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The Utah Jazz are on the road Sunday for a decisive Game 7 against the Los Angeles Clippers that will determine which team advances to face the Golden State Warriors in the second round.
30 April 2017
The NBA has changed things up this season. Rather than announce this year's awards during the playoffs, it is holding an award show on June 26th to celebrate the past season.
27 April 2017
We'll start things off with a compliment. While Irving and Love both struggled at times during this series, they found ways to make an impact beyond just scoring.
27 April 2017
Apple Valley point guard Tre Jones definitely picked a great time to show how much he's improved in a year. Jones, the state's top Class of 2018 prospect, helped his Howard Pulley AAU team finish 3-1 to start the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League season in Hampton, Va.
24 April 2017
The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood gets to the basket during the Jazz versus Clippers NBA playoff game at Viviint Smart Home arena in Salt Lake City Sunday April 23, 2017. The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood gets to the basket during the Jazz versus Clippers NBA playof…
24 April 2017
The current playoff formula has called for J.J. Redick to "give yourself up" so the overall success of the Clippers can be achieved. Redick finds himself under those conditions because the Utah Jazz have made a concerted effort to contain the Clippers' shooting guard in the first two games of the fi…
20 April 2017
The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard George Hill runs past LA Clippers guard Raymond Felton and LA Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute during Game 2 of the Western Conference at the Staples Center Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard George Hill runs past LA Clippers guard…
19 April 2017
Kyrie Irving continues to etch his place as an all-time great Cavaliers , and when he crossed the 19-point threshold, he passed Mark Price to move to second on the all-time leaderboard for Cavalier playoff scoring. LeBron is currently the all-time leader for the franchise, with 3,266 points going in…
18 April 2017
If the Heat doesn't land an All-Star this summer and instead keeps mostly the same team, here's a question: How will Justise Winslow be incorporated? This staff undoubtedly will find a way to utilize his skills, and Winslow's defensive acumen would have helped many times this season. But it's diffic…
17 April 2017
Game 1 between the Cavs and Pacers was a close, maybe a bit too close for comfort. And it certainly do much to dissuade concerns about the Cavaliers after Cleveland struggled to end the regular season.
16 April 2017
Jahil Okafor will miss his second consecutive game and ninth of the season with right knee soreness on Sunday against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "If a deal comes along that makes sense for both of us, then we will go ahead and make the deal," Sixers president Bryan Colangelo said…
14 April 2017
Bob Cooney has been the 76ers beat writer for the Daily News for the last seven years. Prior to that, he covered anything and everything, including a lot of college basketball.
14 April 2017
Sports columnist Bob Brookover joined the Inquirer in 2000 as the Phillies beat writer after long stints in the same role with the Camden Courier-Post and the Delaware County Daily Times. He also served as the National League columnist for ESPN.
13 April 2017
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are insanely popular basketball players, if you can believe that, and both were featured in the top five of this season's most popular jerseys sold around the NBA. Stephen Curry led the list for the second straight year, while LeBron finished in second yet again.
11 April 2017
Paul George scored 17 of his 27 points in the opening quarter.
11 April 2017
UPDATE: The Cavaliers official preview does not have James, Irving or Love listed as starters. They're likely sitting, gang.
10 April 2017
If Dion Waiters plays Monday night against the Cavaliers, he likely won't play much. The same can be said for Luke Babbitt and Josh McRoberts.
10 April 2017
The Thunder's Jerami Grant and Denver's Danilo Gallinari battle for a rebound in the Thunder's106-105 victory Sunday. We interrupt the Russell Westbrook Amazement tour to offer this public service announcement.
10 April 2017
During the third quarter of last night's game against the Hawks , Kyrie Irving briefly left the Cavaliers ' bench and headed back to the Cavs' locker room. On the bench, he could be seen getting his left knee attended to by the Cavs' medical staff.
8 April 2017
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and his brother, Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry, hug before a meeting at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry grimaces and holds his arm after leaving the court in the second half of an NBA baske…
7 April 2017
No NBA player, with a minimum of 25 attempts, shot better late in close games than Hassan Whiteside did last season, when he went 19 for 25. But entering Wednesday's game in Charlotte, Whiteside has become almost an afterthought for the Heat offensively late in games in recent weeks. He has taken on…
5 April 2017
Before J.J. Redick took on the state of the Clippers, he delved into what he called the "complex issue" of college amateur sports, coming to the conclusion that perhaps it is time to abolish collegiate athletics. Redick made his view known after he tweeted Monday night following North Carolina's vic…
4 April 2017
The Mavericks will sit three players tonight, two for precautionary reasons and one for rest purposes, against the the Sacramento Kings. As promised by coach Rick Carlisle earlier on this never-ending road trip, some veterans will not play both ends of this back-to-back set of games that concludes W…
4 April 2017
The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood reacts after hitting a clutch 3-point-shot giving the Jazz a ten point lead with 50 seconds left the game, in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans, in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 27, 2017. The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hoo…
4 April 2017
About the Mavericks : The Dallas Mavericks snapped a four-game losing streak with Sunday's 109-105 win in Milwaukee . Harrison Barnes led the way for Dallas with 31 points on an efficient 13 field-goal attempts.
4 April 2017
The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood reacts after hitting a clutch 3-point-shot giving the Jazz a ten point lead with 50 seconds left the game, in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans, in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 27, 2017. The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hoo…
3 April 2017
The Cavaliers trail the Pacers 27-26 after one quarter, but Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for an electric series of plays.
2 April 2017
The Cavaliers picked up a big win Friday against the 76ers and won pretty easily. And they weren't going to let Philadelphia forget it.
1 April 2017
LeBron James scored 34 points, Kyrie Irving dropped 24.
1 April 2017
Kyrie Irving , while frustrated with the Cleveland Cavaliers ' recent play, he still has a specific goal in mind: winning more NBA titles. "You can't rely on just thinking that one championship is enough," Irving said at the Cavs' practice Wednesday, per The Athletic.
30 March 2017
J.J. Redick scored a season-high 31 points and made seven three-pointers, helping the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Washington Wizards , 133-124, on Wednesday night. Redick returned from a sprained right ankle after missing the Clippers' collapse in a one-point loss to Sacramento last Sunday.
30 March 2017
ESPN college basketball analyst and former Chicago Bulls No. 2 overall draft pick Jay Williams was a part of the McDonald's All American Games as a player and now a broadcaster for the last seven years.
29 March 2017
Apple Valley junior guard Tre Jones has been selected as the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school boys basketball. Jones led the Eagles to their third Class 4A state championship in five years.
28 March 2017
Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor shoots against the Boston Celtics during first half action on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Philadelphia. Okafor did not play in the second half as the Sixers defeated the Celtics 105-99.
28 March 2017
The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood reacts after hitting a clutch 3-point-shot giving the Jazz a ten point lead with 50 seconds left the game, in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans, in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 27, 2017. The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hoo…
28 March 2017
Clippers guard J.J. Redick expects to play Wednesday night after sitting out Sunday's game because of a sprained right ankle. Clippers guard J.J. Redick expects to play Wednesday night after sitting out Sunday's game because of a sprained right ankle.
27 March 2017
Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones, right, got word in Portland, Ore., on Saturday that his younger brother, Tre, and Apple Valley High won the Class 4A title by beating Champlin Park, the Eagles' second boys' basketball state title in three years. Informed of the result by team broadcaster Jim Petersen…
27 March 2017
Jahil Okafor will miss his second consecutive game and ninth of the season with right knee soreness on Sunday against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. INDIANAPOLIS As much as the 76ers try to paint a positive picture, things don't appear to be good with Jahlil Okafor's right knee.
26 March 2017
Tre Jones continues to blaze his own path - a similar path of excellence - and managed to one-up his brother, Tyus. Oh, he will always been Tyus Jones' little bother.
26 March 2017
Tre Jones had 24 points, 18 rebounds and made nearly every crucial play in the final minute as Apple Valley beat previously undefeated Champlin Park 60-54 in Saturday night's Class 4A state title game. Jones, the brother of Minnesota Timberwolves guard and former Apple Valley star Tyus Jones, broke…
26 March 2017
Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams dunks in front of Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor in the first quarter of their game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. CHICAGO 76ers center Jahlil Okafor is doubtful for Friday night's game against the Chicago Bulls with soreness in his ri…
24 March 2017
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24 March 2017
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24 March 2017
Kyrie Irving turns 25 today. Does that make you feel old? It makes me feel old. I want him to stay young forever.
23 March 2017
Add another first for Russell Westbrook - a triple-double without missing a shot.
23 March 2017
David Murphy is a sports columnist for the Daily News. He joined the company in 2008 and spent the next six years on the Phillies beat.
23 March 2017
The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, right, signals to his team after a score as he and his brother, the Dallas Mavericks' Seth Curry, left, come down court at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. less The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, right, signals to his tea…
23 March 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY 76ers center Jahlil Okafor will play on Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. He announced the news around an hour before the game after participating in a pregame warmup.
22 March 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY 76ers center Jahlil Okafor is questionable to play Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Okafor missed Monday's road game against the Orlando Magic and seven overall because of right knee soreness.
22 March 2017
Chandler has two years, $26.8 million left on his contract.
17 March 2017