Basketball

Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers…

Dynamic Duo: Irving scores 42, LeBron 34 as Cavaliers down Celtics 112-99 in Game 4.

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

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

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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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

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

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

Celtics boss Danny Ainge's son to run for Congress in Utah

The son of Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge is running for Congress in a Utah special election to fill the seat of resigning U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz

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

Column: NBA short on drama, but long on conspiracy theories

How did Celtics beat Cavs in Game 3? Let us count the ways (non-conspiracy edition).

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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

Cavs set NBA record with 41-point halftime lead

The Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA record on Friday night by opening a 41-point halftime lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals

Zaza Pachulia expected to be enemy No. 1 for…

Zaza Pachulia is expected to hear boos from every corner of AT&T Center during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals

LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for…

Must-win for Celtics in Game 2? Pretty much, after Cavs' dominating Game 1 win

David West's reliable passing off the bench key for Warriors

David West is making the most of every minute he is on the floor for the Golden State Warriors

Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward…

All-NBA first team: James Harden a unanimous pick, joined on team by LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis

LaVar Ball ups shoe deal asking price to $3…

LaVar Ball has upped the ante, raising the asking price for a shoe deal to $3 billion

Paging LaMarcus: Ailing Spurs need Aldridge to take charge

The San Antonio Spurs splurged on LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency two summers ago to balance their roster and give them a scorer in the post

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Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA…

History shows Warriors' 10-0 playoff start doesn't necessarily mean title is inevitable

Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft…

With a victory in the draft lottery, the Boston Celtics have a bright future to go with their current success