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Jun 12, 2015

Bucks trade Ilyasova to Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have acquired veteran Ersan Ilyasova from the Milwaukee Bucks, adding a long-range shooter to their frontcourt. Detroit sent forwards Caron Butler and Shawne Williams to Milwaukee in the trade announced Thursday. Butler returns to the Bucks for a second time in ...

Kanazawa hires Suzuki

Jun 12, 2015

Kanazawa hires Suzuki

by Ed Odeven

Yukinori Suzuki, who guided the Oita HeatDevils for the past four seasons, was named the first head coach in Kanazawa Samuraiz history on Thursday. The expansion team will make its bj-league debut for the 2015-16 season, the circuit’s final scheduled season before the launch ...

Warriors shut down LeBron, rout Cavaliers to even series

Jun 12, 2015

Warriors shut down LeBron, rout Cavaliers to even series

Golden State held LeBron James scoreless in the fourth quarter and pulled away for a 103-82 win at Cleveland on Thursday to tie the NBA Finals at 2-2. Andre Iguodala scored 22 points in a surprise start, league MVP Stephen Curry also had 22, ...

Jun 11, 2015

Nike lands NBA's uniform contract

The NBA says Nike will become the league’s official uniform provider beginning with the 2017-18 season. The league announced Wednesday it had agreed on an eight-year deal with Nike, which will become the first apparel partner to have its logo appear on NBA uniforms. ...

Cavs guard Dellavedova out of hospital, ready for Game 4

Jun 11, 2015

Cavs guard Dellavedova out of hospital, ready for Game 4

Matthew Dellavedova walked into the interview room double-fisted — with two cups of water. After being hospitalized with dehydration after exhausting himself during Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the hustling guard was upright — a good sign for the Cavaliers. Dellavedova was released ...

Cavs survive Warriors rally to win Game 3

Jun 10, 2015

Cavs survive Warriors rally to win Game 3

LeBron James is doing more than ever. With the Cavaliers missing two All-Stars, he has no choice. “I’m so outside the box right now,” he said. And two wins from a championship — one like no other. Pushed by a crowd howling to see ...

Jun 9, 2015

Munakata replaces Kawai on Shinshu bench

by Ed Odeven

Six days after his tenure with the Amori Wat’s ended, Koju Munakata became the Shinshu Brave Warriors’ new head coach. The bj-league’s Eastern Conference team announced the hire on Monday. The 48-year-old Munakata led the Aomori Wat’s for the past two seasons, which were ...

LeBron, Cavaliers try to recover after epic Game 2 victory

Jun 9, 2015

LeBron, Cavaliers try to recover after epic Game 2 victory

Once LeBron James tied up the NBA Finals with another one of his virtuoso postseason performances, his legs were in knots. He needed ice, treatment and rest. He wasn’t the only one. After a pair of entertaining, exhausting, drama-filled overtime games at Golden State, ...

LeBron carries Cavaliers past Warriors in Game 2

Jun 8, 2015

LeBron carries Cavaliers past Warriors in Game 2

The Big Three has faded. The Terrific Two is gone. And the Cleveland Cavaliers are still heading home with the NBA Finals knotted up at a game apiece. All thanks to the Chosen One. LeBron James turned in a triple-double to remember, Matthew Dellavedova ...