Cavs sweep Hawks to reach NBA finals
Cavs sweep Hawks to reach NBA finals

LeBron James advanced to his fifth-straight NBA finals Tuesday, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 118-88 rout of the Atlanta Hawks and a sweep of the Eastern Conference finals.

James Harden leads Rockets win, Stephen Curry OK after scary fall
James Harden leads Rockets win, Stephen Curry OK after scary fall

A playoff career-high 45 points by James Harden sparked the Houston Rockets to a 128-115 must-win victory Monday over the Golden State Warriors, denying the Warriors an easy path to the NBA Finals.

LeBron carries Cavs to OT win over Hawks, 3-0 series lead
LeBron carries Cavs to OT win over Hawks, 3-0 series lead

LeBron James was exhausted and banged-up, but he came through in the clutch as the Cleveland Cavaliers earned a thrilling overtime 114-111 win over the Atlanta Hawks to take a strangle hold of the Eastern Conference finals.

Hobbled LeBron James helps push Hawks to brink of elimination
Hobbled LeBron James helps push Hawks to brink of elimination

LeBron James played through a myriad of injuries Sunday as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-111 in overtime to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

Stephen Curry and Warriors push Rockets to brink
Stephen Curry and Warriors push Rockets to brink

NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry delivered a dazzling 40-point display on Saturday as the Golden State Warriors beat Houston 115-80 to push the Rockets to the brink of elimination in the Western Conference finals.

NBA: Cavs star James urges calm as Cleveland rocked by verdict
NBA: Cavs star James urges calm as Cleveland rocked by verdict

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James hopes the team`s playoff run can be a rallying point for a city divided by the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black couple.

Short-handed Cavs dominate to stretch series lead over Hawks
Short-handed Cavs dominate to stretch series lead over Hawks

The Cleveland Cavaliers barely missed injured Kyrie Irving on Friday as they cruised to a 94-82 victory over Atlanta and a commanding lead in the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

NBA: LA Lakers GM says Kobe Bryant done after next season
NBA: LA Lakers GM says Kobe Bryant done after next season

Kobe Bryant will make next season his last with the Los Angeles Lakers after 20 years that have produced five NBA titles, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said.

NBA: Warriors edge Rockets to double series lead
NBA: Warriors edge Rockets to double series lead

NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors edged the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday to strengthen their advantage in the Western Conference finals.

Cleveland tops Atlanta to open Eastern Conference finals
Cleveland tops Atlanta to open Eastern Conference finals

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 on Wednesday to open the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

Stephen Curry powers Warriors past Rockets in opener
Stephen Curry powers Warriors past Rockets in opener

Stephen Curry tallied 34 points, six rebounds and five assists as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets 110-106 to take the early lead in their NBA playoff series.

Minnesota Timberwolves snag first pick in entry draft
Minnesota Timberwolves snag first pick in entry draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday, becoming the first team with the worst record to be awarded the top overall pick since the Orlando Magic in 2004.

Wiggins leads NBA all-rookie team
Wiggins leads NBA all-rookie team

Canada`s Andrew Wiggins, the 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year, headlines this season`s NBA all-rookie team, the league announced Monday.

Last year`s first overall draft pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers was the lone unanimous choice totalling 130 first-team votes.

NBA eyes India as part of global drive
NBA eyes India as part of global drive

The NBA is forging ahead with plans for world domination, hoping that India will be the next Asian power to be seduced by hoop dreams after already captivating China.

NBA: Hawks eliminate Wizards after nervy finale
NBA: Hawks eliminate Wizards after nervy finale

Atlanta advanced to the NBA semi-finals for the first time in 45 years with a thrilling 94-91 victory over Washington in game six Friday after officials waved off Paul Pierce`s three-pointer at the buzzer.

Michael Jordan to take trademark case to China's highest court
Michael Jordan to take trademark case to China's highest court

Michael Jordan will take a trademark dispute with a Chinese sports firm to China`s supreme court, lawyers for the basketball star said on Friday, escalating one of several cases accusing local firms of illegally imitating global brands.

James hits buzzer beater to lift Cavs past Bulls
James hits buzzer beater to lift Cavs past Bulls

LeBron James made a baseline jumper as time expired to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 86-84 win over the Chicago Bulls in game four the NBA playoff quarter-finals on Sunday.

Paul Pierce`s buzzer-beater lifts Wizards over Hawks
Paul Pierce`s buzzer-beater lifts Wizards over Hawks

Paul Pierce banked in the game-winner on Saturday to lift the short-handed Washington Wizards to a 103-101 NBA playoff victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

Derrick Rose hits shot at buzzer as Bulls edge Cavaliers
Derrick Rose hits shot at buzzer as Bulls edge Cavaliers

Derrick Rose banked in a three-pointer as the buzzer sounded, giving the Chicago Bulls a 99-96 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and a 2-1 series lead in their Eastern Conference semi-final.

NBA: Barnes, Noah fined for incidents with fans
NBA: Barnes, Noah fined for incidents with fans

The National Basketball Association`s disciplinary committee slapped Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes and Chicago Bulls forward Joakim Noah with hefty fines Friday for separate incidents involving fans.