Latest Kyrie Irving News

Klay Thompson believes he could be the missing piece for the Mavs after leaving the Warriors

Jul. 09, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Klay Thompson remembers telling Luka Doncic he thought the Dallas superstar was on a path to greatness after Golden State beat the Mavericks in the Western Conference finals two years ago. Now that Thompson has left the only NBA team he has known in 13 years to join...

Trading Mikal Bridges to Knicks sends Nets into rebuild. GM doesn't think it will be long one

Jul. 08, 2024 13:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the Brooklyn Nets made their first deal with the local rival New York Knicks in four decades, they traded away their best all-around player in Mikal Bridges. Bridges was the key piece the Nets acquired when they sent Kevin Durant to Phoenix in 2023, and his...

Mavericks trading Hardaway to Pistons for Grimes, AP source says, getting some financial flexibility

Jun. 28, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

The Dallas Mavericks are trading Tim Hardaway Jr. and three second-round draft picks to the Detroit Pistons for Quentin Grimes, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the exchange of shooting...

Kyrie Irving sounds ready to keep chasing titles in Dallas after NBA Finals loss to Boston

Jun. 18, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving is a year away from having the option to leave the Dallas Mavericks, and at that point would be closing in on his longest stint anywhere since asking out of Cleveland, where he was drafted, in 2017. Yet the mercurial guard sounded as if Dallas could be...

Doncic and Irving can't deliver for Dallas in NBA Finals clincher as Celtics win 18th championship

Jun. 18, 2024 00:47 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Short jumpers rolled off the rim and 3-pointers went in and out. Even free throws were a challenge for Luka Doncic in the clinching game of the NBA Finals. Dallas needed Doncic and Kyrie Irving to be at their best in Game 5 against the Celtics on Monday night....

Celtics back home with chance to close out Mavericks and clinch record 18th NBA championship

Jun. 16, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics’ catastrophic performance in Game 4 of the NBA Finals gave them a chance to clinch another championship on Monday night under the 17 banners already hanging in the TD Garden rafters. And, coach Joe Mazzulla reminded them, that they would still...

Rookie Lively leaving an impression as Mavericks try to stay alive in NBA Finals

Jun. 16, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

Dereck Lively II drained the first 3-pointer of his career, forced a missed layup at the other end and ping-ponged back down the court to slam home an alley-oop pass. The Dallas Mavericks didn't trail again in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against Boston following that first-quarter...

Mavericks and Oilers already have made some history in their comeback quests

Jun. 16, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

For the Dallas Mavericks and the Edmonton Oilers, the comeback efforts are just beginning and still have very long ways to go. That said, they're off to unprecedented starts. Dallas' 38-point win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday and...

Celtics take season's worth of lessons into Game 5 of NBA Finals with latest chance to secure title

Jun. 15, 2024 14:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics picked the most inopportune time to play their worst game of the season. Boston’s 122-84 Game 4 loss to Dallas had all kinds of superlatives, and none of them were good. It ended the Celtics’ 10-game playoff win streak. It was the...

Kyrie Irving ends his personal Celtics skid, so now the Mavs will try to win in Boston in NBA Finals

Jun. 15, 2024 11:11 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving's personal 13-game losing streak against the Celtics is over. Now it's back to the parquet floor in Boston to face his former team again, the Dallas Mavericks still alive in the NBA Finals after avoiding a sweep with a 122-84 blowout in Game 4 on Friday...