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Doncic, Mavs avoid sweep with 119-109 win over Warriors

May. 25, 2022 01:29 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks had to wait out a rain delay in the middle of the game and sweat out some tense moments near the end. Once they did, they avoided a sweep and were still alive in the Western Conference finals. Doncic had 30 points...

Sports world reacts to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

May. 25, 2022 00:58 AM EDT

In Dallas, Steve Kerr and Jason Kidd did not want to talk about basketball. LeBron James made no effort to hide his anger. Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, a young father, called the news “devastating." The sports world reacted swiftly Tuesday to the news of an 18-year-old...

Warriors-Mavs Game 4 delayed 16 minutes by leaky roof

May. 24, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The start of the second half of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals was delayed 16 minutes because of rain leaking through the roof Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center. With heavy rain falling outside, there were at least two leaks, one dropping water...

Powers propels Lynx to 84-78 victory over Liberty

May. 24, 2022 22:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 12 of her 18 points on free throws and the Minnesota Lynx held off the New York Liberty 84-78 on Tuesday night. Powers added nine rebounds and two blocks for Minnesota (2-6). Kayla McBride scored 15 points and made four free throws in the...

Sky celebrate 2021 championship before 95-90 win over Fever

May. 24, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker had 16 points, six rebounds and seven assists, Azura Stevens added 15 points, and the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 95-90 on Tuesday night. Parker, coming off her second career triple-double on Sunday, also had three steals and three blocks while...

Dallas wins 4th straight road game, 85-77 over Connecticut

May. 24, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Marina Mabrey scored 20 points, Allisha Gray had 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Dallas Wings beat the Connecticut Sun 85-77 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight road victory. Dallas trailed 38-27 at halftime before taking its first lead since...

Giannis, Jokic, Doncic, Booker, Tatum on All-NBA first team

May. 24, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo, fellow two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic, Devin Booker and Jayson Tatum were voted first-team All-NBA on Tuesday, the first time in 67 years all five players were age 27 or younger. Milwaukee's Antetokounmpo was the only player to...

Delle Donne becomes 40th player to reach 4,000 career points

May. 24, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 15 points to reach 4,000 for her career and the Washington Mystics beat the Atlanta Dream 70-50 on Tuesday night. Delle Donne entered needing 15 points to become the 40th player to reach the milestone. She was 7 of 13 from the field and...

Golden State-Dallas playoff games score in weekly TV ratings

May. 24, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the NBA playoffs take the TV court even the most popular shows find the competition daunting. Last week's No. 1 program was the Golden State-Dallas conference finals matchup in which the Warriors extended their winning streak to three out of three. The first...

Evansville hires David Ragland as basketball coach

May. 24, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Evansville has hired David Ragland as its basketball coach, the school said Tuesday. Ragland replaces Todd Lickliter, who was fired earlier this month after going 15-53 in 2 1/2 seasons. Ragland will be introduced Wednesday. He spent last...