Basketball

Monster mash: LeBron James undaunted by beastly…

Past matchups with Spurs, Celtics have prepared LeBron James for star-studded Warriors

Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for…

These (under)dogs are ready to hunt: Cavaliers insist they're ready for Warriors in Finals

Bob Myers' care for people goes long way as Warriors GM

Bob Myers has blended a hands-on, hands-off approach with the Warriors to become one of the best general managers in sports

Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return…

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is not yet ready to return to the bench as the franchise prepares for its third straight trip to the NBA Finals

LeBron: Jordan chase is about motivation, not…

LeBron James says his chase of Michael Jordan's list of accomplishments is simply personal motivation

Cavs-Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies

The upcoming meeting between LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors marks the first time NBA teams have met in the Finals for three straight years

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Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4…

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says that guard Kyrie Irving's left ankle is feeling good in advance of Cleveland's Game 5 matchup with the Celtics

NBA announces 2019 All-Star game will held in…

The NBA announces the 2019 All-Star game will be held in Charlotte at Spectrum Center, home of Hornets.

Hawks hire Warriors' Travis Schlenk as general manager

Hawks hire Travis Schlenk as general manager; Warriors assistant GM spent 12 years with Golden State

Magic hire Weltman, who hours later names Hammond…

Jeff Weltman didn't wait long to make his first move as the Orlando Magic's president of basketball operations

Celtics G Isaiah Thomas visits specialist…

Celtics All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas has visited one hip specialist and will see others before it's decided whether he needs surgery

Trust Colangelo: 76ers president holds reins on the Process

Trust Colangelo: 76ers president takes reins on the Process for struggling team

LeBron locked in for Game 4 after being locked…

LeBron wonders what he was doing in Game 3, and is ready to go for Game 4 against Celtics

Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals…

Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals

AP Source: Bucks opening up GM search after Hammond exit

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks are opening up their search for a new general manager after John Hammond left to join the Orlando Magic

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Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs…

Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors closed out the Western Conference Final against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 victory, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0

'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after…

'We're all to blame': Cavs coach says LeBron was bound to have a bad game at some point

Celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson hired by Lakers

Celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson has a new job with the Los Angeles Lakers

Death threats may prompt NBA's Kanter to become…

NBA center Enes Kanter says death threats follow his criticism of Turkish government

Finals are 1 win away for Warriors, who have…

Golden State can finish off a three-sweep march through the West playoffs with another win at San Antonio

Prince hits game-winner with 4.5 seconds left for Liberty

Epiphanny Prince hit a go-ahead jumper with 4.5 seconds left and the New York Liberty held off the Phoenix Mercury 69-67

Celtics stagger on: Isaiah Thomas done, may need…

Celtics confront a big playoff hole knowing star guard Isaiah Thomas is done for season

Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3…

Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs 120-108 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals

Ginobili's uncertain future has Spurs fans feeling anxious

Spurs star Manu Ginobili was swept away by the emotions of a sold-out crowd serenading him with chants of "Manu, Manu" and rising as one for a standing ovation in the closing minutes of the Western Conference Finals

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Boston creamed: Cavs back home after demolishing…

LeBron and Cavaliers back at home after two blowout wins in Boston

Spurs' Leonard will not play Game 3 against…

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will not play against Golden State in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals because of a sprained left ankle

Defending champion Sparks lead AP Power poll, Lynx second

Los Angeles and Minnesota still sit in top two spots in The Associated Press WNBA power poll