NBA

NBA

  • Steph Curry scored 43 points against the Clippers and only played 3 quarters

    The Warriors scored 117 points in three quarters, the most by any team through three this season.

    Warriors-Clippers is normally a rivalry matchup between two teams wanting to impose their will on one another, but Golden State put this one away early.

    Without Chris Paul, who’s out nursing a broken thumb, Stephen Curry went bananas, scoring 43 points on 15-for-23 shooting, including a barrage of nine three-pointers to give his Warriors a whopping 117-74 lead at the end of the third quarter.

  • Steph Curry's NBA contract is laughable

    Steph Curry may have been pipped by LeBron James in this year's NBA Finals but everything that happened before - and after - that thrilling seven-game series reflects his status in the world of basketball.

  • Stephen Curry sets NBA's single-game record for 3-pointers with 13

    Eventually Curry will have all the three-pointer records, it seems.

  • Sterling Brown is the NBA draft sleeper you want your team to take

    The SMU senior is flying under the radar in the NBA draft, but he shouldn't be.

    A look at recent draft history shows an interesting trend in which players are most often undervalued by NBA teams. In just the past two years, Patrick McCaw, Malcolm Brogdon, Josh Richardson, Norman Powell, and Tyler Johnson have all either been second-round picks or went undrafted. A little farther back Jae Crowder, Danny Green, and Wesley Matthews have been some of the biggest second-round steals of the past 10 years.

  • Steve Kerr: 'I'd hope every American is disgusted' by police-related shootings

    Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has always been forthright expressing his opinion on important social issues. Wednesday's pre-camp media session was no exception.

  • Straight gas: Fast-breaking Pelicans run Knicks right out of New Orleans, 104-92

    The exciting identity promised on day one of the Alvin Gentry era might finally be here.

    Alvin Gentry moved Anthony Davis to the starting center position on Monday against the Dallas Mavericks. The New Orleans Pelicans scored 29 fast break points (!) en route to a big win against Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. Tonight, the home team added another 30 fast break points (!!), this time in a rather comfortable victory against the Knicks.

  • Summer Dreaming: Who will have best Comeback story?

    Today we're popping open another cold drink and quenching our thirst with an unofficial award in our Summer Dreaming series, Comeback Player of the Year, which the league has not handed out since the 1984-85 season.

  • Summer league wrap-up: Even in the offseason, NBA dominates

    LAS VEGAS -- Rarely have meaningless games felt so important. The takeaway from this year's Las Vegas NBA Summer League wasn't the winners and losers, it was the interest. It helped carry the league's momentum forward from a highly-watched NBA Finals and another news-heavy free agency period.

  • Suns blast Thunder, 120-99, deny Westbrook record-setting triple double

    Devin Booker scored 37 points, and the Suns won going away to break their 13-game losing streak.

    The Phoenix Suns snapped their 13-game losing streak, saving the team from setting another franchise record for losing.

  • Suns hope rookie big men mold into solid foundation

    The NBA Draft was approaching in June, and the Suns were facing a difficult choice among teenaged forwards. Would they invest their No. 4 pick in the length and skills of 7-1 Dragan Bender, or in the athletic potential of 6-10 Marquese Chriss? The Suns went for Bender.

  • Suns will play two games in Mexico City next season

    It's official. Pack your bags.

    It's official! Your Phoenix Suns are headed south of the border to play a pair of games in Mexico City next season. In a press conference Wednesday morning, Suns head coach Earl Watson was joined by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and team President Jason Rowley for the historic announcement.

  • Teague lifts Pacers over Thunder despite Westbrook heroics

    NEW YORK -- (UPDATED) Indiana's Jeff Teague scored 30 points, eight of them in over-time, to lead six double-figure scorers who powered the Pacers over Oklahoma City 115-111 in an NBA game Sunday.

    Russell Westbrook, who had game highs of 31 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds in a losing cause, sank a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to pull the Thunder level at 103-103 and send the game into over-time.

  • Team USA pulls away from pesky Aussies late in fourth

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States Men's National Team got its first test of the 2016 Olympics on Wednesday, and it was a serious one. Australia, having already defeated France and Serbia, went toe-to-toe with the tournament favorites for three and a half quarters before the Americans escaped with a 98-88 victory. 

  • Team USA's second unit revels in defensive mentality

    Through its exhibition schedule and its first game at the Olympics, the United States Men's National Team has played mostly against bad teams. Five of the six games have been against the three lowest-ranked teams here in Rio.

  • Thaddeus Young hits game winner to lift Pacers past Wizards 107-105

    Thaddeus Young’s runner in the closing seconds put Indiana in the win column against Washington. Paul George led the Pacers with 27.

    Thaddeus Young was inbounded the ball with under five seconds in the fourth and the game tied. Young drove around Markieff Morris and put in an off-balance left-handed floater to seal the win for the Indiana Pacers.

    The Pacers found themselves in a tie game late due to a 7-0 Wizards run over the course of a minute with flops and moving screens setting up a 105-105 tie that would eventually swing in Indiana’s favor after a Bradley Beal missed three with 0.9 seconds remaining put Indiana into the win column.

  • That ridiculous Game 4 was exactly what the NBA Finals needed

    Nothing that happened with the Warriors and the Cavaliers made sense, but we loved it all the same.

    Game 4 might have been the dumbest thing that has ever happened on an NBA Finals hardwood. It was also the most sensational 48 minutes of shotmaking from one team that we’ve ever seen in the Finals. If the first assertion isn’t true, the second one most certainly is.

  • The 21 players who could win NBA MVP this season

    With the Warriors stars stealing votes from each other, the NBA MVP race is wide open this year. Let’s break it down.

  • The 25 games you don't want to miss in 2016-17

    With the full NBA schedule released, we have scanned the slate for 25 extra-special games you won't want to miss:

  • The 76ers are being honest about their need to trade a big man

  • The Bulls haven't lost a Thursday TNT regular-season home game since 2013

    The Bulls have established an odd, but longstanding streak: they’ve won every regular-season home game played on a Thursday TNT special since 2013. And they’ve taken down all formidable opponents while establishing this super-specific dominance in a talented league.

    Chicago squeaked out a 104-103 victory against the Celtics on Thursday thanks to two free throws from Jimmy Butler in the final minute. That gave Chicago 17 straight wins on TNT Thursday night games.