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Jackson to appear at 5th Olympics for Australia's Opals. Mills, Giddey in Boomers team

Jul. 06, 2024 22:27 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Basketball star Lauren Jackson will compete at her fifth Olympics after being selected in Australia’s 12-player squad on Sunday just four months after again coming out of retirement. The Opals, Boomers and the 3x3 teams were announced by Chef de...

Thunder GM says Josh Giddey didn't want to come off the bench, prompting trade

Jun. 21, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Bulls and Thunder finalized a deal sending Josh Giddey to Chicago and Alex Caruso to Oklahoma City on Friday, with the Thunder granting the 21-year-old Giddey's trade request after he resisted the team's plans to use him off the bench. Giddey, a 6-foot-8 point...

Thunder trade guard Josh Giddey to Bulls for Alex Caruso, AP source says

Jun. 20, 2024 18:28 PM EDT

The Oklahoma City Thunder traded Josh Giddey to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for guard Alex Caruso, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because trades can’t be announced until July 6. ESPN...

Dan Hurley says he belongs at UConn after turning down 'obviously tempting' offer from Lakers

Jun. 13, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Dan Hurley considered the opportunity to try and lead UConn to a third consecutive national title or the chance to become coach of one of the NBA's most storied franchises and asked himself one question. “Where do you belong?” Hurley said Thursday at...

With the interim tag gone, coach Brian Keefe is focused on improvement and development in Washington

Jun. 04, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two decades after starting his NBA career as a video coordinator, Brian Keefe is now a head coach. Of course, he actually began coaching the Washington Wizards a few months ago, but now the interim tag is gone and he can prepare for the many challenges that...

Gilgeous-Alexander, young Thunder brimming with optimism after second-round playoff exit

May. 19, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder might just be scratching the surface of their potential. Oklahoma City’s season ended Saturday night with a loss to Dallas in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs. But the fact that the Thunder even got that far should...

P.J. Washington's free throws finish rally as Mavericks beat Thunder 117-116 to reach West finals

May. 19, 2024 09:10 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving probably wondered if his uncanny run of closeout victories without a loss in his career was finally near an end. The streak lives, and the Dallas Mavericks are through to the Western Conference finals for the second time in three seasons. ...

Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games to advance to the Western Conference finals

May. 18, 2024 22:44 PM EDT
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games to advance to the Western Conference finals.

Doncic posts 31-point triple-double as Mavericks top Thunder to take 3-2 series lead

May. 16, 2024 00:59 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Luka Doncic stopped worrying about calls and just played. It worked. He scored 31 points in a triple-double, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-92 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. ...

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 34, Thunder overcome Mavs defense to even series 2-2

May. 14, 2024 11:58 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was making his normal share of shots through three quarters for Oklahoma City. Most of his teammates weren't, until it mattered most. Gilgeous-Alexander scored 34 points and the Thunder overcame a Mavericks franchise playoff-record 13 blocks,...