Latest NBA Playoffs News

BIG3 to start in Memphis, adds 5 other new cities for 2020

Feb. 19, 2020 12:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The BIG3 will begin its fourth season on June 20 in Memphis, one of six cities the league will visit for the first time. The 3-on-3 league co-founded by Ice Cube and composed largely of former NBA players will play every Saturday, except for July 4, until the champion is crowned Aug. 29...

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

For NBA players, a little rest now before a hectic finish

Feb. 17, 2020 10:23 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — And now, they rest. Until Thursday, anyway. That’s when the NBA comes back for a frantic eight-week sprint to the finish of the regular season, with teams having from anywhere between 25 and 29 games left to play before the 16-team field for the playoffs is filled and set. The...

Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Last shot wins: Team LeBron wins All-Star Game 157-155

Feb. 17, 2020 12:14 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding absolutely nothing back. And in...

Mavericks sign Kidd-Gilchrist after buyout with Hornets

Feb. 11, 2020 12:25 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks added veteran Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to their young core Tuesday as they close in on the franchise's first trip to the playoffs in four years. Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft, signed with the Mavericks after taking a buyout from the Charlotte Hornets....

Miami Heat's Goran Dragic, left, talks to coach Erik Spoelstra during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in New York. The Nets won 117-113. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Riley: Heat studied Iguodala, believes he's still 'elite'

Feb. 7, 2020 5:10 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — In deciding whether to pursue a trade for Andre Iguodala, the Miami Heat went all-in on research. They talked to people who knew Iguodala. They watched what he did last season. They took a deep dive into the analytics. And they came to a determination. “He’s elite,” Heat...

San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White, left, drives to the basket against Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Lillard scores 26 points, Portland beats San Antonio 125-117

Feb. 7, 2020 1:39 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With the trade deadline past and a playoff race ahead, the Portland Trail Blazers understood the importance of their game against the San Antonio Spurs. Damian Lillard had 26 points and 10 assists, Hassan Whiteside scored 17 points and tied a season-high with 23 rebounds as the Trail...

Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates his touchdown pass to  Damien Williams in the the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Latest: Trump fumbles tweet congratulating Chiefs

Feb. 3, 2020 1:57 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — 11:15 p.m. President Donald Trump fumbled his congratulatory tweet following the Super Bowl. On the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-20 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Trump tweeted his congratulations to the Chiefs for a “fantastic...

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) looks to shoot as Chicago Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky (31) and Luke Kornet (2) look on during first-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Raptors tie team record with 11th straight win, beat Bulls

Feb. 2, 2020 7:05 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Terence Davis hasn’t forgotten about being passed over for a spot in the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend. Even so, the Toronto Raptors rookie is just happy he’s playing for a contender. Davis came off the bench to score a career-high 31 points and the Raptors tied a...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, tries to make his move on Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Lakers' next game postponed after Kobe Bryant's death

Jan. 27, 2020 10:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA has postponed the Los Angeles Lakers' next game against the Clippers on Tuesday night after the deaths of retired superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash. The league announced the decision in a statement Monday, saying it “was made out of...

Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier reacts after hitting a 3-pointer against the Toronto Raptors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Toronto won 112-110 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

It's halftime in the NBA, and time to look at some trends

Jan. 14, 2020 1:45 AM EST

It’s halftime. The midway point of the NBA regular season arrives this week -- there are 1,230 games between October and April, and after Thursday night’s slate goes into the books 618 games will have been played with 612 left to go. Making statistical judgments after a few games, or even a few...