Fri, 22 May 2015 22:59:08 PDT
One is enough for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as long as it's the King. LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, beating the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio. Cleveland pulled away with a dominating third quarter.
Fri, 22 May 2015 16:02:56 PDT
Stephen Curry has been playing like the MVP he is to help the Golden State Warriors to 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. ''You put a lot of hard work into your craft, and when you rely on that work, you kind of just are in the moment, and those shots, when you rise up to take them, it feels natural, it feels normal,'' Curry said. ''I feel confident, and you just live with the results.'' The Warriors took the first game by four points and won the second one by a point when MVP runner-up James Harden couldn't fight through a double team to get a shot up for Houston before time expired.
Fri, 22 May 2015 15:27:47 PDT
Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. Haynes, often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes, the Globetrotters said. ''Basketball has lost one of its most iconic figures,'' Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider said.
Fri, 22 May 2015 11:11:00 PDT
Isiah Thomas said he hasn't spoken with New York Knicks President Phil Jackson since joining the Liberty as a consultant in February. Thomas didn't reject the notion that someday he could return to the NBA. The new president of the New York Liberty was introduced Thursday after being rehired by Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan.
Thu, 21 May 2015 21:48:08 PDT
Golden State's Stephen Curry, the league MVP, and LeBron James are the only unanimous selections to the All-NBA first team. New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Memphis center Marc Gasol joined Curry as newcomers on the team. Curry and James, who are three victories from meeting in the NBA Finals, each received first-team votes on all 129 ballots Thursday.
Thu, 21 May 2015 19:30:09 PDT
The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, making Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city's chances of hosting the Summer Games. The managing director of Bain Capital and formerly a vice chairman of the bid, he will replace construction magnate John Fish, the point man through a domestic competition in which Boston was selected by the USOC as the American bid city.
Thu, 21 May 2015 17:31:23 PDT
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged Thursday that top assistant Alvin Gentry interviewed for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans' job. Kerr's comments came before the Warriors hosted the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.
Wed, 20 May 2015 18:52:02 PDT
NEW YORK (AP) -- Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio was the leading vote-getter for the NBA's All-Defensive first team, where he was joined by Los Angeles Clippers teammates Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan.
Wed, 20 May 2015 16:31:44 PDT
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry said he disagreed with the NBA's decision to fine him $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rules against the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The league said Wednesday that the NBA MVP exaggerated contact after his 3-pointer with 3:07 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 110-106 victory on Tuesday night. Curry made the shot and fell to the court after getting bumped by defender Terrence Jones.
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Sat, 23 May 2015 04:25:43 +0000
Cleveland shut down Atlanta's offense in a dominant Game 2 performance.
Sat, 23 May 2015 03:16:52 +0000
LeBron was great, and that was enough against a Hawks team that keeps losing guys due to injury.
Sat, 23 May 2015 02:30:13 +0000
There's also video of Harden doing some damage in the tunnel on the way to the locker room.
Sat, 23 May 2015 01:30:32 +0000
Ruled a flagrant, which was probably the correct call under the circumstances.
Sat, 23 May 2015 00:30:17 +0000
GM Mitch Kupchak: "It looks as though we’ll use our pick this year."
Fri, 22 May 2015 23:38:34 +0000
Irving is dealing with a knee injury.
Fri, 22 May 2015 23:15:42 +0000
Explaining Stephen Curry's game is just not that easy.
Fri, 22 May 2015 22:49:51 +0000
Did they disagree? Sure. Was there a rift... depends on who you ask.
Fri, 22 May 2015 21:45:33 +0000
Even an older NBA player has mad skills.
Fri, 22 May 2015 20:59:48 +0000
It might help Thompson's offense, too.
Fri, 22 May 2015 20:15:33 +0000
Summer League is a perfect place for giving White another look.
Fri, 22 May 2015 19:30:59 +0000
Give some credit to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who got back on defense.
Fri, 22 May 2015 18:45:00 +0000
Would they pay him the $15 million per season one NBA executive estimated the Hawks forward could get in free agency?
Fri, 22 May 2015 18:07:00 +0000
That could leave Magic, Pelicans, Bulls and Thibodeau in a bind
Fri, 22 May 2015 17:28:00 +0000
Which probably means it's his last in the NBA
Sat, 23 May 2015 01:51:32 EDT
Atlanta's sharpshooter Kyle Korver injured his right ankle during the Hawks' Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Fri, 22 May 2015 20:49:10 EDT
Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll was a surprise starter in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.
Fri, 22 May 2015 20:05:30 EDT
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving missed Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night after he had his ailing left knee examined by Dr. James Andrews.
Fri, 22 May 2015 19:01:07 EDT
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Cavaliers head team physician Dr. Richard Parker traveled today to see Dr. James Andrews of the Andrews Institute. Irving's left knee was evaluated and his diagnosis (tendinitis) confirmed and treatment plan agreed upon. Irving will be with the team tonight in Atlanta, but will not play. He will continue treatment and is currently listed as Questionable for Sunday's game in Cleveland.
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:42:25 EDT
Isiah Thomas said he hasn't spoken with New York Knicks President Phil Jackson since joining the Liberty as a consultant in February.
Thu, 21 May 2015 21:55:22 EDT
Dwight Howard was in the starting lineup for the Houston Rockets against the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.
Thu, 21 May 2015 20:38:52 EDT
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged Thursday that top assistant Alvin Gentry interviewed for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans' job.
Thu, 21 May 2015 19:42:53 EDT
An MRI on DeMarre Carroll's left knee showed no structural damage, and he hopes to play for Atlanta in Friday night's Game 2 against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals, Carroll's agent said Thursday.
Thu, 21 May 2015 16:27:48 EDT
The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston is shaking up its management.
Thu, 21 May 2015 11:52:51 EDT
The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry and the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James headline the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced today. Curry, the 2014-15 Kia NBA MVP, and James received First Team votes on all 129 ballots. This marks the first All-NBA First Team selection for Curry and the ninth in 12 seasons for James, who tied Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson for the third most all time.
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