Latest NBA basketball News

Column: NHL playoffs best show in sports; NBA a snoozer

May. 27, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

If you're looking for some excitement, forget about the NBA playoffs. They've been a total snooze, filled with blowouts and only a handful of must-see moments. The lack of drama has been especially striking when compared to the NHL postseason, which has produced one...

Doncic, Mavs now look to build on best playoff run in decade

May. 27, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic drew laughter from reporters by saying he would take about a week off after Dallas lost to Golden State in the Western Conference finals, ending the longest season of the young superstar's career. The question won't be a joke when Doncic is asked how much...

Star trio leads Warriors to 6th NBA Finals spot in 8 years

May. 27, 2022 03:18 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Klay Thompson drained the 3-pointers. Draymond Green anchored the defense and even chipped in on the offensive end for a change. Stephen Curry capped off an MVP performance. The trio that led Golden State to so much success in recent years is whole again and...

Warriors beat Mavericks 120-110 to return to NBA Finals

May. 27, 2022 01:16 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the clock ticked down the final seconds, Klay Thompson began dancing on the sideline before nearly being moved to tears during a celebration with his teammates. After two major surgeries and two years of grueling rehabilitation, Thompson is rounding back...

Golden State Warriors advance to NBA Finals, beating Dallas Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 of Western Conference finals

May. 26, 2022 23:23 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors advance to NBA Finals, beating Dallas Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 of Western Conference finals.

Yankees, Rays use social media to spread gun violence facts

May. 26, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays used their social media accounts during Thursday night's game between the teams to spread information about how gun violence affects American life. The move was made in response to recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo. Several...

Pelicans' Williamson cleared to play without restrictions

May. 26, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans announced that forward Zion Williamson has been cleared to play this offseason without any restrictions after recent imaging on the fifth metatarsal in his right foot showed continued improvement. Barring any setbacks, that should pave...

Celtics head home looking to close out top-seeded Heat

May. 26, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum wants experience to be the Celtics’ guide as they return home with a chance to wrap up their first trip to the NBA Finals since 2010. Tatum was a rookie during Boston’s run to Eastern Conference finals in 2018, when it grabbed a 3-2 series lead over...

Celtics run past Heat 93-80, move a win from NBA Finals

May. 26, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Boston Celtics know the formula. They believe their defense, as has been the case time and again in these playoffs, will eventually wear down teams. Hard to argue. Jaylen Brown scored 25 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and the Celtics are now one win...

Heat's Tyler Herro (groin) out for Game 5 against Celtics

May. 25, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Herro's strained left groin forced the Miami Heat to rule him out of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. It was the second consecutive game that Herro — the NBA's sixth man of the year this season — has...