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After fall, Lillard, Adebayo try to help US get up again

Jul. 27, 2021 02:59 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Damian Lillard was nearly flat on his back, trying to save a possession the U.S. couldn't afford to lose. He not only couldn't recover the ball after slipping but made matters even worse when he extended his leg and inadvertently tripped up...

Mind the gap: The basketball world is catching up to the US

Jul. 24, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — When the Dream Team era started in 1992, most of the NBA players in the Olympics represented the United States. David Stern knew what would happen from there. “In time,” the former NBA commissioner predicted in 1995,...

NBA Finals up over last year, but post 4th-lowest average

Jul. 21, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Television ratings for the NBA Finals and playoffs posted sizable increases over last year. But that was the only good news for the NBA as far as viewer numbers. According to Nielsen, the NBA and ABC, the six-game series between the Milwaukee Bucks and...

Bam's banner plan: Win Olympic gold to lift spirits in Miami

Jul. 20, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The banners are all aligned next to one another, swaying from the rafters over the court where the Miami Heat play their games. LeBron James has one. So does Dwyane Wade. Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway, too. They commemorate Olympic gold medals won as a...

Shocker: US falls to Nigeria 90-87 in pre-Olympic opener

Jul. 10, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This is not how USA Basketball expected to open its Olympic summer. Nigeria probably didn’t expect it, either. If there was any expectation of invincibility for the Americans heading into the Tokyo Olympics, it’s already gone...

'Continue to pray': In Surfside, NBA's Haslem offers support

Jun. 30, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem had one arm draped over the shoulders of Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava as they walked slowly toward the Champlain Towers condo collapse memorial site Tuesday. The Miami Heat captain didn’t know what to say. He simply knew he had to...

Surprising Hawks, Young playing like championship contenders

Jun. 24, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Trae Young and the inexperienced Atlanta Hawks seemingly aren’t feeling the pressure of NBA playoff basketball. They are loose and confident. The Hawks don't get rattled. They are 4-0 in postseason games decided by three points or less and 6-1 when...

Heat send help: After building collapse, NBA team rallies

Jun. 24, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro was working out Thursday morning with assistant coaches Chris Quinn and Eric Glass, when they were told there was a more pressing need. Before long, Herro, Quinn and Glass had left the team’s arena for the short drive north to...

Spoelstra to help coach USA Basketball select team in Vegas

Jun. 23, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Erik Spoelstra and Gregg Popovich have often spoken of how much they enjoy coaching against one another. This summer, they’re teaming up — to coach with, and against, one another. Spoelstra has accepted an invitation to join the USA...

As Olympics near, Warriors' Brown eager for Nigerian chance

Jun. 18, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

There was a small hurdle that officials from the Nigerian basketball federation had to clear before they could even talk to Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown about becoming their men’s national coach. They needed his phone number. ...