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  • Curry, James unanimous selections to All-NBA first team
    Curry, James unanimous selections to All-NBA first team Associated Press - Fri, May 22, 2015 3:04 AM SGT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Golden State's Stephen Curry, the league MVP, and LeBron James are the only unanimous selections to the All-NBA first team. More »

  • Curry and James headline All-NBA selections
    Curry and James headline All-NBA selections Reuters - Fri, May 22, 2015 1:33 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James headlined the list of players selected for the All-NBA team, the league said on Thursday. James Harden of the Houston Rockets, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans and Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies joined Curry and James on the first team. More »

  • Cleveland tops Atlanta to open Eastern Conference finals
    Cleveland tops Atlanta to open Eastern Conference finals AFP News - Thu, May 21, 2015 4:39 PM SGT

    LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 on Wednesday to open the NBA Eastern Conference finals. With a berth in the NBA championship finals on the line in the best-of-seven series, J.R. Smith set a Cavaliers club record for three-pointers, draining eight from beyond the arc. "I was just trying, if anything, to take good shots," Smith said. More »

  • NBA MVP Stephen Curry disagrees with flopping fine
    NBA MVP Stephen Curry disagrees with flopping fine AFP News - Thu, May 21, 2015 4:19 PM SGT

    National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry was fined $5,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for "flopping," but the Golden State Warriors guard insisted he didn't fall to try to draw a foul. Curry was fined for an incident in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 110-106 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday in game one of the Western Conference finals. More »

  • China's ZTE seeks more NBA partnerships to boost U.S. smartphone sales
    China's ZTE seeks more NBA partnerships to boost U.S. smartphone sales Reuters - Thu, May 21, 2015 2:42 PM SGT

    Chinese smartphone maker ZTE Corp is planning to sponsor more NBA teams to boost its brand in the United States where the company aims to become the No. 3 smartphone vendor in three years time. The company has been expanding its smartphone business overseas amid a slowdown in sales at home and the rise of domestic rival Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL]. More »

  • Warriors' Curry fined $5,000 for flop in Game 1 vs Rockets
    Warriors' Curry fined $5,000 for flop in Game 1 vs Rockets Associated Press - Thu, May 21, 2015 7:30 AM SGT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry said he disagreed with the NBA's decision to fine him $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rules against the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. More »

  • Curry powers Warriors past Rockets in West Conference finals opener
    Curry powers Warriors past Rockets in West Conference finals opener AFP News - Wed, May 20, 2015 1:35 PM SGT

    Stephen Curry tallied 34 points, six rebounds and five assists as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets 110-106 to take the early lead in their NBA playoff series. The Warriors are known more for their offensive prowess but Tuesday they shut down the Rockets with some timely defense to go ahead 1-0 in the best-of-seven showdown between the top two teams in the Western Conference. Shaun Livingston scored 16 of his playoff career-high 18 points in the first half for Golden State, who are in their first conference finals since the mid-1970s. More »

  • Timberwolves win draft lottery, Lakers move to No. 2
    Timberwolves win draft lottery, Lakers move to No. 2 Associated Press - Wed, May 20, 2015 10:45 AM SGT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived. More »

  • Timberwolves win lottery for top draft pick
    Timberwolves win lottery for top draft pick Reuters - Wed, May 20, 2015 10:17 AM SGT

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Minnesota Timberwolves won the National Basketball Association's draft lottery on Tuesday, giving them the first selection in the NBA draft for the first time. The Timberwolves had a 25 percent chance -- the best odds among the 14 non-playoff teams in the draw -- at winning the weighted lottery after finishing with the worst record in the 2014-15 regular season. For the first time since 2004, the team in best position actually claimed the top pick, giving Minnesota reason to rejoice after their lowly 16-66 mark in the regular season. More »

  • Quite a change since 2014; Cavs meet Hawks in East finals
    Quite a change since 2014; Cavs meet Hawks in East finals Associated Press - Wed, May 20, 2015 6:32 AM SGT

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers could only watch enviously as LeBron James made a run at another NBA title in Miami. More »

  • Timberwolves' Wiggins selected NBA Rookie of Year
    Timberwolves' Wiggins selected NBA Rookie of Year Reuters - Tue, May 19, 2015 7:25 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been selected the NBA Rookie of the Year, the league announced on Monday. Wiggins, the first Canadian player to win the honor, was the only unanimous choice in voting for the NBA rookie team by 130 American and Canadian sports writers and broadcasters. The first overall draft pick in 2014, he played in all 82 games for the Timberwolves, averaging a rookie-high 16.9 points. Joining Wiggins on the first team were Nikola Mirotic (Chicago Bulls), Nerlens Noel (Philadelphia 76ers), Elfrid Payton (Orlando Magic) and Jordan Clarkson (Los Angeles Lakers). More »

  • NBA lottery still creating hope and headlines after 30 years
    NBA lottery still creating hope and headlines after 30 years Associated Press - Tue, May 19, 2015 6:59 AM SGT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Jackson remembers watching old teammate Dave DeBusschere pound his fist in triumph, when the Knicks and NBA were dual winners. More »

  • Conference finals showcase MVP rivals and James
    Conference finals showcase MVP rivals and James Reuters - Tue, May 19, 2015 2:02 AM SGT

    Stephen Curry and James Harden will rehash their MVP race rivalry, while Cleveland’s one-man band of LeBron James will test Atlanta’s team harmony as the conference finals tip off in the National Basketball Association. Curry's top-seeded Golden State Warriors are set to meet the Harden-led Houston Rockets in a Western Conference shootout, and across the coast the Cavaliers and Hawks face off in the East with each team trying to make a rare appearance in the NBA Finals. More »

  • Rockets complete stunning NBA series comeback over Clippers
    Rockets complete stunning NBA series comeback over Clippers AFP News - Mon, May 18, 2015 8:22 AM SGT

    The Houston Rockets humbled the Los Angeles Clippers 113-100 in game seven of their NBA second round playoff series to reach their first Western Conference final since 1997. James Harden tallied 31 points, seven rebounds and eight assists on Sunday, while Dwight Howard finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Rockets, who became just the ninth team ever to rally from a 3-1 series deficit to win in seven games. "They had stretches where they did some things that got us off our game a little bit, but for the most part we stayed in attack mode," said Rockets coach Kevin McHale. "We just had a lot of guys play well." It marked another playoff meltdown for the Clippers, who have never made it to the NBA semi-finals in franchise history and looked to be in command of this series after notching three wins in dominating fashion. More »

  • Hawks finally give Atlanta reason to cheer in playoffs
    Hawks finally give Atlanta reason to cheer in playoffs Associated Press - Sun, May 17, 2015 6:43 AM SGT

    ATLANTA (AP) — From Cliff Levingston taking the final shot instead of Dominique Wilkins to the largest four-game blowout in NBA history, the Atlanta Hawks have plenty of playoff lowlights. More »

  • NBA eyes India as part of global drive
    NBA eyes India as part of global drive AFP News - Sat, May 16, 2015 10:28 AM SGT

    The NBA is forging ahead with plans for world domination, hoping that India will be the next Asian power to be seduced by hoop dreams after already captivating China. The landmark appearance of Sim Bhullar for the Sacramento Kings last month, the first player of Indian descent to score in the NBA, gave a fresh jolt to the league's bid to win over the cricket-mad nation of 1.3 billion. The NBA opened an office in Mumbai in 2011, part of a sophisticated international operation that has spread to all corners of the globe at a time when the league itself is becoming increasingly cosmopolitan. "We see significant long-term opportunity," in India, said Sal LaRocca, the NBA's president of global operations. More »

  • Cavaliers push through injuries on path to Eastern finals
    Cavaliers push through injuries on path to Eastern finals Associated Press - Sat, May 16, 2015 10:11 AM SGT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James sat in his usual middle seat at the postgame podium talking about another playoff win, one moving him closer to another NBA championship. More »

  • Cavaliers advance in NBA Playoffs, Rockets rally to stay alive
    Cavaliers advance in NBA Playoffs, Rockets rally to stay alive AFP News - Fri, May 15, 2015 3:29 PM SGT

    The Cleveland Cavaliers punched their ticket to the NBA Eastern Conference finals on Thursday, but in the West the Los Angeles Clippers stunningly failed to get past the Houston Rockets. Cleveland superstar LeBron James got plenty of help from his supporting cast in the Cavaliers' 94-73 victory over the Chicago Bulls. With the win the Cavs completed a four-games-to-two triumph over the Bulls in their best-of-seven second-round series, and will now face either the Atlanta Hawks or Washington Wizards for a place in the NBA finals. More »

  • Top-seeded Warriors, Hawks try to close out series, advance
    Top-seeded Warriors, Hawks try to close out series, advance Associated Press - Fri, May 15, 2015 2:06 PM SGT

    The Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks have regained control of their respective series, doing their best to restore order in the NBA playoffs. More »

  • Hawks swoop for series lead, Warriors rout Grizzlies
    Hawks swoop for series lead, Warriors rout Grizzlies AFP News - Thu, May 14, 2015 2:02 PM SGT

    Al Horford's putback layup with 1.9 seconds left lifted the Atlanta Hawks to an 82-81 victory over Washington and within one win of advancing in the NBA playoffs. The Hawks, the top seeds in the Eastern Conference, now lead the best-of-seven second-round series three games to two. The Wizards will try to stay alive when they host game six in Washington on Friday. NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry drained six of the Warriors' 14 three-pointers, following up his outstanding game four performance with another stellar display that included 18 points along with seven rebounds and five assists. More »