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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Gregg Popovich feels like his San Antonio Spurs survived the Memphis Grizzlies and is grateful their first-round series finally is over after six games. His Spurs desperately need a couple days off before hosting Houston on Monday night in their Western...
We pause in a postseason packed with great press-conference performances to award a gold star to Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg for his "get-off-my-lawn" rant against Celtics' guard Isaiah Thomas. For starters, it's so-o-o-o last century. Granted, there's still a rule on the books...
CHICAGO (AP) — If the Chicago Bulls are to extend their postseason, they almost certainly will have to do it without Rajon Rondo. Rondo has a fractured right thumb, and coach Fred Hoiberg says the backcourt catalyst is a "long shot" to play Game 6 against the Boston Celtics on...
NEW YORK (AP) — The inaugural "NBA Awards" show on June 26 will include several categories voted on exclusively by the fans, including dunk of the year and performance of the year. The NBA and TNT, which will broadcast the show, announced the categories on Thursday. They also...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Milwaukee Bucks cheerleader who claimed in a lawsuit that she and her colleagues were underpaid has reached a settlement with the team but the organization maintains it did nothing wrong. The settlement agreement filed Wednesday calls for the Bucks to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action. Byron Spruell, the NBA's president of league operations, announced Alexander's fine Wednesday. The incident occurred Tuesday in the final...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and be back on the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries. It just...
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Except for his backpedaling hairline, LeBron James shows no visible signs of age. At 32, still in his prime, and still at the top of his game, he's defying time. "Benjamin Button," Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue called him, referring to the fictional...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland officials have committed the final chunk of financing for $140 million in upgrades planned at the Cavaliers' home arena. The makeover of Quicken Loans Arena would include more space for dining and gathering. The cost of renovations to the concert and...