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  • MVP Curry, LeBron pace All-NBA First Team lineup
    MVP Curry, LeBron pace All-NBA First Team lineup AFP News - 14 hours ago

    NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James led selections named Thursday for the All-NBA First Team announced by the league. Curry, who sparked the Warriors to last year's NBA crown and the best record in league history this season at 73-9, was a unanimous pick with all 129 voters in a media panel that decided the lineup. James, trying to reach the NBA Finals for the sixth season in a row, was selected to the All-NBA First Team for the 10th time, matching the second-most appearances on the list in league history, with 125 votes. More »

  • Former NBA executive hired as CONCACAF chief
    Former NBA executive hired as CONCACAF chief AFP News - 14 hours ago

    Former NBA executive Philippe Moggio has been appointed as the new general secretary of CONCACAF, it was announced Thursday, in the latest move designed to help improve the scandal-tainted organization's image. Moggio, the NBA's former senior vice president and managing director for Latin America, will also serve as CONCACAF's chief executive when he starts work on June 13, a statement said. CONCACAF, the governing body for football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, has been battered by allegations of corruption in the year since US justice authorities launched a series of raids targeting graft in world football. More »

  • Off the boil Curry is fine, says Kerr
    Off the boil Curry is fine, says Kerr Reuters - Thu, May 26, 2016 1:28 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has played down suggestions that point guard Stephen Curry is nursing an injury that is hampering his performances in the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors, who set an NBA record of 73 wins in the regular season, trail the best-of-seven series 3-1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have overpowered the defending champions. Curry injured his right knee last month and website Yahoo Sports, citing an unnamed source, reported early on Wednesday the reigning Most Valuable Player is no more than 70 percent healthy, though Kerr later dismissed the report. More »

  • Cavaliers rebound at home to rout Raptors
    Cavaliers rebound at home to rout Raptors AFP News - Thu, May 26, 2016 1:11 PM SGT

    LeBron James tallied 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one victory of reaching the NBA finals with a 116-78 blowout home triumph over the Toronto Raptors. James, who is seeking his sixth straight appearance in the NBA championship series, also had six rebounds and eight assists for the Cavaliers, who lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals three games to two. "I've been in some pressure situations before and I wanted to have that confidence around these guys who have never been in that situation before, and it paid off." Kyrie Irving added 23 points in the Cavaliers' most lopsided playoff victory in franchise history, eclipsing their 31-point victory at home in the series opener. More »

  • AP Source: Grizzlies offer coaching job to David Fizdale
    AP Source: Grizzlies offer coaching job to David Fizdale Associated Press - Thu, May 26, 2016 7:40 AM SGT

    The Memphis Grizzlies are ready to make another assistant coach a first-time NBA head coach after offering their job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. More »

  • Kermit Washington accused of stealing from his charity
    Kermit Washington accused of stealing from his charity Associated Press - Thu, May 26, 2016 6:43 AM SGT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed charges against former NBA forward Kermit Washington, accusing him of embezzling about a half-million dollars in charitable donations meant to help the needy in Africa and spending it on jewelry, vacations and other things. More »

  • Villanova, Oregon boosted by players turning down NBA Draft
    Villanova, Oregon boosted by players turning down NBA Draft Associated Press - Thu, May 26, 2016 4:51 AM SGT

    The NBA's decision to extend the deadline for withdrawing from its draft until Wednesday gave college basketball's top players more time to make up their minds. More »

  • Warriors facing long odds down 3-1, but it has been done
    Warriors facing long odds down 3-1, but it has been done Associated Press - Wed, May 25, 2016 8:05 PM SGT

    Here's good news for Golden State: It's not over. Close, but not over. There are nine teams in NBA history who have successfully overcome 3-1 deficits to win a series, which is the task the defending champion ... More »

  • Westbrook's Thunder put Warriors on the brink
    Westbrook's Thunder put Warriors on the brink AFP News - Wed, May 25, 2016 1:46 PM SGT

    Russell Westbrook tallied a triple double and Kevin Durant finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds as Oklahoma City routed Golden State 118-94 to put the Warriors on the brink of elimination. Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for the Thunder who can advance to the NBA finals with a victory in Thursday's game five on the road. "I am proud of the way the guys hung in there," said Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan. More »

  • Warriors NBA star Green escapes ban for Adams kick
    Warriors NBA star Green escapes ban for Adams kick AFP News - Tue, May 24, 2016 9:00 AM SGT

    Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has been fined $25,000 but will escape a suspension for his kick on Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, the NBA said Monday. Green left the Warriors sweating on the prospect of a possible ban after kicking Adams in the groin during Golden State's rout to the Thunder in Game Three on Sunday. Golden State's management and Green had insisted the incident in the first half -- which left Adams doubled over in pain -- was accidental. More »

  • Draymond Green fined $25,000, not suspended for groin kick
    Draymond Green fined $25,000, not suspended for groin kick Associated Press - Tue, May 24, 2016 8:01 AM SGT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Draymond Green was fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA on Monday for kicking Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in the groin. More »

  • Warriors' Green escapes ban, is fined for flagrant foul 2
    Warriors' Green escapes ban, is fined for flagrant foul 2 Reuters - Tue, May 24, 2016 8:01 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green escaped a possible one-game suspension on Monday when he was fined by the National Basketball Association for a flagrant foul that was upgraded from category 1 to 2. Green faced the chance of being banned for Tuesday's Game Four of the Western Conference Finals against Oklahoma City after he had kicked Thunder center Steven Adams in the groin during Sunday's Game Three. "After a thorough investigation that included review of all available video angles and interviews with the players involved and the officials working the game, we have determined that Green's foul was unnecessary and excessive and warranted the upgrade and fine," Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, said in a statement. More »

  • Draymond, Westbrook swap barbs over fouls, kicks
    Draymond, Westbrook swap barbs over fouls, kicks Associated Press - Tue, May 24, 2016 7:59 AM SGT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Draymond Green knows who is responsible for his kick to the groin of Thunder center Steven Adams: Russell Westbrook and the rest of the NBA stars who get to the foul line with a whole lot of salesmanship. More »

  • Thunder rout Warriors to grab edge in West final
    Thunder rout Warriors to grab edge in West final AFP News - Mon, May 23, 2016 12:05 PM SGT

    Kevin Durant scored 33 points and Russell Westbrook added 30 as the Oklahoma City Thunder routed defending NBA champion Golden State 133-105 to seize the lead in their playoff series. The Thunder grabbed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals and captured momentum with the lopsided blowout, making Tuesday's fourth game at Oklahoma City crucial for both clubs. "We have got to keep the same intensity, same attack mode," Westbrook said. More »

  • Cleveland guard Jones suspended one game for groin hit
    Cleveland guard Jones suspended one game for groin hit Reuters - Mon, May 23, 2016 9:20 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahntay Jones has been suspended for Game Four of the Eastern Conference final against the Toronto Raptors, the NBA announced on Sunday. Jones struck Toronto big man Bismack Biyombo in the groin in the final seconds of Game Three in Toronto on Saturday, an incident that left Biyombo on the floor in apparent pain. More »

  • Cavaliers' Jones gets one-game ban for hit on Biyombo
    Cavaliers' Jones gets one-game ban for hit on Biyombo AFP News - Mon, May 23, 2016 7:58 AM SGT

    Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahntay Jones was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Sunday for striking Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo in the groin. The incident happened with 17.6 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 99-84 Toronto home victory over the Cavaliers, which snapped Cleveland's 10-game win streak to open the playoffs. The Cavaliers still have a 2-1 lead over the Raptors in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals with game four -- the contest Jones will miss -- on Monday at Toronto. More »

  • Biyombo plays huge as Raptors snap Cavaliers win streak
    Biyombo plays huge as Raptors snap Cavaliers win streak AFP News - Sun, May 22, 2016 1:12 PM SGT

    DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and dominating big man Bismack Biyombo grabbed 26 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors ripped the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-84 in the NBA playoffs. Cleveland's 10-game playoff win streak was snapped one shy of the NBA record but the Cavaliers still lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals 2-1 with game four Monday at Toronto. A Raptors team that was humbled twice at Cleveland sent a message that they were not going to be swept out like the Cavs' prior foes. More »

  • Zhou Qi's potential could lead to much NBA draft intrigue
    Zhou Qi's potential could lead to much NBA draft intrigue Associated Press - Fri, May 20, 2016 9:46 PM SGT

    MIAMI (AP) — Zhou Qi needs someone to help him communicate at workouts with NBA teams, simply because he does not speak English well enough to understand most instructions. More »

  • Gary Payton unimpressed by Stephen Curry's unanimous MVP
    Gary Payton unimpressed by Stephen Curry's unanimous MVP Associated Press - Fri, May 20, 2016 7:12 PM SGT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Consider Gary Payton unimpressed by Golden State guard Stephen Curry becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. More »

  • Cavaliers rip Raptors for 10th playoff win in a row
    Cavaliers rip Raptors for 10th playoff win in a row AFP News - Fri, May 20, 2016 1:02 PM SGT

    With LeBron James producing another overpowering performance, the Cleveland Cavaliers routed Toronto 108-89 Thursday, stretching their playoff record to 10-0 and moving closer to an NBA Finals return. James scored 23 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and passed out 11 assists as the host Cavaliers, who swept through the first two playoff rounds, seized a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals with game three Saturday at Toronto. "We're just a well-balanced, (well-)oiled machine," James said. More »