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    Rockets inch closer to dethroning Warriors as Eric Gordon provides Game 5 boost

    Rockets inch closer to dethroning Warriors as Eric Gordon provides Game 5 boost


    Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State's last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Houston Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference...

    Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State's last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Houston Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

    Raptors' DeMar DeRozan earns spot on All-NBA 2nd team

    Raptors' DeMar DeRozan earns spot on All-NBA 2nd team


    Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan earned a spot on this season's All-NBA second team. The 28-year-old set a career high in assists average while leading the Raptors to a franchise-record 59 wins and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the...

    Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan earned a spot on this season's All-NBA second team. The 28-year-old set a career high in assists average while leading the Raptors to a franchise-record 59 wins and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time.

    Celtics limit LeBron to push Cavaliers to edge of elimination

    Celtics limit LeBron to push Cavaliers to edge of elimination


    Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference...

    Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.

    Milwaukee police admit 'intimidation' in arrest of Bucks' Sterling Brown

    Milwaukee police admit 'intimidation' in arrest of Bucks' Sterling Brown


    Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Bucks guard Sterling Brown on Wednesday for a January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include use of a stun gun, and said some officers had been...

    Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Bucks guard Sterling Brown on Wednesday for a January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include use of a stun gun, and said some officers had been disciplined.

    Rockets to wear patches honouring Santa Fe victims in Game 5

    Rockets to wear patches honouring Santa Fe victims in Game 5


    The Houston Rockets will don a patch on their jerseys to memorialize the 10 people killed by a gunman at nearby Santa Fe High School last week for Thursday night's Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors. The patches will be emblazoned with the words...

    The Houston Rockets will don a patch on their jerseys to memorialize the 10 people killed by a gunman at nearby Santa Fe High School last week for Thursday night's Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors. The patches will be emblazoned with the words "Santa Fe HS."

    Rockets rebound in big way to even series with Warriors

    Rockets rebound in big way to even series with Warriors


    James Harden scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 27 and the Houston Rockets sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, evening the Western Conference finals at two games apiece with a 95-92 victory Tuesday...

    James Harden scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 27 and the Houston Rockets sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, evening the Western Conference finals at two games apiece with a 95-92 victory Tuesday night.

    DeMar DeRozan's cryptic Instagram message has Raptors fans worried

    DeMar DeRozan's cryptic Instagram message has Raptors fans worried


    DeMar DeRozan has fans worried about his mental health once again. The Toronto Raptors star, who features in the NBA's mental health PSA, posted on his Instagram story "Dark days, darker nights …" early Tuesday...

    DeMar DeRozan has fans worried about his mental health once again. The Toronto Raptors star, who features in the NBA's mental health PSA, posted on his Instagram story "Dark days, darker nights …" early Tuesday morning.

    LeBron puts up 44 points as Cavs even series with Celtics

    LeBron puts up 44 points as Cavs even series with Celtics


    LeBron James scored 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a post-season list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 on Monday night with a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics, who are looking forward to...

    LeBron James scored 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a post-season list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 on Monday night with a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics, who are looking forward to getting home.

    Warriors thump Rockets to inch closer to NBA Finals once again

    Warriors thump Rockets to inch closer to NBA Finals once again


    Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in...

    Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

    Canada's Kia Nurse impresses in WNBA debut

    Canada's Kia Nurse impresses in WNBA debut


    Canadian Kia Nurse had an impressive WNBA debut, scoring 17 points off the bench for the New York Liberty in a 80-76 road loss against the Chicago...

    Canadian Kia Nurse had an impressive WNBA debut, scoring 17 points off the bench for the New York Liberty in a 80-76 road loss against the Chicago Sky.

    LeBron powers Cavs back into contention in East final against Celtics

    LeBron powers Cavs back into contention in East final against Celtics


    LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home floor, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over the Boston Celtics on...

    LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home floor, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.

    Sports leagues want a piece of the action from legalized gambling

    Sports leagues want a piece of the action from legalized gambling


    In the wake of this week's landmark Supreme Court ruling opening the door for legalized sports gambling in the U.S., pro leagues are working to ensure they get their cut — one way or...

    In the wake of this week's landmark Supreme Court ruling opening the door for legalized sports gambling in the U.S., pro leagues are working to ensure they get their cut — one way or another.

    Rockets launch back into West final to tie series with Warriors at 1-1

    Rockets launch back into West final to tie series with Warriors at 1-1


    James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points to lead a balanced attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game...

    James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points to lead a balanced attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece.

    LeBron's 1-man show not enough as Cavs fall behind Celtics 0-2

    LeBron's 1-man show not enough as Cavs fall behind Celtics 0-2


    Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics withstood a 42-point night by LeBron James to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-94 on Tuesday night and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference...

    Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics withstood a 42-point night by LeBron James to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-94 on Tuesday night and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

    Suns win NBA draft lottery

    Suns win NBA draft lottery


    For the first time in franchise history the Phoenix Suns will pick No. 1 in the NBA draft. Brooklyn will host the draft on June...

    For the first time in franchise history the Phoenix Suns will pick No. 1 in the NBA draft. Brooklyn will host the draft on June 21st.

    Canadian Elite Basketball League striving to be more than a 'shoestring business'

    Canadian Elite Basketball League striving to be more than a 'shoestring business'


    Frustrated with the National Basketball League of Canada's inability to become more than "a shoestring business," Niagara River Lions owner Richard Petko is aiming to create something better with the help of former CFL receiver Mike...

    Frustrated with the National Basketball League of Canada's inability to become more than "a shoestring business," Niagara River Lions owner Richard Petko is aiming to create something better with the help of former CFL receiver Mike Morreale.

    Fired Raptors coach Dwane Casey thanks Toronto in letter

    Fired Raptors coach Dwane Casey thanks Toronto in letter


    A day after being fired by the Toronto Raptors, Dwane Casey wrote a letter to the city of Toronto and Raptors fans thanking them for their support during his seven-year...

    A day after being fired by the Toronto Raptors, Dwane Casey wrote a letter to the city of Toronto and Raptors fans thanking them for their support during his seven-year tenure.

    Raptors fire head coach Dwane Casey

    Raptors fire head coach Dwane Casey


    The Toronto Raptors announced Friday that head coach Dwane Casey has been fired. Casey led the Raptors to four division titles in five seasons, and three consecutive 50-win seasons, but the team was eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third...

    The Toronto Raptors announced Friday that head coach Dwane Casey has been fired. Casey led the Raptors to four division titles in five seasons, and three consecutive 50-win seasons, but the team was eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third consecutive season in a four-game sweep.