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Luka Doncic gives Mavs hope of transition to next Euro star

Oct. 12, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic is getting help from a variety of angles as the teenager makes the transition from European basketball to the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks. The Slovenian rookie has mom to keep things settled at home, 40-year-old fellow Euro transplant Dirk Nowitzki to teach what it takes to...

No surprise, the West title still runs through the Warriors

Oct. 12, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

Golden State coach Steve Kerr is a happy man these days. He's got a new contract. He's got his son Nick, who was helping out in San Antonio, working in the Warriors' video room now. He's leading a team that has won three of the last four NBA championships and is the overwhelming favorite to win it again this...

Lakers-Warriors most-watched NBA preseason game ever on ESPN

Oct. 11, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James' first game against the Warriors as a Laker drew nearly 2 million viewers, making it ESPN's most-watched preseason game ever. The Lakers' 123-113 victory Wednesday night in Las Vegas was watched by 1.98 million viewers, the network said Thursday. A spokesman says that is the...

With LeBron gone, Eastern Conference set for a new champion

Oct. 11, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

The roadblock has been removed. With LeBron James gone, the path to the NBA Finals from the Eastern Conference is open again. Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and more are hoping to win the race to it. James ruled over the East for eight years, making four straight trips to the finals from Miami and then moving back...

Column: A glimpse of the NBA's future in Las Vegas

Oct. 11, 2018 8:25 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There was LeBron James, still somewhat of a startling sight in purple and gold. And there were Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, still very much the champions of basketball for now and the foreseeable future. Playing each other Wednesday night in a game that meant...

Pelicans, Davis, hope new faces, faster pace mean more wins

Oct. 10, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Losing All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to injury in the middle of last season helped Pelicans general manager Dell Demps decide on roster moves this summer, particularly after Cousins chose to bolt in free agency. Demps had a chance to see the Pelicans coalesce around fellow All-Star Anthony...

As Butler drama lingers, Wolves aim for return to playoffs

Oct. 10, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Last season, the Minnesota Timberwolves parlayed the arrival of Jimmy Butler into the franchise's first appearance in the playoffs in 14 years. Butler, naturally, has been the focal point for Minnesota with the start of this season fast approaching, but in a most surprising and...

LeBron in LA: Superstar begins next chapter with Lakers

Oct. 10, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When LeBron James chose the Los Angeles Lakers, the burgeoning entertainment mogul realized many people would think he joined a mediocre team with a five-year playoff drought because he wanted to be in Hollywood. James simply scoffs at the notion he's thinking about anything but his day...

Warriors vow to cherish moment, knowing window may be short

Oct. 10, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr understands the NBA's business side, free agency and everything it takes to build a perennial winner with a star-studded roster like the one he coaches every day. He also knows the Warriors' dominance won't last forever. Kerr addressed that thought with his group on the...

LeBron-less Cavaliers starting anew with Love as focal point

Oct. 10, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love wore a pair of LeBron James' signature sneakers on media day. It's the last time he'll try to fill them. Four years after aligning with James and Kyrie Irving to form a Big Three of stars that ended Cleveland's five-decades-long championship drought by winning an NBA title in...