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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 ...

Aisin edges Toyota in Game 1 of NBL semifinals

May 21, 2016

Aisin edges Toyota in Game 1 of NBL semifinals

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Bench players Tomoya Hasegawa and Shinsuke Kashiwagi came through to lead the Aisin SeaHorses past the Toyota Alvark with a 69-67 victory in Game 1 of the their NBL playoff semifinal series at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 on Saturday. Aisin, the reigning league ...

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, ...

May 20, 2016

Orlando Magic hand coaching reins to Vogel: source

The Orlando Magic moved quickly to fill their coaching vacancy, agreeing to a deal with Frank Vogel just a week after the position suddenly became available. Vogel and Magic officials met during the day Thursday and reached a deal, which will not be final ...

Baker brings skills clinics to Japan

May 20, 2016

Baker brings skills clinics to Japan

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Internationally renowned basketball skill guru Ganon Baker came to Japan earlier this month to teach local boys and girls some of the drills and techniques required to elevate a player’s game. At an event in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, which was the final of five ...

Cavaliers roll past Raptors in Game 2

May 20, 2016

Cavaliers roll past Raptors in Game 2

Overshadowed as the Golden State Warriors shot down history during the regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are making this postseason their own. Perfectly. LeBron James recorded a triple-double and Cleveland improved to 10-0 in the playoffs with a 108-89 victory over the Toronto Raptors ...

Irving reaching new level for Cavs during postseason

May 19, 2016

Irving reaching new level for Cavs during postseason

Kyrie Irving dribbled behind his back and then behind his back again, leaving Toronto’s Cory Joseph grasping at air. Irving pulled off a few other dizzying spins and other did-he-just-do-that moves while finishing with 27 points, five assists and two steals. He even got ...

Higashino hopes to bring change to Japanese basketball

May 19, 2016

Higashino hopes to bring change to Japanese basketball

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As a basketball coach, Tomoya Higashino was sometimes referred to by the nickname “Crusher” because of his dismantling of conventional thinking. Now he’s expected to break Japan’s traditional basketball status quo and spark a complete change. The Japan Basketball Association announced on Thursday that ...

McHenry revels in Golden Kings' legacy

| May 19, 2016

McHenry revels in Golden Kings' legacy

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Winning a title to close out the Ryukyu Golden Kings’ remarkable stretch of sustained excellence in the bj-league put a huge smile on Golden Kings legend Anthony McHenry’s face. Like the rest of his teammates, McHenry’s post-game mood was euphoric on Sunday, when the ...

Curry dazzles again; Warriors even series

May 19, 2016

Curry dazzles again; Warriors even series

Once Stephen Curry finally gathered himself and got up following a scary first-quarter dive into the stands, fans inside Oracle Area could take a breath, sit back and watch the MVP put on a spectacular shooting show. Puffy right elbow and all. “The elbow’s ...

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 ...