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Former Auburn point guard Aden Holloway plans transfer to rival Alabama

Apr. 20, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn point guard Aden Holloway plans to transfer to rival Alabama. The former five-star recruit, who played for the Tigers as a freshman, told On3.com of his plans on Saturday. Holloway started 26 games for the Tigers, averaging 7.3 points and 2.7...

USA Basketball announces its men's team for the Paris Olympics

Apr. 17, 2024 11:56 AM EDT

USA Basketball studied every men's basketball game it has played for about two decades and a clear trend eventually appeared. When the defense isn't good enough, the Americans tend to get themselves into trouble. And the team for the Paris Olympics was built with that in mind. ...

Stephen Curry tells the AP why 2024 is the right time to make his Olympic debut

Apr. 17, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

Golden State guard Stephen Curry knew he was running out of chances to play in what would be his first Olympics, so he and his wife Ayesha started planning many months ago about how to make the Paris Games work for their family. Their growing family, that is. Ayesha...

Noah Eagle picked by NBC as play-by-play voice for basketball at the Paris Olympics

Apr. 17, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

Noah Eagle is broadcasting his second Olympics this summer. He's going to his first. NBC Sports announced Wednesday that Eagle will be the play-by-play voice for USA Basketball's men's games, women's games and the medal rounds at this summer's Paris Olympics. The men's roster was...

LeBron James and the Lakers beat Pelicans in play-in, earn a playoff rematch with the Nuggets

Apr. 17, 2024 01:02 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LeBron James, Anthony Davis and their supporting cast have the Los Angeles Lakers looking like a tougher out in the playoffs than they appeared to be just a few weeks earlier. The New Orleans Pelicans, meanwhile, find themselves on the brink of elimination and...

LeBron James' triple-double lifts Lakers over Pelicans and into a play-in rematch with New Orleans

Apr. 14, 2024 19:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LeBron James closed out his 21st NBA regular season looking invigorated, formidable on both ends of the court and ready to produce in the postseason. James had 28 points, 17 assists, 11 rebounds and five steals, and the Los Angeles Lakers claimed the eighth seed...

Steve Clifford wins final game as Charlotte coach, Hornets beat playoff-bound Cavaliers 120-110

Apr. 14, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nick Smith Jr. scored a season-high 24 points and Steve Clifford won his coaching farewell as the Charlotte Hornets rallied to beat the playoff-bound Cleveland Cavaliers 120-110 on Sunday. Max Strus had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career...

Luka Samanic scores 22, helps Jazz snap 13-game skid with 124-121 win over Rockets

Apr. 12, 2024 00:45 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Luka Samanic scored a season-high 22 points to help the Utah Jazz snap a 13-game losing streak with a 124-121 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. Keyonte George chipped in 20 points for the Jazz, who finished 21-20 at home this season. Brice...

Cam Thomas scores 23 points, Nets rally to beat Raptors 106-102 in home finale

Apr. 11, 2024 02:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cam Thomas had 23 points, Dennis Schroder scored 15 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets rallied to beat the Toronto Raptors 106-102 on Wednesday night. Nic Claxton added 14 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots, and rookie Noah Clowney...

Brunson scores 45 in second straight 40-point game, Knicks beat Bulls 128-117

Apr. 10, 2024 15:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jalen Brunson scored 45 in his second straight 40-point game, and the New York Knicks beat the Chicago Bulls 128-117 on Tuesday night. Brunson delivered his 10th 40-point game this season after scoring 43 in a win at Milwaukee on Sunday. He joined Bernard King and...