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Attorney: Deputy in clash with Raptors exec has concussion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:59pm

An attorney for a deputy involved in an altercation with the president of the Toronto Raptors as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship said his client suffered a concussion and is on medical leave.

High 5: Cavaliers mulling options with 5th pick in NBA draft

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:42pm

The Cavaliers barely survived a stormy season and then watched the NBA's postseason from afar.

Connecticut off to hot start, sits atop WNBA standings

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:34pm

No team has gotten off to a hotter start then the Connecticut Sun.

AP source: Celtics' Horford to be unrestricted free agent

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:32pm

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent.

Toronto police seek 4th person in Raptors rally shooting

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:17am

Police are looking for a fourth person and haven't recovered the gun involved in a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors that wounded four people and sent thousands fleeing, authorities said Tuesday.

Leonard quiet on future as Raptors celebrate with parade

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:11am

Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade and rally.

Pelicans extend coach Gentry's contract through 2021

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:42pm

New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says the club is exercising its option to extend coach Alvin Gentry's contract through the 2020-21 season.

LaMelo Ball, 17, signs with Australian team to prep for NBA

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:21pm

American teenager LaMelo Ball has signed with the Illawarra Hawks for the upcoming National Basketball League season, the second top U.S. prospect to join the Australian league under its Next Stars Program.

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Rob Gillies and Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:04pm

Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage.

Toronto police say 2 people shot and wounded at rally for NBA champion Raptors; 2 people arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:36pm

Toronto police say 2 people shot and wounded at rally for NBA champion Raptors; 2 people arrested .

The Latest: Police: 4 shot at Raptors rally in Toronto

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:24pm

The Latest on a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors in Toronto (all times local):

Pelicans primed to draft Zion -- and another top-5 prospect

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 1:47pm

Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, it's time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise.

For fantasy sports players, Harden is the NBA MVP

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:32am

Giannis Antetokuonmpo may have helped his team win 60 games and earn the No. 1 seed in the NBA during the regular season.

McBride scores 22, Aces rally past Lynx 80-75

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:40pm

Kayla McBride scored seven of her 22 points in a 14-3 closing run and the Las Vegas Aces overcame a sloppy start and beat the Minnesota Lynx 80-75 on Sunday.

Thomas helps Sun win franchise-record 12th in a row at home

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 3:52pm

Alyssa Thomas and the Connecticut Sun are tough to beat this season, especially at home.

Zahui B scores 37 points, Liberty beat Sparks 98-92

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:19pm

Amanda Zahui B scored a career-high 37 points and the New York Liberty ended a 10-game road losing streak with a 98-92 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday night.

Wings get 1st win of season, 71-61 over Dream

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 8:33pm

Arike Ogunbowale scored 17 points, Allisha Gray added 16 points and the Dallas Wings got their first win of the season with a 71-61 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night.

Quigley scores 18; Sky win 3rd straight, 70-64 over Fever

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 7:15pm

Allie Quigley scored 18 points and the Chicago Sky won their third straight game with a 70-64 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night.

AP Source: Lakers, Pelicans, agree on Anthony Davis trade

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 5:20pm

Anthony Davis will wind up with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers after all.