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Mavericks stand tall against Timberwolves with big effort around the rim

May. 23, 2024 01:19 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Few teams can match the size of the Minnesota Timberwolves with their trio of towers in NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert, four-time All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns and Sixth Man of the Year Naz Reid. The revamped Dallas Mavericks showed they might just be...

Brunson scores 43, rallies Knicks to 121-117 win over Pacers in Game 1 of Eastern Conference semis

May. 06, 2024 23:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jalen Brunson doesn't go into a game aiming to score 40 points more consistently than anyone in the postseason since Michael Jordan. He only cares about winning games, so a late defensive stop is just as important to him as any of his shots. “The...

Blake Griffin retires after high-flying NBA career that included Rookie of the Year, All-Star honors

Apr. 16, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

Blake Griffin announced his retirement Tuesday after a 14-year career that included six All-Star selections, Rookie of the Year honors and a dunk contest victory. Griffin said in a social media post that he's “thankful for every single moment” of his career. He was the No. 1...

Vince Carter, Chauncey Billups headline 13-member class for Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Apr. 06, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Vince Carter wowed the basketball world with his high-flying dunks for more than two decades. Chauncey Billups was a clutch guard and Finals MVP for the Detroit Pistons. Two icons from the 2000s era of basketball are headed to the Naismith Basketball Hall of...

NBA announces the Phoenix Suns will host the 2027 All-Star game

Mar. 07, 2024 18:25 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns will host the 2027 NBA All-Star game, the league announced Thursday, giving owner Mat Ishbia a marquee event for the city roughly one year after he purchased the franchise. This will be the fourth time Phoenix has hosted the All-Star game and first...

Pelicans star Williamson says he'll enter dunk contest if he makes All-Star team

Mar. 06, 2024 01:15 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson said he’ll enter the NBA dunk contest on one condition: he’s got to be picked as an All-Star, too. After scoring 16 points in a 139-98 win at Toronto on Tuesday, Williamson was asked whether he sees himself taking part in...