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Brown matches career playoff high with 40 points, Celtics beat Pacers to take 2-0 lead in East

Brown matches career playoff high with 40 points, Celtics beat Pacers to take 2-0 lead in East

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown was a big enough problem for the Indiana Pacers even before an All-NBA snub that may have given him an added desire to show how much he can do for the Boston Celtics.
Pacers trying to regroup after star Tyrese Haliburton leaves Game 2 with hamstring, chest injuries

Pacers trying to regroup after star Tyrese Haliburton leaves Game 2 with hamstring, chest injuries

BOSTON (AP) — The Pacers left the opener of their Eastern Conference finals matchup with the Celtics lamenting a rash of late turnovers that spoiled one of their best performances this postseason.
Cavaliers fire coach J.B. Bickerstaff despite back-to-back playoff appearances and steady progress

Cavaliers fire coach J.B. Bickerstaff despite back-to-back playoff appearances and steady progress

CLEVELAND (AP) — J.B. Bickerstaff won and still lost his job.
Mavs have early control over Wolves in Western Conference finals with mature, savvy effort by Irving

Mavs have early control over Wolves in Western Conference finals with mature, savvy effort by Irving

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyrie Irving injected a burst of energy into the Dallas Mavericks to begin the Western Conference finals with a furious flurry of drives to the basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves .
Canadian stars Nurse, Sutton-Brown hope Toronto's WNBA team inspires new generation

Canadian stars Nurse, Sutton-Brown hope Toronto's WNBA team inspires new generation

Vince Carter's highlight-reel dunks for the Toronto Raptors in the early 2000s inspired a generation of Canadian basketball players.
Toronto WNBA team arrives at 'critical moment in history' for women's sports: experts

Toronto WNBA team arrives at 'critical moment in history' for women's sports: experts

TORONTO — The arrival of a professional women's basketball team to the Toronto sports landscape creates new opportunities to capitalize on long pent-up demand from local fans, say experts who study the business of sports.
Toronto awarded WNBA's first franchise outside US, with expansion team to begin play in 2026

Toronto awarded WNBA's first franchise outside US, with expansion team to begin play in 2026

Toronto has been awarded the WNBA’s first franchise outside the United States, with the expansion team set to begin play in 2026. Larry Tanenbaum-led Kilmer Sports Ventures is paying $115 million for the team.
Toronto's WNBA expansion franchise touted as 'Canada's team' by owner Larry Tanenbaum

Toronto's WNBA expansion franchise touted as 'Canada's team' by owner Larry Tanenbaum

TORONTO — The WNBA isn't just coming to Toronto, it's coming to Canada.

Mavericks take 1-0 lead into game 2 against the Timberwolves

Dallas Mavericks (50-32, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (56-26, third in the Western Conference) Minneapolis; Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Mavericks stand tall against Timberwolves with big effort around the rim

Mavericks stand tall against Timberwolves with big effort around the rim

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Few teams can match the size of the Minnesota Timberwolves with their trio of towers in NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert, four-time All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns and Sixth Man of the Year Naz Reid.
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