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Warriors know this is something special, uncertainty ahead

May. 24, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry hears the dynasty discussion about his Golden State Warriors during another postseason run. Draymond Green realizes special teams only stay together for so long before something breaks them apart. That's why the Warriors decided from Day 1 of training camp to cherish...

Lillard, Kemba, LeBron among noteworthy All-NBA picks

May. 23, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were announced...

Warriors' Durant likely out for Games 1 and 2 vs Blazers

May. 13, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant watched from home in the Bay Area as the Golden State Warriors finished off James Harden and the Houston Rockets on the road. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP has a bit more cheerleading to do before he gets back on the court. Durant is likely to miss Games 1 and 2...

Luke Walton out as Lakers coach after 3 losing seasons

Apr. 12, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday, three days after the abrupt resignation of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Pelinka called Walton leaving a mutual...

Playoff time: 10 things to know for the NBA postseason

Apr. 12, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

There's no LeBron James in these playoffs, so the NBA Finals will have a distinctly new look for the first time in nine years. There's no Tony Parker, for the first time in nearly two decades. There's no Dwyane Wade, and he'll never play a playoff game again. San Antonio is in the postseason for a record-tying...

Analysis: Lakers have opportunity to open new chapter

Apr. 10, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers already had plenty of problems to fix during the summer after their sixth straight losing season. Replacing the person in charge of fixing those problems is suddenly at the top of the list. Magic Johnson's shocking resignation as the 16-time NBA champions'...

Nowitzki announces retirement after final home game for Mavs

Apr. 10, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki cried near midcourt when the second quarter was about to resume. The Dallas Mavericks star nearly jumped for joy with a huge smile on his face after a rare dunk prompted thunderous applause from a crowd celebrating the final home game of his record 21st season with the same...

Magic Johnson abruptly resigns as Lakers' president

Apr. 10, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of this tempestuous franchise just over two years...

Nowitzki retires after scoring 30 as Mavs top Suns 120-109

Apr. 10, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 30 points and then announced his retirement in the 40-year-old's final home game, a 120-109 victory for the Dallas Mavericks over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Nowitzki told the crowd, "As you might expect, this is my last home game." That was after...

Divac, Moncrief, Sikma, Weatherspoon headline '19 Hall class

Apr. 6, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The longest active streak of missing the NBA playoffs belongs to Sacramento, where general manager Vlade Divac has been trying to return the Kings to the league's elite over the last four seasons. Back when the slick-passing Serbian big man was in the paint, the Kings had quite the run....