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  • Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through

    August 12, 2014 12:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise. Her husband, Donald Sterling, had unsuccessfully fought... more »
  • Legal snafu leads court to reject Sterling request to block Clippers sale; refiling possible

    August 9, 2014 10:30 AM

    LOS ANGELES - An appellate court has refused to consider Donald Sterling's request to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer but, caught in an extraordinary legal snafu, the court says Sterling could file the request again. In a purely procedural... more »
  • Spurs hire WNBA star Becky Hammon as assistant

    August 5, 2014 12:32 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. The Spurs made the announcement Tuesday. Hammon plans to retire from the San Antonio Stars after this season. She joins South Carolina assistant Lisa Boyer, who served on John Lucas's staff in Cleveland... more »
  • Final arguments today in Sterling trial Play Video

    July 28, 2014 2:28 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Lawyers for Sterling plan to argue Monday that Shelly Sterling had no right to make... more »
  • Clippers CEO and Shelly Sterling to testify today

    July 22, 2014 4:46 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers is set to testify today at the Los Angeles trial to determine whether the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can go through. CEO Richard Parsons will be called as a witness to support Shelly... more »
  • Clippers' future on line as probate trial resumes

    July 21, 2014 3:53 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - The probate trial on the future of the Los Angeles Clippers will resume today. The trial is dealing with whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. Sterling agreed to the... more »
  • LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers

    July 11, 2014 11:28 AM

    CLEVELAND - LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James tells Sports Illustrated, that he's decided to go home. It's a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat. James told SI:... more »
  • Park to rename coaster if Lebron goes to Cleveland

    July 9, 2014 8:18 PM

    SANDUSKY, Ohio - NBA superstar LeBron James has one more offer to consider in deciding where to play next season: Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is promising to rename one of its roller coasters "King James" if he returns home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. A park spokesman says... more »
  • Shelly Sterling seeks protections for witnesses

    June 19, 2014 11:32 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Shelly Sterling's attorneys have asked a court to hold a hearing on allegations that Donald Sterling and his attorneys have threatened her legal team and the doctors who assert that the Los Angeles Clippers co-owner is mentally incapacitated. The request was filed early Thursday in Los Angeles... more »
  • Former NBA coach joins LSU basketball staff

    June 17, 2014 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced Tuesday that former NBA coach Eric Musselman will join the men's basketball team as an assistant coach. Musselman was head coach of the Golden State Warriors from 2002 to 2004, and the Sacramento Kings in 2006-2007. Musselman spent the past two seasons as assistant... more »
  • Spurs dominate Heat, win 5th NBA title in franchise history

    June 15, 2014 11:01 PM

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night to win the series in five games. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999,... more »
  • Donald Sterling hires investigators

    June 13, 2014 2:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A person with knowledge of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's legal strategy says his team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 owners. The individual, who wasn't authorized to talk... more »
  • Sterling vs. Sterling

    June 11, 2014 8:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Shelly Sterling's attorney will be in probate court Wednesday to seek an emergency order for a hearing so a judge can confirm her authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, according to an individual familiar with the matter. The individual was not authorized to speak publicly... more »
  • Spurs ride first-half marksmanship to victory

    June 11, 2014 2:08 AM

    MIAMI, FL - The San Antonio Spurs have a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA Finals following an incredible shooting performance in the first half of Tuesday's 111-92 blowout over the Heat in Miami. The Spurs made 19 of their first 21 shots and fired at a 76-percent clip in the... more »
  • Dwyane Wade fined $5,000 for flopping

    June 9, 2014 3:57 PM

    MIAMI - Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat became the latest recipient of a flopping fine from the NBA on Monday, ordered to give up $5,000 after the league found he over-exaggerated a foul charged to San Antonio's Manu Ginobili in Game 2 of the finals. It was already the... more »
  • Heat even NBA Finals at 1-1 behind LeBron's 35

    June 8, 2014 11:18 PM

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LeBron James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful bounce back from cramps in the opener, and the Miami Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 on Sunday night. Chris Bosh made the go-ahead... more »
  • Spurs handle Heat, win 110-95 in NBA Finals Game 1

    June 6, 2014 8:10 AM

    SAN ANTONIO, TX - Tim Duncan had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 110-95 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals inside a sweltering AT&T Center. With an air conditioning failure making it feel like basketball in a sauna... more »
  • Spurs rout Thunder to take 3-2 lead in West finals

    May 30, 2014 1:37 AM

    SAN ANTONIO, TX - Tim Duncan had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Manu Ginobili scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 117-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green... more »
  • Bank hired to assist sale of Los Angeles Clippers

    May 28, 2014 6:36 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Donald Sterling has decided not to challenge his lifetime ban from the NBA. He hired Bank of America to help his wife Shelly Sterling sale the Los Angeles Clippers. Donald Sterling signed the team over to his wife just last week. Sterling was kicked... more »
  • Westbrook scores 40, Thunder tie series at 2-2

    May 28, 2014 2:09 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Russell Westbrook had 40 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 105-92 on Tuesday night to tie the Western Conference finals at two games apiece. It matched the second-highest playoff point total of Westbrook's career, falling short of the... more »
  • Heat take command of East finals, 102-90

    May 27, 2014 8:40 AM

    MIAMI, FL - LeBron James had 32 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 25 points and the Miami Heat moved one win away from a return trip to the NBA Finals with a 102-90 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. Dwyane Wade scored 15 points for the... more »
  • Spurs roll to 2-0 lead with 112-77 rout of Thunder

    May 22, 2014 2:24 AM

    SAN ANTONIO, TX - Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the San Antonio Spurs used a dominant third quarter to decimate the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 on Wednesday night, rolling to a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Tim Duncan added... more »
  • LA Times: Sterling tried to mislead NBA about racist remarks

    May 21, 2014 5:12 PM

    LOS ANGELES - After conducting a formal review, the NBA has alleged that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his management team attempted to mislead the league during its investigation of racist remarks he made on a recording published by TMZ, according to a report obtained by the Los... more »
  • Spurs rout Thunder in NBA Western Conference Finals game 1

    May 19, 2014 11:36 PM

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan scored 27 points and the San Antonio Spurs took advantage of Serge Ibaka's absence to dominate the paint, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-105 on Monday night in the opener of the Western Conference finals. Manu Ginobili added 18 points and Kawhi Leonard and... more »
  • Banned owner going down swinging

    May 16, 2014 6:19 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - The NBA wants Donald Sterling to sell his team, but the embattled owner is not going down without a fight. Commissioner Adam Silver recently handed the long-time Los Angeles Clippers owner a lifetime ban from the league. Sterling's mistress released recorded a conversation with him... more »
  • Heat rally past Nets to East finals, 96-94

    May 15, 2014 8:43 AM

    MIAMI, FL - Ray Allen's 3-pointer with 32 seconds left highlighted a huge Miami rally, and the Heat advanced to the Eastern Conference finals by topping the Brooklyn Nets 96-94 on Wednesday night. The Heat won the series 4-1, and will face either Indiana or Washington in the East finals... more »
  • NBA picks Dick Parsons as interim CEO of Clippers

    May 9, 2014 2:42 PM

    NEW YORK - The NBA has chosen Dick Parsons, a former Citigroup chairman and former Time Warner chairman and CEO, as interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers. Parsons will oversee the franchise while the league tries to force owner Donald Sterling to sell it following his lifetime ban for... more »
  • "Money" Mayweather says he would like to buy Clippers

    April 29, 2014 9:31 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Throw Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s wallet into the ring as a prospective owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Mayweather said Tuesday he's interested in putting together a group - with himself as a majority owner - to buy the Clippers if the team is put up for sale.... more »
  • Sterling banned for life by the NBA

    April 29, 2014 1:25 PM

    NEW YORK - The owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, has been banned for life by the NBA -- which is now going to try to force him to sell the team. Sterling has also been fined $2.5 million. It's part of the fallout from racist... more »
  • Mayor Kevin Johnson calls for Sterling to be suspended

    April 29, 2014 6:04 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Former NBA star and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has called for the NBA to suspend Donald Sterling indefinitely, appoint an executive or family member to run the team, and levy "the maximum fine possible" as punishment for the racist remarks purportedly made by the Los Angeles... more »
  • Clippers stage silent protest to owner

    April 27, 2014 6:31 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - The Los Angeles Clippers are choosing not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling and his purported recorded comments urging a woman to not bring black people to his team's games. Instead, the team let their uniforms become a show of solidarity. They ran out of the... more »
  • NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner

    April 26, 2014 2:00 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The NBA is investigating a report of an audio recording in which a man purported to be Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling makes racist remarks while speaking to his girlfriend. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday that the league is in the process... more »
  • NBA will consider giving refs more replay rights

    April 25, 2014 2:27 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - After further review, the play stands as called. Not because it was right, but because referees weren't allowed to determine it was wrong. NBA officials were already considering expanding referees' instant replay options. Discussions will surely heat up this summer after two key plays in this... more »
  • LSU basketball press conference set for 2pm

    April 23, 2014 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will hold a press conference this afternoon at 2pm with Coach Johnny Jones and freshman forward Jordan Mickey. Mickey is expected to announce his future plans. Sunday is the deadline for players to declare for the NBA draft. LSU junior forward Johnny O'Bryant has... more »
  • Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson

    April 21, 2014 9:26 AM

    NEW YORK - The New York Knicks have fired Mike Woodson after falling from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season. New team president Phil Jackson made the decision Monday, saying in a statement "the time has come for change throughout the franchise." This is the first... more »
  • Pelicans top Rockets in season finale

    April 16, 2014 9:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans closed out a difficult season with a crowd pleasing 105-100 victory over the playoff-bound Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. It was the second straight victory for the Pelicans, both starring Evans' relentless hustle... more »
  • Jazz slip past Pelicans for 100-96 win

    April 4, 2014 10:58 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward each scored 21 points and the Utah Jazz held off the New Orleans Pelicans 100-96 on Friday night to snap a five-game skid. Burks had 12 of his points in the fourth quarter and Hayward added eight final-period points. The Jazz... more »
  • LSU's O'Bryant leaving for NBA Play Video

    April 1, 2014 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU basketball post player Johnny O'Bryant III says he will bypass his senior season and make himself eligible for the NBA draft. O'Bryant, who has been projected as a late first-round or second-round draft pick, led LSU in scoring this season, averaging a career-high 15.4 points to go... more »
  • Davis (ankle) misses game vs Spurs

    March 29, 2014 7:46 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is not playing against the San Antonio Spurs because of a left ankle injury. Davis injured the ankle 4 minutes into New Orleans' home game against the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Alexis Ajinca is scheduled to start in Davis' place on Saturday... more »
  • Pelicans' Anderson out for season with neck injury

    March 25, 2014 7:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say forward Ryan Anderson will miss the remainder of the season because of a herniated cervical disc that has sidelined him since early January. Anderson is scheduled to have neck surgery April 8 to repair the injury, which occurred when he collided with... more »
  • Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Pelicans, 111-103

    March 14, 2014 10:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Damian Lillard scored 27 points, Nicolas Batum added 22 and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a four-game skid while playing without All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, defeating the New Orleans Pelicans 111-103 Friday night. Wesley Matthews had 20 points for the Trail Blazers, who held out Aldridge with a... more »
  • Grizz rally at the end to beat Pelicans 90-88

    March 12, 2014 10:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mike Conley hit a driving layup against Austin Rivers with 1.5 seconds remaining to complete the Memphis Grizzlies' comeback for a 90-88 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Conley's basket closed out a 9-0 Grizzlies run to end the game. Memphis trailed 88-81 with... more »
  • Holiday has surgery, out for season

    February 28, 2014 6:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say starting point guard Jrue Holiday has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his right tibia and will miss the rest of the season. The club says Friday's surgery was successful. Holiday, a former Eastern Conference All-Star acquired from Philadelphia... more »
  • Jason Collins tops NBA jersey sales Play Video

    February 26, 2014 8:44 AM

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Jason Collins made history this week when he became the NBA's first openly gay player. Now he's the league's most popular player, at least in terms of jersey sales. After playing just one game, his number 98 Brooklyn Nets uniform is the top seller on NBA.com.... more »
  • Gordon: Current Pelicans squad deserves more time

    February 18, 2014 6:34 PM

    METAIRIE - Eric Gordon says it would be premature to break up the team that Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and coach Monty Williams put together for this season. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday. And with 30 games left, New Orleans (23-29) is 7 1/2 games out of the... more »
  • Pierre the Pelican's new look revealed

    February 13, 2014 10:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans revealed the new face of their mascot Pierre the Pelican Wednesday night. Gone are the red beak and yellow feathers that inspired a number of internet memes poking fun at the "terrifying" mascot. Pierre's new look is covered in brown, with a... more »
  • Nowitzki leads Mavs past Pelicans, 107-90

    January 10, 2014 10:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Monta Ellis added 23 and the Dallas Mavericks sent the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans to their fourth straight loss, 107-90 on Friday night. Vince Carter added 14 points and Jae Crowder 12 for Dallas, which never trailed. The Mavericks led by as... more »
  • Rockets rally to get past Pelicans 107-98

    December 28, 2013 11:10 PM

    HOUSTON - Dwight Howard had 24 points and 17 rebounds, and James Harden scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter in the Houston Rockets' 107-98 comeback victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Chandler Parson added 19 points and seven rebounds, and Terrence Jones had... more »
  • Harden helps Rockets knock off Spurs 111-98

    December 25, 2013 10:53 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - James Harden scored 28 points and Dwight Howard had 15 points and 20 rebounds, leading the balanced Houston Rockets to a 111-98 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. Each of Houston's starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs... more »
  • Heat beat Lakers 101-95 for 6th straight victory

    December 25, 2013 10:49 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade had 23 points apiece, and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 101-95 on Wednesday for their sixth straight win. Bosh also had 11 rebounds in the Heat's fifth consecutive victory against the Lakers on Christmas Day. LeBron James added 19... more »
  • Durant leads Thunder over Pelicans, 109-95

    December 6, 2013 10:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook added 25 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat New Orleans for the ninth straight time, 109-95 on Friday night. Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which has won 14 of its last 15 against the... more »
  • Holiday lifts Pelicans in 3OT win over Bulls

    December 3, 2013 6:34 AM

    CHICAGO- Jrue Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third overtime Monday night, giving the New Orleans Pelicans a 131-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists for the Pelicans. He made an 18-footer with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation to... more »
  • NBA armed with sleeved jerseys for Christmas teams

    November 14, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- NBA players are dressing up for Christmas - in sleeves. The leagued debuted short-sleeved jerseys Thursday for the 10 teams that will play on the holiday, replacing the traditional sleeveless NBA uniforms. The jerseys featured a large logo in the center on the front of the jersey. The... more »
  • Heat ring in new season, beat Bulls

    October 30, 2013 8:57 AM

    UNDATED - The Miami Heat celebrated their second straight NBA championship by distributing rings and raising the title banner before Tuesday's season-opening game against the Chicago Bulls. They spent the first half proving they have the horses to win a third straight championship. Miami built a 54-33 halftime... more »
  • Pelicans' Darius Miller has foot fracture

    September 9, 2013 9:51 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say second-year small forward Darius Miller has had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. Team officials say Miller had surgery in southern California on Friday and will return to New Orleans on Tuesday to begin his rehabilitation, which is expected... more »
  • NBA to install motion cameras in every arena

    September 5, 2013 2:16 PM

    The NBA will install motion-tracking cameras in every arena this season. The cameras will monitor player movement and help teams and players get even more detailed analysis of the action on the court. It's the next step in a partnership between the league and STATS that began in 2009. The... more »
  • Pelicans to play pre-season game at Rupp Arena

    July 31, 2013 4:39 PM

    LEXINGTON - The NBA's Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans will play a pre-season game in Rupp Arena on October 19th at 7:00 p.m., the Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) and Global Sports Management (GSM) announced today. The game will feature three former UK players, Anthony Davis and Darius Miller from... more »
  • Withey signs with Pelicans

    July 31, 2013 9:41 AM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say former Kansas standout Jeff Withey has signed his rookie contract, but the team didn't release details. Withey was drafted by Portland in the second round of the draft with the 39th overall pick. He was then traded to New Orleans as part... more »
  • AP Source: Cavs offer Bynum 2-year deal

    July 9, 2013 9:55 AM

    CLEVELAND - A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers have offered free-agent center Andrew Bynum a two-year contract. The Cavs made the offer Monday night, a deal that includes a team option for the second year. Yahoo! Sports first reported the offer and said... more »
  • AP Source: F Aminu to re-sign with Pelicans

    July 6, 2013 12:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the situation says forward Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a 1-year extension with the New Orleans Pelicans. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because NBA rules prevent the deal from becoming official until July 10. The extension... more »
  • Celtics hire Brad Stephens as new head coach

    July 3, 2013 4:53 PM

    BOSTON - The Boston Celtics announced today that they have come to an agreement with Brad Stevens to be the 17th head coach of the team. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced. Stevens, age 36, has served for the past six years as the head... more »
  • AP Source: Pelicans make offer to Tyreke Evans

    July 2, 2013 1:35 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Ca. - Two people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have made an offer to Sacramento Kings restricted free agent guard Tyreke Evans. The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because the offer was supposed to remain private. Several media... more »
  • Cavs take Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

    June 27, 2013 7:01 PM

    NEW YORK - The Cleveland Cavaliers have selected UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick, a surprising start to the NBA draft. The Cavaliers passed on big men Nerlens Noel and Alex Len in favor of the forward who has starred for Canada's junior national teams and was... more »
  • Demps: Pelicans have many options on draft day

    June 26, 2013 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he wants to maintain a "poker face" and give away as little as possible regarding his club's intentions heading into Thursday night's NBA Draft. The Pelicans- formerly called the Hornets - hold the sixth overall pick and have no... more »
  • Heat celebrate with parade in downtown Miami

    June 24, 2013 3:41 PM

    MIAMI - The last piece of confetti had landed, the Miami Heat championship celebration was officially over and many in the crowd of revelers were starting to make their way to the exits. Players and coaches remained on the stage. They were in no hurry to leave. Every member of... more »
  • Heat celebrate with parade through downtown Miami

    June 24, 2013 10:32 AM

    MIAMI - The parade honoring the NBA champion Miami Heat is underway. With Chris Bosh holding the NBA championship trophy and LeBron James standing atop a double-decker bus with a cigar in his mouth, the Heat began making their way through a downtown Miami route late Monday morning. It's the... more »
  • Teen hit by celebratory gunfire after NBA Finals

    June 23, 2013 10:47 AM

    MIRAMAR, Fla. - A teen watching NBA Finals postgame coverage in South Florida was hit by what police believe was celebratory gunfire. Fifteen-year-old Brandon Reid says he was watching Miami Heat basketball players celebrate their world championship Thursday when a bullet came through his mother's sliding glass door and grazed... more »
  • All the marbles in tonight's NBA Finals

    June 20, 2013 10:13 AM

    MIAMI - The NBA championship will be determined tonight in Miami as the Heat entertain the Spurs. It's Game 7 of the Finals and with Miami's last-second, overtime win two nights ago, the Heat and Spurs find themselves matching up one final time with the winner taking home the... more »
  • Spurs look to close series out

    June 18, 2013 10:22 AM

    MIAMI - The San Antonio Spurs will attempt to finish off the NBA Finals and the Miami Heat this evening when the two teams square off in Miami. The Spurs took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 114-104 win Sunday night. If Miami wins tonight's outing,... more »
  • Spurs head to Miami with control of series

    June 17, 2013 10:36 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs are heading to Miami with two shots at winning their fifth NBA title -- and fourth in the Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili era. Parker and Ginobili combined for 50 points as the Spurs took a 3-2 series lead with a... more »
  • Heat look to rebound in Game 4

    June 13, 2013 10:25 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - LeBron James calls it a "must win" situation. The league MVP and his Miami Heat find themselves down two-games-to-one to San Antonio heading into tonight's Game 4 of the NBA Finals. And the Heat need a much better performance than their 36-point loss in Game 3 if... more »
  • Lebron not backing down from Game 4 vow

    June 12, 2013 4:58 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - LeBron James slung his practice jersey over his head, letting the piece of mesh fabric sway down his back much in the way that a cape would. Fitting. In Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, he might need a hero's effort to save the... more »
  • Injured Parker a concern for Spurs

    June 12, 2013 10:26 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - You wouldn't think so after a 36-point win, but the San Antonio Spurs have a big concern today. Star guard Tony Parker pulled up lame during last night's Game 3 victory over Miami and is set to have an MRI done on his sore hamstring today. The... more »
  • Game 1 of NBA Finals is tonight

    June 6, 2013 10:37 AM

    MIAMI - The opening game of the NBA Finals is taking place this evening in Miami as the Heat entertain the San Antonio Spurs. The well-rested Spurs eliminated Memphis in four games while the Heat needed seven to get rid of the Pacers. During the regular season the Spurs and... more »
  • Game 5 for Heat and Pacers

    May 30, 2013 10:12 AM

    MIAMI - Defending NBA champion Miami has its hands full with Indiana. Their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final is all tied at 2-2 with Game 5 tonight in Miami. The Heat took the opening game before dropping the second game on the home floor. The series then shifted to Indianapolis... more »
  • Pacers make comeback to even out series

    May 29, 2013 9:51 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers refuse to be pushovers. The Eastern Conference finals are tied at two games apiece after the Pacers closed on a 16-6 run to beat the Miami Heat 99-92. The late spurt came after the Heat put together a 14-2 run to take an 86-83... more »
  • Spurs take the opener

    May 20, 2013 10:10 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs took Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference finals by shredding the league's top defense. San Antonio shot 53 percent from the field and set a team playoff record by draining 14 three-pointers in a 105-83 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The... more »
  • Spurs, Warriors to break tie; Pacers try to take command

    May 14, 2013 10:32 AM

    UNDATED - The Warriors and Spurs return to San Antonio tonight for the start of what amounts to a best-of-three series. The teams have split the four first-round games of the NBA Western Conference semifinal series, with each winning once on the road. Each team has a key player hobbled.... more »
  • Pelicans' Gordon has arthroscopic ankle surgery

    May 10, 2013 9:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Eric Gordon has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. The club says the procedure, performed Thursday in Los Angeles, was aimed at alleviating pain caused by scar tissue. Gordon is expected to begin rehabilitation immediately and return... more »
  • Kobe: Mom wasn't given permission to sell my stuff

    May 9, 2013 10:07 AM

    CAMDEN, N.J. - Kobe Bryant says in a court filing that he never gave his mother permission to sell mementos from his high school days and early professional basketball career. Bryant is in a court battle over whether hundreds of items can be auctioned off. Pamela Bryant says... more »
  • Deng stays back in Chicago for Game 2

    May 8, 2013 10:25 AM

    MIAMI - Luol Deng is staying in Chicago and not rejoining the Bulls for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat on Wednesday. Deng was recently hospitalized because of illness, needing a spinal tap. He was planning to fly to Miami and at least... more »
  • Jason Collins seeking book deal, officials tell AP

    May 6, 2013 8:51 PM

    NEW YORK - Jason Collins, the NBA veteran who recently announced he was gay, is seeking a book deal, The Associated Press has learned. Officials at three publishing houses said Monday that they had been contacted about a planned memoir by Collins, the first active player in any of four... more »
  • Final two conference semifinals begin tonight

    May 6, 2013 10:24 AM

    UNDATED - The opening games of two NBA conference semifinals are taking place this evening as Miami plays host to Chicago and San Antonio is home to Golden State. The Heat advanced with a four-game sweep of the Bucks in their first-round series while the Bulls took seven games to... more »
  • Young gay athletes set tone for NBA coming out

    May 4, 2013 12:08 PM

    CHICAGO - Over the past week, some have called NBA player Jason Collins a role model for being the first man in a major U.S. professional sport to come out as gay. In some ways, young athletes and their supporters have helped pave the way for pros like Collins. Ellen... more »
  • Collins says support after coming out 'incredible'

    April 30, 2013 9:05 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Jason Collins says the support that he's received since coming out has been "incredible." In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America", Collins says that he believes people are ready to support an openly gay basketball player. The 34-year-old became the first active player in... more »
  • Rockets' Lin day to day going into Game 3 vs Thunder

    April 25, 2013 3:07 PM

    HOUSTON - Houston point guard Jeremy Lin is listed as day to day with a bruised right chest muscle he suffered in a Game 2 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Lin was injured in the first half of the 105-102 loss on Wednesday night and didn't return in the... more »
  • Hornets see promise in Pelicans era

    April 18, 2013 5:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Hornets haven't waited even a full day after their season-ending loss at Dallas to announce their formal name-change to the Pelicans. After a 27-win 2012-13 campaign, the organization was understandably eager to adopt a new identity. How long it takes for the club to become a... more »
  • LeBron sits as Heat down Cavs 96-95

    April 16, 2013 10:25 AM

    CLEVELAND - LeBron James watched from the bench in street clothes as Norris Cole stripped Kyrie Irving of the ball with 2 seconds left to give the Miami Heat, resting most of their top players for the playoffs, a 96-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Cole finished... more »
  • Davis to sit rest of Hornets season

    April 11, 2013 9:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets say they will sit overall top draft choice Anthony Davis for their final three games because of his left knee injury. The 6-foot-10 rookie forward was hurt when he collided with Marcus Thornton during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's loss at Sacramento.... more »
  • Injured Wade remains sidelined for Heat

    April 9, 2013 10:35 AM

    MIAMI - Dwyane Wade will not play Tuesday night when the Miami Heat host to the Milwaukee Bucks, the fifth straight game the All-Star guard will miss while dealing with ankle and knee soreness. Wade was able to participate in the team's morning shootaround practice Tuesday. He remains listed as... more »
  • Cavs G Kyrie Irving cleared to return vs Hornets Sunday

    March 31, 2013 4:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving has been cleared to play after missing eight games with a strained left shoulder. Irving will be active and is expected to play Sunday night against the Hornets. The 21-year-old has been sidelined since March 15, when he hurt his left... more »
  • Lebron scores 36, Heat roll in New Orleans

    March 29, 2013 10:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - LeBron James scored 36 points, hitting six consecutive 3-pointers in less than six minutes during the first half, and the Miami Heat rebounded from their first loss in nearly two months to beat the New Orleans Hornets 108-89 on Friday night. The Heat, whose 27-game winning streak... more »
  • Bad break in the schedule for Hornets

    March 29, 2013 10:25 AM

    UNDATED - The New Orleans Hornets are the lucky team to face the Miami Heat after the Heat suffered their first loss after that 27-game winning streak. Tonight in the Crescent City the Hornets are playing host to the Heat, who were beaten by the Bulls in Chicago two nights... more »
  • Heat storm back for 24th straight win

    March 21, 2013 9:52 AM

    CLEVELAND - The Miami Heat seem to be able to switch on their game anytime they want. Two days after winning their 23rd straight game by overcoming a 17-point deficit at Boston, the streaking Heat rallied from 27 down in the third quarter to shock Cleveland 98-95. The win... more »
  • Heat beat Celtics for 23rd consecutive win

    March 19, 2013 10:09 AM

    BOSTON - LeBron James made the go-ahead jumper with 10.5 seconds left to lead Miami to its 23rd consecutive victory, 105-103 over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. It's the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, surpassing the 22 straight that Houston won in 2007-08 and trailing only the 33... more »
  • Wall has season-high 29; Wizards top Hornets by 9

    March 15, 2013 8:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - John Wall put on a rare shooting show Friday night, scoring a season-high 29 points and matching his career high with three 3-pointers as the Washington Wizards ran their home winning streak to four with a 96-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. Wall went 12 for 15... more »

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