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  • Rockets respond to McHale’s old-school coaching approach

    HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin McHale’s stride is painful to watch. His limp is so pronounced it induces his 6-foot-10 frame into an odd bobbing motion with every deliberate step. And it tells a powerful story.…

  • Hawks cry foul over Horford’s ejection from Game 3

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Al Horford threw an elbow at Matthew Dellavedova during the game. He saved a few more shots for Cleveland’s scrappy guard afterward. Horford was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and tossed from…

  • LeBron’s triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand. He was exhausted and exhilarated — and one win from the NBA Finals. “I gave everything I have,” James…

  • Hawks fight back, lose to Cavs 114-111 in overtime

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks fought as hard as they could, and it still wasn’t enough. They will now have to do even more — and something that’s never been done — to save…

  • NBA Eastern Finals Composite Box

    (Cleveland leads series 3-0) CLEVELAND CAVALIERS FG FT Reb Avg G M-A M-A O-T A Pts James 3 36-85 23-29 10-35 30 32.7 Smith 3 19-38 4-5 2-20 5 18.0 Shumpert 3 12-29 3-6 2-18…

  • Hawks-Cavaliers, Box

    ATLANTA (111) Carroll 4-12 0-0 10, Millsap 5-11 11-11 22, Horford 7-10 0-0 14, Teague 9-23 9-9 30, Bazemore 3-9 6-8 14, Mack 5-10 0-2 13, Scott 3-9 2-2 8, Schroder 0-2 0-0 0, Muscala…

  • Hawks-Cavaliers, Box

    ATLANTA (111) Carroll 4-12 0-0 10, Millsap 5-11 11-11 22, Horford 7-10 0-0 14, Teague 9-23 9-9 30, Bazemore 3-9 6-8 14, Mack 5-10 0-2 13, Scott 3-9 2-2 8, Schroder 0-2 0-0 0, Muscala…

  • Cavs’ Kyrie Irving out for Game 3 with injured knee

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second straight Eastern Conference finals game with an injured left knee. Irving, who has been dealing with tendinitis, was ruled out of Sunday’s…

  • Golden State Warriors 1 win away from NBA Finals

    HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors aren’t worried about a letdown in Game 4 after taking a 3-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference finals. “It’s easy for…

  • NBA Calendar

    June 4 — NBA Finals begin. June 15 — Draft early entry withdrawal deadline (5 p.m. EDT). June 25 — NBA draft.

  • Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 to take 3-0 lead

    HOUSTON (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr described Stephen Curry’s performance Saturday night simply. “Steph was Steph,” Kerr said. Indeed. The MVP did what he does best, using his extraordinary 3-point shooting to power…

  • NBA Western Finals Composite Box

    (Golden State leads series 3-0) HOUSTON ROCKETS FG FT Reb Avg G M-A M-A O-T A Pts Harden 3 27-57 24-27 3-24 22 27.7 Smith 3 17-47 4-6 2-16 11 14.3 Howard 3 17-28 6-19…

  • Warriors-Rockets, Box

    GOLDEN STATE (115) Barnes 0-9 0-0 0, Green 8-16 0-0 17, Bogut 5-8 2-2 12, Curry 12-19 9-10 40, Thompson 6-16 3-4 17, Iguodala 3-7 0-2 6, Ezeli 5-6 0-0 10, Livingston 2-5 2-2 6,…

  • Warriors-Rockets, Box

    GOLDEN STATE (115) Barnes 0-9 0-0 0, Green 8-16 0-0 17, Bogut 5-8 2-2 12, Curry 12-19 9-10 40, Thompson 6-16 3-4 17, Iguodala 3-7 0-2 6, Ezeli 5-6 0-0 10, Livingston 2-5 2-2 6,…

  • Cavs’ Irving tests knee with brace, questionable for Game 3

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kyrie Irving plopped down on a courtside bench following a brisk workout and two team trainers quickly went to work adjusting straps on his new knee brace. The Cavaliers, completely in…