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WNBA favorite Aces top Sparks, 83-70, to start season

W.g. Ramirez, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 8:17pm

Prior to the Las Vegas Aces re-signing reserve forward Dearica Hamby to a three-year contract, she sat with coach and president of basketball operations Bill Laimbeer for a heart-to-heart.

Leonard scores 27, Raptors advance to first NBA Finals

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 9:24pm

Kyle Lowry stole the ball and pushed it ahead, then waited for Kawhi Leonard to arrive before feeding his All-Star teammate for a thunderous one-handed slam over Giannis Antetokounmpo .

Rookie Collier scores 27, Lynx drop Sky 89-71 in opener

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 8:48pm

Napheesa Collier scored 27 points, the second most in WNBA history by a rookie in her debut, and the new-look Minnesota Lynx pulled away from the Chicago Sky in the second half for an 89-71 win in the season-opener for both teams Saturday night.

Alyssa Thomas leads Sun past Mystics in a WNBA opener

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 8:00pm

Alyssa Thomas scored 23 points, Jonquel Jones had 10 points and 14 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun beat the short-handed Washington Mystics 84-69 on Saturday night in the WNBA season-opener for both teams.

Nets hire Hawks' Peterson as assistant general manager

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 6:01pm

The Brooklyn Nets have hired Jeff Peterson as their assistant general manager.

Howard, Loyd lift defending champ Storm past Mercury 77-68

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 3:51pm

After the rings were handed out, the banner unveiled, the Seattle Storm proved there can be optimism about what they can accomplish even without Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird on the floor.

McCowan's layup at buzzer lifts Fever over Liberty in opener

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:23pm

Teaira McCowan's WNBA debut was a memorable one, hitting the game-winning layup at the buzzer.

Breland's 17 points help Dream rally past Wings, 76-72

Charles Odum, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:00pm

One year after a stout defense helped Atlanta advance to the WNBA semifinals, the Dream turned to that strength to help cap a comeback in their 2019 opener.

Blazers coach Stotts signs extension through 2021-22 season

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:47pm

The Portland Trail Blazers have formally announced that coach Terry Stotts signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 season.

Stakes are high as Bucks, Raptors meet in Game 6

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:29pm

There's no escaping the reality of what's at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.

Sports legends honor basketball great John Havlicek

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 11:58am

Sports legends were in Boston to honor basketball great John Havlicek.

Warriors know this is something special, uncertainty ahead

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 11:33am

Stephen Curry hears the dynasty discussion about his Golden State Warriors during another postseason run.

Bucks on brink of elimination after tweaking starting lineup

Keith Jenkins, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:41am

Mired in their worst skid of the season at the worst possible time, the Milwaukee Bucks need an answer in the Eastern Conference finals.

Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:16pm

Breanna Stewart will be a paid ambassador for the WNBA this season.

Leonard scores 35, Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 for 3-2 lead

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:27pm

Kawhi Leonard arrived in Toronto thinking he could pick up another championship to go with the one he already has.

Kevin Durant won't return in time for Game 1 of NBA Finals

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:51pm

Kevin Durant won't be ready to play in time for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 30.

Lillard, Kemba, LeBron among noteworthy All-NBA picks

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:34pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced.

Suns' Holmes arrested in Florida for Marijuana possession

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:24am

Phoenix Suns big man Richaun Holmes was arrested for misdemeanor possession of cannabis after a Miami-area traffic stop.

WNBA's new season ready to tip off

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:34am

It's been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and a few injuries to some of the sport's greatest players.