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Lakers roll past Nuggets 126-114 in West finals opener

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 18th - 10:43pm

Slow starters in the first two rounds, the Los Angeles Lakers appeared to be in a hurry to put away the Denver Nuggets.

Comeback Heat do it again, rally past Celtics for 2-0 lead

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 17th - 9:33pm

Down by 14 in Game 1, the Miami Heat found a way.

LeBron James makes All-NBA team for record 16th time

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 16th - 7:28pm

LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously.

Murray, Jokic help Denver stun Clippers 104-89 in Game 7

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 16th - 1:01am

Nikola Jokic picked out two birthday presents for his coach. He just didn't know which one he would be wrapping.

Bam! Adebayo's block helps Heat win Game 1 over Celtics

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 15th - 8:45pm

Jayson Tatum thought he had a dunk to tie the game.

Raptors sign coach Nick Nurse to multiyear extension

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 2:22pm

Nick Nurse would have been in the final year of his contract next season. The Toronto Raptors weren’t about to let that happen with their coach.

Aces' A'ja Wilson earns AP WNBA player of the year honors

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 8:25am

A'ja Wilson has been the cornerstone of the Las Vegas franchise since she was drafted and took her game to another level this season, earning her The Associated Press WNBA player of the year honors.

Rockets look for new coach after another early playoff exit

Kristie Rieken, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 3:04pm

James Harden and the Houston Rockets believed the addition of Russell Westbrook and their unorthodox small lineup would be what they needed to win their first title in 25 years.

D'Antoni tells Rockets he's not coming back to Houston

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 13th - 3:47pm

Mike D’Antoni has told the Houston Rockets that he will not be back as coach with them next season, essentially choosing free agency over a return to the club with whom he has spent the last four seasons.

Nuggets do it again, taking Clippers to Game 7 in West

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 13th - 3:09pm

Flights home from the NBA’s bubble are planned whenever a team is on the cusp of elimination, just in case they’re needed.

Welcome back: Lakers, LeBron headed to the conference finals

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 9:15pm

The Los Angeles Lakers are going to the conference finals for the first time in a decade, ending the longest drought in franchise history.

Clippers set to try, again, to reach the conference finals

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 11:03am

Doc Rivers is fully aware of the adage that says the hardest games to win in the NBA are the ones where one team can end another’s season.

Celtics oust Raptors in Game 7, head to East finals vs. Heat

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 11th - 10:40pm

It took every bit of seven games, but Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics are headed to the Eastern Conference finals.

Millsap helps Nuggets rally, stun Clippers 111-105 in Game 5

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 11th - 9:19pm

Desperate times brings out the best in the Denver Nuggets.

AP source: NBA proceeding with tentative Nov. 18 draft plan

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 5:04pm

The NBA is proceeding with tentative plans for a Nov. 18 draft, though has cautioned teams that the date could move yet again, a person with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press on Friday.

Davis, Lakers run past Rockets for 3-1 West semifinals lead

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 10th - 8:26pm

Anthony Davis was the biggest player on the floor, and the Houston Rockets had no answers.

Leonard, Clippers beat Nuggets 96-85, take 3-1 series lead

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 9th - 11:00pm

Kawhi Leonard has the Los Angeles Clippers a win away from the franchise's first-ever trip to the Western Conference finals.

On to Game 7: Raptors survive Celtics in double-OT thriller

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 9th - 9:38pm

The Toronto Raptors faced a sizable early deficit. They trailed in the fourth quarter. And again in the first overtime. And again in the second overtime.

Steve Nash eager to get started on new career as Nets coach

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Updated Sep 9th - 5:53pm

Steve Nash was a leader, a guy who loved to get the best out of his teammates on the court and build relationships with them off it.