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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.

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.

Williamson, Barrett may meet in Summer League opener

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:44pm

Former Duke teammates Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett are slated to potentially make their NBA Summer League debuts against one another.

Long-range plan: Garland's shooting floored Cavs in workout

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:02pm

When Darius Garland realized the Cavaliers sent general manager Koby Altman, new coach John Beilein and his entire staff to his private pre-draft workout in Los Angeles, the Vanderbilt guard drew up a personal game plan.

AP source: Whiteside opts in for $27 million with Heat

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:39pm

A person with knowledge of the situation says Hassan Whiteside has told the Miami Heat that he is exercising his $27.1 million player option for next season.

California hires familiar face in Charmin Smith as coach

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:32pm

California found a familiar face in Charmin Smith to replace Lindsay Gottlieb as women's basketball coach.

Next game for Raptors: Making final pitch to Kawhi Leonard

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:38am

The title won and the draft over, the Toronto Raptors turn to the next order of business: keeping Kawhi Leonard.

Miami stops Bol's slide in 2nd round, trades him to Denver

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:58am

Bol Bol started the night high-fiving children as he walked across the stage as part of the festivities, being introduced with Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett and others expecting to hear their names called early in the NBA draft.

NBA-champion Raptors take Miami C Hernandez with 59th pick

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 11:32pm

The Toronto Raptors selected center Dewan Hernandez from the University of Miami with the 59th pick in Thursday's NBA draft.