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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.

Sister of ex-NBA player charged with threatening witness

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 12:31pm

The sister of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was accused on Monday of threatening a woman who testified against him at his New York City gun-possession trial.

Antetokounmpo funds basketball court in fire-ravaged Greece

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 12:02pm

Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to fund the construction of an indoor basketball court in a fire-ravaged area outside Athens where at least 100 people were killed last year.

Cavs hire former Grizzlies coach JB Bickerstaff

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 9:20am

The Cavaliers have given new coach John Beilein a seasoned right-hand man.

Leonard scores 36, Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2 OTs

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:23pm

Pascal Siakam felt guilty about a pair of missed free throws and the extra minutes they added to his teammates' night.

Green shows a more mature side for the Warriors

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 5:39pm

Draymond Green would rather do more playing than complaining these days.

CSKA Moscow beats Efes Istanbul 91-83 in Euroleague final

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 4:24pm

Americans Will Clyburn and Cory Higgins scored 20 points each to lead CSKA Moscow to the Euroleague title in a 91-83 win over Efes Istanbul in Sunday's final.

Lillard separated ribs in Game 2 against the Warriors

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 2:29pm

Portland's Damian Lillard sustained separated ribs in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.

Green, Warriors beat Blazers for 3-0 lead in West finals

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 9:59pm

With Kevin Durant out, Draymond Green has taken it upon himself to boost Golden State.

Blazers head home for Game 3, down 2-0 to Golden State

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 12:18am

Damian Lillard says Golden State did its job and protected home court. Now it's time for the Trail Blazers to do the same.

Halfway: Bucks top Raptors 125-103 for 2-0 East finals lead

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 9:08pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo started the game with an emphatic dunk. The next possession, a sprawling block to deny Marc Gasol. The next possession, another dunk.

Giannis, George finalists for NBA MVP and defensive award

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 6:39pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George have a chance to be both the NBA's MVP and its Defensive Player of the Year.

Warriors remain optimistic Durant will return in postseason

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 4:26pm

Steve Kerr remains optimistic Kevin Durant will return from a right calf injury to play for Golden State at some point this postseason but isn't guessing when that might be.

NBA bans Pacers' Evans for violating league anti-drug policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 4:16pm

The NBA has banned Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans at least two years for violating the league's anti-drug policy.

After a scandal and a year in Australia, Bowen targets NBA

Andrew Seligman, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 2:14pm

From the center of an FBI investigation that rocked college basketball, Brian Bowen hopes he is back on a path to the NBA.

Not every NBA player will put body on line to take a charge

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17th - 10:28am

Toronto guard Kyle Lowry squarely planted his feet and braced for contact with Milwaukee Bucks athletic big man Giannis Antetokounmpo barreling down on him.

Warriors rally from 15 down at halftime, hold off Blazers

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16th - 9:58pm

These Golden State Warriors have long been able to score in fabulous, jaw-dropping flurries. Down by eight to the Portland Trail Blazers at home with 4½ minutes to go, they needed every last burst, perfect pass, driving layup and dunk.