Basketball

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki gets emotional after a video played during a break in the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Dallas on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 12:57 am
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki cried near midcourt when the second quarter was about to resume. The Dallas Mavericks star nearly jumped for joy with a huge smile on his face after a rare dunk prompted thunderous applause from a crowd celebrating the final home game of his record 21st season with the...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade tosses a basketball before a game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Miami. Wade is playing his final home regular season game before retiring at the end of the season.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
April 09, 2019 - 11:55 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade's final home game was memorable for countless reasons. All of his children were there. Former President Barack Obama sent a video, one of many tributes. Fans came early and stayed late, chanting his name. His wife slapped his backside in recognition of his making a 3-...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry greets fans as he takes the court for warm up shots prior to an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 09, 2019 - 8:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Warriors guard Stephen Curry left Tuesday night's game against the Pelicans with what team officials say is a mild sprain of his right foot. The club says Curry was ruled out for the remainder of the game for precautionary reasons. Curry played nine minutes during the first...
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April 09, 2019 - 7:51 pm
Milwaukee Bucks rookie Donte DiVincenzo joined Bill Michaels and Steve Novak for The Milwaukee Basketball Hour: -One year later, what was it like winning a national championship with Villanova? -How did he approach the draft process? -What are his thoughts on his rookie year? -What's it like...
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April 09, 2019 - 5:39 pm
By Daniel Plocher “You got to appreciate every moment of it. It’s pretty special.” That is what Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo told reporters following the Deer’s 115-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, their 60th of the season. Giannis said that this was one of the goals...
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In this Feb. 6, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins celebrates a score against the San Antonio Spurs during an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif. Cousins cannot wait for his playoff chance at last. He has anticipated this moment so many times and it never happened. That is why he approached the Warriors last summer and asked for a chance, even though he was working back from season-ending surgery for a torn left Achilles tendon. Cousins joined the two-time defending champions for $5.3 million and this very opportunity. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 09, 2019 - 1:26 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins shoves off assistant coach Jarron Collins and goes hard for the basket. He swishes a 3-pointer from up top, then hits a jumper inside the arc on the right wing. Cousins drives to the hoop and makes a shot from close range, then a turnaround jumper goes in...
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Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam, center, dribbles the ball down court during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
April 08, 2019 - 12:34 pm
Pascal Siakam confidently launches shots he may not have dared attempt in previous seasons. He makes plays during times of the game when he would have been sitting on the bench. The Toronto Raptors forward might be the leading candidate for the most improved player award and he'd like to win it...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo, Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, right, is embraced by Sue Bird after the Storm defeated the Phoenix Mercury 94-84 during Game 5 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, in Seattle. The WNBA's 23rd season begins May 24, with the Seattle Storm the defending champion. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 08, 2019 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA's logo is getting a new look and the league is resetting its brand for the upcoming season. The league unveiled its plans Monday, intent on embracing the optimism of the women across the WNBA in building the next generation of fans. "We are excited about all of it," WNBA...
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Brooklyn Nets' D'Angelo Russell reacts after a Brooklyn basket during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Indianapolis. Brooklyn won 108-96. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 08, 2019 - 1:24 am
A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with three days remaining in the regular season: EASTERN CONFERENCE Finally, a lot of clarity. On Sunday, two of the remaining three spots got grabbed. Three more seeds were locked in, as was the first official matchup for when the playoffs...
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April 07, 2019 - 9:53 pm
MILWAUKEE -- Giannis Antetokounmpo was back in the lineup for the Milwaukee Bucks as they beat the Atlanta Hawks, 115-107. The Hawks were without their sensational rookie, Trae Young, but still battled the Bucks down to the wire. Antetokounmpo sealed the game with a clutch three-pointer in the...
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