Latest NBA basketball News

Cavaliers embark on search for next coach, 'different voice' in aftermath of J.B. Bickerstaff firing

May. 24, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — J.B. Bickerstaff didn't do anything wrong to deserve being fired. The Cavaliers just feel like they reached their limit with him. A day after Bickerstaff was let go despite winning 99 games the past two seasons and taking the Cavs into the second round of...

Brown matches career playoff high with 40 points, Celtics beat Pacers to take 2-0 lead in East

May. 24, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown was a big enough problem for the Indiana Pacers even before an All-NBA snub that may have given him an added desire to show how much he can do for the Boston Celtics. “I think he cares about it in a way that motivates him, and I think he doesn’t...

Pacers trying to regroup after star Tyrese Haliburton leaves Game 2 with hamstring, chest injuries

May. 23, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Pacers left the opener of their Eastern Conference finals matchup with the Celtics lamenting a rash of late turnovers that spoiled one of their best performances this postseason. Indiana walked off the court following a 126-110 Game 2 loss Thursday night with its...

Cavaliers fire coach J.B. Bickerstaff despite back-to-back playoff appearances and steady progress

May. 23, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — J.B. Bickerstaff won and still lost his job. He dragged the Cleveland Cavaliers through some turbulent seasons, getting them back to the playoffs and deeper into the postseason than they've been without LeBron James on the roster in more than 30 years. ...

Mavs have early control over Wolves in Western Conference finals with mature, savvy effort by Irving

May. 23, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyrie Irving injected a burst of energy into the Dallas Mavericks to begin the Western Conference finals with a furious flurry of drives to the basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In the second half, as his shots stopped falling, this matured and refreshed...

Cleveland Cavaliers fire coach J.B. Bickerstaff after 4+ seasons and a loss in the second round of the playoffs

May. 23, 2024 10:58 AM EDT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers fire coach J.B. Bickerstaff after 4+ seasons and a loss in the second round of the playoffs.

Mavericks stand tall against Timberwolves with big effort around the rim

May. 23, 2024 01:19 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Few teams can match the size of the Minnesota Timberwolves with their trio of towers in NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert, four-time All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns and Sixth Man of the Year Naz Reid. The revamped Dallas Mavericks showed they might just be...

Doncic leads strong close by Mavericks for 108-105 win over Wolves in Game 1 of West finals

May. 23, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic led a strong finish for the Dallas Mavericks, swishing crucial shots down the stretch, drawing a couple of fouls and even playing strong defense. The Mavericks might not be the favorites in yet another series, but they stole home-court advantage from...

James extends his All-NBA appearance record, while Doncic, Gilgeous-Alexander set for supermax deals

May. 22, 2024 20:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James is now the youngest — and the oldest — player to make an All-NBA team. And Dallas' Luka Doncic and Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are in position to make around $1 million per game a few years from now. Denver's Nikola Jokic and...

Celtics and Pacers will try to overcome bad habits heading to Game 2 of East finals

May. 22, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There was a dominant refrain ringing in Jayson Tatum’s head following the Celtics’ comeback 133-128 overtime win over the Pacers to open the Eastern Conference finals. “Don’t relax,” he said. In each of the previous two rounds, Boston opened...