AUBURN HILLS, MI - FEBRUARY 21: Bryce Dejean-Jones #31 of the New Orleans Pelicans handles the ball during the game against the Detroit Pistons on February 21, 2016 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by B. Sevald/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday. A man living at the apartment was sleeping when he heard his front door kicked open, Dallas Police Senior Cpl. When Dejean-Jones began kicking at the bedroom door, the man retrieved a handgun and fired.


Posted: May 28, 2016, 11:52 pm

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 26: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors defends Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 26, 2016 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Thunder won't say they have to win Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday to win the Western Conference finals. Win at home on Saturday and Oklahoma City will advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2012. The defending champion Warriors have lost three home games all season.


Posted: May 28, 2016, 6:38 pm

TORONTO, ON - MAY 27: LeBron James #23 and J.R. Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate their 113 to 87 win over the Toronto Raptors in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on May 27, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Maybe this one will end Cleveland's long wait for a championship. James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cavaliers advanced to their second straight finals by beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night. The Cavs will be seeking to end Cleveland's 52-year championship drought, the longest by any city with at least three professional teams.


Posted: May 28, 2016, 5:16 am

SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 30: Mike D'Antoni head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers gets ready to take on the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena on December 30 2015 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mike D'Antoni is taking his ''Seven Seconds or Less'' offense to Houston, where James Harden is waiting to give his new coach the kind of weapon that could be a perfect fit for his system. D'Antoni reached agreement with the Rockets on a four-year deal on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. In some ways, both D'Antoni and the Rockets are looking for redemption.


Posted: May 27, 2016, 3:34 am
A person familiar with the situation says Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris was detained at Philadelphia International Airport and then released. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because Morris was not charged. The person did not specify why Morris was detained.
Posted: May 27, 2016, 12:26 am
As the shots dropped, the score widened and the head-banging Cleveland crowd screamed louder, threatening to rip off the arena's roof, Kevin Love raised his arms and gestured for fans to do more. Shaking off two miserable games in Toronto, Love, whose two seasons with the Cavaliers have ebbed and flowed like Lake Erie's tides, scored 25 points in just three quarters of Game 5. Cleveland pummeled the Raptors 116-78 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Posted: May 26, 2016, 10:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is out about $24 million after not being named to the All-NBA first, second or third team.
Posted: May 26, 2016, 10:22 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- MAY 24: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors talks with the press after the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 24, 2016 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stephen Curry has knocked down another honor. The dead-eye point guard who led the Golden State Warriors to a record 73 wins in the regular season was named to the All-NBA first team Thursday. Curry was joined on the first team by Cleveland's LeBron James, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan.


Posted: May 26, 2016, 9:50 pm

MIAMI, FL - MAY 22: David Fizdale, assistant coach of the Miami Heat, directs his team against the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Memphis Grizzlies have their new coach: David Fizdale. The Miami Heat assistant has accepted the Grizzlies' offer to be their next coach, a person familiar with the negotiations said. Fizdale as accepted the offer after he met with Memphis controlling owner Robert Pera on Wednesday in California, the person said, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Grizzlies have not commented on the negotiations.


Posted: May 26, 2016, 6:56 pm
Jordan Clarkson will play for whatever team pays him the most money.
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 29, 2016, 1:33 am
Apparently Carroll had everything but leprosy.
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 29, 2016, 12:00 am
DeMar DeRozan will be a free agent come July 1, and in a market flooded with money he’s going to have options. His name has been linked through rumors to his hometown Lakers all season, but they will be far from the only team making a call. However, DeRozan doesn’t sound like a guy looking […]
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 28, 2016, 10:28 pm
Expect a deal to get done quickly.
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 28, 2016, 9:00 pm
He allegedly was shot in the stomach.
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 28, 2016, 7:24 pm
If you're in the same sentence with the legendary Russell Celtics teams, you're doing something right.
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 28, 2016, 6:04 pm
For the Thunder, it is a chance for validation and an opportunity to get the ring Kevin Durant (and Russell Westbrook, and the rest of them) crave. For the Warriors, it is their biggest test of the last two seasons. Game 6 is Saturday night in Oklahoma City, here are four things to watch. 1) […]
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 28, 2016, 4:29 pm
Friday night was a step forward in maturity for the Cleveland Cavaliers — given the chance to close out a conference finals on the road, in a place they had struggled, the team stepped up and did so convincingly. They did it following the lead of LeBron James, who attack the basket from the start […]
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 28, 2016, 3:00 pm
This is not only expected, but it’s also the move all of us would make. Unless you hate money. Raptors big man Bismack Biyombo has a player option on his contract for next year, pick it up and he returns to the Raptors at $2.9 million. Or, he can decline the option and become a […]
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 28, 2016, 1:30 pm
Drake has walked a line the whole series,
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 28, 2016, 12:00 pm
LeBron James made it to a sixth straight finals trying to be himself, not Michael Jordan.
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 28, 2016, 6:53 am
LeBron James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to their second straight NBA Finals by beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: May 28, 2016, 4:07 am
This is not going to quell the rumors that the Colangelos are not comfortable with Brown.
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 28, 2016, 1:00 am
It's worth experimenting with, even though it didn't work last season.
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 28, 2016, 12:30 am
Old-school coaches want conformity, that's not Brown.
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 27, 2016, 11:00 pm
I got nothing. Have at it in the comments.
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 27, 2016, 10:31 pm
If course he'd like to get into the draft, but what does Phil Jackson have worth trading for a pick.
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 27, 2016, 9:45 pm
There would be interest in Okafor in particular on the market.
Author: Kurt Helin
Posted: May 27, 2016, 8:58 pm
As the shots dropped, the score widened and the head-banging Cleveland crowd screamed louder, threatening to rip off the arena's roof, Kevin Love raised his arms and gestured for fans to do more.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: May 27, 2016, 8:20 pm
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade share a very close friendship. LeBron and Pat Riley – who signed LeBron and Wade to the Heat in 2010 – have a much more complicated relationship. Riley seemingly challenged LeBron entering the 2014 offseason, and LeBron left Miami to return to the Cavs. Then, Riley couldn’t stop telling everyone […]
Author: Dan Feldman
Posted: May 27, 2016, 7:35 pm

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