Tue, 26 May 2015 21:59:39 PDT
LeBron James knew what he left behind when he bolted to Miami five years ago. James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving provided a boost after missing two games and Cleveland reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title. By sweeping the top-seeded Hawks, the Cavs, who overcame adversity from the season's start, earned their second trip to the finals, where they will face either Golden State or Houston starting June 4.
Tue, 26 May 2015 17:27:13 PDT
Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold his flagrant 1 foul. NBA President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn said in a statement Tuesday night that Howard was trying to free himself from Andrew Bogut when Howard ''recklessly hit him in the face with an open hand.'' Thorn said the contact was deemed unnecessary by game officials, who were aided by replay review, and the league doesn't ''see a reason to modify that call.'' Howard received a flagrant 1 foul early in the third quarter after throwing his left elbow at Bogut's head - connecting with the back of his hand - after the Warriors center made contact with him.
Tue, 26 May 2015 16:55:27 PDT
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors found out how fragile a championship chase can be in their Game 4 loss at Houston when the NBA MVP took a scary spill that nearly gave a storybook season a frightening twist. The Warriors will get another chance to close out the Rockets on Wednesday night at home and advance to the franchise's first NBA Finals in 40 years. Golden State, which leads the Western Conference finals 3-1, is eager to end the series now and avoid more opportunities for something strange to happen.
Tue, 26 May 2015 16:29:21 PDT
Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver will have surgery on the right ankle he injured in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Korver went to New York on Tuesday to get a second opinion from a specialist and it was determined he'll need an operation to repair his ankle. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer did not say what damage Korver has in his ankle and there is no timetable for his return.
Tue, 26 May 2015 10:18:06 PDT
Milwaukee officials, leaders of the Wisconsin state Legislature and the president of the Milwaukee Bucks all said Tuesday they're close to reaching a deal to pay for a new $500 million arena for the NBA team. The goal is to announce a deal Wednesday, said Rep. John Nygren, co-chairman of the Legislature's budget-writing committee. Nygren's committee is finalizing the state budget this week and intends to include a Bucks financing component.
Mon, 25 May 2015 22:58:10 PDT
When Golden State's Stephen Curry crashed into Trevor Ariza's shoulder, was upended and sent flying toward the court on Monday night against Houston, it felt like forever before he landed. ''That was the worst (fall ever) because you're in the air for a long time,'' Curry said. ''And not knowing how you're going to hit the floor, knowing that it's going to happen, it's inevitable, but you're up there just trying to brace yourself.'' The MVP was able to return to Game 4 of the Western Conference finals after the spill but the Warriors couldn't overcome a big deficit, as James Harden scored 45 points in the Rockets' 128-115 victory.
Sun, 24 May 2015 23:56:10 PDT
Kevin McHale's stride is painful to watch. The awkward gait for the Houston Rockets' coach is the product of 13 punishing NBA seasons, including the 1987 postseason when he played on a broken foot. ''If you watch him walk, you know he laid it on the line,'' said Larry Bird, who won three titles alongside McHale in Boston.
Sat, 23 May 2015 10:05:53 PDT
TORONTO (AP) -- Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross has had ankle surgery to remove bone spurs.
Fri, 22 May 2015 11:11:00 PDT
Isiah Thomas said he hasn't spoken with New York Knicks President Phil Jackson since joining the Liberty as a consultant in February. Thomas didn't reject the notion that someday he could return to the NBA. The new president of the New York Liberty was introduced Thursday after being rehired by Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan.
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Wed, 27 May 2015 06:02:21 +0000
J.R. Smith on the national stage of the Finals is going to be so much fun.
Wed, 27 May 2015 05:25:08 +0000
The Hawks have an excellent foundation to build on.
Wed, 27 May 2015 03:07:40 +0000
This one was over early.
Wed, 27 May 2015 02:30:30 +0000
Injury issues continue to pile up as Atlanta is on the verge of elimination.
Wed, 27 May 2015 01:30:33 +0000
Severe flooding in the area had fans -- and at least one player -- stranded.
Wed, 27 May 2015 00:09:38 +0000
Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:12 +0000
Inconsistent ruling, but a good one for the Rockets.
Tue, 26 May 2015 22:59:44 +0000
Curry reported no symptoms after the game or on Tuesday, which means expect the regular Curry back for Game 5 Wednesday night.
Tue, 26 May 2015 22:17:36 +0000
There is no timeline but this could impact training camp and the start of next season.
Tue, 26 May 2015 21:45:25 +0000
If he's used in the aging shooter role on the court and veteran locker room presence off it, bringing him back for another season for a few million makes sense.
Tue, 26 May 2015 21:00:34 +0000
We talk flagrant fouls — the NBA has to find some consistency.
Tue, 26 May 2015 20:35:00 +0000
Tue, 26 May 2015 19:59:06 +0000
Would the league really upgrade a foul and bench a star player in an elimination game?
Tue, 26 May 2015 19:37:11 +0000
Not that it will be enough to get the Hawks a win.
Tue, 26 May 2015 18:50:42 +0000
The Nets just do not have good rebuilding options going forward.
Tue, 26 May 2015 23:15:58 EDT
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Tue, 26 May 2015 21:58:46 EDT
Former NBA veteran Steve Smith, Kansas coach Bill Self and former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman have been named winners of the 2015 Mannie Jackson - Basketball's Human Spirit Award.
Tue, 26 May 2015 20:29:36 EDT
Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold his flagrant 1 foul.
Tue, 26 May 2015 20:27:05 EDT
Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will start Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals after missing two games with a sore left knee.
Tue, 26 May 2015 13:47:55 EDT
Milwaukee officials, leaders of the Wisconsin state Legislature and the president of the Milwaukee Bucks all said Tuesday they're close to reaching a deal to pay for a new $500 million arena for the NBA team.
Mon, 25 May 2015 22:57:32 EDT
MVP Stephen Curry was able to return to Game 4 of the Western Conference finals after a nasty spill where he flipped over in the air and his head crashed to the court against Houston on Monday night.
Mon, 25 May 2015 22:24:43 EDT
One of the most famous celebrity profiles in magazine history was entitled, "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold," a piece by Gay Talese for Esquire in 1966 that used Ol' Blue Eyes' bout with that most common of ailments as a side door into Sinatra's personality, moods and world.
Mon, 25 May 2015 02:18:17 EDT
Al Horford threw an elbow at Matthew Dellavedova during the game.
Sun, 24 May 2015 20:28:33 EDT
Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second straight Eastern Conference finals game with an injured left knee.
Sat, 23 May 2015 18:32:33 EDT
Kyrie Irving plopped down on a courtside bench following a brisk workout and two team trainers quickly went to work adjusting straps on his new knee brace.
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