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Mon May 1311:46AP sources: Cavs sign Michigan's Beilein to 5-year dealKevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Collin SextonPGCavaliersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers went back to college to get a coach.Cleveland has signed Michigan's John Beilein to a five-year contract, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday. The deal came together quickly in the past 24 hours and was finalized Sunday after the Cavs had spent the weekend in Denver interviewing several NBA assistants.The people spoke to The AP condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the hire.The 66-year-old Beilein does not have pro experience but he's long been regarded as one of college hoops' best minds. He guided Michigan to two Final Fours in the past seven years and has developed several top players.His hiring is a bit of a surprise since it was expected the Cavs would hire a younger coach for their growing team. Cleveland is expected to surround Beilein with an experienced staff.The Cavs were able to lure Beilein away from Michigan, where he was the winningest coach in school history with a 278-150 record... [More]
Mon May 1311:15AP sources: Cavs sign Michigan's Beilein to 5-year dealKevin LovePFCavaliersFree Agent
Collin SextonPGCavaliersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers went back to college to get a coach.Cleveland has signed Michigan's John Beilein to a five-year contract, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday. The deal came together quickly in the past 24 hours and was finalized Sunday after the Cavs had spent the weekend in Denver interviewing several NBA assistants.The people spoke to The AP condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the hire.The 66-year-old Beilein does not have pro experience but he's long regarded as one of college hoops' best minds. He guided Michigan to two Final Fours in the past seven years and has developed several top players.Beilein is the winningest coach in Michigan history with a 278-150 record in 12 seasons. He had talks with the Detroit Pistons last year when they were in the market for a new coach, but he said he was never offered that job.Beilein tweeted his thanks Monday to Michigan's players and fans.The Cavs are rebuilding fol... [More]
Mon May 1302:55Leonard, Raptors to face Bucks, Antetokounmpo in East finalGiannis AntetokounmpoPFBucksFree Agent
Marc GasolCRaptorsFree Agent
Kyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
TORONTO (AP) — For the second time in four seasons, the Toronto Raptors are headed to the Eastern Conference final.While the Raptors won't have to deal with playoff nemesis LeBron James this time, they will face a tough task in controlling Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the NBA's highest-scoring offense.Of course, Toronto will counter with Kawhi Leonard.He hit the game-winning buzzer-beater Sunday to help Toronto edge Philadelphia 92-90 in Game 7 of its Eastern Conference semifinal series, setting up a showdown between the East's top teams during the regular season.Leonard's shot bounced around the rim four times before dropping through the basket."It was great," Leonard said. "That's something I never experienced before, Game 7, a game-winning shot. It was a blessing to be able to get to that point and make that shot and feel that moment."Leonard and the Raptors will have a few hours to enjoy it; the conference final begin Wednesday night in Milwaukee... [More]
Mon May 1302:45Steph or Seth? Coin flip to decide who mom, dad representSeth CurryPGTrailblazersFree Agent
Dell Curry was standing near the loading dock at the Pepsi Center in Denver when Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum approached, gave him a big hug and asked, "Which shirt are you wearing" for the Western Conference final?"Got to flip a coin," Curry responded.Literally.With sons Stephen and Seth Curry becoming the first siblings to face each other in an NBA conference final, it's a dilemma most any parent would love to have.Dell and his wife, Sonya, decided wearing a split jersey with the Warriors and Blazers would be "too easy." Instead, they'll flip a coin before each game in the best-of-seven series to determine which team they'll represent.It will go something like this: If Sonya flips heads, she'll wear Blazers attire to support Seth, while Dell wears Stephen's Warriors colors. If the coin lands on tails, she'll dress in Warriors clothing while Dell dons Blazers gear.The next game Dell gets to flip the coin, and so on — until the series is decided.So who gets to flip the coin for ... [More]
Mon May 1302:15Analysis: The Trail Blazers' patience has been rewardedDevin BookerPGSunsFree Agent
Seth CurryPGTrailblazersFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Anthony DavisCPelicansFree Agent
Rodney HoodSGTrailblazersFree Agent
Enes KanterCTrailblazersFree Agent
Damian LillardPGTrailblazersFree Agent
Jusuf NurkicCTrailblazersFree Agent
Bravo, Portland.Bravo.Doing the right thing isn't easy in the NBA, where patience is a rare virtue. The Trail Blazers were swept in the first round of the 2017 playoffs. They got swept again in the first round last season. Portland had lost 10 consecutive playoff games going into this year. Ordinarily, that's a recipe for firings, trade demands and roster dismantling.Instead, the Blazers stayed the course.And their reward is a trip to the Western Conference final, starting Tuesday against two-time defending champion Golden State."It speaks to the character of our organization and what we've become," All-Star guard Damian Lillard said.The Blazers have become a model of consistency.They could have gone the other way. A lot of teams have gone the other way.Neil Olshey, the Blazers' general manager, took an uncommonly measured approach last season and kept Terry Stotts — currently the fourth-longest-tenured coach in the NBA. Lillard stayed committed and didn't stomp his feet or force a t... [More]
Mon May 1300:35Mavs say Porzingis involved in incident in native LatviaKristaps PorzingisPFMavericksFree Agent
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks say Kristaps Porzingis was involved in an altercation at a nightclub in his native Latvia.After video showed the 7-foot-3 forward with a bloody forehead, the Mavericks said Sunday: "It is our understanding that Kristaps was jumped and assaulted outside of a club," without providing further details.Video of the aftermath of the incident obtained by TMZ showed an agitated Porzingis in a torn shirt, pushing someone out of the way and approaching a group of men before several people stopped him and urged him to calm down.The 23-year-old Porzingis was acquired by Dallas in a blockbuster deal with the New York Knicks before the trading deadline but hasn't played for the club. He missed the 2018-19 season after tearing a ligament in his left knee in what turned out to be his final game for the Knicks in February 2018.Porzingis will be a restricted free agent July 1, and the Mavericks have said they intend to sign him to a long-term contract.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon May 1300:05Mavs say Porzingis involved in incident in native LatviaKristaps PorzingisPFMavericksFree Agent
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks say Kristaps Porzingis was involved in an altercation at a nightclub in his native Latvia.After video showed the 7-foot-3 forward with a bloody forehead, the Mavericks said Sunday: "It is our understanding that Kristaps was jumped and assaulted outside of a club," without providing further details.Video of the aftermath of the incident obtained by TMZ showed an agitated Porzingis in a torn shirt, pushing someone out of the way and approaching a group of men before several people stopped him and urged him to calm down.The 23-year-old Porzingis was acquired by Dallas in a blockbuster deal with the New York Knicks before the trading deadline but hasn't played for the club. He missed the 2018-19 season after tearing a ligament in his left knee in what turned out to be his final game for the Knicks in February 2018.Porzingis will be a restricted free agent July 1, and the Mavericks have said they intend to sign him to a long-term contract.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun May 1220:15Hood hopes to be ready for Game 1 after hyperextending kneeTorrey CraigSFNuggetsFree Agent
Rodney HoodSGTrailblazersFree Agent
DENVER (AP) — Portland guard/forward Rodney Hood remains hopeful he can play in the opening game of the Western Conference Finals after hyperextending his left knee.Hood left Game 7 on Sunday against Denver after colliding with Nuggets forward Torrey Craig on a screen in the third quarter. Hood stayed down on the floor, clutching at his left knee as trainers checked on him. Hood was helped into the locker room.He had six points in 20 minutes as the Trail Blazers beat the Nuggets 100-96 to advance."They checked my knee and everything was stable," Hood said. "Major relief."Game 1 of the conference finals is Tuesday night at Golden State."Day-by-day," Hood said. "Hopefully the pain goes down. Hopefully it's feeling better by Tuesday."In a Game 6 win at Portland, Hood had 25 points. Nuggets coach Michael Malone referred to him as the "MVP of the series."___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun May 1217:45Rodney Hood leaves Game 7 with hyperextended left kneeTorrey CraigSFNuggetsFree Agent
Rodney HoodSGTrailblazersFree Agent
Jamal MurrayPGNuggetsFree Agent
DENVER (AP) — Portland guard/forward Rodney Hood hyperextended his left knee on a screen during the third quarter of Game 7 against Denver.His return Sunday is questionable.Hood was covering Nuggets guard Jamal Murray when he collided with Torrey Craig. Hood stayed down on the floor, clutching at his left knee as trainers checked on him. Hood was helped into the locker room. He has six points in 20 minutes.In a Game 6 win at Portland, Hood had 25 points. Nuggets coach Michael Malone referred to him as the "MVP of the series."___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat May 1120:35AP source: Lakers hire Frank Vogel as coachLonzo BallPGLakersFree Agent
Kentavious Caldwell-PopeSGLakersFree Agent
Tyson ChandlerCLakersFree Agent
Anthony DavisCPelicansFree Agent
Brandon IngramSFLakersFree Agent
LeBron JamesPFLakersFree Agent
JaVale McGeeCLakersFree Agent
Rajon RondoPGLakersFree Agent
Lance StephensonSFLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because Vogel's three-year contract has not been finalized. Vogel flew to Los Angeles on Thursday and met with a group that included owner Jeanie Buss, general manager Rob Pelinka and adviser Kurt Rambis.The 45-year old Vogel worked for the organization before as an advance scout during the 2005-06 season. He did not coach last season following two years with the Orlando Magic. Vogel went to Orlando following five-plus seasons leading the Indiana Pacers, including trips to the Eastern Conference finals in 2013 and '14. He has a career record of 304-291.Kidd interviewed with the Lakers last month. The former star player who was a head coach in Brooklyn and Milwaukee was fired by the Bucks during the 2017-18 season. He has a 183-190 record.The Lakers have missed the pla... [More]
Sat May 1120:25AP source: Cavs interviewing 4 assistants for coaching jobLeBron JamesPFLakersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavs' coaching search has picked up speed.Cleveland is meeting with four NBA assistants this weekend in Denver to try and fill its coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the team's plans told The Associated Press.The Cavaliers met Friday night with Denver assistant Jordi Fernandez and interviewed Orlando's Steve Hetzel on Saturday, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks.The person says the team also has meetings scheduled with Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr. and Portland's David Vanterpool.The Cavs would still like to meet with Trail Blazers assistant Nate Tibbetts, the person said.Fernandez is believed to be a front-runner for the job because of his previous connections with Cleveland. The 36-year-old He started his coaching career with the Cavaliers in 2009. He has experience in player development and he's the kind of young coach who could mesh easily with t a young team.Hetzel also has w... [More]
Sat May 1120:15AP source: Lakers hire Frank Vogel as coachLonzo BallPGLakersFree Agent
Kentavious Caldwell-PopeSGLakersFree Agent
Tyson ChandlerCLakersFree Agent
Anthony DavisCPelicansFree Agent
Brandon IngramSFLakersFree Agent
LeBron JamesPFLakersFree Agent
JaVale McGeeCLakersFree Agent
Rajon RondoPGLakersFree Agent
Lance StephensonSFLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because Vogel's three-year contract has not been finalized. Vogel flew to Los Angeles on Thursday and met with a group that included owner Jeanie Buss and general manager Rob Pelinka.The 45-year old Vogel worked for the organization before as an advance scout during the 2005-06 season. He did not coach last season following two years with the Orlando Magic. Vogel went to Orlando following five-plus seasons leading the Indiana Pacers, including trips to the Eastern Conference finals in 2013 and '14. He has a career record of 304-291.Kidd interviewed with the Lakers last month. The former star player who was a head coach in Brooklyn and Milwaukee was fired by the Bucks during the 2017-18 season. He has a 183-190 record.The Lakers have missed the playoffs six straight se... [More]
Sat May 1118:55Rockets ousted from playoffs by Warriors againClint CapelaCRocketsFree Agent
Stephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Chris PaulPGRocketsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden and the Houston Rockets were eliminated by the Golden State Warriors yet again.Now the Rockets are left to ponder how they'll get over the hump and past the Warriors to contend for a title.The two-time defending champion Warriors beat Houston 118-113 in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals on Friday night despite the absence of Kevin Durant and behind 33 second-half points from Stephen Curry to send the Rockets home for the fourth postseason in the last five years.With each early playoff exit, the Rockets vow to find a way to defeat the Warriors and get their first championship since winning back-to-back titles in 1994-95. But year after year they are unable to do that and are faced with questions about whether this team ever will.Despite the latest disappointment, team owner and casino and restaurant magnate Tilman Fertitta remains confident Harden will be able to lead them to a title soon."I can promise you, we're going to win some championships w... [More]
Sat May 1116:15Double trouble: Pair of Game 7s await to end Round 2Jimmy ButlerSG76ersFree Agent
Joel EmbiidC76ersFree Agent
Nikola JokicCNuggetsFree Agent
Kyle LowryPGRaptorsFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
Damian LillardPGTrailblazersFree Agent
Jamal MurrayPGNuggetsFree Agent
Kyle Lowry was talking in Toronto on Saturday, discussing any number of topics, offering eloquent answers to every question that came his way. His last sentence was all that really needed to be said."Nothing matters," the Raptors guard said, "but Game 7."There may be nothing better in sports than a Game 7 — and the second round of these NBA playoffs ends Sunday with a pair of deciders: third-seeded Philadelphia at second-seeded Toronto in an Eastern Conference semifinal; third-seeded Portland at second-seeded Denver in a Western Conference semifinal.The Portland-Denver winner will visit top-seeded Golden State in Game 1 of the West finals Tuesday. The Philadelphia-Toronto winner goes to top-seeded Milwaukee for Game 1 of the East finals Wednesday."I've been fortunate to be in a few Game 7s and they're very unique," Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. "They're special. They are a life lesson, a life opportunity."There have been 133 Game 7s in NBA history — home teams have won 105, ... [More]
Sat May 1103:05Warriors move to conference finals despite missing DurantStephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — The Golden State Warriors still have plenty of work to do if they hope to win their third straight championship.But after fending off the Houston Rockets on Friday night without leading playoff scorer Kevin Durant to advance to the Western Conference finals, they did take a moment to celebrate the accomplishment."It shows you how much respect we have for Houston," coach Steve Kerr said. "We just finished the conference semifinals series. We're only halfway home to where we want to be. And yet the celebration in there felt like a much bigger occasion and that's because of the challenge that this team put before us."Stephen Curry scored all of his 33 points in the second half to lead the Warriors to a 118-113 win.Klay Thompson added 27 points to help two-time defending champion Golden State reach the conference finals for a franchise-record fifth straight year and eliminate Houston for the fourth time in five seasons. The Warriors did it with Durant sidelined by a calf i... [More]
Thu May 922:04Warriors star Kevin Durant out for rest of West semifinalsStephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevon LooneyPFWarriorsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors will be without postseason scoring leader Kevin Durant as they try to close out the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals."Well, we'll just find somebody on the bench who can give us 35 points and two blocks and 11 boards and nine assists," coach Steve Kerr said once the team arrived back in Houston on Thursday evening.An MRI exam Thursday confirmed the Warriors' initial diagnosis of a strained right calf announced during Wednesday's 104-99 win at Oracle Arena.As the Warriors returned to Houston for Friday's Game 6, Durant stayed behind in the Bay Area to undergo treatment. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated next week, meaning if there is a decisive Game 7 in the series Sunday he would be out of that one as well. The Warriors lead the series 3-2."He's been the best player in the NBA, in the playoffs. He's been phenomenal, so it's obviously a huge loss, but our team has a lot of confidence," Kerr said. "They trust each ot... [More]
Thu May 918:14Warriors look to eliminate Rockets on Friday without DurantStephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Eric GordonSGRocketsFree Agent
James HardenSGRocketsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Chris PaulPGRocketsFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — In the Western Conference finals last season, the Houston Rockets had home-court advantage and took a 3-2 lead over the Golden State Warriors before Houston star Chris Paul went down with a hamstring injury that kept him out for the rest of the series.As these teams prepare for Game 6 of the conference semifinals Friday night, the Warriors find themselves in almost the same situation Houston was in last year.The Warriors are just a win away from advancing to the conference finals for the fifth straight time, but will have to do it without NBA-playoffs leading scorer Kevin Durant, who will miss the rest of the series with a strained right calf.The two-time defending champions took advantage of Paul's injury in 2018 to win two straight after falling behind 3-2 and eliminated the Rockets on their home court to advance.The Rockets don't want to see Golden State celebrate a series victory on their home court again and are determined to bounce back after Wednesday night's lo... [More]
Thu May 917:34Celtics trudge into offseason at end of challenging seasonJaylen BrownSGCelticsFree Agent
Anthony DavisCPelicansFree Agent
Gordon HaywardSFCelticsFree Agent
Al HorfordCCelticsFree Agent
Kyrie IrvingPGCelticsFree Agent
Marcus MorrisPFCelticsFree Agent
Terry RozierPGCelticsFree Agent
Marcus SmartSGCelticsFree Agent
Jayson TatumPFCelticsFree Agent
BOSTON (AP) — Expectations overflowed prior to the season for a Boston Celtics team expected to ascend to the top of an Eastern Conference without LeBron James.The season will be remembered for how poorly Boston did fulfilling its potential following false starts, some regression by its young players and an early exit from the postseason.Last season, the Celtics won 55 games and came within a victory of reaching the NBA Finals with All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward both sidelined with injuries.The reintegration of both underscored shortcomings that included moments of infighting that culminated with the Celtics winning only 49 games and finishing fourth in the East. Their season ended Wednesday night in the second round the playoffs with a 116-91 loss to the Bucks that capped a 4-1 series loss .Boston trudges into a pivotal offseason with Irving and Al Horford holding player options to return for next season and key reserves Terry Rozier and Marcus Morris entering free agency... [More]
Thu May 917:14Warriors star Kevin Durant out for rest of West semifinalsStephen CurryPGWarriorsFree Agent
Draymond GreenPFWarriorsFree Agent
Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
Klay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Kevon LooneyPFWarriorsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of the Golden State Warriors' Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf.An MRI exam Thursday confirmed the Warriors' initial diagnosis announced during Wednesday's 104-99 win at Oracle Arena.The team has returned to Houston for Game 6 on Friday but Durant stayed behind in the Bay Area to undergo treatment. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated next week, meaning if there is a decisive Game 7 in the series Sunday he would be out of that one as well. The Warriors lead the series 3-2."It's a tough injury," teammate Klay Thompson said. "We'll have to collectively make up for what he does. We've done it before. It's going to be incredibly difficult. It's the playoffs. I know they're not going to feel sorry for us, the media, the fans. It will be a gut check time. We go down there and give it our best effort. That's all we can do. If we do that, I have confidence every man on this team will ... [More]
Thu May 916:14Warriors star Kevin Durant out for rest of West semifinalsKevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of the Golden State Warriors' Western Conference semifinal against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf.An MRI exam Thursday confirmed the Warriors' initial diagnosis. The team is traveling back to Houston for Friday's Game 6 but Durant stayed behind in the Bay Area to undergo treatment. He is to be re-evaluated next week, meaning if there is a Game 7 in the series Sunday he would be out of that one as well. The Warriors lead the series 3-2.Durant limped to the locker room after landing awkwardly on his right foot following a baseline jumper with 2:11 left in the third quarter of Wednesday's 104-99 victory at Oracle Arena.The Warriors initially feared the two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP might have injured his Achilles, a far more serious issue.He finished with 22 points, five rebounds and four assists. Durant was averaging 35.4 points in the playoffs coming into the day.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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