Men's basketball

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) handles the ball in the first half of Game 3 against the Boston Celtics in the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 20, 2018 - 12:37 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland's locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next. James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cavaliers looked like a...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2014, file photo, Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell takes part in the "Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field" panel during the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Texas. Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition. Russell confirmed on Twitter Saturday, May 19, 2018, that he went to the hospital late Friday but does not say why. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)
May 19, 2018 - 7:50 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell was released from a Seattle hospital Saturday after an overnight stay for an unknown condition. Russell confirmed on Twitter that he went to the hospital late Friday. He didn't say why. Russell said in the light-hearted message, "As my wife likes...
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James Harden, de los Rockets de Houston, salta hacia la cesta entre Andre Iguodala (9), Stephen Curry (30) y Kevin Durant, en el segundo partido de la final de la Conferencia del Oeste, el miércoles 16 de mayo de 2018 (AP Foto/David J. Phillip)
May 19, 2018 - 6:19 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State. The Warriors got it in Game 2 at Houston, and now the defending champions plan to do what they seem to do best: bounce back with brilliance. As the Western Conference finals showdown shifts to Oracle...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) stands on the court during a break in the action during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 18, 2018 - 8:27 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry has absolutely no concerns about his 3-point touch, so he's counting on the first one he takes going in. "I have confidence in myself and my teammates have confidence in me to do what I need to do," the two-time MVP said Friday. "Never worry about it because I...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, talks with teammate Chris Paul (3) during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Houston. The Rockets are feeling good after routing the Warriors in Game 2 to tie the Western Conference finals at 1-1. But they know they have a huge task ahead of them as they head to Oracle Arena, a place the Warriors have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight playoff games, for games 3 and 4 .(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
May 18, 2018 - 6:23 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Rockets have reason to feel good, tied with Golden State after winning Game 2 in a rout in the Western Conference finals. But a big challenge awaits Sunday at Oracle Arena, where the Warriors have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight playoff games. Houston coach Mike D'Antoni...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2016, file photo, University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich responds to a question during a press conference in Louisville, Ky. Louisville has settled with former athletic director Tom Jurich, who was fired in the wake of a national federal corruption investigation of college basketball. The University of Louisville Athletic Association and Board of Trustees approved the settlement of $4.5 million on Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
May 18, 2018 - 3:03 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville reached a $4.5 million settlement with former athletic director Tom Jurich, who was fired in the wake of a national federal corruption investigation of college basketball. Jurich disputed his firing on Oct. 18 for cause after nearly 20 years as AD and had...
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Mohamed Bamba, from Texas, speaks with the media at the NBA draft basketball combine Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 18, 2018 - 12:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Mo Bamba is fully convinced that he's ready for the NBA. He also believes that was the case a year ago. If Bamba — the massive Texas center who will likely be taking his 7-foot-10 wingspan to a lottery team at the NBA draft next month — was a high school senior in 2020, he probably...
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Houston Rockets' P.J. Tucker poses in a shirt and pants from Dries Van Noten with Nike Air Max 1 shoes Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Houston. Tucker's playing style and defensive grit helped the Houston Rockets to the Western Conference Finals. Off the court Tucker has spent years personally curating a wardrobe that has helped his style ascend to the upper echelons of fashion. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 18, 2018 - 2:43 am
HOUSTON (AP) — P.J. Tucker wasn't a high draft pick and actually is undersized by NBA standards. At 6-foot-6, the Houston Rockets forward's intensity and defensive grit helps him overachieve against taller opponents on a nightly basis. Off the court, Tucker also defies the norm. He has spent years...
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Grayson Allen, from Duke, listens to a question as he speaks with reporters at the NBA draft basketball combine Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 18, 2018 - 2:38 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The way Grayson Allen sees it, he might as well attack this full-court press head-on. The guard from Duke understands the concerns NBA teams might have about him after four polarizing seasons with the Blue Devils during which he attracted about as much attention for play that crossed...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens reacts during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee. The Celtics had the third-best road record during the regular season but have just one road victory so far in the playoffs. Boston’s youngsters acknowledged being “shell-shocked” in the first round when that series shifted to Milwaukee They want to emulate their approach from last series against Philadelphia when they were able to put the Sixers in a 3-0 hole. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
May 17, 2018 - 6:53 pm
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Home-court advantage has proven to be a valuable commodity for the Celtics so far this postseason. Boston is 9-0 at TD Garden during these playoffs and has blistered opponents early in games, shooting 47 percent from the field and 39 percent from the 3-point line. It's often...
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