Warriors top Pels in OT

Apr 24, 2015

Warriors top Pels in OT

Stephen Curry wasn’t about to turn down the music, or put any kind of damper on a giddy locker room celebration that seemed more reminiscent of a series-clinching triumph. The Golden State Warriors still need one more victory to close out their first-round playoff ...

Apr 23, 2015

Billionaire agrees to buy Hawks

A group headed by billionaire Antony Ressler has agreed to purchase the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks for $850 million. The team announced the deal Wednesday during the first half of the Hawks’ Eastern Conference playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets.

Apr 23, 2015

NBA to stage exhibition in S. Africa

The NBA will play an exhibition game Aug. 1 in South Africa. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association said Wednesday that the Team Africa vs. Team World game will be played at Ellis Park Arena. It will support Boys & Girls Clubs ...

Spurs outlast Clips in OT

Apr 23, 2015

Spurs outlast Clips in OT

Three days from his 39th birthday, Tim Duncan keeps getting better with age. He smartly stayed on the court while playing the last eight minutes with five fouls, and recovered from a woeful fourth quarter to steady the Spurs in overtime. Duncan scored 28 ...

Apr 23, 2015

Thunder dismiss coach Brooks after 7 seasons

Scott Brooks did everything but win a championship. It wasn’t enough. The Oklahoma City Thunder fired their coach on Wednesday, parting ways with a former NBA coach of the year who led the team to three conference finals in four years, only to falter ...

LeBron closes door on Celtics in Game 2

Apr 22, 2015

LeBron closes door on Celtics in Game 2

The Celtics wouldn’t go away, and then LeBron James finished them off. James scored 30 points — 15 in the fourth quarter — and Kyrie Irving added 26 as the Cleveland Cavaliers finally shook off Boston in the fourth quarter for a 99-91 victory ...

Apr 22, 2015

Budenholzer named coach of year

Mike Budenholzer was right where he didn’t want to be: the center of attention. There was no avoiding it. Not after leading the Atlanta Hawks to the top of the Eastern Conference. Budenholzer was honored as the NBA coach of the year on Tuesday, ...

Warriors rally past Pelicans

Apr 21, 2015

Warriors rally past Pelicans

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr likes to say his team teeters on “explosive and careless” basketball, pulling off an astonishing play one moment and a perplexing one the next. Kerr saw both extremes Monday night. And the better half was just good enough ...

Clippers overwhelm Spurs

Apr 20, 2015

Clippers overwhelm Spurs

Blake Griffin accelerated through the paint and threw down a vicious dunk right on Aron Baynes’ head in the third quarter. A few minutes later, Griffin did it again to the same poor San Antonio center. After three years of early-round failures, the Los ...

Top-seeded Warriors beat Pelicans in playoff opener

Apr 19, 2015

Top-seeded Warriors beat Pelicans in playoff opener

Stephen Curry carried the Golden State Warriors to a huge lead, waving his arms and flexing his muscles with one acrobatic shot after another. Every time the New Orleans Pelicans pulled closer, Curry came back even better. Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy ...

'King James' eyes NBA crown

Apr 18, 2015

'King James' eyes NBA crown

For LeBron James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one. The fourth is about to begin. The only one that matters. James has his sights set on another NBA title, and if he ...

Apr 18, 2015

Hawks' Sefolosha has surgery on leg

Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha is recovering from surgery on his right leg, which he says was injured during his arrest by New York police last week. The team says Sefolosha had surgery Thursday to repair a fractured fibula and ligament damage. The operation was ...