Deandre Ayton seemed to be wide open next to the basket. Giannis Antetokounmpo had other ideas. By Sopan Deb MILWAUKEE — When the lob was in the air, it looked
Nigeria defeated a roster stacked with All-N.B.A. players on Saturday, becoming the first African team to beat the U.S. men’s national team. By Jonathan Abrams The U.S. men’s basketball team
One Reggie Jackson, of the Yankees, made his mark in the World Series. Another, of the Los Angeles Clippers, is doing so in the N.B.A. playoffs. By Marc Stein When
LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets won the N.B.A.’s Rookie of the Year Award on Wednesday, joining Larry Johnson and Emeka Okafor as players in the franchise’s history to receive
Imagine, for a second, how different the N.B.A.’s second-round Eastern Conference playoff series would be if, say, Giannis Antetokounmpo had Bogdan Bogdanovic spreading the court and opening space for him.
The Phoenix Suns had a growing lead on Wednesday night when Aaron Gordon of the Denver Nuggets tried to move toward the 3-point line on an offensive possession. He definitely
No playoff team seeded seventh has won an N.B.A. championship. That did not stop oddsmakers from listing the Los Angeles Lakers behind only the Nets as title favorites when the
Nikola Jokic was an afterthought in 2014. A pudgy center from Serbia, he was a role player for a club in the Adriatic League when the Denver Nuggets took a
The Los Angeles Lakers’ brief reign is over. The Phoenix Suns eliminated the Lakers from the N.B.A. playoffs on Thursday night with a 113-100 victory in Game 6 of their
The Knicks were eliminated from the playoffs on Wednesday in a 103-89 Game 5 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden, a deflating end to a promising season.