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Alyssa Thomas scores 10 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Sun beat the Sky 83-75

Jun. 12, 2024 23:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 10 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter, Brionna Jones scored 14 of her 18 in the first half and the Connecticut Sun beat the Chicago Sky 83-75 on Wednesday night. Connecticut opened the fourth quarter on a 10-3 run, started by Tiffany...

NBA mock draft: Frenchmen go 1-2, then Sheppard and Castle follow as best of the one-and-dones

Jun. 12, 2024 09:38 AM EDT

The only certainty in the NBA draft used to be a college freshman at the top of it. From John Wall in 2010 to Paolo Banchero in 2022, 13 straight drafts began with a one-and-done player. That streak ended last year, when San Antonio selected Victor Wembanyama with the No. 1 pick. ...

US opts for experience and versatility on Olympic women's basketball roster, passes on Caitlin Clark

Jun. 11, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

USA Basketball said experience was a major reason Caitlin Clark was not on the U.S. women's Olympic roster that was officially revealed Tuesday. The selection committee didn't believe the talented Clark had enough of high-level reps to be a member of the group headed to the Paris...

Celtics beat Mavericks 105-98, take 2-0 lead in NBA Finals as series heads to Dallas

Jun. 10, 2024 00:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jrue Holiday led the scoring. Derrick White added a chase-down block. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown pitched in, too — with their passing and defense. The Mavericks can stop worrying about who Boston's best player is. Everyone is contributing to the Celtics' quest...

Luka Doncic's triple-double not enough to help Mavericks avoid 2-game hole in NBA Finals vs. Boston

Jun. 10, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Luka Doncic is piling up injuries and points in these NBA Finals. But for the second straight game, he didn’t get enough support from his Mavericks teammates. This time on a night when the Boston Celtics did everything possible to give Dallas a chance to steal a...

Celtics call Payton Pritchard's desperation 3-pointer the 'play of the game' in Game 2

Jun. 09, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

Payton Pritchard doesn’t care much about what his line in the stat sheet looks like, which is one of the many things that endears him to Joe Mazzulla and the Boston Celtics. He was sent into Game 2 of the NBA Finals with 3.3 seconds remaining in the third quarter, with one mission:...

Clark left off USA Basketball national team roster, AP Source says; Taurasi makes sixth Olympic team

Jun. 08, 2024 09:55 AM EDT

Caitlin Clark won't be headed to the Paris Olympics, according to a person familiar with the decision. The person, who provided the full roster to The Associated Press, spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because no official announcement has been made. The...

Another Dearica Hamby double-double propels Sparks to 81-72 victory over Wings

Jun. 08, 2024 01:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dearica Hamby finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks pull away for an 81-72 victory over the Dallas Wings on Friday night, snapping a three-game skid. Hamby has eight double-doubles in 10 games this season for the Sparks (3-7). She...

Skylar Diggins-Smith's big second half leads the Storm past the Aces 78-65 for 6th straight victory

Jun. 08, 2024 00:33 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jewell Loyd had 25 points and nine rebounds, Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 19 of her 21 points in the second half to go with seven assists, and the Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 78-65 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Diggins-Smith scored nine...

Philadelphia famed city basketball series adds Drexel women's team to Big 5

Jun. 06, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Big 5 has expanded with the addition of Drexel this season in women's basketball, the sixth Division I program to join the famed Philly hoops tradition. Drexel will now make up the rest of the city series teams with Penn, La Salle, Temple, Saint Joseph’s...