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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 ...

Heat beat Raptors to force Game 7

May 14, 2016

Heat beat Raptors to force Game 7

The Miami Heat went small, and came up big. With that, another Game 7 awaits. Goran Dragic scored a postseason career-high 30 points, Dwyane Wade added 22 and the Heat rode a small lineup to a 103-91 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday ...

May 13, 2016

Russian Basketball Federation bans 24 players in gambling probe

The Russian Basketball Federation says it has banned 24 players from 11 clubs as part of an investigation into gambling. The punishments follow an anti-corruption campaign under federation president Andrei Kirilenko, who played 13 seasons in the NBA. The federation said in a statement ...

May 13, 2016

Magic coach Skiles resigns after one season in charge

Scott Skiles surprisingly resigned as coach of the Orlando Magic after just one season and team executives insist they never saw it coming. The Magic were busy Thursday trying to play spin control while also trying to make sense of the seemingly sudden decision ...

Thunder oust Spurs to reach West finals

May 13, 2016

Thunder oust Spurs to reach West finals

The Thunder flipped the script, and now they’re heading to the Western Conference finals. Tim Duncan doesn’t know yet where he’s headed as the San Antonio Spurs face an uncertain future. Kevin Durant scored 37 points, Russell Westbrook added 28, and Oklahoma City beat ...