Topics

Cavaliers roll past Raptors in Game 2

May 20, 2016

Cavaliers roll past Raptors in Game 2

Overshadowed as the Golden State Warriors shot down history during the regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are making this postseason their own. Perfectly. LeBron James recorded a triple-double and Cleveland improved to 10-0 in the playoffs with a 108-89 victory over the Toronto Raptors ...

Irving reaching new level for Cavs during postseason

May 19, 2016

Irving reaching new level for Cavs during postseason

Kyrie Irving dribbled behind his back and then behind his back again, leaving Toronto’s Cory Joseph grasping at air. Irving pulled off a few other dizzying spins and other did-he-just-do-that moves while finishing with 27 points, five assists and two steals. He even got ...

Higashino hopes to bring change to Japanese basketball

May 19, 2016

Higashino hopes to bring change to Japanese basketball

by

As a basketball coach, Tomoya Higashino was sometimes referred to by the nickname “Crusher” because of his dismantling of conventional thinking. Now he’s expected to break Japan’s traditional basketball status quo and spark a complete change. The Japan Basketball Association announced on Thursday that ...

McHenry revels in Golden Kings' legacy

| May 19, 2016

McHenry revels in Golden Kings' legacy

by

Winning a title to close out the Ryukyu Golden Kings’ remarkable stretch of sustained excellence in the bj-league put a huge smile on Golden Kings legend Anthony McHenry’s face. Like the rest of his teammates, McHenry’s post-game mood was euphoric on Sunday, when the ...

Curry dazzles again; Warriors even series

May 19, 2016

Curry dazzles again; Warriors even series

Once Stephen Curry finally gathered himself and got up following a scary first-quarter dive into the stands, fans inside Oracle Area could take a breath, sit back and watch the MVP put on a spectacular shooting show. Puffy right elbow and all. “The elbow’s ...

Knicks want Hornacek as coach

May 19, 2016

Knicks want Hornacek as coach

The New York Knicks want Jeff Hornacek as their next coach. The team is working on a deal to hire Hornacek, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Wednesday. President of basketball operations Phil Jackson has had discussions with ...

Cavaliers blow out Raptors in Game 1 of East finals

May 18, 2016

Cavaliers blow out Raptors in Game 1 of East finals

The Cavaliers are rolling through the East with ease. LeBron James hardly missed and scored 24 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 27 and Cleveland picked up where it left off before a long layoff by thumping the Toronto Raptors 115-84 in Game ...

Pacers hire McMillan as head coach

May 17, 2016

Pacers hire McMillan as head coach

Larry Bird found the Indiana Pacers’ new voice on his own bench. Now Nate McMillan must show his old-school style will still resonate with today’s young players. Bird promoted the 51-year-old McMillan to head coach Monday, hoping he will change the culture inside the ...

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 ...