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Wade, James embrace final chance to compete on court

Dec. 11, 2018 4:54 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade will be spending a lot of time in Los Angeles while he settles into retirement next year. He already has a house here, and his wife's acting career would undoubtedly benefit from more time in Hollywood. LeBron James is a newly minted Southern Californian himself, and he's...

Warriors named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of Year

Dec. 10, 2018 7:04 AM EST

The three-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors are the fourth team to be honored as Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year . The Warriors join the 1980 U.S. hockey team, the 1999 U.S. Women's World Cup soccer squad and the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the other team honorees. Sports Illustrated announced the...

'Short but sweet' search lands Fisher as coach of LA Sparks

Dec. 7, 2018 5:53 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a "short but sweet" search to find the new coach of the Los Angeles Sparks. Turns out he has been sitting in the courtside seats for years. Derek Fisher was introduced Friday as coach of the team that he watched play at Staples Center while helping the Lakers win five NBA...

Curry's 42 leads Warriors past Cavs in faux Finals rematch

Dec. 5, 2018 11:19 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Their fierce rivalry is over, reduced to only memories. The Warriors and Cavaliers had something special, four straight NBA Finals that Steph Curry will one day savor. Some day. "It was historical," Curry said. "I'll definitely sit back on the couch in 10 or 12 years when it's all over and...

Curry's 42 leads Warriors past Cavs in faux Finals rematch

Dec. 5, 2018 9:41 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 42 points, Kevin Durant added 25 and the Golden State Warriors came back to face a very different looking Cleveland team for the first time since winning another NBA title, and beat the Cavaliers 129-105 on Wednesday night. Curry scored nine...

Burks' late dunk seals Cavs' 99-97 win over slumping Nets

Dec. 3, 2018 11:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Burks had a more productive visit to Barclays Center than his last one. Playing just his third game for Cleveland after a trade from Utah, Burks threw down a two-handed dunk with 3.2 seconds remaining, and the Cavaliers avoided a fourth-quarter collapse and edged the Brooklyn Nets...

Big Three leads Warriors to 128-111 win over Atlanta

Dec. 3, 2018 11:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Golden State's Big Three went for balance. Stephen Curry scored 30 points, Kevin Durant had 28 and Klay Thompson chipped in with 27 as the Warriors cruised past the Atlanta Hawks 128-111 Monday night, snapping a six-game losing streak on the road. All three stars have scored more than 50...

Back in Miami: Now a coach, Mike Miller reflects on Heat era

Nov. 30, 2018 12:04 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The memories will be impossible for Mike Miller to ignore on Saturday. He'll be back inside AmericanAirlines Arena, where he helped the Miami Heat win the 2012 and 2013 NBA championships. He'll see the banners and recall his best moments — the one-shoed 3-pointer against San Antonio as...

Leonard scores 37, Raptors beat Warriors 131-128 in OT

Nov. 30, 2018 12:29 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Not even a dominant Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors could slow down the red-hot Toronto Raptors. Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 37 points, Pascal Siakam added a career-high 26 and the Raptors overcame a 51-point performance from Durant to beat the Warriors 131-128 in overtime...

Willie Naulls, former UCLA and NBA star, dies at 84

Nov. 29, 2018 12:42 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Willie Naulls, the former UCLA star who was a four-time All-Star with the New York Knicks and won three NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, has died. He was 84. Naulls died on Thanksgiving at his home in Laguna Niguel, south of Los Angeles, UCLA said. The cause was respiratory...