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Blazers head home for Game 3, down 2-0 to Golden State

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 12:18am

Damian Lillard says Golden State did its job and protected home court. Now it's time for the Trail Blazers to do the same.

Halfway: Bucks top Raptors 125-103 for 2-0 East finals lead

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 9:08pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo started the game with an emphatic dunk. The next possession, a sprawling block to deny Marc Gasol. The next possession, another dunk.

Giannis, George finalists for NBA MVP and defensive award

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 6:39pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George have a chance to be both the NBA's MVP and its Defensive Player of the Year.

Warriors remain optimistic Durant will return in postseason

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 4:26pm

Steve Kerr remains optimistic Kevin Durant will return from a right calf injury to play for Golden State at some point this postseason but isn't guessing when that might be.

NBA bans Pacers' Evans for violating league anti-drug policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 4:16pm

The NBA has banned Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans at least two years for violating the league's anti-drug policy.

After a scandal and a year in Australia, Bowen targets NBA

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 2:14pm

From the center of an FBI investigation that rocked college basketball, Brian Bowen hopes he is back on a path to the NBA.

Not every NBA player will put body on line to take a charge

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 10:28am

Toronto guard Kyle Lowry squarely planted his feet and braced for contact with Milwaukee Bucks athletic big man Giannis Antetokounmpo barreling down on him.

Warriors rally from 15 down at halftime, hold off Blazers

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 9:58pm

These Golden State Warriors have long been able to score in fabulous, jaw-dropping flurries. Down by eight to the Portland Trail Blazers at home with 4½ minutes to go, they needed every last burst, perfect pass, driving layup and dunk.

Kevin Durant to miss Games 3, 4 of Western Conference finals

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 7:37pm

Warriors star Kevin Durant will miss the upcoming Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference finals in Portland as he continues to recover from a strained right calf, and the timing of his next examination by doctors likely means he would not return until the NBA Finals if Golden State advances.

The Latest: Player sees if he can make preps-to-pros leap

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 1:04pm

The Latest on the NBA draft combine (all times local):

Mid-major to millions: Ja Morant's life is changing quickly

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 12:33pm

Here's how much everything has changed for Ja Morant in the last 12 months: He's gone from being considered the No. 3 option at Murray State to the possible No. 2 pick in the NBA draft.

Juancho Hernangomez undergoes core muscle surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 11:43am

The Denver Nuggets say forward Juancho Hernangomez underwent surgery to fix a core muscle injury.

Bucks finish with a flourish, rally to top Raptors 108-100

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted May 15th - 9:08pm

Down for most of the game, clearly rusty at times after nearly a full week off, the Milwaukee Bucks looked very much like a team in trouble.

Warriors look to build off strong, well-balanced Game 1

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted May 15th - 5:14pm

The Golden State Warriors displayed that familiar swagger, celebrated in front of the home crowd as they so love to do and got contributions on both ends of the floor from up and down the roster.

KJ Martin, son of 15-year NBA veteran, signs with Vanderbilt

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 15th - 3:53pm

K.J. Martin, son of 15-year NBA veteran Kenyon Martin, has signed his national letter of intent to play for new Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse.

Sparks re-sign Riquna Williams, who faces assault charges

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted May 15th - 1:21pm

The Los Angeles Sparks re-signed free agent Riquna Williams, who was arrested last month after fight with her ex-girlfriend at a Florida home.

Magic Johnson, Larry Bird to get Lifetime Achievement Award

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted May 15th - 12:59pm

Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, whose coast-to-coast rivalry in the 1980s propelled the NBA to a new level of popularity, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tacko Fall among 11 players added to NBA draft combine

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted May 15th - 9:46am

Tacko Fall will be the biggest player at the NBA's draft combine.

WNBA hires Deloitte CEO Engelbert as commissioner

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted May 15th - 8:21am

The WNBA has a new leader with a new title.