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Gobert, George, Giannis headline NBA All-Defensive teams

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 6:34pm

Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team.

Bruins hoping to win Stanley Cup, join Boston's title parade

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:32pm

It's been more than three months since the last championship parade in Boston, and the city is getting antsy.

Bucks need better bench play to regain control vs Raptors

Keith Jenkins, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:24pm

The Bucks are back in Milwaukee looking to regain momentum in the Eastern Conference finals.

Michigan hires Juwan Howard as basketball coach

Larry Lage, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:03pm

Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan.

A first: Washington Mystics top AP WNBA preseason poll

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:12am

The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time.

Monty Williams hoping to give Suns some needed stability

John Marshall, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:03am

The Phoenix Suns have gone through coaches like tear-away racing visors, the count up to five in five years.

Michigan's Brazdeikis staying in draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 10:22pm

Michigan's Iggy Brazdeikis is staying in the NBA draft.

Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett leaving for NBA

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:35pm

Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett has decided to keep his name in the NBA draft and won't return for his junior year.

Lowry has 25, Raptors rout Bucks 120-102 to even East finals

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 9:09pm

With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks.

Lynx acquire frontcourt help in 2 deals for draft picks

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 7:36pm

The Minnesota Lynx acquired Stephanie Talbot from Phoenix and Alaina Coates from Chicago in two separate trades on Tuesday for draft picks next year.

Sam Mitchell leaves Memphis coach Penny Hardaway's staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 3:45pm

Memphis coach Penny Hardaway says former NBA coach of the year Sam Mitchell is no longer part of his staff.

Doncic, Young unanimous NBA All-Rookie 1st-teamers

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 12:44pm

With Dallas' Luka Doncic and Atlanta's Trae Young leading the way, the top five NBA draft picks from 2018 have been selected as the top five NBA rookies this season.

Storm's Sue Bird needs surgery, will be out indefinitely

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:23am

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird needs arthroscopic surgery on her left knee and will be out indefinitely, another big blow for the defending WNBA champs.

Renaissance man: Beilein ready to breathe new life into Cavs

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 11:22am

High on a wall and across the courts from where John Beilein was sitting, the Cavaliers' basketball history stared the new coach in the face.

Warriors beat Blazers 119-117 in OT for NBA Finals berth

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 10:05pm

Experience bred confidence for the Golden State Warriors, even when challenged by the upstart Portland Trail Blazers.

Golden State's Iguodala out for Game 4 with left calf injury

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 5:56pm

Andre Iguodala will not play for the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night because of a sore left calf.

Leonard, Raptors hope to shake off fatigue for Game 4

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 4:44pm

For Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors, Monday was all about rest and recovery.

Vogel introduction caught up in ongoing Lakers drama

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 3:28pm

Frank Vogel's determination to build "organizational togetherness" within the Los Angeles Lakers met the reality of the team's current dysfunction Monday.

Timberwolves retain Ryan Saunders, 33, as head coach

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 12:48pm

The Minnesota Timberwolves have chosen Ryan Saunders as their full-fledged head coach — and the first millennial to hold the job in the NBA.