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Referee Eric Lewis not selected to work NBA Finals while league looks into tweets

Jun. 01, 2023 21:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Eric Lewis was not selected as one of the 12 referees who will work the NBA Finals between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat, while the league continues to look into whether he used a Twitter account to defend himself and other officials from online critiques. Lewis...

NBA planning to announce latest Ja Morant decision after Finals, Silver says

Jun. 01, 2023 21:03 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The latest sanctions, if any, that the NBA plans to levy against Memphis guard Ja Morant for his second instance of displaying a gun on social media will be announced shortly after the finals, Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday. Silver did not say what the...

76ers coach Nick Nurse wants Harden back, can co-exist with Embiid

Jun. 01, 2023 18:09 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Nick Nurse inherits a Philadelphia 76ers team in which Joel Embiid blossomed into an MVP, Tyrese Maxey developed into a rising star and James Harden flashed his old All-Star form in the playoffs. Yet for all that talent, the Sixers are home watching the NBA...

Stevens: Mazzulla will be back as Celtics coach, team 'without a doubt' wants Brown to return

Jun. 01, 2023 16:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For anyone expecting sweeping changes from the Boston Celtics this offseason, team president of basketball operations Brad Stevens is throwing a bit of cold water on that idea. After a season in which the Celtics fell one game short of a return to the NBA Finals,...

Once a risky pick, Porter turning in big rewards for Nuggets team making 1st NBA Finals

Jun. 01, 2023 12:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — All those smooth-looking, long-range jumpers Michael Porter Jr. hits have definitely been a reward for Denver. Easy to forget just how much of a risk he was early on for the Nuggets. They rolled the dice at No. 14 in the 2018 draft on a 6-foot-10...

NBA mock draft: Wembanyama to Spurs 1st, then Brandon Miller to Hornets

Jun. 01, 2023 09:42 AM EDT

There's no doubt who the San Antonio Spurs are going to select with the first pick in this year's NBA draft. Victor Wembanyama could have started packing for Texas once the Spurs learned they had won the NBA draft lottery. But once the 7-foot-3 French phenom is off the board minutes...

History says the NBA Finals will end in 6 games, the most common of all outcomes

Jun. 01, 2023 06:03 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The NBA Finals will end in six games. At least, that’s what history says. Out of the first 76 editions of the NBA Finals — the 77th title series starts Thursday night in Denver when the Nuggets play host to the Miami Heat — the series has ended in six games 30...

Pistons reach agreement to hire former Suns coach Monty Williams, AP sources say

May. 31, 2023 23:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons made a bold move in their latest attempt to become relevant in the NBA again. Detroit reached an agreement to hire former Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams, according to two people familiar with the situation. One of the people,...

The Detroit Pistons have reached an agreement to hire former Suns coach Monty Williams, AP sources say

May. 31, 2023 22:52 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have reached an agreement to hire former Suns coach Monty Williams, AP sources say.

Betting interest expected to be down with NBA, NHL finals lacking marquee matchups

May. 31, 2023 19:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA Finals could've featured glamour teams like the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, and conventional thinking before the NHL playoffs stated the dominant Boston Bruins and star-studded Edmonton Oilers were on a near-collision course to meet in the Stanley Cup Final. ...