Professional basketball

May 18, 2017 - 6:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers' dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. He was efficient, scoring from the outside, rolling downhill and getting to the rim at will, passing to teammates and locking down Boston...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gestures during the second half of Game 5 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio. For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history. For Houston's James Harden, there was affirmation. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
May 18, 2017 - 4:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history. For Houston's James Harden, there was affirmation. And for Indiana's Paul George and Utah's Gordon Hayward, a chance at signing contracts exceeding $200 million this summer is gone. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team...
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Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson, celebrates with forward LeBron James after a basket during the second quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Cetlics, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 17, 2017 - 11:21 pm
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 117-104 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Kevin Love added a playoff career-high 32 points and had 12 rebounds to help the Cavaliers improve to...
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Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson, celebrates with forward LeBron James after a basket during the second quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Cetlics, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 17, 2017 - 11:16 pm
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 117-104 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Kevin Love added a playoff career-high 32 points and had 12 rebounds to help the Cavaliers improve to...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, right, shakes hands with his father LaVar following an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State in Los Angeles. The outspoken father of former UCLA star Lonzo Ball said Wednesday, May 17, on Fox Sport 1's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" that it will now cost a shoe company $3 billion to make a deal with his Big Baller Brand. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 17, 2017 - 10:57 pm
LaVar Ball has upped the ante. The outspoken father of former UCLA star Lonzo Ball said Wednesday on Fox Sport 1's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" that it will now cost a shoe company $3 billion to make a deal with his Big Baller Brand. "If they want to talk to me now, it just went up to $3 billion...
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May 17, 2017 - 10:00 pm
LaVar Ball has upped the ante. The outspoken father of former UCLA star Lonzo Ball said Wednesday on Fox Sport 1's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" that it will now cost a shoe company $3 billion to make a deal with his Big Baller Brand. "If they want to talk to me now, it just went up to $3 billion...
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May 17, 2017 - 7:27 pm
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say former North Carolina and NBA player P.J. Hairston has been arrested in Wrightsville Beach on an outstanding warrant. Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Dan House said Hairston was arrested Wednesday and officials at the New Hanover County Detention...
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Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, bottom left, works for a rebound against San Antonio Spurs' Pau Gasol (16) during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
May 17, 2017 - 2:23 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Still unbeaten, the Golden State Warriors have a few days to heal up again. Gregg Popovich's time will be spent working to get his San Antonio Spurs to wake up, before it's too late. And determine whether injured superstar Kawhi Leonard might be healthy enough to return from...
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Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, left, Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, center , and Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, react after the learning they will get one of the first three picks as the NBA basketball draft lottery is announced, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 16, 2017 - 10:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics won by beating out the Lakers, giving the draft lottery an old NBA Finals feel. Yet, obvious by Magic Johnson's smile, the hated rivals were both celebrating. The Celtics won the lottery Tuesday night to continue another amazing basketball springtime in Boston,...
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NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, left, poses for photographs with Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, right, after the Celtics won the first pick in the NBA basketball draft, at the draft lottery Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 16, 2017 - 9:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Celtics have won the NBA draft lottery, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago. The Los Angeles Lakers were other big winners, moving up one spot to second to hold onto their pick. They would have had to trade it to Philadelphia if it fell...
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