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Spurs' Leonard to miss Game 2

/ May 16, 2017

Spurs' Leonard to miss Game 2

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has ruled Kawhi Leonard out for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals with a sprained left ankle caused by what Popovich described as a “dangerous” and “unsportsmanlike” closeout by Golden State’s Zaza Pachulia. Leonard had an MRI on Monday ...

Cavaliers itching to get going again

/ May 14, 2017

Cavaliers itching to get going again

Kyrie Irving misses the sounds, the sights, the stress of the NBA Playoffs. The All-Star point guard isn’t the only one. “We’re itching to play,” Irving said. The Cavaliers are still waiting. With Washington and Boston headed to a Game 7 on Monday, Cleveland’s ...

Wall's late 3 helps Wizards force Game 7

/ May 13, 2017

Wall's late 3 helps Wizards force Game 7

John Wall stood atop the scorer’s table, popping his jersey, yelling and celebrating his 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left for the go-ahead basket that put his Washington Wizards into a Game 7 against the Boston Celtics. After Washington’s 92-91 victory extended the Eastern Conference ...

Spurs rout Rockets to advance to West finals

/ May 12, 2017

Spurs rout Rockets to advance to West finals

San Antonio is heading to the Western Conference finals for the 13th time thanks to a player who has never been there. The Spurs eliminated the sluggish James Harden and the Houston Rockets with a 114-75 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night behind ...

Former NBA coach George Irvine dies at 69

/ May 11, 2017

Former NBA coach George Irvine dies at 69

George Irvine, who coached nearly 200 games for the Indiana Pacers in the 1980s before working in the front office, has died after battling cancer. He was 69. The Pacers announced the death Tuesday after speaking with Irvine’s family. Irvine had been living near ...

Celtics bounce back in style

/ May 11, 2017

Celtics bounce back in style

Playing in the Garden has brought out the Boston Celtics’ best basketball this postseason. Wednesday night it was home to one of the best nights of Avery Bradley’s career. Bradley scored a playoff career-high 29 points, and the Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 ...

Warriors complete four-game sweep of Jazz

/ May 9, 2017

Warriors complete four-game sweep of Jazz

The Splash Brothers provided the fast start, and the Golden State Warriors made it a quick finish to the second round. They’re four wins from another NBA Finals appearance, and so far nobody can slow them down. Stephen Curry scored 30 points and the ...

LeBron, Cavaliers complete sweep of Raptors

/ May 8, 2017

LeBron, Cavaliers complete sweep of Raptors

LeBron James and the Cavaliers are headed back to a familiar place after sweeping aside another overmatched opponent. James scored 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 27 and Cleveland swept Toronto, beating the Raptors 109-102 on Sunday to give James his seventh consecutive trip to ...

Durant carries Warriors past Jazz in Game 3

/ May 7, 2017

Durant carries Warriors past Jazz in Game 3

The Golden State Warriors gave another big example why they signed Kevin Durant during the offseason, and why others around the NBA were dismayed with the addition. Durant had 38 points and 13 rebounds and the Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 102-91 on Saturday ...