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May 26, 2016

Noah vows to leave Bulls: report

Joakim Noah has told teammates in recent weeks that he is finished playing for the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday, saying he has no faith in team executives. The newspaper reported Noah plans to take advantage of free agency because, as one ...

Thunder take control in conference finals

May 25, 2016

Thunder take control in conference finals

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook had his first triple-double of this year’s playoffs, after recording 18 during the regular season, and suddenly, the Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of ...

May 24, 2016

Warriors' Green fined $25,000, not suspended

Draymond Green was fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA on Monday for kicking Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in the groin. The league also upgraded the foul to a flagrant 2, which would have resulted in an automatic ejection had officials given ...

Kings, Alvark to clash in B. League opener

May 24, 2016

Kings, Alvark to clash in B. League opener

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The B. League revealed on Tuesday that the Alvark Tokyo and Ryukyu Golden Kings will tip off the inaugural season on Sept. 22 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. It is the sole game that will be played on the day, and the other matchups, which ...

Lowry, DeRozan shine as Raptors get even

May 24, 2016

Lowry, DeRozan shine as Raptors get even

A series that once looked lopsided is now even. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference Finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 in Game ...

Brave Thunders beat Brex for place in NBL Finals

May 23, 2016

Brave Thunders beat Brex for place in NBL Finals

The Toshiba Brave Thunders defeated the Link Tochigi Brex 69-60 in the decisive third game of the playoff semifinals on Monday in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, and advanced to the NBL Finals. The Brave Thunders, the inaugural NBL champions in the 2013-14 season, will take ...

Thunder dominate Warriors in Game 3

May 23, 2016

Thunder dominate Warriors in Game 3

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder gave the Warriors as complete a beating as they experienced during their record-setting season. Suddenly, a second straight title seems to be anything but a given for Golden State. Now the Warriors are just trying to survive. ...

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 ...