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Before NBA draft lottery, Lakers already made Pelicans lucky

May. 16, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

Time for the NBA draft lottery, where some team will get a nice reward for a miserable season. Not the Los Angeles Lakers, though. Their misery is set to make a good year even better for the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans are the lone playoff team among the clubs...

Film about NBA's Antetokounmpo brothers comes to Disney+

May. 11, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

The journey of two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers from difficult upbringings in Greece to NBA champions is the subject of an upcoming film. “Rise” debuts June 24 on Disney+, the streaming service announced Tuesday. With Giannis and Thanasis...

Warriors coach Steve Kerr out with COVID-19, Brown steps in

May. 09, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday evening and will be replaced by associate head coach Mike Brown on the bench for Golden State in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Memphis Grizzlies. Kerr, 56, had been...

Kings announce hiring of Mike Brown as new coach

May. 09, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

The Sacramento Kings officially announced the hiring of Mike Brown as their new head coach with hopes he can end the NBA's longest playoff drought ever. General manager Monte McNair said Monday that Brown was picked to replace interim coach Alvin Gentry. The Kings fired Gentry after...

Doncic, Mavs beat foul-plagued Paul, Suns to even series 2-2

May. 08, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic tumbled toward the baseline after getting bumped by Chris Paul just before the halftime buzzer, the apprentice showing he has watched one of the masters at drawing fouls. The trick spurred a critical fourth foul on Paul, setting up the Dallas Mavericks to...

AP source: Kings hire Mike Brown as new coach

May. 08, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to hire Golden State assistant Mike Brown as their head coach. A person familiar with the decision confirmed on Sunday that Brown will take over the franchise with the longest playoff drought in NBA history. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...

Bubble Jimmy, or a new version, back at right time for Heat

Apr. 20, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — These are Jimmy Butler’s three highest-scoring games in a Miami uniform: 40 points against Milwaukee, 40 points against the Los Angeles Lakers, 45 points against Atlanta. And those efforts have quite a bit in common. He had at least 20 shot attempts and 12 free...

Playoff time: 10 things to know about the NBA's postseason

Apr. 16, 2022 02:56 AM EDT

Zach LaVine has an Olympic gold medal. What he doesn’t have is NBA playoff experience. At last, that part is about to change. No active NBA player has been in more regular-season games without making his playoff debut than LaVine, who has appeared in 478 games with...

Campazzo suspended for Game 1 following shoving incident

Apr. 13, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The NBA has suspended Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo for Game 1 of a first-round playoff series against Golden State for a shoving incident in the regular season finale. Campazzo forcefully pushed down Los Angeles Lakers guard Wayne Ellington in the second...

Rebuilding Thunder have solid anchor in Gilgeous-Alexander

Apr. 11, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder general manager Sam Presti said this season would be about sifting through young talent to see where it fits into future plans. It was a different approach for a franchise that was among the league's best the previous decade. But with Kevin Durant,...