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Nikola Jokic captures 2nd straight NBA MVP title

May. 11, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic plays for Denver. And for Serbia. Both places can once again make the same claim: For the second consecutive season, they’re home to the NBA's Most Valuable Player. The league announced Wednesday night that Jokic won back-to-back MVP...

Warriors coach Steve Kerr out with COVID-19, Brown steps in

May. 09, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday evening and will be replaced by associate head coach Mike Brown on the bench for Golden State in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Memphis Grizzlies. Kerr, 56, had been...

Kings announce hiring of Mike Brown as new coach

May. 09, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

The Sacramento Kings officially announced the hiring of Mike Brown as their new head coach with hopes he can end the NBA's longest playoff drought ever. General manager Monte McNair said Monday that Brown was picked to replace interim coach Alvin Gentry. The Kings fired Gentry after...

AP source: Kings hire Mike Brown as new coach

May. 08, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to hire Golden State assistant Mike Brown as their head coach. A person familiar with the decision confirmed on Sunday that Brown will take over the franchise with the longest playoff drought in NBA history. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...

Suns move into Round 2, where the Mavericks will await

Apr. 29, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

Chris Paul is still looking for his perfect ending. A perfect entry to Round 2 will have to suffice for now. Paul and the Phoenix Suns — the team with the best record in the NBA this season — have moved on to the Western Conference semifinals, where a matchup with...

Bubble Jimmy, or a new version, back at right time for Heat

Apr. 20, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — These are Jimmy Butler’s three highest-scoring games in a Miami uniform: 40 points against Milwaukee, 40 points against the Los Angeles Lakers, 45 points against Atlanta. And those efforts have quite a bit in common. He had at least 20 shot attempts and 12 free...

Playoff time: 10 things to know about the NBA's postseason

Apr. 16, 2022 02:56 AM EDT

Zach LaVine has an Olympic gold medal. What he doesn’t have is NBA playoff experience. At last, that part is about to change. No active NBA player has been in more regular-season games without making his playoff debut than LaVine, who has appeared in 478 games with...

Doncic injury looms over 1st-round Mavs-Jazz playoff series

Apr. 15, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Just when the Dallas Mavericks finally earned home-court advantage in the playoffs for the first time since winning the NBA title 11 years ago, they could face multiple games without their top player. Star point guard Luka Doncic strained his left calf in the...

The NBA playoffs are here, with many eyes on favored Phoenix

Apr. 15, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

Devin Booker does not take having another chance at an NBA championship lightly. Over his first four years in Phoenix, among players who appeared in at least 200 games spanning the 2015-16 through the 2018-19 seasons, nobody in the NBA experienced more losing than Booker did. He...

Analysis: Emotion proves the NBA play-in tournament works

Apr. 14, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

Patrick Beverley jumped atop a table, then cracked open a postgame beer for the whole world to see and used so many bad words that the league fined him $30,000. Miles Bridges briefly lost control of his emotions, threw his mouthpiece and was fined $50,000. Clint Capela was so overjoyed that he...