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Ex-Sacramento Kings exec gets 7 years for siphoning $13.4M

Samantha Maldonado, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:46pm

A former top Sacramento Kings executive was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for siphoning $13.4 million from the team.

Warriors GM to meet soon with Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:09pm

Golden State general manager Bob Myers plans to meet with both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson ahead of the start of free agency this weekend.

Pistons owner forming joint venture to redevelop Palace area

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 2:47pm

Pistons owner Tom Gores and Schostak Brothers & Co. are forming a joint venture to redevelop The Palace of Auburn Hills and its surrounding land and the arena is expected to be demolished.

NBA fines Knicks $50,000 over feud with New York Daily News

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 1:06pm

The NBA fined the New York Knicks $50,000 on Monday for violating media rules by not allowing the New York Daily News to cover one of the team's news conferences.

Ex-Kentucky center Dorie Harrison transferring to Lipscomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:23am

Former Kentucky center Dorie Harrison is transferring to Lipscomb.

Dikembe Mutombo records Ebola messages for US officials

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:14am

Unable to send disease fighters to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history, U.S. health officials are turning to basketball hall of famer Dikembe Mutombo for help.

Loyd, Howard lift Storm past Fever 65-61

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:28pm

Jewell Loyd scored 21 points, including the go-ahead basket with 24.6 seconds left, to lift the Seattle Storm to a 65-61 win over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.

Mitchell has 22 points, Mercury top Sparks 82-72 to end skid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 6:32pm

Leilani Mitchell scored 22 points in her first start of the season and the Phoenix Mercury handed the Los Angeles Sparks their fourth-straight loss with an 82-72 victory Sunday.

Parker scores 22, Sky end Sun's streak 93-75

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 6:09pm

Cheyenne Parker scored 22 points and the Chicago Sky ended the Connecticut Sun's seven-game winning streak with a 95-73 victory Sunday.

Delle Donne scores 21, Mystics defeat Dream 89-73

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 1:12pm

Elena Delle Donne scored eight of her 21 points in a game-changing 14-0 run to start the second half and the Washington Mystics rolled to an 89-73 win over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.

Yelich: Giannis winning NBA MVP in Milwaukee would be 'cool'

Keith Jenkins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 8:28am

Christian Yelich first met Giannis Antetokounmpo last month in downtown Milwaukee.

Hamby, Wilson send Vegas past Dallas 86-68

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:46pm

Reserve Dearica Hamby scored 27 points on 11-for-14 shooting and Las Vegas' strong second quarter propelled the Aces past Dallas, 86-68 on Saturday night.

Odyssey Sims scores 20 points, Lynx beat Liberty 92-83

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:12pm

Odyssey Sims scored 20 points and Sylvia Fowles had 19 points and 10 rebounds in the Minnesota Lynx's 92-83 victory over the New York Liberty on Saturday night.

Japan hails Hachimura's NBA selection as new era for sport

Jim Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:12pm

Japanese basketball officials, fans and media hailed the selection of Rui Hachimura in the NBA draft, saying the move will usher in a new era for the sport in Japan.

Storm beat Sparks 84-62 in coach Hughes' return

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:38pm

Jewell Loyd made a career-high five 3-pointers and scored 23 points and Seattle beat the Los Angeles Sparks 84-62 on Friday night in Storm coach Dan Hughes' season debut.

Wheeler has 28 points, 8 assists to help Fever beat Sky

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:24pm

Erica Wheeler had 28 points and eight assists, rookie Teaira McCowan added 10 points and 13 boards and the Indiana Fever beat the Chicago Sky 76-69 on Friday night.

Sun beat Dream to push franchise-record home streak to 13

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:51pm

Shekinna Stricklen made seven 3-pointers and scored 24 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Atlanta Dream 86-76 on Friday night to extend their franchise-record, regular-season home winning streak to 13 games.

Joe Dumars joins Kings as adviser to general manager Divac

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:04pm

Hall of Famer Joe Dumars is back in the NBA, hired as a special adviser to Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac.

Dwane Casey says it was 'exciting' to see Raptors win title

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:50pm

Dwane Casey had nothing but positive things to say about the fact that his former team just won the NBA title.