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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as members of the 2020 enshrinement class for the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)

Basketball Hall of Fame set to announce 2020 class

Apr. 3, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

A unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as part of the 2020 class of enshrinees by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which typically reveals its annual selections at college...

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 1998, file photo, Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich signals his team during the first quarter against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. The votes are in, and word is about to come if this finally is the year that former Rockets coach Tomjanovich gets the call from the Basketball Hall of Fame. He's got support from many within the NBA, and his resume has far more than two NBA titles won as coach of the Rockets. The Hall will announce this year's enshrinement class on Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael S. Green, File)

Analysis: It's time for Tomjanovich to get the Hall's call

Apr. 3, 2020 2:41 AM EDT

The votes are in, and word is about to come if this, finally, is the year that former Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich gets the call from the Basketball Hall of Fame. He's due. “Long overdue,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. The opinions that matter are held by the 24 people who...

Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford reacts during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

The Waiting Game: For NBA coaches, that's the new schedule

Apr. 2, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Orlando’s Steve Clifford figures he’s like every other NBA coach right now: Wake up, go to whatever now serves as the office, study his own team, maybe think about possible opponents, and resume planning. Of course, nobody knows what they’re planning for — or when...

Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) guards against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, March 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus

Mar. 12, 2020 6:30 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice" after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas. Now there will be no games at...

Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte' Graham (4) drives to the basket past Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) and forward Derrick Jones Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Hornets top Heat 109-98, as NBA shutdown looms

Mar. 11, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Charlotte coach James Borrego thought it would be a rallying cry of sorts for the Hornets to not let the Miami Heat clinch a playoff spot on their watch. He was apparently right. And by night’s end, that hardly seemed to matter. Devonte’ Graham scored 30 points, Caleb Martin...

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler, left, grabs the ball next to Washington Wizards guard Garrison Mathews, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

After Butler leaves, Heat end road woes, beat Wizards 100-89

Mar. 8, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jimmy Butler figures his bothersome left toe is not that big a deal, even if it forced him to the locker room for most of the second half Sunday night. In the bigger scheme of things, Butler found it important that the Miami Heat erased a deficit and dominated down the stretch to end...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) dribbles as Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

Ingram ovecomes shooting woes, helps Pelicans beat Heat

Mar. 7, 2020 12:17 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram overcame a poor shooting performance that included missing 15 of his first 17 shots by scoring five points in the final 62 seconds to help the New Orleans Pelicans hold off the Miami Heat 110-104 on Friday night. Mired in perhaps the worst shooting night of his career,...

Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson celebrates after scoring during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Miami's Duncan Robinson on a record path from 3-point land

Mar. 5, 2020 2:28 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Duncan Robinson is about to collect a whole slew of records. Most 3-pointers by any player in either of his first two NBA seasons. Most 3-pointers by a Miami Heat player in a season. And he’s already tied the league record for most 3-pointers by an undrafted player in a season....

Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55) looks for an opening past Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

3's are wild: Heat set record from deep, top Magic 116-113

Mar. 5, 2020 12:27 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — It took a record-setting night from 3-point range for the Miami Heat to beat the Orlando Magic. Duncan Robinson scored 27 points, all of them coming from beyond the arc, and the Heat hit a franchise-record 22 3-pointers in their 116-113 win over the Magic on Wednesday night. Goran Dragic...

Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo celebrates after scoring during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Monday, March 2, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Heat stun Bucks 105-89, holding Antetokounmpo to 13 points

Mar. 3, 2020 12:25 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat stand alone, the first team to beat the Milwaukee Bucks twice this season. Jae Crowder and Jimmy Butler each scored 18 points, Goran Dragic added 15 and the Heat beat the Bucks 105-89 on Wednesday night — moving to 2-0 against the NBA’s best team. Bam Adebayo had...