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Doncic, Young unanimous NBA All-Rookie 1st-teamers

May. 21, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With Dallas' Luka Doncic and Atlanta's Trae Young leading the way, the top five NBA draft picks from 2018 have been selected as the top five NBA rookies this season. Doncic and Young were unanimous first-team selections for the NBA All-Rookie team, which was announced Tuesday. Phoenix's...

Giannis, George finalists for NBA MVP and defensive award

May. 17, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George have a chance to be both the NBA's MVP and its Defensive Player of the Year. Reigning MVP James Harden is the other finalist for the league's top award. The NBA announced three finalists for six individual award categories Friday, based on voting...

Hawks' anticipation building for crucial NBA draft lottery

May. 6, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — No team has more riding on next week's NBA draft lottery than the Atlanta Hawks. If the pingpong balls fall Atlanta's way, the Hawks could be the only team to end up with two of the top nine picks. The last two drafts have set the foundation for the Hawks' makeover. John Collins and Trae...

Mavericks guard Hardaway has surgery for stress fracture

Apr. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume basketball activities before the start of training camp in September. The procedure announced Thursday came after Hardaway missed the last 11 games of the...

Euro swap for Mavs: Porzingis joins Doncic as Dirk moves on

Apr. 11, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are the Euro stars of the future for the Dallas Mavericks now that Dirk Nowitzki has retired after a record 21 seasons with the same franchise. The rookie sensation from Slovenia and the 7-foot-3 Latvian didn't get to play together in the two months after...

Hawks set to draft more youth to group led by Young, Collins

Apr. 11, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks made a modest improvement in the standings this season, finishing with 29 wins, up from 24 the previous year. John Collins sees a far more dramatic improvement in the Hawks' outlook. "Completely different," Collins said Wednesday night after closing the season with a...

Spurs beat Mavs 105-94 in Nowitzki's final game

Apr. 11, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki said goodbye to the NBA the same way he came into the league, smoothly draining a jumper over a defender to punctuate a passionate performance. It was only fitting that Nowitzki's final shot came against the San Antonio Spurs, a team he terrorized in the regular season and...

Nowitzki announces retirement after final home game for Mavs

Apr. 10, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki cried near midcourt when the second quarter was about to resume. The Dallas Mavericks star nearly jumped for joy with a huge smile on his face after a rare dunk prompted thunderous applause from a crowd celebrating the final home game of his record 21st season with the same...

Nowitzki retires after scoring 30 as Mavs top Suns 120-109

Apr. 10, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 30 points and then announced his retirement in the 40-year-old's final home game, a 120-109 victory for the Dallas Mavericks over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Nowitzki told the crowd, "As you might expect, this is my last home game." That was after...

'Still amazing': Dwyane Wade plays his last game in Miami

Apr. 10, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade's final home game was memorable for countless reasons. All of his children were there. Former President Barack Obama sent a video, one of many tributes. Fans came early and stayed late, chanting his name. His wife slapped his backside in recognition of his making a 3-pointer. He...