Latest NBA Playoffs News

The Latest: Team LeBron rallies, wins All-Star game 178-164

Feb. 17, 2019 10:59 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on All-Star Weekend. (all times local) 10:55 p.m. Kevin Durant had 31 points and seven rebounds, LeBron James added 19 points and Team LeBron overcame a big game from Giannis Antetokounmpo to defeat Team Giannis 178-164 on Sunday night in the All-Star game. Team LeBron...

The Latest: Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point title

Feb. 16, 2019 10:33 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo is the NBA's slam dunk champion. Going over Shaquille O'Neal in the first round, then getting a boost from rapper Quavo in the finale, Diallo soared to the crown by topping New York's...

Adam Silver's annual NBA address keys on competitive balance

Feb. 16, 2019 9:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, Denver has its coaching staff at the All-Star Game and Sacramento is in position to end the league's longest current playoff drought. Overseeing a league that has wanted competitive balance, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver likes what he's seeing...

Nuggets extend Tim Connelly and rest of front office

Feb. 15, 2019 7:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Tim Connelly and the front office have assembled a Denver Nuggets team that's reaching new heights this season. For that, extensions all around. The team announced the move Friday for the president of basketball operations, along with Connelly's staff, in the midst of one of the best seasons...

All-Star game marks latest milestone for Michael Jordan

Feb. 12, 2019 1:45 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Buzz Peterson knew Michael Jordan as well as anyone when they were in college. Roommates and teammates at North Carolina, they spent countless days competing on the basketball court in practice and endless hours talking hoops. Their nights often included shooting pool and tossing...

Jeremy Lin gets bought out, plans to sign with Raptors

Feb. 11, 2019 5:36 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jeremy Lin is on the move again, with the veteran guard getting waived by the Atlanta Hawks and intending to sign later this week playoff-contending Toronto Raptors. The Hawks waived Lin on Monday and Jim Tanner, one of his agents, confirmed Lin's plan to join Toronto, which was first reported...

Bagley has 32 points to help Kings extend Suns' skid to 14

Feb. 10, 2019 10:17 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marvin Bagley III was more than a little excited playing against Phoenix for the first time. The Sacramento rookie grew up in Tempe, Arizona, and was briefly high school teammates with the Suns' Deandre Ayton. Phoenix passed over Bagley with the No. 1 overall pick in last summer's...

Bucks make move with eye on playoffs by trading for Mirotic

Feb. 9, 2019 3:23 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Khris Middleton thought Nikola Mirotic tilted a playoff series in Chicago's favor nearly four years ago when the Bulls beat his Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. Mirotic will be on Middleton's side for the postseason this time around. The Bucks had already surged to the NBA's best record...

Kings come back from 11 down in fourth to beat Heat 102-96

Feb. 9, 2019 1:45 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have a legitimate chance to end their 13-year playoff drought and Dave Joerger is trying to impress upon his players the importance of doing the little things correctly. It took more than three quarters for them to get the message against Miami. Even then, it...

Budenholzer, Malone finding their way to the All-Star Game

Feb. 8, 2019 3:28 PM EST

Milwaukee didn't get out of the first round of the playoffs last year. Denver didn't even get into the first round of the playoffs, its postseason hopes thwarted by a loss in the last game of the regular season. As such, few may have seen this coming. The perk of getting to coach the All-Star Game goes to the...