against Warriors

The Oklahoma City Thunder have valuable experience bouncing back from disaster. In Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, the San Antonio Spurs rolled past the Thunder by 32 points. Oklahoma City responded by beating the Spurs in San Antonio 98-97 the next game, ...