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In tense political times, NBA heading to Israel this summer

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:30:34 GMT2017-04-26T13:30:34Z

As the NBA prepares to bring its Basketball Without Borders program to Israel this summer, league officials hope that the first trip to the country can help bring children together during a time of increasing tension....

Cleveland OKs last chunk of financing to upgrade Cavs' arena

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:25:27 GMT2017-04-26T12:25:27Z

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland officials have committed the final chunk of financing for $140 million in upgrades planned at the Cavaliers' home arena....

Hayward scores 27, Jazz beat Clippers 96-92 to take 3-2 lead

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:55:48 GMT2017-04-26T06:55:48Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Still weak and lacking his usual energy after a bout with food poisoning, Gordon Hayward leaned on his teammates. They came up big....

Rockets determined to play better in conference semis

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:21:53 GMT2017-04-26T06:21:53Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden and the Houston Rockets are feeling great heading into the Western Conference semifinals for one big reason....

NBA Playoff Capsules

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:36:14 GMT2017-04-26T05:36:14Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped Houston overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over Oklahoma City on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference semifinals....

Drake to host first-ever 'NBA Awards' on June 26

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:15:23 GMT2017-04-25T14:15:23Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Drake will host the NBA's first-ever awards show this June....

Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:10 GMT2017-04-25T07:00:10Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Warriors can breathe for a bit after a first-round series filled with drama....