Basketball Topics

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

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 ...

Splash Brothers lead way as Warriors finish off Blazers

May 12, 2016

Splash Brothers lead way as Warriors finish off Blazers

Stephen Curry raised his left arm in triumph and cradled the game ball in his right as yellow confetti fell. The Splash Brothers are taking defending champion Golden State back to the Western Conference finals for a second straight year. Klay Thompson’s sweet shooting ...

Westbrook leads Thunder past Spurs for 3-2 lead in series

May 11, 2016

Westbrook leads Thunder past Spurs for 3-2 lead in series

Russell Westbrook couldn’t be stopped down the stretch, not even when the San Antonio Spurs were trying to foul him. Westbrook had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Spurs 95-91 ...

May 10, 2016

San Antonio GM Buford named NBA's top executive

R.C. Buford is the last person to take a victory lap, especially when the San Antonio Spurs are in the middle of a second-round playoff fight with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Spurs GM won’t be extolling his virtues or patting himself on the ...

Curry dazzles in OT victory

May 10, 2016

Curry dazzles in OT victory

Stephen Curry nailed a 3-pointer in overtime and gestured to the crowd, exclaiming over and over: “I’m back! I’m back!” Golden State’s superstar certainly was. Curry returned from a sprained right knee to score an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, finishing with 40 as ...

Cavs sweep past Hawks to reach conference finals

May 9, 2016

Cavs sweep past Hawks to reach conference finals

Cleveland’s Big Three is on quite a roll. Two playoff series, two sweeps. Now, the Cavaliers get to rest up for the Eastern Conference finals. Kevin Love scored 27 points, LeBron James knocked down a huge shot with 39.2 seconds to go, and Kyrie ...

Frye shines as Cavs go up 3-0 on Hawks

May 7, 2016

Frye shines as Cavs go up 3-0 on Hawks

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving had their usual stellar performances. Kevin Love came up big, too. But when Channing Frye turned in the best playoff game of his career, the Atlanta Hawks didn’t have a chance. Frye scored 27 points and the Cavaliers kept ...