Latest NBA Playoffs News

Nuggets acquire Bryn Forbes from Spurs in 3-team trade

Jan. 19, 2022 21:04 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets acquired veteran wing player Bryn Forbes from San Antonio on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal that also included Boston. The Nuggets sent injured players Bol Bol and P.J. Dozier to Boston, and the Celtics dealt Juancho Hernangomez to San...

Virus, injuries, standings all factor in NBA trade deadline

Jan. 18, 2022 01:52 AM EST

LeBron James issued an apology on social media to Laker Nation after a recent blowout loss. With it, a promise: “... we’ll be better!” James and the Lakers are currently in a position where they would compete in a play-in tournament following the end of the...

Timeline of NBA in 1980s as league celebrates 75th season

Jan. 17, 2022 10:46 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 22, 1980: The U.S. men’s ice hockey team beats the Soviet Union 4-3 in the...

AP Was There: Bird beats Magic in 1st Finals showdown

Jan. 17, 2022 10:35 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — June 12, 1984: The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-102 in Game 7 in the first NBA Finals between Boston’s Larry Bird and Los Angeles’ Magic Johnson. They would meet in the finals two more times, with the Lakers winning both. The Associated Press is republishing...

AP Was There: Jordan scores 63 in double OT loss to Celtics

Jan. 17, 2022 10:28 AM EST

Michael Jordan scores 63 points in a 135-131 double-overtime playoff loss to the Boston Celtics. Jordan broke records held by Elgin Baylor, Bob Cousy and Wilt Chamberlain. But Jordan couldn’t stop Boston from making its own bit of history. The Celtics tied a single-season league record of 33...

As NBA prepares to celebrate King, Robertson also remembers

Jan. 16, 2022 21:01 PM EST

Officially, NBA players began participating in games that were scheduled to celebrate and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1986 when the federal holiday commemorating the civil-rights leader was observed for the first time. Oscar Robertson knows the tradition dates...

Pistons win 115-106 to snap Bucks' 6-game winning streak

Jan. 03, 2022 23:56 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Detroit Pistons owned the NBA’s worst record. The Milwaukee Bucks were the defending NBA champions. None of that mattered Monday night as Saddiq Bey scored a career-high 34 points to lift Detroit to a 115-106 victory that snapped the Bucks’ six-game winning...

Hall of Famer Sam Jones, winner of 10 NBA titles, dies at 88

Dec. 31, 2021 15:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Sam Jones, the Boston Celtics' “Mr. Clutch” whose sharp shooting fueled the league's longest dynasty and earned him 10 NBA titles — second only to teammate Bill Russell — has died, the team said. He was 88. Jones died Thursday night in...

Bucks' DiVincenzo savors return to action after long absence

Dec. 27, 2021 17:53 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo had a Christmas return on his mind as he made his comeback from an ankle injury that kept him from joining his teammates for much of their championship ride last season. DiVincenzo was right on target, though not quite in the...

Knicks' Derrick Rose has ankle surgery, could miss 2 months

Dec. 22, 2021 21:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Knicks guard Derrick Rose had surgery Wednesday on his right ankle and could miss two months. Already short-handed with six players in the NBA's health and safety protocols, the Knicks have now lost the former league MVP whose arrival jump-started their run to the...