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Doncic leads strong close by Mavericks for 108-105 win over Wolves in Game 1 of West finals

Doncic leads strong close by Mavericks for 108-105 win over Wolves in Game 1 of West finals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic led a strong finish for the Dallas Mavericks , swishing crucial shots down the stretch, drawing a couple of fouls and even playing strong defense.
Thunder's Gilgeous-Alexander receives unanimous first-team All-NBA selection

Thunder's Gilgeous-Alexander receives unanimous first-team All-NBA selection

NEW YORK (AP-CP) — Canadian basketball star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder is a unanimous selection to the All-NBA first team.
Celtics and Pacers will try to overcome bad habits heading to Game 2 of East finals

Celtics and Pacers will try to overcome bad habits heading to Game 2 of East finals

BOSTON (AP) — There was a dominant refrain ringing in Jayson Tatum’s head following the Celtics’ comeback 133-128 overtime win over the Pacers to open the Eastern Conference finals. “Don’t relax,” he said.
Clark, Reese and Brink have already been a huge boon for WNBA with high attendance and ratings

Clark, Reese and Brink have already been a huge boon for WNBA with high attendance and ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by its sensational rookie class of Caitlin Clark , Angel Reese and Cameron Brink, the WNBA had a huge first week in terms of attendance, ratings and digital media.

Brunson has surgery to repair broken left hand, and Knicks say Bogdanovic also underwent procedure

NEW YORK (AP) — Jalen Brunson has had surgery to repair the broken left hand he sustained while the New York Knicks were losing Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Boston takes 1-0 lead into game 2 against Indiana

Indiana Pacers (47-35, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (64-18, first in the Eastern Conference) Boston; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT BETMGM SPORTSBOOK : LINE Celtics -8.5; over/under is 224.
Tatum scores 36, Brown hits 3 to force OT and Celtics edge Pacers 133-128 in Game 1 of East finals

Tatum scores 36, Brown hits 3 to force OT and Celtics edge Pacers 133-128 in Game 1 of East finals

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics entered the playoffs expecting to get everyone’s best shot. The East’s top seed barely survived a tough one to open the Eastern Conference finals.
Stingers scorch Surge 97-79 in front of record CEBL crowd

Stingers scorch Surge 97-79 in front of record CEBL crowd

CALGARY — The Edmonton Stingers had Tuesday's season opener circled on the calendar a few months ago, determined and motivated to knock off a provincial rival that gave them nothing but headaches last year.
Haliburton's turnovers cost Pacers, who blow late lead against Celtics in Game 1 of East finals

Haliburton's turnovers cost Pacers, who blow late lead against Celtics in Game 1 of East finals

BOSTON (AP) — The Indiana Pacers kept turning the ball over, and just like that they handed a victory to the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Towns treasures Timberwolves' trip to West finals as Doncic-Irving duo hits stride for Mavericks

Towns treasures Timberwolves' trip to West finals as Doncic-Irving duo hits stride for Mavericks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The road Karl-Anthony Towns has taken with the Minnesota Timberwolves to reach the Western Conference finals has been far more lonely and rocky than smooth and straight.
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