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LeBron Lopez is the final cut for Gilas Pilipinas to complete the roster which will head to Belgrade, Serbia for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Atlanta's Trae Young scored a career playoff high 48 points and the Hawks edged host Milwaukee 116-113 in Wednesday's opening game of the NBA Eastern Conference finals.
The Clippers are fighting their own fraught playoff history. Merely by reaching the conference finals for the first time, the Clippers have altered their playoff history. The Clippers are a 1-point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Erik Spoelstra and Gregg Popovich have often spoken of how much they enjoy coaching against one another. Spoelstra has accepted an invitation to join the USA Basketball coaching staff for its Olympic preparations in Las Vegas next month. The Miami Heat coach, who went head-to-head against Popovich and San Antonio in the 2013 and 2014 NBA Finals, will be involved coaching the U.S. select team — a group of players that will be brought in to practice and scrimmage against the Olympic roster.
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant will compete for a third Olympic title in Tokyo alongside a new group of NBA stars seeking gold, according to an ESPN report Wednesday.
Officials apparently missed Cousins' shoves during the lengthy replay review at the end of Game 2.
The Boston Celtics have hired Brooklyn Nets assistant Ime Udoka to be their new coach, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Udoka, 43, played a total of 316 games over seven seasons with five NBA teams before retiring in 2012 and joining Gregg Popovich's staff in San Antonio as an assistant coach. Udoka joined the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019 and was with the Nets last year.
USA Basketball now has a full 12-man roster for the Tokyo Games, after Chicago's Zach LaVine and Detroit's Jerami Grant accepted invitations Wednesday to join the team that will try to win the program's fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal. LaVine's decision was confirmed by his agent, Nima Namakian. Grant's decision was confirmed by a person familiar with the situation, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because USA Basketball has yet to formally reveal the full roster.
Paul underwent a cardio exam this morning and passed, which is the final step to clearing the league’s Health and Safety protocols, sources said.
Six of the NBA's 30 head coaching jobs remain open as the league approaches the Finals, with many of the same names being bandied about by the franchises in need.
When Phoenix's Deandre Ayton reached over the rim to dunk Jae Crowder's pass for what became the winning points of the Suns' 104-103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, several players immediately argued that the play was illegal. In almost any other situation, what Ayton did would have been a violation — offensive basket interference — and the shot shouldn't have counted. NBA Rule 11, Section I, Subsection f gives part of the answer.
Gilas Pilipinas great Jimmy Alapag believes that throwing in several veterans in the current program will benefit its young players moving forward.
Juan Gomez de Liaño opens a new chapter in his promising basketball career after joining Japan B. League second divison team, Earth Friends Tokyo Z club.
Gilas legend Jimmy Alapag is in awe of the youthful backcourt tandem: "They played with a lot of poise and that is important for a point guard."
Deandre Ayton made the go-ahead catch and dunk with one second left and a bloodied Devin Booker scored 20 points as the Phoenix Suns shocked the Los Angeles Clippers 104-103 in game two of their NBA playoff series.
The Suns escaped with a win in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals thanks to a perfect tip-in from Deandre Ayton.
Sources told Yahoo Sports Cunningham has plans on visiting one team, the Detroit Pistons. This marks the Pistons’ highest pick since 2003, when they took Darko Milicic second in a loaded draft. Despite Milicic not panning out, they won the 2004 championship.
Both Devin Booker and Patrick Beverley went to the locker room after colliding in the third quarter on Tuesday night.
Terms of the settlement stemming from the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, Gianna and seven others last year are confidential.
Kobe Bryant's widow has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the pilot and owners of the helicopter that crashed last year, killing the NBA star, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Vanessa Bryant, her children and relatives of other victims filed a settlement agreement notice Tuesday with a federal judge in Los Angeles but terms of the confidential deal weren't disclosed. If approved by the court, the settlement — first announced by KABC-TV — would end a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit filed against the estate of the pilot and the owner and operator of the helicopter that crashed into a hillside on Jan. 26, 2020.
Newly selected Basketball Hall of Famer Ben Wallace tapped his fist on the table a few times, then clapped his hands and pointed one finger skyward. The Pistons won the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night, meaning they’ll have the No. 1 pick on July 29 — and, presumably, the chance to take Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham. “We get to add another young player to the restoration process,” Pistons general manager Troy Weaver said.
The Rockets finished second, followed by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors, who respectively jumped into the top four from the fifth and seventh spots in the lottery.
Milwaukee won its lone NBA title in 1971 and last reached the Finals in 1974. The Hawks won their only championship in 1958 and lost in the Finals in 1957, 1960 and 1961 — and that's when they were still playing in St. Louis. “This is obviously a great chance, a great opportunity for us,” Bucks center Brook Lopez said.