MIAMI- A year ago when Miami and Indiana faced off in the postseason, there were blood-drawing hits, flagrant fouls, technical fouls, choke signs being directed toward LeBron James and more than a few sharp-tongued comments.
OAKLAND, Calif.- Rookie forward Draymond Green walked out of Golden State's practice facility Friday holding a yellow "We Are Warriors" shirt, taking home the small souvenir to savor the team's captivating playoff run.
SAN ANTONIO- Danny Green failed to step up quickly enough on a pick, allowing Golden State's Stephen Curry to hit an open 3-pointer. The roar of the Oracle Arena crowd Thursday night was nothing compared to Tony Parker's tirade at Green over the defensive lapse.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.- Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced to screaming throngs of Kings fans Friday that the deal to sell the NBA franchise to a group led by software tycoon Vivek Ranadive has been signed.
OAKLAND, Calif.- Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and the San Antonio Spurs are back in the Western Conference finals for the second straight season with the same style that has carried them to four NBA titles.
Sports Illustrated writer Jim Trotter and former NFL offensive tackle Ephraim Salaam joined Jim Rome to discuss if the Miami Heat have anything to be concerned about heading into the Eastern Conference Finals.
Sports Illustrated writer Jim Trotter and former NFL offensive tackle Ephraim Salaam joined Jim Rome to discuss if Derrick Rose should be criticized for not returning to help the Bulls in the playoffs.
In initial versions of an April 28 story about the marriage of NBA owner Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto, The Associated Press failed to attribute descriptions of the bride's gown, the wedding cake and other details of the event at a private club in Jupiter, Fla. The story should have said the information was provided by Jordan's manager Estee Portnoy in an email exchange with the AP.
CHICAGO- A telling fact about this year's NBA draft class might be that the potential No. 1 pick will be unavailable to start the 2013-14 season while recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.- The Grizzlies are enjoying a day off after wrapping up the franchise's first berth in the Western Conference finals. Good thing, too, because they can use a little rest after all that hard work.
OKLAHOMA CITY- The way Kevin Martin describes it, the Oklahoma City Thunder lost the "vision" of a potential championship run the morning they learned All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook would be out for the rest of the postseason.
Ousted NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter alleges in a lawsuit that president Derek Fisher had a secret deal with owners during the 2011 lockout that benefited himself, his publicist and certain players.
OKLAHOMA CITY- Midway through the season, the Memphis Grizzlies came through Oklahoma City and left with questions swirling about the franchise's future after leading scorer Rudy Gay was traded away in the club's second big deal in just over a week.
The Kings aren't leaving Sacramento anytime soon. Ken Berger applauds the NBA owners for voting against relocation because it doesn't make sense to move a franchise from a city proven capable of supporting a team for years to come.
METAIRIE, La.- Monty Williams wore a white hard hat with a New Orleans Pelicans logo on it as he toured the construction site that will become his team's practice center next season, and discussed the benefits of not just its amenities, but also its location alongside the practice fields of the NFL's Saints.
The Spurs understand what it takes to beat the Warriors: shut down Stephen Curry. Ken Berger says San Antonio makes adjustments in Game 5, forcing Golden State -- and its star -- out of its comfort zone.
SEATTLE- Inside the small club on Seattle's Capitol Hill late Monday night, the chant would not be contained by the walls, drifting out onto the street with every urging scream from the performers on stage.
In stories on May 3 with a Trenton, N.J., dateline and on May 10 without a dateline about a legal fight over the planned auction of Kobe Bryant memorabilia, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number and value of items that Bryant's mother wants to sell at auction. She received a $450,000 advance and intends to sell 100 items in June. The stories incorrectly referred to 900 items valued at $1.5 million, but those are not Bryant-related items. Rather, they are other pieces slated for sale at the sa
CAMDEN, N.J.- Kobe Bryant and an auction house that wants to sell memorabilia from his high school days and early pro career are heading for a trial next month, unless they can work out a deal before then.