Latest NBA Playoffs News

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA. Maybe. And probably not for long. It's been a hectic month since Toronto won the NBA championship and the...

AD3: Anthony Davis joins Lakers with championship plans

Jul. 13, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Davis' year of uncertainty finally felt finished when he stood in the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex and proudly held up his new gold jersey while LeBron James looked on approvingly. After months of upheaval around his departure from New Orleans, the superstar...

76ers unveil Horford & Co. as upgrades in championship chase

Jul. 12, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Al Horford took a seat at one of the three tables needed to fit six players, an owner and a general manager and admired the Philadelphia skyline in the distance. "This view gets me excited," Horford said . "This view back there of the city." It's the city he will call his basketball...

NBA ref Jason Phillips to oversee league's replay center

Jul. 12, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime NBA referee Jason Phillips was announced Friday as the new operations principal for the league's replay center. Phillips was an on-court referee for 19 seasons and worked more than 1,100 games, including 94 playoff games and two in this past season's NBA Finals. His final game was...

Durant officially joins Nets, Russell to Warriors

Jul. 7, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The deal bringing Kevin Durant to Brooklyn is official, and he's changing his number along with his address. The Nets completed a sign-and-trade with the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, with Brooklyn landing Durant and a protected first-round pick in next year's draft for D'Angelo...

Analysis: It's a new day in the NBA, and a welcomed change

Jul. 6, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There is no favorite. This is what the NBA wanted. And needed. The biggest piece of valid criticism about the league in recent years has been it's predictable. Golden State got to the last five NBA Finals. LeBron James had made it there eight years in a row, four with Miami and then four...

Horford, Richardson give 76ers new look in championship push

Jul. 1, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons posted Instagram photos of his shirtless shooting drills and wrote the caption, "Let's have a great week." The 76ers are off to a pretty good start. One win away from the Eastern Conference finals, the Sixers are set for another new look when training camp opens and they...

Warriors owner: No other player will wear Durant's No. 35

Jul. 1, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob is showing his appreciation for Kevin Durant's contributions to three successful seasons by promising that no other player will wear jersey No. 35 as long as Lacob is team chairman. Lacob released a statement Monday thanking Durant, the two-time...

Kevin Durant to sign with Brooklyn Nets

Jul. 1, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant is headed to the Brooklyn Nets, leaving the Golden State Warriors after three seasons. His decision was announced Sunday at the start of the NBA free agency period on the Instagram page for The Boardroom, an online series looking at sports business produced by Durant and...

Lillard gets supermax deal, and NBA spending spree begins

Jul. 1, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

Damian Lillard wasn't a top-five pick. Tobias Harris wasn't a lottery pick. Khris Middleton wasn't even a first-rounder. Their bank balances won't know the difference soon. Free agency opened Sunday with nearly $3 billion in deals getting struck in the opening hours — including Kyrie Irving officially...