NBA Finals

October 17, 2019 - 3:39 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An emotional Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded in Charlotte, North Carolina that will provide care to underprivileged members of the community. The six-time NBA champion and Hornets owner was on hand Thursday for the grand...
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Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan stands on the sideline during an NBA preseason basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
October 15, 2019 - 3:40 pm
No one knew. Russell Westbrook had a chance to put the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead in the final moments of Game 6 of their Western Conference first-round series against Portland. He tried a layup with 18 seconds left. It missed. No one knew that was the 17,350th and final shot he would take as a...
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A championship tab is sewn to the back of the jersey of Toronto Raptors guard Cameron Payne during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Toronto, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 1:36 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse expects he'll be experimenting with lineups a lot in the early part of the season. That's the challenge when you lose two starters from any team, let alone an NBA champion. Nurse's tinkering became a necessity after free agent forward Kawhi...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) tries to rebound the ball during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against Orlando Magic in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)
October 15, 2019 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charles Barkley had a statue dedicated in his honor outside the 76ers' complex, the franchise for which he played the bulk of his Hall of Fame career — and later poked fun at as an analyst when the team tanked. Billy Cunningham was Barkley's first NBA coach and joked the Sixers...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the basket against Utah Jazz's Ed Davis during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
October 15, 2019 - 11:19 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Last season's loss to Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals stung Giannis Antetokounmpo. So much so that the NBA MVP admitted it took several days for him to be able to sleep at night after he and the Milwaukee Bucks blew a 2-0 lead against the eventual NBA champion Raptors...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry gestures against the Los Angeles Lakers during a preseason NBA basketball game in San Francisco. Curry knows how different this season will be. He realizes how many aren't even considering the Golden State Warriors a for-sure contender following five straight trips to the NBA Finals. No Kevin Durant. No Andre Iguodala. No Shaun Livingston. And that's just to name a few of the departed players who made such key contributions to the franchise's recent runs of success. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File )
October 15, 2019 - 9:49 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry knows how different this season will be. He realizes many aren't considering the Golden State Warriors a clear contender even following five straight trips to the NBA Finals. No Kevin Durant. No Andre Iguodala. No Shaun Livingston. And that's just to name a few of...
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Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry poses during a photo shoot at the Raptors Media day in Toronto, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.(Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 07, 2019 - 6:39 am
Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors have agreed on a $31 million, one-year extension that could keep him with the NBA champions through the 2020-21 season. Agent Mark Bartelstein on Monday confirmed the agreement, which was first reported by ESPN. Lowry was entering the final year of a $100 million...
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October 06, 2019 - 1:39 pm
PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt has left his post as coach of Greek club Olympiakos two months after announcing he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In a statement on the club website, Blatt said that "after a long and respectful discussion between the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, filmmaker Spike Lee cheers during an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Lee added to his New York Knicks collection by purchasing 13 items associated with his favorite team in a recent auction. The family of late Knicks coach Red Holzman sold off 35 items that netted $319,341, according to SCP Auctions, which handled last week’s sale. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
October 02, 2019 - 8:53 am
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Writer-director Spike Lee added to his New York Knicks collection by purchasing 13 items associated with his favorite team in a recent auction. The family of late Knicks coach Red Holzman sold off 35 items that netted $319,341, according to SCP Auctions, which handled...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden is photographed during NBA basketball media day Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 30, 2019 - 3:53 pm
USA Basketball had a tough summer. The outlook for 2020 is already much brighter. Plenty of NBA standouts — elite names like Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green and Paul George among them — are clearly intrigued by the notion of...
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