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Knicks want Hornacek as coach

May 19, 2016

Knicks want Hornacek as coach

The New York Knicks want Jeff Hornacek as their next coach. The team is working on a deal to hire Hornacek, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Wednesday. President of basketball operations Phil Jackson has had discussions with ...

Cavaliers blow out Raptors in Game 1 of East finals

May 18, 2016

Cavaliers blow out Raptors in Game 1 of East finals

The Cavaliers are rolling through the East with ease. LeBron James hardly missed and scored 24 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 27 and Cleveland picked up where it left off before a long layoff by thumping the Toronto Raptors 115-84 in Game ...

Pacers hire McMillan as head coach

May 17, 2016

Pacers hire McMillan as head coach

Larry Bird found the Indiana Pacers’ new voice on his own bench. Now Nate McMillan must show his old-school style will still resonate with today’s young players. Bird promoted the 51-year-old McMillan to head coach Monday, hoping he will change the culture inside the ...

Thunder rally leads to upset of Warriors

| May 17, 2016

Thunder rally leads to upset of Warriors

Outside his locker room, first-year Thunder coach Billy Donovan received a round of hugs and celebratory handshakes for pulling off something no other team has done at Oracle Arena this postseason: win. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City dazzled in the fourth quarter ...

Raptors oust Heat, prepare for Cavs

May 16, 2016

Raptors oust Heat, prepare for Cavs

Toronto fans chanted ‘We Want Cleveland!’ in the final seconds. They got it. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, DeMar DeRozan had 28 and the Raptors beat the Miami Heat 116-89 in Game 7 on Sunday to advance to the conference finals for the first ...

Ryukyu's Ravenel named playoff MVP

May 15, 2016

Ryukyu's Ravenel named playoff MVP

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Ryukyu Golden Kings big man Evan Ravenel made a big impact in Sunday’s bj-league championship game against the Toyama Grouses. The Ohio State alum scored nine of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter and pulled down 12 rebounds. He made 10 of ...

Brex sharpshooters take down Diamond Dolphins

May 15, 2016

Brex sharpshooters take down Diamond Dolphins

Japanese shooters Takatoshi Furukawa and Hironori Watanabe nailed a combined eight 3-pointers to lead the Link Tochigi Brex to a 76-59 win over the Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins in Game 2 of the best-of-three first round of the NBL playoffs on Sunday. Furukawa led the ...

Alvark sweep past Jets

May 14, 2016

Alvark sweep past Jets

Center Richard Solomon led the Toyota Alvark with 18 points and eight rebounds and young Japanese ace Daiki Tanaka finished with 15 points as Toyota beat the Chiba Jets 77-74 to complete a sweep of the their best-of-three series in the first round of ...

May 14, 2016

Spurs unsure if Duncan, Ginobili will return

San Antonio’s unexpected and abrupt end to the season brings on another stressful summer that begins with what has become an annual quandary. Will Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili return? “I really don’t know what they’re going to do,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich ...