Veterans Curry, Green eager to lead new-look Warriors
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry knows how different this season will be.
He realizes many aren't considering the Golden State Warriors a clear contender even following five straight trips...
Spike Lee shells out for Knicks memorabilia at auction
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Writer-director Spike Lee added to his New York Knicks collection by purchasing 13 items associated with his favorite team in a recent auction.
Irving says Durant was rushed back, won’t be rushed again
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving won't allow anyone to rush Kevin Durant back to the court this time.
Irving said Friday that Durant wasn't ready to play when he returned in the NBA Finals,...
Nets not planning for Durant to play this season
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets expect to wait a year before Kevin Durant plays for them.
General manager Sean Marks said Tuesday the Nets are planning this season without the injured...
Gasol, Spain to meet Argentina in World Cup final
BEIJING (AP) — Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Lamar Odom, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
Those are the only five players to win an NBA title and a gold medal in the same year, whether it...
Livingston retires after 15 NBA seasons and major comeback
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shaun Livingston's career nearly ended far ahead of his schedule because of a gruesome knee injury. Now, he gets to retire on his own terms — and with three championships...
Former Cleveland coach David Blatt diagnosed with MS
PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
In a statement posted Monday on the website of Greek club Olympiakos, Blatt...
Stephen Curry embraces Warriors’ change, praises Durant
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Someday, years or even decades from now, at one of those celebratory reunions teams like to do, Stephen Curry knows he and Kevin Durant will reminisce with fondness about...
An early list of NBA games to watch this season
The NBA released its upcoming schedule Monday and here's some rematches, homecomings and other games to watch during this 2019-20 NBA season :
Kerr speaks on Warriors’ offseason, hope for future
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr knows that a new era of Warriors basketball is about to begin.
Warriors GM Bob Myers moves on from Durant with appreciation
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Myers has accepted Kevin Durant's departure for the Brooklyn Nets with an appreciation for all the superstar forward accomplished with the franchise, even if the Golden...
Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest
They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in...
Timberwolves sign former Warriors center Jordan Bell
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed forward/center Jordan Bell, who left Golden State during the Warriors' offseason transformation.
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime NBA referee Jason Phillips was announced Friday as the new operations principal for the league's replay center.
Phillips was an on-court referee for 19 seasons and...
Analysis: It’s a new day in the NBA, and a welcomed change
LAS VEGAS (AP) — There is no favorite.
This is what the NBA wanted. And needed.
The biggest piece of valid criticism about the league in recent years has been it's predictable. Golden...
AP Source: Clippers trading for George, signing Leonard
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers made a huge decision.
That meant Kawhi Leonard could finally make his.
The Clippers will be landing Leonard as a free agent after they acquire...
Warriors owner: No other player will wear Durant’s No. 35
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob is showing his appreciation for Kevin Durant's contributions to three successful seasons by promising that no other player will wear...
Thompson says on social media he is staying with Warriors
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — All-Star guard Klay Thompson says on social media he is staying put with the Golden State Warriors, using a clip of Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street"...
Kevin Durant to sign with Brooklyn Nets
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant is headed to the Brooklyn Nets, leaving the Golden State Warriors after three seasons.
His decision was announced Sunday at the start of the NBA free agency...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts have received multiyear contract extensions.
Teary-eyed Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP honors
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals.
They won big at the NBA Awards.
A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player...
The Latest: Giannis Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP honor
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NBA Awards show in Santa Monica, California (all times local):
Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks has won Most...
Warriors GM to meet soon with Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State general manager Bob Myers plans to meet with both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson ahead of the start of free agency this weekend.
Curry in Japan to talk Tokyo Olympics, Rui Hachimura
TOKYO (AP) — Stephen Curry is already looking ahead to the next challenge in his basketball career, including the chance to represent the United States at next year's Tokyo Olympics.
Next game for Raptors: Making final pitch to Kawhi Leonard
TORONTO (AP) — The title won and the draft over, the Toronto Raptors turn to the next order of business: keeping Kawhi Leonard.
He is expected to opt out of the final year of his contact and...
Warriors sought to add scorer, acquire Michigan guard Poole
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors hope Jordan Poole might provide a much-needed scoring punch as a rookie. Ideally, Eric Paschall, too.
Final 2 competitive games help NBA Finals in ratings
NEW YORK (AP) — The two top winter sports crowned their champions as summer neared, separated by exactly 10 million viewers.
The sixth game of the NBA Finals, where the Toronto Raptors...
Nielsen’s top programs for June 10-16
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 10-16. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. NBA Finals: Toronto at Golden State, Game 6, ABC,...
Leonard quiet on future as Raptors celebrate with parade
TORONTO (AP) — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday's championship parade and rally.
Raptors’ title sees Canada set viewing, spending records
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The final numbers are in, and the NBA Finals were a smashing success for Canada all the way around.
The NBA said Friday that 56% percent of the Canadian population watched...
No longer champs, injured Warriors brace for unclear summer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr still considers Golden State an ideal fit for Kevin Durant.
Whether Durant sees it that way going into free agency next month, Kerr isn't about to guess....
Draft, free agency ... and lots of questions await the NBA
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to open next week's draft by announcing that Zion Williamson is the No. 1 overall selection headed to New Orleans. And four months...
Klay Thompson sustains torn left ACL in Warriors’ loss
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson sustained a torn ACL in his left knee during Game 6 of the NBA Finals, more heartbreaking injury news for the Golden State Warriors after Kevin Durant ruptured...
Raptors earn 1st NBA title, top injured Warriors in Game 6
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada's first NBA championship.
The injuries pile up, and the Warriors’ reign ends
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — In the end, they were just battered and broken.
King of the North: Kawhi Leonard wins Finals MVP
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard's first season with the Toronto Raptors started with his now-infamous laugh.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest from Thursday night's Game 6 of the NBA Finals (all times local):
The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions for the first time.
Raptors say they’re simply staying in the moment
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There was a predictable sting that pained the Toronto Raptors after Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Warriors F Durant undergoes surgery for ruptured Achilles
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant confirmed what everyone most feared: He underwent surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon.
Durant posted on social media Wednesday the severity of...
Warriors play final game at Oracle trying to force Game 7
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry offered a long list of things motivating the Golden State Warriors to extend their season once more and keep alive the chase for a third straight...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The NBA says Toronto's Marc Gasol should have been given two free throws with 49 seconds left of Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto, a game that the Raptors lost to Golden...
Ratings show no need to worry about HBO post-‘Thrones’
NEW YORK (AP) — Every time a popular HBO series ends, the network faces a round of stories essentially asking, "is there life for HBO after (fill in the blank). This time, it was "Game of...
Nielsen’s top programs for June 3-9
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 3-9. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
1. NBA Finals: Toronto at Golden State, Game 3, ABC, 13.35...
Much at stake in a last NBA Finals trip to Oracle Arena
TORONTO (AP) — The NBA Finals are making one last trip to Oracle Arena.
For the Toronto Raptors, it's a second shot at a first championship.
Analysis: Golden State won, but both teams lost Game 5
TORONTO (AP) — The scoreboard said Golden State 106, Toronto 105.
The reality was that both teams lost.
It's almost unimaginable: an NBA Finals game where neither team felt like...
Durant returns from injury _ then hurts his Achilles
TORONTO (AP) — Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right Achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP who may be three weeks away from free agency...
Warriors hang on to stay alive, win Game 5 of NBA Finals
TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors aren't letting go of the NBA title just yet.
With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shooting and Draymond Green swatting, the champions found a way to...