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Heat, Celtics now in a best-of-3 to decide the East title

May. 24, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Back. Forth. Back. Forth. The Miami Heat want to see that pattern continue. The Boston Celtics hope to break that trend. And the team that prevails Wednesday night will be one game away from the NBA Finals. The Eastern Conference finals has been nothing...

Louisville adds Cardinals scoring great Milt Wagner to staff

May. 24, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has added Milt Wagner as its men's basketball director of player development and alumni relations, reuniting the Cardinals scoring great with former teammate and first-year head coach Kenny Payne. Wagner, whose 1,834 career points rank sixth...

Hammon has Aces off to sizzling start on offense

May. 24, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

Becky Hammon vowed before the season tipped off that the Las Vegas Aces would be shooting more 3-poitners this year. It was a safe declaration to make when she was hired considering the team has been last in the league in attempts since moving to Las Vegas from San Antonio in 2018....

Celtics, Heat in tight series, though games are anything but

May. 24, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Huge leads. Lengthy scoring droughts. Blowouts. The Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are as close as can be, heading back to Miami all tied up at two wins apiece. But the individual games have been anything but. Boston...

Aces ease past Sparks 104-76 for 5th straight win

May. 24, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A’ja Wilson scored 24 points, Jackie Young added 19 points and nine rebounds, and the Las Vegas Aces routed the Los Angeles Sparks 104-76 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory. The Aces tied a WNBA record with 18 3-pointers, topping the team mark of...

Celtics torch Heat early, even series with 102-82 blowout

May. 24, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Miami Heat left Jayson Tatum lying on the court with a pain in his neck in the closing minutes of Game 3. The Celtics All-Star did his part to make sure the Heat were hurting after Game 4. Tatum scored 31 points and Boston took its turn pounding...

Heat's Herro, Celtics' Smart out for Game 4 of East finals

May. 23, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics point guard and Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart was ruled out for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against Miami, joining Heat guard Tyler Herro on the sidelines for Monday night's game. The Celtics said about an hour before the scheduled...

Connelly leaves Nuggets for similar role with Timberwolves

May. 23, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Tim Connelly is leaving his job as president of basketball operations of the Denver Nuggets for a similar role with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Connelly agreed to the deal on Monday, the Timberwolves announced. The 45-year-old Connelly steadily built...

Coquese Washington to succeed Stringer as Rutgers coach

May. 23, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Former Penn State women's basketball coach Coquese Washington will succeed Hall of Famer C. Vivian Stringer as coach at Rutgers, the school announced Monday. Washington, who spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Notre Dame, agreed to a six-year...

Curry, Warriors go for sweep of Doncic, Mavs in West finals

May. 23, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have won nine consecutive games in the Western Conference finals. They can make it an even 10, eliminate Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks and return to the NBA Finals after three years away with a victory in Game 4 in...