Brook Lopez capped a 29-point showing with a buzzer-beating jumper to give the Brooklyn Nets a dramatic 98-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
If the New York Knicks are the NBA’s stormiest soap opera, then Latvian talent Kristaps Porzingis is the central love interest, a lone symbol of better days ahead for the franchise.
James Harden converted a coast-to-coast layup with 2.4 seconds remaining to cap a wild fourth quarter and give the Houston Rockets a 125-124 win over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night at Toyota Center.
Two-times reigning Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are headed to China for two preseason games against the Minnesota Timberwolves in October, the NBA said on Monday.
Giving back to their communities has always been a challenge for pro athletes who get rich quick, because they tend to lose the money even more quickly. But even those who manage to build a substantial amount of wealth have a hard time using it charitably in a way that truly has a long-term impact.
Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers used a fourth-quarter rally to knock off the Los Angeles Lakers 125-120 on Sunday.
Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina used sudden hot shooting in the second half to knock second-seeded Duke out of the NCAA Tournament, winning 88-81 Sunday night in a charged-up atmosphere for the second-round game at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
Nigel Hayes scored 19 points and made the winning layup with 11.4 seconds remaining as eight seed Wisconsin upset defending champion Villanova 65-62 in an NCAA Tournament second-round game on Saturday.
John Wall set a career high with 20 assists and Bradley Beal scored 24 points as the Washington Wizards rebounded from a rare home loss with a 112-107 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.
Derrick Walton Jr. and D.J. Wilson each sank two pressure-packed free throws during the final 10 seconds Friday afternoon and No. 7 seed Michigan held off a late rally from No. 10 seed Oklahoma State 92-91 in Midwest Regional action.
Russell Westbrook posted his 34th triple-double of the season with 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Toronto Raptors 123-102 on Thursday night.
Middle Tennessee did it again
The Boston Celtics continued their mastery of the Timberwolves, overcoming a 10-point first-half deficit and cruising to a 117-104 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night.
LeBron James remained on his triple-double craze and helped lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an easy 128-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
San Diego State had just come back from 21 points down Wednesday to eliminate UNLV from the Mountain West tournament and end the worst basketball season in Rebels history.
Kawhi Leonard poured in 31 points to lead four teammates in double-figure scoring as the San Antonio Spurs played through a season-high 23 turnovers and defeated the Atlanta Hawks 107-99 on Monday at the AT&T Center.
The annual NCAA men’s basketball tournament is still among the biggest draws on the sports calendar for advertisers looking to get in front of large audiences, even as TV ratings drop for some major U.S. sporting events.
James Harden recorded his 16th triple-double on the season, and the Houston Rockets grabbed a season-high 20 offensive rebounds to claim a tense back-and-fourth affair with the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-112 on Sunday night.
Russell Westbrook collected his 32nd triple-double of the season to lead the Thunder to a 112-104 victory over the Utah Jazz Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Allonzo Trier scored 23 points, including four free throws in the final 17.5 seconds, as seventh-ranked Arizona held off several late rallies to beat short-handed Oregon 83-80 in the Pac-12 tournament final on Saturday night.
Key forward LaMarcus Aldridge of the San Antonio Spurs is out indefinitely because of a minor heart arrhythmia, the team announced on Saturday.
Despite a slow start, the Houston Rockets made sure coach Mike D’Antoni got his 500th career NBA coaching win Friday night at the United Center.
Less than 48 hours after its plane ran into a ditch, Michigan upset top seed and 13th-ranked Purdue 74-70 in overtime on Friday to advance to the Big Ten conference semifinals.
Newly-appointed U.S. women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley said on Friday she knows better than to mess with a winning formula that has resulted in a run of six consecutive Olympic gold medals.
Reggie Jackson scored 21 points and the Detroit Pistons overcame LeBron James’ 50th career triple-double and downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-101 on Thursday night at The Palace.
Freshman guard Desmond Bane scored a team-high 16 points as unranked TCU stunned No. 1 Kansas 85-82 Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament at Sprint Center.
San Diego State couldn’t even make layups, and UNLV was rolling to a sure victory, up 21 points not even two minutes into the second half.
UNLV’s basketball team saved some of its worst for last this season, which is amazing when you consider how bad things were historically for much of a 32-game stretch, a five-month period that was doomed from the beginning.
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki joined an elite club by surpassing the 30,000 point mark in Tuesday’s match against the Los Angeles Lakers, becoming just the sixth player in NBA history to reach the milestone.
Australian center Andrew Bogut suffered a fractured left tibia just 58 seconds into his Cleveland Cavaliers debut on Monday, with the team reporting that he could be out for the rest of the season.
Eric Bledsoe had 28 points and rookie Tyler Ulis had a career-high 20 points, including a 3-pointer as time expired, in the Phoenix Suns’ 109-106 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.
Getting a game-high 19 points from Conner Frankamp and 16 from Markis McDuffie, the second-seeded Shockers beat top-seeded Illinois State 71-51 in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament at Scottrade Center.
All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins lashed out at Sacramento Kings management, terming Sunday’s trade to the New Orleans Pelicans as “a coward move.”