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Utah Jazz will play Dallas on Christmas Day

Utah Jazz will play Dallas on Christmas Day

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 17 - 4:01 p.m.

Utah Jazz fans will get an extra present on Christmas evening this season.
Golden, again: US beats France 87-82 for Tokyo title

Golden, again: US beats France 87-82 for Tokyo title

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 7 - 12:35 a.m.

Nothing about the summer was easy for the U.S. men's basketball team, and neither was the gold-medal game.
NBA Summer League rosters: Jimmer Fredette joins Nuggets SL squad — then doesn't

NBA Summer League rosters: Jimmer Fredette joins Nuggets SL squad — then doesn't

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated Aug. 6 - 11:25 a.m.

Check back regularly as more locals are added to NBA rosters during the NBA's summer season.
What do the Rudy Gay and Hassan Whiteside signings mean for the Jazz?

What do the Rudy Gay and Hassan Whiteside signings mean for the Jazz?

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 2:34 p.m.

With a single tweet, new Jazz owner Ryan Smith may have signaled the end of significant moves made by his team this offseason.
Stewart leads US to semis with 79-55 win over Australia

Stewart leads US to semis with 79-55 win over Australia

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 12:20 a.m.

Breanna Stewart scored 20 of her 23 points in the first half to help the U.S. beat Australia 79-55 on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.
Wilson leads US to quarters with 93-82 win over France

Wilson leads US to quarters with 93-82 win over France

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 2 - 2:14 a.m.

The U.S. can do something no other women's basketball team can at the Tokyo Games: bring former WNBA MVPs Tina Charles and Sylvia Fowles off the bench.
After 'wild 48 hours,' USU's Neemias Queta ready to do what he does best for Kings

After 'wild 48 hours,' USU's Neemias Queta ready to do what he does best for Kings

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 1 - 10:31 p.m.

Neemias Queta was exactly what Sacramento needed out of the NBA draft. The hard part for the Kings was waiting until the 39th pick to get him.
US uses dominant inside presence to beat Japan 86-69

US uses dominant inside presence to beat Japan 86-69

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Updated July 30 - 1:01 a.m.

The U.S. women's basketball team has not looked sharp in its first two wins at the Tokyo Games.
Utah State's Neemias Queta a second-round NBA draft pick by Kings

Utah State's Neemias Queta a second-round NBA draft pick by Kings

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated July 29 - 11:41 p.m.

The Aggies' all-time leader in blocked shots follows into the league former scoring superstar Sam Merrill, who was selected with last pick in the 2020 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Lakers acquire All-Star Russell Westbrook from Wizards; Kyle Kuzma out

Lakers acquire All-Star Russell Westbrook from Wizards; Kyle Kuzma out

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Updated July 29 - 9:36 p.m.

The Los Angeles Lakers are acquiring All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards for three players and this year's first-round draft pick.
Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft

Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft

Aaron Beard, Associated Press  |  Updated July 29 - 9:22 p.m.

The Detroit Pistons selected Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.
Jazz draft guide: Conley's looming contract could determine what the Jazz do on draft night

Jazz draft guide: Conley's looming contract could determine what the Jazz do on draft night

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted July 28 - 6:34 p.m.

Thursday's NBA draft will likely bring at least some clarity to Utah's offseason plans as it tries to make the next step toward contention.
Bucks' 50-year wait ends with a title behind 50 from Giannis

Bucks' 50-year wait ends with a title behind 50 from Giannis

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Updated July 20 - 10:50 p.m.

Giannis Antetokounmpo ended one of the greatest NBA Finals ever with 50 points and a championship Milwaukee waited 50 years to win again.
These 2 BYU, Utah State alums just won an NBA title with the Milwaukee Bucks

These 2 BYU, Utah State alums just won an NBA title with the Milwaukee Bucks

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 20 - 9:44 p.m.

Late-season addition Elijah Bryant from BYU and second-round draft pick Sam Merrill from Utah State became the first former in-state college basketball players to win an NBA title since Danny Ainge and Greg Kite in 1986.
US women earn first exhibition win, routing Nigeria 93-62

US women earn first exhibition win, routing Nigeria 93-62

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Updated July 18 - 6:37 p.m.

The U.S. women's Olympic team was in unfamiliar territory having dropped two exhibition games in a row for the first time in a decade.
Bucks edge Suns 123-119 to take 3-2 lead in NBA Finals

Bucks edge Suns 123-119 to take 3-2 lead in NBA Finals

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Updated July 18 - 12:28 a.m.

Jrue Holiday seized his chance to give the Milwaukee Bucks the lead in the NBA Finals.
Lillard shoots down trade rumors, urges Blazers to step up pursuit of championship

Lillard shoots down trade rumors, urges Blazers to step up pursuit of championship

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Updated July 17 - 12:26 p.m.

Damian Lillard said Friday he has not requested a trade but wants the Portland Trail Blazers to be more urgent in their pursuit of a championship.
Bradley Beal out of Olympics for health and safety reasons

Bradley Beal out of Olympics for health and safety reasons

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Updated July 15 - 3:50 p.m.

On a U.S. basketball team filled with stars, nobody scored more than Bradley Beal during the season.
Middleton sends Bucks past Suns to tie NBA Finals at 2-2

Middleton sends Bucks past Suns to tie NBA Finals at 2-2

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Updated July 14 - 11:13 p.m.

Khris Middleton is an All-Star with unwavering confidence in his shot, always believing that no matter how poorly he starts that he can turn things around.
Patrick Kinahan: Stereotypes continue to hover over Jazz

Patrick Kinahan: Stereotypes continue to hover over Jazz

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted July 14 - 10:16 a.m.

No matter how hard the entire Jazz tries, from ownership down to every employee in a leadership position, the same stereotypes apparently continue to shadow the organization.
USA bounces back, tops Argentina 108-80 in pre-Tokyo tune-up

USA bounces back, tops Argentina 108-80 in pre-Tokyo tune-up

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated July 13 - 6:46 p.m.

USA Basketball finally made it look easy again.
Giannis the Great: Bucks star making his mark in NBA Finals

Giannis the Great: Bucks star making his mark in NBA Finals

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted July 12 - 12:34 p.m.

Giannis Antetokounmpo shook his head, unwilling to place himself in the class of the only player with a longer streak of 40-point games in an NBA Finals.
Suns' Booker seeks to bounce back from Game 3 struggles

Suns' Booker seeks to bounce back from Game 3 struggles

Steve Megargee, Associated Press  |  Posted July 12 - 12:34 p.m.

Devin Booker's impressive postseason run has hit one of its first real speed bumps.
Bucks blowout: Giannis has 41, Suns' NBA Finals lead now 2-1

Bucks blowout: Giannis has 41, Suns' NBA Finals lead now 2-1

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Updated July 11 - 10:06 p.m.

When Giannis Antetokounmpo crashed to the court just two weeks ago with what appeared to be a serious knee injury, there was no guarantee he'd be back this season.
Halfway there: Suns beat Bucks for 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

Halfway there: Suns beat Bucks for 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Updated July 9 - 12:03 a.m.

The ball went from Chris Paul to Devin Booker and didn't stop moving until Deandre Ayton scored after every Suns player had touched it.
Paul carries Suns past Giannis, Bucks in NBA Finals opener

Paul carries Suns past Giannis, Bucks in NBA Finals opener

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Updated July 6 - 11:12 p.m.

Chris Paul waited 16 years to get to the NBA Finals, bringing with him a team starving for its first championship.
These former BYU, Utah State stars will feature for Bucks in NBA Finals

These former BYU, Utah State stars will feature for Bucks in NBA Finals

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 5 - 2:40 p.m.

The Bucks advanced to face the Phoenix Suns in the NBA finals. Tipoff for Game 1 is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. MT on ABC.
Bucks beat Hawks, head to NBA Finals for 1st time since 1974

Bucks beat Hawks, head to NBA Finals for 1st time since 1974

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Updated July 3 - 10:19 p.m.

The Milwaukee Bucks were an instant success in the NBA, winning a championship in just their third season and reaching the finals again three years later.
Without Giannis, Bucks beat Hawks 123-112 for 3-2 lead

Without Giannis, Bucks beat Hawks 123-112 for 3-2 lead

Steve Megargee, Associated Press  |  Updated July 2 - 12:49 a.m.

Even without two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks figured out a way to end their recent habit of slow starts.
Chris Paul leads Suns past Clippers 130-103, into NBA Finals

Chris Paul leads Suns past Clippers 130-103, into NBA Finals

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Updated June 30 - 11:02 p.m.

Tears welled in Chris Paul's eyes. A message in black ink on his shoes said it all: Can't give up now.
Hawks romp to 110-88 win without Young, Giannis goes down

Hawks romp to 110-88 win without Young, Giannis goes down

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Updated June 30 - 12:37 a.m.

The Atlanta Hawks proved they are more than a one-man team.
Have You Seen This? Kevin Durant's classic reaction to vomiting baseball player

Have You Seen This? Kevin Durant's classic reaction to vomiting baseball player

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 29 - 6:22 p.m.

It's hard to watch someone else vomit. Especially when it occurs without warning during a major sporting event.
Gritty Clippers stave off elimination, beat Suns 116-102

Gritty Clippers stave off elimination, beat Suns 116-102

David Brandt, Associated Press  |  Updated June 28 - 10:49 p.m.

Paul George had just wrapped up his brilliant night, scoring 41 points to keep the Los Angeles Clippers' season alive. He shared some hugs and fist bumps with teammates and assistant coaches before he finally got to head coach Tyronn Lue.
Middleton's 38 power Bucks past Hawks 113-102 for 2-1 lead

Middleton's 38 power Bucks past Hawks 113-102 for 2-1 lead

Charles Odum, Associated Press  |  Updated June 27 - 10:14 p.m.

Khris Middleton showed once again that the Milwaukee Bucks have more than one player capable of taking over a game.
Suns outlast Clippers 84-80, take 3-1 lead in West finals

Suns outlast Clippers 84-80, take 3-1 lead in West finals

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Updated June 26 - 11:42 p.m.

Neither team could make a shot. The ball bounced crazily on and around the rim, but rarely went in.
Bucks trounce Hawks 125-91 to tie East finals at 1-1

Bucks trounce Hawks 125-91 to tie East finals at 1-1

Steve Megargee, Associated Press  |  Updated June 25 - 10:20 p.m.

The Milwaukee Bucks knew the key to tying the Eastern Conference finals was making sure Trae Young didn't take over again.
George leads Clippers over Paul and Suns, 106-92 in Game 3

George leads Clippers over Paul and Suns, 106-92 in Game 3

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Updated June 24 - 11:33 p.m.

This time, Paul George didn't flinch. Playoff P showed up and dragged the Los Angeles Clippers back from the brink.
Young scores 48 points, Hawks beat Bucks 116-113 in Game 1

Young scores 48 points, Hawks beat Bucks 116-113 in Game 1

Steve Megargee, Associated Press  |  Updated June 24 - 12:25 a.m.

Trae Young remains as poised as ever in hostile environments in his first postseason.
After breakout season at UVU as nation's top rebounder, Fardaws Aimaq's future remains uncertain

After breakout season at UVU as nation's top rebounder, Fardaws Aimaq's future remains uncertain

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 9:05 a.m.

Fardaws Aimaq never imagined he'd be in this position when he was growing up in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Ayton soars for last second alley-oop, Suns beat Clippers

Ayton soars for last second alley-oop, Suns beat Clippers

David Brandt, Associated Press  |  Updated June 22 - 11:38 p.m.

Devin Booker sat in a chair with a crooked and swollen nose, complete with tape over three fresh stitches.
Pistons win lottery, receive No. 1 pick in 2021 NBA draft

Pistons win lottery, receive No. 1 pick in 2021 NBA draft

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated June 22 - 8:03 p.m.

Newly selected Basketball Hall of Famer Ben Wallace tapped his fist on the table a few times, then clapped his hands and pointed one finger skyward.
Neemias Queta measures out as biggest player at NBA draft combine

Neemias Queta measures out as biggest player at NBA draft combine

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 22 - 12:11 p.m.

If he has nothing else going for him, former Utah State center Neemias Queta has one thing, as determined by the NBA draft combine in Chicago: He's the biggest player available.
Hawks head to East finals after Game 7 win in Philadelphia

Hawks head to East finals after Game 7 win in Philadelphia

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Updated June 20 - 9:48 p.m.

Trae Young ripped off his jersey and bounded up the steps to toss his dad the souvenir from the first Game 7 road victory in Hawks history.
Bucks edge Nets in OT in Game 7, withstand Durant's 48

Bucks edge Nets in OT in Game 7, withstand Durant's 48

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Updated June 19 - 10:49 p.m.

A Game 7 thriller, the NBA's first do-or-die game to go to overtime in 15 years, came down to a matter of inches.
The improbable becomes the hero as Terance Mann, Clippers end Utah's season

The improbable becomes the hero as Terance Mann, Clippers end Utah's season

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted June 19 - 1:16 a.m.

In the corner, Terance Mann is still probably putting up uncontested 3-pointers.
Jazz-Clippers blog: Clippers win 4 straight to upset Jazz in Game 6

Jazz-Clippers blog: Clippers win 4 straight to upset Jazz in Game 6

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated June 18 - 10:44 p.m.

The Utah Jazz are back on the road to play the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals Friday night. Follow live reaction and commentary.
Down 1 star, Paul George showed he's another as Clippers push Jazz toward edge

Down 1 star, Paul George showed he's another as Clippers push Jazz toward edge

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 12:34 a.m.

Paul George poured in a series-high 37 points to go along with 16 rebounds and five assists, and the Clippers pushed the top-seeded Jazz to the brink of elimination with a 119-111 win Wednesday night in Vivint Arena.
Jazz-Clippers blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's loss to Clippers in Game 5

Jazz-Clippers blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's loss to Clippers in Game 5

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated June 16 - 11:07 p.m.

The Utah Jazz are on the road to play the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday night.
Clippers' Kawhi Leonard sprains right knee, out for Game 5

Clippers' Kawhi Leonard sprains right knee, out for Game 5

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated June 16 - 3:12 p.m.

Kawhi Leonard's right knee is now a major concern for the Los Angeles Clippers.
'He just surprises you': Kawhi Leonard never panicked when Clippers trailed Jazz, and it's paying off

'He just surprises you': Kawhi Leonard never panicked when Clippers trailed Jazz, and it's paying off

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 12:59 a.m.

With 90 seconds left in the first half, Leonard made a move, lunging through contact at the top of the key and soaring for a posterizing dunk over Jazz forward Derrick Favors that sent screams from the broadcast booth and fire emojis across the Twitterverse.
Jazz-Clippers live blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's series-equalizing loss to LA

Jazz-Clippers live blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's series-equalizing loss to LA

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated June 14 - 11:14 p.m.

The Utah Jazz are on the road to play the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals Monday night.
MVP Nikola Jokic ejected, Suns sweep Nuggets to advance to West finals

MVP Nikola Jokic ejected, Suns sweep Nuggets to advance to West finals

Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press  |  Updated June 13 - 11:09 p.m.

Chris Paul couldn't miss. Devin Booker couldn't be stopped.
Paul George won't talk 'relationship' with Joe Ingles — just his 31 points, win over Jazz

Paul George won't talk 'relationship' with Joe Ingles — just his 31 points, win over Jazz

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 10:57 p.m.

There were plenty of other things to talk about, because whether or not Ingles lives rent-free in George's head doesn't change the simple fact that the Los Angeles Clippers did what they needed to do Saturday night.
Jazz-Clippers live blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's 132-106 Game 3 loss in Los Angeles

Jazz-Clippers live blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's 132-106 Game 3 loss in Los Angeles

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated June 12 - 9:36 p.m.

Follow along during Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers.
Clippers take 0-2 deficit vs. Jazz, but nowhere they haven't been before

Clippers take 0-2 deficit vs. Jazz, but nowhere they haven't been before

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 1:08 a.m.

Perhaps the best thing about that 0-2 deficit? It's not something the Clippers haven't seen before.
Jazz-Clippers live blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's 117-111 Game 2 win over LA

Jazz-Clippers live blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's 117-111 Game 2 win over LA

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 10 - 11:42 p.m.

Follow along during Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers.
Gobert's final block mattered, but Clippers credit Jazz 'physicality,' fiery 3rd quarter for Game 1 win

Gobert's final block mattered, but Clippers credit Jazz 'physicality,' fiery 3rd quarter for Game 1 win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 9 - 1:24 a.m.

That play didn't define LA's series opener. Sure, it didn't help — but the Clippers were just playing catch-up to that point.
Jazz-Clippers live blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's Game 1 win

Jazz-Clippers live blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's Game 1 win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 8 - 11:13 p.m.

Follow along during Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers.
Steve Clifford out as Orlando Magic coach after 3 seasons

Steve Clifford out as Orlando Magic coach after 3 seasons

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated June 5 - 2:59 p.m.

Steve Clifford and the Orlando Magic took some time after the season to rest, recover and contemplate the future.