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As NBA prepares to celebrate King, Robertson also remembers

Jan. 16, 2022 11:34 AM 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...

Timeline of NBA in 1970s as league celebrates 75th season

Dec. 16, 2021 11:26 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1970s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: April 29, 1970: Jerry West forces overtime in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, knocking...

NBA in the 60s: Embry details indignities, little support

Nov. 23, 2021 09:02 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — (EDITOR’S NOTE: Hall of Famer Wayne Embry, a five-time NBA All-Star and the first African American general manager in sports when the Milwaukee Bucks named him to that position in 1972, shares some of his experiences of playing in the league during the 1960s. The demand...

AP WAS THERE: Celtics cap run with 11th title in 13 seasons

Nov. 22, 2021 11:11 AM EST

LOS ANGELES — The Boston Celtics’ dynasty with Bill Russell finally comes to an end but in championship fashion with their 11th title in 13 seasons. Russell served as player-coach. The Celtics pushed the Los Angeles Lakers to seven games and prevent the planned celebration with a 108-106...

Review: Scottie Pippen authors his own 'Last Dance' story

Nov. 15, 2021 11:23 AM EST

“Unguarded,” by Scottie Pippen with Michael Arkush (Atria Books) Scottie Pippen would like you to know that Michael Jordan and the rest of his teammates on the Chicago Bulls don’t win six NBA titles in the '90s without him. The seven-time All-Star, two-time Olympic...

Young scores 42 points, Hawks beat Bucks to snap 6-game skid

Nov. 14, 2021 23:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks have struggled under the weight of increased expectations. Finally, they looked like the team that made a surprising playoff run last season. Young scored a season-best 42 points and the Atlanta Hawks...