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Russell Westbrook outduels Kevin Durant, Thunder roll past Warriors

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:53:37 -0500

Russell Westbrook scored a season high 34 points to help the Thunder roll past the Warriors.


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NBA Week 5 conclusions: Cavs' defense isn't awful, and are the Clippers due for a major shake-up?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:14:57 -0500

Week 5 of USA TODAY's NBA series features an honest assessment of both the Clippers and the Timberwolves.


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Clippers' Patrick Beverley undergoes knee procedure, expected to miss rest of season

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:27:32 -0500

Beverley, who was traded to the Clippers over the summer, underwent the procedure in Houston on Wednesday.


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U.S., Jeff Van Gundy set to play first FIBA World Cup qualifying games

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:22:47 -0500

Former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy will lead a collection of G-League player in the USA's attempt to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.












Nuggets All-Star Paul Millsap to have wrist surgery, out approximately three months

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:04:04 -0500

Millsap, who the Nuggets signed to a three-year, $90 million contract this summer, injured his wrist during Sunday's loss to the Lakers.


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NBA Click & Roll: Get exclusive analysis in newsletter

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:53:00 -0500

Insider content and expert commentary from USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt.


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Record projections, award predictions for 2017-18 NBA season

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:33:50 -0400

Who will take home the MVP? How many game will the Warriors win? Is Draymond Green up for another Defensive Player of the Year award? We take a look.


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NBA MVP power rankings: Celtics' Kyrie Irving joins top five

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:24:46 -0500

Irving's 47-point outburst certainly helped his case in the MVP race, but he still has a few players ahead of him.


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LaVar Ball claims Lakers are 'babying' Lonzo Ball

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:34:53 -0500

LaVar Ball says Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball has been away from him too long.


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Op-ed: WNBA star Maya Moore pushing for change to criminal justice system

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:29:38 -0500

WNBA star Maya Moore believes we need to bring a higher level of thinking to the criminal justice system in order to promote fairness.


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NBA rookie power rankings: Celtics' Jayson Tatum playing well beyond his years

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:36:28 -0500

Tatum has been a major contributor thus far for the Celtics, who are riding an NBA-best 16-game winning streak.


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Week 5 NBA power rankings: Celtics keep rolling, Cavaliers crack top 10

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:37:52 -0500

Boston's win over Golden State has them at the No. 1 spot yet again, while teams like the Cavs, Timberwolves and Trail Blazers are into the top 10.


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Stan Van Gundy rips President Trump for focusing on Ball, Lynch

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:45:32 -0500

Stan Van Gundy says the President of the United States should have something more important to focus on than LaVar Ball and Marshawn Lynch.


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David Lee, two-time NBA All-Star, announces retirement on Instagram

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:12:12 -0500

David Lee, who recently announced his engagement to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, was a member of the 2015 champion Golden State Warriors.


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Cavs' Isaiah Thomas on hip rehab: 'I see what people say' about my ability

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:46:48 -0500

Isaiah Thomas opened up in an extended conversation with USA TODAY Sports about what's motivating him during rehab.


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Brooklyn Nets' D'Angelo Russell has arthroscopic knee surgery

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:19:27 -0500

After leaving a game last week with a left knee contusion, Brooklyn Nets' D'Angelo Russell had arthroscopic surgery, no time on when he'll be back.


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Warriors' Stephen Curry quips 'very, very likely' to meet Celtics in Finals

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:29:36 -0500

Stephen Curry rolled with the punches when asked about the possibility of facing the Celtics in the NBA Finals.


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LaVar Ball's master NBA plan takes hit with LiAngelo Ball suspension

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:41:04 -0500

LiAngelo Ball wasn't on draft lists before the China shoplifting, but his indefinite suspension at UCLA will make a climb to the pros even harder.


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Karl-Anthony Towns says NBA should remove marijuana from list of banned substances

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:11:57 -0500

Timberwolves star says possible legalization and benefits of marijuana are discussed among NBA players.


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NBA MVP power rankings: Kristaps Porzingis a legitimate candidate

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:24:18 -0500

Porzingis is up to No. 4 in the rankings, while James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo hold steady at the top.


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Kyrie Irving returns to lift Boston Celtics to 13th straight win

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:25:36 -0500

Kyrie Irving scored 25 points while wearing a mask after suffering a minor facial fracture.


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Week 4 NBA power rankings: Celtics make history; Warriors, Rockets stay hot

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:01:01 -0500

The Celtics are No. 1 for the second consecutive week, but the Warriors, Rockets and Pistons are close behind.


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Signed Michael Jordan jersey for sick girl stolen from grandfather's house

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:21:18 -0500

A Chicago Bulls jersey signed by Michael Jordan for a sick little girl in 1995 has been stolen from her grandfather's house after it was fire damaged.


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NBA A to Z podcast page

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:13:48 -0500

USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick, Jeff Zillgitt and Kevin Spain weekly NBA podcast


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Sights and sounds: Warriors players share highlights from fantastic preseason China trip

Sun, 8 Oct 2017 17:32:50 -0400

Now on their way home, some of the Warriors shared a few of their best memories from their preseason China trip.


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When athletes share their battles with mental illness

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:20:28 -0400

Roughly one in five Americans suffer from mental illnesses. Athletes might be more at risk


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