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Among NBA's best, Popovich still seeks golden touch with USA

Jul. 22, 2021 02:58 AM EDT

Gregg Popovich is regarded as the NBA’s best, a coach that has won five championships and kept his team near the top for a quarter of a century. In international basketball, he hasn’t yet found that golden touch. Popovich has been on the staff of...

Ready or not: Short-handed US basketball roster off to Tokyo

Jul. 19, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team has been together for two weeks. There have been six practices. The team played four exhibitions. A pair of roster changes have already been required and the Americans have no idea when three other players will join the team for the first time. ...

Love out, US basketball adds McGee, Keldon Johnson to roster

Jul. 16, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

The U.S. basketball team has lost two games and now two players on its road to Tokyo. Kevin Love withdrew from the Olympics on Friday because of a right calf injury, forcing the Americans to replace a player for the second straight day. Love’s...

NBA's Mills to be one of Australia's Olympic flag bearers

Jul. 07, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills and swimmer Cate Campbell were named Wednesday as flag bearers for the Australian Olympic team at the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Games. Mills will become the first Indigenous Australian to...

For Crowder, Game 1 is a birthday gift like none other

Jul. 06, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jae Crowder got a birthday present like none other: He is playing in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Crowder turned 31 on Tuesday, the day that his Phoenix Suns open the NBA Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks. He will be the first player in NBA history to play...

AP source: Celtics hire Nets assistant Udoka as new coach

Jun. 23, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have hired Brooklyn Nets assistant Ime Udoka to be their new coach, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. ...

Growing pains as Spurs transition to younger roster

May. 25, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — After relying heavily on veterans for two decades, the San Antonio Spurs are having growing pains in their transformation to a younger roster. For the first time, San Antonio missed the playoffs for a second straight season after an NBA-record 22...

Warriors, Grizzlies meet again with playoff berth at stake

May. 20, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry has no concerns about his Golden State Warriors bouncing back quickly from the sting of losing to LeBron James and the defending champion Lakers in their first play-in game. He's seen his teammates do it for the past month just to put themselves in this...

Grizzlies end Spurs' season, advance to face Warriors

May. 20, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The young Memphis Grizzlies finally have a play-in victory to their credit, yet they're nowhere near satisfied. Dillon Brooks scored eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter to put Memphis ahead to stay and the Grizzlies eliminated the San...

Grizzlies get another chance to play into NBA postseason

May. 18, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies entered the season hoping to speed up the rebuilding process for the NBA's second-youngest team by reaching the playoffs. The can take the next step in achieving that goal Wednesday night — if they can beat the San Antonio...