Basketball Topics

Jun 2, 2016

Celtics hand Ainge, Stevens extended deals

Establishing continuity has always been at the core of the Boston Celtics’ 17 NBA championships. The Celtics hope their latest moves in that regard will be a step toward reaching No. 18. The team announced Wednesday that it has extended the contracts of coach ...

LeBron, Curry set to square off again in finals

Jun 2, 2016

LeBron, Curry set to square off again in finals

LeBron versus Steph. King James versus the Baby-faced Assassin. Any way you slice it, it’s a dream matchup for the league in the NBA Finals. Again. A second straight championship showdown between LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry and the Golden ...

Healthy Curry ready for NBA FInals

Jun 1, 2016

Healthy Curry ready for NBA FInals

Fresh charcoal gray NBA Finals cap on backward and wearing a wide grin, Stephen Curry summed up his wild, up-and-down postseason so far and reminded everybody he’s not close to done. The MVP’s got his groove back, all right — looking healthy again at ...

Warriors sink Thunder in Game 7 to reach NBA Finals

May 31, 2016

Warriors sink Thunder in Game 7 to reach NBA Finals

Stephen Curry knocked down yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters in triumph once more. A special, record-setting season saved for the defending champs, with a memorable comeback added to the long ...

Warriors braced for tough test in Game 7

May 30, 2016

Warriors braced for tough test in Game 7

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After a record 73 wins and a memorable Game 6 comeback on the road, the Golden State Warriors’ goal of getting back to the NBA Finals and defending their title comes down to Game 7 at home against the powerful Oklahoma City Thunder. All ...

Pelicans guard Dejean-Jones killed

May 29, 2016

Pelicans guard Dejean-Jones killed

New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday. A man living at the apartment was sleeping when he heard his front door kicked open, Dallas Police Senior Cpl. DeMarquis Black said ...

Cavaliers put away Raptors to reach finals

May 28, 2016

Cavaliers put away Raptors to reach finals

For LeBron James, it’s six straight trips to the NBA Finals. Maybe this one will end Cleveland’s long wait for a championship. James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cavaliers advanced to their second straight finals by ...

May 27, 2016

Rockets, D'Antoni finalize four-year deal: report

Mike D’Antoni is headed to Houston to try his “Seven Seconds or Less” offense with James Harden, one of the NBA’s most explosive offensive threats. D’Antoni reached agreement with the Rockets on a four-year deal on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation ...

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 ...