Latest NBA Playoffs News

Dwight Howard returns to Lakers 6 years after departure

Aug. 26, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard rejoined the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, six seasons after his acrimonious departure. The eight-time All-Star center and 15-year NBA veteran is the Lakers' improbable choice to fill the sudden roster vacancy created by DeMarcus Cousins' knee injury. Howard spent one...

Lakers' Cousins tears ACL in left knee, awaiting surgery

Aug. 15, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem of a season with championship expectations. Cousins was diagnosed Thursday with a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury that could sideline the six-time...

Lowry (thumb) withdraws from USA Basketball's World Cup team

Aug. 12, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors has withdrawn from the pool of candidates USA Basketball is considering to take to the FIBA World Cup later this month. Lowry said his surgically repaired thumb isn't ready to allow him to participate in on-court workouts. He had surgery last month to repair a torn...

For Popovich, finding a team quickly will be a challenge

Aug. 6, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich typically has a month of NBA training camp and a half-dozen or so preseason games before he picks a San Antonio team, and then gets a few more months of the regular-season grind to mold those Spurs into playoff shape. These aren't the Spurs. These are...

Spurs promote Buford to CEO, Wright to serve as GM

Jul. 23, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs Sports & Entertainment has promoted two-time NBA executive of the year RC Buford to chief executive officer, effective Sept. 3. Buford is credited along with coach Gregg Popovich for building the Spurs into one of the most consistently successful franchises in sports, with five...