Rookie Chet Holmgren got hurt last summer and will miss the entirety of this season. But evidently, his rehab has been going extremely well since four NBA players say he should start next month’s All-Star Game. It doesn't make much sense, but the voting by NBA players for their own All-Star …
LeBron James is closing in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's NBA career scoring record. And now, he has caught Abdul-Jabbar on another page of the All-Star record book. James was announced Thursday as an NBA All-Star for the 19th time, the Los Angeles Lakers' star tying Abdul-Jabbar for the most sele…
Starting players around the NBA are sacrificing their minutes with the first team to better the backups.
Souley Boum scored 21 points, Colby Jones added 20 and No. 13 Xavier went on the road and held off No. 19 Connecticut 82-79, plus other Top 25 action from around college basketball on Wednesday.
Someone will win NBA Defensive Player of the Year this spring, even after a season where no one seems to be able to stop or even slow down anyone with the ball. It’s almost certain that more players will average 20 points per game than ever before.
LJ Cryer had 22 points with five 3-pointers and 17th-ranked Baylor stretched its Big 12-best winning streak to five games with a 75-69 win over No. 9 Kansas. It was a matchup of the last two national champions.
Damian Dunn scored 16 points and made the go-ahead free throw as Kur Jongkuch blocked Houston’s go-ahead attempt in the final seconds as Temple held on and defeated the top-ranked Cougars 56-55 on Sunday.
Breanna Stewart is the biggest WNBA free agent on the market this offseason and the former MVP has a host of teams courting her, including the Seattle Storm where she's spent her entire career. She's one of five former league MVPs who are unrestricted free agents this year. Candace Parker, Nneka Ogwumike, Diana Taurasi and Tina Charles all could potentially change teams in the coming weeks. Brittney Griner, who was returned to the U.S. last month in a prisoner swap after her 10-month saga in Russia, has said that she'll remain in Phoenix.
DALLAS — Luka Doncic had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks turned up the defensive intensity in a 115-90 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
CLEVELAND — Jordan Poole scored 32 points and the Golden State Warriors put on a shooting display by making 23 3-pointers while star Stephen Curry sat on the bench for a 120-114 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.
All eyes are on French basketball phenom Victor Wembanyama. And that doesn't seem to bother the 19-year-old NBA draft prospect. He's enjoying his French season and the NBA is getting ready to welcome him in a few months.
PARIS — With Victor Wembanyama sitting courtside and watching some of the players he’ll go up against next season, Zach LaVine scored 30 points and the Chicago Bulls never trailed in a 126-108 win over the Detroit Pistons at the NBA Paris Game on Thursday.
MILWAUKEE — More than halfway through the regular season, the Milwaukee Bucks haven’t had much of a chance to show how well they can play at full strength.
Antoine Davis of Detroit Mercy is the nation’s leading scorer and he recently broke the Division I record for career 3-pointers. After Detroit Mercy plays this Saturday at IUPUI, there is a good chance that only the late Pete Maravich will be ahead of Davis on the NCAA all-time scoring list.
The Detroit Pistons are playing a game in Paris on Thursday night. But two nights before the game, the Pistons were the spectators and the City of Lights played for them.
Authorities say a University of Alabama basketball player charged with capital murder provided the gun used in the fatal shooting. Investigators wrote in a court document that Darius Miles admitted to providing the handgun immediately before the shooting. Another man is accused by police of firing the gun and killing a young woman near the university’s campus.
Quin Snyder spent two days on a basketball court in Paris and was back in his element. The former coach of the Utah Jazz hadn't done any real basketball work since stepping down last June. But he took advantage of a chance to return to the floor, albeit briefly, as director of the Basketball Africa League Combine in Paris this week.
Maya Moore has decided to retire officially from playing basketball. The Minnesota Lynx great stepped away from the WNBA in 2019 to help her now-husband Jonathan Irons win his release from prison by getting his 50-year sentence overturned in 2020. Irons married Moore soon after getting released and the couple had their first child in February. The 33-year-old Moore won four WNBA championships with the Minnesota Lynx, two Olympic gold medals with USA Basketball and two NCAA titles with UConn. She’ll be eligible for the Naismith Hall of Fame next year since she stopped playing four years ago.
Zach Edey made a go-ahead shot at the front of the rim with 2.2 seconds left and finished with a career-high 32 points and 17 rebounds to help No. 3 Purdue hold off Michigan State 64-63.
Baylor’s 19-year run in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll is over. The Bears had been ranked for 365 consecutive polls before falling out Monday after losing twice last week.
Houston and Kansas remain firmly atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll after a record weekend of Top 25 losses. Florida Atlantic took advantage of the chaos to crack the rankings for the first time in school history.
Maya Moore has officially retired from playing basketball. The Minnesota Lynx great stepped away from the WNBA in 2019 to help her now-husband Jonathan Irons win his release from prison.
More than midway through the season, who are the frontrunners to play in and win the NBA Finals?
Kentucky has a 10-6 record, is 1-3 in the Southeastern Conference and struggling with chemistry and consistency on both ends of the floor. The Wildcats also are hearing frustration from their rabid fan base.
"It's something I pretty much love to do," Morant said of his warm gesture.
In a season where big numbers have become the norm, Cleveland's Donovan Mitchell put up the biggest numbers of all Monday night. And he matched the second highest-scoring game the NBA has seen in nearly 45 years. He finished with 71 points, tying for eighth-most in league history, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Chicago Bulls 145-134 in overtime. The only other players to score at least 71 in a game are Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Thompson, David Robinson and Elgin Baylor.