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NBA playoff teams rolling out new 'Earned' jerseys

Dec. 12, 2018 12:10 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat earned the chance to wear fuchsia. And 15 other teams will soon be getting bonus uniforms as well. The Heat unveiled their latest uniform Wednesday, part of the "Earned" collection that will be rolled out by the NBA and Nike as a perk for the 16 teams that made the playoffs last...

'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...

LeBron carries Lakers down stretch of 104-96 win over Pacers

Nov. 30, 2018 2:21 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James' team was in danger of blowing a close game Thursday night until he seized control and carried his teammates to victory. The Los Angeles Lakers are still getting used to this enormous advantage, and they love it. The Indiana Pacers? They've seen this plenty of times over the...

Can basketball save the world? New NYU course says yes

Nov. 29, 2018 3:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball is moving from the court to the classroom at NYU, though students won't be tested on dribbling or shooting. Nor will they spend much time on the game's role as exercise or entertainment. The theme is how it can save the world. That's the ambitious belief of professor David...

Stephen Curry to miss 3 Texas games while nursing injury

Nov. 14, 2018 4:51 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry won't play during Golden State's three-game Texas road trip as he recovers from a left groin strain, though he is traveling with the Warriors. The team traveled Wednesday to Houston, where the two-time defending NBA champions will play Thursday night. They have games...

Nameless Clippers holding their own early in rugged West

Nov. 14, 2018 1:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The best NBA team in Los Angeles right now isn't the one with LeBron James. It's the no-name Clippers. Going into Wednesday, the Clippers were fourth in the rugged Western Conference at 8-5, with overtime wins against defending NBA champion Golden State and Milwaukee, as well as Oklahoma...

Simmons shines in 76ers' 113-92 win over Atlanta

Oct. 29, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After yet another slow start by the 76ers, Ben Simmons gave restless fans and a slumping team a needed reminder of just good they can become in the East. Simmons had 21 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists, and turned the game around in the decisive third quarter to lift Philadelphia to...

Olynyk's putback off Wade's miss lifts Heat past Wiz 113-112

Oct. 19, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk certainly wasn't counting on Dwyane Wade to miss. When Wade did, Olynyk was in the perfect spot. Olynyk grabbed the rebound off Wade's errant turnaround jumper and layed in the go-ahead basket with 0.2 seconds left Thursday night, lifting the Miami Heat to a ragged 113-112...

NBA Preview: It's the Warriors, and then everyone else

Oct. 15, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, handing the Golden State Warriors what will be their third set of championship rings from the last four seasons. A banner will be displayed. Highlights will be shown. And then the Warriors will have to start all over again. The NBA's 73rd...

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...