Latest Chris Paul News

Witness recants testimony from murder case against 5 teens

Mar. 11, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A key witness has recanted her testimony against five teens convicted in the killing of NBA star Chris Paul's grandfather. News outlets report that Jessicah Black now says she lied in court after police coerced her into implicating the teens in the killing of Nathaniel Jones on Nov....

Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul (3) passes the ball off against Boston Celtics' Daniel Theis (27) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March, 8, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Schroder's late layup lifts Thunder over Celtics 105-104

Mar. 8, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Until Sunday, the Oklahoma City Thunder hadn't had to worry about figuring out how to play without leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. It turns out they do just fine. Dennis Schroder stripped the ball from Kemba Walker and scored on a layup with 8.5 seconds to help the Thunder rally to...

Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel (9) dunks past New York Knicks guard Wayne Ellington (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Gallinari scores 22, Thunder beat Knicks 126-103

Mar. 6, 2020 11:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Donovan didn't see perfection. Instead, he saw progressive growth over the course of a game — in its most vital moments. And that left the Oklahoma City Thunder coach pleased. “(We) put together some stops and were able to build on the lead,” Donovan said after...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) drives around San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes, rear, in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

NBA players start process of finding next union leader

Mar. 6, 2020 5:21 PM EST

The National Basketball Players Association said Friday it has begun looking for a successor to executive director Michele Roberts, the first woman to lead a union for any of the major U.S. pro sports leagues. She is midway through her second and what will be her final four-year term and is set to hold office...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) drives on Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood (35) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Thunder blow lead, but outlast Pistons 114-107

Mar. 4, 2020 10:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Danilo Gallinari made a crucial 3-pointer in the final minute, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons 114-107 on Wednesday night despite blowing a 16-point second-half lead. The depleted Pistons rallied in the fourth quarter and took a 103-102 advantage after a 3-pointer by...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, looks to drive against Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Bucks, at 52-9 so far, have reached some rare NBA air

Mar. 3, 2020 4:24 AM EST

It’s reasonable to think Milwaukee is not going to win all 21 of its remaining games, which means not all is lost for the Golden State Warriors this season. They’ll still be the only team in NBA history to win 73 games. The Warriors were a record 73-9 in the 2015-16 season, and the Bucks fell to...

Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe shoots past Oklahoma City Thunder's Dennis Schroder during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Giannis Antetokounmpo helps Bucks rout Thunder, 133-86

Feb. 29, 2020 1:08 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks made quick work of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 13 rebounds and Milwaukee surged to a 24-point lead in the second quarter in a 133-86 victory Friday night. The 47-point margin was the Bucks' largest of...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) and Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, left, reach for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Gallinari scores 24; Thunder rally from 19 down to top Kings

Feb. 28, 2020 12:18 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to thrive in seemingly uncomfortable situations. Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points and the Thunder rallied from 19 points down in the third quarter to beat the Sacramento Kings 112-108 on Thursday night. It was the 15th time this season that the...

Oklahoma City Thunder's Danilo Gallinari (8) shoots over Chicago Bulls' Adam Mokoka during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Schroder helps Thunder top Bulls 124-122

Feb. 25, 2020 11:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When it comes to close games on the road, the Oklahoma City Thunder like their chances. It helps to have a pair of guards like Chris Paul and Dennis Schroder. Schroder scored 21 points and made a huge defensive play in the fourth quarter, helping the Thunder top the Chicago Bulls 124-122 on...

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay (22) and Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) reach for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Gilgeous-Alexander, Adams lead Thunder past Spurs

Feb. 23, 2020 10:56 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was surly, even by his standards, during his postgame media session. It was easy to see why. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Steven Adams added 21 points and 14 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Spurs...