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James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

NEW YORK | A word of caution to anyone anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA favorites.

July 12, 2014 8:30 pm
NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

Signing day arrived Thursday in the NBA, though the biggest free agents didn't rush to grab their pens.

July 10, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Wiggins, Parker and more LeBron on NBA draft eve

Wiggins, Parker and more LeBron on NBA draft eve

NEW YORK | Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker aren't NBA players yet and they are already learning their first lesson.

June 25, 2014 7:10 pm Photos

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Spurs beat Heat 104-87 in Game 5 to win NBA title

Spurs beat Heat 104-87 in Game 5 to win NBA title

SAN ANTONIO | From their low moment in the NBA Finals, back to the top of the league.

June 15, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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With Spurs up 3-1, Heat try to stop a machine

With Spurs up 3-1, Heat try to stop a machine

MIAMI | The San Antonio Spurs left Miami last June looking so human, Tim Duncan nearly in tears talking about how close they were to another championship.

June 13, 2014 6:32 pm
Spurs take 3-1 lead with road win over Heat

Spurs take 3-1 lead with road win over Heat

MIAMI | The San Antonio Spurs have three more chances to grab the championship trophy that slipped away last year.

June 12, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Heat's on Miami as defense a no-show in Game 3

Heat's on Miami as defense a no-show in Game 3

MIAMI | LeBron James has learned on important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session.

June 11, 2014 6:05 pm Photos

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Leonard, record half help Spurs roll

Leonard, record half help Spurs roll

MIAMI | Kawhi Leonard and San Antonio Spurs shot their way into history — and back into the lead in the NBA Finals.

June 10, 2014 11:15 pm
Spurs ready for James and any conditions in finals

Spurs ready for James and any conditions in finals

SAN ANTONIO | When the air conditioning went out in San Antonio, many of the Spurs felt right at home – their native homelands.

June 06, 2014 7:43 pm

After thrilling finish, Heat, Spurs start up again

SAN ANTONIO | LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can point to statistics showing just how close the 2013 NBA Finals were.

June 04, 2014 8:05 pm
Newly eliminated Knicks stop Bulls' streak at 7

Newly eliminated Knicks stop Bulls' streak at 7

NEW YORK | Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 20 points and the New York Knicks, a night after being eliminated from playoff contention, beat the Chicago Bulls 100-89 on Sunday.

April 13, 2014 10:15 pm
Nets rout Bulls as Collins makes home debut

Nets rout Bulls as Collins makes home debut

NEW YORK | Jason Collins played the final minutes of a winning home debut with the Brooklyn Nets, who cooled off the Chicago Bulls with a 96-80 victory Monday night.

March 03, 2014 9:15 pm
As NBA resumes, next Durant-James matchup nears

As NBA resumes, next Durant-James matchup nears

NEW ORLEANS | LeBron James won't assume the eventual date with Indiana that so many others expect.

February 17, 2014 7:15 pm
MVP race between LeBron James, Kevin Durant tough to predict

MVP race between LeBron James, Kevin Durant tough to predict

NEW ORLEANS | With the first pick in the 2014 NBA All-Star fantasy draft ...

February 15, 2014 5:45 pm
Bad luck, bad play leave NBA weak Christmas slate

Bad luck, bad play leave NBA weak Christmas slate

NEW YORK | If the NBA had a Christmas wish, it might be for a different holiday schedule.

December 24, 2013 2:06 pm

Bulls part ways with Rip Hamilton

The Bulls have waived veteran guard Richard Hamilton, as expected.

July 10, 2013 9:15 pm

Surprise pick Bennett becomes first Canadian to be taken as No. 1 NBA draft pick

NEW YORK | Anthony Bennett became the first Canadian to be the No. 1 pick and Nerlens Noel tumbled out of the top five and right into a trade Thursday night, a surprising start to an unsettled NBA draft.

June 27, 2013 9:00 pm
LeBron gets 2nd straight ring

LeBron gets 2nd straight ring

MIAMI | Victory in Game 7 brought more than another crown for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. It validated the team and its leader, forever cementing their place among the NBA's greats.

June 20, 2013 11:45 pm Photos

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An NBA title, and legacies, on the line for Heat, Spurs

An NBA title, and legacies, on the line for Heat, Spurs

MIAMI | Game 7s do more than settle championships. They define legacies.

June 19, 2013 6:15 pm
James, Heat stave off Spurs

James, Heat stave off Spurs

MIAMI | LeBron James saved a championship reign, canceled a celebration.

June 18, 2013 11:45 pm Photos

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Back home, Heat try to stop a 5th Spurs NBA title

Back home, Heat try to stop a 5th Spurs NBA title

MIAMI | The Miami Heat weren't supposed to be in this situation. Not now, anyway.

June 17, 2013 6:00 pm
In tied NBA Finals, Wade says Game 5 could be best

In tied NBA Finals, Wade says Game 5 could be best

SAN ANTONIO | At their best in the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have forced turnover after turnover, finding a gear the San Antonio Spurs just can't reach.

June 14, 2013 6:45 pm
Big 3 help Heat even NBA Finals with Spurs

Big 3 help Heat even NBA Finals with Spurs

SAN ANTONIO | LeBron James was better as promised. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were the best they've been since the playoffs started.

June 13, 2013 11:15 pm
Back home in San Antonio, Spurs rout Heat to take series lead

Back home in San Antonio, Spurs rout Heat to take series lead

SAN ANTONIO | Danny Green and Gary Neal aren't NBA royalty like LeBron James.

June 11, 2013 11:45 pm
Spurs rally to stun Heat

Spurs rally to stun Heat

MIAMI | Six years later, the San Antonio Spurs still have that winning NBA Finals formula of good defense and a little luck on offense.

June 06, 2013 10:45 pm

Back in NBA Finals, James can get back at Spurs

MIAMI | Before reaching the top of basketball, LeBron James was run over by the San Antonio Spurs.

June 05, 2013 5:16 pm
Perception of Popovich changes, even if he hasn't

Perception of Popovich changes, even if he hasn't

The basketball looked unwatchable, making the first-quarter break must-see TV.

June 02, 2013 4:15 pm Photos

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Knicks try to stay alive Thursday against Pacers

Knicks try to stay alive Thursday against Pacers

GREENBURGH, N.Y. | Pablo Prigioni could return to the starting lineup. Jason Kidd will remain in the rotation.

May 15, 2013 4:51 pm
Pacers' main focus remains on Anthony

Pacers' main focus remains on Anthony

NEW YORK | Nobody ever really stops Carmelo Anthony. Not in his mind, anyway.

May 08, 2013 6:15 pm Photos

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Pacers beat Knicks 102-95 in Game 1

Pacers beat Knicks 102-95 in Game 1

NEW YORK | David West scored 20 points, Paul George added 19 and the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks 102-95 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 05, 2013 6:00 pm
Bulls advance with Game 7 win over Nets

Bulls advance with Game 7 win over Nets

NEW YORK | Joakim Noah climbed over the baseline seats, his foot that hurt so much two weeks ago that he feared he couldn't play looking pain-free as he embraced his mother.

May 04, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Back in 2nd round, Knicks face old rival in Pacers

Back in 2nd round, Knicks face old rival in Pacers

NEW YORK | Carmelo Anthony likes Eastern Conference playoff basketball, even the pounding and pain that goes with it.

May 04, 2013 6:30 pm
Banged-up Bulls, Nets ready for Game 7 in Brooklyn

Banged-up Bulls, Nets ready for Game 7 in Brooklyn

NEW YORK | Time for the Nets' biggest game in Brooklyn.

May 03, 2013 5:32 pm
Nets' win trims Bulls' series lead

Nets' win trims Bulls' series lead

NEW YORK | Brook Lopez had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Deron Williams added 23 points and 10 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Bulls 110-91 on Monday night, cutting Chicago's lead to 3-2 in the first-round playoff series.

April 29, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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Down 3-1 after collapse, Nets not looking back

Down 3-1 after collapse, Nets not looking back

NEW YORK | No use looking back now for the Brooklyn Nets.

April 28, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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NBA officials OK with Kobe's 'fascinating' tweets

NEW YORK | A headache for his coach, Kobe Bryant's tweets during a Lakers playoff game were a hit at the NBA office.

April 25, 2013 9:15 pm
Back home, Bulls will try again to slow Williams

Back home, Bulls will try again to slow Williams

NEW YORK | There were two versions of Deron Williams this season, and the Chicago Bulls know they need to be playing the first one.

April 23, 2013 5:29 pm Photos

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Bulls shut down Nets, even series at 1-1

Bulls shut down Nets, even series at 1-1

NEW YORK | Chicago evened its playoff series the only way it knows how: with bruising Bulls defense.

April 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bulls try to slow down Nets in Game 2

Bulls try to slow down Nets in Game 2

NEW YORK | Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau watches tape of the Nets and sees a confident team with an offense in rhythm.

April 21, 2013 9:30 pm
Defense lacking, Noah limping as Bulls routed

Defense lacking, Noah limping as Bulls routed

NEW YORK | The Bulls put together a couple of rallies while taking three of four from the Brooklyn Nets during the regular season.

April 20, 2013 11:00 pm
Preview capsules of the NBA first-round series

Preview capsules of the NBA first-round series

A look at the eight first-round series in the NBA playoffs:

April 18, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Bulls rally from 16 down to beat Nets

Bulls rally from 16 down to beat Nets

NEW YORK | Down five key players. Down 16 points. A lot for any team to overcome.

April 04, 2013 8:45 pm
Better than peers, LeBron's competition is history

Better than peers, LeBron's competition is history

Give Charles Barkley credit. He's trying to make an argument when other candidates won't even bother.

March 04, 2013 9:30 pm
Bench carries Nets past Bulls

Bench carries Nets past Bulls

NEW YORK | The Brooklyn Nets kept going deeper down their bench to find a winning combination. The Chicago Bulls simply had nowhere to go.

February 01, 2013 9:15 pm
A year later, some like Christmas NBA start better

A year later, some like Christmas NBA start better

NEW YORK | Doc Rivers left home for the holiday, lost the game, and loved every minute of it.

December 26, 2012 7:15 pm
Anthony, 3 others tossed as Bulls beat Knicks

Anthony, 3 others tossed as Bulls beat Knicks

NEW YORK | New York's Carmelo Anthony and three others were thrown out of a foul-filled game, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Knicks for the second time this season, 110-106 on Friday night.

December 21, 2012 9:39 pm
Knicks welcome Lin back to New York on Monday

Knicks welcome Lin back to New York on Monday

NEW YORK | Jeremy Lin was barely hanging on to an NBA job when he stepped on the floor at Madison Square Garden last February.

December 16, 2012 6:00 pm
Stern to retire as NBA Commissioner in 2014

Stern to retire as NBA Commissioner in 2014

NEW YORK | David Stern spent nearly 30 years growing the NBA, turning a league that couldn't even get its championship series on live prime-time TV into a projected $5 billion a year industry.

October 25, 2012 5:07 pm
US wins men's hoops gold

US wins men's hoops gold

LONDON | This was no Dream Team. This was reality.

August 12, 2012 4:30 pm Photos

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