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McBride, Wilson lead Aces to 88-78 win over Liberty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 11:12pm

Kayla McBride scored a season-high 27 points and rookie A'ja Wilson had her third consecutive double-double to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the New York Liberty 88-78 on Friday night.

AP source: Thunder's Anthony to opt in, take $28 million

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:26pm

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony plans to opt in and take the $28 million he is due next season.

Moore, Lynx end Mercury's 8-game win streak, 83-72

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:25pm

Maya Moore scored 23 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat Phoenix 83-72 on Friday night to end the Mercury's eight-game winning streak.

Jewell Loyd scores 25 points, Storm beat Fever 72-63

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:18pm

Jewell Loyd had 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting and Natasha Howard added 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to help the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 72-63 on Friday night.

Delle Donne, Mystics use big first half to beat Sky 93-77

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:23pm

Elena Delle Donne scored 22 of her 30 points in the first half in the Washington Mystics' 93-77 victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night.

Cambage scores 20 points, Wings cruise past Sparks 101-72

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:13pm

Liz Cambage scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting and Aerial Powers had 16 points and eight rebounds to help the Dallas Wings beat the Los Angeles Sparks 101-72 on Friday night.

Angel McCoughtry scores 25 points, Dream beat Sun 75-70

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:46pm

Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points, Layshia Clarendon hit two free throws with 9.4 seconds left and the Atlanta Dream overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to beat the Connecticut Sun 75-70 on Friday night.

Dirk to Doncic: Mavs tap brakes on inevitable comparisons

Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:00pm

Luka Doncic didn't get compared to Larry Bird when he was introduced a day after the Dallas Mavericks traded up to get the third overall pick in the NBA draft.

Kupchak: Kemba Walker focal point of franchise going forward

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:12pm

General manager Mitch Kupchak wants point guard Kemba Walker to end his NBA career right where it started — with the Charlotte Hornets.

Cavs having 'good dialogue' with LeBron's management team

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:54am

With one deadline looming on his future in Cleveland, LeBron James has been in contact with the Cavaliers through his representatives.

Spurs acknowledge relationship with Leonard is fractured

Raul Dominguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:14am

General manager R.C. Buford acknowledges star forward Kawhi Leonard is unhappy with the Spurs.

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:34am

The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar.

Wizards select Oregon swingman Troy Brown with 15th pick

Benjamin Standig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:27am

After winging it with their perimeter depth late in a trying season, the Washington Wizards decided they needed more. A mature 18-year-old from Las Vegas with a winning game and a modern style convinced them he was the right call.

Raptors make no picks in NBA draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:12am

The Toronto Raptors did not make a pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, having traded a first- and second-round selection to Brooklyn along with forward DeMarre Carroll in July 2017.

Pistons draft Miami's Brown, trade for Creighton's Thomas

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:54am

With their first-round pick gone after the trade for Blake Griffin, the Detroit Pistons tried to make the best of a tough situation on draft night.

A mom's fairytale draft spoiled by employer _ the 76ers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:30am

Tyneeha Rivers walked into Barclays Center for the NBA draft with her son, Mikal Bridges.

Behind the scenes of Kevin Huerter's draft moment

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:14am

The hardest part of NBA draft night for Kevin Huerter was keeping a straight face.

Thunder take Hall with 53rd pick, Hervey with 57th

Cliff Brunt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:09am

The Thunder hope they have run into some more good luck in the second round.

Nets go abroad, grab Musa and Kurucs in NBA draft

Adry Torres, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:53pm

The Brooklyn Nets have been creative in their attempt to start from scratch after selling away the future of the franchise five years ago hunting for a championship that never came.