Bearded wonder James Harden had the ball in his hands in the final seconds with a chance to win Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference finals on Thursday night, but the Houston Rockets star passed up an open shot.
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Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Kobe Bryant has indicated the 2015-16 season will be the star’s last with the team.
NCAA officials hope proposed rule changes, including a shorter shot clock, will help increase scoring in college basketball. But it looks as if the rule changes will make things much tougher for lesser-talented teams to upset bigger, faster, more athletic ones.
League MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers were unanimous selections for the All-NBA First Team revealed Thursday.
Cleveland guard J.R. Smith exploded for 28 points, fueling a 97-89 Cavaliers win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Philips Arena.
The only person who could cool off NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry on Tuesday night was his 2-year-old daughter, Riley.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was fined $5,000 on Wednesday for violating the NBA’s anti-flopping rules during Game 1 of the Western Conference finals series against the Houston Rockets.
A lot of wining and dining was all it took to persuade Charles Barkley to renew his contract with TNT through the 2024-25 NBA season.
Like him or not, Kevin Garnett, who turned 39 on Tuesday, is one of the greatest trash talkers in NBA history.
The Minnesota Timberwolves won the National Basketball Association’s draft lottery on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to make the first selection in June’s draft.
In letters to the university chancellor, outgoing Illinois women’s basketball players accused coaches of misconduct and verbal and emotional abuse.
All four of this year’s conference finalists — Cleveland, Atlanta, Golden State and Houston — will field teams in Las Vegas and will be joined by 10 other teams which made the playoffs this year. Returning to the summer league will be the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets.
Those who thought Jordan was done dunking had better think again, because he just threw down one of the best dunks of all time.
Trevor Ariza buried a corner 3-pointer with just under a minute remaining and the Houston Rockets completed a stunning comeback from a 3-1 series deficit to claim Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers 113-100 on Sunday at Toyota Center.
Jelan Kendrick on Saturday walked in a procession far more important than any half-court set he has been part of, graduating from UNLV with a degree in sociology. His journey to the reality of a cap and gown, more than anything else, is best described as complex.
Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce said his future is uncertain after his miraculous 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime was waved off — ending his season and possibly his Hall of Fame career.
In less than three minutes, the Golden State Warriors went from nearly allowing the Memphis Grizzlies to erase a 15-point deficit to cruising to a 108-95 series-clinching victory in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals at FedExForum on Friday.
Forward DeMarre Carroll had 25 points and 10 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks survived a frantic finish to eliminate the Washington Wizards with a 94-91 win in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series on Friday night.
The WNBA suspended Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner and Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson for seven games each because of their domestic violence arrest last month.
Michael Jordan will take a trademark dispute with a Chinese sports firm to China’s supreme court, lawyers for the basketball star said on Friday, escalating one of several cases accusing local firms of illegally imitating global brands.
A majority of bettors backed the Chicago Bulls in their must-win spot against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who dominated in a 94-73 win. Favorite bettors also got burned with the Los Angeles Clippers, who blew a 19-point lead with 14 minutes left in a 119-107 loss to the Houston Rockets.
Forward LeBron James compiled 15 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers eliminated the Chicago Bulls with a 94-73 win in Game Six of their Eastern Conference semi-final series on Thursday night.
San Diego State headlines the eight-team field for the Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena on Nov. 26-27. California, West Virginia, Hawaii, Richmond, Sam Houston State, Bethune-Cookman and Liberty are set to join the Aztecs in the field.
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